Mindy Kaling's Super Bowl Ad: Are Indian Women Invisible?
In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there's more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible comes with a risk of violence for women in India.
After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity'
Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says.
Cumberbatch Wants Britain To Pardon Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law
The Oscar-nominated star of the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game has joined actor and comedian Stephen Fry in calling for a blanket pardon of 49,000 men punished under long-defunct law.
Video Appears To Show Beheading Of Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto
The SITE Intelligence group has acquired footage that appears to show the execution of the Japanese journalist a week after another Japanese hostage was killed by the so-called Islamic State.
Islamic State Blames Coalition Airstrikes For Losing Kobani
For the first time, the extremist group acknowledges its defeat earlier this week in the heavily contested Syrian border town.
Four Years After Revolution, Libya Slides Into Chaos
Libya was hopeful after Moammar Gadhafi was overthrown, but today it's a nation torn apart, with two competing governments in two different cities, each with its own parliament and military.
Party Ban Is Patronizing, U.Va. Sorority Women Say
National sorority leaders have told members at the University of Virginia not to attend a multi-frat Bid Night party after a discredited article about a gang rape.
Record-Setting Balloonists Touch Down In Mexico After Pacific Crossing
Pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev, dubbed the "Two Eagles," traveled the farthest and stayed aloft the longest for anyone in a gas-filled balloon.
All Is Not So Well In The NFL Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday
Deflategate tops a "tough year" for the League, says Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL has also grappled with domestic violence and child abuse claims.
Merkel: No Relaxing Of Terms On Greek Debt
The German chancellor says she wants to keep Athens in the eurozone, but that EU lenders have already made substantial concessions on the terms of the bailout.
Serena Williams Wins Australian Open For 19th Grand Slam Title
The tennis superstar beat Russia's Maria Sharapova in the final 6-3, 7-6 (5). She is now third in a list of Grand Slam singles champs.
An Arctic Institution, Sweden's Ice Hotel Turns 25
This year marks 25 years of the original Ice Hotel, carved from snow and ice bricks in far northern Sweden. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Jan. 29, 2015.
In LA, Women Build A Mosque Where They Can Call To Prayer
A women-led mosque held its first jumma'a, or Friday prayer service, in Los Angeles this week. The group is hoping to strengthen the Muslim community in America by empowering the faith's women.
Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Drags On Into WInter
Government troops are locked in a fierce battle with Russian-backed separatists, while civilians suffer freezing cold. Correspondent Corey Flintoff shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.
What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress.