A young woman has died following last weekend's shoot-out on a busy part of Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Nine other passers-by were wounded by the gunfire.
Tensions intensified after the kidnapping and killing of 3 Israeli teens, and the apparent retribution murder of a Palestinian teen. David Greene talks to ex-U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer.
Maybe it was messier than we thought, some scientists now say. Big brains, long legs, and long childhoods may have evolved piecemeal in different spots, in response to frequent swings in climate.
When he was a boy growing up in Chicago in the 1990s, Dekalb Walcott III says all the kids wanted to be like Michael Jordan. But not Dekalb. It was his dad, a fire chief, that he idolized.
June was a good month for job creation, according to the new Labor Department report. Employers added 288,000 positions to payrolls and the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent.
Sri Lanka has been hit by an epidemic of dengue fever, a potentially deadly disease spread by mosquitoes. A newspaper printed an entire issue with ink made from citronella. Sales went up 30 percent.
Ernesto Frieri of the Anaheim Angles was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jason Grilli. During a layover in Chicago, they both decided to hit the bathroom. Same terminal. Same bathroom.
When Islamist militants surged in Iraq last month, the army collapsed and whole cities fell with frightening speed. Three weeks later, the army has been able to push back. That came after a call to arms by Shiite religious leaders in the holy city of Najaf. Deep emotion and symbolism fuel the Shiite response.
Walter Dean Myers, an acclaimed children's and young adult writer, died Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 76 years old. Myers captured what it was like to be young and black while growing up in the city. As he often said, he wrote the books he would have wanted to read as a kid.
In its Hobby Lobby decision, did the U.S. Supreme Court protect religious freedoms without denying access to contraceptives? Or did it set a stage for an array of challenges to the kind of medical insurance required of companies by the government? Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep discusses the court's Hobby Lobby ruling with Thomas Berg, a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law
The Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report Thursday morning. It's coming out a day earlier than normal because of the Fourth of July holiday. The job market has been racking up healthy gains this year, and the latest report is widely expected to show continued growth.
David Greene and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.
Senior Shiite Muslim clerics usually stay out of politics. But they've broken with tradition and issued a call to arms. Shiites are now volunteering — and dying — in the fight against Sunni Muslims.
This week ISIS changed its name to the Islamic State and says its territory is now a caliphate. The move is just one of the things that distinguishes the group from its predecessor, al Qaida in Iraq.
For the first time, Colombia is in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The team's winning streak is helping Colombian soccer emerge from a history of disappointment and drug-fueled violence.
The White House has asked Congress for $2 billion to respond to the record number of children arriving at the U.S. border. The funds would be used for shelters and to process deportation proceedings.
There's a broad international consensus that radical militants in Iraq pose a serious threat. But that doesn't mean the U.S., Russia, Iran and others will act in a coordinated fashion.
The federal program, which would pay for catastrophic damage if a U.S. city was attacked again, is up for renewal this year and some have begun to worry that it may be in trouble.
It's called chikungunya. And it causes severe joint pain that can last for months. A quarter of a million people have caught the virus in the Caribbean. So how big a problem will it be stateside?