Companies like Nestle are being eyed for how and where they're drawing the water. Steve Inskeep talks to Ian James, a reporter with The Desert Sun Newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif.
Steve Inskeep talks to Andre Perache of Doctors Without Borders about the situation in Yemen, where a humanitarian ceasefire began on Tuesday. Houthi rebels have controlled the capital for months.
No one has been a late-night TV host longer than David Letterman, who retires Wednesday after 33 years. Here's what he told NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans on leaving the Ed Sullivan Theater one last time.
A mouse brain boasts more than 200 different kinds of cells, say scientists, who are busy cataloging everything known about each type. Next up: a data trove of details on human brain cells.
NYPD officer Peter Liang has been indicted for the death of Akai Gurley. Some in the Asian-American community support holding Liang accountable; others say he is being scapegoated because of his race.
Even after the psychological pain is effectively treated, damage from long years of depression may linger. It seems to double the risk of stroke among adults over age 50, research suggests.
One officer says relations with the public are "about as bad as I've seen," as a take-charge method of policing collides with a more skeptical citizenry that can record and disseminate video anywhere.
Henry Folger once spent nearly a year's salary on a William Shakespeare first folio. In The Millionaire and the Bard, Andrea Mays chronicles his obsession with collecting the playwright's work.
Philadelphia native Gene Demby was 4 years old when city police dropped a bomb on a house of black activists in his hometown. Thirty years later, he's still trying to make sense of it all.
A Labrador Retriever named Saydee recently completed training, and now she's able to detect illegally caught fish. She made her for bust: 2 men in Bridgeport, Ct., had taken undersized striped bass.
Montgomery County, Pa., subsidizes assisted living for about 20 older people. The Intelligencer in Doylestown reports the man man sold liquor to fellow residents and used the profit to pay for a date.
There are about 16 vinyl press plants still operating in the U.S. While there were about 9 million vinyl records sold in the U.S. overall last year — that's just a sliver of total album sales.
With Nepal suffering its second massive earthquake in a month, Renee Montagne learns about the impact on the ground from Jen Hardy, an aid worker with Catholic Relief Services.
Facebook and several media companies have announced that news articles will now be published directly into users News Feeds. The articles will come from The New York Times, NBC News and others.
It was announced on Tuesday that Verizon is buying AOL for $4.4 billion. AOL's dial-up business has roughly two million subscribers. But years into the broadband age, many people still have their AOL accounts. What other subscriptions are they holding on to?
Of the six Gulf nations that will be represented in Washington, D.C., at a summit hosted by President Obama, only two will be represented by their monarchs. The aim of the gathering is to build support for a nuclear accord with Iran.
ABC announced that it's bringing back the Muppets. Kermit, Miss Piggy and friends will star in a new series this fall.
An Amtrak train that was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York Tuesday night derailed in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia. At least five people were killed. Dozens of others were taken to area hospitals. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
Ananta Bijoy Das wrote for a website once moderated by another writer, killed in a similar way. To learn more, Steve Inskeep talks to Syed Zain Al-Mahmood of The Wall Street Journal in Dhaka.
In addition to his presidential library, Obama will focus on young people — particularly young men of color through an organization he started at the White House called My Brother's Keeper.