Women and girls are at increased risk of violence during humanitarian crises. But resources to address that often come after the initial disaster response. This week, aid groups and governments pledged to do something about it.
The little caped crusader has won many hearts. Five-year-old Miles Scott, a.k.a. Batkid, has battled leukemia and archcriminals. Fans continue to marvel at the feel-good time that was had in San Francisco as he got his wish.
The Food and Drug Administration approved a pacemaker-like device for patients whose epilepsy can't be controlled with drugs. The device senses when seizures are coming and stops them by sending electronic signals through wires inserted deep in the brain.
While polls show many Americans are uneasy with government actions revealed by NSA leaker Edward Snowden, one profession in particular seems to be alarmed. A new survey of professional writers finds them much more concerned than the general public. An organization of writers says that a large majority of its members have "never been as worried about privacy rights and freedom of the press as they are today."
President Obama tried to stanch mounting criticism of his health care law this week by announcing that state regulators can let insurance companies renew policies for 2014 that don't meet minimum requirements of the Affordable Care Act. But the change isn't sitting well with some state insurance regulators, and several say they won't go along with Obama's idea.
More than a week after Typhoon Haiyan decimated parts of the Philippines, many residents there are still awaiting help to secure food and shelter. The official death toll has climbed to more than 3,600. And the United Nations now estimates that the storm left nearly 2 million people homeless.
It's a mystery: What caused him to fall from a small plane flying over the Atlantic near Miami? Now one important clue. His body appears to have been found.
In the typhoon-ravaged heart of the Philippines, many hospitals were badly damaged or destroyed by the storm. NPR photojournalist David Gilkey takes a look at one hospital that continues to operate despite a lack of food, water or medical supplies.
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera allegedly shot and killed the unarmed teenagers, ordered the death of another, and then lied about what had happened.