There was no major damage or injuries reported from the small, 4.1-magnitude quake, but the unusual temblor comes in addition to the region's equally unusual winter weather.
The Quincy Police Department was one of the first law enforcement agencies to distribute a drug called Naloxone, a drug used to reverse opiate overdoses. Police Lt. Patrick Glynn speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about the experimental move.
Among the highlights of the weekend at the Winter Olympics: The U.S. men's hockey team faces off with the Russians on Saturday. Ice and sparks are expected to fly.
The NFL's report about the Miami Dolphins describes the team's "pattern of harassment." NPR's Scott Simon speaks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the week in sports.
The CDC is using a social media contest to forecast the spread of the flu. Johns Hopkins professor Mark Dredze tells NPR's Scott Simon that tweets like "Bieber fever" make tracking the flu more difficult.
This March will be the third anniversary of the tsunami that led to Japan's nuclear disaster. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to NPR's Anthony Kuhn, who went inside one of the Fukushima reactors.
In the once vibrant city of Beirut, sandbags and blast walls are replacing cafes and coffee shops. As Hezbollah becomes more involved in the Syrian conflict, its supporters in Beirut are facing repercussions.
The Libyan uprising against Moammar Gadhafi was launched three years ago this month. The post-revolutionary situation has gone from bad to worse, with militias overrunning the government in some Libyan cities.