Algerian extremists have killed a French hostage that they've been holding since Sunday. France's president condemned the murder but said it wouldn't change the policy of attacking Islamist militants.
The English conductor, keyboard player and musicologist died Wednesday at age 73. He used modern scholarship and keen musicianship to bring new life to works by Handel and Bach, Mozart and Haydn.
President Obama told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday that the world stands at a crossroads between war and peace. NPR's Scott Horsley speaks with Audie Cornish from New York City.
After the border terrier was missing for days, family members took their doorbell and started ringing it down rabbit holes in nearby fields. Deep underground, Henry started barking in response.
A suburban Denver woman paid $106 for a 20-mile Uber ride to an Elton John concert. But when she had to get back, she discovered Uber wanted $443.
Audie Cornish talks to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, the morning after President Obama addressed the U.N. Climate Summit.
Jozef Wesolowski is the first high-ranking Vatican official to face criminal charges for sexually abusing children. Steve Inskeep talks to Joshua McElwee of the National Catholic Reporter.
After more than a month of airstrikes by the U.S., the Islamic State is no longer advancing in Iraq. But it hasn't been forced out of any big cities either.
Audie Cornish talks to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz the morning after President Obama addressed the U.N. Climate Summit.
Heads of state from well over 100 countries came to New York City this week to find ways to slow climate change. Tuesday began with speechmaking at the United Nations, and then diplomats spent the afternoon proposing practical solutions. The summit is a dry run for a meeting next year to draft a new treaty on global warming.
Hundreds of police are combing the woods for the suspect in an ambush of a Pennsylvania State Police barracks earlier this month, unsettling residents of the quiet village of Canadensis in the Pocono Mountains.
Steve Inskeep interviews Vice Media founder and CEO Shane Smith about the reasons behind the rapid growth of his news and entertainment company.
One terrorist group targeted inside Syria was a little known al-Qaida offshoot called the Khorasan Group. It was created by al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to take advantage of the crisis in Syria.
President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in the morning about the threat posed by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. And in the afternoon, he hosts a meeting of the Security Counsel.
Analysis finds that federal agencies green-light projects in late September to fund them before the fiscal year expires. And quality suffers, compared with projects approved at other times of year.
Now that the U.S. is conducting airstrikes in Syria, what are Iraqis in areas threatened by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, saying about how U.S. airstrikes have worked against the group there?
It costs $35 million a week to feed Syrian refugees but the coffers are almost bare. Steve Inskeep talks to Mohannad Hadi of the World Food Program about the looming food shortage for Syrian refugees.
Ferrari is recalling one of its flashiest sports cars, the 458. Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish explain why.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that West Africa could have more than a million cases of Ebola by the end of January 2015 — if nothing is done to slow down the epidemic.
Big aid agencies are gearing up to help Ebola-ravaged countries. Small communities are also pitching in. The Y in Missoula, for example, is raising money to help the Y in Freetown.