Ben Carson is rising in Iowa. He's drawn big crowds in the state and he's catching up with Donald Trump in the polls there. Like Trump, the retired neurosurgeon has no background in elected office.
Last week, Bundesliga fans brought welcome banners to stadiums. Now soccer giant FC Bayern Munich is following suit, opening its heart and wallet to help refugees adjust to life in Germany.
Colorado's experiment with long-lasting birth control proved a big success in reducing unplanned pregnancies and abortions. But political backing has been hard to come by.
The state is often a step ahead of the status quo when it comes to environmental policy, and climate change is no exception. New legislation includes a plan to cut gasoline use in vehicles by half.
Back in February, NPR published this look at Syrian refugees entering Europe. The crisis has only intensified since then and we are republishing the original story.
Roof has been charged with murdering nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina in June. He also faces federal hate crime charges.
The filmmaker is 21. He had to direct and star in a movie — his first movie, in fact. He was really, really stressed. Would he make the deadline?
River traffic was halted on a portion of the waterway after the accident near Paducah, Ky. The maximum size of the Wednesday evening spill of clarified slurry oil is thought to be 250,000 gallons.
Outbreaks reported across the country this summer are not related; it doesn't spread among people. Instead, it's spread in warm water, like that in building cooling towers.
A sheep found in the wild in Australia had to undergo emergency shearing — 89 pounds, 3 ounces of wool was cut away. The sheep's weight reportedly dropped by half.