The African Union has threatened sanctions against Burkina Faso's military if it doesn't return power to a civilian ruler. It took control after the long-time president resigned amid violent protests.
Republican Scott Brown is doing everything he can to nationalize the race — to make it about an unpopular president. Incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, is trying to make it a local race.
The GOP has dumped millions of dollars into Alaska's tiny media market to try to unseat Democrat Mark Begich. And Democrats have responded in kind, making this the state's most expensive campaign.
Tom Magliozzi died on Monday of complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. Tom and his brother Ray were known as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers. Their specialty: cars and puns.
It's Election Day, and control of the Senate is on the line — as well as the large majority of governorships. Polls have shown the Republican advantage in many battleground states galvanizing.
For some U.S. troops who left Iraq and Afghanistan by medevac, a return trip to these countries allows them to depart on their own terms.
Knocking on doors in Colorado, NPR's Steve Inskeep reports that the GOP could be close to winning the Senate without changing the political positions that are said to endanger the party's future.
The BBC has just released a new deluxe DVD box set with all three seasons of Sherlock, and star Benedict Cumberbatch says the show's last season was its most revealing yet.
The Army has long used high-tech tools to make meals for our troops. Now, military scientists are turning away from pots and pans, and looking to 3D printers to make nutritious food.
As oil prices dip, controversial and relatively expensive production methods, like oil sands and fracking, have become less profitable. Some drillers are already cutting back on plans for more wells.
The painter had mixed fortunes in life, but his works are receiving the royal treatment in Crete and Spain on the 400th anniversary of his death.
Musician Carlos Santana shares his journey from a difficult childhood in Mexico to international stardom in the new memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.
At a courthouse in St. George, Utah, people got a pretty timely surprise for Halloween. Employees discovered 50 bats when they arrived for work. Amazingly everyone just kept working.
Emperor penguins are so shy their heart rates go up when researchers get near enough to check their vital signs. Scientists came up with a way to approach remotely: a rover, disguised as baby penguin.
If the GOP takes over the Senate, the man expected to become majority leader is Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. But first, he has to win a sixth term in a state where his popularity's been sagging.
In Copenhagen on Sunday, scientists from around the world gathered to issue their latest assessment of the world's climate. Their conclusion: the evidence is "unequivocal" that the planet has warmed significantly over the past century. And they say human activity is mostly the cause. Their report is considered the most comprehensive overview of the state of climate science.
A suicide bomber killed at least 54 people on the Pakistan side of the Wagah border crossing between Pakistan and India. The bomber apparently targeted a crowd of spectators returning from the famous flag lowering ceremony at the border.
Changing back to standard time may have caused some temporary confusion in your house. Perhaps your cell phone adjusted automatically, but the clock on your microwave was still an hour ahead. This state of disagreement is nothing compared to what scientists studying time are facing. Their clocks show different times — and the problem has to do with the nature of time itself.
Days before Tuesday's midterm elections, NR's Steve Inskeep has been meeting with voters in Colorado. It's the scene of an intense Senate race — and also mirrors the way the nation is evolving.
Control of the Senate is the big prize at stake in Tuesday's midterm elections. Democrats hold it now, but Republicans are poised to take it from them.