An app called Blade is offering special service during Pope Francis' visit. You can take a helicopter across town — as the pope continues his message on the importance of fighting poverty.
Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan talks with Renee Montagne about The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Stanley Nelson's new documentary about the party's rise in the 1960s.
Pope Francis will address the U.N. today, a day after telling members of Congress that they need to work for the common good. Key topics will include what he calls "globalized indifference."
Pope Francis is in New York today, where he'll visit the World Trade Center, address the U.N. and lead a Mass at Madison Square Garden. He received a lively welcome at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
A Bulgarian diving club created an art exhibit to celebrate the nation's Independence Day. They attached waterproof replicas of The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa to a reef 26 feet underwater.
The murder of the 14-year-old black boy and subsequent trial before an all-white jury was an early landmark in the civil rights movement.
The Fiat has been the talk of the town, and everyone wants to get a peek. Theologians, however, say the little car packs a whole lot of meaning.
And there are just 15 years to accomplish them. Here's a rundown of the 17 aims, which include ending poverty, hunger and AIDS, fixing the environment and giving everyone access to green space.
Noramay Cadena left the factories where her parents worked to travel cross-country for school. Now with degrees from MIT, the engineer recalls her journey, with the daughter she raised along the way.
But not for the same reasons as Western parents. In the developing world, moms and dads want to make sure their kids are immunized quickly enough.
Cable channel Sprout celebrates its 10th anniversary with the launch of its first fully owned, original animated show, "Nina's World." Starring Rita Moreno and Mandy Patinkin, it's about a 6-year-old Latina girl and the multicultural neighborhood she grows up in.
The Republican presidential debates have fueled another round of vaccine anxiety in the U.S. But in the world's poorest countries, parents have a different set of concerns: They worry about getting their kids immunized quickly enough.
A look at the economic backdrop to today's summit meeting between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
From stealth technology to GPS to vaccines, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — or DARPA — has developed some of the most consequential weapons and technology through the ages. Annie Jacobsen, author of the new book "The Pentagon's Brain," talks with Steve Inskeep about the agency's storied past and its intriguing future.
Pope Francis' message to Congress had something for everyone: climate change, immigration, abortion and the deep political divide in Washington. Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers reacted with admiration.
Workers at Volkswagen headquarters in Germany are mostly tight-lipped about the company's involvement in a vast emissions scandal, but local residents say they are shocked — and worried about VW's future.
"I wanted a touch of vulnerability from Bond, where you see into his heart a little bit," says the British singer. His theme song for Spectre, the latest film in the James Bond series, is out today.
In case you missed it: The full audio of Pope Francis' speech to a joint meeting of Congress, paired with his prepared remarks and analysis from Morning Edition.
What does it mean to U.S. politicians when the Pope calls for an end to income inequality, an attack on Climate Change and respect for religious freedom? Renee Montagne asks NPR's Tom Gjelten.
In a speech before a joint meeting of Congress, the Catholic Church leader offered words threaded heavily with politics. For analysis, Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Don Gonyea.