The president's $3.99 trillion proposal, released Monday, calls for more spending on domestic programs, infrastructure and defense — and includes tax hikes the new Congress is unlikely to approve.
The niche digital portal Acorn holds rights to some of the best-known British TV shows. David Folkenflik reports it's now streaming some of those shows on its own, in competition with PBS and the BBC.
Des Moines, Iowa, wants to control nitrate pollution — often called fertilizer runoff — in nearby rivers. But the best way to reduce it involves planting different crops, not using less fertilizer.
Several times a week Mike Quaglia dons bright red boxing gloves and pummels a hundred-pound punching bag. What's unusual is he has Parkinson's disease and the boxing helps alleviate his symptoms.
Shazia Zia's newborn baby boy was taken from a maternity ward less than a day after she gave birth in Islamabad, and the family, hospital authorities and police officials disagree over who's to blame.
This week, the Fountain, Colo., Fire Department repurposed some firefighting tools for a chillier job: Rescuing cows that had fallen through a half-foot of ice into the freezing water of a local pond.
Last year, the state became the 10th to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. This year, Colorado Republicans made it virtually impossible for those immigrants to get a slot at the DMV.
Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman behind bars for three years for firing a "warning shot" near her estranged husband, was recently released. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Larry Hannan of the Florida Times-Union.
Glaciers moan and groan. They crackle, fizz and rumble. Researchers say the noises they make might help us understand how fast they're melting.
Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste will be deported to Australia. He is one of three Al Jazeera journalists who were arrested in December 2013. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Leila Fadel in Cairo.