Kevin Dawes was seized in Syria in 2012. The government never acknowledged holding him, but has now freed him after lengthy negotiations, according to U.S. officials.
Bernie Sanders plans to attend a Vatican conference about social, economic and environmental issues next week. Sanders says he's a "big, big fan of the pope" for "talking about the idolatry of money."
News of fatalities comes after reports of an active shooter at the military facility near San Antonio. The lockdown at the base has since been lifted.
In his new exhortation, "The Joy of Love," Francis addresses marriage, sex and love. For a 79-year-old man who has taken a lifelong vow of celibacy, the pontiff has some pretty solid tips.
This is all because of an overlap of federal and state holidays with the usual April 15 IRS deadline.
Mothers' members chose a few of their slowest, most languid and fragile songs to perform in the NPR Music offices.
Haggard, who died April 6, was singularly rebellious and rootless, and his songs are a graduate course in everything timeless and true about music, says the Drive-By Truckers singer.
On this week's show, original PCHH panelist Trey Graham returns to chat about bad movies and to be less humiliated than the rest of us by a quiz about pop culture returns.
A pair of French new music ensembles lovingly recreates songs by the iconoclastic New York street composer and poet who called himself Moondog.
"My job is only to be a servant of the community, and just to inspire. That's it. That's my whole job, and I know that."
A new paper raises concerns about possible changes in the parasite behind the strain, putting us at greater risk.
Also: A major payday lender is charged in a federal racketeering case; the Arizona legislature bars journalists without background checks; and the last American Idol winner is crowned.
As a way to encourage communication between people from different countries, Sweden invited people from all over the world to call a number which would connect them to random Swede.
The presidential candidates and superPACS have raised a combined total of around $1 billion, but only three candidates have talked about repairing the campaign finance system, new analysis shows.
The line, made famous by Groucho Marx, dates to Vaudeville. Peoria was a good test — crowds were known for being hard to please. Morning Edition broadcasts live on Friday from Peoria.
A new study says that 69 percent of Chicago high school students earned Ds or Fs when retaking algebra on computers.
It's been centuries since camel caravans crisscrossed Eurasia along the Silk Roads. But historian Peter Frankopan's new book puts the fabled roads at the center of a new view of world history.