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During a New Year's address, Kim said he would talk to South Korean President Park Geun-hye if the "atmosphere and environment are right."
Jan. 1, 2015
The country's aging and shrinking population have been issues of concern and could have severe economic consequences.
Jan. 1, 2015
Authorities returned the remains of Hayati Lutfiah Hamid to her family in a ceremony in Indonesia. It was the first of many more to come.
Jan. 1, 2015
The city already known for its extravagance upped the ante by lighting up the world's tallest building with a Guinness-breaking 70,000 LED bulbs.
Jan. 1, 2015
The court tossed the men's convictions, but it did not order their release. It's unclear when a new trial would start.
Jan. 1, 2015
The Republican party begins 2015 in control of both chambers of Congress. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks with Steve Inskeep about the party's priorities and the possibility of a presidential bid.
Jan. 1, 2015
In many parts of the country, demand for adoptive pets outstrips the supply of healthy dogs. Many shelters and rescue groups now import dogs from other states — and even other countries.
Jan. 1, 2015
It's been months since a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa was quarantined by New Jersey's governor upon arrival at Newark airport. But a legacy of confusion about state travel rules remains.
Jan. 1, 2015
New York pastry chef Brooks Headley calls his cookbook Fancy Desserts. But his Italian grandmother is his real inspiration, he says, and she was all about homestyle: simple and fresh.
Jan. 1, 2015
Chapel of the Interlude in Drake, Colo., was damaged in 2013 when a flood brought mud, sticks and other debris into the building. So the aging congregation came together and restored their oasis.
Jan. 1, 2015
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in nationally televised New Year's speech on Thursday that he is open to a summit with his South Korean counterpart.
Dec. 31, 2014
Blue skies and calmer seas mean divers can enter the water to look for bodies. Also a source close to the investigation says radar shows the jet climbed steeply before crashing into the Java Sea.
Dec. 31, 2014
At least 42 were hurt in the incident at the city's historic waterfront district, despite efforts made by organizers to reduce crowd sizes from last year.
Dec. 31, 2014
In India, abortions are legal. But women are often afraid or ashamed to seek an abortion. And for rural women, there may not be a facility nearby. Here is the story of one woman's decision.
Dec. 31, 2014
In one semifinal, top-ranked Alabama is pitted against Ohio State. In the other, defending champion and undefeated Florida State takes on Oregon. Robert Siegel talks to Grantland's Holly Anderson.
Dec. 31, 2014
From Italy to Japan to the Philippines, people will hope for happiness, health and wealth as they sit down to a New Year's meal. Sometimes that last wish is expressed as actual money in the food.
Dec. 31, 2014
He played the head vampire in The Lost Boys, a three-term president on TV and a beloved grandfather. The Emmy- and Tony-winning actor was 71. The cause was brain cancer, his manager said.
Dec. 31, 2014
In the 20 years since San Francisco's SPCA guaranteed adoption for healthy dogs, shelters and rescue groups have embraced the no-kill approach. But the term means different things to different people.
Dec. 31, 2014
This year was the third-driest on record for the state, but recent storms, plus new groundwater regulations, have given the hardest-hit agricultural towns a glimmer of hope.
Dec. 31, 2014
The House majority whip's protestations of innocence about EURO and its views have strained credulity, both in Washington and in Louisiana. But it's not nearly enough to bring him down.
Dec. 31, 2014

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