Koko fascinated and elated millions of people with her facility for language and ability to interact with humans. She also gave people a glimpse of her emotions.
As employers add jobs at a furious pace a decade after the 2008 financial crisis, the workforce participation rate still hasn't recovered. And now researchers think they know one reason why: the opioid crisis.
The court on Monday, in twin partisan gerrymandering cases from Wisconsin and Maryland, that either challengers didn't have standing or didn't weigh in on the merits of the case.
"Asylum was never meant to alleviate all problems — even all serious problems — that people face every day all over the world," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday.
The Tony Awards paid off for "The Band's Visit," "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," the "Angels in America" revival, and a scrappy theater kid named Bruce Springsteen.
Retailers say returns are costing them a fortune. But in a new NPR/Marist poll, about 90 percent of online shoppers say they rarely or ever return orders. For many, it's not worth the hassle.
In villages in Mexico, parents have accomplished what every mom and dad dreams of: Figured out a way to get to their kids to be helpful around the house.
There's a new push to study the real-life effects of gun laws.
"We weren't in the data business. We've never been in the data business," the Apple CEO said.
More than 50 years after the federal government forced hundreds of Native Alaskans into boarding schools, their descendants are haunted by — and trying to overcome — residual trauma.
There are many ways young children encounter stories. A new study finds a "Goldilocks effect," where a cartoon may be "too hot" and audiobooks "too cold" for learning readers.
Roth, one of the most influential novelists of the later part of the 20th Century, is the author of "American Pastoral," which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and 1969's "Portnoy's Complaint."
Broadway and TV actor Jay Aubrey Jones recorded thousands of words for Vocabulary.com. But his pronunciation of the word "laurel" went viral for sounding to some people like "yanny."
On average, a baby is born in withdrawal from opioids every 15 minutes in the US, according to recent research.
It would mark the first time since World War II that the body failed to award the prestigious prize. Earlier this month, the Academy's permanent secretary quit over her handling of the allegations.
Critics of the plan include Greenpeace, which recently warned of a "Chernobyl on ice" if Russia's plans to create a fleet of floating nuclear power stations result in a catastrophe.
Donald Trump's victory ushered in a level of conservative dominance in American politics not seen in nearly a century. But fears of losing a culture war can stoke "apocalyptic" feelings on the right.
The US District Court judge put his decision on hold for 90 days to give the Department of Homeland Security time to provide a better explanation as to why the program is unlawful.
A team of surgeons says it has repaired the genitals of a serviceman severely injured by an explosion in Afghanistan. It's the first time a penis has been transplanted to treat a war wound.
In this latest form of self-harming behavior, adolescents anonymously post mean or derogatory comments about themselves on social media as a way of managing feelings of sadness or self-loathing.