The NFL's first openly gay player was released by the St. Louis Rams last week. Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett said the decision to add Sam to the practice roster "is about football."
The Minneapolis Police Department is replenishing its ranks after losing several dozen veteran officers to retirement this year. The department is not as racially diverse as the city as a whole.
Millions of children are heading back to school, and to mark the traditional start of the school year, we've asked reporters from member stations around the country to bring us the sounds.
Dr. Rick Sacra cared for pregnant women and for children in the obstetrics ward of ELWA Hospital in Liberia, run by the Christian Aid group SIM. He is the third American diagnosed with the disease.
Associate Attorney General Tony West served as the point man for the Obama administration's efforts to recover taxpayer money in settlements related to residential-mortgage-backed securities.
The crisis in Ukraine is exactly the type of confrontation that NATO wanted to preempt by expanding eastward over the past two decades. Yet Russia still views NATO as a threat.
The cause was mantle cell lymphoma, his lawyer said. He and his brother, Mark, turned their father in to authorities in 2008 upon learning of his Ponzi scheme. Mark Madoff killed himself in 2010.
Naif Khalif Omar, a 33-year-old Yazidi, had survived the worst of the violence unleashed by the militants of the Islamic State. In the end, despair, and a self-inflicted gunshot wound, killed him.