A jury in Jacksonville, Fla., returned a mixed verdict Saturday in the trial of Michael Dunn, charged in the shooting death of teenager Jordan Davis. Unable to reach a verdict on the charge of murder, the jury found Dunn guilty on four other counts.
The star is 4 billion years older than any other found to date. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Timothy Beers of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Arizona.
In Laredo, Texas, an elite debutante ball is one of many events held to celebrate George Washington's birthday. A new documentary, Las Marthas, explores the tradition. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to director Christina Ibarra.
Haiti has its first inductee into the College of Cardinals. Haitian Bishop Chibly Langlois is one of 19 men chosen by Pope Francis for elevation. Seven of the new group hail from the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.
Rescuers are trying to reach the people, who were discovered after screams were heard coming from a mine near Johannesburg. Illegal mining is common in the region.
Just by searching online, researchers found the buildings where the North Korean military is believed to be building launchers for ballistic missiles. Google Earth and cheap satellite images make this kind of intelligence gathering possible for most anyone with an Internet connection.
Among the most visible Americans at the Sochi Olympics are a group of evangelical Christians decked out in black cowboy hats and bristling with pins that help start conversations. For the chaplains, every connection is a chance to make friends and proselytize.
The odd sport of skijoring was a demonstration sport at the 1928 Winter Olympics, and hasn't been celebrated on the world stage since. But enthusiasts in New Hampshire and elsewhere are trying to bring it back — and it looks like they're gaining some traction.
The Florida jury did find Michael Dunn guilty on four lesser charges including attempted second-degree murder in the 2012 killing of a teenager in a Jacksonville gas station parking lot.
In Damascus, tensions are high among the political elite. Reporter Anna Barnard tells NPR's Arun Rath that there's a lot to learn from life in the capital about the future of the Syrian state.
After a brutal week of winter storms, the meteorological community is trying to improve the way weather is studied, predicted and communicated to the public. Thomas Bogdan, president of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the innovations in weather reporting.
The U.S. has one more chance to medal in speed skating Saturday. NPR's Sonari Glinton reports.
It's the kind of story you'd expect from a crime drama. Snowed in, an officer in Michigan catches up on cold cases, discovering a fugitive living in San Diego — some 37 years after she disappeared.
Author's partners often serve as sources of inspiration — but sometimes their influence is even more direct. In honor of Valentine's Day, Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendon recommend three books that would not exist without their writers' significant others.
Maine could get a foot and a half of snow, while Massachusetts and Connecticut could see an additional 12 inches on top of what's already still on the ground.
The strange red-and-white object that intrigued Mars enthusiasts for weeks turns out to be just a piece of Mars rock chipped off by the Opportunity rover.
Democrats currently control city hall in 90 percent of the nation's largest cities. But not too many years ago, Republicans had a pretty good chance of winning big-city mayoral races.
At the Vancouver games, Canada won the most gold medals. Now fans are cheering on their teams in Russia: A moving, yelling, living, breathing mass of Canadian pride.
The American and Russian men's ice hockey teams faced off at the Winter Olympics on Sunday, and it wasn't pretty. From Sochi, correspondent Robert Smith tells NPR's Scott Simon about the game that went into overtime.
One in 10 opposite-sex marriages in the U.S. are between spouses of different races or ethnicities. At more than 5.3 million, their numbers have increased 28 percent since 2000, according to the Census Bureau.