Yahoo will lay off 2,000 employees in an attempt to save money and restructure the company. Despite an enormous Web audience, Yahoo has struggled to build an identity as social media has taken off. It is currently embroiled in a big patent dispute with Facebook.
The Pentagon approved charges against the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men, starting a 30 day clock before they must appear to answer the charges. The prosecutor will seek the death penalty if they are convicted. Audie Cornish talks to Dina Temple-Raston for more.
President Obama signaled the opening of the general election campaign on Tuesday in a blistering speech before the American Society of News Editors. On Wednesday, Obama's likely rival in the fall — former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney — delivered an address before the same group.
Artist Elizabeth Catlett began creating powerful images of strong African-Americans before World War II, when the art world had little interest in such portrayals. Yet she held to her convictions, and today her etchings and sculptures are in major museums around the world.
Catlett died in her sleep Monday, at age 96.
'She Was Really A Trailblazer'
Catlett's art strikes a visceral chord in people who see it — whether they're casual observers or fellow artists like Renee Cox.
The relationship between the U.S. and China is full of asymmetries. We see them as growing rapidly in economic and military power. They see us as a country on the decline. We see U.S. China policy as trying to get Beijing to play a more constructive role within established international rules and systems. They see us as trying to contain or frustrate assumption of global power. Name a big global issue - North Korea, Iran, Syria, monetary policy - and the two countries are likely arguing about it.
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A New England company thinks it's tackled a problem that has been vexing the auto industry for decades - how to make a car fly. For about $300,000, you buy a plane that drives on the ground and parks in your garage. It's called the Transition and it's meant to be just that, bridging the gap between road and sky.
NPR's Sonari Glinton has our story from the New York Auto Show.