From fully staged operas to intimate chamber pieces — at seaside settings and mountain vistas — summer festivals this year offer a broad array of modern music.
Democrats in Congress have reintroduced a bill that would create a national paid leave program, covering two thirds of people's wages for up to 60 days a year. But small business owners are wary.
The find offers a chance to compare old champagne to new. Chemical analysis showed the antique bottles of bubbly had six to seven times more sugar than Coke.
Rescuers in Slidell, La., could see the bird's head sticking down into the fireplace. It took two hours to get it out, and they had to dismantle part of the fireplace.
"This is possibly the spark that's going to ignite change, real change, in this city, and with the Baltimore Police Department," says former commissioner Leonard Hamm.
Toni Morrison has become a giant in the literary world, but reviewer Saeed Jones says that her latest novel can only stand with confidence when it has the idea of Toni Morrison as its spine.
Molly Tanzer's grit-and-ghosts adventure follows a young woman tasked with guiding troubled spirits in a colorfully diverse alternate-history Wild West full of talking animals and vampires.
Jurors in the case of convicted Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are hearing arguments about whether he should receive the death penalty or life without parole.
In Baltimore, tensions are high after a young African-American man, Freddie Gray, died a week after he suffered a broken vertabra after being taken into police custody. For more on this story, David Greene talks to "Wall Street Journal" reporter Scott Calvert and former Baltimore Police Commissioner Leonard Hamm.
Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to author and historian James Bradley, about his his new book, "The China Mirage: The Hidden History of the American Disaster in Asia."
Senate Republican leaders say the Senate is nearing a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. Lynch is relatively non-controversial, yet she's waited more than five months for a confirmation vote in the full Senate. If confirmed, what are the challenges and priorities she faces?
Thousands of migrants risk their lives trying to get asylum in Europe by boarding rickety boats to cross the Mediterranean. Renee Montagne talks Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament.
Italy is considering targeted interventions against smugglers as the toll of those dying in the Mediterranean continues to rise. The weekend shipwreck off the Libyan coast may have claimed 800 lives.
Leaked Sony emails reveal that actor Ben Affleck asked the PBS program Finding Your Roots not to disclose he had a slave-owning ancestor. PBS says it is conducting an internal review of the episode.
In this early stage of the campaign for president, the focus has been more on atmospherics and platitudes than issues. But expected action on a trade bill is forcing candidates to get involved.
Tuesday was the 20th anniversary of Match.com. The website ushered in the world of online dating. The Pew Research Center says nearly 25 percent of married couples met online.
A judge in New York recently allow one woman to serve her husband divorce papers through Facebook. The case made national news because this almost never happens.
Saudi Arabia says the air campaign against Houthi rebels is ending, but the conflict may be far from over. Militiamen in the south said they will keep fighting until they rid the area of Houthis.
Commercial ships have rescued tens of thousands of migrants trying to cross by boat to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. But the vessels and their crews aren't equipped to handle these missions.
The Ottomans killed some 1.5 million Armenians a century ago, and many Armenians are talking about that terrible time as the centennial begins this week. But not the Armenians in one Turkish village.