The price of lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing has spiked this holiday season, but other items mentioned in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" still cost the same as they did last year.
One of the largest obstacles in getting people to bike to work is their fear of getting hit by a car. A new grass-roots project in Los Angeles is helping folks navigate the ins and outs of traffic with community-based riding.
The weekend after Thanksgiving, a 30-year Pittsburgh tradition gets underway — the annual Dirty Dozen bike race. It's when some of the city's toughest residents tackle its steepest hills.
Last month, military investigators began a process to charge Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera with two counts of murder in the 2007 fatal shooting of two deaf, unarmed Iraqi youths. But Carl Prine, a reporter who has been following the story, says it is still unclear what happened and why it took so long for the military to act.
This week on the podcast edition of All Things Considered, host Arun Rath explores the bar and restaurant business with a master, hears from a reporter who unearthed tragedy in Iraq, and learns about Boston's bold plan to eliminate the gender wage gap.
Serge Vorobyov said he had been down on his luck and just wanted to spread some holiday cheer by giving away his last $1,000. Police didn't see it that way.
It may have been an election off-year, but that didn't stifle the creativity of political ad-makers in 2013. From "Creepy Uncle Sam" to screaming donkeys, there were plenty of eye-catching spots on the airwaves — or YouTube — this year.
The cub is 100 days old today, which is when pandas are traditionally given a name. The name Bao Bao, which means precious or treasure, was chosen by the masses, who picked between five names.
The leader of Thailand's anti-government protests said unexpectedly that he met the prime minister Sunday after daylong clashes between his supporters and police but defiantly told her he would accept nothing less than her resignation and a new government of an appointed council.
A returned short field-goal kick resulted in a last-second win by Auburn. The 109-yard return is being called "the craziest finish in the history of college football."
According to White House metrics, the site is now working more than 90 percent of time, up from less than half the time in early November.
At least five of the seven cars left the tracks early Sunday morning in New York. Another 63 people are reported injured.
The UN agency that supplies the basic needs for Palestinian refugees may not be able to meet December payroll for 30,000 teachers, doctors and social workers across the Mideast. The agency serves an ever-increasing number of refugees, the descendants of the Palestinians uprooted in 1948.
Walker was a highly sought-after lead for action films. He starred in all but one of the six car-racing films part of the Fast and Furious franchise. Police said speed was a factor in the car crash that killed him.
In the developing world, one in three girls is married by the age of 18, and the number of young girls being married off is actually increasing, according to groups tracking the issue.
Biologists armed with truck-mounted spotlights, flea spray, and anti-plague vaccine roam the South Dakota grasslands each night, five months a year, as part of a 30-year rescue mission.
An imposing 16th century stone tomb for the Mogul emperor Humayun has been restored after six years of work. The mausoleum, which had fallen into disrepair, became India's most ambitious heritage conservation project.
Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.
At least one protester is dead as violence breaks out among rival groups rallying in the Thai capital.
It's trial balloon season in presidential politics, a time when long shots and lesser-knowns float their names for 2016. More than a few of them are simply after the free publicity.