In the sport many call "murder ball on ice," Russia defeated the U.S., 2-1, in early rounds. But now they're going for gold. The game starts at noon, Eastern Time.
Severe drought in the West forced the Mt. Ashland Ski Area in Oregon to do what it hasn't for 50 years. It closed for the season this week due to lack of snow.
Last month alone 20,000 people, mostly Muslim, fled inter-religious violence in Central African Republic and entered Cameroon. UN agencies and NGOs are now tasked with caring for them.
This weekend marks the third anniversary of the Syrian uprising. For perspective, NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Yassin Haj Saleh, a Syrian writer who spent 16 years in Syrian prisons.
Malaysia's Prime Minister said Saturday that the missing airline left its planned route as the result of deliberate action by someone aboard. NPR's Anthony Kuhn gives NPR's Jacki Lyden the latest.
The Union Jack may not last long in the New Zealand flag. NPR's Jacki Lyden talks to journalist Tim Watkin about the flag, which some see as a symbol of British colonialism.
Oscar Pistorius' calm demeanor cracked this week. The paralympic champion is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with The Guardian's David Smith.
Is Vladimir Putin insane? Not at all, according to Masha Gessen, author of the political biography, The Man Without a Face. She talks to NPR's Jacki Lyden about Putin's world view.
Crimea will hold a referendum on Sunday about whether to leave Ukraine. With reports of intimidation ahead of the vote, correspondent Gregory Warner gives NPR's Jacki Lyden the latest from Yalta.
Upscale Iranian malls still sell iPads and iPhones and its shops and cafes are stocked and full, but chemical weapons victims have trouble getting medicines and prices for food basics have gone up.
A bipartisan compromise years in the making came apart this week when House GOP leaders inserted into a Medicare bill language that would delay part of the Affordable Care Act.
American Philip Wood was returning to his girlfriend in Beijing after a visit to Texas. He was among the 239 people on board the flight that's been missing since last Saturday.
Looks like the old adage about when it's safe to eat dropped foods may actually be effective for wet, sticky stuff like candies. For carpet-dusted snacks, you can take your sweet time, a study finds.
In a new book, journalist Carl Hoffman lays out the case that when Michael Rockefeller disappeared on an art-collecting trip to New Guinea in 1961, he was likely killed by the local Asmat people.
Malaysia's prime minister says he is now certain that someone disabled the communication systems on the airliner, but he stopped short of calling it a hijacking.