No one ever said marriage was easy, but in Lebanon, it's even harder: The country has 15 sets of matrimonial laws for 18 different religions and sects. Activists want the right to civil marriages.
Plains All American, the company that operates the pipeline, says it has yet to uncover the problem. So far, 9,000 gallons of sludge have been removed from a nine-miles stretch of Calif. coast.
The checkpoint at al-Tanf, known as al-Waleed in Iraq, has been seized, according to a British-based monitoring group that says ISIS fighters now control half of Syria.
Josephine Brewington, from Indiana, is the 2015 Substitute Teacher of the Year.
A study in an Indian slum tried promising a reward: Improve your attendance, and you'll get a small treat. But for third-graders, sometimes these incentive schemes can do more harm than good.
Polls show the "yes" vote is stronger in the conservative, predominately Catholic country. But public opinion surveys could be masking a "shy no vote," observers say.
Midwest and Southwest states struggle with an influx of heroin being sold for cheap by Mexican cartels. In one community, a spike in heroin-related deaths has everyone on high alert.
The ocean's tiniest inhabitants — including bacteria, plankton, krill — are food for most everything that swims or floats. Now, scientists have completed a count of this vast and diverse hidden world.
An appeals court reduced the sentence of former Korean Air executive Heather Cho. She demanded a plane return to the gate because her macadamia nuts weren't served in a manner to her liking.
Steve Cook, who heads the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association, tells NPR that soldiers returning from World War II formed biker gangs, which became infamous during a 1947 riot.
Any day now, the FDA could announce a final rule aimed at removing much of the remaining trans fats out of the food supply. It could amount to a near ban on the fats, which wreak cardiovascular havoc.
Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton charge hundreds of thousands of dollars to talk to banks, universities and other groups, and give the proceeds to the family's philanthropic foundation.
Prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby said at a news conference that the officers will be arraigned July 2. The charges against them are mostly similar to those announced May 1.
Officials say the skills are tested by other tasks, like turning a car around. As of yet, using backup cameras on a driving test isn't allowed.
Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask: What's driving Detroit's future now?
China is rolling out an ambitious soccer program. President Xi Jinping is reported to be a super fan who wants China to win a World Cup. Critics say there's too much emphasis on quick results.
Popular myth has long credited New York's soft water for the city's irresistibly crusty, chewy bagels. But the chemistry behind a superior bagel is more complicated.
An NPR analysis of equipment given to police agencies by the Pentagon since 2006 — 84,258 assault rifles, 951 armored vehicles, for example — found a vast majority of it would fall outside the ban.
Robert Gates, a former CIA director and former defense secretary, told the organization, "We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be."
The practice of defecating in the open is all too common in Zambia because many families don't have other options. But now the country has achieved a milestone: its first zone free of open defecation.