The violent attack on a mall in Nairobi is a sign of desperation from the Somali group responsible for it, according to analyst Ken Menkhaus, professor of political science at Davidson College. Anchor Marco Werman challenges him to explain his analysis.
Archaeologists have just discovered the remains of a Spanish fort from 16th century explorers. University of Michigan archaeologist Robin Beck says Fort San Juan represents the earliest known European fort in the interior of what is now the United States.
War has forced hundreds of thousands of ethnic Karen from Burma, first to refugee camps, and then on to resettle elsewhere. In the US, it turns out that North Carolina is home to a growing Karen community.
At least one person died and another person is missing, though 14 people have survived, when the HMS Bounty, a replica of the famed 18th century ship, sunk on Monday. It was a casualty of the rough seas and high winds from Hurricane Sandy.
The "thousand-year" flood that hit the Carolinas earlier this week is just the latest in a string of extraordinary rain events in the US and around the world. And while the details differ, they fit into a pattern directly linked to climate change.
President Barack Obama shook up the presidential campaign on Wednesday by declaring his support for same-sex marriage. The decision comes after two members of his leadership team declared their own support.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Tongue of the Ocean. Never heard of it? It's a 6,000 feet deep oceanic trench off the Bahamas. Its deep blue waters are visible from space. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders about his 1968 NASA mission to orbit the Moon, and his photograph called "Earth Rising" that he took on Christmas Eve 40 years ago.
The award-winning actor died Tuesday morning at his home in North Carolina. Fans will always remember him as "America's Favorite Sheriff" during his eight seasons on the "The Andy Griffith Show" in the 1960s.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the British overseas territory of Bermuda. 400 years ago this island in the North Atlantic off the east coast of the U.S. was an important way station for ships voyaging to the New World. It was also the scene of an important shipwreck, one that probably inspired Shakespeare to write The Tempest. British writer Simon Winchester sends us an audio postcard from Bermuda.