The world's largest cruise line has experienced a series of problems aboard its ships, ranging from fires and power outages at sea to the wreck of the Costa Concordia.
The country is the crossroads of East Africa, it has strong ties to the West, and it sent troops into Somalia's endless war. For all these reasons, Kenya was vulnerable to attack from al-Shabab, the Somali militia tied to al-Qaida.
The country is the crossroads of East Africa, it has strong ties to the West and it sent troops into Somali's endless war. For all these reasons, Kenya was vulnerable to attack from al-Shabab, the Somali militia tied to al-Qaida.
Airbus, the second-largest aircraft-maker, says that in 20 years China will overtake the U.S. as the world's top aviation market. The estimates are similar to projections issued by Airbus' bigger rival, Boeing, earlier this year.
It's been a week since a shooting at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard left 13 people dead, including the gunman. But is there a consensus forming on how to stop these attacks from happening again? Host Michel Martin speaks with former Congressman Asa Hutchinson; Ron Honberg of the National Alliance on Mental Illness; and the National Crime Prevention Council's Ann Harkins.
The online marketplace for health insurance is scheduled to open in one week. But people are still confused about what that means, and how the Affordable Care Act will affect them. Host Michel Martin runs through health care Q & A with Mary Agnes Cary of Kaiser Health News.
The online marketplace for health insurance is scheduled to open in one week. But people are still confused about what that means and how the Affordable Care Act will affect them. Host Michel Martin runs through a health care Q&A with Mary Agnes Cary of Kaiser Health News.
A college student will be able to shop for health insurance on one of the exchanges planned to open for business in October. But depending on the family's financial circumstances, he may be better off staying on his parents' plan or looking into Medicaid.
Four people have now been charged in connection with Thursday's shooting at Cornell Square Park on the city's South Side. Thirteen people were wounded in the incident, which police say is likely gang-related.
There have been more than 60 mass shootings in the U.S. since 1982; in only one instance was the shooter female. Researchers say that may be because men who want to harm people are more likely than women to use lethal weapons, like guns, and are more likely to blame others for their problems.
Nations will disagree about when and how to stop tyrants from committing mass murder, the president told the U.N. General Assembly. But he made the case that the international community must do more to prevent atrocities. Obama also used his address to say the U.S. is encouraged by signs of moderation from Iran.
The 7.7-magnitude temblor struck the southern part of the country. Although there are reports of deaths, it could be several days before the full extent of any damage and destruction is known.
The housing sector remains one of the U.S. economy's bright spots. In major cities across the nation, prices in July were up a bit more than 12 percent on average from a year ago.
Some conservative Republicans don't think a government shutdown will hurt them ... Former House GOP leaders say Speaker Boehner and his team have it far harder than they did ... George W. Bush defends the present golfer in chief.
Carol and Willie Fowler of Atlanta turned something sad into something glad. Their daughter's wedding was canceled 40 days before it was to happen. The Fowlers decided to turn the already paid-for reception into a dinner for homeless people. Now they plan to have charity dinners every year.
The White House has been "very coy" about whether President Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will greet each other, NPR's Ari Shapiro says. If they do, it would be the first meeting of U.S. and Iranian leaders since before the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
If the "defund Obamacare" strategy leads to a shutdown that backfires on Republicans in a big way, Cruz may find a relative lack of Washington Republicans willing to provide him with much, if any, political cover.
The Kenyan government, which has been saying it has the situation under control, claimed Tuesday that it was in the "last stages of the security operation." Despite the government reports, shots were still heard outside the upscale mall in Nairobi.
The neighborhood hardware store, the cozy diner, the independent bookstore — they have seen customers leave in droves for Lowe's, Starbucks and Amazon.com. After shrinking dramatically during the Great Recession, small businesses are starting to grow again. But they still face plenty of headwinds.
Scientists are about to deliver another major assessment of climate change. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change involved hundreds of scientists from around the world and has left some of them wondering whether there's a more effective way to put the document together.