Kurdish Forces Push Offensive To Retake Sinjar From ISIS
Days after breaking the siege of Mount Sinjar and freeing trapped Yazidis there, peshmerga forces were pressing an offensive to retake the town itself from the Islamist militia.
GOP Sens. Rubio, Paul Square Off Over Cuba Policy Shift
Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.
Tunisia, Cradle Of Arab Spring, In Historic Presidential Vote
The election pits interim President Moncef Marzouki against challenger Beji Caid Essebsi, who held a post in the ousted regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'
On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.
A History Lesson On The Philippines, Stuffed In A Christmas Chicken
Rellenong manok is a deboned chicken filled with a jumble of ingredients. If it seems hard to pin down how this dish got all its fillings, it's because of the complexity of the Philippines' culture.
Ready To Hit The Cuban Beach? Americans Still Have To Wait
Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.
Gunman Made Anti-Police Posts Before Killing NYPD Officers
The assailant, identified as 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have shot his ex-girlfriend and then used her Instagram account to post threatening messages.
With Election, Tunisia Solidifies Its Democracy Success Story
Tunisians are casting a historic vote as they choose their first elected president. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Leila Fadel about the bright spot in a region roiled with violence.
Filmmaker: Sony Hack Will Make Satirists Think Twice About Content
Sony has canceled its new film, The Interview, which depicts the assassination of North Korea's leader. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with filmmaker Kevin Smith about writing controversial comedies.
On The Pakistani Taliban: 'You Can't Do Politics ... Killing Children'
Peshawar, Pakistan, has long been a breeding ground for the Taliban. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Pakistan expert Michael Semple in the wake of the school massacre that left more than 140 dead.
Two Cops Killed In Brooklyn; Fleeing Suspect Kills Himself
Two police officers have been killed in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspect fled and killed himself on a subway platform. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to WNYC reporter Robert Lewis for the latest.
Is This A Goat Or A Sheep? It's Harder Than You Think
True confession: Our editors mistook a sheep for a goat. Now we've learned a lot about how cool sheep really are. Maybe our blog should be ... "Sheep and Soda?"
Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do?
If TV and movie nurses took care of us when we're sick, we'd be in a heap of trouble. Those images of nutty, slutty and clueless nurses are bad news for the profession, and for patients.
For Norwegian-Americans, Christmas Cheer Is Wrapped Up In Lefse
For many Norwegian-American families, the most anticipated Christmas treat isn't chocolate or sugar-dusted cookies. It's a simple potato-based pancake, spread with butter and sugar or jam.
Muhammad Ali Hospitalized With Mild Pneumonia
A spokesman said Saturday that the 72-year-old boxing great is in stable condition, and that his prognosis is good because the pneumonia was caught early.