American photojournalist James Foley was killed this past week by militants from the Islamic State. Tess Vigeland speaks with Robert Mahoney, deputy director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the targeting of journalists in Syria.
In Colorado and Washington recreational pot shops are now legal, while in Europe, "cannabis social clubs" have gotten creative. Ozy.com's Laura Secorun Palet talks about the growth of these spaces.
In Ferguson, Mo., some younger and older residents have differing views on whether violence among protesters is appropriate and how best to effect change.
A Sacramento man went on a fishing trip in the California mountains, but lost his way as he searched for bait. After days spent stranded and hungry, he spelled out a cry for help with tree branches.
This back-to-school season, it's time to reevaluate a few common assumptions about how best to study. Benedict Carey, the author of How We Learn, says science shows that discipline isn't everything.
The pianist who spent 25 years writing pop hits says he's long been interested in the work of Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg and others. Now he's sharing that interest with his audience.
Love is Strange stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a couple whose marriage, after 39 years together, is the start of a very complicated story.
Tess Vigeland speaks with John Allen, associate editor with The Boston Globe, about Pope Francis' recent comments that appear to support the use of force against the the Islamic State.
A couple of anglers fishing off the Fla. coast hook a four-foot Blacktip shark. And then ...
The Air Force colonel was among the first group selected by NASA to train for the space shuttle program. He went on to fly four missions, two as commander.
The video game Never Alone draws on a traditional Inupiaq story and the actual experiences of native Alaskan elders, storytellers and youth.
Bardarbunga, a volcano in the center of the island nation, has experienced a sub-glacial eruption and could begin sending steam and ash skyward if it melts through the ice, scientists warn.
In northern Iraq, the Kurdish Peshmerga troops are battling the extremists of the Islamic State. But commanders say they're not getting the weapons promised by the U.S. and others.
Amid accusations of abuse, many in Ferguson, Mo., and cities around the country are calling for police to wear cameras. Cameras may not always be as impartial as people expect, however.
Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?
The United Nations special representative in Iraq describes the situation in Amerli, besieged by Islamic State militants, as one of "unspeakable suffering."
Pentagon officials have identified the Chinese interceptor that made a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy maritime patrol aircraft as an Su-27.
Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with The Simpsons' creator, writers and actors ahead of the show's marathon on FXX. Author Stephan Eirik Clark talks about his new novel Sweetness #9.
The protests were largely peaceful in the St. Louis suburb for a third consecutive night.
The Fox animated show Bob's Burgers, which won the Emmy last weekend for Outstanding Animated Program, brings nuance and style to its female characters - particularly young Tina, who almost never was.