The latest session made history on several fronts, and accepted cases for next year that will likely make still more. This year the liberals won a lot — but that doesn’t mean they will in the future.
Five rivers converge in the Mobile Bay Delta just outside this coastal Alabama city. Within a few minutes of leaving downtown, you can be teleported into a totally alien world.
Doctors tell surgical patients to get out of bed as soon as possible, but people with brain injuries are encouraged to rest. Now it looks like activity can benefit brain injured patients, too.
After nearly a decade of traveling through space, NASA’s New Horizons probe is about to arrive at Pluto. On Tuesday it will begin an intensive, week-long study of the distant world.
Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren’t as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.
The FBI is cracking down on rampant corruption in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. With voter fraud, drug smuggling and bribery a big part of border culture, it’s proving to be a difficult task.
In the first five minutes, Carli Lloyd scored two swift goals. Lauren Holiday brought the score up to 3, and then Lloyd scored from midfield for a hat trick. The team led 4-0 after just 15 minutes.
Greeks voted Sunday in a referendum that could decide whether the country stays in the eurozone. NPR’s Chris Arnold talks about the decisive vote against an austerity package from European leaders.
The secretary of state, who has been in talks in Vienna for the past several days, says an agreement could be done “quickly” if Tehran is prepared to compromise.
The main Shanghai stock index has dropped 30 percent since mid-June, triggering margin calls that have fueled further selling.
The Progress M-28M spacecraft delivered tons of food, water, oxygen, fuel and other supplies after previous attempts had ended in failure.
By a decisive margin, the people rejected a package of austerity measures from international creditors and handed their leaders a mandate to try to renegotiate the deal.
Greeks vote Sunday on a referendum that the government says is about austerity. The opposition says it’s a vote on staying in the Eurozone. NPR’s Lynn Neary speaks to correspondent Joanna Kakissis.
The state’s beaches usually see one shark attack a summer, if any. This year, there have already been seven. But this uptick in attacks is likely not tied to shark populations so much as to our own.
An attacker recently opened fire on Tunisian beach and killed 38 people. NPR’s Alice Fordham, who went to cover the story, used to live in Tunisia. She reflects on how the country has changed.