In Huntington Beach, Calif., 66 surfers crammed onto one longboard and stood together for more than 10 seconds while riding a wave. Thousands cheering on the beach watched the record being broken.
Newly published research adds to a growing body of scientific evidence linking Oklahoma's exponential earthquake surge to wells used by the oil and gas industry. A paper by two Stanford geophysicists is clear: The 'vast majority' of the state's quakes occur in areas where oil companies are pumping massive amounts of waste fluid deep underground.
Dylann Roof, the white man accused of killing nine black people in a Charleston, S.C., church last week, is 21. That makes him a millennial, the generation of Americans born between 1980 and 2000, that is often pointed to as a harbinger of America's future racial diversity and tolerance. But is the racial tolerance of the Millennial generation a myth?
Gunther Schuller, who bridged classical music and jazz, has died at age 89. The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor and educator ranged widely in his musicianship. Steve Inskeep and David Greene have this remembrance.
Holidaymakers expecting to lounge by the shimmering Aegean this year confront the new face of Europe on the Greek island of Lesvos: war-torn, wave-washed migrants camped in the open.
Churches across the country on Sunday paid tribute to the nine people who were killed last week at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina. It was the first Sunday service since the shooting. David Greene and Steve Inskeep report.
The place that the confederate flag should occupy in American life has long divided the country, and that debate has been re-ignited in recent days. Many, including President Obama, and presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley are calling for the flag to be removed. But some leading Republicans have been just as vocal defending the right of South Carolina to display it.
A 21-year-old white man, Dylann Roof, has been charged with nine murders and is being held in jail. We have a timeline of what is know so far in the investigation.
Jordan Spieth won the U.S. Open on Sunday for the second leg of golf's grand slam. He is only the sixth player to win the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year. Dustin Johnson came close to pushing a Monday playoff — but then he three-putted the final hole.
Sunday church services across the country spoke to the tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina. We hear a bit of the service from Marina Christian Fellowship in Los Angeles.
The historic church, known as Mother Emanuel, was open for the first time since a gunman killed nine people there Wednesday night — in what authorities describe as a racially-motivated attack.
European tourists on the island of Lesvos are doing more than just lounging on the shimmering Aegean this summer. Some are assisting the many migrants who are camping in the open.
While the Pentagon acknowledged years ago that it used American servicemen in World War II mustard gas experiments, NPR found new details about tests that grouped subjects by the color of their skin.
Many fruit and vegetables just aren't available year-round in German grocery stores. So when favorites like asparagus are in season, Germans fill their baskets ... and throw some parties.
Music can energize, soothe or relax us. And it can also help reduce pain. Researchers found that listening to a favorite song or story helped children manage pain after major surgery.
For the first time ever, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed part of a navigable waterway to stem the migration of an invasive species.
A video shows a man approach the prison with a bag, which is hoisted up the prison wall and disappears out of view. Does this security lapse have anything to do with the escaped cons?
A touchdown ball from the AFC championship is being sold. The New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts — accused of deflating footballs to gain advantage. The ball now is properly inflated.
British classical pianist Paul Lewis was heading into rehearsal when a seagull dove at him. He ducked, stumbled and put out a hand to break his fall. He sprained a finger, and will miss a festival.
The movie, directed by Pete Docter, follows the five emotions inside an 11-year-old's head. Poehler plays Joy, but she says Sadness' strength is she knows how to talk about loss.