Rachel Martin speaks with Stephen Seche, former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen about the decision to close down the U.S. embassy in Sana'a and how that could affect U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Yemen.
Robert Siegel talks to Mustafa Nayyem, who is in Washington, D.C., to receive the Wilson Center Ion Ratiu Award for his reform work in Ukraine.
Government prosecutors confirmed in a Guantanamo Bay war court today that an interpreter for one of five alleged co-conspirators in the Sept. 11 attacks had earlier worked for the CIA. But they insisted no federal agency had tried to place the interpreter on the defense team to gather intelligence. Defense lawyers cried foul and asked that all further proceedings be suspended until the issue is resolved.
When Jon Stewart announced on Tuesday that he is leaving the host chair of The Daily Show on Comedy Central later this year, he prompted great dismay among his many fans. The show has influenced a generation of young people — especially liberals and Democrats — and changed how they view both the news and politics.
Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team — that was lauded for their play and sportsmanship, even honored at the White House — has been stripped of their U.S. championship title. On Wednesday, league officials said adult mangers of the team cheated by skirting fair play rules that require all players to live inside the same geographical boundaries.
New dietary advice is on its way. A panel of top experts — appointed by the federal government — is expected to update recommendations on what we should be eating. And one thing on the mind of the panel is dietary cholesterol. Americans have been told for decades to limit cholesterol-rich foods, but advice may be changing.
The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France met in Belarus on Wednesday in an effort to stop the war in Ukraine. The negotiation comes amid the heaviest fighting yet in eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed rebels have been gaining ground in a fierce offensive.
What exactly is happening to nurses' backs when they move and lift patients? NPR's Daniel Zwerdling teamed with scientists for a high-tech look inside his own back as he tried the same maneuvers.
The deployment of troops to build treatment centers and train health workers didn't pan out as planned. But as most of the troops are being withdrawn, it is clear the U.S. still made a difference.
President Obama defended a limited three-year resolution saying the country is not benefited "by being on a perpetual war footing."
A new online survey shows only 27 percent of Americans can identify the NBC Nightly News anchor from his photograph.
When comedian Jon Stewart announced he was leaving The Daily Show that sound you heard was 2016 hopefuls breathing a collective sigh of relief.
George Washington drank hot chocolate for breakfast, according to historians. His version was flavored with chili powder, vanilla and allspice and contained less sugar than the cocoa of today.
Captain Francesco Schettino was sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the disaster in which the Italian cruise ship hit rocks in 2012 and sank, killing 32 people.
Since World War II, inequality in the U.S. has gone through two, dramatically different phases.
This is the first time an Australian will compete in the song competition that brings in nearly 200 million viewers. The big question is: who will represent Australia at the event in May?
The European Space Agency probe has sent a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from about 77 miles away.
Famous for his ever-present white towel and what seemed to be a perpetually worried expression, former college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian has died.
Following the shooting at Chapel Hill that left three young Muslims dead, a donation fund created by one of the victims is receiving a flood of contributions.
"Systemic exertion intolerance disorder" might not fall trippingly off the tongue, but an Institute of Medicine panel says it better matches the symptoms. The disease, they say, is real.