Rejecting the state's argument that it, not the U.S. government, has the authority to define marriage, a federal judge overturned South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday.
Guidance counselor Lea Micele shares her advice for applicants and explains the difference between "early decision" and "early action."
California's coffee crop is new and small, but farmers are optimistic about its potential. Scientists hope that by growing coffee here they can learn more about how to help the crop resist disease.
Violence in Northern Iraq is escalating due to complicated tensions between Arabs and Kurds. NPR's Leila Fadel joins us from Erbil, Iraq.
The European Space Agency made history this morning after successfully landing an unmanned spacecraft on a comet.
The Glaswegian guitar-and-drums duo makes punchy, direct songs on its self-titled full-length debut.
Ku Klux Klan groups are diversifying their aims and marketing themselves to people of color. But these moves aren't new: The Klan has long tried to position itself as a mainstream civic organization.
The Chilean-American novelist is among 19 people slated to receive the highest civilian honor in the U.S. Also: The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm get a gruesome new translation.
Tuesday night's New Girl took Schmidt's obsession with Cece to a weird place. Well, a weirder place. We wonder: was it too weird?
People consider their personal health information to be more sensitive than their religious views or purchasing habits, according to a survey on privacy by the Pew Research Center.
The late call in Alaska's vote is due to a close margin on Election Day and the time required to collect all the ballots from the state's far-flung polling places.
Also: Frigid temperatures sweep south; the Supreme Court takes up an Alabama re-districting case today; and a player from Sweden takes the $10 million prize in the World Series of Poker.
As it hopes to learn the Philae robotic lander successfully settled onto the comet's surface, the European Space Agency says it is in contact with the spacecraft.
China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.
Shigeru Mizuki's Showa 1944-1953 is the third volume of his massive, autobiographical history of Japan and WWII, packed with anger at generals who ordered him to die, and gratitude for his survival.
Satirist Conrad Koch of South Africa denies that his puppet Chester Missing engaged in hate speech. When asked why someone takes a puppet to court, Chester Missing tweeted "You need to be a dummy."
The Tampa Tribune reports that state election officials increasingly are not bothering to tally write-in votes. It's a tragedy for Mickey Mouse, who as a resident of Florida, was often named.