The remake of the seminal TV miniseries begins on the History channel Monday night. Co-producer LeVar Burton says he recognized an opportunity to retell the story "to and for a new generation."
Fallout continues from the standoff between the Republican governor and Democrats — focused heavily on the future of unions. And Tuesday is a key deadline to see if a resolution can be reached.
Ailsa Chang talks to Associated Press reporter Scott Mayerowitz about the shortage of Transportation Security Administration screeners and resulting airport wait times.
Sandor Foldi is Britain's longest-serving ice cream seller, according to the Daily Mirror. He says he's been selling summer's favorite treat for 54 years, and, "I'll keep on till I'm 99."
The move could give the little-known Party more visibility in a year when many voters say they're open to new options. Gary Johnson of New Mexico and William Weld of Massachusetts will top the ticket.
The U.K. likes to boast about how easy it is to do business there, but a profusion of shell companies hides many that are fronts for fraud and corruption. Now the U.K. wants more scrutiny.
Not impressed by some of the art in San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art, a teen had an idea: set eye glasses on the wooden floor and walk away. Sure enough, people surrounded the "new exhibit."
It's a time-honored tradition, win the Indianapolis 500 and down an ice-cold bottle of milk. What kind? According to the website Jalopnik.com, each driver has his own choice, should he win.
David Greene talks to Harnarayan Singh, play-by-play voice for Hockey Night in Canada's Punjabi service. Now into his ninth season in the broadcast booth, Singh's dramatic calls have won him fans even beyond Canada's large Punjabi speaking minority.
Baylor University is removing Kenneth Starr as university president and Art Briles as coach of the football team, following a scathing report on sexual assaults by players against other students, and the failure of university officials to help the victims.
Across Europe there seems to be a rejection of mainstream parties, with a new rush of migrants into Europe this year. Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel seems damaged by the crisis for the first time in her political career.
Businesses in North Carolina says they're still dealing with the fallout of a new law that blocked protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Some restaurants say they've had a reduction in business. Hotels have seen conference organizers cancel conventions to protest the law. And start-ups say some investors are steering clear of North Carolina.
The Japanese city of Hiroshima (hih-roh-shih-mah) remains the city that most symbolizes the horrors of the atomic age. About 140,000 people were killed when that bomb was dropped. Renee Montagne and David Greene talks to NPR's Scott Horsley and Elise Hu, Sheila Smith, an expert in Japanese politics with the Council on Foreign Relations, Rep. Mark Takano (tuk-KAH-no) of California, and Kikue Takagi (KEE-koo-way tuh-KAH-gee), Rep. Takano's second cousin, who survived the attack on Hiroshima.
Samantha Montgomery is an elder care worker in New Orleans who also writes and sings her own songs on YouTube. A composer in Israel spotted her and via social media, they began to work together.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee crowned two champions Thursday night — it's the third straight year the bee has had two winners. Renee Montagne and David Greene report on former winners, and what impact winning the bee has had on their lives.
James Stockdale is best remembered for being the running mate of millionaire Ross Perot in 1992. Stockdale's son remembers him as a Vietnam POW and war hero.
Open office plans have become common. Our "Planet Money" teams has the story of the man who invented the idea to tear down cubicle walls, and why he thought it was a good idea.
Obama plans to update his vision for ridding the world of nuclear weapons. Nuclear doves, however, say they're underwhelmed with Obama's record on reducing the size of the U.S. nuclear stockpile.
Donald Trump spent this week campaigning in states with upcoming primaries. The presumptive GOP nominee has been strengthening elements of his campaign. But his tone remains the same.
Renee Montagne talks to Arizona Superintendent of Education Diane Douglas about the federal directive that transgender students be allowed to use the restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.