If the deal passes antitrust scrutiny, it would be the largest such acquisition in the insurance industry. It's the latest sign of consolidation in health insurance in the wake of Obamacare.
Toxins produced by algae that live in warm ocean waters can pass up the fish food chain. The toxins can sicken humans who eat large fish. A Florida study finds cases are underreported.
An alliance of forces led by the al-Qaida affiliated al-Nusra Front is battling the Syrian government for control of the key northern city.
West African cocoa farmers earn less than $1 a day. Those low wages could jeopardize the future of chocolate labor, as young farmers find better opportunities to earn a living, a new report warns.
Also: Thousands in Tennessee are still out of their homes after a train derailment; the U.N. says Burundi's elections weren't fair; and spiders use silk to sail on ocean water.
The Baltimore MC serves up food for thought, and for the soul, on his new album's title track.
A new poll shows that those favoring the bailout hold a wafer-thin plurality despite Greece's premier labeling the international deal "blackmail."
For our 250th episode, the gang digs into a movie and a TV show, each geared toward grown people in different ways. And, as always, we close with what's making us happy this week.
The Internet flipped out when Sealed Air announced a new type of bubble wrap. It'll be cheaper to store and ship — but less satisfying to pop. The company adds it will keep selling the old stuff.
The liftoff of the Soyuz Progress 60P was a relief to astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station after two previous resupply missions — one Russian and one American — failed.
Olivia, a gray parrot at a Japanese zoo, has correctly predicted the past six games for Japan. And today she picked Japan to win on Sunday.
The first American cookbook, published in 1796, promised local food and a kind of socioculinary equality.
They can spend up to two months on a single gourd, creating scenes that tell a story. Think of it as a graphic gourd novel.
We sit down with a psychologist and a mortgage broker who committed large-scale fraud to try to figure out why respectable people commit fraud.
Indianapolis has a health problem, and it's worse than other large and mid-size American cities. When it comes to fitness, the American Fitness Index ranked it last out of the 50 largest cities. Indianapolis has limited resources to make changes, but grassroots efforts are working to create walkable communities.
With last week's Supreme Court decision, it appears the Affordable Care Act will stand, but that doesn't mean troubles are over for the law. Renee Montagne talks to Julie Rovner of the Kaiser Family Foundation about other issues with Obamacare.
The business of selling marijuana legally — for medical and recreational purposes — is growing. But so are concerns that African-Americans are being shut out of this new industry.
Morning Edition celebrates July 4th with the reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Founding father John Adams wrote, "The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. We explain why he was off by a couple of days.
Sunday's referendum exposes a deep divide: Those who feel Greece is the victim of a conspiracy by global capitalism, and those who want it to act in harmony with the practices of the European Union.