While oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they're leading to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing a growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is demanding that more than 3,600 people pay back almost $24 million in disaster grants they were given years ago in error.
Each year the U.S. spends billions of dollars on unnecessary tests and treatments that result from inaccurate mammograms, some scientists say. They're calling for more selective screening.
As Clinton launches into her second presidential campaign, she'll be re-introducing herself to voters who largely think they have her figured out.
The channel focused on, "the brighter side of human nature," not "murder" or "fire." Nobody watched. At least that's according to the China Youth Daily, which reported on the channel's failure.
Germany, like the U.S., has freedom of information laws. A German student used the law to request access to his final exam — before the test date. He's not likely to succeed.
Steve Inskeep talks Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the U.N.'s relief agency, about the rapidly worsening humanitarian situation at Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp. Refugees are pinned down in fighting between the Syrian Army and militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
On the sidelines of the Americas summit, tensions rose for a second day in a row between pro and anti-Castro participants. On Wednesday, the two sides scuffled in front of the Cuban Embassy in Panama City, at a protest held by dissidents of the communist regime. And on Thursday, the dispute spilled over to a gathering of civil society activists from throughout the Americas.
For the last three days, Pakistan's parliament's been wringing its hands over whether to send troops, and possibly aircraft, to help out the Saudis in Yemen.
A large part of a fiberglass boat spotted drifting off the Oregon coast this week is believed to be from the tsunami that struck Japan in 2011.
Steve Inskeep talks to former Iranian nuclear negotiator Seyed Hossein Mousavian, who is now with Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security.
An Iraq war veteran talks about his struggles with a brain injury after returning home. (This piece initially aired on Nov. 8, 2014 on Weekend Edition Saturday).
Republican Rand Paul kicked off his presidential campaign this week with media interviews and stops in states with early nominating contests.
Cell phone video led to murder charges against a S.C. police officer for the shooting death of an unarmed man. Eyewitness videos can be helpful, but they don't always result in criminal charges.
President Obama is in Panama, where he will share the stage with Cuban President Raul Castro. It's the first time they will interact since the two Cold War adversaries moved toward normalizing relations.
Authorities in North Charleston, S.C., released the dashcam video of the traffic stop that led to the shooting death of Walter Scott. The video doesn't explain why the officer shot Scott.
Solar power has long been seen as something that's coming in the future — a promising technology that's just too expensive for widespread use. In the past few years, that has started to change.
Ex Machina is a smart film that's both futuristic and completely plausible. It's capable of thinking big thoughts and providing pulp thrills. It's written and directed by Alex Garland.
Airbnb's entry into the Cuban market last week opened many American's eyes to what real estate on the island looks like. Interest in travel and buying homes is up, but there are plenty of challenges.
The Army will award Purple Hearts to those killed and wounded during the 2009 attack at Fort Hood. The wounded civilians and the families of those who died will receive the Defense of Freedom Medal.