The communications agency is considering new rules allowing voice calls while jetliners are in the air — something that's been forbidden on U.S. flights.
He defied a military dictator, sacked a prime minister, and persistently called generals and intelligence chiefs to account. He sought to assert the rights of the impoverished multitude. Iftikhar Chaudhry, and his push for a more independent judiciary, changed the balance of power in his turbulent nation.
The giant cutter is designed to bore through rock and soil without a problem. But it has hit something that has brought work on a highway tunnel to a stop. Officials say it may take a couple weeks to figure out what's going on. Theories, anyone?
The former Price Is Right host is backing Republican David Jolly in a special election next month for a St. Petersburg-area congressional seat. The 90-year-old tells voters, "When you get to be as young as I am, you call it like you see it."
The world needs new antibiotics because so many of the existing drugs are losing their punch. Some people are already talking about a "post-antibiotic era," when bacteria can defeat all the drugs doctors have at their disposal. Two scientists are crowdfunding a campaign to get everyone digging for new antibiotics.
India's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that gay sex is illegal, four years after the ban was struck down by a lower court. For more on the ruling and how Indians are reacting, host Michel Martin checks in with journalist and LGBT commentator Sandip Roy.
World leaders gathered to remember Nelson Mandela this week. But critics say there were some major social blunders made by President Obama, like taking 'selfies' and shaking hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro. Host Michel Martin asks Dorothea Johnson of The Protocol School of Washington, about head of state etiquette.
A budget bill is making its way through Congress, after leaders agreed to a deal. But lawmakers on both sides of the aisle aren't completely sold. Host Michel Martin talks with NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving, and Callie Crossley, host of Under The Radar in Boston.
Though they may seem still and inert, blocks are constantly evolving.
The decision by the Supreme Court on Wednesday to restore a colonial-era ban on homosexual acts has sparked outrage. One prominent commentator said the verdict shows "how liberal democracies can sometimes give rein to a regime of oppression and discrimination under the imprimatur of law."
Loretta Fuddy was director of Hawaii's Health Department. In 2011, she verified the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate. So-called birthers had questioned where he was born. Fuddy was killed Wednesday in the crash of a small plane off the island of Molokai.
California health officials say bottles of the popular condiment shouldn't be shipped right away so that any micro-organisms inside can be controlled. The producer has also been told to partially shut down its factory to keep smells from irritating neighbors. Will this lead to a "srirachapocalypse?"
See what happens when the Canadian airline makes passengers' wishes come true by surprising them with gifts at baggage claim. You just may tear up.
Officials say it's difficult to account for shifts caused by factors related to the holidays and separate them from the trends more closely linked to the economy's underlying strengths and weaknesses.
Thamsanqa Jantjie was widely criticized as a "fake" for his performance at Nelson Mandela's memorial service. He now says he was hearing voices and seeing hallucinations, according to media reports.
One of two systems used to dissipate heat from the station's onboard system is acting up, but the space agency says it's not a dangerous situation for the moment.
How's the Louisiana senator responding to GOP efforts to tie her to the Affordable Care Act's problems? Partly with an ad that gives her outsize credit for President Obama's decision to change course and let people keep health plans next year that would otherwise be canceled under the new law.
The chief's resignation comes after a store owner and residents filed a lawsuit against the city. Charges of racial profiling and civil rights abuses were bolstered by videos that showed police frisking and arresting people.
The bureau, which says it's been hard-hit by sequestration cuts, hopes the compromise plan will forestall furloughs and bring it back to full capacity.
A congressional vote to renew extended unemployment benefits may have to wait until the new year. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will push for it in January if a last-minute extension fails to come together.