This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Commentator Frank Deford considers its unlikely impact on American sports.
Self-censorship and a brutal knife attack on an editor are fueling anxiety about whether the ex-British colony can preserve the autonomy it was promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.
Stinking on the job is a common problem, say pros in human resources, and a reluctance to use soap and water is rarely to blame. Medical conditions, diet or cultural differences can play a role, too.
Being the parent of a teenager can be uniquely stressful even in the best of times. But seeking advice from other parents can help, as can spending one-on-one time with that button-pushing kid.
U.S. customs inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport intercepted dozens of live snails. In Nigeria, they are considered a delicacy. But in California, they are an invasive species.
The illegal gambling operation is accused of taking millions of dollars in bets on FIFA World Cup soccer games.
The long serving mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, spent more than four years in prison on felony corruption charges and was forced to resign — twice. And now he is running again for mayor.
Steve Inskeep talks to Ehab El-Ghussain, deputy information minister for the Palestinian government.
Marine biologists worry that certain species won't survive the shifts in sea acidity that climate change brings. But research on sea grasses along California's coast suggest marine preserves can help.
Marine biologists are witnessing oceans grow more acidic. There may be hope though as underwater vegetation along coastlines may buffer the acidity like a Tums does for acid indigestion.
Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli author Etgar Keret about tensions on the streets of Tel Aviv during the current violence with Hamas, and what the difference is between peace and compromise.
Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
The Swiss chocolate maker Lindt has announced plans to buy Russell Stover. The Kansas City based company has a long history, a large distribution network and many loyal customers in the U.S., the world's largest chocolate market. Lindt specializes in higher-end brands like Ghiradelli, and Lindor. Analysts say the acquisition will round out Lindt's U.S. offerings.
Work is starting on the world's largest carbon capture and enhanced oil recovery project. It will capture about 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide annually from a coal-burning power plant near Houston. Then it will inject the CO2 into a nearby oil field. That should allow the companies to boost the oil field's output from 500 barrels of crude per day to 15,000.
Steve Inskeep talks to retired Lt. Col. John Nagl, an author of the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, about U.S. military strategy and policy during and after the Iraq war.
A visiting artist from Cuba joins two Cuban-American artists from Miami for a discussion on what life is like for a typical Cuban family.
The military wing of Hamas published a statement early Tuesday saying it rejected the Egyptian cease-fire proposal as tantamount to surrender.
The recent violence has increased stress and exposed rifts among Palestinians. Nearly everything Mahmoud Abbas does angers either moderates or hard-liners, making his position almost untenable.
Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.