The Afghan Taliban confirmed that a U.S. drone strike killed their leader last week, and they announced his successor: Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, an extremist scholar without military experience.
A Bay Area distillery has created a vodka mixed with fog. And in South Korea, there's now special hangover ice cream. It uses fruit from the Japanese raisin tree, long used as a hangover cure.
Justin Cronin's blood-and-thunder tale of a viral vampire apocalypse began in 2010 with The Passage. He brings it to a rousing conclusion in his new book, hitting all the beats fans have waited for.
A brawl broke out when police officers played against firefighters. A police statement read, "football is a competitive sport whether it is the NFL Super Bowl or the annual NYPD-FDNY Challenge."
The author of a new meta-analysis says the importance of grit — a concept that has gained wide traction in education circles — has been exaggerated.
President Obama recently signed a bill striking the term "Oriental" from federal law. It was a reminder for NPR's Kat Chow of the fact that her father still uses the word — to describe himself.
Police officers were hit by rocks as anti-Trump demonstrators charged barriers and threw various items. The police responded with smoke grenades and pepper spray.
Disney will soon open a $5 billion theme park in Shanghai, its second in China. A Chinese real estate mogul predicts he will leave Disney in the dust, as he builds the world's largest tourism company.
Cosby, accused by dozens of women of sexual assault, is charged with 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault in a case involving an ex-Temple University employee, who says Cosby assaulted her in 2004.
Sanders hopes to pick up one more delegate. Currently, results show Hillary Clinton beat Sanders by half of a percentage point. Renee Montagne talks to Sanders' supporter Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon.
Greek police are evacuating thousands of asylum-seekers, who were hoping to make it to northern Europe, from a makeshift border camp. They will be bused to army-run camps across the country.
Data show housing prices have climbed around 80 percent over the past eight years. The trend is upsetting Israelis and alarming politicians as they deal with policies that helped cause the high costs.
Obama's last stop of his Asia visit is Japan. David Greene talks to Evan Medeiros, former chief adviser for Asia on the National Security Council. He now heads Asia research at the Eurasia Group.
If Russian athletes are allowed to compete in Rio without proper vetting of doping allegations, it'll be history repeating itself when Soviet athletes were suspected of doping in the 1970s and '80s.
The international law enforcement agency holds a rare open house in Washington, D.C. 190 countries belong to Interpol, which issues global alerts on fugitives and collects info on stolen ID documents.
Renee Montagne talks to Gabriel Sanchez of the University of New Mexico for a preview the June 7 primaries and the way the Latino voting bloc is expected to influence campaign strategies.
David Greene talks to aviation analyst Alex Macheras about the crash of EgyptAir flight 804. The plane plunged into the Mediterranean Sea last Thursday, while en route from Paris to Cairo.
We have the second report in a probe into who profits when disaster strikes. NPR and the PBS show Frontline examine the millions wasted when state disaster recovery programs aren't up to the job.
It's the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages for low-income workers.
Rising sea levels put extra pressure on coastal bedrock in South Florida. Eventually, as seawater moves in, it could contaminate plants on the surface and the region's stores of fresh water beneath.