The Justice Department says it will, over time, stop housing federal prisoners in private prisons. The department says private prisons aren't as safe or effective as their federally run counterparts.
Donald Trump, amid a campaign shake-up, expressed "regret" to his supporters Thursday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, for some of the more unscripted moments throughout his presidential run.
What's behind Russia's apparent hacking into the Democratic National Committee — and what could it gain by meddling in the U.S. election? "It's all about Hillary Clinton," says a Russian journalist.
Schumer's new essay collection is revealing, packed with personal diary entries going back to her pre-teen years — and funny. But she doesn't shy away from difficult topics like her sexual assault.
Through a TeleBraille machine, Melva Washington Toomer talked with her dad, John Carter Washington, for StoryCorps. "If I could help some person," he tells her, "then my living will not be in vain."
A Florida judge ordered a man to never call for pizza again — he'd been pranking restaurants. In Texas, a professional cowboy rode his horse into a Taco Bell. He said his horse Hollywood was hungry.
Tokyo is super hot and humid in the summer, and the government is installing heat detectors and a heatstroke warning system for athletes and spectators. Plus, they're considering installing misters.
Donald Trump named a conservative media provocateur to lead his campaign — in the third major shakeup during the election season. David Greene talks to senior Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn.
College students heading back to campus may find some obscure course offerings such as: Zombies in Popular Media. Some argue every class has its merit; others worry they are a waste of time and money.
Renee Montagne talks to Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser about the relentless floods that have displaced tens of thousands of people across his state.
In the late hour of the Obama administration, Native American tribes are ramping up pressure on the president to designate several national monuments on western lands that they consider sacred.
David Greene speaks with Retired Admiral James Stavridis about Russia's use of an airbase in Iran to carry out air strikes in Syria.
Imprison drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son was confirmed as one of the six men kidnapped by rival cartel members. The move by cartel rivals could unleash a wave of violence in the state.
John Carlos won the bronze medal for the 200 meter run in the 1968 Olympics. He's remembered for a political gesture he made back then during the medal ceremony. Renee Montagne talks to him about whether athletes can influence public opinion.
Norway isn't terribly renowned for its prowess in summer sports. One exception: team handball. The sport is huge in Norway, and the Norwegian women hope to snag their third consecutive gold medal.
Baton Rouge residents are starting to cleanup from historic floods that devastated parts of South Louisiana. They are also starting to try to figure out how to pay for rebuilding.
Two U.S. Olympic swimmers were removed from their return flight by Brazilian authorities, as differences emerged in their accounts of an armed robbery last weekend.
Firefighters in Southern California are struggling to battle the Blue Cut wildfire near San Bernardino. It's now burnt more than 25,000 acres.
Norway isn't renowned for its prowess in summer sports. One exception: women's handball. The sport is huge in Norway, and the Norwegian women hope to snag their third consecutive gold medal.
The U.S. Women haven't lost a game at the Olympics since 1992. They have medaled in all nine of the Olympics they've competed in, and they're hoping their next medal is another gold one.