About 55 million years ago, a teacup-sized critter in China was helping to pave the way for apes and humans. This insect-eater had fingernails and stereo vision, a newly described fossil suggests. And it weighed just 1 ounce.
The Myanmar opposition leader is being criticized for cooperating with the former military rulers who kept her under house arrest for nearly two decades. But supporters say she is trying to show she has what it takes to lead the nation.
Lawyers for Jefferson County, Alabama, and its creditors have reached a deal to end what is the largest municipal government bankruptcy in U.S. history. Both sides were in court earlier Wednesday to hash out the details.
NPR's Tom Goldman talks to Robert Siegel about the possible suspensions of up to 20 Major League Baseball players for their connection to a South Florida lab that allegedly provided performance-enhancing drugs to athletes.
President Obama has selected trusted advisers Susan Rice and Samantha Power for key foreign policy positions. Rice has been under fire for her characterization of the attack last year in Benghazi. She withdrew her name for consideration as secretary of state after Senate Republicans threatened to block her possible nomination. Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about the political calculations behind the president's picks.
President Obama has selected Susan Rice to take over as White House national security adviser as Tom Donilon steps down after four years. The president is nominating former aide Samantha Power to fill Rice's position as U.S. ambassador to the U.N.