Rocket fire tested — but didn't break — a week-old cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists Friday night. And the EU made concessions to Russia on a trade pact.
The president's proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.
If you weren't far enough in the north — or well-rested enough – to see the show, don't worry: stunning images were posted to Twitter and elsewhere. Here's a selection.
In the wake of players being accused of domestic abuse, the NFL has enacted a tougher policy on domestic violence. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks to correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest sports news.
Former Ambassador Fred Hof tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that air power is not enough to defeat the Islamic State. A ground component, even if it is not American, is needed for long-term success, he says.
Many were disappointed when President Obama announced he would delay immigration reform until after mid-term elections. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to White House domestic policy chief Cecilia Munoz.
Oak Ridge Military Academy looked as if it was going to close a few years ago because of low enrollment. The academy turned things around by appealing to international students, from Asia to Africa.
The Parents Circle is a group of Israeli and Palestinian mothers and fathers who have lost children in the conflict. Two of them visited NPR and said this summer's war has only made conditions worse.
A federal judge has struck down an Ohio law that banned lies in political ads. He ruled that it is up to voters to decide what the truth is.
The attack killed one trooper and left another wounded, police say. The troopers were shot during a shift change at a barracks in Pike County in northeast Pennsylvania.
U.S. aid is beginning to flow into the countries fighting the deadly virus. But while protective equipment and food supplies are vital, what's really needed now are health workers.
More young people are trying their hand at farming, hoping to make a living out of it. But, as it turns out, passion and grit are just a few of the prerequisites for success.
Jeff Lucey deployed to Iraq with the Marines in 2003. He returned home later that year, and initially, all seemed well. But it slowly became apparent that Lucey was struggling with invisible wounds.
The Daily Show correspondent will become the first black co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says his hire could help diversify comedy well beyond NBC.
In our weekly roundup, the battle against big cable showed up on many of our favorite websites. And Apple's new mobile payment system and watch announcement made it a big week for tech news.
"The reliance on air power has all of the attraction of casual sex: It seems to offer gratification but with very little commitment," retired Gen. Michael Hayden told US News.
The charges relate to reckless or negligent injury to his son, who was visiting the Minnesota Vikings running back in Texas in May.
Three federal judges heard arguments Friday over whether a Texas law that would, in effect, shutter 11 health clinics that perform abortions puts an undue burden on women.
In June, Danny Ferry said veteran forward Luon Deng "has a little African in him ... he's like a guy who would have a nice store out front but sell you counterfeit stuff out of the back."
Of all the variables in the U.S. battle against the Islamic State, public opinion in America may be one of the hardest to predict.