As if the drought weren’t bad enough, four of the area’s aqueducts sit on the San Andreas Fault. Engineers are working to protect the water system against the next major earthquake.
A 6-year-old can’t be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids.
Chief Justice Roy Moore says a ruling by a U.S. district judge “raised serious, legitimate concerns about the propriety of federal court jurisdiction over the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment.”
Melissa Block speaks with Rajaa Al Sanea, a dentist and Saudi writer best known for her novel, Girls of Riyadh. She talks about how women’s rights changed and expectations for the new king.
Robert Siegel talks to Amy Myers Jaffe of the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management about how falling oil prices impact production.
This week President Obama traveled to India with his wife Michelle to meet with the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. But Mr. Modi’s wife was nowhere to be seen.
The National Registry of Exonerations says 125 people were exonerated in 2014 after being falsely convicted of crimes. The number surpasses the previous record of 91, set in 2013.
Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they’re concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?
On Sunday, this Massachusetts teacher will be up close with her favorite team — as a cheerleader on the New England Patriots squad.
The former Cuban dictator had not said anything publicly since the U.S. and Cuba announced plans for a rapprochement. Last night, the Communist paper released a letter said to be written by him.
About 300 survivors of the Nazi camp are attending the ceremony along with German and Austrian leaders. But attention is also on the absence of Russia’s president whose countrymen liberated Auschwitz.
The snowstorm hitting the Northeast is having a big impact on Cape Cod, Mass. Steve Inskeep speaks with WCAI’s Sean Corcoran for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.
President Obama has stopped in Saudi Arabia on his way home from India. He’s meeting with the new Saudi king. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR’s Scott Horsley, who is traveling with the President.
Mistakes are made. If the health insurance marketplaces screw up in calculating subsidies for consumers, it’s the individual who is likely to be on the hook for repaying the excess.
An island off the coast of Tanzania has one of the world’s highest addiction rates. But the majority of its people, who are Muslims, are uneasy with the 12-step recovery program’s Christian concepts.