San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn’t satisfy the plan’s critics.
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.
Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP’s survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.
Under the country’s three-day experiment to control the deadly Ebola virus, people must stay home while health care teams go door-to-door to spread the word on prevention.
The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House’s security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.
The hostages included diplomats, children and others seized along with Turkey’s consulate in Mosul in June. As it celebrates their return, Turkey also receives thousands of Kurds fleeing ISIS.
Scotland has a proud national tradition of poetry. Days after a historic referendum on independence, we look at how poems by Scottish writers can help us better understand this moment.
A federal judge in Alabama is facing mounting calls for his resignation. U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller was arrested in August for allegedly beating his wife.
How does the U.S. destroy the self-declared Islamic State without aiding the Syrian regime? NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Christopher Harmer of the Institute for the Study of War about options.
Maajid Nawaz used to be a recruiter for an extreme Islamist group in the United Kingdom. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Nawaz about how the recruiting process works, and how it can be thwarted.
Hundreds of thousands are expected at a march in New York City ahead of the United Nations climate summit. Organizers want to send a message to world leaders that it’s time to take concrete action.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week’s roundup.
Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week’s Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission received hundreds of negative comments about the proposal. Staff of the commissioners deciding on the new regulations have advised against it.
National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.