The Boston Marathon is back, over one year since bombs rocked its finish line. NPR's Jeff Brady discusses the race, its heightened security and Meb Keflezighi, the first American to win it since 1983.
The killing of three people at a checkpoint in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk has increased tension in the town, where a government building is being occupied by pro-Moscow militants.
The proposal awaiting the governor's signature has bipartisan support, despite doctors' opposition. Critics say it could deter expectant mothers from seeking help, or even encourage more abortions.
Growing numbers of Chinese have hired American surrogates, allowing a couple to get around China's ban on the procedure and its birth limits. It also guarantees a coveted U.S. passport.
The Snohomish County medical examiner's office says two more people have been added to the list of the dead from last month's disaster in Washington state.
The U.N. Mission in South Sudan says it has confirmed the killings of more than 400 people who were singled out for their ethnicity after rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu.
A California teen, the FBI says, flew from San Jose to Maui inside the landing gear bay of a Boeing 767. He is said to be OK. He's also very lucky. Nearly everyone else who's tried has died.
Radical rebel groups in Syria and Iraq have gained the upper hand over moderates with Mafia-style protection rackets that force ordinary Iraqis to hand over millions across the border.
A computer scientist used statistical modeling to prove how America is losing its religion. Other factors: A drop in religious upbringing and an increase in college-level education.
Accounts have varied widely about what has happened to girls and young women presumed kidnapped by Islamist extremists. Authorities say 85 are unaccounted for. Families say the number is much higher.
Four years ago, hundreds of children died, exposed to lead dust that was everywhere, created in a rush to process ore for gold. Nigeria is finding its own path to curb that dust — and save kids.
The NCAA council approved new rules allowing student athletes unlimited snacks and meals after a star athlete complained about his hunger. But student advocates say they're still waiting to unionize.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a top 2016 GOP presidential prospect, is stirring curiosity among black leaders for his outreach efforts and activism in reforming mandatory sentencing laws.
The Library of Congress recently added 25 new recordings to its National Recording Registry, but none of them were hip-hop or rap songs. Did it miss a beat?
The recent Heartbleed bug may have prompted many people to change their passwords, but as the Huffington Post's Gerry Smith explains, hackers have been taking sensitive information hostage for years.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the administration expects to broaden criteria under which federal prisoners convicted of drug offenses can apply for pardons or reduced sentences.
A growing number of American mothers are staying home to raise their children, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. Listeners share their own stories about making that choice.
Richard Rhoda of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission discusses a new program that will cover up to two years of community college tuition for all graduates of the state's high schools.
President Obama visits several Asian countries this week. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with business journalists Sudeep Reddy and Roben Farzad about what the trip could mean for the U.S. economy.
In the men's field, Keflezighi ended a 31-year drought for U.S. runners after pulling away from Wilson Chebet of Kenya late in the race.