Despite a call from some to boycott the GOP's newest Benghazi probe, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats aren't going that far — yet.
Why is it that in thousands of portraits done all over the world, artists emphasize the left side of the subject's face? There's a bias here, and it's hiding in our brains.
Saying Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had violated Thailand's constitution, the Constitutional Court ousted the caretaker leader Wednesday, along with nine ministers.
Ukraine's attempt at "lustration" isn't a case of bad translation. It's a political process aimed at rooting out those tainted by the old regime or corruption. But will it work?
Many American families living in or right above the poverty line have flat-screen TVs, cars and cellphones — so what does living in poverty mean today?
Noah Shaw was diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer when he was just 4 months old. That didn't shake his father's faith in God. But it did drive him to try to invent an early cancer test.
Hawaii transportation officials released video Tuesday of a California teen hopping from a jet's wheel well April 20 after stowing away for a 5½-hour flight.
A settlement filed with a federal bankruptcy judge would create a fund of more than $100 million to compensate victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmacy.
Three states held primary elections Tuesday — Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio. It was a good night for incumbents, but not for Tea Party candidates.
Andy Roeser will step down effective immediately. His leave comes a week after Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the league for making racist comments.
The perennially undermanned U.N. "blue helmet" peacekeepers could get a boost from a contingent drawn from neighboring countries.
A U.N. committee has found that systematic sex abuse by priests in the Catholic Church amounted to torture. At the Holy See's first appearance before the committee, experts on the panel peppered the representative with questions. On Tuesday, the Vatican has a chance to respond.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is in Washington Tuesday for a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry that is likely to be dominated by events in Ukraine.
A new U.S. government report tells an unambiguous story: The planet is warming, climate change is driven primarily by people and it's already affecting Americans, through more frequent or intense heat waves, downpours and, in some regions, floods or droughts.
California Chrome won the 104th Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Melissa Block speaks with Art Sherman, the horse's veteran trainer, about his long career and the three-year-old colt.
Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce player in China. The Internet conglomerate is filing papers in the U.S. for what could be the biggest IPO ever.
A lost song that German composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote in 1842 has been found, but its sudden emergence is clouded in mystery. Why was it found in the U.S., and why was it never published?
Melissa Block speaks with Brian Stone, director of the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology, about the public health effects of climate change.
For the first time in decades, the American Legion is calling for the resignation of a secretary of Veterans Affairs, citing a string of scandals at VA facilities around the country.
The National Climate Assessment was released today. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist, about the report.