A study by an association of poison control centers warns that new laundry detergent pods pose a serious risk to kids who think they are candy.
Spain's northeast region of Catalonia on Sunday voted overwhelmingly in favor of breaking away from Spain. But the result won't be recognized — the Spanish government considered the vote illegal.
At odds are Pacific dockworkers and shipping companies. For months they've been trying to work out a new labor agreement. And now, shippers are accusing dockworkers of deliberately slowing their work.
Last week was tough for President Obama. After elections, Republicans took control of the Senate and added seats to the House. As Congress comes back into session, things might not be much better.
Kenneth Bae, one of two American captives released by North Korea over the weekend, is back home in Washington state as his family and community celebrate his return.
Two Americans who had been held prisoner in North Korea have returned to the U.S. They were freed after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper went to North Korea to negotiate their release.
Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report on Burger King opening restaurants in India.
The Berlin Wall divided many German families, and their anguish was visible at the "Palace of Tears," the nickname for the Berlin railway station that was the main crossing between East and West.
Violent protests broke out over news that the students had been killed, burned and their remains tossed in a river. The announcement that the case was solved didn't quelled public outcry.
A U.S.-led coalition is targeting Islamic State militants. Obama says he's not trying to "solve" Syria's war, a far cry from efforts made to negotiate an end to the war or build up the rebellion.
President Obama is in Beijing — kicking off a week-long trip that will also take him to Burma and Australia. The overseas trip comes on the heels of last week's domestic drubbing for the Democrats.
Former President George W. Bush sat down with NPR's David Greene to discuss a book he's written about his father, the other ex-President Bush. This week, we'll hear their conversation.
Millions of children aren't going to school because of Ebola. The fear is that some kids will never return to class. For others, the time off means putting their career dreams on hold.
Texts from Jane Eyre imagines a Mr. Rochester who worries over his "attic wife" and a super flirty Scarlett O'Hara: "did you know that pantalets are out this year[?] that's why I'm not wearing any :)"
New brands are reshaping the apple aisle of supermarkets. Many are "club apples" --varieties that are controlled and managed by select groups of farmers..
Scientists in England are ready to do something that's never been done before — combine the DNA of two women and one man to create embryos that don't carry hereditary mitochondrial disorders.
Red means stop; green means go. You live in a red state or a blue state. Elizabeth Blair kicks off NPR's color series with a look at the way color organizes our lives — in ways we don't even realize.
Caged Bird Songs pairs some of the late Maya Angelou's poems and lyrics to hip-hop beats — but producer Shawn Rivera says the rhythms were already there.