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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered Education...
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was riding high on Wednesday afternoon. He was...
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CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces fired scores of tear gas volleys and turned water cannons on rock-throwing protesters on a bridge in Caracas on Wednesday as the death toll from this month's...
Members of the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, came to Washington D.C., to accept an award from Refugees International on Tuesday night. Manal Abazeed stopped by to talk to NPR's Ari Shapiro about...
Sudan is the name of the last known male northern white rhinoceros in the world. Hoping to raise money for in vitro fertilization research, researchers have teamed up with the dating app Tinder to feature Sudan as the,...
The Trump Administration has summoned all 100 members of the U.S. Senate to the White House for a classified briefing on North Korea. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, and a member of the...
Filmmaker Jonathan Demme died this morning in his New York apartment, of complications from esophageal cancer. He was 73 years old. Demme had the seemingly effortless ability to cross over from big budget Hollywood...
The city of Baltimore erupted in violence after the death of Freddie Gray, two years ago. The riots brought national attention to many of the city's problems, including a lack of opportunity for its young people. Money...
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with San Francisco's city attorney, Dennis Herrera, about his reactions to a federal judge's decision last night. A federal judge in San Francisco blocked President Trump's attempt to withhold...
Judges from the 9th Circuit have ruled against the Trump administration in a series of big cases — first the travel ban and now sanctuary cities. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins us to talk about...
The French presidential race has changed into a head-to-head contest between centrist Emmanuel Macron and a far-right candidate....
A pair of $425 men's jeans is getting heat online for it's Americana feel with "crackled, caked-on muddy coating." Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan explains that these pants are a part of the fashion...

Top News

The Trump administration is considering an executive order on withdrawing the U.S. from NAFTA — and initial reaction on Capitol Hill to the planned move has been mostly negative. A draft order has been submitted for...
Moving on from an ex can be tough, especially if you were the one let go. But according to a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience , the secret to feeling better is simple: Just do something, anything, that you think...
The chronology of advancements in stone knapping technology isn't well understood but a new discovery in a Souther African cave is offering some clarity....
Researchers studied the potential of personalized pharmacotherapy to help doctors choose the best drug for individual patients who experience panic attacks....

U.S.

A state trooper was shot in the parking lot of a Wawa in Delaware and schools in the area were put on lockdown as cops searched for the suspect or suspects, Delaware State Police said....
A Gary woman's worry that her other children wouldn't know that she cared about them did little to sway a Lake Superior Court judge's sentence for her. Katherine Holmes, 28, who said she loves her children, was...
The president's desire to cut refugees is also costing U.S. jobs. A reduction in refugee resettlement that began after an executive order by President Donald Trump in late January has led to at least 300 layoffs in the...
China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial...

World

Policy that guarantees increase in basic state pension each year could be ditched for a weaker ‘double lock’ and money used for social care instead Theresa May is seriously considering replacing the “triple...
This was a victory which spoke volumes for Tottenham Hotspur’s stubborn conviction that the title race is not done and dusted – far from it, in fact. Mauricio Pochettino’s team laboured for a while and even when...
Middlesbrough finally got round to winning their first Premier League game of 2017 as the so-called “derby of the doomed” represented a new nadir in David Moyes’s increasingly troubled Sunderland tenure. Sunk by...
The Arsène Wenger celebration face at the end of it all was not as visceral or as liberating as the one he produced at Wembley on Sunday but the relief to snatch a win from the jaws of a dreary draw was still worth...

Business

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid. By Chuck Mikolajczak | NEW YORK. NEW YORK Equities retreated from highs on Wednesday after a...
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. has been awarded a $99.1 million contract to integrate the Navy's Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures systems....
Retail real estate investment trust (REIT), GGP Inc. GGP , is slated to report first-quarter 2017 results on May 1, before the market opens. In the last three months, shares of the company declined...
The dispute stems from Austria's 2 billion-euro (£1.7bn) Eurofighter warplane purchase more than a decade ago....

Life

The Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" died today at age 73....
“Simply put, I think that it’s a privilege to be black,” Charlamagne Tha God said....
Having it your way on political websites and seeing only the content that aligns with your beliefs is not good for democracy, according to Ivan Dylko, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo's Department of...
A Mississippi man has accused the singer of causing his divorce....

Politics

Admiral Harry Harris "encouraged" by China's efforts with North Korea....
The GOP group opposed to the AHCA now supports the bill....
But Nord Stream faces strong legal and political headwinds at every turn, including suits Poland brought at the European Court of Justice. Poland and the Baltic states became outspoken opponents of the deal, saying it...
People are worried about the character of President Trump. Seasoned observers fear that he lacks the “temperament” for the office he occupies, and in particular the vital capacities for self-restraint,...

Tech

Commentary: The Overcast podcast app's latest update shows the promise -- and the problems -- of away-from-phone playback on Apple Watch....
The British government has complained to Twitter over a block on access to data from the social network, which it was reportedly using to track potential terror attacks, officials said Wednesday....
Today's grads don't need a fancy high-end stereo to make them happy. A good wireless speaker is all they need for their nomadic lifestyle....
Imagine having a hand in the design of everything from a Chrysler Pacifica minivan to the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Ralph Gilles doesn't have to imagine, he's the dude that does it all....

Science

Experiments with small clusters of networked brain cells are helping scientists see how real brains develop normally, and what goes awry when cells have trouble making connections. (Image credit: Courtesy of Pasca...
Tropical storm Dante has maintained its strength as it continues to move in a north-northwest direction, PAGASA reported late Wednesday evening....
Ambitious plan may take some consumer convincing; Fox News Headlines' Brett Larson reports...
In death, our decomposing corpses alter the chemistry of precious soil, scientists warned on Wednesday....

Health

Tiny, 3-D clusters of human brain cells grown in a petri dish are providing hints about the origins of disorders like autism and epilepsy. An experiment using these cell clusters — which are only about the size of the...
Stanford investigators fused two stem-cell-derived neural spheroids, each containing a different type of human neuron, then watched as one set of neurons migrated and hooked up with the other set. Apr 26 2017. Man...
In recent years, illegal marijuana use has risen faster in states that have legalized medical marijuana than in states without such laws, a new study finds. In addition, the percentage of people with "marijuana use...
These procedures are used to evaluate and treat heart and blood vessel disease (cardiovascular disease or coronary artery disease). Talk to your doctor or heart care professional for more specific information....

Sport

With news emerging by the second regarding the character of NFL draft prospects, odds makers are also altering their projections....
Having lost six consecutive games at AT&T Park to the rival San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Dodgers treated the Tuesday matchup with much more importance....
Trea Turner hit for the cycle, drove in a career-high seven runs Tuesday night and picked an ideal time to accomplish the feat for the Washington Nationals....
Arizona manager Torey Lovullo preaches an idea of getting ahead early, playing downhill. The D-Backs have created their own avalanche for almost a week now....