In the British island territory, Gonzalo has wiped out power to roughly half of the island’s 70,000 inhabitants.
With three justices dissenting, the high court’s ruling effectively blocks a lower federal court decision declaring the law restrictive and unconstitutional.
A memorial for journalist James Foley will be held Saturday, on what would have been his 41st birthday. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with Rev. Marc Montminy, who is presiding over the service.
The Supreme Court announced that Texas can use its controversial new voter ID law for the November election. NPR’s Scott Simon gets the latest from Supreme Court correspondent Nina Totenberg.
Since Kenneth Thompson became district attorney, he’s been investigating a number of old cases. As he tells NPR’s Scott Simon, he recently asked a judge to throw out a 30-year-old murder conviction.
Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recently returned from Ukraine and Turkey, and she heads next to Japan and South Korea. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to her about practicing commercial diplomacy.
The World Series starts Tuesday. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the unexpected stars of the series — the managers.
Concerns in Europe over a slowdown in economic growth have been rattling global financial markets. NPR’s Scott Simon talks with correspondent John Ydstie about the volatile week on Wall Street.
Fears of Ebola — not always justified — have caused organizers in Africa and the United States to cancel or reschedule events they worry may lead to spread of the disease.
Debates about the role of women in the technology workforce and in gaming are swirling over two notable stories this week.
With maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, the hurricane gave Bermuda a direct blow. There were reports that 80 percent of the island chain had lost power.
Dr. Daniel Varga, the chief of the Dallas hospital that treated index patient Thomas Duncan, says the entire hospital carries the weight of the mistakes that led to the infection of two of its nurses.
The subpoenas — at the crossroads of church and state and born out of a lawsuit over an equal rights ordinance — drew ire from national organizations and Sen. Ted Cruz.
Oscar Pistorius, superstar athlete, was back in court this week for his sentencing hearing, after a culpable homicide conviction. Journalist Mandy Wiener says his case reminds her of a favorite book.
Gas prices are falling — and so are hybrid car sales. Analysts say better gas mileage for traditional vehicles, combined with low gas prices, is giving hybrids a run for their money.