'The Book Of Strange New Things' Treads Familiar Territory Michel Faber's best-seller, <em>The Crimson Petal and the White,</em> captured the feel of Victorian London. His latest is a literary science-fiction tale that might disappoint hard core sci-fi fans.
The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.
Nurse Kaci Hickox Takes A Bike Ride, Defying Maine's Quarantine Hickox, who returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested negative for Ebola upon her return, and she has no symptoms — so she says she poses no threat to the public.
Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71 Boston's longest-serving mayor, Tom Menino, died Thursday after a protracted battle with cancer. He was the city's mayor from 1993 until earlier this year.
Allegations Emerge Against Fired CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi A Canadian actress has put her name to allegations of forcible sex, joining more than a half dozen others who have anonymously told the <em>Toronto Star</em> that they were assaulted by recently-fired CBC host Jian Ghomeshi.
Militants Push Ahead With Vote, Despite Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Sunday separatists in eastern Ukraine will hold their own parliamentary election, which Ukrainian officials call illegal. Meanwhile, a supposed cease-fire in the region appears to exist in name only.
As U.S. Support For Same-Sex Marriage Rises, Activists Go Global U.S. groups on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate are increasingly finding new places to advocate, as other countries debate greater rights — or harsher crackdowns — for LGBT people.
New Initiative Hopes To Connect Qualified Students With College Know-How Thousands of qualified students from low-income backgrounds don't attend college because they don't have the information they need to apply. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with former New York City Schools chancellor Harold Levy about a program, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which aims to use the Internet to link high school students to counselors and mentors.