Authorities have arrested the 58-year-old aviation technician whom they accuse of trying to blow up the Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita. The alleged plot was thwarted by undercover officials.
The storm dubbed Alexa has blown tents down in Syrian refugee camps and flooded parts of the Gaza Strip. It has also given Jerusalem its heaviest snowfall in 50 years, and Cairo its first snow in decades.
The adults face charges related to the alleged cover-up of the notorious crime or their alleged failure to report child abuse. One school official also faces a charge related to an alleged second sexual assault of a young girl. That school principal is accused of failing to report the incident.
Standing just a few feet away from President Obama and other world leaders, a man on stage at Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela made what members of the deaf community say were meaningless gestures, not sign language. Now there's word that he's faced murder and other charges in the past.
One reason North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his uncle executed, some analysts say, is that he felt disrespected. The uncle, Jang Song Thaek, allegedly failed to applaud with enough enthusiasm when Kim was given a key post. It's also thought that Kim wanted to send a message: Don't mess with me.
Also: The fear of Friday the 13th; the Senate continues its slowed down marathon nomination process; the Philippines raises the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan; and London will get its first whiskey distillery since all were closed more than a century ago.
Also: The Dictionary of American Regional English goes digital; Alice Gregory on the literature of anorexia; the censorship policies at Guantánamo Bay.
If you can pronounce that long word, you'll be cured of any Friday the 13th fears, according to some. NPR's Korva Coleman offers an audio pronunciation guide.
The nonpartisan PolitiFact has given the president's claim about his health care program a dubious honor. Obama said that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it." When it became clear that wasn't correct, the White House tried to "rewrite his slogan," the fact checkers say.
Some African leaders transformed their home villages into monuments glorifying themselves. Nelson Mandela rejected such extravagance and will be buried Sunday in a tiny farming village that's barely changed since he ran across its green rolling hills nearly a century ago.
Two men are charged in Kansas and six others in Iowa with conspiring to steal patented seeds from some of the nation's leading seed developers.
Robert Levinson vanished in Iran in 2007. His family hasn't received proof of life in more than two years.
The inspectors' final report confirms some earlier allegations, citing "clear and convincing evidence" that the weapons were used against civilians in Ghouta, near Damascus. Other cases were less clear.
The two-year deal passed despite opposition from Republicans who are part of the Tea Party faction. It was announced earlier this week, after being pounded out by Rep. Paul Ryan R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Aviation Week says the classified surveillance drone, which is meant to replace the Cold War-era SR-71 Blackbird, has begun test flights at Area 51.
Jang Song Thaek, who had been a key figure in helping his nephew consolidate power after his father's death, was executed after being found guilty of treason.
Harvard graduate students testing preschoolers who got music training said they could not establish a link between the exposure and improved IQs.
Suthep Thaugsuban says the supreme commanders of the army, navy, air force and police have agreed to meet him in a move likely to spark concerns of a possible coup.
The 16-year-old from a rich family got drunk and got behind the wheel of a pickup truck. There's been a lot of reaction to the news that he wasn't sentenced to prison, but will instead enter treatment and be on probation. Was his "affluenza" defense justified?
Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah was hanged Thursday for crimes committed during the country's 1971 war of independence. He's the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal to be executed.