The song 'Rocky Top' is about a fictional place in the Tennessee hills. Developers wanted to change the name of an existing town to Rocky Top but the song's publisher tried to stop them.
China is no stranger to ethnic violence, but militants are now using suicide attacks and targeting civilians. Beijing say foreign Islamist influence is behind the new, more sophisticated tactics.
China is no stranger to ethnic violence but suicide bombings are something new. China's government blames the changing nature of the attacks on foreign Islamist influence.
Two men claim to be Libya's prime minister. At the same time, a renegade general has gathered forces and is attacking Benghazi. Libyans who can afford to are fleeing the country.
In May 1964, a Marxist guerrilla group called the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, began its fight to overthrow the Colombian government. Fifty years later, the FARC is still fighting, making it the world's oldest guerrilla army. The two sides are now holding peace talks in Cuba.
President Obama this week laid out his foreign policy vision in a speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and in an interview with NPR. Steve Inskeep talks to Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for reaction to what the president said.
President Obama has said that the answer to the conflict in Syria is not an intervention by the U.S. military. The U.S. has been working to strengthen the moderate opposition. What are the U.S. objectives in Syria?
The U.N. Security Council is once again grappling with a key issue in Syria: how to help civilians caught up in a conflict. The council has been paralyzed on most issues related to Syria, but it did pass a resolution earlier this year calling for humanitarian access.
Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.
The latest mass shooting has lawmakers on Capitol Hill talking again about overhauling the mental health system. On Thursday, psychologists and others urged Congress to do more.
The U.S. economy is recovering slowly. Europe's economy is doing much worse. David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution, who is back from a European Central Bank forum.
The private space flight company SpaceX has unveiled the manned version of its Dragon space capsule at its California headquarters. Founder Elon Musk has promised to make space flight inexpensive.
Amid California's drought, some big farmers and corporations have unrestricted water because of special deals. David Greene talks to Jay Lund, a water resources professor at UC Davis.
Growing up moving from farm to farm, Storm Reyes had to pack light. That meant no books. She felt hopeless about the future until, one day, a bookmobile appeared in the fields and changed her life.
There are lots of entrepreneurs who would love to build drone-based businesses. But right now, there's a battle over whether it's legal for drones to take to the sky.
Though the composer and singer-songwriter wasn't raised in Los Angeles, The Ambassador feels like a musical tour of the city, right down to specific addresses used as song titles.
There are songs that just make people want to get up and shake their booty. Why? Scientists say the most enticing rhythms have something missing: beats that your body can't help but fill in.