There are also reports that the Sunni militant group had captured Iraq's biggest dam, which controls the water supply for a huge swath of land.
Tampose Mapotheng was born a girl but now lives as a man — a difficult choice in Lesotho. He's spent the summer in the U.S., learning to be a more effective advocate for the LGBTI community.
Jay Ashcroft, the son of the former U.S. attorney general — and governor and senator — is following in his father's footsteps by running for office.
By playing with the physics of wing color, scientists get a glimpse into how butterflies get their colors, and how quickly they can evolve from brown to brilliant.
The soldier resented the Taliban, according to fellow soldiers. But he was apparently upset that male British troops were training female Afghan soldiers, they say.
In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.
The verdict is the first to be handed down against the top Khmer Rouge leadership. As many as 2 million people died in the regime's "killing fields." The two men will serve life in prison.
Iselle was expected to weaken, but that hasn't happened. Officials are urging everyone to prepare and saying that the island is ready.
Playable tests capture learning in action.
Russia was responding to sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its European allies over the crisis in Ukraine. The ban includes all beef, pork, fruit, vegetables and dairy products.
Tether a balloon to the floor of a car, step on the gas, and watch the balloon do something it shouldn't. Ask why. Then discover the answer. Then feel smart.
Snowden has been in exile for a little more than a year, after he leaked a cache of classified documents that revealed some of the United States' most deeply held security secrets.
Estela de Carlotto's grandson was taken as a baby when her daughter was a political prisoner in the 1970s. NPR's David Greene talks to writer Francisco Goldman, who has chronicled her struggle.
Major college sports programs could take a significant step toward sharing their wealth. The NCAA Board of Directors is to vote on a plan to restructure Division I athletics.
Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.
The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.
Take two kids, the same age, who grew up in the same city. Which one is more likely to go to jail ... or college?
German courts have supported some types of assisted suicide, but the ruling party has vowed to stop doctors and organizations it says are profiting from the practice.
The U.S. Army has begun interviewing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his attorney and an Army spokeswoman said Wednesday.
A U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's 1970s terror.