NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jonah Keri of Grantland about some of the newcomers in this year's Major League Baseball playoffs, including the Houston Astros and the Chicago Cubs.
The top U.S. officer in Iraq, Gen. John Campbell, says the airstrike Saturday was targeting Taliban forces in Kunduz. A hospital nearby was hit, killing 22 people, including three children.
After months of impassioned debate over the ethics of physician-assisted suicide, California will become the fifth state to allow people who are terminally ill to hasten death with lethal drugs.
The retailer says it has a reorganization agreement with 95 percent of its secured lenders. The company has struggled since last year's ouster of its founder and chief executive officer Dov Charney.
We go back in the NPR archives to find a 30-year-old progress report on the development of computer speech from NPR correspondent Ira Flatow. Things have come along quite a bit since then.
The Supreme Court returned for its new year Monday with its traditional first Monday ceremony and a new docket of high profile controversies to address.
The U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Monday.
The search continues after El Faro, a 790-foot cargo ship, sank last Thursday in Hurricane Joaquin. One body has been found, but family members and search and rescue crews remain hopeful.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley are out with new plans on gun control, while Bernie Sanders talks about the need for "sensible gun-control legislation."
The risk of flash floods has subsided across South Carolina's Lowcountry. But overflowing rivers continue to pose a risk as residents begin to assess the damage to their roads, homes and businesses.
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