Citing climate change and the need to cut carbon emissions, California is extending the life of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
Times Square is one of scores of "sensitive" places — including parks, churches and theaters — that will be off-limits for guns under a sweeping new state law going into effect Thursday.
A Black pastor in Alabama says he was wrongfully arrested and charged with a crime while he was watering his neighbor's flowers, per their request. He shares his experience with NPR.
Michigan's Board of Canvassers rejected an abortion rights initiative on Wednesday after its Republican board members voted against putting the proposed constitutional amendment on November's ballot.
Some 180,000 people in and near Mississippi's capital have not been able to use their tap water since Monday. It's the latest in a string of crises due to the city's aging water infrastructure.
Americans' life expectancy dropped for the second year in a row and is the biggest drop since the 1920s. COVID-19 is driving the downward trend, according to CDC data.
NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Kimberly and Felix Rubio, who lost their daughter, Lexi, in the Robb Elementary shooting in Uvalde, Texas, about how they are coping with the loss.
Schools are open in Philadelphia, but tens of thousands of students have been sent home early this week because it's too hot in their unairconditioned classrooms.
Life expectancy in the United States dropped for the second year in a row, according to new provisional data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.