That’s not one of the four questions asked at the Seder, but it’s a good question — and there’s a timely answer.
“It’s necessary, it’s a sacrifice,” Electricity Minister Luis Motta Dominguez told the country on Thursday. The news broke as Venezuela’s largest brewer said it will be suspending beer production.
The cruise company says Cuba has relaxed its ban on Cuban-born people returning to the island by boat.
Lynda Trang Dai, known as the “Vietnamese Madonna,” performs around the world. Back home in California, she’s got a different starring role: she’s the only one to whip up her sandwiches’ secret sauce.
Monday at 9 p.m., we’ll bring you live, special coverage of the Iowa caucuses. That’s on New England Public Radio, the NEPR News Network and at NEPR.net.
Authorities announced in April that 10 men had been convicted in the attack on the youth activist. Now they say all but two were actually “secretly acquitted” and set free.
India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority said that the soups were “unsafe and hazardous for human consumption.” Nestlé said the products had not been tested properly.
The Labor Department says the jobless rate increased to 5.5 percent as more Americans who had been sitting on the sidelines begin looking for work.
No Republican has won the White House without winning Ohio. That’s one reason Ohio Gov. John Kasich is the latest GOP candidate to give serious consideration to a White House bid.
Discussing the case of a North Charleston, S.C., officer shooting an unarmed man in the back, police chief Eddie Driggers said Wednesday, “I have been praying for peace.”
Yemen is in chaos. But behind the headlines of war and poverty are generous and gentle people. Photographer Stephanie Sinclair recalls her most recent visit and shares some of her photos.
Achieving pregnancy with in vitro fertilization depends largely on your age. But other factors contribute, too. A study compares two online tools aimed at giving couples a realistic sense of the odds.
Ellen Stofan’s colleagues on a panel agreed with that assessment. But Stofan was quick to point out: “We are not talking about little green men. We are talking about little microbes.”
Confirming a long-anticipated move, the NFL has hired its first female official on a full-time basis. Sarah Thomas, 42, has spent nearly a decade working her way through the ranks in the NCAA.
Oyster, the subscription e-book service, says it is opening up a retail component and has the Big Five publishers on board. The move sets up Oyster to challenge Amazon.