Among the takeaways from congressional votes to approve the bipartisan budget deal: Compromise happens, except on taxes and entitlements. And Congress still works. Well, sort of.
Among the takeaways from congressional votes to approve the bipartisan budget deal: compromise happens, except on taxes and entitlements. And Congress still works. Well, sort of.
Tennis great Billie Jean King and ice hockey medalist Caitlin Cahow will be going to the games. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will not be. LGBT advocates say the White House has made clear its displeasure with Russian policies toward gays and others.
How is the U.S. viewed by the international community? It's complicated.
Reports show former Major League Baseball player Ryan Freel, who took his own life last year, suffered from a degenerative brain disease. Injuries like that are usually associated with the hard knocks of football. Host Michel Martin talks with sports writer Pablo Torre about the prevalence of brain injuries in other sports.
New research raises concerns about low graduations rates for black college football players. Host Michel Martin finds out more from education reporter Emily Richmond, and professor Shaun Harper of the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education.
In 1963, a gang robbed the Glasgow-to-London Royal Mail Train. They got away with millions, but were caught and put in prison. Biggs, though, escaped and spent 36 years living openly in Brazil. The self-styled "lovable rogue" returned to the U.K. in 2001 and spent 8 more years in prison. He was 84.
Chinese authorities' are cracking down on use of the virtual currency. So the value of a bitcoin has plunged. Many experts expect further declines.
Financial Times New Delhi correspondent Amy Kazmin speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about the case of an Indian diplomat arrested in New York for allegedly paying her maid below minimum wage. The diplomat was strip-searched and jailed, touching off an angry reaction in India.
Four buildings were evacuated and tensions were high at the university on Monday after officials received messages about "shrapnel bombs." With exams scheduled for that day, many thought that perhaps a nervous student was trying to avoid taking a test. The FBI alleges that's what happened.
The second-largest jackpot in U.S. history — possibly as much as $645 million — is going to be shared. If you know someone in San Jose or Atlanta, now might be a time to be extra nice to them.
What questions do you have about the new national health care law known as Obamacare? Use NPR's interactive guide to answer them.
A German brewers association is seeking UNESCO World Heritage status for a 500-year-old law that dictates how to make beer. The brewers argue that the law ensures purity in German beers. But others say the law is from a bygone era.
A German brewers association is seeking UNESCO World Heritage status for a 500-year-old law that dictates how to make beer. The brewers argue the law ensures purity in German beers. But others say the law is from a bygone era.
Employees at Silicon Valley companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook are highly paid and enjoy a wide range of perks on the job. The security guards who watch over their workplaces earn around $16 an hour, a tough wage to get by on in the high-priced San Francisco Bay Area.
Employees at Silicon Valley companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook are highly paid and enjoy a wide range of perks on the job. The security guards who watch over their workplaces earn around $16 an hour, a tough wage to get by on in the high priced San Francisco Bay Area.
It became the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. Its former mayor was sentenced to 28 years in prison. And a TV personality compared it to Chernobyl. But a new year is on the horizon, and for some parts of Detroit, things are looking up. Really.
These days, with salary caps and benevolent socialism, if a team has wise management, it has a chance, observes Frank Deford — even if it's a franchise in an itsy-bitsy market. That's a big change from when the leagues were invariably dominated by dynasties.
Many can't afford to buy the fresh produce that grows all around them, and some areas that grow enormous amounts of produce are among the highest in the nation when it comes to food insecurity.
The two winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in California and Georgia, lottery officials said Wednesday. The $636 million jackpot was the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.