As the White House decides to seek congressional approval to conduct the war against militants of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, Renee Montagne talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.
Kayla Mueller, 26, has been confirmed dead by her parents and the White House. She had been held by Islamic State militants since 2013. Friends gathered in Prescott, Ariz., to remember her.
Opening statements are being heard Wednesday in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine accused of killing Navy Seal Chris Kyle. Kyle is the subject of the movie American Sniper.
Iran's leaders have been negotiating a nuclear deal with the U.S. and other countries. A deal could transform Iran, although a final agreement is considered uncertain at best.
NBC News announced it suspended anchor Brian Williams without pay for six months over a story inaccuracy. And, Jon Stewart revealed he would leave Comedy Central's The Daily Show later this year.
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has pinpointed tech breakthroughs that could impact global development. Renee Montagne talks to Shashi Buluswar about implementing some of the ideas.
It's been four years since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned during the Arab Spring. Since then, the new government has cracked down on dissent.
More than 400 performances since the Tiny Desk Concert series began, NPR Music on Thursday will announce the winner of the Tiny Desk Concert Contest to find a great undiscovered musician.
In the U.S., possessing and selling marijuana is a federal crime, so banks have ignored this emerging market. In Canada, financial institutions are beginning to back corporate cannabis producers.
The Hall of Famer led the University of North Carolina to two national titles during his 35-year career coaching basketball. Commentator Frank Deford remembers Smith, who died Saturday.
Many things raise the risk for cancer, including exposure to various toxins and radiation. But our knowledge about the range of chemicals and compounds that can trigger cancer is limited.
"I would call him the grandfather of classical music of the 20th century," says cellist Amit Peled, who grew up idolizing the late master and now tours with his instrument.
Mathematicians at New York University have come up with an answer: 1,000. Previous studies, however, found it only took a few hundred licks to get to the chewy center.
The temporary ban on barking between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. only applies to a three-year-old mutt named Medo. Neighbors were demanding damages from Medo's owner.
Even though a disease like measles can spread easily through a workplace, employers often are reluctant to require employee vaccinations. Hospitals are one big exception.
In North Dakota, falling prices have barely caused a ripple. In Alaska, lawmakers are calling it a "fiscal apocalypse." Wyoming is neither panicking or ignoring the decline in prices.
Nissan's increasing use of temporary workers is coming under scrutiny. The automaker's U.S. workforce now exceeds 22,000. But about half are considered temporary. Unions are eyeing the situation and hoping they will enable to begin unionizing in the south.
New England plow drivers are getting plenty of hours this month. Workers are pulling double and triple shifts to keep the roads clear, and they're running out of places to put the snow.
Nevada gaming officials are mulling a proposal that would allow gambling on the Olympic Games. If approved at a hearing this month, gamblers could start placing bets on the Summer Olympics in 2016.
Twenty-nine African immigrants have died of exposure after being rescued off the Libyan coast by Italian coast guard patrol boats. More migrants fleeing conflict zones are seeking refuge in Europe.