Natalia Molchanova took a recreational dive on Sunday, didn’t come back up and is feared dead. Free divers hold their breath until they surface for air, instead of using breathing equipment.
Donald Trump is on top, followed by Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. Chris Christie and John Kasich barely make it in, while Rick Perry misses the cutoff for the main debate stage.
Corporate sustainability reports help measure firms’ ecological footprints. Ford, for example, touts renewable materials in its cars. But some environmentalists say the reports can be misleading.
A judge ruled Monday that an Idaho law criminalizing undercover investigations of farms is unconstitutional. Seven other states have similar laws, but legal experts say they may not stand much longer.
He killed the Pennsylvania governor’s wife’s cat — or so the story went. As it turns out, the Labrador was sentenced to the grim corridors of Eastern State Penitentiary to live up to his name.
Dr. Donald L. Rasmussen worked on behalf of coal miners in Appalachia and helped create a national movement against black lung disease.
NPR’s Melissa Block speaks with Mark Ghilarducci with the state emergency services office about the wildfires tearing across California.
The Rocky Fire continues to grow as crews struggle to protect homes and businesses. More than 10,000 have been forced to evacuate.
Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman has sold millions of copies, but some feel it has not lived up to the hype. A bookstore owner in Traverse City, Mich., is giving readers a refund — and an apology.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released documents Tuesday that give more information on the origins of the founding of the religion by Joseph Smith in the 19th century.
The Veterans Administration pledged to end homelessness among veterans by this year. Some cities will meet the goal, but LA is way behind, with the country’s highest number of vets on the street
The ability to store energy could revolutionize the way electricity is made and used. But for many utility companies and regular folks, energy storage is still too costly and difficult.
The federal rules will deal a big blow to some energy sectors — especially coal. The change won’t be so hard for states that have moved to cut emissions. But for others it will be more difficult.
Law enforcement officials discussed a recent increase in shootings in several major cities at a meeting in Washington, D.C., on Monday. NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to Atlanta Police Chief George Turner.
The 18-year-old blasted past the world record in the 1,500 freestyle — the one she set Monday, while hardly trying. Host Melissa Block talks to New York Times reporter Karen Crouse about the swimmer.