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Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:57

Phoenix police say the officer saw Rumain Brisbon reach into his pocket for something that turned out to be a bottle of oxycodone pills.

A 2012 photo of Zhou Yongkang, the then-Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee member in charge of security. Zhou has been arrested on charges of corruption and leaking state secrets.
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:15

Zhou Yongkang, a senior Communist Party official who retired in 2012, has been under investigation for bribery for months.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:15

The magazine announced it was cutting its publication schedule, moving to New York and rebranding as a digital media company. Two top editors quit Thursday; more than half the masthead resigned today.

Video footage shows a black-clad suspect at the mall in Abu Dhabi where Monday's stabbing took place.
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:04

Authorities say an Emirate woman in her 30s confessed to targeting Ibolya Ryan at an Abu Dhabi mall because she was American. The woman also is suspected in a foiled bomb attack on another American.

Denzel Washington in <em>The Great Debaters.</em>
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:03

As part of the 50 Great Teachers series, NPR Movie Critic Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood's taught us about teachers.

Anthony Keels, bar manager at Verbena in San Francisco, serves up a cocktail made with barrel-aged, dark gin. Keels calls this gin a game-changer.
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:31

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It's quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:15

Why is it that you can share photos so easily online but you can't get a doctor to upload your MRI? An experiment to let patients see and share their scans gets rave reviews from early adopters.

An anamorphic installation portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyate by French artist Bernard Pras.
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:25

When visual tricksters play with perception, things are not always what they seem.

Ruth Coker Burks with her friend Paul Wineland. Wineland's partner was one of many AIDS patients Coker Burks has cared for over the past three decades.
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:58

Ruth Coker Burks has no medical training but has spent decades caring for people with AIDS. "I've buried over 40 people in my family's cemetery," she says, "because their families didn't want them."

The Orion spacecraft awaits its launch in Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:58

The unmanned spaceship, which could one day take astronauts to the Red Planet, circled the planet twice in a test mission of its basic systems that lasted just under 4 1/2 hours.

Leza One paints a mural on a wall of Jose de Diego Middle School in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood. It's a project that coincides with the citywide Art Basel fair.
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:56

Jose de Diego Middle School has large expanses of facade that are almost begging for decoration. To raise funds for arts education at the school, artists are helping transform its walls with paint.

A satellite image showing Super Typhoon Hagupit on Friday.
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:54

Typhoon Hagupit is expected to hit just north of where last year's devastating storm made landfall. It is forecast to cut a path toward the capital, Manila.

A worker helps to build an addition onto an Ebola holding center in the Port Loko District of Sierra Leone.
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:49

With the number of new infections reaching a record high, there's no time to wait for international aid to build perfect Ebola treatment centers. So village leaders are making do with what they have.

President Obama announced Friday that Ashton Carter is his nominee to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary.
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:40

Carter, a former No. 2 at the Pentagon, would succeed Chuck Hagel. If confirmed, he will be President Obama's fourth defense secretary.

The number of jobs added each month, dating back to 2004.
Fri, 12/05/2014 - 09:14

The U.S. economy continued to chug along at a moderate pace last month. The number of unemployed Americans remained at around 9 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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