Committees are looking at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration after questions arose about how it handles recalls, including General Motors' recall over faulty ignition switches.
The White House is lobbying Congress to authorize a package to arm and train Syria's moderate rebels. The funding is key to Obama's strategy to confront militants known as the Islamic State, or ISIS.
The airline, which has too many flight attendants since its merger with Continental, will offer the early outs in seniority order to those who meet certain service and eligibility
It's a rite of passage for American teenagers: parents hand over the keys, and newly licensed drivers hit the road. Sarah Rivers is a high school junior, and she enjoys driving herself to school.
The NFL has suffered a number of scandals recently, but the sport has emerged relatively unscathed. Commentator Frank Deford asks if anything could change the way Americans feel about football.
When NPR's Kabul bureau caught on fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.
With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.
The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.
Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.
Authorities there say the lane is supposed to remind people that texting while walking may cause "unnecessary collisions."
As you pull up to the window at the Paradise Funeral Chapel in Saginaw, Mich., curtains draw back to reveal the casket, as music plays from overhead.
The NFL has stumbled in the way it has handled a series of abuse investigations involving players. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Monday that three anti-domestic abuse advocates will advise the league. But plenty of criticism remains.
The United States has secured commitments from some Arab nations and allies to cooperate in the battle against the militant group known as Islamic State which is operating in Syria and Iraq. Details are emerging about what the U.S. military will be doing in Iraq, such as establishing a new headquarters on the ground there.
David Greene and Audie Cornish have the Last Word in business.
Negotiations resume this week over Iran's nuclear program, with experts predicting this round could be a "make or break" moment for the long-running diplomatic effort. As negotiators convene in New York, which is also hosting world leaders at the U.N.'s annual General Assembly gathering, the nuclear issue is fighting for attention amid as crisis multiply in the Mideast and elsewhere.
The Camp David Accords-- signed 34 years ago by Egypt and Israel and brokered by the the United States — are considered to be the cornerstone for all subsequent Arab-Israeli negotiations. But peace and stability continue to elude the region. Audie Cornish talks to writer Lawrence Wright about his new book "Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David."
Authors United — the group of some 1,100 writers signed to the publishing company Hachette — has drafted a letter to the members of Amazon's board of directors asking it to intercede in the dispute between the publisher and the online retailer over the price of e-books. The stakes are growing as the fall publishing season gets underway, and the nation's largest bookseller continues to impede sales of Hachette books.
Negotiations resume this week in New York over Iran's nuclear program, but a summer of multiplying crises has world capitals distracted as the talks hit a crucial stage.
A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors to not only garnish wages, but take from a debtor's bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.
While the police shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Mo. has caused high tension among the city's residents, another shooting near Dayton, Ohio has been met with a more measured response.