The 329,000 applications filed last week for unemployment insurance were more than economists expected. One theory: Easter's relatively late date may have skewed the numbers.
The boy hid in the wheel well of a jet that flew Sunday from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. Though temperatures plunged and oxygen was scant, he survived. The father says Allah "saved him."
A large piece of metal was found this week along the coast of western Australia. But authorities are convinced it is not debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8.
The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.
The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.
Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.
One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.
If the agency has its way, it will ban sales to minors and keep e-cigarettes out of vending machines. People also would be warned that the nicotine vapor the devices emit is addictive.
The Cubs blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning against the Diamondbacks, teaching a boy a hard lesson on losing.
According to reports, the FCC is set to approve a system in which Internet service providers offer a faster pipe to American homes to content companies willing to pay for it.
BOSTON — A 29-year-old Somerville man has pleaded not guilty to making two recent bomb threats to the UMass Boston campus in Dorchester.
BOSTON — Prosecutors say the attack only stopped after a passerby shielded the man with her body.
Residents of wealthy Philadelphia suburbs were stunned this week by the arrest of prep school grads who allegedly sought a drug monopoly.
There’s a famous legal adage that goes like this: hard cases make bad law. The case of Jennifer Martel and her accused killer Jared Remy is a hard case indeed, and it’s received so much attention that it has spurred lawmakers on Beacon Hill to action, as House Speaker Robert DeLeo said earlier this month.
BOSTON — The owner of the building gutted by the nine-alarm blaze alleges that welding work being done at a neighboring building, which officials say caused the fire, was done without a permit.
The justices ruled 6-2 that Michigan voters had the right to prohibit public colleges from taking account of race.
BOSTON — Lawyers for former state Probation Commissioner John O’Brien want the federal judge presiding over his trial to bar witnesses from using the words “rigged” or “sham.”