US & World

Longtime radio journalist Michele Norris says goodbye to NPR

Norris is leaving NPR to focus on growing The Race Card Project, which she founded in 2010. The project tackles issues of race, identity, sexuality and aging.

Video: Obama says no specific, credible terror threat over holidays

"We cannot give in to fear or change how we live our lives," president says during visit with officials at National Counterterrorism Center. "We have to be vigilant."

US-Cuba aviation deal to allow surge of American visits

Deal would allow a surge of American travel to Cuba that could eventually flood the country with hundreds of thousands more U.S. visitors a year.

Pentagon chief: 'I should have known better' on email use

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledges using a personal email account to conduct government business — the same practice that has prompted an investigatioin of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

IMF chief Lagarde to face trial in France corruption case

Lagarde has been ordered to stand trial in France over her role in a 2008 arbitration ruling that handed 400 million euros to French businessman Bernard Tapie.

For American parents, lots of confidence — and divergent concerns

A Pew survey finds most parents — particularly millennial moms — think they're doing a good job raising their kids. The study also found parents' worries differ based on income levels.

Putin speaks: Trump is 'absolute leader' in race; US an ally against ISIS

ISIS "is posing a threat to everyone," Russian President Vladimir Putin says. At his year-end news conference, Putin also said FIFA's Sepp Blatter should win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Most of the world's cancer cases are now in developing countries

That's the news from an analysis that maps out cancer hot spots. Developing countries are now struggling to cope with this growing threat.

MLB denies Pete Rose's request for reinstatement

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has decided not to lift the ban on Pete Rose, meaning the legendary hitter also will not be eligible for the Hall of Fame.

Deadlines loom for USPS Christmas delivery

The USPS says 10 percent more mail is anticipated between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year compared to last. See the shipping deadlines to ensure your packages arrive on time.

Bergdahl to face desertion charge in general court-martial

Bergdahl, of Hailey, Idaho, walked off his post in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, and was captured by the Taliban and held for nearly five years.

What’s next after nations approve climate agreement at COP21 in Paris

Despite being pushed into overtime, negotiations among 195 countries came to an end at the UN climate conference of parties.

All across Latin America, unwed mothers are now the norm

From Argentina to Mexico, well over half of all births are to unwed mothers. The change had occurred rapidly in the past generation and it's taking place at all economic levels.

Indian women flout menstrual taboos by saying they're #HappyToBleed

A Hindu temple bans women because their periods are considered 'impure.' In protest, ladies are posting pics of pads and tampons on social media.

Beyond his tenure, Holder hasn't left the civil rights fight

Reflecting on his six years in office, the former attorney general talks with NPR's Michel Martin about what critics have called the most divisive administration and what's in store for him next.

Post-bankruptcy, a booming Detroit is still fragile

It's been one year since the city of Detroit exited the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. New development is erupting downtown, but the city is still walking a financial tightrope.