The rise in heroin use in the town of Turners Falls, Mass., has led to another problem: a proliferation of discarded hypodermic needles. Police can’t keep up, so they’ve asked residents to help.
More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, but fewer are aware of how to avoid other types of contaminants.
In the 1930s, the Nazi movement was on the rise in Europe — and at summer camps for kids in the United States.
“It would be so much more convenient if the earthquake would send us an email in advance with all the details of its arrival,” a fearful Lucas told his mother, the journalist.
The Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign logo was snickered at. But it’s shown versatility, morphing to include backgrounds of Iowa, New Hampshire and, on Tuesday, to support gay marriage.
Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were the ringleaders of the “Bali Nine” group that sought to smuggle heroin.
How we describe students affects how we approach them, whether as a risk or an opportunity.
This week’s same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs.
Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine’s military, and charge the Russian military as the hacker.
On the streets, some said violence is the only way to get authorities to pay attention to the plight of blacks in Baltimore. Others said they understood the anger, but not the violence.
The Afghan army is now fully in charge of combat operations. NPR’s Tom Bowman heads out on a mission with troops as they engage the Taliban in one of its strongholds near the Pakistani border.
Despite controversy, a flight attendant and passenger say taking children out of Vietnam before the fall of Saigon in April, 1975, was the right thing to do.
As Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to strengthen ties with America, he’s facing tense times in his own neighborhood, mainly because of his views on World War II.
A new book looks at the female soldiers who served alongside elite special operations units in Afghanistan in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women.
The toll includes four Americans, all of whom died at an avalanche-struck Mount Everest base camp. In addition to food, the U.N. says medical supplies are desperately needed.