August 30, 2013 While Florida hasn't yet declared victory, more than 128,000 of the destructive creatures have been found and eradicated in the past two years. Labrador retrievers are being used to sniff out the snails.
August 30, 2013 For the victims and witnesses who came from Afghanistan to testify, the U.S. and its justice system were very strange. But seeing Staff Sgt. Robert Bales be sentenced to life in prison for killing 16 civilians brought them some peace. So too does their belief that he will suffer in the afterlife.
August 30, 2013 The White House is expected to soon release more of the evidence it says it has to support the case that the Assad regime used chemical weapons against its own people. Despite the news that Britain won't be joining in any military action, the Obama administration seems determined to go ahead.
August 30, 2013 Called by some the best Irish poet since Yeats, Heaney was 74. He was awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Heaney once told NPR that poems are "stepping stones in one's own sense of oneself. ... You have to conjure the next stepping stone because the stream, we hope, keeps flowing."
August 29, 2013 Robel Phillipos is accused of lying about what two other of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's friends had done. Those two have been charged with trying to destroy evidence that linked Tsarnaev to the marathon bombings.
August 29, 2013 Attorney General Eric Holder is instructing his prosecutors to concentrate instead on cartels, criminal enterprises and those who sell the drug to children.
August 29, 2013 More than 4,500 retired players had been part of the lawsuits. They claimed the league hadn't properly protected them over the years. In the settlement, the NFL does not admit any liability.
August 29, 2013 For several weeks, racist, homophobic and anti-religious posters were put up around the campus. A student also thought she saw a person dressed in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood. The school closed for a day of "solidarity." The students behind the incidents aren't going to be prosecuted.
August 29, 2013 Mars had more of the key minerals needed to get life going, a researcher says. He theorizes that some of the rocks that have traveled from the Red Planet to Earth had those elements and gave life here a kick start.
August 29, 2013 There's been a sharp upward revision in the estimate of how fast gross domestic product expanded. Stronger exports helped push GDP up at a 2.5 percent annual rate.
August 29, 2013 Echoing previous comments by the Obama administration, British intelligence officials have now also said there's no other logical conclusion. Read their report.
August 29, 2013 In 50 cities across the nation, many employees at fast-food restaurants have pledged to walk out. They're hoping to draw attention to their campaign for an increase in the minimum wage.
August 29, 2013 Though the massive fire around Yosemite National Park is now 30 percent contained, it will take more time to surround the blaze. Meanwhile, smoke is making the air unhealthy to breathe across a large area of Northern California and Nevada.
August 29, 2013 The former defense secretary, who led the Pentagon when the U.S. went to war with Iraq, is critical of how the current administration is handling the run-up to what are expected to be military strikes on targets in Syria.