Once embraced by cities for its beautiful white flowers, disease resistance and ability to grow just about anywhere, the Callery pear is now considered a nuisance due to its smell and invasive nature.
Palestinians often buy and sell land without title deeds, or proof of ownership. That's because most of the land doesn't have them. It's a problem dating back generations.
The Supreme Court hears arguments over same-sex marriage on Tuesday. But laws still exist in many states that allow discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing and public accommodations.
In the aftermath of several police shootings of unarmed black men, many police departments are holding community forums to talk to residents about policing.
Watchmakers have long thrived by selling timepieces that will be cherished as family heirlooms. But, if pragmatism rendered the pocket watch obsolete, what happens when watches become computers?
Hearing about a young woman's struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.
The newly discovered chamber is 4.5 times larger than the shallow reservoir already known and contains enough partially molten rock to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times.
Mahmud ran the city's Second Floor cafe, which she designed as a community space for open dialogue. It had just hosted an event on the political situation in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
Bangladesh's Rana Plaza tragedy, which killed more than a thousand workers, was a wake-up call that working conditions must improve. Efforts are are being made, but the industry has a long way to go.
The movie is the The Ridiculous Six, an apparent spoof of the classic Western The Magnificent Seven. The Native American actors say the movie's script insults native women, elders and Apaches.
Negative feedback is supposed to be good for us, but it sure doesn't feel so good. Shifting the context by thinking more broadly helps blunt the sting, a study found. So does embracing change.
Comcast is abandoning its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. For more details, Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Yuki Noguchi.
The 27-year-old man faces homicide and human trafficking charges. He says he was only a passenger, but survivors from the disaster that killed at least 700 are likely to testify that he was captain.
H. Richard Milner's new book helps educators understand how to incorporate talk of race, class and inequality into their classroom lessons.
The Justice Department had raised concerns over the proposed $45.2 billion merger, which would have brought nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof.
Students sustained minor injuries in the collapse during the musical finale of a stage show in suburban Indianapolis.
Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Francois Hollande of France were among those who attended a ceremony in the Armenian capital. German lawmakers vote to call the event "genocide."
Some 1.5 million Armenians were killed or deported in the violence unleashed by Ottoman Turks starting in 1915. Turkey and Armenia still disagree on how to define these terrible events.
From questions surrounding the Clinton family foundation to a congressional investigation into Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing back against allegations of scandal.
Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.