Many towns in eastern Germany suffered sharp population declines after reunification as the young and educated left. One mayor hopes to rebuild his community with the help of Middle Eastern migrants.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the charismatic Western bird doesn't need Endangered Species Act protection. A listing would have meant limits on mining and ranching in much of the West.
The couple's car died recently, so when the man saw they were low on the coffee his wife of 50 years craves, he crossed the English Channel and biked to a store, where he bought 64 pounds of beans.
Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Sylvia Poggioli, who is traveling with Pope Francis through Cuba. Poggioli has an update on what the pontiff has done on the island and how he's been received.
The Republican presidential field is now smaller by one, with the departure of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from the race. After an early rise to contender status, Walker suffered a sudden decline.
A rodent was caught on video trying to lug a slice of pizza twice its size down a flight of subway stairs. #PizzaRat eventually abandoned the slice, mournfully looking back at what could have been.
Communal freezer space for meat bought in bulk went out of style with the advent of home freezers. A venture in Corning, N.Y., wants to change that.
Buying meat in bulk straight from the farmer can save you money, but where to put it all? New ventures in upstate New York are bringing back the communal freezer space.
Most people assume they will be better understood by close friends or their partners than by strangers. Most people are wrong.
Renee Montagne talks with Dion Nissenbaum, whose book tells the stories of Israeli and Palestinian families on Assael Street, a political and religious fault line in Jerusalem since 1948.
When Boy Scouts of America dropped its ban on gay adults serving as volunteers, the decision was met with resistance in Utah — led by the Mormon church. But one troop adapted to the change.
After so-called "defeat devices" were discovered in Volkswagen diesels that turn off emissions controls except when a vehicle is undergoing tests, other automakers are being scrutinized.
What will the U.S.-Iran nuclear relationship look like going forward? The two nations can't escape their bitter history; the question is how to add to it.
Florida has quarantined 85 square miles of farmland in a fight to halt the spread of the destructive Oriental fruit fly. The freeze comes just as growers were starting to harvest tropical fruits.
The networks mostly played it safe — and boring — this year. But critic Eric Deggans found a few shows you shouldn't miss: The Muppets, Supergirl, Grandfathered, The Grinder and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Southeast Michigan has taken in waves of refugees from the Middle East conflicts for decades, resulting in a strong Arab-American community. Refugee advocates say they're prepared to help Syrians.
Is your colleague's perfume too strong? Did the cleaning crew just come by? Some say fragrances are chemical irritants that should be banned from the office. But doing so isn't so easy.
White American evangelical Christians have long been key backers of Israel. Now a major Israeli charity is wooing African-American churches for support. There are some political hurdles.
Acupuncture and massage haven't been proven to ease pain better than drugs — and may cost more. But Oregon hopes these sorts of alternatives to pills will reduce the societal costs of opioid abuse.
Former Peanut Corporation of America CEO Stewart Parnell's sentence is by far the harshest U.S. authorities have handed down in such cases. Emails revealed he and others knowingly sold tainted food.