The White House press secretary said he would convey the "snafu" to trade deal countries but he didn't know how it translates "into a variety of Asian languages." NPR's Scott Horsley finds out.
Gunmen attacked a guesthouse frequented by foreigners in the Afghan capital. No one has yet claimed responsibility.
In New Prairie Kitchen, a Nebraska food writer collects recipes and stories from Great Plains chefs and farmers. Their movement utilizes local ingredients like bison, morels and black walnuts.
Nine media organizations, including The New York Times and National Geographic, have signed a deal to distribute their content through a new Facebook feature called "Instant Articles."
Nepal was just recovering from the first earthquake when a second one hit on Tuesday. People are fearful but more determined than ever to rebuild their country.
A carrot isn't enough — bring on the stick. A study finds smokers are more likely to quit tobacco if they lose some of their own money after a relapse, than if they get a bonus for quitting the habit.
The USA Freedom Act would extend many parts of the surveillance legislation while also barring the NSA's massive collection of Americans' phone data. The measure's fate in the Senate is uncertain.
Amtrak was created in the 1970s to allow several private railroads to get out of the passenger business. Experts say that while its safety record is generally good, it needs upgrading.
The Obama administration has detained thousands of immigrant women and children, but that could soon change. A court case is challenging whether it is ever legal to hold children for long periods.
In Philadelphia, an Amtrak train derailed on Tuesday. But in Washington on Wednesday, transportation supporters still could not get the House on track for providing more funding.
The deal calls for separate votes on bills that Democrats had wanted to move as a single package, with a vote on a customs bill that includes safeguards championed by Sen. Charles Schumer.
Research suggests that genes that make a natural sunscreen jumped from algae to an ancestor of vertebrates hundreds of millions of years ago. Some animals kept the ability. Others didn't.
Zoo nutritionists these days have to do more than try to keep displayed animals happy and healthy. Sometimes the goal is to bring endangered wildlife back from the brink.
In a treaty between the two sides, the Holy See switches its diplomatic relations from the Palestine Liberation Organization to the State of Palestine. Israel said it was "disappointed."
The former NBC Nightly News anchor's comments came on Fresh Air. Williams, the man who succeeded him, is serving a six-month suspension for exaggerating his experiences in the Iraq War.
The Women on 20s campaign is petitioning President Obama to put the face of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who led others to freedom, on the $20 bill. She edged Eleanor Roosevelt in a close vote.
Long-time Philly resident Gerald Renfrow wants you to know that there's more to his block than what happened on May 13, 1985.
Philly native Gene Demby was four years old when city police dropped a bomb on a house of black activists in his hometown. Thirty years later, he's still trying to make sense of it all.
NPR Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley doesn't expect a ton of sympathy when she complains about unending holidays in France. But when you have a kid who's always off school, it's tough. Really.
The country has been the scene of mass protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza seeking a third term. It's unclear whether the coup has the support of the full military.