The 329,000 applications filed last week for unemployment insurance were more than economists expected. One theory: Easter's relatively late date may have skewed the numbers.
The boy hid in the wheel well of a jet that flew Sunday from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. Though temperatures plunged and oxygen was scant, he survived. The father says Allah "saved him."
Also: The shortlist for the 2014 Caine Prize was announced; Richard H. Hoggart, key witness in the obscenity trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover, has died.
A large piece of metal was found this week along the coast of western Australia. But authorities are convinced it is not debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8.
Philip Short's new biography of French president Francois Mitterrand, A Taste for Intrigue, is a compelling, polished portrait of a slippery, contradictory figure who relished reinventing himself.
Authorities say an Afghan security guard opened fire at a hospital run by a U.S.-based Christian group. Two victims were reportedly a father and son. Another U.S. citizen is said to have been hurt.
The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.
The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.
Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.
One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.
While on a visit to Japan, President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.
The Navy released some details of a complaint filed with its inspector general against Capt. Gregory McWherter, who was relieved of duty as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego.
Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago. The death toll neared 160 and more than 140 are still missing.
Nepalese tourism officials traveled to the base camp at Mount Everest Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.
Apple is giving more of its cash to shareholders and will split its stock for the first time in 9 years. It's attempting to charm investors fretting over slow sales growth and the pace of innovation.
If the agency has its way, it will ban sales to minors and keep e-cigarettes out of vending machines. People also would be warned that the nicotine vapor the devices emit is addictive.
The Cubs blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning against the Diamondbacks, teaching a boy a hard lesson on losing.
According to reports, the FCC is set to approve a system in which Internet service providers offer a faster pipe to American homes to content companies willing to pay for it.
On the first leg of his Asian tour, the president stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant. David Gelb, who directed a documentary about the restaurant, says eating there is amazing and nerve-wracking.
Sovaldi has been found to be remarkably effective in curing most patients with common forms of hepatitis C in a matter of months. But the clinical success comes at a high price.