Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.
As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.
Veterans in some rural areas have to travel hundreds of miles on empty interstates to get health care, losing a day of work or sometimes two. A new program lets them see nearby doctors instead.
Jennifer Doudna used to worry that her science wasn't doing anything important. Then some basic research led her team to a discovery that could one day be crucial in healing some genetic diseases.
To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.
Federal judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday struck down Alaska's first-in-the-nation ban on gay marriages. The late Sunday afternoon decision caught many people off guard.
Early on in the epidemic, the government and aid agencies commissioned songs that just ended up terrifying people. But the newer songs on the radio are catchy and danceable — as well as informative.
One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.
Texas health officials have confirmed preliminary tests show a health care worker — who was in contact with the man who died last week of Ebola in Dallas — has been diagnosed with the disease.
Dating from the last quarter of the 4th century B.C., the mosaic covers a space of nearly 15 feet by 10 feet. It features two horses, a man and the god Hermes, in colorful detail.
The city is the latest to honor Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus. But not everyone is happy about the change.
When blood flows over an artificial surface, whether it's an implanted pacemaker or tubing for a dialysis machine, there's an increased risk that a dangerous clot will form.
Cyclone Hudhud is being blamed for several deaths after it struck the port city of Visakhapatnam (often called Vizag), destroying shops and snapping power lines along the coast of the Bay of Bengal.
Shoppers are heading into the heavy-spending season with no new credit safeguards in place. Experts say it'll be at least another year before the U.S. system moves beyond technology from the 1970s.
More than 1,000 people hit the city's streets to protest the recent killing of young black men by police. While much of the event has been peaceful, some arrests took place last night.
With winter approaching, most of the 1.8 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic extremists will be living outside through the winter in Iraq's north, where temperatures frequently drop below freezing.
The total far surpasses the $4 billion Palestinians had said was needed after the recent 50-day war. The U.S. promised $212 million at the session, which Israel agreed not to attend.
Water is a crucial resource to those living along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to researcher Matthew Machowski about how ISIS is using that natural resource as a weapon.
Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Cairo to take part in an international conference on rebuilding Gaza, after Israel's latest military operation against Hamas militants there.
Even in a city stricken with Ebola, people come to the beach. A man on crutches is out for a walk. Little girls collect a fish and a headless Barbie. And an actress dreams of her big break.