Berkeley's Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary Drinks According to a new study, the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there's uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.
'The Terror Years' Traces The Rise Of Al-Qaida And ISIS Lawrence Wright's new book collects his essays for <em>The New Yorker</em> on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.
After A Rough Summer, Pennsylvania Trump Fans Explain Why He Is Still Their Guy In central Pennsylvania, a farm family, the CEO of a small paper mill and a student at Penn State University — all Trump supporters — weigh in on the candidate's claim of potential voter fraud.
Gang Rape Of Aid Workers In South Sudan Is A Turning Point The country faces one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. But the brutal rape has left aid agencies wondering whether to pull out their foreign staff.
Many Baton Rouge Area Schools Remain Closed Due To Flood Damage NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Rick Wentzel, superintendent of the Livingston Parish School District in Baton Rouge, La., about how the flooding has affected back to school plans. Fifteen of the 46 schools in Wentzel's district were flooded, eight with extensive damage. He does not yet know when they will be opening.
Radio Rookies: Reformed Catcaller Explores Roots Of Street Harassment Growing up, Jared Marcelle watched as older men catcalled women in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He thought it was normal, so as a teenager Marcelle and his friends became those guys. But now he's changed.
New Residential Towers Bring Big Changes To New York's Skyline The New York skyline is undergoing big changes with more than a dozen super tall residential towers going up now. Many of the global ultra-rich who buy these apartments spend just a fraction of the year in them. Critics say they're paying a much lower tax rate than full-time New York residents. But defenders say these luxury buildings support a lot of good jobs and contribute to the local economy.
Syrian Regime Area Residents Suffer Amid Deadly Rebel Offensive Syrian regime attacks like the one that wounded an Aleppo boy in images last week have been commonplace. But recently rebels are attacking civilians on the government side of town as well.