All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.
The brothers who ran one of the largest drug networks ever have been sentenced to 14 years in prison. They had received life sentences but will serve 14 years instead.
Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, the first non-lawyer to head the committee, gets his turn in the spotlight as he leads the hearing on President Obama's choice for attorney general Loretta Lynch.
The group No More has been using public service announcements to raise awareness about domestic violence.
Israeli singer Asaf Avidan is little known in the U.S., but his new release is expected to change that. His new album, Gold Shadow is his first official release in North America.
A host of studies and popular reports tout the cognitive benefits of being bilingual. Is that because being bilingual has mental benefits, or because the science is biased?
There are now 88 confirmed cases of measles linked to the December outbreak of the disease at Disneyland. Most of the cases are in California and most of those infected were not vaccinated.
Yahoo has announced it will spin off its 15 percent stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Shareholders had been waiting for that decision. The move needs regulatory approval.
Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine appear to have started an offensive aimed at grabbing more territory. Meanwhile, the U.S. has announced new financial support to the government in Kiev.
He took steps to protect land in Alaska from oil and gas drilling, and to allow offshore drilling along the coasts of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia — all part of a climate change strategy.
In the aftermath of the shooting death of two NYPD officers, law enforcement officials are asking the popular navigation app Waze to remove a feature that allows users to see officers' locations.
As Deflategate and other embarrassing incidents continue to hit the NFL, Frank Deford says a selfless act by a little-known tennis player could teach the league something about fairness.
Millions of Americans who served in Korea, World War II and Vietnam are reaching their 70s and beyond. So the VA is putting focus on how to make veterans comfortable in their final weeks and months.
The snowstorm hitting the Northeast is having a big impact on Cape Cod, Mass. Steve Inskeep speaks with WCAI's Sean Corcoran for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.
President Obama has stopped in Saudi Arabia on his way home from India. He's meeting with the new Saudi king. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Scott Horsley, who is traveling with the President.
On an island with one of the world's highest addiction rates, a 12-step program faces special challenges. The Muslim populace is uneasy with its Christian concepts. And women are seen as beyond hope.
An island off the coast of Tanzania has one of the world's highest addiction rates. But the majority of its people, who are Muslims, are uneasy with the 12-step recovery program's Christian concepts.
The snowstorm hitting the Northeast is having a major impact in Boston. Steve Inskeep checks in with WBUR's Anne Mostue for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.
A Boy Scout troop in Montana got its camping gear back. After taking items worth about $7,000, the thieves let the Scouts know where they could find their belongings.
A Boy Scout troop in Montana got its camping gear back. After taking items worth about $7,000, the thieves let the scouts know where they could find their belongings.