The brother and mother of a Hamas fighter who was killed in a tunnel recall his path into militancy. They're pleased he died for what they consider a good cause.
Adolescent inmates are subject to "extremely high rates of violence" at Rikers Island, according to a civil rights investigation. For male teens, the prison is "broken," a U.S. attorney said.
Jim Brady, the White House press secretary who was shot in the head by a gunman trying to assassinate President Reagan, has died at age 73. NPR's Brian Naylor reports on a man whose later life was dedicated to changing gun laws.
An unprecedented gathering of African leaders opened in Washington, D.C. The U.S.-Africa Leader's Summit is covering topics including food security, climate change, regional stability and expanded business opportunities between the U.S. and Africa.
It's no secret that men dominate the top positions in Silicon Valley. But there are areas of the tech industry with lots of women: marketing and PR. Their contributions are often key, but overlooked.
The militant group known as the Islamic State has reportedly captured Iraq's largest dam, just another instance in its successful offensive in northwestern Iraq. Melissa Block talks with reporter Jane Arraf about the group's gains.
A weekend-long ban on drinking tap water in Toledo, Ohio, was lifted early Monday. Some 400,000 residents in the region had been told not to drink the water.
Conditions in Libya have gone from bad to worse in recent months, with its main airport now a battleground and foreigners pulling out of the country.
A federal judge has ruled an Alabama abortion law unconstitutional. The measure required doctors to have admitting privileges in nearby hospitals. The ruling comes amid legal fights over just how far states can go to regulate abortion.
Sierra Leone is one of three West African nations hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton is there and has the latest.
Sub-Saharan Africa is the youngest region in the world. American corporations are seeking ways to do business on a continent that is home to 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24.
What makes a great adventure playground? Among other things, lots of freedom, stuff to build ... and a zip line.
Since the hormone oxytocin makes people more social, it's easy to imagine it might cause the social deficits of autism. But a study found children with autism no more likely to be short of oxytocin.
The state last month began requiring welfare applicants to detail their drug history. It's the latest attempt to find a constitutional way to deny assistance to people who use illegal drugs.
Brady became a prominent gun control advocate after being struck by a bullet during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. He was 73.
Two years ago, a group at Las Vegas' annual hacker convention said it could break into air traffic control systems. This year a session will show how a passenger can hack a plane while in the air.
Meanwhile, Kurdish forces are urging the U.S. to provide weapons in the fight against militants with the Islamic State.
The viral video was filmed at a farm in South Africa that specializes in training animals to work in movies.
The law required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The measure is similar to legislation in 10 other states.
Dr. Kent Brantly, the first person to be treated for Ebola in the U.S., arrived in Atlanta Saturday, while the outbreak in West Africa continues to spread. Nigeria says a doctor there has the virus.