The Grammy Award-winning singer said, "I just kinda always wanted to see what it would be like to sing for money on the streets." For whatever reason, she didn't get much cash dropped into her hat.
FBI Director James Comey used his first major policy address to warn that new encryption techniques could lock out law enforcement trying to solve crimes. He wants a back door into smartphones.
Phil Mortillaro dropped out of school and became a locksmith. Now he owns a Manhattan locksmith shop with his son, Philip Jr. Philip says his dad and the store have become neighborhood institutions.
The addition of the benefit by Facebook and Apple comes as tech companies face mounting pressure to hire more women, but some warn it may increase pressure those employees feel to put off having kids.
World Bank President Jim Kim believes the world has moved too slow in battling Ebola. And closing off travel from West Africa, he says, is not the answer.
Wendy Whelan, 47, will give her final performance with the New York City Ballet on Saturday. NPR spent time with the dancer as she prepared for her goodbye.
"I've got to stay 100 percent present," Keaton says. He is currently starring in Birdman, a dark comedy about an aging movie star who once played a superhero — a role he can't quite get over.
NPR's Frank Langfitt has traveled to Hong Kong since 1997, when the former British colony reverted to Chinese rule. Back then, residents spoke openly and gave their full names. Not anymore.
Rachel Martin talks with KPCC's Annie Gilbertson about the pending resignation of John Deasy, who had been at the center of a controversial plan to purchase 700,000 iPads for students and teachers.
Texas clinics that provide abortion services were surprised by a ruling from the high court this week that allows them to reopen. But the bruising legal battle may have already changed the landscape.
Mark and Brenda Voss of Missouri built a home in Florida. It's likely their house will end up in court. Two surveyors made a mistake, and the house was built on a lot that doesn't belong to them.
Kelly Chapman's MacOlicious started as a food truck, and now it's a brick and mortar eatery — specialties include mac and cheese with lobster or crab and of course bacon.
Rajiv Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, gives an update on the construction of new hospitals — and the outlook for Ebola — in afflicted parts of West Africa.
For a campaign season in search of an issue, Ebola promises to be a prime topic. The virus touches on issues central to both parties — the role of government and its competence.
ACLU deputy legal director Vanita Gupta will lead the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department. She will likely be nominated for Senate confirmation to hold the job permanently.
Raj Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, is leading the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He's in the region and talks to Rachel Martin from Guinea.
The Kansas City Royals just keep winning. After a 28-year postseason drought, the team is headed to the World Series to face either the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants.
President Obama has canceled travel plans. Head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thomas Frieden appears before a congressional panel to answer questions on U.S. Ebola preparedness.
Dear White People follows the stories of four black students at a prestigious, majority white college, where racial tensions are threatening to bring chaos to the campus.