Americans cannot agree on much politically, but most agree on this: Too much money is spent running for office. On Monday, the Senate took up a proposed constitutional amendment that could change that — but it has zero chance of being enacted.
A leaked video of the altercation between football star Ray Rice and his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, that took place earlier this year has led the Baltimore Ravens to terminate Rice's contract. The NFL says Rice has also been suspended indefinitely.
Mary-Claire King, who discovered the breast cancer genes, calls for more women to be screened for the genetic mutations. Currently, doctors only recommend women who have a family history get screened.
Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.
Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, of the Brookings Institution, about secular stagnation: the problem of building consumer demand at a time when people are less motivated to spend.
Christie says the state's casinos and racetracks can begin offering sports betting, in apparent defiance of federal law. It's a move that's all but certain to be challenged in court by sports leagues.
Days of heavy rain created raging rivers that damaged or destroyed thousands of homes. Many residents and businesses are in the process of rebuilding, but others are unable to.
Kate Bush fans have waited 35 years for her to go on tour. The rather reclusive British singer-songwriter has launched her first live shows since 1979 — but she's performing all of them in London.
The top 4 congressional leaders will be at the White House Tuesday to talk about the president's strategy against the group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS. Obama addresses the nation Wednesday.
As Islamic State militants have marched across Syria and Iraq, oil smuggling has been a major part of their strategy. They have targeted oil fields and refineries and work with a range of middlemen.
Pushed by rivals like Samsung, Apple is likely to announce bigger iPhones on Tuesday. Users of bigger-screen devices say they prefer their larger images and the ability to see multiple apps together.
According to a study released Tuesday by the National Audubon Society, the survival at least half of the bird species in the United States is at risk.
Seth Casteel explains the logistics of shooting his latest book: "I'm wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I'm one of the pack. ... Just kidding. ... I usually just wear a wet suit."
Sally and Steve Carpenter have moved 23 times. They were apart more often than together, and they always rented. The Virginian-Pilot reports Steve is retiring, and they're looking to buy a house.
After the game, reporters had their phones on a table recording the shortstop's remarks. That's when one reporter's husband called. Jeter picked it up and said, "Walt, she'll have to call you back."
An anti-gun group that has successfully targeted company's like Starbucks and Target is setting its sights on the nation's largest grocer. The group, Moms Demand Action, wants Kroger to ban guns in its stores. At the same time, gun-rights groups want just the opposite.
Steve Inskeep talks to former Senate Majority leader and top U.S. diplomatic envoy George Mitchell about the stakes for a negotiated peace between Israel and the Palestinians — and the importance of continued diplomatic leadership by the U.S. in the Middle East and beyond. Mitchell publishes a three-part series of editorials on the topic this week in the "Boston Globe."
American airstrikes pounded Islamic State position in Iraq's Western Anbar province to allow a coalition of tribal fighters and Iraqi forces to make gains. The Sunni province has been alienated from the Shiite-led government for years, and Sunni extremists have some support there. Analysts and U.S. officials agree that there can't only be a military solution to Anbar, there needs to be reconciliation with the government to bring the Sunnis onside.
Steve Inskeep recaps the weekend's U.S. Open results with Courtney Nguyen, contributing tennis writer for "Sports Illustrated."