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.
The president begins a week of international travel with Russia's Crimean incursion at the top of his agenda, even as he simultaneously seeks to re-emphasize U.S. influence abroad.
The U.S. is sending military aircraft as well as an increased number of special operations forces to Uganda to assist in the search for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony.
A Chinese plane on Monday spotted a white, square-shaped object in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner.
Searchers found 5 more bodies Sunday in the tangled sludge of a massive landslide in rural Washington state. On Saturday, a wall of debris swept through a riverside neighborhood north of Seattle.
Oil spill cleanup impedes major Texas ship channel
A cold, snowy winter in most of the country hurt economic growth, but forecasters see conditions improving for the rest of the year.
California's strategy for reducing its prison population involves shifting more responsibility for recurring and ex-offenders on local communities.
Vanilla has become a cultural metaphor for blandness and whiteness. It turns out that the flavor's history is rife with conquest and slavery and theft.
The Los Angeles Dodgers' games will no longer be broadcast for free on local television. Time Warner Cable has created a special Dodgers channel, but other TV providers are balking at the price.
Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of Egypt's best-known bloggers, has a long track record of criticizing the government; he's been doing it over the course of four regimes.
The Kansas Jayhawks became the second No. 2 seed to be bumped out of the tournament early. Stanford beat them 60 to 57.
This marks the first time an outbreak of the virus among humans has been detected in the country.
Suárez was hand-picked by the Spanish crown to bring together political factions after the death of dictator Francisco Franco. Suarez died on Sunday at age 81.
Ukraine has a long history of impunity when it comes to its treatment of journalists and activists. A recent incident leaves many wondering if the new government will bring true change.