Falling oil prices haven't boosted economic growth as much as expected. That's partly because consumers have chosen to pay down debt and save some of the windfall rather than spend it all.
People in their 60s and 70s who followed the Mediterranean diet for four years held steady on cognitive tests, a study found. But the scores of people following a low-fat diet went down.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to producer Filip Jan Rymsza and director-actor Peter Bogdanovich about the 40-day crowdfunding campaign to complete The Other Side of the Wind.
The Barack Obama Foundation announced Tuesday the bid from the University of Chicago — in the president's adopted home town — beat out proposals from Hawaii, New York and another Chicago university.
The U.S. Senate blocked a measure that would give President Obama fast-track trade authority to complete a massive Pacific trade deal. Most of Obama's opponents on trade come from his own party.
A Pew survey shows the share of Christians in the U.S. is declining, and the number of adults who don't identify with organized religion is growing.
AOL Inc., is being acquired by Verizon Communications in a $4.4 billion cash deal. AOL has recently transformed itself into a digital marketing company with some impressive technology.
A report begun by Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov before his murder in February has been published in Moscow. It makes detailed allegations about direct Russian military involvement in the war in Ukraine, which is something the Kremlin has always denied.
The police department in Oakland, Calif., teaches residents who are enrolled in the citizens police academy the nuts and bolts of policing. The academy is now so popular that there's a waiting list.
Jeb Bush's last name is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to his becoming president. He has vowed that he's his own man, but he now says he would also have authorized the Iraq War — even knowing what we know now.
One of Pablo Picasso's later paintings, "Les Femmes D'Alger" ("Women of Algiers"), was sold for a whopping $179.4 million, including the Christie's Auction House fee, at auction on Monday night.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry finally got the meeting he's been chasing for many months. He met face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the resort town of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday.
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Kathmandu-based freelance writer Donatella Lorch about the most recent earthquake in Nepal, which came just three weeks after a major quake killed more than 8,000 people.
On the 70th anniversary of the books that spawned Thomas The Tank Engine, NPR's Elizabeth Blair considers the economic model of Thomas's home island of Sodor, and its elaborate railway system.
The group conjures up the sounds of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.
The plan gives new life to a statue that gained dubious fame last month, when criticism of the bronze work reached a fever pitch. It's now seen as a part of comedy history.
The White House calls the vote merely a "procedural snafu," and expects to eventually prevail.
Established artists and old friends — including Damien Connolly, Ályth McCormack, Altan and more — bring new music to this week's episode.