Also: Same sex marriages may begin today in Wyoming; the U.N. says sex crimes are rampant in South Sudan; and the World Series opens tonight between Kansas City and San Francisco.
Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have put a serious dent in the traditional taxi market and are pitching themselves as alternatives to traditional taxis that often pass by passengers of color.
The Atlanta rapper, actor and businessman spoke about being mentored by Andrew Young and using songwriting to talk to himself, as well as everybody else.
MTV premiered R.E.M.'s first music video in the summer of 1981. On Nov. 24, the network will release REMTV, a six-DVD set that includes live performances, television interviews, and a new documentary.
Christopher de Margerie, 63, and three other people died when his private plane collided with a snowplow at an airport in Moscow.
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says his government cannot allow open nominations for his successor, but suggests there's room for compromise on the makeup of a committee to select candidates.
A new biography of the Russian political prankster/author/revolutionary Edward Limonov asks what turns out to be an unanswerable question: What's Limonov thinking, and what does he really want?
Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.
Millennials get a lot of financial and emotional support from their parents, which critics say causes delayed adolescence. But actually this close relationship benefits both kids and parents.
Cheap real estate and widespread Wi-Fi haven't been enough to overcome the lure of the urban lifestyle. In fact, the number of millennials is growing fastest in some of the most expensive places.
China Unicom's tailor has set up a sewing machine, ready to alter concerned customers' pants so that the larger version of the phone will fit in their pockets.
In Fort Collins, Colo., Black Bottle Brewery employees went into two stores and bought their entire inventory of Count Chocula cereal. The brewery says the cereal will go into a series of beers.
The Olympian was convicted of culpable homicide last month — rather than a more serious charge of premeditated murder — for the 2013 fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp in his home.
China Central Television has a guide for helping people pick alternative English names for those studying the language or working for international firms. Among its warnings: "Many Chinese like to pick names that are in fact, not names."
One month into the TV season, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.
The Kurds are now regularly mentioned in the news about the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. But who are they, where do they live and why do Americans need to care? Steve Inskeep turns to NPR's Deb Amos to explain this complicated ethnic group.
In Dallas, the first round of people that came into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are free from quarantine and trying to get back to their daily lives. But the ordeal has taken a logistical and emotional toll.
Japanese and American negotiators have been trying to shore up an agreement on agriculture and automobile tariffs. The two allies are the biggest players in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which, if passed, could pull together 12 nations in one trade pact. But talks haven't been going well lately.
Mia Love is running again in Utah's 4th Congressional District after losing to Democrat Jim Matheson in 2012 by just 768 votes. With Matheson retiring, Love is now the front-runner. If elected, she'd be the first black female Republican elected to Congress.
Game One of the World Series is Tuesday night between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants. The Giants are playing in their third World Series in the last five years, and it's the first for the Royals since 1985. Steve Inskeep gets a preview from NPR's Tom Goldman.