There's one women's cycling team in Afghanistan. Free-form traffic and open-mouth stares are just a couple of the things they encounter as they pedal the country's mountainous, potholed roads.
The Chinese capital announced the ban in a fight against its notorious pollution. Beijing's popular kebab vendors will be forced to move inside.
Trainer Bob Baffert's horse needed a name. The trainer knew a couple, the Hoppers, who were struggling to have a baby. To encourage them, he named the horse Hoppertunity.
By one measure, China is poised to become the world's largest economy by the end of the year. Why is this shift happening years before most estimates predicted it would?
Secretary of State John Kerry is in northeast Africa visiting Ethiopia and hoping to work with protagonists on both sides of South Sudan's conflict to find a peaceful resolution. Overshadowing his trip are freedom of speech issues following Ethiopia's recent detention of six prominent bloggers and three journalists.
Sexual harassment is a chronic problem for transit systems, and it's consistently underreported. Metro transit officials have kicked off a serious effort to fight harassment on buses and trains.
Steve Inskeep talks to reporter Patrick Radden Keefe about his article in The New Yorker on the hunt and capture of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the most-wanted drug trafficker in the world.
After days of storms that dropped massive amounts of rain on the South, floods are sweeping across the Florida Panhandle and the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
The new programming language, developed five decades ago, didn't require code to be entered on punch cards. It also allowed computer novices to begin programming without a lot of academic training.
Ida is a Polish film about a young woman who was raised as an orphan in a convent. She's planning to take her vows as a nun when she discovers she's Jewish and her parents were killed by the Nazis.
Bob Hoskins died this week after being hospitalized with pneumonia. He starred in memorable films such as The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mona Lisa and The Cotton Club. He was 71.
Back in March, when a someone posted on the social media site Reddit that NASCAR driver Josh Wise was without a sponsor, the Dogecoin community stepped in. Now the car is ready to race at Talladega.
The small village of Istalif is known for its cobalt blue pottery. Years ago, Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne befriended one family in particular, that of master potter Abdul Wahkeel.
Seattle politicians are likely to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour this year — the highest big-city wage in the nation. But some of the city's business owners are leery of the $15 mark.
One of the Democrats top election themes this year was stopped cold in the Senate on Wednesday. Republicans successfully blocked Democrats from even taking up a bill to raise the minimum wage.