Writer Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago. He describes what it was like to hear the news — and break it to his family.
American and Cuban diplomats sat face-to-face in Havana this week for historic talks. NPR's Arun Rath talks with correspondent Carrie Kahn about the U.S. and Cuba re-establishing diplomatic ties.
Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.
Bill Belichick says that after an exhaustive investigation he determined that temperature differences between the locker room and the field inadvertently caused the discrepancies.
The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."
Ropes supporting the core piece of wreckage as it was lifted from the sea floor snapped just as the fuselage neared the surface, officials say.
The deadline to pay a $200 million ransom for the lives of Kenji Goto and Haruna Yakaw has passed with no confirmed word from their Islamic State captors.
Rebel rocket fire hit an open-air market in the port city of Mariupol, killing at least 15 civilians.
No, Macauley Culkin didn't die — that was a fake news story you saw on Facebook. This week, Facebook added a feature for reporting hoaxes. NPR's Laura Sydell explains the details to Scott Simon.
Greece could elect an anti-austerity party on Sunday, a development which could trigger another Greek debt crisis.
The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.
The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.
The short film 'Papa Machete,' which is having its U.S. premiere this week at Sundance, introduces viewers to a 70-year-old Haitian farmer who's the master of a secret martial arts form.
The shortstop known as "Mr. Cub," who began his career in the Negro leagues, hit 512 home runs in his 19 seasons with the team and remained a cherished figure to the team and its fans. He was 83.
When she was arrested, Conley was living in the Denver suburb of Arvada. She told FBI agents that she planned to live with a man in Syria and be a camp nurse for ISIS there.
A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.
Several people associated with Modern Farmer tweeted their farewells to the magazine that became known for printing arch photos of handsome animals and writing audacious headlines.
Three Oklahoma inmates say they face the risk of extreme suffering, which would violate the Eighth Amendment.
Dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit, and more of them are having trouble making payments. The situation is evoking comparisons to the subprime mortgage boom.
The city's recruitment effort has a very different feel from years past as it tries to attract more diverse candidates. The force is 80 percent white; the population is more than 30 percent black.