A spokesman for the Metro Nashville Police said the suspect was armed with a hatchet and a gun.
In a unanimous vote the 5th Circuit ruled the law, considered one of the toughest in the country, discriminated against minority voters.
Hate mowing the grass? Sarah Baker of Ohio speaks to host Melissa Block about why she's refusing to mow her lawn, and the benefits of letting your land grow wild.
Philadelphia is preparing to welcome Pope Francis and about 2 million of his followers this fall, during the popular pontiff's first visit to the U.S., an event is generating both excitement and anxiety.
Russia staked a claim Tuesday to a vast area of the Arctic Ocean, areas likely to be rich with natural resources. Host Audie Cornish talks to Penn State Arctic expert David Titley.
There's a debate in Pennsylvania about using risk assessment — how likely a person is to commit a future crime — to help determine prison sentences. Melissa Block talks to Ben Casselman of FiveThirtyEight.
Thursday night's GOP debates on Fox News — especially the prime time event, featuring front runner Donald J. Trump — are among the most anticipated cable programs in recent memory.
The U.S. Department of Justice and Los Angeles County have agreed to a settlement in two civil rights investigations into conditions in the Los Angeles County jail system.
On Tuesday, the four major cell phone providers had an outage that effected tens of thousands. The cause is unclear, but experts say our wireless carriers still rely on aging phone infrastructure.
The Fifth Circuit court of appeals has ruled that Texas' voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and has sent it back to a lower court. Host Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Pam Fessler.
Authorities announced Wednesday that a piece of debris found on a French island last week is indeed from a Malaysian Airlines flight that disappeared last year with 239 people aboard.
The Securities and Exchange Commission voted Wednesday on new rules that require public companies to list their chief executives' total annual compensation as a ratio to their workers' median pay.
When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, people scattered. Some decided to stay in their "new towns." In Houston, members of one New Orleans church created a new church with their old members.
The government move against more than 850 websites, most of them pornographic, sparked a firestorm on social media this week. After just four days, the government on Wednesday reversed course.
Bush has gone off-message in potentially damaging ways, most recently in comments about women's health. It may be growing pains of a candidate not yet accustomed to the new media climate.