Defying a pet ban, Gavin Williamson keeps the spider at his desk, where it apparently intimidates people. He says he won't consider removing it until somebody removes all the mice in the old building.
A Scottish archbishop designed the app. It helps you find the closest spot to go to confession and Mass. The head of the Vatican's Secretariat for Communication called the app "imaginative."
The exhibit of artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden and Faith Ringgold gives Americans a chance to discover the work of exiled artists largely ignored in their homeland.
Beekeepers are still losing honey bees to colony collapse disorder, though the crisis isn't as bad as a few years ago. Scientists are looking at other kinds of bees to pollinate crops: wild ones.
Donald Trump has business interests around the globe. There's talk about whether foreign powers will distinguish between President Trump and businessman Trump. We examine the case of China.
There are fears the Trump administration will derail efforts to combat campus sexual assault. Some Republicans criticized the government crackdown on the issue, and say policies favor victims.
Many big city mayors have said that they will not comply with federal immigration orders that could lead to deportation. Steve Inskeep talks to LA Mayor Eric Garcetti about being a sanctuary city.
After 85 years, the Felix the Cat balloon is returning to the parade in New York. In the 1920s, Felix was a huge star in comics and animated movies.
David Greene talks to former Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili about Western relations with Vladimir Putin in the Trump era. Saakashvili recently resigned as governor of Ukraine's Odessa region.
Automakers sell more SUVs and trucks than cars. Lower gas prices and high profits make SUVs popular with consumers and carmakers. Brands such as Lamborghini and Jaguar are getting into the SUV game.
The choice of Betsy DeVos signals intentions to make school choice a major piece of Trump's education agenda, which could include a voucher plan to help send children to private and parochial schools.
Donald Trump has vowed to block new Syrian refugees and send current refugees back. A family of Syrian refugees in New Jersey and the volunteers supporting them are not sure what to expect.
Bhutan-born Tenzin Dorjee has experienced an uptick in racial slurs recently in the rural, upstate town he has lived in for years. Now, his community is rallying behind him, publicly and powerfully.
Strict bans on ivory trade are aimed at preventing elephant poaching. But the measures are causing unintended consequences for Alaska Natives who hunt walruses and carve their tusks for a living.
Hours from Standing Rock, N.D., is another reservation, in the the Bakken oilfield's sweet spot. Drilling has brought in millions of dollars, but the tribes have environmental worries, too.
Haley has accepted an offer from President-elect Donald Trump to lead the U.S. delegation to the United Nations. During the presidential campaign, she had been very critical of Trump.
Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution opens next year. It has an earthenware mug from the 1770s which still smells of rum poured by some Revolutionary-era drinker.
Howard Brookins had raised the alarm about "aggressive squirrels" wreaking damage on trash cans in his community. The Chicago Tribune reports that two weeks later he was jumped by a kamikaze squirrel.
Steve Inskeep talks to former ethics counselors — Richard Painter who advised President Bush and Norman Eisen who advised President Obama — about Trump's business holdings and possible conflicts.
Research indicates that people who got more in social security payments — as a result of a congressional formula glitch in the 1970s — appear to have lower risks of developing Alzheimer's disease.