Mayor Bill de Blasio asked people to wait until after the funerals of two officers who were killed on Saturday. Activists say their protests against police brutality aren't linked to the deaths.
Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer famous for hit songs such as "Feelin' Alright" and "Up Where We Belong," has died at age 70, according to reports in British media.
New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says tensions in the city are at their worst since the 1970s. He spoke two days after Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and killed two police officers in New York.
North Korea's National Defense Commission, which is headed by the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, said its military was ready to fight America "in all war spaces including cyber warfare space."
Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.
The State Department says a delegation of diplomats will visit the island next month. The formal restoration of diplomatic ties is expected to be as easy as the two countries writing each other notes.
In Miami, home of the largest Cuban diaspora, two generations faced off on the streets. In Havana, demonstrators spoke of hope.
More than 50 years after he came up with a story about a huge dog, author Norman Bridwell has died. In 2012, Bridwell told NPR he was shocked when his idea was accepted for publication.
A job that's been open in President Obama's administration since July of 2013 was finally filled Monday, as the Senate voted to confirm Vivek Murthy as America's new surgeon general.
Mexican authorities recently identified the remains of one of the 43 students believed killed by drug traffickers working with police. Families are having a tough time believing the official story.
Faced with a Thursday deadline to finance the U.S. government, leaders in Congress have worked out a bill that would fund the government until October 2015.
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without football. The Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers.
Authorities cleared a major pro-democracy protest camp in a blue-collar neighborhood Wednesday. The months of fruitless demonstrating has disheartened many protesters, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports.
On December 30th, 2007, 24-year-old Michael Gagnon, a construction worker, almost single-handedly wiped out a family heading home to their residence in Maryland after spending Christmas with family and friends in Michigan. After drinking himself into a stuporous 0.254 blood alcohol level, Michael Gagnon left the party at the Rodeo Bar and Grill, for no […]
So, ahem, Mary Lou got herself thrown out and then didn’t go? Result. That’s the end of business in the Irish parliament for the day. When’s the last time Mary Lou got herself flung out? That would be about a month ago on Tuesday 14th October. That would be the same day of Spotlight’s Cahill more...
Two of the therapies that medical teams plan to start testing next month involve anti-viral drugs. In Liberia, the president has lifted a state of emergency.
China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.
One of the places I got to visit when I was living in Florida was The Lightner Museum housed in the front two thirds of the historic Hotel Alcazar building in downtown St. Augustine Florida. Built by Henry Flagler as was The Ponce de Leon Hotel which now houses Flagler College. The museum contains many, [...]
One of Robert McDonald's challenges is to get more doctors to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Another is to make the agency's structure easier for veterans to navigate.