Uhuru Kenyatta — the son of Kenya's founding father and a man accused by an international court of helping orchestrate the vicious violence that marred the nation's last vote — was certified as the winner on Saturday of Kenya's presidential election by the slimmest majority — 50.07 percent.
House Republicans are planning to spend $750,000 on renovations in the Statehouse in the coming years.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, the populist leader of the oil-rich country, has died at age 58.
The first woman elected to statewide office in Illinois has died. Dawn Clark Netsch was 86.
Sandra Day O'Connor wasn't expecting the call from President Reagan that would change her life that day in 1981.
Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world are due to meet in Rome to begin the process of electing the next Pope.
Today is the last day of the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI. Just two weeks ago, the German-born pope stunned the world by announcing he would be the first pope to resign in 600 years.
Legendary pianist Van Cliburn, the only solo musician of any genre to receive a ticker-tape parade in New York City and the first classical musician to sell a million albums, has died.
Increasingly, people are continuing to work past 65. Almost a third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 70 are working, and among those older than 75, about 7 percent are still on the job. In Working Late, a series for Morning Edition, NPR profiles older adults who are still in the workforce.
Six years since the University of Illinois retired Chief Illiniwek, the symbol is still a point of controversy. A non-binding referendum on next week’s student election ballot asks if Chief Illiniwek should return as the symbol of the university.