You can travel the world without opening your wallet — or your eyes. Sound Transit, a collaborative website, allows users to immerse themselves in the everyday sounds of faraway places.
In Taiwan, August is the month ghosts return from the afterlife. Linda Wertheimer talks to author Ed Lin about his mystery Ghost Month, set largely in the night markets and food stalls of Taipei.
A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.
Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.
House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.
A challenge in getting people to bike in big cities is fear of an accident. So a group of activists started a network of bicycle commuters. This story first aired on Weekends on All Things Considered.
In her new book, Rachel Howzell Hall introduces Elouise "Lou" Norton, a fiercely ambitious homicide detective who patrols the same Los Angeles streets that she — and Hall — grew up on.
Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.
Adler joined NPR in 1979. She was known for a personality as dynamic as the city she covered: New York. She died Monday at age 68 of cancer.
After an ice cream sandwich from Wal-Mart was left outside on an 80-degree day and didn't melt, a Cincinnati-area mom questioned what's in it. Wal-Mart said a lot of cream.
The Rockies won a home game Saturday night, and fans at Coors Field received replicas of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's jersey. But the shirts misspelled his last name.
The assembly speaker takes over for the senate president pro tem, who takes over for the lieutenant governor, because they all have other obligations during Gov. Jerry Brown's trade trip to Mexico.
Recent polls show more than 8 in 10 Jewish Israelis support the military operation, even as the death tolls climb. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ratings are soaring.
The U.S. released satellite photos that it says show rocket fire from Russian territory striking Ukrainian military targets. International investigators are staying away from the MH17 debris field out of concern for their safety.
Congress has a number of big pieces of legislation to deal with before leaving on its annual summer recess. The Highway Trust Fund, border security and the VA are all on the to-do list.
Brothers Kenny and Curt Thompkins were inspired to record an album in a racquetball court after hearing the acoustics there last year. The result appears in their new album, out this week.