Focusing on Iraq's fight may be missing the point. Under the surface is a more fundamental war between al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
The Stimson Center concludes that targeted killing operations may have protected Americans at home, but come at a heavy price abroad.
The plot of The Interview, which also stars James Franco, involves a television journalist and his producer who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The Immigrant and Zinda Bhaag are idea-driven films that delve into the global arc of migration from different corners of the world.
A woman in Belfast, Northern Ireland, says she found a handwritten plea for help in a pair of pants she bought from a discount retailer in 2011 but had not worn until recently.
That story about the passing of the Old Guard? Or the one about the resurgence of the Tea Party? Not so fast, the voters still seem to be saying.
The U.S. has no major museum dedicated to food and drink, but a group of upstart foodies says it can change that. The first exhibition will feature technology that revolutionized breakfast cereal.
Minority Sunnis are helping the militants sweeping Iraq's north and west. The support of ordinary Sunnis shows how difficult it will be to reverse the sectarian partition that's already happening.
The longtime New York Democratic congressman edged out challenger Adriano Espaillat in a rematch of their 2012 primary nail-biter.
Spanish Princess Infanta Cristina has been charged with money laundering. She faces 11 years behind bars for allegedly embezzling public money through fake charities.
Chemicals and other toxic substances in the environment can cause premature birth, birth defects and developmental delays, but obstetricians say they're reluctant to discuss the threats with patients.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Utah's same-sex marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution. The decision marks the first time that a federal appeals court ruled on the issue.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals called marriage a fundamental right that shouldn't be determined at the ballot box. It marks the first time that a federal appeals court has ruled on the issue.
Tuesday featured an extensive slew of primaries across the U.S. To learn more about the results, and what they mean for the midterm elections, Audie Cornish turns to NPR's Ron Elving for more.
In a result that came as a surprise to some observers, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran won the GOP nomination in Mississippi's Senate primary. The tight election, which also featured Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel, came down to a runoff decided late Tuesday night.
The U.S. Export-Import Bank now finds itself embroiled in controversy. New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced his support for letting the bank's charter expire, and only days ago, news surfaced that four officials at the export credit agency are facing allegations of misconduct.
In January, a federal judge rejected a settlement reached by the National Football League and attorneys representing retired players. The $765 million settlement, which had briefly put an end to a lawsuit over players' concussions, was rejected as too low to cover all players and possible future injuries. On Wednesday, though, both parties agreed to revise the suit settlement by removing the monetary cap.
ISIS issues annual reports and launched a Twitter app, and its financiers track money flows on spreadsheets. It's professionalized its operations while inflicting more casualties than al-Qaida.
An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 183 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its spiritual leader, Mohamed Badie. For more on the sentencing, and the charges of violence on which they were convicted, Melissa Block speaks with Ziad Abdel Tawab, the deputy director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court has ruled to limit law enforcement's right to warrantless searches of cellphone data. While the court left the door open to such warrantless searches in some emergency situations, the decision largely spelled a victory for privacy advocates.