The trip across the border has always been perilous, but some Mexican drug gangs are now earning millions each year by extorting and smuggling migrants. Despite the increased danger from the cartels, one 15-year-old who was deported after reaching...
A 36-year-old geology student received a synthetic windpipe created in a laboratory from plastic and his own bone marrow cells. The transplant was needed to replace his natural windpipe, which was being blocked by a fast-growing tumor.
The sad story of a baseball fan's death Thursday after he fell from the stands during a Texas Rangers game raises the question of whether teams need to stop tossing things into the stands.
Exactly who's fighting for Moammar Gadhafi has been a question since the rebellion in Libya began. Rebels say they're facing off against well-trained and well-paid guns for hire, flown in from other African countries. But interviews with...
Friday's dramatic launch of Atlantis the final liftoff for a shuttle sets the stage for years of suspense and debate over NASA's direction. Once Atlantis returns, the U.S. is likely to go at least four years before it once again has its...
At the risk of being included among the "Lazy Lay-Over Guys" who try to describe the island nation based on a brief visit, NPR's Philip Reeves offers his impressions of a stunning land on the edge of the Arctic Circle.
A special election is set for Sept. 13 in the heavily Democratic district. Assemblyman David Weprin, the Democrats' choice, says he's never used Twitter the social networking tool at the center of Weiner's sexting scandal.
Galban, part of the Buena Vista Social Club, was popular in Cuba long before that album.
Thanks to the political gridlock in St. Paul, the gates of Minnesota's state parks remain padlocked during peak season. Now rising anger over the standoff is leading to a spate of burglary and vandalism.
NPR's Jason Beaubien has traveled from Central America through Mexico in recent weeks, following a route that many migrants take trying to reach the U.S. He reflects on the increasingly dangerous journey and the dreams that continue to propel...