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Thousands of gallons of fuel oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay, Texas, over the weekend. The spill disrupted shipping and threatens wildlife in the area, and the containment effort has begun.

Brackets have been busted across the nation. Kansas, Duke and Syracuse are among the top teams that bounced out. Now who do you think will win the Division I men's college basketball championship?

The tiny fishing town of Cordova, Alaska, has weathered disruption in every facet of life since an oil tanker ran aground in 1989, spilling millions of gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.

Juarez, Mexico — terrifyingly violent a few years ago — is quieter now. But life across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, is still difficult for many.

Connecticut opened retail stores to market its health insurance exchange. Some customers are getting insurance for the first time and others are hoping to lower their premiums.

There is just one week left to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Julie Rovner answers last-minute questions about what happens after that.

The president's party is counting on sophisticated field operations to stave off defeat in November. But in the year's first test, a Florida special election, the effort fell short.

California's strategy for reducing its prison population involves shifting more responsibility for recurring and ex-offenders on local communities.

The Los Angeles Dodgers' games will no longer be broadcast for free on local television. Time Warner Cable has created a special Dodgers channel, but other TV providers are balking at the price.

Ukraine has a long history of impunity when it comes to its treatment of journalists and activists. A recent incident leaves many wondering if the new government will bring true change.

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