President Obama said it was an important step in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, but added that Syria must still destroy its other weapons production facilities.
The previous cease-fire lasted five days and expired at midnight. Unlike other deal extensions, there have been no reports of rockets fired or Israeli action. Talks continue with mediators in Egypt.
Using a new technology, scientists have created a vaccine for an emerging mosquito-borne virus. The vaccine was safe and produced some degree of immunity in a preliminary study.
Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries — but most won’t.
In weighing whether to travel to Ferguson, Mo., himself, President Obama said he had to be careful not to prejudge the events surrounding Michael Brown’s death before the investigations are complete.
This third-largest wildfire in California’s history struck the area near Yosemite National Park. Since then, controversy has broken out over whether to log the trees and replant seedlings.
While agreements with 10 more unions need to be reached by Tuesday night, the deal struck with two of the Met’s major unions represents a major turning point in a bitter dispute.
The Yazidis are a small religious minority and have faced persecution again and again over the centuries. Some say it is now time to leave Iraq for good.
Dorian Johnson was with Michael Brown on the night that he was shot by police in Ferguson, Mo. Freeman Bosley, Johnson’s attorney and a former mayor of St. Louis, speaks about the situation.
Requested by the family, a preliminary, independent autopsy has found that Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot six times by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.
Women have been moving for their husbands’ jobs for decades. But today, more men are following in their partners’ footsteps — and grappling with the implications for their own careers.
NPR TV critic Eric Deggans offers four suggestions beyond replacing host David Gregory for revitalizing NBC’s Sunday politics show, based on his own experience as a CNN guest host.
The “patient biocontainment unit” at Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities in the U.S. specially equipped to handle the most serious infectious diseases.
But the jihadist Islamic State said it still controls the dam, and that fighting is ongoing. If the Kurdish claim is confirmed, it would deal the militants their first major reversal since June.
Members of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after the suburb of Ferguson saw new violence at a protest over an unarmed teenager killed by police.