Uber is deploying a fleet of self-driving cars on the streets of Pittsburgh. Uber employees will be in the front seats, but they will be trying to let technology do the driving.
The Gaza Strip has one of the world's worst performing economies. Economists in Gaza, however, have noticed that as more men struggle to find work, women are picking up some of the slack.
For the past 5 years, one southern fishing village has stood out among others in China. Residents ousted Communist Party leaders and elected one of their own. But authorities quashed the uprising.
President Obama campaigned for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. Her camp continues to go back and forth with the Trump campaign over Clinton's remark that half of his supporters are "deplorables."
For the first time since 2007, U.S. household income rose last year. And, according to the Census Bureau, that helped push down the number of people living in poverty to 53 million.
The World Cup of Hockey starts this week, and it features two non-national teams: a Team Europe and a Team North America, which highlights the best U.S. and Canadian players under the age of 23.
To help improve pro gamers' performance, physical trainers are tailoring their services for e-athletes. Pros search for performance edges that will help them win sponsorships and competitions.
People in dozens of cities protested against the North Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday, including Sen. Bernie Sanders. In North Dakota, where opposition began, more protesters were arrested.
Steve Inskeep talks to Peter Dutton, Australia's immigration minister, about that country's policy of keeping asylum seekers detained on the island of Nauru.
Campaigning in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Trump released a proposal for a tax credit for child care expenses. He wants parents to be able to deduct the average cost of child care from their taxes.
A N.J. church group offered to help resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S. and members received a special case: a family of 6 with a father badly wounded. It's a year-long commitment for the volunteers.
Video games are big business with high stakes for pro players. To help perform better, personal trainers are tailoring their services for gamers. Routines including yoga, weight lifting and cardio.
Secretary of State John Kerry tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that the new U.S.-Russia cease-fire deal in Syria is the best option under the circumstances. Without it, he says, there would be more deaths.
Boston Light, the nation's first lighthouse, first lit up the Boston coast 300 years ago. Its resident keeper — one of the last in the country — calls it "the best government housing" in the U.S.
The number of claims for workplace retaliation filed at the EEOC have been on the rise and now make up nearly half of all complaints. Some experts in the field have faced it themselves.
Last year the country was declared polio-free. Now there are 3 new cases. And Boko Haram militants are the biggest obstacle to getting rid of the virus.
An Australia woman noticed her fish choking on a pebble in his tank. She rushed to the vet, who dripped anesthetic into the fish's water and then pried the pebble out of its throat.
Picton, Australia, suffered traffic delays when 2 drivers confronted each other on a one-lane bridge. In Allentown, Pa., marathon runners were backed up when a train crossed the track at miles seven.
Gap health insurance plans are meant to cover one-time events like a sudden hospitalization or critical illness. So when the health care law required everyone to get some form of major medical insurance, the need for gap coverage should have disappeared. Instead, there's renewed interest in the plans.
A refugee fled Iran where he says he was often jailed. His goal is Australia, but he's landed on the Pacific island of Nauru. He has refugee status, but the trouble is finding a place to resettle him.