NPR News

For more stories on New York State, check out The Innovation Trail.
After walking away from a half-way house, Jason Stange auditioned for an indie movie. He got the part playing a deranged doctor. Police recognized him in an article about the making of the film.
The Kentucky bourbon advertises itself as handmade. Two people in California sued, calling that false advertising. Look at publicity photos from the company: it's made using equipment and automation.
The Afghan government said Wednesday that Taliban leader Mullah Omar "died in April 2013 in Pakistan." The news comes just as peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban are due to resume.
An Ohio grand jury has indicted University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose, who was pulled over on July 19 because he was missing license plate.
In some places in the U.S., many kids end up in juvenile hall because of minor probation violations. But in Wayne County, Mich., the system has reduced rates through a therapeutic approach.
Johanna Fernández, co-curator of a new exhibition about the Young Lords, po...
Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.