Albuquerque, N.M., imposed strict restrictions on fireworks displays. The monks say they didn't know about the ban since they don't watch TV, listen to the radio or read the news.
Prisoners who are released invariably make it back to the areas where they came from. Does this have a positive or negative effect on crime? Research triggered by Hurricane Katrina offers insight.
Steve Inskeep talks to Ben and Emily Dreyfus, the adult children of actor Richard Dreyfus. They recently watch JAWS again. Their father starred in the 1975 movie.
Brazil faces off with Germany on Tuesday in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Deep into the tournament now, Brazilian fans have developed a clockwork game-day routine they hope continues.
Some stores specialize in the Cuba trade, selling everything from discount clothes to car parts for Soviet-era cars. It's a legal way around the 50-year-old trade embargo.
Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
A friend of suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused of obstruction of justice. The native of Kazakhstan is denying the charges — saying he did everything he could to cooperate with authorities.
Freelance journalist Petra Ramsauer tells Steve Inskeep about conditions in Aleppo, once Syria's commercial center. The city is partly held by rebel forces but government troops are gaining ground.
There's a scarcity of terms for describing older adults and the aging process. At least there aren't that many that most older people don't find offensive.
Star player Neymar is out with a back injury. The team will also be without star defender Thiago Silva, who was penalized earlier in the tournament. So how does the host team go on against Germany?
Independent truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are on strike against three large trucking firms. At the same time, a deadline for a new contract with dockworkers has passed.
The administration wants to speed deportation hearings for the flood of young Central American refugees so they aren't left waiting years for a court hearing.
People under stress are more likely to have health problems, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. That's true for caregivers, too.
The Australian singer never intended to be a pop star, but thanks to David Guetta, she was thrust into the spotlight. Now she's accepting her new stature without bending to the whim of others.
Every year, money transfer brokers help Somali-Americans send more than $200 million to family members in Somalia. But one of the few banks to support that process will soon back out.
Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani had about a million more votes than Abdullah Abdullah, who had been considered the front-runner. Abdullah has charged massive fraud in the election.
As a Canadian bride and groom posed for a close-up — down the road from their ceremony — a funnel cloud appeared behind them.
John Fletcher of Michigan celebrated Independence Day by setting off 10,500 firecrackers attached to his body. He's done this for years. Sometimes he gets injured.
The groundbreaking Soviet foreign minister and later the president of an independent Georgia died after a long illness. Steve Inskeep talks to Pavel Palazhchenko, an interpreter for Shevardnadze.