When the storm roared through, it crushed some medical facilities. But one hospital continues to treat patients amid the destruction.
Candidate John F. Kennedy was young, energetic and handsome, and he knew how to harness the power of mass media. Fifty years after the president's death, candidates are still following his lead.
To combat an influx of undocumented economic migrants, Israel has built a 150-mile fence across its southern border, cutting the rate of illegal entry dramatically. However, there are tens of thousands of 'infiltrators' already in the country, and the government wants to separate them from the rest of Israel.
Winston and Pansy Greene are getting on with their lives despite Pansy's Alzheimer's disease. In the three years since her diagnosis, little has changed, though the couple is starting to have different takes on the future. Pansy has remained positive; Winston says with no cure, he has to be realistic.
When President Obama decided that private health insurers would play a major role in the health care overhaul, he linked the success of his signature domestic policy initiative to the same industry that tried at first to keep the Affordable Care Act from happening.
Friday was a busy day in the crime-fighting world. As a superhero might say, you never know when a dastardly plot will emerge. And sometimes you're outnumbered. But not in Gotham, and not today — because an entire city seemed to stand with a 5-year-old boy whose wish to be a superhero has been granted.
Institutional investors accused the bank of misrepresenting the true value of mortgage-backed securities, many loaded down with subprime loans.
There's little difference between state Sen. Neil Riser and businessman Vance McAllister on the major issues. But the two Republicans vying to replace former GOP Rep. Rodney Alexander in Louisiana have a notable difference of opinion on Obamacare.
The people running the most populous nation on earth just made it easier for their citizens to have more children. Why this was, as much as anything, an economic decision.
President Obama's proposal — designed to help reverse the recent cancellation of some health policies — seems to leave the decision up to insurance companies. But there are other decision-makers in the mix who are just as important: state regulators.
ZenoRadio hooks up more than 1 million listeners to radio stations around the world by making a call to a U.S. phone number. The company founder came up with the idea when he realized that most U.S. cellphone plans have unlimited calling, and many immigrants have cellphones but no on-the-job Internet connection.
The online retailer is premiering its first original show — a comedy about four senators bunking together in D.C. NPR's Eric Deggans says the series, which stars John Goodman, isn't quite the sharp comedy you might expect from creator Garry Trudeau.
Cisco Systems warned this week that revenues could fall 10 percent this quarter, partly because disclosures about U.S. government surveillance have created "a level of uncertainty or concern" among customers.
The United Nations has outlined a detailed plan for disposing of the deadly agents outside Syria, but so far there are no takers for the task.
President Obama has launched basic research to help scientists peer deep into the individual nerve circuits in the brain. There's also a more practical effort to restore the memories of injured soldiers by outfitting them with specialized brain implants.
When Dalia Mogahed, a Muslim analyst who advised the White House on faith-based partnerships, met comedian and author Judy Carter, the two struck up an unlikely friendship.
Tough parents and tough kids often struggle to express love without, well, saying it aloud. Here are two stories about trying to break emotional barriers.
The authors found that for each degree of separation from a homicide victim, one's odds of also being murdered went down by 57 percent.
Snapchat spurns a $3 billion offer from Mark Zuckerberg, Google Books can proceed with book scanning and the NPR team dives into the sharing economy. A look at the highlights of our tech reporting this week.
Despite decades of effort, doctors have made almost no progress in reducing the number of people with uncontrolled high blood pressure. It's time to take a much broader approach, an advisory says, with insurers, pharmacists and the community all involved in making it easier for patients to get help.