When Mark Gubin realized his art studio was in the path of landing planes in Milwaukee, he decided to greet passengers with a fun message painted in big letters on his roof: Welcome To Cleveland.
The poker championship has multiple games. Christian Pham thought he was going to play no-limit Texas Hold'em. Instead, he signed up for a poker variant called 2-7 draw lowball.
In the early 1960s, Tom Burrell became the first black man in Chicago advertising. In this "Planet Money" report, we hear how Burrell changed the way people think about ads, and how advertising thinks about us.
According to the research: men who have older sisters, on average, are less competitive than men who don't, and women who have older sisters are more competitive than women who do not.
This summer's deadly surge of migrants traveling from Africa across the Mediterranean to Europe has prompted the EU to triple funding for rescue missions — as well as a proposal to redistribute the tens of thousands of migrants among member states. Italy says it wants to help save the migrants but doesn't want to keep them.
John Carroll led the Los Angeles Times as editor for five years. In that time, the paper won a record 13 Pulitzer Prizes. The paper reports he died Sunday of a degenerative brain disease.
Yoga is supposed to bring inner calm. So why are some people in India up in arms about the upcoming International Day of Yoga?
That's right: The Italian food chain has jumped on the food truck craze. And this weekend it parked in Boston's North End, where Italian food is most sacred and many eateries go back generations.
Over the weekend, a South African judge ordered the arrest of visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is an indicted war criminal with an international arrest warrant over the conflict in Darfur. Al-Bashir was in South Africa for the African Union Summit.
Saudi Arabia's stock market opened on Monday to foreign traders for the first time. Why have the Saudis opened the market now, and what does it mean for the market and for investors?
Pentagon officials have confirmed that the leader of al-Qaida's arm in North Africa was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Libya over the weekend. He was notorious for taking hostages, and was one of the first al-Qaida leaders to use ransoms as a way to raise money for terrorism.
What does yoga have to do with religion? It's one of the debates kicked up as India's prime minister prepares to kick off International Yoga Day next Sunday. The event meant to promote tranquility and balance has become mired in criticism and conflict.
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NPR and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health poll finds that while most adults played team sports when they were kids, the vast majority no longer play sports.
Boston's North End is a traditional Italian neighborhood that prides itself on authentic cuisine. Over the weekend, the restaurant chain Olive Garden parked its food truck there to hand out samples.
The parents of Rachel Dolezal, the president of the NAACP's Spokane chapter, say she is white and has misrepresented her background. Steve Inskeep talks to Michael P. Jeffries of Wellesley College.
President Obama wants Congress to give him fast-track trade authority for a deal he's negotiating with Pacific nations. Many Republicans are on his side but most Democrats are against it.
A Supreme Court ruling against the government would cut off health insurance subsidies to more than 6 million Americans, and threaten the basic mechanisms of the Affordable Care Act.
Jeb Bush grew up in Texas, summered in Maine and went to prep school Massachusetts. But the place he and his family chose to put down roots was Miami.
This summer in Spain, "Winter is coming" — a reference to HBO's Game of Thrones, which is partly filmed there, and a popular slogan for a left-wing, grassroots political party.
In 2001, the Taliban destroyed the statues with explosives. A Chinese couple used a 3-D holographic projector to recreate the Buddhas in the cliff faces where they had stood for centuries.