US & World

At least 3 US soldiers killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan

An Afghan soldier opened fire on his American counterparts. The "green-on-blue" violence is not the first to occur this year.

What one family lost in Pulse nightclub a year ago

Emily Addison remembers the last time she saw Deonka Drayton: "I feel like I wasn't there for her when she needed me the most."

Not a random attack: New details emerge from investigation of slain NPR journalists

Journalists David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna were killed in Afghanistan last year on a reporting trip. An investigation finds that the story of their deaths is not what was originally reported.

The best and worst places to be a kid

A new report delivers familiar — but important — data about the nature of childhood around the world.

​London attack: More detentions in hunt for accomplices

London's police chief has said the attackers have been identified, but the names haven't been released.

What we do and don't know about the London attack

3 men drove a van into pedestrians on busy London Bridge. The attackers, wielding blades and knives, ran into Borough Market where they stabbed people in several different restaurants.

London to hold vigil for attack victims

Mayor Sadiq Khan's office said the Monday vigil is an opportunity "to show the world that we stand united in the face of those who seek to harm us and our way of life."

Police declare hit-and-run, stabbing terrorism

Armed officers flooded the busy area of the city after a van struck multiple people on the bridge. Witnesses also reported seeing people being stabbed by at least one man.

Wetsuit pioneer Jack O'Neill dies

The eyepatch-wearing ocean lover died peacefully of natural causes at his Santa Cruz home, surrounded by family.

Massachusetts tries something new to claim taxes from online sales

The state issued a directive that out-of-state online retailers must collect the 6.25 percent state sales tax starting July 1.

Pentagon declares success for key test of missile defense

The Pentagon scored an important success Tuesday in a test of its oft-criticized missile defense program, destroying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean.

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

General Manuel Antonio Noriega, who went from being a CIA informant to leading a nation and becoming a target of the U.S., has died. Noriega was ousted from power in 1989.

Frank Deford, NPR's longtime philosopher of sports, dies at 78

The sportswriter was a mainstay on Morning Editionfor 37 years, applying his keen wit and incisive eye to games of every stripe. Deford died Sunday, just weeks after hanging up his cleats with NPR.

Police identify victims in Oregon train stabbing

The suspect started yelling at two women who appeared to be Muslim. When others tried to intervene, he stabbed them.

G7 summit ends without US joining consensus on climate change

Today's communiqué from the summit says the U.S. "is in the process of reviewing its policies on climate change and on the Paris Agreement."

Foreign policy thinker Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at 89

As the national security adviser to President Carter, he helped secure the Camp David peace accords between Israel and Egypt.