House Speaker John Boehner told ABC's This Week that he may bring Congress back for a special session, if necessary, to give the president authority to wage a full-out fight against the Islamic State.
On Monday, opening statements begin in the trial of 12 educators charged in an alleged cheating conspiracy. Originally, 35 were indicted but more than half took plea deals.
Former Democratic Congressman James Traficant of Ohio was known for his flamboyant pompadour of a toupee and even more flamboyant speeches on the House floor.
The NFL has become a $10 billion financial juggernaut by attracting new fans and devising new ways to make money. Now, the NFL confronts what may be its most serious image problem ever.
President Barack Obama hosts India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a White House dinner Monday night. On Tuesday, they will hold a summit aimed at re-invigorating U.S.-Indian relations.
Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong are calling for free elections. Many spent Sunday night camped out on the streets after police fired tear gas and used batons to try to disperse them.
Voters in New Hampshire's 1st District have swung back and forth in recent congressional elections. This year, Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter meets former GOP Rep. Frank Guinta for the third time.
The largest archaeological find of its kind in Greece has set off speculation and thrilled Greeks, reminding them they are rich in history.
Rochester, N.Y., was once the imaging capital of the world, home to Kodak, Xerox and Bausch + Lomb. Now, with a drastically cut manufacturing sector, the city is trying to build something new.
If you have a problem with your heart or liver, the diagnosis will likely be made by a lab test or medical image. But neurologist Allan Ropper says those tests often fail when it comes to the brain.
One major study found sexual assaults are lower on campuses of historically black colleges and universities. But some question those numbers and whether HBCUs have the resolve to address the issue.
Residents of a Belgium city were sick of the congestion and noise from trucks rumbling between the local brewery and a nearby bottling plant. Construction on the pipeline begins next year.
Police in Berlin were carrying out a routine check when they found a man had an outstanding arrest warrant. He didn't have money to pay the fine — until he tried the slot machine one last time.
We often think of city and countryside, urban and rural places, as separate things. NPR Blogger and astrophysicist Adam Frank takes to the streets of Seattle to tell host Audie Cornish why he thinks we ought to think of cities and nature in a more holistic way.
NPR's classical producers Tom Huizenga and Anastasia Tsioulcas discuss a recent composition by American composer John Luther Adams. "Become Ocean" is a symphonic piece that take its cues from the natural world. NPR music is featuring the piece as a First Listen.
After coming back from Afghanistan in 2011, Army veteran Captain Drew Pham had trouble adjusting to civilian life. (This StoryCorps interview first aired March 29, 2014, on Weekend Edition.)
"Saturday Night Live" kicks off its 40th season this weekend. A new edition of the book "Live From New York" pulls back the curtain on the show's last 12 years. Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish report.
Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Ron Elving about former Attorney General Eric Holder's legacy of civil rights and its effect on communities of color.
A new biopic focuses on the career and life of Jimi Hendrix before he was the musician we know of today. Steve Inskeep talks with writer-director John Ridley about his film: Jimi: All Is By My Side.
The Ryder Cup golf tournament began Friday morning in Scotland with the United States taking on Europe. Some fans in the U.S. woke up early to watch the action live which began at 2:35 a.m. ET.