Research from the University of Chicago indicates that at least 50 percent of Americans believe in at least one conspiracy theory.
The situation in Ukraine has lead to speculation about how and whether the conflict might trickle into other parts of Eastern Europe. What could global tensions mean for diplomacy in the far North?
Russia's president has had muted response to U.S. plan to beef up promises to Eastern European allies. He has meetings set with France's president, Germany's chancellor and Britain's prime minister.
President Obama is in Warsaw for a celebration marking the 25th anniversary of Poland's emergence from Soviet domination. It's a milestone with contemporary echoes in neighboring Ukraine.
Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer tells Steve Inskeep that the U.S. should have no relations with the new Palestinian government, which includes Hamas.
The new Palestinian government includes Hamas, which the U.S. says is a terrorist organization. In spite of that, and Israel's objections, the U.S. says it will continue to fund the government.
Ambassador Suzi LeVine became the U.S. representative to Switzerland and Liechtenstein on Monday. She took the oath of office on an electronic copy of the Constitution.
The insects are swarming the city so densely that local radar is mistaking them for rain clouds. Officials say it's the worst infestation in 20 years.
In Seattle, the city council has approved a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage will be phased in over a number of years, but activists are still celebrating what they hope is the start of a wave of similar wage legislation across the country.
Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is drawing new attention to the threat from homegrown, lone wolf radicals. He's pulling together a group of prosecutors and FBI agents to address domestic terrorism.
The government expects as many as 60,000 child immigrants to illegally enter the U.S. alone — a tenfold jump in just three years. Local agencies that deal with these cases say they are overwhelmed.
Republicans say the EPA is going to kill jobs and raise electricity prices with new carbon emissions limits. They're up in arms about something their own party championed during GOP presidencies.
A new analysis suggests unconscious sexism causes people to take hurricanes with female names less seriously than hurricanes with male names.
Despite the civil war, Syria is holding a presidential election on Tuesday. President Bashar Assad is expected to win another seven-year term.
In Greene County, Pa., one in five jobs is in the coal industry. The EPA rules announced Monday were met with skepticism, and worries about what it will mean for the local economy.
For the first time, the U.S. would regulate the greenhouse gas causing emissions from existing coal plants. The goal is to reduce emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030.
Due to malnourishment, some 200 million toddlers in poor countries have under-developed brains. A study in the journal Science suggests more play time with mom can dramatically reverse the damage.
Testing for radiation, detectives try to show that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting even more sophisticated.