An Iranian regional passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from the capital, Tehran, killing 48 people onboard, state media reported.
Residents of a town near the Gaza border say they know how to respond to rocket fire. They're less certain about how to protect themselves from potential attacks by militants using secret tunnels.
The self-styled prime minister of the Independent Donetsk republic says his forces are willing to stop the fighting to avert a humanitarian crisis.
Black people who are more recent immigrants to the United States are often seen very differently than are blacks who are native-born — as reactions to a recent speech from President Obama remind us.
Speaking at the White House, the president says the humanitarian and military problems in the country are "a long-term project."
When construction made his trip to town take 10 times longer, a businessman made a deal with a local farmer over a pint at the pub and built a private toll road.
At RedState's convention Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried to capture the attention of GOP voters, but they two-stepped around the question of whether they will run in 2016.
The saucer-like Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator went up 190,000 feet to simulate the conditions of an orbital entry at the red planet.
Dozens of targets have been hit since the 3-day truce ended on Friday, while Hamas has launched 70 rockets into Israel.
Where did it start? Why are some patients able to survive? Shouldn't we be more concerned about malaria? Dr. Darin Portnoy of Doctors Without Borders answers your queries.
In the latest humanitarian drop, U.S. cargo planes supplied Yazidis trapped by the fighting with tons of food and water.
Eleven states and Washington, D.C., have passed laws to grant driver's licenses to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But applicants face hurdles, like language barriers and fear of deportation.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is in India. The visit is part of a broader U.S. strategy to strengthen alliances in Asia and the Pacific.
Some Europeans say anti-Semitism has increased in the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with correspondents Eleanor Beardsley and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
Hackers and cybersleuths abound at two tech conferences in Las Vegas. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to correspondent Aarti Shahani about what new technological threats are lurking.
Kurdish peshmerga forces are fighting Islamic militants threatening the region. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks to Qubad Talabani of the Kurdistan regional government about U.S. aid.
Their hopes for peace dashed, Palestinians in Gaza are returning to UN shelters — despite the discomfort and uncertain safety — as fighting between Hamas and Israel resumes.
The FCC made more than 1 million net neutrality comments available, hackers gathered to talk about home appliances that might be spies, and Google scans your "Gmails" for child pornography.
NPR Ed takes on the question that has long divided parents and experts alike.
Jesse Saperstein says he made lots of mistakes while dating as a young man with Asperger's. He hopes his hard-won experience will help others tell the difference between enthusiasm and stalking.