The snowstorm hitting the northeast is having a major impact in Boston. Steve Inskeep checks in with WBUR's Anne Mostue for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.
Two police officers were injured and the gunman was killed. The officers had just been sworn in to the New Hope police force.
In celestial terms, asteroid 2004 BL86 buzzed the Earth, coming within 745,000 miles. Scientists were able to get a close look and capture some stunning imagery.
The forecasts had called for up to 30 inches of snow for the city, but the historic storm failed to materialize. By early morning, however, parts of Massachusetts had gotten more than a foot of snow.
After a long legal battle waged by a family member, the remains of Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder have been identified by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.
Almost 680,000 children in the United States were victims of abuse in 2013. And state and local governments aren't doing enough to report abuse and investigate it, an independent report finds.
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A series of military confrontations and growing tensions between Western Europe and Russia means armed conflict in northern Europe seems plausible — and shows how ill-prepared the region is now.
In areas such as New York City, the worst of the snow is expected to hit around midnight. The next time the city will have less than a 50 percent chance of snow won't come until 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.
A week after an Argentine prosecutor was found dead on the eve of his testimony about an alleged government cover-up of a terrorist attack, President Cristina Fernandez unveils a new plan.
The Syrian town was not seen as militarily important, but Islamic State propaganda bumped it up the list of targets.
Oil industry representatives are criticizing the decision, but analysts say the shale revolution will buy the industry time to develop safe technology in the threatened environment.
The administration wants to tie more of Medicare's spending on health care to quality and to encourage doctors and hospitals to be more frugal in their spending.
Jeffrey Sterling was fired from the CIA in 2002. His case has drawn wide attention in part because he was accused of giving secret information to James Risen of The New York Times.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys are again asking that his trial, now in the jury selection phase, be moved. Lawyers say they have data showing that enough impartial jurors cannot be found in the city.
At its closest point, asteroid 2004 BL86 came within about 750,000 miles from Earth — or almost three times farther away than the moon.
Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects say no.
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Girl Scout Cookies in a new form. Coffeemate has somehow blended them into nondairy creamer, so you can start your day the disturbing way.
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News last week that SkyMall's parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection inspired an outpouring of odes to the kitschy in-flight catalog.