Automakers recalled 37.5 million vehicles in the first six months of 2014. That's more cars and trucks recalled than in any prior year. GM led the way but other companies also picked up the pace.
Faced with growing numbers of single mothers, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to re-connect dads with their children. They say the benefits would be profound, even if they don't live together.
Brazil is out of soccer's championship series, suffering its worst defeat ever in a World Cup game. Brazil lost to Germany 7-1, and the reaction was one of stunned disbelief.
Egypt's government has slashed subsidies on fuel. While economists say the subsidy decrease is a necessary measure to address the deficit, people are angry that life just became even less affordable.
A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.
Google is mining its search data from the World Cup games, trying to make factoids that go viral. Its "newsroom" is focused on happy thoughts, not sad ones like Brazil's brutal defeat.
Child actors are infamous for burning out young. Not so for child athletes, says commentator Frank Deford. Michelle Wie, the 24-year-old golfer, may now be the best-known golfer in the world.
In an op-ed in Monday's Wall Street Journal, the singer-songwriter writes that "the value of an album is ... based on the amount of heart and soul an artist has bled into a body of work."
The office is looking to hire a tagger. That is someone to watch Netflix titles and categorize them. The successful applicant may work from home.
Albuquerque, N.M., imposed strict restrictions on fireworks displays. The monks say they didn't know about the ban since they don't watch TV, listen to the radio or read the news.
Prisoners who are released invariably make it back to the areas where they came from. Does this have a positive or negative effect on crime? Research triggered by Hurricane Katrina offers insight.
Steve Inskeep talks to Ben and Emily Dreyfus, the adult children of actor Richard Dreyfus. They recently watch JAWS again. Their father starred in the 1975 movie.
Brazil faces off with Germany on Tuesday in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Deep into the tournament now, Brazilian fans have developed a clockwork game-day routine they hope continues.
Some stores specialize in the Cuba trade, selling everything from discount clothes to car parts for Soviet-era cars. It's a legal way around the 50-year-old trade embargo.
Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
A friend of suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused of obstruction of justice. The native of Kazakhstan is denying the charges — saying he did everything he could to cooperate with authorities.
Freelance journalist Petra Ramsauer tells Steve Inskeep about conditions in Aleppo, once Syria's commercial center. The city is partly held by rebel forces but government troops are gaining ground.
There's a scarcity of terms for describing older adults and the aging process. At least there aren't that many that most older people don't find offensive.
Star player Neymar is out with a back injury. The team will also be without star defender Thiago Silva, who was penalized earlier in the tournament. So how does the host team go on against Germany?