Environmentalists, meanwhile, are worried that the spill happened at the worst possible moment — the peak of birding season.
The mastermind behind metal's most cartoonishly grotesque band brought a sense of levity to the genre when it was in danger of being overwhelmed by negativity and self-importance.
Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google's new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.
Defiance and other behavior problems are common in children, and counseling can help. Offering mental health care at the pediatrician's office made it much more likely that children would attend.
The leader of the tiny Lord's Resistance Army is wanted for turning young captives into soldiers and for brutality that stretches across several nations. Social media helped spread the word about him.
President Obama took a moment from his European tour to stroll through Amsterdam's spectacular Rijksmuseum. That got NPR's Ari Shapiro wondering about which painting captures the current global mood.
The court found 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters guilty of killing one police officer in a riot last year. It is being described as the country's largest-ever mass sentencing.
Brackets have been busted across the nation. Kansas, Duke and Syracuse are among the top teams that bounced out. Now who do you think will win the Division I men's college basketball championship?
An international relations scholar is using her students' love of food to teach them about global conflicts. It's a form of winning hearts and minds that's gaining traction among world governments.
Tokyo had long maintained the cache of highly enriched uranium and weapons-grade plutonium for research purposes. The deal is a major nonproliferation victory for the White House.
The Blue Line train jumped the tracks at O'Hare International Airport around 2:50 a.m. local time on Monday. Officials say none of the injuries are life-threatening.
Prime Minister Najib Razak says new analysis by satellite company Inmarsat shows that the plane took a southerly route toward an area off western Australia "far from any landing sites."
As a long-planned summit in the Netherlands gets underway, Russian troops have occupied nearly all of the military bases on the Black Sea peninsula.
In Washington state, a county official says scores of people remain unaccounted for. A wall of mud swept across the Stillaguamish River on Saturday into a community north of Seattle.
The tiny fishing town of Cordova, Alaska, has weathered disruption in every facet of life since an oil tanker ran aground in 1989, spilling millions of gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.
Juarez, Mexico — terrifyingly violent a few years ago — is quieter now. But life across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, is still difficult for many.
Connecticut opened retail stores to market its health insurance exchange. Some customers are getting insurance for the first time and others are hoping to lower their premiums.
There is just one week left to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Julie Rovner answers last-minute questions about what happens after that.
The president's party is counting on sophisticated field operations to stave off defeat in November. But in the year's first test, a Florida special election, the effort fell short.
The No. 3 seed Cyclones (28-7) are headed to New York City, where they will play No. 7 seed Connecticut in the East Regional semifinals next week.