An imposing 16th century stone tomb for the Mogul emperor Humayun has been restored after six years of work. The mausoleum, which had fallen into disrepair, became India's most ambitious heritage conservation project.
Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.
At least one protester is dead as violence breaks out among rival groups rallying in the Thai capital.
It's trial balloon season in presidential politics, a time when long shots and lesser-knowns float their names for 2016. More than a few of them are simply after the free publicity.
If you're a woman, you're probably paid less than your male colleagues — 77 cents on the dollar, to be exact. Now Boston thinks it has a solution to eradicate the wage gap. It starts with getting businesses to sign a pledge.
Crouch built the largest Christian television network in the world. He was widely known for hosting a two-hour religious program with his wife Jan, who was known for her big, pink hair and dramatic makeup.
The poll found that more than half of Americans don't trust drivers, restaurant workers or contractors. This is part of a bigger trend captured by the broader General Social Survey.
What would you pay for a fossil of two complete dinosaurs locked in what seems to be a fight to the death? An auction house put that question to the test with the dinosaurs, discovered in 2006 in the Hell Creek formation of Montana. It got an unexpected answer.
This week, Pope Francis released a new document called the "Evangelii Gaudium" (The Joy of the Gospel). His first major document has captured the attention of Vatican watchers, who describe a vision statement of what Francis sees for the future of the Catholic Church.
Child labor is a reality in Bolivia, where an estimated one in three children work. But few face the danger of the country's child miners. A journalist who reported on the issue says some 3,000 children work in Bolivia's mines, children as young as 6. Some in Bolivia are trying to raise the working age; others want to lower it to legalize this employment of very young children.
On Sept. 21, terrorists attacked the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people. Despite early reports of as many as 15 gunmen, Kenyan police now know that the attack was the work of only four terrorist, all of whom died in the suicide mission. But some other very important questions remain unanswered.
Despite a host of local and state laws meant to create gender parity in the workplace, women of all education levels continue to be paid less than men for the same work. Heather Boushey, an economist with the Center for American Progress, talks about why the gender gap persists.
The Obama administration set a self-imposed deadline of the end of November to have the major kinks worked out in HealthCare.gov, the website at the center of implementation for the Affordable Care Act. In the hours before its deadline, the site was taken offline for repairs. But the White House says the site is in much better shape than it was two months ago, when it launched and promptly failed to work for most users.
The U.S. plans to destroy the chemicals at sea using a process called hydrolysis. The organization charged by the international community with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical stockpile said private companies will likely be contracted to neutralize some other weapons.
According to North Korea, Merrill Newman admitted to being the mastermind of a spy ring. The country released a video of the 85-year-old Korean War veteran reading from a handwritten statement.
Without any timeouts left, Kidd used a creative solution to give his team some time to strategize. The NBA fined him $50,000 for the stunt and last night, Kidd finally talked about the incident.
Dozens have been taken to area hospitals and an unknown number are still trapped. Family members and friends are now in a mad search for their loved ones.
The guidance is different from what Japan is telling its carriers, and some analysts say it could be seen as a concession to China, which broadened its air defense zone last week.
Saturday is the day the White House promised the website for the Affordable Care Act will work for the "vast majority of users." NPR's health policy correspondent Julie Rovner explains what that means, and whether the deadline is going to be met.
Reporter Emily Graslie explores natural history museums, showing us what's going on behind the scenes. Her viewers write her, of course, and in this video, she reads some of those letters. They're not about science. Or Museums. They're about Emily. And it's embarrassing.