Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the U.S. is using surveillance drones to try to locate more than 270 kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria.
Glenn Greenwald, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who helped to break stories about mass surveillance in the United States, is making more revelations in a new book coming out Tuesday.
Media industry veteran Jarl Mohn will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors has announced.
A new U.S. government report released Tuesday finds that climate change is already having a broad impact on both weather and the economy.
The acting government in Kiev dispatched a special police unit to try to control the deadly clashes in the southern Ukrainian port city of Odessa.
Ukrainian forces have launched what appears to be a major operation to rout pro-Russia forces from occupied government buildings in the country's east. Two helicopters were shot down by separatists, killing the pilots, both sides report.
Noting that one in five women is sexually assaulted in college, the White House is releasing new guidelines to help victims of that violence, and to improve the way schools handle such cases. Campus sexual assaults are notoriously under-reported, and schools' disciplinary processes vary widely.
The White House announced sanctions Monday against seven top Russian officials with links to President Vladimir Putin, including freezing their assets and banning them from obtaining U.S. visas.
Tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma overnight, killing at least 17 people and leveling neighborhoods.
The likelihood of the upcoming climbing season on Mount Everest being canceled altogether seemed to veer from very possible to very unlikely to somewhere in between within the space of less than an hour on Tuesday as news reports came in from the world's tallest mountain.