A Texas jury reached a unanimous guilty verdict in the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, the ex-Marine charged with killing former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, author of American Sniper.
NASCAR suspending a driver accused of domestic violence, and the NFL considering allowing two teams to share a stadium? Sports commentator Frank Deford is pleased.
Virginia Heffernan and Paul Ford have never met but they have crossed paths, and they've been sending fake work emails to see who most horrifies the other. They published them on the website Medium.
Jury selection continues in the trials of the Boston marathon bombing and the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting. The prosecutors in both are seeking the death penalty. The process could take months.
Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report that in Southern California, two NFL rivals may team up. The San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders have proposed a new stadium that they would share in Los Angeles, beginning as soon as fall 2016.
The Caracas mayor was arrested on charges of plotting to overthrow the government. Steve Inskeep talks to freelance journalist Girish Gupta.
Renee Montagne talks to reporter Linda Kintsler, of "Foreign Policy" magazine, about the series of bomb attacks in Ukraine. Many people, especially residents in the city of Kharkiv, fear this is a sign the war is about the spread in their direction.
Can tweets be analyzed to predict heart disease? New research suggests the answer is yes.
Fashion collides with religion at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. On one side is the retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, and on the other, a 17-year-old job applicant who was highly rated for hiring but then discarded because she wore a Muslim headscarf.
Work has resumed at West Coast ports after nearly nine months of slow downs and work stoppages. Despite last week's tentative labor agreement, it could take months to get things back to normal.
Two species of fern that diverged 60 million years ago are as evolutionarily distant as, say, elephants and manatees. Nonetheless, the two species recently produced a hybrid, say astounded botanists.
A levee project would cordon off lucrative farmland along the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri. But small towns in Illinois say that puts them at risk of flooding while protecting rich farmers.
Oklahoma oil is expensive to produce, so the sharp drop in prices has forced many drilling companies to cut jobs. If prices stay low, the pain could spread to the banks that finance the oil industry.
Research shows that missing school in the crucial early days of school leads to problems later on. In Los Angeles, educators are working to raise kindergarten attendance.
Capitalist Nelson Rockefeller and painter Diego Rivera clashed over a political mural in the 1930s. Now their daughters have teamed up to preserve both their fathers' legacies and the art they loved.
Young people between the ages of 18 and 35 spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year. NPR asked some in this group how brands and corporations can get their attention.
Longtime Morning Edition commentator Sandip Roy has written a new novel, propelled by family secrets, that criss-crosses back and forth between the two "Cals" in his life: California and Calcutta.
Once a booming timber area, Grays Harbor County is the site of three proposed oil terminals. The local fishing industry sees the uptick in oil movement as a big risk, with limited economic benefits.
At the Academy Awards, many of the big winners were expected — but the ceremony drew energy from their speeches, which addressed a gamut of issues, from equal pay for women to immigration.
During his visit to India, President Obama planted a tree. It was covered in leaves just three weeks ago, and now it is bare. Authorities say that type of tree often loses leaves this time of year.