As urban chicken farms grow in popularity, many people are bringing the birds into their homes. They need the right equipment to keep them clean. So several businesses have popped up online, offering everything from custom-sized diapers and leash-ready saddles to chicken caviar.
The country's top general issues a veiled reference to the former president and ex-general's house arrest.
When Scott Brown decided not to seek the Republican nomination in the state's special election to replace Sen. John Kerry, it left political observers predicting a very easy Democratic win in the blue state. Republican and Democratic experts discuss what's going on in Massachusetts.
American hospitals have essentially deported hundreds of undocumented immigrant patients, according to reports. This includes a few who were unconscious at the time. Host Michel Martin speaks to David Pitt of The Associated Press, about the practice.
President Obama visits Mexico this week and some of the usual issues are no longer at the top of the agenda. Host Michel Martin talks with Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News, who calls the trip a huge shift in U.S.-Mexico relations.
The National Weather Service says some parts of the Rocky Mountains could see double-digit inches of snow today, and weather forecasters warn the wintry weather is moving east, and will affect states as far south as Texas.
In a worldwide survey of Muslim attitudes, Pew concludes that substantial minorities believe that Islam should play a "large" role in the societies they live in.
For more than a decade, a nonprofit in Tanzania has been using the rat's keen sense of smell to detect buried land mines around the world. Now the group is training the critters to help diagnose tuberculosis at rural clinics.
For more than a decade, a nonprofit in Tanzania has been using the rat's keen sense of smell to detect buried landmines around the world. Now the group is training the critters to help diagnose tuberculosis at rural clinics.
Authorities say they'll soon release more information about the individuals and how they may be connected to the two main suspects in the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon. Law enforcement sources say at least two of the three may have misled the FBI and disposed of some potential evidence.
Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery is known for injecting humor into his opinions. He's also been at the center of controversy. This time, he's been a bit risque in his ruling that exotic dancers in San Antonio, Texas, must obey an ordinance that requires them to wear bikini tops.
A Justice Department study says some inmates who were approved for the early release program died before Washington bureaucrats signed off on it.
One way Western brands have responded to consumer concerns about unsafe working conditions in foreign countries is to create an elaborate system of independent auditors. Despite that, incidents still happen. Last week a building collapse in Bangladesh killed more than 400 people.
The groundbreaking movie was made by manipulating individual atoms with a high-tech scanning tunneling microscope.
It sounds like the start of a joke. But in eastern India, officials were able to lure a tiger that had been terrorizing villagers into a zoo. He seems to be looking for some female companionship.
Federal spending cuts and tax increases have started to bite, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will weigh in with its figures on unemployment and job growth in April.
A new poll shows a large majority of Americans believe Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be executed if he's convicted for the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 250. There are reports that the possibility of avoiding the death penalty has been raised if he cooperates with investigators.
Also: a lost love poem by Vita Sackville-West; the history of the octopus in Western culture; and why The Great Gatsby endures.
Administration officials tell NPR and other news outlets that the arms could include shoulder-fired missiles. The news comes as the U.S. considers how to respond to reports that the Assad regime may have used chemical weapons against its own people.
Veteran Democratic Rep. Ed Markey, who has been in office for 36 years, will face off against novice Republican Gabriel Gomez in the race to become the next U.S. senator from Massachusetts.