April 29, 2013 The president of the NBA's Golden State Warriors came out in 2011. He said Monday that Collins' announcement helped him avoid a traffic ticket.
April 29, 2013 The Republican's bid to salvage a political career and the Democrat's effort to start one collided in a vigorous debate just eight days before South Carolina voters decide whom to send to Washington. The fast-paced hour in Charleston, S.C., marked the only face-to-face meeting of the candidates.
April 29, 2013 NASA is calling it "The Rose." By any other name, it's a mammoth storm on Saturn, spanning an estimated 1,250 miles with winds swirling at hundreds of miles per hour. The "false-color" image is among the first batch of high-resolution pictures of Saturn's north pole.
April 29, 2013 Officials are still trying to determine the reason for the crash north of Kabul, but they say there's no indication of hostile fire. There's no word yet on the nationalities of the dead.
April 29, 2013 About 40 medical personnel are at the facility where 100 of the 166 prisoners are refusing to eat. Twenty-one prisoners are being force fed through nasal tubes.
April 29, 2013 Three popular pesticides are being banned in the European Union, where officials are hoping the change helps restore populations of honey bees, vital to crop production, to healthy levels.
April 29, 2013 The election in Iceland over the weekend marked the first time members of the international online freedom movement were elected to the highest levels of a government.
April 29, 2013 It looks like tea is joining the ranks of fan fiction and fan art as an option for expressing your love for the likes of everything from Downton Abbey and Doctor Who to Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games. One company is selling crowdsourced fandom blends inspired by customers' favorite TV shows, books, movies and comics.
April 29, 2013 Chinese leaders and the state-run media keep talking about the Chinese dream. So NPR's Beijing bureau asked the Chinese to define their dreams. Here's what they said.
April 29, 2013 Is your bikini a few sizes too big? Try this. We re-create the latest dessert sandwich from Carl's Jr. using items procured from our office vending machine.
April 29, 2013 Hamid Karzai was responding to a New York Times report that his office took secret CIA money for a decade.
April 29, 2013 Psychologists have long known that children often model their behavior on the actions of parents or peers. But science has only recently begun to measure the influence of siblings. An older brother's or sister's behavior can be very contagious, it turns out — for good and for bad.
April 29, 2013 Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is working to tamp down conservative backlash to the Senate's immigration bill, which he helped craft. Radio talk show hosts, Tea Party activists and conservative bloggers are concerned that Rubio and other Republicans are giving away too much on an issue they believe mostly helps Democrats.
April 29, 2013 Starting in January, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees will be required to provide health insurance or pay a penalty. Some companies say they're already considering shifting those employees to part-time status. But some experts say it's not clear the shift is attributable to the health care law.
April 29, 2013 Touted in the state-run media, "the Chinese dream" is Beijing's latest official slogan. The man who made the phrase famous says it means China becoming the world's No. 1 superpower. But as censors scrub unapproved versions of the concept from the Internet, people wonder: Just whose dream is it anyway?