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A "cross-partisan" group called With Honor has formed to support military veterans running for Congress. The group hopes to assist 25 to 35 candidates from both parties in 2018 elections.

The $500 million privately funded project focuses on biblical history, biblical stories and the Bible's impact on the world.

The shale oil boom attracted thousands of oil workers to North Dakota, sending the population of some small towns soaring. In response, communities built up infrastructure projects — new wastewater facilities, schools, etc. But now they're facing hundreds of millions of dollars of debt that will take decades to pay off, not to mention continued uncertainty over whether they've built too much as they watch the boom-bust cycle of the oil patch.

A self-driving shuttle was involved in a crash within hours of its debut. A truck backed into it as it stopped. The shuttle company says its computer will be adjusted to account for such instances.

On Sunday, 26 people were killed in a shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Since then, family and friends have started the painful process of mourning including gathering to hold vigils and prayers for those they lost.

Univision has named Ilia Calderon as co-anchor of "Noticiero Univision" — Spanish-language media's most important evening news broadcast. Calderon is the first Afro-Latina to anchor a national news program, which is a big deal for a network often criticized for racially insensitive content and its lack of darker-skinned on-air talent.

Comedian Louis C.K. built his career lambasting men and male hypocrisy. Now, he's being accused of sexual misconduct by several women, in incidents that happened over ten years ago. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with New York Times reporter Cara Buckley who worked on the story.

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Mia Galuppo of The Hollywood Reporter about director Ridley Scott's plan to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in the upcoming film All the Money in the World — scheduled to be released on Dec. 22. The role replacement comes as Spacey is facing allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

The U.S. intelligence community believes there was direct Russian interference in the 2016 election; the Kremlin steadfastly denies it. Two former KGB agents tell NPR what they think really happened.

Ezekiel Elliott, the Dallas Cowboys' star running back has an on-again, off-again six game suspension in connection with a domestic violence accusation. On Thursday, a panel of federal judges ruled against Elliott and for the NFL, which suspended him in August.

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