The head of the Food and Drug Administration has been on the job for six years and presided over such controversial decisions as relaxing age restrictions on the Plan B contraceptive.
Author Chris Guillebeau has visited every U.N.-recognized country in the world. He's seen taxi-riding cows, a Mongolian version of Uber and a strong entrepreneurial spirit in the poorest of places.
A prominent presence in the Al-Qaida in Yemen organization, Sheik Harith al-Nadhari was among those who praised the recent attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
In our 50 Great Teachers project, we're telling stories of great teachers. Here are some from our own lives.
"Clearly what we see is that conditions in eastern Ukraine have to change," NATO Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove tells NPR's Renee Montagne.
It's called Trapped in a Room with a Zombie: part problem-solving game, and part interactive theater. If the players haven't solved the puzzles and found the room's key after an hour, they get eaten.
The actor talks about his role on The Walking Dead, and shares his real-life immigrant story. The hit drama returns to AMC this weekend.
When Russell Frederick is done, the children have a classic "old guy" look: bald on top with fringe around edges. It's the "Benjamin Button Special".
John Edwards is sick of laws that have quote "no relevance in 2015." If he gets his way, one Rhode Island law that may be done away is the $5 fine for swearing.
Renee Montagne talks to General Philip Breedlove, the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, as the military alliances meets in Brussels to come up with a strategy on how to contain Russian aggression in Ukraine.
California lawmakers are proposing new limits on the ability of parents to opt out of vaccinations. It's in response to the measles outbreak that originated in that state.
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admits that his story of being on a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq in 2003 was wrong, and apologizes to troops and viewers.
Jeb Bush, who is still not officially in the race for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, was in Detroit on Wednesday. In his first major speech of the year, he seemed very much a candidate road testing a message that will be the centerpiece of a bid for the White House.
In New York, a federal jury found Silk Road operator Ross Ulbricht guilty of seven charges, including money laundering and trafficking narcotics. Silk Road was a massive online drug marketplace.
The Federal Communications Commission is proposing major changes to the way it regulates Internet access. Chairman Tom Wheeler believes stronger, utility-style regulations are needed.
David Greene talks to Andrea Ciocca of the aid agency Doctors Without Borders about how the fighting is affecting the civilian population, and the agency's ability to reach those in need of help.
R&B singer-songwriter Don Covay died on Saturday at the age of 76. Covay's music was recorded by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Chubby Checker, Gladys Knight & the Pips and The Rolling Stones.
An article in the Detroit Free Press went viral earlier this week. It was about James Robertson, a 56-year-old Detroit resident who walks 21 miles to and from his factory job.