A bid to overhaul the National Security Agency has failed. The measure didn't receive enough votes in the Senate Tuesday night to cut off debate. The bill had been approved by the Republican-controlled House in May.
Williams, Scott & Associates is alleged to have threatened debtors with arrest, criminal charges and the loss of driving privileges. The owner and six employees were arrested.
As states struggle to obtain lethal drugs necessary to put someone to death, Ohio lawmakers consider a bill that would shield the ID of any pharmacy or drug maker which provide drugs for executions.
As we wait for the announcement on whether a white police officer will be indicted in the shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, we examine the case before the panel.
Federal regulators want car companies to recall millions of cars with suspect air bags made by Takata corporation. Carmakers have been sending notices first to owners in warmer climates where the bags are thought to pose the greatest danger.
Researchers are gearing up tests in West Africa to see whether blood from Ebola survivors can help people who are sick with the disease. Three specially equipped bloodmobiles have been shipped to Africa, and they could soon be put to use to produce what's called convalescent serum. This is part of a broader effort to test Ebola therapies in West Africa.
Grocery stores and restaurants serve more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of that is never eaten. Demand for pre-cooked meals and pristine produce, in particular, creates a mountain of waste. We visit a grocery store in the Kansas City suburbs working to reduce the amount of food it wastes.
An attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem on Tuesday, left five dead, and many others wounded. Assailants, armed with guns, knives, and axes, attacked during morning prayers. Three U.S. citizens were among those killed, including Kansas City native Rabbi Kalman Levine.
Residents opened their doors to find walls of snow. Since it's only November, those die-hard souls should probably brace for more bad weather.
The newest version of Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas" raised a $1 million within a few minutes of its release on Tuesday. Critics say the song still sends the wrong message about Africa.
Much of the House Democratic leadership is getting along in years, with little prospects for change even after suffering big losses this past election.
All 45 Republicans were on board, but the bill fell short of just one Democrat. It's a project President Obama has not been a fan of.
Since residents couldn't stop the annual march, officials had it sponsored. For every mile the Nazis marched, companies donated to a support group for neo-Nazis who want out.
The century old daily has asked for volunteers in the newsroom after a cost-cutting change in distributors. The job description for reporters, in addition to reporting, distribute up to 600 papers.
Ppolice carried out a court order and peacefully cleared a small section of democracy protesters in downtown. But the bulk of the protest camp remains. The city's protests are nearly 2 months old.
One challenge in evaluating the effectiveness of different medical procedures, is that patients behave differently after different procedures. Is this true for patients getting heart surgery?
Dr. Martin Salia died at Nebraska Medical Center after being evacuated from Sierra Leone, where he worked as a surgeon in several hospitals. Mourners gathered at 1 of the hospitals where he worked.
NPR's Michele Norris concludes her conversation with Marc Quarles of Pacific Grove, California. His six words submission to The Race Card Project: "With Kids, I'm Dad. Alone: Thug."
Americans eat only about half of the meat produced by farm animals. But instead of wasting pounds of uneaten meat, meatpackers re-use the rest to produce everything from pet food to lubricants to pharmaceuticals — in a process known as rendering. As part of our series on food waste, we visit a slaughterhouse and rendering facility to examine what some call the original recycling industry.
Retired NBA player Yao Ming has embarked on a mission to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos in Africa. His goal is to convince people in his native China not to buy ivory. Yao stars in the upcoming documentary "Saving Africa's Giants With Yao Ming."