The ruling allows NCAA players to bring class action lawsuits against companies using their likeness. That could include video game companies and television networks that transmit basketball and football games.
A federal judge has ruled that New York City didn't do enough to protect residents with disabilities when Superstorm Sandy hit last year. The city is widely considered a leader in disaster response, so the ruling is likely to prompt cities around the country to re-evaluate their own plans.
Steinway & Sons has made all of its cast-iron plates at the O.S. Kelly Foundry in Springfield, Ohio, since 1938. The plate tightly holds the steel wire strings that make the vibrations that become music. Just two men create and pour the molten mixture that cools into the cast-iron heart of a piano.
The number of children skipping vaccines has been rising, raising concerns about outbreaks of measles and other infections diseases. A California law designed to encourage parents to get information before deciding about vaccination has been complicated by the governor's addition of an exemption for members of religious groups.
Protests in Egypt continued this week following ousted president Mohamed Morsi's appearance in court, the first time he's been seen in public since the July 3 military coup that toppled his democratically elected government. NPR Cairo correspondent Leila Fadel speaks with host Arun Rath about Egypt's prospects for getting back on a path to democracy.
Protests in Egypt continued this week following ousted president Mohamed Morsi's appearance in court, the first time he's been seen in public since the July 3 military coup that toppled his democratically elected government. NPR Cairo correspondent Leila Fadel talks about Egypt's prospects for getting back on a path to democracy.
Since June, documents leaked by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have produced revelation upon revelation about the nation's top-secret intelligence gathering operations. The latest information, about U.S. spying on foreign leaders, has angered even some dependable U.S. allies. New York Times national security reporter Scott Shane, and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., a senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, discuss the latest Snowden-related leaks.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the quasi-nationalization was to "protect the middle class." Prices on TVs and other electronics at Daka and other electronics stores will now be set by the government.
After riding from Earth to the International Space Station aboard a Russian rocket, two Russian astronauts took the torch with them on a space walk, marking an Olympic first.
The sides are trying to hammer out a deal that freezes Iran's nuclear program for six months, while they seek a longer-term deal. France and the U.S. have differed on what a freeze would mean for Tehran.
The state is an especially important symbolic win for gay rights advocates. It was there where the first legal challenge seeking equal treatment was filed in the '90s.
Tacloban City, the hardest hit city, faced a 40-foot storm surge and gusts of wind topping 200 mph. Cadavers lined the streets, scores of buildings were flattened and the airport terminal was damaged by the surge.
Anthony Villarreal and his wife, Jessica, had to rebuild their lives after an explosion almost killed Anthony in Afghanistan. "I didn't even recognize myself," Anthony says, though his new wife was determined to be there for him throughout the painful process.
California public health officials have allowed abuse complaints against nurse assistants and home health aides to linger for years, even when they involve severe injuries or deaths.
A cast of lawyers and a federal judge in New York City perform dramatic re-enactments of historic trials involving Asian-Americans. Their latest production, 22 Lewd Chinese Women, focuses on a 19th-century Supreme Court case with parallels to present-day immigration debates.
On Nov. 9, 1938, the Nazis burned down synagogues, destroyed Jewish businesses and arrested more than 26,000 Jews. Germans and Jews alike are still grappling with the legacy, 75 years later. Margot Friedlander is one survivor, who has returned to Berlin after decades of exile.
The characterization of Democrat Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial win in Virginia as a women-driven rejection of the GOP position on abortion is too pat, analysts say: Voters were saying no to an extreme candidate.
Two of the nation's top naval intelligence officers, Vice Adm. Ted Branch and Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, have had their access to classified material suspended in connection with a bribery scandal involving a Singapore-based contractor.
Nearly half of those surveyed in Hungary and France said they had considered emigrating over safety concerns.
The skulls, often collected from abandoned cemeteries, are blessed at chapel each year and revered as objects of devotion.