NPR's Tell Me More launches its Twitter series with African-American entrepreneurs and tech innovators who will describe a typical day in their lives.
Six same-sex couples got married in Hawaii shortly after midnight Monday morning, taking advantage of a new law in the first hours of its first day in effect. The state's Legislature approved the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act in a recent special session.
After 12 days of protests, Parliament has scheduled a no-confidence vote for Tuesday. Demonstrators in the Ukraine are furious at their president for scrapping a trade deal with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia.
The technological trials for the online health insurance exchanges have turned an enrollment period that was supposed to be a leisurely three-month stroll into a last-minute sprint for millions of Americans. People who want coverage that starts at the beginning of 2014 need to sign up no later than Dec. 23.
The mission has become a reason for national pride in the country. If successful, China would join the U.S. and the former Soviet Union as the only countries to achieve a soft landing on the moon.
CEO Jeff Bezos told 60 Minutes that the giant online retailer is looking at reducing its delivery times to 30 minutes or less in a few years. But the drones would have to overcome safety concerns and public perception.
Colombia's economy has been growing, and wages have been rising. That's good for the country as a whole, but it may wind up driving away the T-shirt industry.
A passenger train crash in the Bronx early Sunday killed four people and injured at least 60 others. The train's black box recorder has been found. Investigators are looking at why the train seems to have failed to slow down enough to negotiate a curve.
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At least four people are dead after a Metro-North Railroad train derailed in New York Sunday morning. This past summer, a freight train carrying trash derailed on the other side of the curve. And in May, two Metro-North trains collided in Connecticut, injuring more than 70 people.
Starting Monday, gay marriage is legal in Hawaii. The state has long been a destination for weddings and honeymoons. And now state officials, as well as hotels and restaurants, are hoping the latest marriage-equality law will spur a new market for wedding tourism.
Scientists agree that teenagers naturally go to bed late and sleep late, too. But high school start times are traditionally very early. Proponents of later start times say they're finally getting traction. The result, they say, will be happier kids who do better in school.
Teenagers say their parents often don't realize how overwhelmed they feel about school. Psychologists say parents can help children manage their expectations and live a more balanced life, even if it means not racking up as high a GPA as their friends.
The price of lords-a-leaping and ladies dancing has spiked this holiday season, but other items mentioned in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" still cost the same as they did last year.