US & World
Hurricane Irma was the longest-lasting powerful hurricane or typhoon ever recorded, worldwide. It kept 185-mph winds for 37 hours — longer than any storm on record.
Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected to gather Monday at the World Trade Center to remember the deadliest terror attack on American soil.
Hundreds of NPR readers recounted their first memory of a news event. These are some of their stories.
Irma continued its slog through Florida, while its outer bands were blowing wind and rain into Georgia.
Hurricane Irma has weakened to a Category 2 storm as it batters Florida. It made landfall early Sunday with roaring 130 mph winds.
The furious shaking of the earthquake on Thursday night was followed by Hurricane Katia, which made landfall Friday night.
Cellphone service outages can leave people unable to reach out for help or get in touch with family and friends to say they are alive.
More than 6.5 million Floridians were under mandatory evacuation orders. But those who stayed were bracing for a monster storm — or shrugging off another hurricane.
Irma is hurtling toward Florida with 125 mph winds and it looks like its first target won't be Miami.
The scramble to flee Hurricane Irma underscores the divide between rich and poor.
At least 63 people have died as workers scramble to respond to the twin national emergencies — an 8.1 earthquake and Hurricane Katia.
Th Littoral Combat Ship has been plagued with delays, mechanical problems and cost overruns. Should Congress buy more while the Navy plans a new ship?
The 8.1-quake hit off Mexico's southern coast, toppling houses in Chiapas state and causing buildings more than 600 miles away in Mexico City to sway violently.
Seoul's Unification Ministry spokeswoman Eugene Lee said Friday that Pyongyang could potentially conduct its next ICBM tests this weekend or around Oct. 10, another North Korean holiday marking the founding of its ruling party.
The storm was increasingly likely to rip into heavily populated South Florida early Sunday.
The large storm maintained its 185-mph winds after making its first landfall on Barbuda early Wednesday.