In recent years, the Russian president reportedly sought to use the movie star as an intermediary with President Obama.
Hundreds of food companies have promised to keep their suppliers from cutting down forests. A global coalition of environmental groups is watching to see if the companies are keeping their promises.
The composer was remarkable not only for his harmonically rich collaborations with Duke Ellington, but for living as an openly gay black man in the 1940s.
New Yorker writer George Packer says years of neglect from the Democrats enabled Trump to exploit the biases of the white working class and turn them into a "self-conscious identity group."
Gibson's new movie tells the story of the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor. Critic David Edelstein says Hacksaw Ridge is the work of a remarkable filmmaker.
A report from Human Rights Watch details the sexual exploitation in camps for Nigerians who had fled their homes because of the conflict with Boko Haram.
Patrick Jarenwattananon, former writer for NPR Music's A Blog Supreme, joins us to talk about the most memorable jazz artists to appear at the Tiny Desk.
Every Cubs fan on Earth has been waiting ... and waiting ... to see their team win the World Series. The longer they lived, the more patience they needed. But on Wednesday night, all was rewarded.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's apparent audio message calls on the militant group's fighters to stand firm as Iraqi security forces try to retake the city that ISIS seized more than two years ago.
Officials say two ships sank in the Mediterranean, and at least 31 survivors arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa. This year has been the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean.
Two years in the making, the track nods to each producer's signature sound, with lush textures, droning horns, and, of course, Skrillex's thunderous bass drop.
The Australian singer writes stark songs with no frills. This one tackles a 20-something's classic problem: worrying about aging.
The fire that largely gutted the century-old church in Greenville, Miss., has been ruled an arson. The mayor called the attack an attempt to scare voters days ahead of the presidential election.
Voting can be a lot of work — just ask California residents, who have 17 statewide and 650 local ballot measures to educate themselves about before next week's election.
The lower premiums that come with bronze plans, plus Obamacare's caps on out-of-pocket spending, can make these plans the best deal for people who have very few medical expenses — or very many.
In a surprise ruling, a British court has ruled that the government cannot trigger Article 50 — departure from the EU — without the approval of Parliament. The government is expected to appeal.
Also: A Mississippi black church is burned and 'Vote Trump' is written on the wall; the suspected Iowa police killer has a history of racial incidents; and the leader of ISIS issues a rare statement.
The singer who brought Pharrell to tears with her viral earworm "Alaska" is back with a worthy followup called "Dog Years."