More than 2 feet of snow hit the high plains this week, snarling travel and all but shutting down some cities. Despite those hassles, for farmers and ranchers, the snow brings some urgently needed moisture to their drought-stricken fields and pastures.
There are more than 1,400 billionaires in the world right now, according to two sources — one in the U.S., and one in China. But the tallies by Forbes and Hurun Report differ on key points, including whether there are now more billionaires in Asia than anywhere else.
Internet networks control more and more of our environment every day. And many of these things can be hacked. That's because over the past decade, the Internet and the mobile phone network have been layered on top of all kinds of technologies that weren't built with security in mind.
This presidential election is the first since the disputed one of 2007 that prompted widespread tribal violence. Today,gunmen stormed a polling place in Garissa killing 19.
The provision restricted the commercial speech of the day laborers, the court ruled. Arizona argued that part of the law was passed to mitigate traffic hazards.
Fire ant stings are a painful fact of life in the South. Sometimes the stings can cause fatal allergic reactions. Yet many people who know they're allergic aren't getting allergy shots that could protect them.
Every Friday, protesters in Kafr Nabl, a small town in northwest Syria, take to the streets with posters offering their witty and sarcastic take on the state of the uprising. The town is attracting young Syrians from all over the country who are calling for a secular, democratic state.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that as the across-the-board cuts take shape, TSA will have to leave vacancies open and cut overtime.
The retirement home's executive director offers condolences to the family of an 87-year-old woman who died, but says the nurse on duty was just following policy.
The rodents have been a big problem in Iran's capital for years. Efforts to poison them may have run their course. So, according to local reports, sniper teams have been deployed. Some of their targets are quite large — weighing about 11 pounds.
Czech President Vaclav Klaus freed thousands of prisoners. But what really angered his opposition was when he halted the prosecution of some fraud cases.
Telecommuting is quickly becoming a new normal for the workplace. So why has tech giant, Yahoo, decided to nix it? Host Michel Martin explores whether staying in the office will help the faltering company stay in the game.
Lawmakers failed to avert across-the-board spending cuts to the federal government, and they officially kicked in last week. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax, and The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy about what it all really means.
The wealth gap between white and black families is growing — and that's especially apparent in the housing market. Host Michel Martin talks to Washington Post correspondent Michael Fletcher about the financial disparities facing black families.
More than 90 clinical trials have tested therapeutic vaccines in cancer patients, but the results have been a mixed bag. A recent study in mice suggests that changing a traditional ingredient in the vaccines could make a big difference.
The head of France's joint chiefs of staff says he thinks one of the leaders, Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, is probably dead, but he's less certain about Mokhtar Belmokhtar. The government of Chad over the weekend said the leaders had been killed in fighting in Mali.
The president continues to fill vacancies in his cabinet that have been created by second-term departures. All three are subject to Senate confirmation.
Has this craze officially "jumped the shark?" With word that up to 4,000 such videos are uploaded every day, that some people are losing their jobs because of them and that The Simpsons has now added its version, it just may have.
The 86-year-old monarch was taken to a London hospital over the weekend to be treated for symptoms of gastroenteritis.
The former basketball star says despite an atrocious human rights record and threats to destroy the U.S., Kim Jong Un is humble, peaceful and loved by his people.