At the Golden Globe awards Sunday night, "The Revenant" won for best drama film and "The Martian" won for best comedy. Those were just two of the awards handed out during a ceremony in Beverly Hills. NPR's Nina Gregory reports.
Singer David Bowie died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, according to representative Steve Martin. The British rock musician and actor died shortly after releasing the critically acclaimed album, Blackstar, on Friday, which was his 69th birthday.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested late last week, after a deadly shootout with Mexican soldiers. Whether the U.S. will be able to extradite El Chapo is a complex question. The infamous Mexican drug trafficker faces an array of drug charges in the U.S. Steve Inskeep talks to Anthony Garza, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
David Greene talks to Peter Nichols, author Oil and Ice, a book about a fleet of 33 whaling ships trapped in Arctic ice. Whalers and their families had to escape in tiny rowboats through miles of ice.
The agents are testing facial recognition and iris scanning as new ways of identifying people crossing the border. Civil liberties advocates say they're also testing the limits of privacy.
It's easier for states to report some severely mentally ill to the FBI and ban them from owning guns. David Greene talks to Jocelyn Samuels of the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
After a volatile week in China last week, global markets are braced for more chaos with hopes that healthy U.S. employment numbers may improve the climate.
A natural gas leak in a Los Angeles community is spewing 1,2000 tons of methane into the air daily. Renee Montagne talks to Mitchell Englander, the LA City Councilman who represents Porter Ranch.
Roughly 2.5 million Americans are addicted to heroin and opioids like Oxycontin. Researchers say addiction highjacks the brain's limbic reward system, impairing decision making, judgment and memory.
As the world refocuses its attention on North Korea after the rogue nation's fourth nuclear test, in neighboring South Korea, day-to-day life has barely been affected.
At the Supreme Court Monday, union opponents are seeking to reverse a 1977 decision that allows public employee unions to collect fees from those who don't join the union but are protected by it.