Alexander Bernstein spent 29 days in jail after a field test indicated a powdery substance in the car was cocaine. Laboratory tests revealed that Bernstein was behind bars for transporting soap.
Frank Deford wonders: Once the games are over, are the football players really accepted, or are they just hired hands?
Police have surrounded an apartment in Saint Denis, a northern suburb of Paris. The main target of the raid is a man they think was behind last week's terrorist attacks which killed 129 people.
An octogenarian dyes her hair bright blue, and reflects on the cultural fixation with women's looks.
Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans about the actor's announcement that he is HIV-positive. Sheen said he has paid millions to keep his health issue a secret for years.
Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, about the ISIS threat, U.S. governors not wanting to accept Syrian refugees and the possibility of peace in Syria.
One new teacher in 10 will quit by the end of the first year. One teacher coined a phrase that explains why: Dark, Evil Vortex of Late September, October, and November. DEVOLSON.
Russian has finally acknowledged a bomb brought down a Russian jetliner over Egypt last month. It's the first time officials said terrorists caused the crash that killed all 224 people on the plane.
The people at the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year got creative. This year's new word is really an emoji entitled: "Face with Tears of Joy." The frequency of its use tripled in 2015.
After last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, governors across the U.S. say they won't take Syrian refugees — citing the risk that terrorists could use the program to slip into the country.
Paris has long been a city of immigrants. But there are now fears of repercussions against the refugees who are streaming into Europe at a faster pace from places like Syria.
People stopped to honor the dead in Metro stations, at makeshift memorials and at sites like the Eiffel Tower. Hotel staff members also went outside to take part in the moment of silence.
Some Pakistani comedians posted a video on Facebook, denouncing the Paris attacks as the work of deranged individuals and reminding viewers that Muslims are the most numerous victims of terror.
Lydia Smith, 87, is one of the 2.6 million women aged 65 and over living at or below the poverty line. Older women are more than twice as likely as men to live in poverty.
A day before the Paris attacks, two suicide bombers killed more than 40 people in a crowded commercial district of Beirut, Lebanon. Did the news media cover each story equally?
Steve Inskeep talks to Mary Beth Long, former assistant secretary of Defense and current adviser to NATO, about the Islamic State's terror campaign, and the efforts underway to combat the threat.
Kerry is the first high-ranking U.S. official to visit Paris after last week's attacks. He said U.S. and French officials talked about what can be done to step up the efforts to fight ISIS.
The White House will soon send Congress its proposal to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A Colorado town that hosts a federal and state prison debate taking in the detainees.
Molenbeek has come into focus after the Paris terrorist attacks. Two suspects were arrested there. and this isn't the first time the neighborhood has been tied to terrorism.
There's still such a chill in Paris — even the weather turned cold and dreary since the attacks. A Muslim leaving a mosque says people have been shooting him dirty looks.