Jim Hall, a former National Transportation Safety Board official, talks with Steve Inskeep about what's known about the crash of a Russian passenger jet over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Moshe Kai Cavalin earned a bachelor's from UCLA in math at age 15 and is taking online classes to get a master's in cybersecurity through Brandeis University. He works for NASA in his spare time.
Guinness will stop using fish bladders in its brewing process. It's something vegans and vegetarians have been petitioning the company to do for years so they too could enjoy a pint.
Many Texans still oppose the ACA even though the state is home to the most uninsured in the country. But more people and business groups are starting to feel the effects of not supporting the law.
Texas has the nation's highest rate of uninsured and a state government that doesn't support the law. Many who have not bought insurance before are often too busy to shop and don't know their options.
What's in a name? Well, a lot, it turns out if you are J.K. Rowling and wanted to write anonymously. She tells David Greene why she took a pseudonym to write a series of crime novels.
Representatives of Republican presidential campaigns met on Sunday to discuss how they want to handle the debate format going forward. The meeting took place just as word came in that a previous Republican presidential hopeful, former Tennessee senator and actor Fred Thompson, had died. He was 73.
A Saudi Arabian dairy company owns 15 square miles in Arizona — and 15 water wells — to make hay to send home to cows. Local farmers are just realizing their water is being exported overseas as hay.
Pennsylvania is one of 30 states that has reduced the prison population in recent years. Steve Inskeep talks to John Wetzel, the head of Pennsylvania's Department of Corrections, who says it's time to stop seeing prisons as the solution to crime.
The American drug company Pfizer is in talks to buy an Irish drug company called Allergan. If the deal goes through, Pfizer will move its legal headquarters to Ireland and reduce what it pays in corporate taxes. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, to learn more.
Renee Montagne talks to Nathan Halverson of Reveal, a radio program from the Center for Investigative Reporting, about the issues associated with Saudi Arabia's largest dairy buying land in Arizona.
One of the most iconic cemeteries in New Orleans, St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery, now requires visitors to enter with a licensed tour guide or official proof that a family member is buried there.
The Kansas City Royals rallied from a two-run deficit after 8 innings to beat the New York Mets, 7-2, in 12 innings in Game 5 at Citi Field in New York. The Royals last won the series 30 years ago.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to General Philip Breedlove, the NATO Commander for Europe, about what some are calling its biggest military challenge since the end of the Cold War: How to confront Russia.
Timothy Foster's lawyers argue that black jurors were systematically excluded from the jury at his trial in 1987, while judges at all levels looked the other way for nearly three decades thereafter.
Formal home addresses can be difficult to find on many Native American reservations. This is problematic, not just when giving directions or receiving packages, but when responding to an emergency.
J.K. Rowling has just published her third mystery as Robert Galbraith. This time, detective Cormoran Strike and his beautiful assistant are battling a serial killer — and their own dark pasts.
The suicide rate has increased in the past decade, despite the best efforts of hot lines and prevention programs. A Detroit health plan set a zero suicide goal among its members — and achieved it.
Thousands of federal inmates are being released because of a change in the way the U.S. government sentences drug criminals. But few are going straight from prison to freedom.
The high-tech military surveillance blimp that broke loose over Maryland and Pennsylvania this week was brought down by a low-tech solution: It was shot and deflated.