NPR News

For more stories on New York State, check out The Innovation Trail.
New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes Gothamist.com's Ask A Native New Yorker column.
In the face of natural disasters and disease, there are always people who step forward to help. Their brains may tell why. This story originally aired on Sept. 22 on Morning Edition.
Vice President Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on strengthening the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.
Last week brought very cold weather to much of the country. Nate DiMeo, creator of The Memory Palace podcast, tells a story of another cold snap more than a century ago that stopped a town in its tracks.
Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many faith leaders there have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
Sunday Puzzle...
Given two words, change the first consonant sound in each word to the same new consonant sound and you'll phonetically name two things in the same category.