Fifty years ago Sunday, a brigade of around 1,500 CIA-trained soldiers stormed the beach in Cuba's Bay of Pigs. It was the opening phase of a secret mission to overthrow Fidel Castro. Of course, things didn't go as planned, and the...
The band behind Nevermind didn't just bring punk to the masses. It also put Seattle on the map. On Saturday, Seattle's Experience Music Project opens the first major exhibition ever devoted to Nirvana and the music scene that spawned the...
Some people are able to function with far less than the recommended seven or eight hours of sleep a night. "Short sleepers" make up just a small percentage of the population and are more energized than regular sleepers but that's not...
One of the fears surrounding the conflict in Libya is that the country will fragment into rival territories. It's a condition Libyans have known before, going back to the days when ancient Greeks ruled the area. At an archaeological site in...
House Republicans passed their 2012 budget Friday without a single Democrat voting for it. Its prospects in the Democratically-controlled Senate appear dim at best, but it will likely provide plenty of fodder for next year's campaigns.
The artist behind Beijing's Olympic Stadium is now in government custody and artists all over the world are planning protests in support of his release. NPR's Laura Sydell spoke with the controversial artist in 2008. Even then, he was...
Merger management shifts announced late Friday assures key roles for several Massey executives in a new, combined company including one executive who who presided over the company while it compiled some of the most criticized safety records in the...
Amid the wrangling over how to cut the deficit, there's a rare point of bipartisan agreement: the need to reform the corporate tax code.
The Appalachian Cultural Museum, once housed at Appalachian State University, closed its doors for good this spring. As its collection waits for its next home, many hope the museum's mission will survive.
Late last year, researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey warned of a possible rise in grizzly bear attacks in Yellowstone National Park. Writer Paul Solotaroff says the bears are on the hunt for food, increasingly scarce as unusually conditions...