Gov. Greg Abbott imposes the state's first significant rollback on reopening yet in an executive order issued Friday morning. The day before, Texas reported a record 5,996 new coronavirus cases.
In another first-in-the-nation move to address climate change, California will require automakers to sell more electric trucks. That could curb air pollution from the growing logistics industry.
The officer, 39-year-old David Afanador, was suspended the same day the cellphone video appeared to show him choking a Black man on a Queens boardwalk.
How many people helped make your morning coffee? A.J. Jacobs set out to thank them—from the farmer to the barista and everyone in between—and discovered the list was much longer than he thought.
In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Attorney General William Barr talks about executive powers, claims of interference on behalf of the President and the firing of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman.
Every year turtles race to see who can travel furthest during migration in an event put on by the Sea Turtle Conservancy. A rare hybrid hawksbill-green sea turtle will participate for the first time.
When Michelle Brenner was furloughed, she used her extra time – and her stimulus check – to feed her community with her grandma's classic lasagna.
The Democrats who control the House want to make a political point with a vote expected to confer statehood on the District of Columbia. The GOP opposes it.
Attorney General William Barr says he is responsible for DOJ actions. COVID-19 research has yielded 16 vaccine candidates. And, a U.S. soldier was charged in a plot to attack his own unit.
A doctor who treats terminally ill patients talks with his daughter about caring for people with COVID-19.
Shintaro Tsuji, CEO of Sanrio, will step down on July 1 and hand over the reins of the Japanese company that created global mega-star character Hello Kitty to his grandson.
During a time of increased racial awareness in America, there's a big push to support Black-owned businesses. But can these efforts live past the moment and create lasting change?
In areas that have seen a spike in coronanvirus cases, consumers are getting more cautious about spending money – a reminder that the best way to help the economy is to get control of the pandemic.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has paused the state's economic reopening as COVID-19 cases reach crisis levels. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Dr. Cedric Dark, an emergency room doctor in Houston.
The federal government says that the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 are associated with low-rated nursing homes. A Harvard study says the disease took a toll regardless of quality. Which is right?
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants found themselves without the public health guidance they needed to operate safely. Momofuku CEO Margerite Mariscal took matters into her own hands.
NPR'S Rachel Martin speaks with writer, journalist and activist Kevin Powell about his New York Times essay, A Letter from Father to Child, excerpted from his new book, When We Free the World.
Comedian Patton Oswalt helped finish his late wife Michelle McNamara's true-crime book about the Golden State Killer, I'll Be Gone in the Dark. Now, it's being adapted into a six-part series for HBO.
Just as Congo was about to celebrate the eradication of Ebola in one of the biggest ever outbreaks, the virus has cropped up elsewhere in the country.
The election for the high-profile post of mayor of Paris takes place in France this weekend, and for the first time the top three candidates are women.
Some of the technology behind coronavirus vaccine development dates back to the first vaccines; other techniques are much newer. Here are some of the approaches.
A U.S. soldier is charged with passing military secrets to a white supremacist group in Europe. Prosecutors say the soldier plotted an ambush of his own unit.
Despite ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, nearly 40,000 new cases were reported Thursday, surpassing the previous one-day record on April 24 by more than 3,600 cases.
Gov. Jared Polis said the 23-year-old's death in Aurora police custody is a "truly exceptional case where widely reported facts are not addressed in any current investigation."
But state officials say the threat of COVID-19 remains strong and they need to continue wearing facemasks and social distancing.
The agency will name its Washington, D.C., headquarters after the pioneering scientist whose Space Race-era contributions gained recognition in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan discusses three crises gripping his state: rising cases of COVID-19, voting issues during a recent primary, and the killings of two Black men, Ahmaud Arbery and Rayshard Brooks.
In a wide-ranging NPR interview, William Barr defended the Justice Department amid accusations of political interference, including recently in the case of ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn.
The phenomenon happens every year – but the 2020 version is especially large and imposing, experts say.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos signaled she is standing firm on her intention to reroute millions of dollars in coronavirus aid money to K-12 private school students.
Video is said to show the Wilmington officers exchanging racist and sometimes threatening remarks. The county's district attorney has thrown out cases involving the former officers amid a bias review.
In response to Police Chief Chris Magnus' offer to quit, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero issued a statement saying, "I do not believe the Chief should resign."