According to a new study, the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there's uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.
Babies born with small heads are "just the tip of the iceberg" of what Zika does to a fetus's brain, says Dr. Deborah Levine, a contributor to a new study.
Lawrence Wright's new book collects his essays for The New Yorker on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the 9/11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.
The Toronto improvisational band is known for collaborations with Ghostface Killah and Tyler, the Creator. Watch a video of "Speaking Gently."
In central Pennsylvania, a farm family, the CEO of a small paper mill and a student at Penn State University — all Trump supporters — weigh in on the candidate's claim of potential voter fraud.
The GOP vice presidential candidate dropped into a Pennsylvania barbershop to get a haircut Thursday. The barber wasn't quite sure who he was.
Crews surrounded the San Bernardino County fire Tuesday. Meanwhile, multiple wildfires continue to bedevil crews, including one near a historic estate built by William Randolph Hearst.
It's the first systematic documentation of the practice in the republic of Dagestan. Reactions from a mufti, a priest and a rabbi have sparked a charged debate.
The foundation would give up its most recognizable parts, including its major global health and wellness programs.
The country faces one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. But the brutal rape has left aid agencies wondering whether to pull out their foreign staff.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Rick Wentzel, superintendent of the Livingston Parish School District in Baton Rouge, La., about how the flooding has affected back to school plans. Fifteen of the 46 schools in Wentzel's district were flooded, eight with extensive damage. He does not yet know when they will be opening.
Growing up, Jared Marcelle watched as older men catcalled women in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He thought it was normal, so as a teenager Marcelle and his friends became those guys. But now he's changed.
The New York skyline is undergoing big changes with more than a dozen super tall residential towers going up now. Many of the global ultra-rich who buy these apartments spend just a fraction of the year in them. Critics say they're paying a much lower tax rate than full-time New York residents. But defenders say these luxury buildings support a lot of good jobs and contribute to the local economy.
Years of drought have strained California's forests, killing millions of trees and fueling wildfires.
President Obama travels to flood ravaged Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday, just days after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paid a visit.
Syrian regime attacks like the one that wounded an Aleppo boy in images last week have been commonplace. But recently rebels are attacking civilians on the government side of town as well.
Thousands more emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state could be released just weeks before the November election.
The singer-songwriter began performing at age 14 in a band with her sisters and her father. Critic Ken Tucker says the songs on Loveless' latest solo album, Real, have a "tough edge."
Biographer Marc Fisher says Donald Trump has lived a "strikingly solitary life given how public he is." Fisher and his Washington Post colleague Michael Kranish are the authors of Trump Revealed.
The Fire Still (Side)Burns: Jackman recently took to social media to shave off the distinctive facial hair he sported for the role of Wolverine. Those mutton chops are not handling the breakup well.