Why Are 22 People Running For President? Only one person can win the presidency in 2016, and some of those running have scant chance of victory. So why are they in the race? Many hope luck is on their side, but some might have other goals.
Search Underway In Massachusetts For Speedy UniversityTarantula A tarantula named Aragog, named after a spider in the Harry Potter books, is on the lam in Lowell, Mass. It escaped from a biology classroom at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and is still reportedly at large.
Busloads Of Refugees Arrive At Austria's Border Hundreds of migrants began walking from Budapest to the Austrian border on Friday after becoming frustrated by Hungary's closing of rail links towards Germany. Meanwhile, Austria and Germany announced that they would allow migrants into their countries.
'Harriet Chance' Explores Late-Life Reinvention NPR's Scott Simon talks to Jonathan Evison about his new novel, <em>This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance,</em> in which the title character finds herself on an Alaskan cruise with the ghost of her husband and a daughter she can't trust.
Teens Dig Into Black History As Urban Archeologists The National Park Service is developing ways to increase diversity. One initiative is the Urban Archeology Corps. Teens in Virginia recently got their hands dirty exploring a little-known chapter of African-American history.
In Texas, Complaints Of Too Many Troopers With Too Little To Do Starr County, Texas, is enjoying a business boom because of hundreds of state troopers. But many citizens complain that the law enforcement surge has saturated the county with too many lawmen.
In Russia, Weddings Can Be Dangerous Affairs Police in Adygea, Russia, are creating special police detail for wedding parties, where guests celebrate by shooting guns in the air and driving recklessly.
Murders On The Rise In Major U.S. Cities Milwaukee is at the top of the list violent cities, with a 76 percent increase in homicides. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn.