Russian President Vladimir Putin completed the annexation of Crimea, signing legislation to take control the contested province. NPR's Gregory Warner gives NPR's Scott Simon the latest from Simferopol.
Images taken four days ago by a Chinese satellite show something large floating in the same general area of the Indian Ocean as in earlier pictures. But searchers didn't find anything Saturday.
Each year, the U.S. loads thousands of tons of coal onto a barge and sends it across the Atlantic. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but no one is trying to end the practice.
A little known provision in the budget keeps a U.S. military installation in Germany heated by anthracite coal. The idea doesn't make a lot of sense anymore, but no one is trying to end the practice.
A few weeks ago, this little frog was frozen solid, hard like an ashtray, basically dead. And then, we don't know how, this amazing thing happened ...
Fat-free products exploded onto the market in the 1990s. Did they change how you eat? We want to know. Tell us how the era influenced your eating habits and share your views on low-fat diets.
Facebook said its CEO Mark Zuckerberg had an "honest talk" with the president and was "grateful for his ... personal engagement."
Satellites have focused the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on the southern Indian Ocean. But without results yet, the effort also highlights the technology's limitations.
The notorious Boston gangster was given a public defender for his trial. He was found guilty of multiple murders and racketeering by a federal jury in August.
Representing U.S. health insurance companies, Karen Ignagni says she would add a "lower tier" to the Affordable Care Act options. That could entice healthier people to join the law's new risk pools.
The U.S.-based credit card companies responded to sanctions imposed on Moscow in the wake of its annexation of Crimea.
The state follows Texas and several others who have seen their same-sex marriage prohibitions overturned in court. Michigan's attorney general has said he will appeal the decision.
The Mercer Bears, a No. 14 seed, defeated the No. 3 Duke Blue Devils today. It is the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament so far, which means Mercer was doing some dancing.
A Turkish court is trying to ban Twitter, setting off condemnation of the government's increasingly heavy hand and prompting Turks to find a workaround for the social media site.
O'Neil had most recently focused on oversight of criminal cases and white collar fraud investigations as well as the fallout from cascading leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Dr. Bernd Gans, the president of the Air France 447 Families Association, discusses an open letter that the group wrote in support of the families of passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
As Russia has consolidated its control over Crimea, the Ukrainian government in Kiev has sent mixed messages. Many troops on the ground are feeling increasingly abandoned, with no clear orders at all.
The New York Knicks were once a marquee NBA franchise; now, they're a dysfunctional mess. How do you save the Knicks? Bring in Phil Jackson, of course. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis discusses the hire.
The number of vehicles recalled has more than doubled over the past 20 years — but most notices go unnoticed by the public. "It just starts to become noise," says one auto expert.
Governments can block sites that they deem dangerous, and for Turkey, that now includes Twitter. How does it work? And how are Turkish residents using it anyway?