The new road signs for Lindstrom dropped the diacritical mark over the letter "o" — known as an umlaut. The area has deep Scandinavian roots. The governor intervened, the umlauts will be back.
During the panel's hearing on Thursday, Sen. Pat Roberts cellphone rang. And what ringtone does the Kansas Republican have on his phone? It was the theme from the Disney movie Frozen, "Let It Go."
With the NBA playoffs about to begin, the Golden State Warriors have the best record in the league and the most exciting playing style — highlighted by Stephen Curry's long-range shooting.
It's taken 7 years for the best-selling literary thriller Child 44 to make it to the screen. It's set in the Soviet Union in the last days of Josef Stalin and stars Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.
Saturday is World Record Day, a celebration of independent record stores. Jay Millar of United Record Pressing, says people have a connection to vinyl that you just can't get with a digital download.
In the world, there are only five northern white rhinos left and only one of them is a male. Two females are in a zoo in the Czech Republic. The others are in a nature preserve in Kenya.
David Greene talks to David Wessel about whether Greece will receive more loans in exchange for promises to overhaul its economy. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution
People make buying decisions based on something that is really hard to measure: how we feel. Our Planet Money team reports on the holy grail of economics: knowing what consumers are going to do.
China and India are each spending billions of dollars on infrastructure, especially hydroelectric dams, in Nepal. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Donatella Lorch about what China and India want.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual youth tobacco survey. Among the findings: The use of electronic cigarettes has tripled among U.S. teenagers in the last year.
Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing at Oklahoma City's Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Today, the so-called Survivor Tree remains as a symbol of hope and resilience after tragedy.
The Vatican took over the Leadership Conference of Women Religious three years ago claiming the group undermined Catholic teaching while promoting "certain radical feminist themes."
When the truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, there were 21 kids in the building's day care. Six survived, including Chris Nguyen and PJ Allen.
BBC America's Orphan Black, returns for a third season on Saturday. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show's dense stories are one of its coolest traits and biggest weaknesses.
Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.
The war has put dreams of college on hold for some 40,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey. Enver Yucel hopes to create a higher ed system to meet their needs, with coursework in English, Arabic and Turkish.
Boston jurors in the marathon bombing trial watched a nine-minute video pieced together from different surveillance cameras — some with surprisingly high resolution.
At Gravity Payments in Seattle, the CEO announced the new minimum wage. Some employees will more than double their pay. The boss will take a pay cut to make the $70,000 a year minimum wage possible.
Bjorn Ulvaeus is gonna take a chance on a restaurant in Stockholm. He wants to serve Greek food, and dish up live performances set to an ABBA soundtrack. Audience participation encouraged.
Desalinationl facilities are under construction across the state that would make ocean water drinkable. Some environmentalists debate whether more plants would only worsen the long-term water issues.