On April 12, 2015, the world will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jonas Salk's vaccine that led to the eradication of polio.
A blind man who was sold actual grass instead of the grass he was looking for has told a French court that it was he, and not his guide dog, who bit a deceitful dealer.
NPR has learned that the former first lady and secretary of state will formally announce her plan to seek the Democratic nomination, ending years of speculation about her intentions.
Lawmakers in Islamabad instead approved a draft resolution calling on the government to play a mediating role in the conflict against the Houthi rebels.
The courts have agreed to set uniform fees and fines, changing a process that fueled anger and frustration with the legal system in Ferguson, Mo.
HBO's Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley all start new seasons Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says these three shows just might form the best Sunday night lineup on TV this spring.
The tornado was so massive and the damage so extensive that in some areas, plows had to push debris off the streets so emergency crews could reach survivors.
Drug overdoses — many from opioid painkillers — cause more deaths in the U.S. than car crashes, shootings or alcohol. But stigma keeps many addicts from an antidote that could quickly save them.
Supercell thunderstorms produced a large tornado that touched down Thursday night in northern Illinois, killing one person in a tiny community as severe weather pummeled the Midwest.
Courts have ruled that civilians have a constitutional right to videotape police encounters in public. But civilians are not allowed to interfere with police activity.
President Obama said the State Department completed its review. The AP and Reuters are reporting that the department has recommended removing Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
For the first time ever, two black dancers will star in 'Swan Lake' in a major American production. NPR's Elizabeth Blair peeks behind the curtain to see why it's been so hard for ballet to diversify.
Police told media outlets that the man was guarding the gate outside the facility. Police said he had suffered "life threatening injuries."
About one-third of black and Hispanic teens say they're online just about all the time, compared with about 1-in-5 whites, a new study says. Experts say smartphones are defining teens' social habits.
NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman offers this analysis of the vice president's speech Thursday on U.S. Iraq policy.
North Charleston Officer Michael Slager can be seen stopping Walter Scott. Slager shot and killed Scott — an incident captured in a separate video. Slager has been charged with the killing and fired.
The legislature has passed a bill that would bar people on public assistance from using cash aid on theme parks, pools and casinos, or from withdrawing more than $25 per day from the ATM.
Brands increasingly see tweens as a distinct consumer group. From menstruation products to underwear, advertisers are targeting young girls in an informal tone to gain loyal customers earlier on.
The report says many of the police and court practices highlighted in a recent federal investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., police department occur in California as well.
Printers blew up. People took the photo stickers home. But in the end, art professor Mary Beth Heffernan succeeded in bringing a human face to the scary-looking protective gear.