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Saturday, December 03, 2016
The fire broke out late Friday during an electronic music show. "We've lost a lot of lives," Oakland's fire chief said.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Best known for playing R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, a role where he was unseen, the actor was found Saturday morning by his nephew.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
For the second time in under a week, President Obama called for unity after the shooting deaths of multiple police officers. A shooting in Baton Rouge, La., left three law enforcement officers dead.
Sunday, June 05, 2016
There's a controversy in the world of curling. New broom technology is changing the way the game is played — making it too easy, players like Brad Gushue say. So, researchers tried to find a solution.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
An Ethiopian official said "bandits" who crossed over the border from South Sudan were responsible, and said Ethiopian troops are pursuing the attackers.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Researchers Pam Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer found that students remember more via taking notes longhand rather than on a laptop. It has to do with what happens when you're forced to slow down.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Network science: it can be used both to stop terrorists and predict television plotlines. Keith Devlin explains how it can be used to figure out the most important character in Game of Thrones.
Sunday, April 03, 2016
A new trove of leaked documents shows close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin moved vast sums of money to offshore accounts.
Saturday, April 02, 2016
New technology, new safety measures, and a new relationship with Cuba are what reporter Jesse Sanchez says will be the big stories in baseball this year.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Rock 'n' roll was banned for decades in Cuba. But in a sign of changing times, the legendary band played a two-hour show for hundreds of thousands in Havana.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Antonio Maldonado wants Apple to increase diversity among its senior executives, and he's taking his fight to the shareholders meeting on Feb. 26.
Sunday, February 07, 2016
The singer's new music video quickly drew commentary of all kinds — on its references to being black in America, Hurricane Katrina and Black Lives Matter.
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Analysts say the Super Bowl ads this year are funnier and more star-studded than in the past.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
A law student got a new phone number, and began receiving risqué pictures and offers to test drive Lamborghinis.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
In 10 months, Americans will go to the polls to pick the next U.S. president. When they cast their ballots, those votes will likely hinge on how they feel about the issues most important to them.
But what are those issues?
As a way of finding out, NPR's Rachel Martin ...
Sunday, December 27, 2015
While online shopping grows, traditional retailers are amping up their in-store experiences to draw in customers. But online stores are realizing they have something to gain from physical stores too.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Presidential campaigns cost a lot of money these days — perhaps as much as $5 billion could be spent in the next election, by one estimate.
Much of that will be spent on television advertising in battleground states, as expected. But spending on digital campaigning — that is, ...
Saturday, July 11, 2015
State by state, the legal marijuana business is slowly gaining ground. The industry is using both an increasingly favorable public opinion toward marijuana and a newly legal cash flow to try to transform itself into a force in national politics.
Recreational marijuana retailers celebrated their first anniversary of legal operation ...
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Federal officials are investigating last week's Charleston, S.C. church shooting as a hate crime, and the U.S. Justice Department could weigh in in the coming weeks with a federal hate crimes charge.
There are many reported signs that point to alleged shooter Dylann Roof being motivated by hate. The 21-year-old ...