The white Detroit-area homeowner who said he felt threatened when he shot and killed an unarmed black female teenager on his front porch has been found guilty of second-degree murder.
In 1987, Mytokia Fair shot and killed her husband — before battered spouse syndrome was an admissible defense in Maryland. She served three years in prison before her 15-year sentence was commuted.
The man had a hidden camera recording his chats with the women in Beijing's nightlife district. The video has struck a nerve in China's running debate over materialism and values.
A Virginia man rode a bike into the drive-through lane of a bank. He told the tellers he had a bomb. In Minnesota, police say a man drove a bulldozer while drunk and ended up in the Mississippi River.
A South African elephant rubbed itself against the roof of a VW Polo. A field guide tells the Daily Mirror that elephants often satisfy their itches against logs and small trees but none were nearby.
Steve Inskeep talks to Republican State Sen. Cam Ward and Southern Poverty Law Center attorney Maria Morris about efforts to work across political lines in Alabama to reduce the state prison population.
This month, we'll be hearing from poets about what summer evokes for them. Our first poet is Sandra Beasley, who reads her summer poem "Ukulele."
More than 20 million kids in the U.S. rely on free or reduced-price meals throughout the school year. During the summer, though, most of these kids fall through the cracks. There's a program outside of Detroit that's trying to reach and feed these kids closer to home.
David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
Estela de Carlotto's grandson was taken as a baby when her daughter was a political prisoner in the 1970s. NPR's David Greene talks to writer Francisco Goldman, who has chronicled her struggle.
It's all part of an effort to clear overcrowded prisons of non-violent drug offenders who would have received shorter sentences if they had been convicted today.
Millions of people around the world face difficult choices at the end of their lives. Researchers delved into whether stereotypes affect medical decisions when it comes to terminal illness.
Following Western sanctions, Russia has ordered a ban or limits on some imports from the U.S. and Europe. David Greene talks to Kathrin Hille, the Moscow bureau chief for the Financial Times.
GM is trying to breathe new life into its Buick brand. Consumer Reports says the 2015 Buick Regal is competitive with many of its rivals. GM designed the car to compete with Audi, BMW and Mercedes.
The move raises concerns about the health of the European economy overall. This is the third time the third-largest economy in the European Union has been in recession since 2008.
Estela de Carlotto's grandson was taken as a baby when her daughter was a political prisoner in the 1970s. David Greene talks to writer Francisco Goldman, who has chronicled de Carlotto's struggle.
Major college sports programs could take a significant step toward sharing their wealth. The NCAA Board of Directors is to vote Thursday on a plan to restructure Division 1 athletics.
David Greene talks to Yinka Ibukun, a reporter based in Lagos, about the latest developments. Many of the medical personnel who treated a traveler from Liberia with Ebola have now gotten the disease.
Medical school is now one year shorter for aspiring doctors. An initiative at the University of California, Davis aims to produce more primary care doctors with less med school debt.
The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.