NPR News

Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.
August 01, 2014
Just hours into what was supposed to be a three-day cease-fire, Israel and Hamas traded fire in Gaza. Palestinian officials said one attack killed scores.
August 01, 2014
Renee Montagne talks with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
August 01, 2014
Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Emily Harris in Gaza City for an update on the cease-fire that went into effect Friday morning. Just hours later, there were reports of more deadly fighting.
August 01, 2014
For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.
August 01, 2014
Workers and advocacy groups praise the hard-fought change, from $7.25 to $8, but opponents warn it will wreak havoc on business balance sheets.
August 01, 2014
As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country, where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.
August 01, 2014
CIA director John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers. Brennan at first denied it.
August 01, 2014
For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.
August 01, 2014
The cease-fire, announced hours earlier by the U.S. and the U.N., started at 8 a.m. local time Friday. Israel and Hamas both said they would respect it but would respond to attacks.
August 01, 2014
An isolation unit at Emory University's hospital will be used to treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.
July 31, 2014
About 58 percent of California is currently in the worst of the four drought levels used by experts, in conditions normally seen only once every 50-100 years.
July 31, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing reports that his administration interfered with the work of an anti-corruption commission that he created — and then abruptly disbanded.
July 31, 2014
Foreign policy was once a strong suit for President Obama, but polls now show widespread disapproval of his handling of foreign affairs.
July 31, 2014
A big week in congressional mailing: Members of Congress can't use "franking" to send mass mailings during a black-out that starts 90 days before an election. That deadline is approaching.
July 31, 2014
A U.N. representative says Israel and Hamas agreed to an "unconditional humanitarian ceasefire." The truce is set to begin at 8 a.m. local time Friday.
July 31, 2014
China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that's not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.
July 31, 2014
It will take at least three to six months to contain the largest Ebola outbreak in history, the health agency says. Fifty-seven people have died in four days, raising the death toll to 729.
July 31, 2014
Nearly a month into the war in Gaza, pollsters have been taking a look at how attitudes in the region have changed among Israelis and Palestinians.
July 31, 2014
Analysts say the merger of Reynolds American and Lorillard is driven by the changing demographics of smoking. But the lower smoking rate masks a more complex and varied pattern of cigarette usage.
July 31, 2014

Pages