The Vatican says the pope ran out of time during a stop to bless disabled children and the elderly. The pope told the crowd if the helicopter doesn't take off on time, we might smash into a mountain.
For our look at summer poetry, we turn to Charlotte Boulay, a Philadelphia-based poet, with "The End of Summer." She offers us a poem that, on its surface, is about an idyllic summertime activity: taking a nap in the grass. But undercutting this lazy day is a sense of dread: fall is coming, and the conflicts and demands of the real world are inevitable.
Do big prizes encourage winners to do more work in their chosen fields — or less? An analysis by two economists finds that winners of the Fields Medal, the most significant prize in mathematics, become significantly less productive in their chosen field of study after they win the prize. We explore why.
Fighting intensified over the weekend near two major cities held by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. In Berlin, meanwhile, a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries along with those from Germany and France, ended without any breakthrough.
When locals in Liberia's capital attacked suspected Ebola patients, a Getty images photographer happened to be at the scene. Kelly McEvers talks to John Moore about what he witnessed over the weekend, and what conditions are like in holding centers for victims of the disease.
Kurdish officials say they have retaken the strategically important Mosul dam.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order sending the National Guard to Ferguson. And because of the unrest, schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District are closed Monday. The new school year was to begin last week but was postponed until this week.
Kelly McEvers and David Greene have the Last Word in business.
David Greene talks to Izabella Kaminska, a reporter for the "Financial Times," about the on-going sanctions the West has imposed against Russia for its moves into Ukraine.
According to reports, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange will be leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London soon. He's been held up there for more than two years in a standoff with authorities.
"Los Angeles Times" and "Morning Edition" film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "The Giver," starring Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. It's an adaptation of the young adult novel by Lois Lowry about a world where emotion and feeling have been done away with.
A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas is due to expire Monday. Israeli and Palestinian delegations have been locked in talks in Cairo, but there are no clear signs that a peace deal will be reached. Both sides are saying they'd be prepared to start fighting again if they don't get what they want.
In the wake of President Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford assumed the presidency inheriting a nation divided over Watergate and distracted from pressing domestic and international events.
With a shaky ceasefire holding, Israel is starting to take stock of how much the month-long war with Hamas will cost, with early estimates putting it at about $1 billion.
A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.
A college professor sent a robot hitchhiking across Canada. He put HitchBOT by the side of the road with its thumb out. People pick up the robot and take it to its next destination.
Downton Abbey fans know that the period drama is set in the early 1920s. A promotion photo released by PBS shows a plastic water bottle, which hadn't been produced at the time, on the mantle.
The Ukrainian government says it will not allow a Russian aid convoy to cross its borders, opening the possibility of a direct confrontation between Kiev and Moscow.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step down. Maliki said he is not seeking a post in the new government and that he supports the nomination of Haider al-Abadi to succeed him.