A newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.
The New York Police Department said Tuesday it would disband a special unit charged with detecting possible terrorist threats by carrying out secret surveillance of Muslim groups.
In Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk, activists who want to align the country more with Russia seized a regional administration building in the center of town last weekend. NPR correspondent Ari Shapiro went inside the building Friday and reports on what it was like:
U.S. airlines got their highest ratings in more than 20 years in 2013, according to an annual survey in which Alaska Airlines came in 5th.
A Senate panel voted on Thursday to declassify a controversial report on the interrogation techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency during the presidency of George W. Bush.
NASA is suspending "the majority of its ongoing engagements" with its Russian counterpart over the crisis in Ukraine.
Senior officials of Caterpillar Inc. defended the company against accusations that it had used an affiliate in Switzerland to avoided paying some $2.4 billion in taxes over a 12-year period.
A shot fired by a British Army sniper at a suspected Taliban fighter in Afghanistan last December killed not just the man in the marksman's sights but also five other men who were thought to be militant soldiers, The Telegraph reports.
New England is getting a hard glancing blow from a huge winter storm that has generated hurricane-force winds and such adjectives as "mind-blowing" and "monster" from normally mild-mannered meteorologists.
Hoping it will be "a dignified and reverential setting," the soon-to-be-opened National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City says approximately 8,000 unidentified remains of those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks in Manhattan are returning "to the sacred ground of the World Trade Center site."