While 25 states have passed right-to-work laws, Democrats in the Kentucky Legislature have long blocked attempts to pass legislation. Now there's a county-by-county effort to pass these laws locally.
A storage failure at a coal-fired Duke Energy plant sent tens of thousands of tons of ash into a North Carolina river last year. They want to move the waste to two abandoned clay mines.
Robots are coming — in fact they're already here. One exhibit at the South by Southwest interactive festival lets visitors get up close and personal to our future overlords.
Judy Rivers told a Senate panel she had trouble getting a job after being declared dead by the Social Security Administration. She was accidentally placed in the agency's "Death Master File."
The chain says no to giant games of hide and seek in its European stores. Ikea let it happen once in Belgium. But when thousands wanted to play in the Netherlands, it said it wouldn't be safe.
Hong Yen Chang was denied the chance to practice law in California more than a century ago because of his race. This week, the California Supreme Court posthumously granted him a law license.
Four tropical cyclones have been sweeping through the western Pacific and the Indian Ocean. One slammed into the island nation of Vanuatu. Having four cyclones at once is rare but not unheard of.
As Morning Edition wraps up its series on the role of land and identity in the Israel-Palestine conflict, Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli author Gershom Gorenberg about the history of the settlements.
A Mexican broadcaster has fired one of the country's most prestigious journalists and set off a firestorm over freedom of expression and the press.
Congressional Republicans are expected to unveil their budget proposals this week. David Wessel of the Brookings Institution looks at key differences between the GOP plan and the White House's.
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Renee Montagne talks to music commentator Miles Hoffman about 18th century poet Thomas Moore. He's best known for the famed, "Irish Melodies."
The NCAA has selected the teams for the women's basketball championships and, no surprise, UConn is the No. 1 seed. Some say all the other contenders are just playing for second place.
Around 80 children discovered at a Boko Haram camp in Cameroon were being trained as child soldiers. Christopher Fomunyoh of the National Democratic Institute describes efforts to help them.
The Israeli prime minister has warned his party may lose in Tuesday's election. That's despite his recent speech before the U.S. Congress that was expected to give him an advantage.
Hong Yen Chang was admitted to the California Bar posthumously. He was denied the opportunity to practice law more than a century ago under a state law that discriminated against Chinese immigrants.
The Marines are being tested in California's Mojave Desert to see if they have what it takes to serve in infantry units. Injuries in earlier training kept another dozen women from getting that far.
Much of the new building in the territory involves Jewish settlements. The Palestinians now have a new city, but the project has been slowed because until recently Israel did not allow a water hookup.
Traditional country musicians, the kind who never get airplay on mainstream country radio stations, are thriving in regional scenes supported by devoted live audiences.
As the Austin, Texas, music festival enters its 28th year, concerns continue over corporate branding and security.
The Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar was sidelined after straining an oblique muscle during a violent sneeze. Other players have gotten hurt while hopping out of a truck or climbing out of a hot tub.