The Justice Department says Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is standing in the way of its investigation by refusing to turn over arrest records and other materials that could show whether he violated the rights of Hispanics pulled over in traffic...
A leaked draft of the report accuses the Rwandan army of possible genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its release was postponed so the Rwandan government, which was infuriated by the accusation, to append its comments.
In their first face-to-face negotiations in nearly two years, Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Thursday staked out key positions but hinted at compromise. Obama's special envoy said the two sides also set a schedule for more talks; the next...
The rig, about 80 miles south of Vermillion Bay along the central Louisana coast, exploded about 9:30 am. CDT Thursday.A mile-long oil sheen was spreading from the platform, the Coast Guard reported.
Out-of-pocket costs and side effects are two reasons people are reluctant to try diet drugs or supplements, according to a nationwide survey conducted for NPR. So how much weight would someone have to lose to consider taking them?
Almost three-quarters of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are younger than 30. Most have never left the tiny, Hamas-ruled coastal territory, have never met an Israeli, and have never known a time when there wasn't a conflict outside their...
Americans have given $25 million so far to help victims of Pakistan's flood disaster -- far less than the U.S. donations made in immediate aftermath of other major disasters. Experts cite the relative lack of news coverage, attitudes toward...
NPR NEWS INVESTIGATION: The two officials were underground, unsupervised for as much as four hours after the explosion at the Upper Big Branch coal mine in April. Massey Energy says the pair were searching for survivors, but some investigators and...
Overhauling Georgia’s tax code is the subject of a public hearing Thursday in Macon. The discussion is part of a statewide tour by the “Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians.” The state legislature created the group and charged...
State transportation officials have high hopes for high speed rail in Georgia, lines linking Georgia to Jacksonville and to Washington D.C. The state is waiting for federal money to help those goals materialize, but right now what’s furthest along...