On an island with one of the world's highest addiction rates, a 12-step program faces special challenges. The Muslim populace is uneasy with its Christian concepts. And women are seen as beyond hope.
The snowstorm hitting the Northeast is having a major impact in Boston. Steve Inskeep checks in with WBUR's Anne Mostue for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.
A Boy Scout troop in Montana got its camping gear back. After taking items worth about $7,000, the thieves let the Scouts know where they could find their belongings.
A Boy Scout troop in Montana got its camping gear back. After taking items worth about $7,000, the thieves let the scouts know where they could find their belongings.
Of all the ways to declare a snow day, this may be the best. The Moses Brown school in Providence released a music video with the refrain: "School is closed, school is closed."
After a long legal battle waged by a family member, the remains of Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder have been identified by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command.
President Obama has proposed changing the tax treatment of college savings accounts known as 529s. Some are calling this a tax increase on the middle class, but the White House defends the move as being part of a larger package designed to make college more affordable.
The newly elected leadership in Greece is against budget cuts imposed by the European economic zone in return for bailing it out. Renee Montagne talks to Tom Nuttall of The Economist.
The civil war in Syria has been going on for almost four years. "Foreign Affairs" managing editor Jonathan Tepperman recently met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus. He talks to Steve Inskeep about how Assad views the conflict.
Cristina Fernandez went on TV to say she would do away with the agency. It was the latest episode in the mysterious shooting death of a prosecutor who was investigating a 20-year-old terrorist attack.
Alaska politicians are furious about Obama's proposal to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. They've argued ANWR is vital to the state's economic future.
Renee Montagne talks to Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski about White House plans to designate 12 million acres of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.
Forecasters are tracking a winter storm that is moving across the Northeast. In many areas, officials declared emergencies and urged people to stay indoors for their own safety.
At a hearing in The Hague, Dominic Ongwen faced war crime charges. As the top Ugandan rebel commander of the Lord's Resistance Army, he's accused of forcing child soldiers to beat, maim and kill.
Punch Brothers sing of distraction and isolation in the digital age on their new album The Phosphorescent Blues. While the group may look like a typical bluegrass band, the sound is all their own.
The storm threatening the Northeast will have some people digging out for days. Renee Montagne talks to Ryan Hanrahan, a meteorologist with TV station WVIT in Hartford, Conn., to put it into context.
In 1969, New York City was hit with 15 inches of snow. Nearly half the city's snow-removal equipment was out of order. The storm became known as "Lindsay's Storm," for Mayor John Lindsay.
The administration says the reactors are good for the climate, good for American industry and for strengthening ties with India. But some worry the deal also has a dark side.
After three days, President Obama ended his visit by urging Indians to safeguard the rights of women and of religious freedom.
Almost 680,000 children in the United States were victims of abuse in 2013. And state and local governments aren't doing enough to report abuse and investigate it, an independent report finds.