The Securities and Exchange Commission received notice from a company calling itself PTG Capital that it intended to buy the cosmetics retailer. The only problem: no such company exists.
Two former top officers in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department face federal charges that they obstructed a probe into inmate abuse and corruption inside the nation's largest jail system.
With Nepal suffering its second massive earthquake in a month, Steve Inskeep learns about the impact on the ground from Caroline Brennan, an aid worker with Catholic Relief Services.
Investigators say the train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing 8 people, accelerated as it entered its final turn. It's not known whether it was accelerated by the engineer or another source.
A mysterious set of medical complications plagues some survivors: joint pain, vision loss, rashes. Doctors aren't sure why it's all happening. But they have a name for it: Post-Ebola syndrome.
Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Heyward Jr. was playing with a toy gun in the stairwell of the housing complex where he lived in Brooklyn when a police officer shot and killed him in 1994.
New charities pop up all the time. But how do you know which ones work? Economists have come up with a strategy to figure it out. They've used it to tackle one of the biggest problems in the world.
Training was arranged for city employees on how to deal with women. Experts said women ask a lot of questions. The Austin American-Statesman quotes an academic who called that "benevolent sexism."
A man in North Adams, Mass., wanted bears off his property. Police say he got drunk and pulled out his axe. Authorities advise residents not to chase bears through the woods drunk with a dull tool.
Network officials are gathered in New York this week to present their new fall lineups to advertisers. Renee Montagne talks to Kim Masters, of The Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW's The Business.
Foreign policy has become a big issue in the 2016 presidential race. On Wednesday, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio laid out his vision. Critics say Rubio's plan isn't very detailed.
Investigators want to know why the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday night was traveling at a speed of over 100 miles an hour into a curve where the speed limit is just 50. And they say a new safety system could have slowed the train automatically and prevented the tragedy, but Amtrak and other railroads are behind schedule in implementing the technology.
The Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia is raising a lot of questions about safety. Doug Riddell, a retired locomotive engineer, says, "The first responsibility of any railroader is safety."
The Labor Department's investigation follows an NPR/Mine Safety and Health News series about the failure of federal regulators to collect millions in safety penalties at the nation's mines.
Investigators are sifting through the wreckage trying to determine what caused the deadly accident. The NTSB says the train was traveling more than twice the recommended speed for the area.
Companies like Nestle are being eyed for how and where they're drawing the water. Steve Inskeep talks to Ian James, a reporter with The Desert Sun Newspaper in Palm Springs, Calif.
Steve Inskeep talks to Andre Perache of Doctors Without Borders about the situation in Yemen, where a humanitarian ceasefire began on Tuesday. Houthi rebels have controlled the capital for months.
No one has been a late-night TV host longer than David Letterman, who retires Wednesday after 33 years. Here's what he told NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans on leaving the Ed Sullivan Theater one last time.
A mouse brain boasts more than 200 different kinds of cells, say scientists, who are busy cataloging everything known about each type. Next up: a data trove of details on human brain cells.
NYPD officer Peter Liang has been indicted for the death of Akai Gurley. Some in the Asian-American community support holding Liang accountable; others say he is being scapegoated because of his race.