There are two narratives about Mohammed Emwazi's past that attempt to explain how he went from a well-to-do background to being internationally notorious.
The Labor Department will draft new rules requiring retirement advisers to put consumers' best interests first. The industry warns low-income people might lose out on financial planning advice.
Bush has appeared almost exclusively before friendly audiences since leaving the Florida governorship eight years ago, but today he faces a crowd of conservative activists.
New Hampshire is the first state to outlaw voting booth selfies. Some call the ban unconstitutional and are challenging it in court. Others argue selfies compromise privacy and enable voter coercion.
Similar legislation has been proposed in North Dakota and Wyoming to allow concealed firearms on K-12 school grounds and college campuses, as a part of a larger effort to expand gun owners' rights.
New episodes of Netflix's House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C. runs too smoothly.
Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.
The president interviews 18-year-old, Noah McQueen, who's participating in a White House mentoring program for young men of color. "It's hard to always make the right decision," McQueen tells Obama.
NPR's John Poole and Sami Yenigun visited the village of Barkedu in Liberia to capture the sights and sounds of life after Ebola in a multimedia essay.
Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He ensured vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence he is talking about it now.
Five men are charged with planning the Sept. 11 attacks. When they appear for proceedings in Guantanamo Bay, people who lost loved ones that day are flown down to the courtroom to bear witness.
Single people represent the fastest growing category of households in the U.S. That's made small dwellings — from micro-apartments to stand-alone tiny houses, a niche force in the real estate market.
Arab youths dissatisfied with the present are looking longingly to the past, and Islam's glory days. That, and a dearth of opportunities, says Jordanian politician Rula Alhroob, make ISIS attractive.
The Israeli leader will meet with Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Harry Reid, D-Nev., after his March 3 speech. Also, two senior Obama administration officials will address the AIPAC conference.
A panel of nutrition experts recommends a diet lower in meat in part because it's better for the Earth. But the meat industry says environmental policy doesn't belong in nutrition guidelines.
Khalid al-Fawwaz was convicted on all four conspiracy charges tied to the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The U.S. has said al-Fawwaz was Osama bin Laden's lieutenant in Britain.
The artist, who uses public spaces for his often-provocative murals, posted images of art created in the Gaza Strip, along with a two-minute video of life in the Palestinian territory.
Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.
President Obama's nominee cleared a major hurdle to succeed Eric Holder. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 to send the nomination to the full chamber where it is expected to pass.
It's enormous, and it grew relatively quickly — less than 900 million years after the Big Bang.