Under a centuries-old law, a small group of families has rights over swaths of land — including some of the country's most valuable areas — collecting taxes and taking a cut of property sales.
Selling after a market plunge, we are told, just locks in the loss and prevents investors from participating in the rebound. But human psychology can make that advice excruciating to follow.
The New Jersey band's members say their longevity comes from not projecting ideas onto themselves. Its new album, Stuff Like That There, features covers and re-worked songs.
Lem Turner made the shot during a freshman pep rally at Ball State University in Indiana. With the half-court shot, he won free tuition for a semester.
Norway is a leader in slow TV, and now a Norwegian food maker is live streaming the creation of traditional caviar. That's cod roe aging in barrels. It will take 7,392 hours to age.
The Dew Drop Inn was one of New Orleans most popular music venues from the 1940s through the '60s. It closed in 1972 but the building still stands and there are ongoing efforts to revive it.
Islamic State militants are said to have destroyed a Roman-era pagan temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Steve Inskeep talks to Liz Sly, Beirut correspondent with The Washington Post.
The Little League World Series is going on in South Williamsport, Pa. Uganda is not normally associated with baseball and a lot of the boys on the team are relatively new to the sport.
Three Americans, who helped subdue an armed gunman on a high-speed train en route from the Netherlands to France on Friday, received France's Legion of Honor medal on Monday.
The Shanghai stock market plunged more than 8 percent on Monday and major markets were down across Asia over concerns about China's economy. Those worries are having an impact around the globe.
It beat the Dominican Republic but lost to Venezuela. At 6 p.m. it faces off against Taiwan — and needs a victory to stay in the series. But no matter what happens, the team from Uganda is a winner.
Macedonia has re-opened its border with Greece to refugees after declaring a state of emergency and firing tear gas at them. We meet one Syrian family caught in the cross-border chaos.
Is Vice President Joe Biden looking for a job upgrade? Recent activities suggest he may be interested in running for president.
Investors were surprised by the triple-digit loss in U.S. stocks. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.
As we head deeper into hurricane season, there's evidence the U.S. is on a lucky streak: no major hurricanes have made landfall since 2005. The last time that happened Abraham Lincoln was president.
Bernie Sanders spent the weekend campaigning in South Carolina. The state's Democratic base is mostly black. The crowds he drew were predominantly white.
The heavy reliance on solitary confinement in New Mexico went unquestioned for decades. Now, the state is gradually shifting away from the practice, though it probably won't ever fade from the system.
Sonia Manzano has spent 44 years as one of the lucky residents of Sesame Street. In her memoir she describes how, during her own difficult childhood in the South Bronx, she sought comfort in TV.
A lack of sleep can increase the risk of traffic accidents, heart attacks, diabetes and maybe even Alzheimer's disease, research suggests. Yet most people with sleep disorders don't get treatment.
Former President Jimmy Carter regularly teaches Sunday school, and he's made it clear his cancer diagnosis won't change that. The small church he attends can't fit all who travel there to hear him.