Thousands of migrants have found themselves stranded in the French port of Calais. Most are waiting for a chance to illegally enter Britain, but others trying to create a new life in France.
A study finds links between emotional styles and musical taste. People who are empathetic like more mellow songs, but "systemizers" who try to understand behavioral rules enjoy more intense music.
The economy likely added about 220,000 jobs in July, according to surveys of economists. That just about matches the job creation number for June, and should put the unemployment rate at 5.3 percent.
The other candidates on stage each had their moments, but from an opening test of Trump's party loyalty to a needling closer by ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, eyes were on the poll-leading tycoon.
We asked listeners to send the sounds of their backyard wildlife, especially if they had no idea what creature was making them. The experts at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help solve one mystery.
The next leader of the Senate's Democrats, New York's Chuck Schumer, says he won't vote for President Obama's Iran deal. It's a big blow coming from the most influential Jewish voice in Congress.
"Shaun the Sheep," a character from the stop-motion animation films, now has his own movie — an absurd and unstoppably amusing feature, says NPR's critic.
Not too long ago, a New York taxi medallion was worth more than a million dollars. Gene Friedman managed to buy more than 1,000. But that was before Uber, and now people like Friedman face bankruptcy.
This week jurors heard victim impact statements from family members of the 12 people James Holmes killed in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater. They start death penalty deliberations today.
Since officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., police have found themselves under lots of scrutiny. The most immediate effect has been widespread adoption of body cameras.
After Michael Brown's death, there was optimism about broad change within the city — and the St. Louis region. But a year later there's concern that the promised public policy push might never happen.
Airstrikes have helped push back the Islamic State in some places, but the group has gained in other areas. Pentagon officials say the U.S. operation may need another two years or more to succeed.
Hillary Clinton's staff tried to counter the Republican candidates' comments in real time. Bernie Sanders posted his thoughts, too. Meanwhile Clinton was across the country at a big-ticket fundraiser.
In the prime-time Republican presidential debate Thursday, the candidates bragged about their records as governors and in the private sector, but the facts didn't always add up.