Michael Phelps added to his Olympic record, winning a 19th gold medal on Sunday night, while American Katie Ledecky smashed her own world mark in the 400-meter freestyle at the Summer Games.
Chief Justice Roy Moore is accused of judicial ethics violations for ordering probate judges to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.
In Japan, a country rich with visual storytelling, food has skyrocketed as a genre of manga — and the stories often depict a struggle for self-improvement.
Women encounter a dilemma when they get pregnant: Should they continue taking medications that keep them healthy? That question can be scary, because drugs are rarely tested for safety in pregnancy.
Local governments are allowing schools to experiment with new teaching methods. Educators hope to develop self-motivated, critical thinkers.
Tapeworms, hookworms, leeches. Millions of specimens. This collection has it all — except legs.
The changes to the GOP platform also highlight a rare instance where Trump agrees with President Obama's policy.
A stronger than expected jobs report from the Labor Department on Friday showed that employers added 255,000 jobs to payrolls in July. The unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent.
After people rented a giant dumpster, filled it with water from a fire hydrant and swam in it, the city told residents it won't issue permits for the pools, noting: Opening fire hydrants is dangerous.
People look to the reports to assess the labor market. But the number of jobs created and destroyed monthly is so large, most economists recognize the monthly reports aren't statistically significant.
The Canine Vino — choose ZinfanTAIL and CharDOGnay — isn't made with alcohol or grapes; it contains brewed peppermint or chamomile. The company recommends getting an OK from your vet first.
It's high summer in New York's Adirondack Mountains. Brian Mann sends an audio postcard from a canoe trip and a climb up remote Mount Frederica in search of some of the wildest views in the Northeast.
Steve Inskeep talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about a controversial $400 million cash payment to Iran that coincided with the implementation of the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal and a prisoner swap.
President Obama held a wide-ranging news conference at the Pentagon on Thursday, just before heading out on his summer vacation. He talked about the presidential campaign, a recently discovered cash payment to Iran, and efforts to defeat ISIS.
Steve Inskeep talks with John Dickerson — of CBS's "Face the Nation" — about his new book of presidential campaign history called "Whistlestop."
While South Africans await final results in municipal elections, the ruling African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela, appears to be suffering a setback. Reporter Peter Granitz in Pretoria explains why these local elections are so important.
Ahead of the November election, courts have fairly consistently been striking down new voting restrictions, culminating in some big wins for civil rights forces in late July and early August.
Savannah Phelan, 8, recently discovered a video that revealed her mother had been in jail — all while still pregnant with her. So, she took her mom to StoryCorps, well-equipped with questions.
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is running for Senate in Louisiana, linking his decision to Donald Trump's bid for the presidency. Duke talks with Steve Inskeep about why he thinks the country is in a position to support him.
Friday marks the official launch of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where an array of Brazilian music is expected in the opening ceremonies. Alt Latino has a podcast ready to get us in the mood.