World leaders gather at the United Nations for the annual General Assembly debate, and this year against the backdrop of multiple crises. It could be difficult for diplomats to make priorities with so many key issues at stake: the Ebola crisis, terrorism in the Middle East and the war in Ukraine — just to name a few.
A handful of Major League Baseball teams have clinched their divisions — others are in tight races. This is the final week of baseball's regular season.
New details are emerging about Friday's incident when a man scaled a fence and reached the White House before the Secret Service subdued him. The incident is prompting questions about lax security — questions Congress will examine in a hearing next week.
Newark, New Jersey, is taking a new approach to its crime problem: installing hundreds of street signs with phrases like "Follow Dreams, Not Crowds." Artist Killy Kilford launches the art partnership "Love Up Guns Down" next month. Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish report.
The city's pubic housing agency wants to hike rents for current residents who are able to work and are not disabled. But that announcement has led to an outcry from those in public housing.
The Pentagon says Islamic State targets in Syria were pounded using fighters, bombers and Tomahawk sea-based missiles. We examine the regional impact of the strikes on ISIS headquarters in Raqqa.
The United States and its allies expanded their assault against the Islamic State on Monday. The Pentagon says targets inside Syria were hit for the first time. The attacks are focused on ISIS buildings and other assets around the group's base of Raqqa. No damage assessment yet.
One new fall TV offering is getting a lot of buzz. Black-ish takes a look a middle-class black suburban family. The show airs in the same month The Cosby Show celebrates its 30th anniversary.
They're meant to discourage tax inversions by U.S. corporations. Inversions take place when a company merges with a foreign partner and re-incorporates overseas as a way to avoid U.S. taxes.
Even after a deal was reached to create a new government, fighting raged between the rebels and Sunni militants. Audie Cornish talks to Iona Craig, who is reporting from Sanaa for The Times of London.
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were just starting to see economic progress after years of conflict. The blow of Ebola, says the World Bank, could be "catastrophic."
Justin McCowan wanted to help find a cure for Alzheimer's because it's more common in people like him who have Down syndrome. He died in his sleep last week at age 40.
As the availability of mental health services has declined, many police departments have trained Crisis Intervention Teams to respond to people with mental illness.
Cassatt gave the three well-loved, wooden boxes of pastels to a friend's 10-year-old granddaughter, who later recalled: "I wasted lots of them on playing and swapping them with my friends."
The nation is the world's third-largest arms exporter, and many weapons go to countries with questionable human rights records. Sigmar Gabriel wants to change that — but not all Germans are on board.
The Dublin soccer team tweeted a photo of the cash and a note from actor Daniel Radcliffe, that read, "I couldn't live with myself if I didn't honor my word and pay you back."
Trevor Christensen of Utah takes nude photographs. The subjects are not nude. The photographer is. He wants a picture of how you look when you see the photographer is wearing nothing.
A muddy river in the Canadian province of New Brunswick is developing a reputation for its waves. A pair of surfers set a distance record, riding the wave of a tidal bore up the Petitcodiac River.