More Americans are hopping on a bus or taking a train to get to work. Public transit ridership in the U.S. is now at the highest that it has been in more than half a century.
None of the estimated 8.7 million entries in Quicken Loans' "Billion $ Bracket Challenge" have survived the first wave of games in the men's college basketball tournament.
As Russia takes control, the story of Reshat Ametov sends an ominous signal to Crimea's Tatars.
Will the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and EU have serious economic consequences? NPR's Scott Simon takes up the question with Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group.
Isra al-Modallal is the first woman to be the public face of Hamas, the conservative group that rules the Palestinian territory. "Brilliant" is how one Gaza observer describes the decision.
Russia has implied that it may act as a spoiler in the Iran nuclear talks in retaliation for Washington-imposed sanctions over events in Ukraine. Correspondent Peter Kenyon joins Scott Simon.
As one of Ukraine's neighbors and a former Soviet satellite state, Poland is deeply affected by Russia's recent annexation of Crimea. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Polish columnist Konstanty Gebert.
Russian President Vladimir Putin completed the annexation of Crimea, signing legislation to take control the contested province. NPR's Gregory Warner gives NPR's Scott Simon the latest from Simferopol.
Images taken four days ago by a Chinese satellite show something large floating in the same general area of the Indian Ocean as in earlier pictures. But searchers didn't find anything Saturday.
Each year, the U.S. loads thousands of tons of coal onto a barge and sends it across the Atlantic. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but no one is trying to end the practice.
A little known provision in the budget keeps a U.S. military installation in Germany heated by anthracite coal. The idea doesn't make a lot of sense anymore, but no one is trying to end the practice.
A few weeks ago, this little frog was frozen solid, hard like an ashtray, basically dead. And then, we don't know how, this amazing thing happened ...
Fat-free products exploded onto the market in the 1990s. Did they change how you eat? We want to know. Tell us how the era influenced your eating habits and share your views on low-fat diets.
Facebook said its CEO Mark Zuckerberg had an "honest talk" with the president and was "grateful for his ... personal engagement."
Satellites have focused the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on the southern Indian Ocean. But without results yet, the effort also highlights the technology's limitations.
The notorious Boston gangster was given a public defender for his trial. He was found guilty of multiple murders and racketeering by a federal jury in August.
Representing U.S. health insurance companies, Karen Ignagni says she would add a "lower tier" to the Affordable Care Act options. That could entice healthier people to join the law's new risk pools.
The U.S.-based credit card companies responded to sanctions imposed on Moscow in the wake of its annexation of Crimea.
The state follows Texas and several others who have seen their same-sex marriage prohibitions overturned in court. Michigan's attorney general has said he will appeal the decision.
The Mercer Bears, a No. 14 seed, defeated the No. 3 Duke Blue Devils today. It is the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far, which means Mercer was doing some dancing.