NPR News Investigations, ProPublica and PBS "Frontline" analyzed nearly two dozen cases in which people have been accused of killing children based on flawed work by forensic pathologists. Some of the accused were later cleared. Others are still in prison.
Protesters in Greece are demonstrating against government plans to slash the national budget, raise taxes and sell-off state assets. The prime minister is trying to get another austerity plan though parliament this week.
At issue is how to fill a five-billion-dollar budget gap. Democratic Governor Mark Dayton wants to raise income taxes on top earners. But Republicans, who control the legislature, oppose any tax hikes. If there's no deal by July first, agencies will stop operating. Matt Sepic of Minnesota Public Radio reports.
A U.S. District judge has blocked two of the more controversial portions of Georgia's new immigration law from taking effect. But the law will continue to require businesses to check the status of new hires. Georgia farmers say that gives them little time to adjust for this summer's harvest. Charles Edwards of member station WABE reports.
Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists from the U.S., Europe and Canada are organizing a 10-ship flotilla to challenge Israel's economic blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Israel says the blockade is necessary to prevent smuggling of arms into Gaza. Hanging over the mission is the dark shadow of last year's flotilla that ended with an Israeli commando raid on a Turkish vessel and left nine activists dead.
The hub of this year's operation is Athens, Greece, where organizers accuse Israel of using diplomatic pressure to sabotage their effort.
A federal jury in Chicago convicted former Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich on 17 wide-ranging corruption charges Monday. Bagojevich was accused, among other things, of trying to sell President Obama's former Senate seat for personal gain.
Her name was Isis Charm Vas and at 6 months old she was a slight child – fifth percentile in height and weight.
When the ambulance sped her to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo on a Saturday morning in October 2000, doctors and nurses feared that someone had done something awful to her.
A constellation of bruises stretched across her pale skin. CT scans showed blood pooling on her brain and swelling. Blood was found in her vagina. The damage was so severe that her body's vital organs were shutting down.
In 2003, Writer Monica Ali made a literary splash with a debut novel, Brick Lane, about a young immigrant woman who longs for home. Today, Ali is once again attracting attention — this time with a novel about a world-famous royal trying to get as far away from home as possible.
In Untold Story, Ali imagines what might have happened if Princess Diana had survived that 1997 car crash in Paris — and then gone on to fake her own death.