Daredevil Nik Wallenda has taken on the Wisconsin State Fair. Sounds tame, until you consider the nearly 1,600 feet of wire strung 10 stories high. It was Wallenda's longest tightrope walk ever.
Wyatt Scott flies on top of a computer-generated goose. He then slays a dragon, fist bumps an alien and defeats a giant robot — while offering cheaper college tuition and expanded health care.
Nicholas Reeves, a resident in scholar at the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, may have discovered Egyptian Queen Nefertiti's final resting place. He tells Renee Montagne his hypothesis is based on studying laser scans of King Tut's tomb.
Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans — a city that's captured the imagination of so many musicians. In 2005, Renee Montagne talked to Randy Newman about a song he wrote after the storm.
Much of the St. Louis region remains on edge after violence earlier this week marred the anniversary of Michael Brown's shooting death. Night protests have re-emerged, and with them the tensions between police and some protesters.
The music and movie subscription company has been called "the Spotify of the '80s." Columbia House moved exclusively to DVDs but could not stay afloat in an industry crowded with streaming services.
In Wyoming, the coal mining town of Gillette is booming. The mines in the Powder River Basin around Gillette produce almost 40 percent of the nation's coal, supplying power plants in 29 states. But under the Obama administration's new regulations for carbon emissions from power plants, demand for coal is expected to plummet. And that's bad news for Gillette.
Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush outlined his strategy to combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS. In a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California Tuesday night, Bush blamed the Obama administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the growth ISIS has experienced.
It used to be Seahorse Key was the largest bird colony on Florida's Gulf Coast, home to up to 20,000 nests. Now silence has replaced the din of noisy nesting birds and researchers are puzzled.
Hookahs are the Middle-Eastern water pipes used for smoking flavored tobacco. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says hookah smokers risk cancer, and the city believes the lounges are also magnets for crime.
In Earth's history, there have been some incredibly large animals that look sort of like animals we have today, just a lot bigger. In North America, there was a sloth that was the size of an elephant.
In addition to the server, Hillary Clinton will also provide a USB drive holding copies of the 30,000 emails she has turned over to the State Department. The action is unlikely to quiet her critics.
"Frankly, we've done a pretty good job on some big pieces of business, which then allows me also to focus on some issues that we might have been working on quietly," Obama told NPR.
Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert is running for a congressional seat in Michigan. She's the latest in a long line of celebrities with political aspirations.
As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and star quarterback Tom Brady head to court over "deflategate," commentator Frank Deford says it's time for Goodell to be replaced in the league's front office.
Last year's domestic violence scandal in the NFL spurred the league into action on an issue critics said had gone ignored for years. The problem continues — and so do the efforts to fight it.
Mediums say they can tap into the spirits of famous artists and authors to create new works. In other countries, it might be called fraud. But in Brazil, it's considered a form of religious worship.