In 2011, two Pennsylvania judges were sent to prison for getting paid for keeping juvenile detention centers full. A new documentary looks back at the case, interviewing kids and the judges involved.
When Kayla Montgomery runs, her legs go numb. But she's determined to not let MS slow her down. The teen track star from North Carolina is headed to nationals in New York next week.
Alpha Lambda Mu filled a void last year, becoming the first Muslim fraternity in the country. Its founder says he just wanted to provide Muslim American men a place to be themselves.
Clocks will be set ahead by one hour tonight in much of America, as 2 a.m. will become 3 a.m. Among U.S. states, only Hawaii and most of Arizona will keep their clocks set to Standard Time.
A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet had 239 people on board when it took off from Kuala Lumpur early Saturday. Families of those aboard are gathering near airports, fearing the worst.
It took more than 90 rounds and a delay of two weeks, after judges ran out of words. But Jackson County, Mo., finally has its spelling bee champion, after two stellar spellers broke a tie Saturday.
An international search-and-rescue mission is scouring the waters off Vietnam's coast after a passenger jet carrying 239 people disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
After an ambulance brings a confused 73-year-old man to the emergency room, a doctor has to piece together his medical condition from a few tests and his unreliable answers to her questions.
Take one ballroom, add thousands of conservatives, stir in hundreds of reporters, and you have an irresistible attraction for GOP presidential hopefuls: the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Members of pro-Russian forces and Ukraine's military have avoided violence in what's widely seen as a dangerous and uncertain situation. Diplomats are still working to find a possible solution.
American job training programs are failing to turn out enough skilled workers to fill job openings in the U.S. That's puzzling to some Europeans, who have a different system for training workers.
New tensions are flaring between Russian and Ukraine, as Russia signaled that it was prepared to annex Crimea. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with New York Times reporter Steven Erlanger.
A Malaysian Airlines flight went off the radar on its flight from Kuala Lampur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Three Americans were on board, including an infant.
Vegas is bidding to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Besides plenty of hotel rooms, there's another perk to offer.
The crisis in Ukraine stems from a generational divide, according to Julia Ioffe, senior editor at The New Republic. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that Russia's Vladimir Putin has plans for Ukraine.
Dinaw Mengestu is known for writing about the immigrant experience, but his latest novel takes a slightly different tack: It's about love born out of loneliness and need, and complicated by war.
In 1998, the novelist befriended a rich, eccentric, art-loving Rockefeller — or so he thought. Kirn explores the man's lies in Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade.
In his new book, Ezekiel Emanuel explains How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System.
Nicole Mones' new novel tells the story of African-American musicians who found respect and appreciation in Shanghai's nightclubs, even as the city descended into Japanese occupation and war.