One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.
Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from IKEA." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like IKEA furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."
Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.
Hickox, who returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested negative for Ebola upon her return, and she has no symptoms — so she says she poses no threat to the public.
Audie Cornish remembers former Boston mayor Tom Menino, who died Thursday.
Boston's longest-serving mayor, Tom Menino, died Thursday after a protracted battle with cancer. He was the city's mayor from 1993 until earlier this year.
For Halloween, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello remembers scaring up some frights from his first job at a movie theater.
Some violence marred the celebration in San Francisco after the Giants beat the Kansas City Royals in this year's World Series, but the city is now gearing up for its victory parade tomorrow.
A Canadian actress has put her name to allegations of forcible sex, joining more than a half dozen others who have anonymously told the Toronto Star that they were assaulted by recently-fired CBC host Jian Ghomeshi.
There's supposed to be a ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine, but in Donetsk there's been a continuing fierce battle for control of the city's airport. Meanwhile, anti-Ukrainian separatists are holding elections on Sunday to support their demands for an independent state
When he was an undercover FBI agent, Michael Grimm adopted the persona of "Mikey Suits" to catch alleged mobsters. Now a congressman from Staten Island, Grimm is the target of tax evasion charges.
The case, in which agents allowed a man to go through with potentially illegal behavior to try to catch bigger fish, is reminiscent of the gun-walking scandal that plagued the ATF for years.
The song is the exuberant sound of a novice exploring the possibilities of alternative electronic dance music with no real rule book or manual at his disposal.
A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.
The 19th U.S. president didn't leave much of a legacy at home. But in Paraguay, he's a hero, credited with helping save the nation after a disastrous war with its South American neighbors.
Hear a live set from the banjo master, who's long been expanding the instrument's possibilities.
The risk of developing tuberculosis soars when someone has diabetes. The threat of a double pandemic is a challenge for the medical profession, where different docs typically treat each disease.
Swift has received accolades and damnation mostly for her image or the messages she supposedly sends, which must be irritating for a musician so clearly devoted to perfecting her techniques.
Celebrate Saturday's holiday (and, by extension, lost loved ones) with laughter, tears and music.
A young doctor put on a protective suit so he could examine a man who might be sick with SARS. It was hard to tell who was more frightened: the doctor or the patient.