In Afghanistan, U.S. forces are a tenth of what they were at the height of the war. In addition, their lead combat role has given way to a training mission. How are Afghan security forces faring?
The district attorney prosecuting the Aurora shooting case is pursuing the death penalty. The defense was rejected when it offered to have the suspect plead guilty in return for life in prison.
Golf courses are water hogs, and that thirst is especially notable as California's drought grows in severity. At Pelican Hill, a top golf course near Los Angeles, water conservation is an obsession.
Virginia found 1-in-5 of its touchscreen machines vulnerable to attack with passwords as easy as "abcde." As more voting goes automated, more concerns are being raised.
Britain forced thousands off Diego Garcia, a remote Indian Ocean island, in the '70s to make way for a U.S. military base. For 40 years residents have fought to return. Now they have a growing chance.
The relentless drought has turned almonds into a target for water conservationists who bemoan that it takes one gallon of water to grow one almond. Growers say the bad rap is unfair and misleading.
Author Melanie Hoffert grew up gay in rural America, where coming out was difficult. But that hasn't stopped her family from having a frank and challenging conversation about same-sex marriage.
People who took acetaminophen responded less strongly to happy or sad photos in a small study. It's one of several studies suggesting that there's an overlap with pain and other feelings.
Ned Parker has covered Iraq for more than a decade. But the Reuters bureau chief abruptly left the country last week after a report of human rights abuses prompted threats from a Shiite paramilitary.
A little MRI video seems to settle the decades-old debate about that loud pop of the joints: It's all about bubbles. But imagine an air bag inflating, not the bursting of a balloon.
The European Union has been looking into whether Google favors its own products in online searches. EU officials have filed a complaint against Google. The tech giant has not yet formally responded.
A friend took Julianne White for a plane ride. In a field below, Noah Matthews had written in 450-foot letters: Prom? She said yes.
It's hard to get politicians to see eye to eye. But it in Minnesota's state Senate, it's actually against the rules. The latest effort to change the rule failed.
Jail terms were given to most Atlanta educators on Tuesday, who were convicted this month of conspiring to cheat on state tests to earn raises and bonuses. Steve Inskeep talks about the scandal with Rachel Aviv, a writer with "The New Yorker."
On Tuesday's program, we offered some tried but apparently no longer true advice for listeners who drive. Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne explain why "9 and 3" is the new "10 and 2."
Hillary Clinton says she is running for president because "Americans and their families need a champion." That's the message she is trying to convey in her first trip to Iowa since announcing her candidacy.
It was a day of demonstrations in cities across the nation on Tuesday. The turnout and tone of the protests organized with the Black Lives Matter movement was varied.
A Senate committee voted for a bill that gives Congress a review of the Iran nuclear accord. The president had threatened to veto such a bill but it was amended to address some of his objections.
When your Peeps have gone stale, it's time to donate their marshmallow bodies to science — specifically, for measuring the speed of light.
In a meeting with Iraq's prime minister at the White House on Tuesday, President Obama had a warning for Iran — as that country wades into the battle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq.