Mar 17, 2014 — Researchers say they have found direct evidence of a mysterious and ultrarapid expansion of the universe in the first sliver of a second after the Big Bang.
Mar 17, 2014 — President Obama says the U.S. will not recognize Crimea's moves to split from Ukraine. In Moscow, President Vladimir Putin signs an order recognizing Crimea as an independent state.
Mar 17, 2014 — There's still no sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing on March 8. Was the informal "good night" from the jet a sign it had been taken over or that the crew is involved?
Mar 17, 2014 — The Obama administration is ordering new sanctions against 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials. The move is designed to penalize Russia for efforts to split Crimea away from Ukraine.
Mar 17, 2014 — Janet Murguia of the National Council of La Raza recently called President Obama 'deporter in chief.' She discusses the administration's review of deportations with Fernando Espuelas of Univision.
Mar 17, 2014 — With the Illinois economy and state finances in bad shape, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has a rough re-election ahead of him. But he's been counted out before and his likely GOP foe has flaws of his own.
Health & Science
Mar 17, 2014 — Physicists using data from an Antarctica telescope say they've observed evidence of primordial gravity waves — in other words, echoes of the Big Bang. If real, this may be a big advance for physics.
Mar 17, 2014 — Paris is suffering from the worst smog it's seen in decades. Associated Press Paris Bureau Chief Angela Charltan explains the ways the city's dealing with the smog, including restrictions on drivers.
Mar 17, 2014 — At issue in Iran nuclear talks is a heavy water reactor the country is building. Iran says it wants the reactor for medical research, but the West is worried that such reactors can produce plutonium.
Mar 17, 2014 — The price and difficulty of building robots has fallen, and Google has scooped a half-dozen robotics firms. It's a safe bet that bots will be an increasing part of our workplaces and daily lives.
Mar 17, 2014 — Beer makers Guinness and Sam Adams withdrew sponsorship from New York and Boston's St. Patrick Day parades, respectively, over the exclusion of openly gay, lesbian and transgender participants.
Mar 17, 2014 — This is separate from General Motors' recall of 1.6 million small cars for a problem with ignition switches. The company believes the recalls will trim $300 million from profits this quarter.
Arts & Entertainment
Mar 17, 2014 — In his directorial debut, Bad Words, the Arrested Development star plays an adult who competes in a kids' spelling bee. He talked to NPR's Audie Cornish about what it's like to play the heavy.
Mar 17, 2014 — The new Veronica Mars movie is unsatisfying in part because it continues a juvenile approach to a love story that's no longer about adolescence.
Mar 17, 2014 — March giveth and it taketh away, depending on which coast you call home. Sunny California is suffering a drought. On the East Coast, more snow. Here are some big-screen stories to help pass the time.
Mar 16, 2014 — On the surface, the two regions couldn't be more different. But both impose their burdens on women and have plenty of sexism to go around.
Mar 14, 2014 — Lisa Garzone and Megan Smith both loved the same man, at very different times in his life. They sat down recently to talk about him — and the friendship they found after his death.
Mar 13, 2014 — With apps like Spritz and Spreeder, speed-reading is all the rage. But maybe the solution is writing faster: Decide important things. Write those. Understand?