New York City will soon offer alternatives to bail for low-level offenders. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with Karin Martin of John Jay College about how this will affect New York's prisons.
Imagine: salads without Kalamata olives and bread without Greek olive oil. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks with Costas Mastoras, owner of a Greek import store in New York, about how turmoil in Greece is affecting his business.
As Greeks wait anxiously to hear if their government's latest plan to win a third bailout has been accepted by European lenders, they are struggling to get by with banks closed and credit cards blocked.
Floridian Cynthia Louis worked at Burger King for 25 years. She left the job because she got sick and then found herself unable to afford health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
A community in the Amazon tries to save its disappearing language with classes for kids, a rap video, radio broadcasts and an online fundraiser.
"We're going to be making sure that [members of Congress] know their constituents care about this stuff," said one industry representative.
One Direction is one of many supporters of today's "global day of action," when citizens will make demands of their leaders. The goal: to send a message to the Financing for Development summit.
The large explosion outside the consulate injured four others and severely damaged the building. An Italian diplomat said the consulate was closed at the time and no staff members were wounded.
NPR's Jon Hamilton, who is reporting on the story for our Newscast unit, says the apology comes in response to an independent report commissioned by the APA itself.
A cheap, oral vaccine — about the size of an "energy shot" — offers fresh hope for preventing cholera epidemics, like the one that has killed nearly 10,000 people in Haiti.
Progress is being made toward bringing water to thousands of Central Valley residents in underserved communities, where wells have run dry. The question is how long this solution will last.
Pao has been at the center of a controversy following the still-unexplained dismissal of a popular figure in the site's r/IAmA section. She is being replaced by Steve Huffman, the site's original CEO.
Executives at JBS, the world's largest meat producer, know consumers want to know more about how their food is sourced. But the very nature of their business is grisly and sometimes unpalatable.
After the ruling, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said he never violated his oath of office; his lawyers say they'll continue to fight the conviction.
Attorneys for James Holmes argue he was insane at the time of the 2012 attack that killed 12 people. Prosecutors, who are seeking the death penalty, say he knew the difference between right and wrong.
"A Time For Truth" by the Republican Senator and presidential candidate sold enough to hit No. 2 on the newspaper's list. But the sales figures have come in for scrutiny.
Being in one opinion is important, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday. "If you want to make sure you're read, you do it together, and you do it short," she said.
The opening chapter of Go Set A Watchman, Lee's first novel in 55 years, is out. Reactions ran from joy to shock — as readers coped with a plot twist and lingering doubts on the timing of its release.
High doses of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers do increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. But good luck trying to weigh risks and benefits for yourself.
FBI Director James Comey said a bureau employee made a mistake in reviewing Dylann Roof's application to purchase a weapon.