Americans may be living longer than ever, but we're lagging behind the life expectancies for the leading nations in the world. A fresh analysis shows there are wide variations in how long Americans can expect to live, depending on their county...
Two decades of civil war wiped out much of South Sudan's wildlife but not all of it. Surprisingly, large herds of antelope and elephant remain. Now conservationists are tracking animals across the lush landscape to try to save them from...
The Tokyo Electric Power Company will begin removing radioactive elements this week from water used to cool the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Experts say they can reduce the radioactivity of the contaminated water by a factor of at least a...
Leo Plass of Oregon dropped out of college in the middle of the Depression after he was offered a logging job. Almost 80 years later, he went back to finish his studies.
During a trip east of Tripoli, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson found that some Libyan's were very worried about their future.
As Syrian troops continue their crackdown on dissent, nearly 8,500 Syrians have sought refuge in Turkey. The stories the refugees tell reflect decades of suffering by those who dared oppose former President Hafez al-Assad and his son, Bashar.
Three agents tell Congress they tried to sound alarms about an operation where federal officers watched AK-47s being sold to people who'd pass them to Mexican cartels. The whistleblowers said they wanted to arrest the buyers, but their bosses...
The Food and Drug Administration released new requirements this week for labels on sunscreen. The new regulations, which go into effect next summer, are designed to better protect consumers and their skin from the effects of the sun.
After five months of rehabilitation, doctors said Giffords' cognitive abilities and physical strength have improved to the point where she doesn't have to stay in a hospital.
Mexican national Humberto Leal Jr., who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1995, is slated to be executed in three weeks. But Mexico, which contends that Leal wasn't informed of his rights, is protesting the execution.