Indian officials are reporting far fewer casualties than had been feared when the large and powerful cyclone Phailin struck the country’s east coast Saturday. But the storm, which forced the evacuation of nearly 1 million people, has left flooding and destruction in its path.
Months ahead of the Winter Olympics in Russia, where controversy surrounds a law that targets homosexuality, the U.S. Olympic Committee adds protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation to its policies.
The handling of an oil spill in North Dakota is raising questions, after a state agency waited to tell the public it had taken place. A wheat farmer was the first to recognize the spill had happened; it became public knowledge nearly two weeks later.
Thanks to agreements between the Department of the Interior and several states, a dozen popular national parks are open again, at least temporarily.
Secretary of State John Kerry and President Hamid Karzai held discussions Friday and Saturday on a deal to keep the U.S. military in the country beyond the 2014 pullout date for most U.S. and NATO troops.
Speculation is rife about what exactly went on in Thursday afternoon’s closed-door White House meeting between top House Republicans and President Obama and whether it can produce a breakthrough.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a watchdog group that is overseeing efforts in Syria to eliminate its chemical stockpile, has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Scott Carpenter, the fourth American astronaut to fly in space and the second to orbit Earth, died on Thursday, a NASA official tells NPR.
“The building behind me serves as a moral compass, not only for our country but for the world. And over my dead body are we going to find trash pouring out of these trash cans,” Chris Cox said.
It’s Day 10 of the partial federal government shutdown, and the big news is a meeting between President Obama and a select group of House Republicans.