The recent incident in rural Kentucky left a crater 60 feet deep along a pipeline that has failed before. NPR combed through the records to see how such lines are inspected in the U.S.
The Puente Hills Landfill received waste from all over Los Angeles County for more than 50 years, and eventually grew higher than 500 feet. But with the site's closure, the trash won't just disappear.
Once the marauders and cowboys of Russia's wild frontier, the horse-bound warriors are reappearing as a symbol of national pride.
We asked people to give us the soundtracks they live by. The playlists — and the stories — may surprise you.
Girl Scout cookies are never that hard to sell, but this week, one 13-year-old San Franciscan may have outsmarted the competition altogether.
American volcanologist Kayla Iacovino trekked last year to Mount Paektu, an active volcano in North Korea. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Iacovino about her work in the secretive country.
After decades apart, relatives in North and South Korea are briefly reuniting this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Georgetown professor Victor Cha about what it means for the two countries.
Arthur Chu's aggressive playing style on the game show Jeopardy! led to a four-day winning streak and has stoked racist comments on social media. He is set to appear on the show again on Monday.
In a rematch of the finals at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, the U.S. and Canadian men's ice hockey teams met in the semifinals at Sochi. And the result was the same: Canada won.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to appoint a senior officer to oversee military ethics, in response to recent high-profile ethics problems. Whoever takes the job will face a stiff challenge.