Minneapolis ad agency Colle + McVoy is using beer to get its workers to fill out their time sheets. Fill out your time sheet, swipe your card, and you get a free beer.
In Nova Scotia a burglar tried to get away in a canoe. Cops watched from both sides of the harbor until the culprit paddled into a park and tried to run off into the woods. The stolen item: a sword.
The San Francisco Giants took the World Series for the third time in five years Wednesday night, defeating the Kansas Royals 3-2 in Missouri.
Poet Galway Kinnell died Tuesday. His career spanned from the end of World War II to the present, earning him a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Home in Vermont, Kinnell died from leukemia.
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto met with relatives of the 43 missing students. For more than six hours, he listened to the families' frustrations over the slow pace of the investigation.
In presidential elections, Democrats have been on the winning end of the gender gap — but that hasn't been true in midterms. Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about women in this election.
McKamey Manor in San Diego is rated among the scariest places in the country every year around Halloween. The interactive experience lasts for hours, and some critics call it abusive.
Most Americans feel relieved when they see a drop in prices at the pump. Jason Bruns feels the opposite. A higher price of oil is good for him. He owns 10 oil wells in Kansas that produce about two barrels a day.
David Greene continues his reporting in the newest part of the Russian empire, Crimea. He visits a Muslim Tatar community as it celebrates a holiday, with a new Russia-appointed mayor.
Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.
U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State began nearly three months ago, yet there's been relatively few changes on the battlefield. Many analysts say the U.S. effort may not be sufficient.
A new commissioner takes over the case on Nov. 1 and that has many wondering what that means for Google and its long-running antitrust case.
After composer Robert Schumann died, his Violin Concerto languished in a library — until a grandniece of the man he wrote it for got out her Ouija board.
Los Angeles has the highest number of manufacturing jobs in the country. While much of American manufacturing is high end, folks here still hold up the low end, with low-wage, non-union jobs held by immigrants.
Americans donated more than $300 million to the American Red Cross after Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Some are challenging the charity's effectiveness and its priorities. This isn't the first time.
NPR's Christopher Joyce and audio engineer Bill McQuay travel to an abandoned copper mine in search of bats — and their sound.
Republican candidates haven't been emphasizing their message to religious conservatives this year. But polls suggest evangelical Christians could be their most important block of voters come Election Day. David Greene talks to Pastor Bill Tvedt of the Jubilee Family Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Journalists regularly turn to this social media organization to seek out and verify online material that could bolster traditional reporting.
Forty-five years ago, a young obstetrician brought a baby boy into the world. Last month that baby — now a heart surgeon — gave the doctor who delivered him new life.
Former British Marine Stephen Gough has been arrested more than 30 times for public nudity. He filed a suit with the European Court of Human Rights, arguing freedom of expression. It didn't go well.