The spill on Wednesday sent heavy metals, arsenic and other contaminants into a waterway that flows into the San Juan National Forest. Estimates of the spill’s size have risen sharply since then.
In the prime-time Republican presidential debate Thursday, the candidates bragged about their records as governors and in the private sector, but the facts didn’t always add up.
The anniversary of the devastation wrought by the first military use of an atomic weapon comes as Japan’s government is pushing an expanded role for its military.
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.
Sources within the extremist organization confirmed the death of Mullah Omar, who reportedly died in 2013. A gathering of the group’s leaders has chosen Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as his successor.
Commentator Naomi Shulman doesn’t want her daughters to get abortions, but if they do, she wants them to talk to her about it. The conversation warm-up came to her in a film.
The subsidies are crucial to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature achievement.
In Las Vegas on Friday, a public viewing for B.B. King. He died last week at 89. Like many others, New England Public Radio’s jazz host Tom Reney already feels King’s absence.
Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Francois Hollande of France were among those who attended a ceremony in the Armenian capital. German lawmakers vote to call the event “genocide.”
The president tells NPR’s Steve Inskeep the U.S. and other countries have a solid plan to keep Iran’s nuclear program under control.
Many things raise the risk for cancer, including exposure to various toxins and radiation. But our knowledge about the range of chemicals and compounds that can trigger cancer is limited.
An agreement for stronger ties with Beijing comes after last year’s coup in Thailand soured relations between Bangkok and Washington.
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks about the challenges facing America’s transportation system, and why he says the country needs to invest much more in it.
As 2014 draws to a close, our commentator finds lessons for his children in this past year’s political unrest .
Our commentator applied for Social Security benefits this month. it turned out to be more complicated and painful than he’d expected.