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.
Commentator Mark Eddington says – for people of faith – it’s hard to imagine next year could be any stranger than the last one has been.
“In my opinion, a situation in which an outstanding scientist has to sell a medal recognizing his achievements is unacceptable,” says Russian business tycoon Alisher Usmanov.
Following a decision by OPEC ministers not to cut production, crude prices had fallen to a four-year low before rebounding slightly.
The McAllen metro area in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has one of the country’s lowest employment rates for millennials. Economists say they will be critical to bringing the area out of poverty.
A Kurdish businessman decided he’d like to live in the White House. So he is building a 32,000-square-foot version of the U.S. presidential residence in Irbil, near the raging war against ISIS.
Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That’s what happens when you sequence the DNA of your dinner.
If you put a frog in a pot of room-temperature water and gradually bring the water to a boil, the frog remains in the water and dies. Humans should know better when it comes to this kind of thing says commentator Ellen Moyer.