In Norway, a guy climbed inside a portable toilet to rescue a friend's cellphone. He got stuck down there and firefighters had to use a saw to rescue him — but he got the phone.
Despite being aware that the background music on a documentary about sharks was manipulating them, viewers found they were unable to keep the music from producing a sense of upliftment or of menace.
Many police departments are trying various strategies to help people get into drug treatment rather than arrest them. Over the past year, police in Gloucester, Mass., started an Angel Program.
Wilder played neurotic, funny and emotional characters in some of the classic movies of the 1960s, 70s and 80s — including The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and Silver Streak.
A piano ready for the scrap heap gets one last chance to entertain people in Columbia, Mo. As part of our summer series "The World's a Stage," we find out who's playing it.
Federal officials implemented rules to allow for commercial operations of the small, unmanned aircraft. The rules will also impact on how the media can use drones in news and documentary coverage.
NPR's Leila Fadel has been reporting from Cairo for more than five years. She looks back on that time — from the optimism she arrived with to the massacre that tore Egyptian society apart.
A study in "The Lancet" medical journal shows a teenage pregnancy prevention program involving a baby simulator did not appear to have any long-term effect on reducing the risk of teenage pregnancy. Renee Montagne talks to Sally Brinkman, lead author of the decade-long study that followed 2,800 teens.
NPR and member stations are examining how presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump view America's role in the world. The project is called A Nation Engaged. David Greene talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Joby Warrick about what the candidates will face when it comes to ISIS, and as president, what they might do.
Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Marco Rubio of Florida are favored to win their GOP primaries on Tuesday. So is Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz despite angry opposition.
Vincent Simonetti started playing tuba in high school in the 1950s. It was love at first puff. Now he and his wife, Ethel, have filled a house in Durham, N.C., with tubas for the public to tour.
Surfers once deemed man-made waves weak and mushy compared to the best that break along the coast. Then engineers and an 11-time world champion surfer showed just how good an artificial wave can be.
As police find themselves in encounters that are posted live — including video — they sometimes want to pull the social media plug. But activists say this threatens to censor an electronic witness.
Opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin and former colleagues who have fallen from favor seem to be dying at an unusual rate. Russia-watchers believe the deaths are not random.
As students head back to school, districts are faced with age-old problem of making sure they show up. In St. Louis, one principal resorted to extreme measures: installing washing machines and dryers.
The British network shut down for one hour Saturday morning. It was part of a national event aimed at boosting Britons' fitness levels. Some claimed the blackout was the network's finest programming.
When the British Olympic team landed back after Rio, they quickly realized at baggage claim that their patriotism had a downside. There were rows of bright red suitcases.
Renee Montagne talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at the National Review and a columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
Tennis matches get started on Monday at the U.S. Open in New York. Renee Montagne talks to Courtney Nguyen, senior writer at WTA Insider, who offers a preview on what to look for.
A small suburb of Damascus that was a symbol of resistance is no more. Daraya is all but a ghost town. After years of opposition to the Syrian regime, fighters and civilians are allowed to leave.