Jury selection beings Wednesday for defendants accused of conspiring to occupy the refuge in Oregon. It highlighted the frustrations some in the West have with federal management of public lands.
The Labor Day weekend in Chicago saw an uptick in violence. Renee Montagne talks to Jeremy Gorner of the "Chicago Tribune" about how the city's police department has responded.
Jacob Wetterling's mother became a nationally-recognized advocate for missing and exploited children, and a 1994 federal law named for Jacob requires states to establish sex offender registries.
Controversy in France over bans on the full body covering swim suit, dubbed the burkini, has moved off the beaches and into the French presidential campaign.
Researchers find that one reason some people cheat over and over again is because we all tend to suffer from "unethical amnesia" — our minds are prone to forgetting the bad stuff we've done.
Renee Montagne talks to Vali Nasr, author of "The Shia Revival," about the escalating disagreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia over the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, which begins on Friday.
Officials in East Chicago, Ind., notified some 1,000 residents about lead contamination in the soil at their low-income housing complex. Families will be displaced and the complex will be demolished.
Obama is in Laos as part of his final trip to Asia as president. Some 60 percent of the population in Southeast Asia is under the age of 35. On Wednesday he held a town hall with college students.
Muslim Americans are more engaged in public life, and interfaith outreach efforts expanded notably after Sept. 11. But terrorism concerns continue to drive anti-Islam and anti-foreigner sentiment.
This summer rangers in Montana's Glacier National Park brought in man's best friend to train wildlife to stay away from popular park areas and to teach park visitors how to safely view wildlife.
Carlson sued Fox News chief Roger Ailes for sexual harassment. In a statement Tuesday, Fox said Carlson "had not been treated with the respect and dignity that she and all our colleagues deserve."
The San Francisco quarterback is refusing to stand during the national anthem. Dick's Sporting Goods reports that Kaepernick's jersey is now the No. 3 seller — behind only Cam Newton and Tom Brady.
Braconid, or parasitic wasp, helped Brett Smitheram triumph at the World Scrabble Championship. The word was good for 181 points.
The nurses oppose the company's demand to end health care plans sponsored by the nurse's union and replace them with corporate-sponsored plans which have higher deductibles and out-of-pocket costs.
Steve Inskeep talks to Morehouse College professor Marc Lamont Hill, who says it's important that Americans, who may be considered to be uninformed citizens, vote in the presidential elections.
Schlafly may best be remembered for her efforts in 1973 to stop the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Steve Inskeep talks to Penny Young Nance, CEO and president of Concerned Women for America.
Rodrigo Duterte is expressing regret about calling President Obama a name during Monday's news conference, where he warned Obama that he would not be lectured to about his controversial war on drugs.
Labor Day marks the traditional start of campaign season but this has been anything but a traditional campaign. We examine the state of the presidential race and what we should be paying attention to.
Porchfests are neighborhood events where musicians and other artists perform from their porches, while neighbors walk from door to door. We go to a Boston-area neighborhood to experience Porchfest.
Sixteen years ago, a wood carver in Saranac Lake, N.Y., was inspired to build a full-sized carousel, carved and painted primarily by local artists, and featuring only local scenes and animals.