A local official says he was detained and tortured by the Communist Party after being accused of taking bribes. The Associated Press reports these investigations occur without judicial oversight.
William Clay Ford, a descendant of auto industry pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions, has died at age 88. He bought the NFL team in 1963.
The Eataly food emporium plans to open a $55 million theme park in Italy, devoted to the nation’s culinary pleasures. Some have dubbed it the “Disneyland of food,” but Italians aren’t impressed.
A new blood test for people in their 70s can detect who will develop Alzheimer’s disease. A positive result could help people prepare. But since there’s no treatment, will people really want to know?
The Conservative Political Action Conference made Sen. Rand Paul its top choice Saturday, less than two years before primary voting begins for the 2016 election.
An intense search and unusual revelations have not yet told us what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a Boeing jet with 239 people aboard.
There’s never been a better time for black Republicans seeking office, yet even as some black candidates are hitting their stride, the party’s support among blacks is still at rock bottom.
Pro-Russian groups used whips to attack pro-Ukrainian demonstrators in Sevastopol, on Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, the BBC says. Ukraine’s interim prime minister plans to visit the U.S. this week.
Interpol says that “at least two passports” used to board flight MH370 were listed in its Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database. The agency identified them as being Austrian and Italian documents.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has struggled financially, but after much work, it’s set itself on solid footing and become a bright spot in a struggling city.
Grafton, N. H., is so tiny, it doesn’t even have a stop light, but a group of Libertarians have moved there with an eye to slashing spending. It’s made some residents angry.
As the standoff continues in Crimea, Russia warns the U.S. against “hasty” sanctions. Ukraine officials accuse pro-Russian forces of armed aggression.
The U.S. can squeeze Russia economically for sending troops into Crimea, but Obama needs Europe’s support for sanctions to work. NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Mara Liasson.
The military is a huge bureaucracy with many redundancies. NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with University of Kentucky’s Robert Farley, who argues that we need air power, but not a separate Air Force.
An oil slick was spotted off of Vietnam’s coast, but relatives of those on board the Malaysia Airlines flight still don’t know what happened. NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with reporter Anthony Kuhn.