US & World

Putin visits Italy, pope as US seeks more Vatican criticism

While the pope has deplored the loss of life in Ukraine and called for all sides to respect the cease-fire, he has not publicly placed any blame on Russia.

NPR Red Cross investigation prompts call for a congressional hearing

The joint NPR/ProPublica probe found the charity raised nearly half a billion dollars after 2010 Haiti earthquake, but has little to show for it.

Court upholds key parts of Texas' strict anti-abortion law

The decision could leave as few as seven abortion clinics in the nation's second largest state. Texas currently has about 17 abortion providers.

US gets win against tough Australia in World Cup opener

The US fought off an aggressive Australian team in its first game Monday at the World Cup, to come away with a win, and an important three points in pool play.

Brief film taken before Earhart's last flight surfaces

A very dark, grainy 3.5-minute home movie has surfaced that shows Amelia Earhart on the day before her fateful attempt to fly around the world.

Gay couples in Guam start applying for marriage licenses

Couples on Tuesday morning local time lined up at the Office of Vital Statistics, where marriage licenses are issued. Two lesbian couples were among the first seeking marriage.

After spending millions on communications, Homeland Security fails radio test

The department has spent heavily so first responders from different agencies can communicate with one another. The Office of the Inspector General reports there's still a lot of static.

Mexico elections: a win for an independent candidate amid violence, protests

In Mexico's mid-term elections, voters elected an independent governor and President Enrique Peña Nieto's party maintained control of Congress amid heavy troop presence and protests.

Turkey's ruling party will lose its majority, preliminary results show

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's governing Justice and Development Party was hoping to secure a big majority. Instead they may be forced to share power with their rivals.

Obama at G-7: West must stand up to 'Russian aggression'

The president arrived in Bavaria for the summit, where Western leaders are due to discuss the situation in Ukraine and how to prevent Greece from defaulting on its sovereign debt.

American Pharoah becomes 12th ever Triple Crown winner

The short-tailed horse's victory breaks a 37-year drought. It was the longest stretch without a Triple Crown winner in history.

Saudis shoot down Scud missile fired by Yemen rebels

The Cold War-era rocket, which appeared to be targeted at a major air base in the kingdom's south, was brought down by Patriot missiles, officials say.

Beau Biden remembered In Delaware service

The former attorney general and Iraq War veteran was being laid to rest in a Catholic ceremony in Wilmington.

Mexican elections marred by pre-balloting violence

Protestors have clashed with the military and police in several states in Mexico ahead of the country's Sunday Congressional, governor and mayoral elections.

Irish soccer details $7 million FIFA payment over handball

While earlier news has alleged hefty bribes over the awarding of the tournament, this case centers on a pivotal play in a World Cup playoff game.

Why are only 3 observant Sikh men serving in the US military?

The Pentagon's ban on facial hair and religious headgear has long been an obstacle for Sikh men, who wear turbans and don't cut their hair.