In the States
Dec 10, 2013 — A herd of goats make a seemingly miraculous escape from an avalanche in the Alps.
Dec 10, 2013 — President Obama shook hands Tuesday with Cuban leader Raul Castro, a move that led to speculation about the future of ties between the two Cold War-era foes. But one expert says none of the issues separating the U.S. and Cuba will be resolved by a handshake alone.
Dec 10, 2013 — During his visit to WXPN's studios, the indie singer-songwriter performs songs from his latest record, Dream River. Download a live version of his drum-flecked, psychedelic "Javelin Unlanding."
Dec 10, 2013 — The Volcker rule, a key part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law, prevents banks from using government-insured money to make speculative bets.
Dec 10, 2013 — Far from the glitz of South Beach or the tourist mecca of the Magic Kingdom is northern Florida. It stretches from the Gulf coast, through pine forests, to Jacksonville on the Atlantic. Information about Obamacare can be hard to come by for residents, many of whom are working poor and could benefit from the law.
Dec 10, 2013 — The once-sleepy tourist town of Noel, Mo., in the heart of the Ozark mountains, is now home to hundreds of immigrants and newly arrived refugees, thanks largely to the huge Tyson Food, Inc., poultry plant. And since the town lacks the infrastructure to serve these new residents, schools have become the de facto safety net.
Dec 10, 2013 — The latest installment in the Hobbit movie trilogy opens this week. And some hard-core fans plan to celebrate not just with a marathon screening of the Lord of The Ring films that came before it, but with a full day of feasting — seven meals, hobbit-style. We offer up a sample menu.
Dec 10, 2013 — Jang Song Thaek was China's prime contact in North Korea and considered a sort of regent for the young leader, Kim Jong Un.
Dec 10, 2013 — Scientists measured temperatures of -137 Fahrenheit on the highest section of the East Antarctic ice divide. That's almost 10 degrees colder than the previous record.
Dec 10, 2013 — The number two Republican in the Senate is the latest GOP incumbent to receive a challenge from the right. In a surprise move, Rep. Steve Stockman, a conservative firebrand with a knack for stirring controversy, entered the 2014 Senate race Monday just before the state's filing deadline.