More than 200 civilian review boards investigate police misconduct in cities across the United States. Reformers say they're essential. But officers tend to be wary of them.
It may sound like an episode of The Twilight Zone, but this isn't fiction. Zambia's top prosecutor dropped his own corruption charges and set himself free. NPR's Scott Simon discusses the case.
West Coast ports and the dockworkers union have reached a tentative deal after a nine-month stalemate. Sporadic work stoppages and shutdowns are expected to end, pending ratification by both sides.
As Sandy victims and FEMA work to resolve accusations of falsified damage estimates, some are questioning how the agency can be both a flood insurance provider and a regulator of flood insurance.
The National Governors Association is in Washington for its winter meeting, and there is no lack of talk about the 2016 White House. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Ron Elving about the week in politics.
The shooting death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood thriller. It has provided rich material for the conspiracy-minded in Argentina.
The cease-fire that was supposed to halt fighting between Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government has not taken hold. NPR's Scott Simon talks to former NATO Ambassador Ivo Daalder.
Apple has formed a secret team to design and prototype an electric car, according to numerous reports. While Apple may have the technological chops, the odds are stacked against startup car companies.
Negotiations with unions had been stalled for nine months; the dispute has snarled recent traffic at the facilities, which handle $1 trillion in cargo each year.
A suit worn by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he met President Obama is up for auction. The suit, which has the Prime Minister's name in pinstripes is expected to fetch more than $200,000.