Be wary of Russia's role in Syria, the opposition figure warns. He's working the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, pushing for more help for Syria's rebels and civilians.
Kunduz is a trading hub that rival groups have often fought over, and which is often beyond the control of the government in Kabul. Lola Cecchinel, an analyst for ATR Consulting, explains its history.
Catherine Coulson, who played the "log lady" in the TV series Twin Peaks, died on Monday at 71. With her odd attachment to a piece of ponderosa pine, she was something of a pop culture hero.
Host Renee Montagne talks with Washington Post reporter Joby Warrick about his new book, "Black Flags," on the origins of the Islamic State.
Politicians and the press are trying to read the tea leaves on Joe Biden's future. But right now, only the vice president knows what his tea cup holds.
Hillary Clinton is still facing questions about her private email server. Her carefully worded responses are in part designed to provide legal cover.
As the WNBA finals approach, NPR commentator Frank Deford explains why — Serena Williams aside — women's professional sports are not as popular as men's.
With apps and video chats now a part of many people's days, some firms and hospitals see big potential for health care delivered remotely. But a lot of insurers still aren't willing to pay for it.
Thursday is the beginning of the end for magnetic-stripe credit cards. With the change, banks say stores will have to pay for fraudulent purchases. The shift may be hard for some small retailers.
Whites and Asians get most of the spots in Houston's gifted and talented program, and one researcher describes it as being "segregated by race and income."
The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for Kelly Gissendaner, who was executed by lethal injection Tuesday for her role in the 1997 murder of her husband.
We think of tea as healthful, but from Morocco to Taiwan to the American South versions of it have become so sugar-laden that a regular sweet tea habit may be just as unhealthful as a soda habit.
The alto player, one of many to be inspired by Charlie Parker, enjoyed a six-decade career as a leading bandleader and first-call sideman. He was 83.
A British study that tracked the health of thousands from childhood through midlife finds early distress to be even more potent than adult stress in predicting later diabetes and heart disease.
A group of Democratic and Republican senators are finalizing a bill that would make major changes to the justice system. It has the support of some surprise backers like Koch Industries and the ACLU.
Most of us are unaware of what goes on under the hood of our cars. Some people, including safety researchers, would like to access the software. But a 1998 copyright law stands in the way.
Flint, Mich., started drawing its tap water from a local river in April 2014. The water is so corrosive that it's causing lead to leach out of aging pipes, resulting in serious health issues.
Dorrance was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship on Tuesday. For her, tap dance is the ultimate art form; "To be able to be a dancer and a musician at the same time — there's nothing like it," she says.
The designer named former Old Navy executive Stefan Larsson as his successor.
House Republicans questioned the head of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, on whether the women's health group needs federal funding.