A class action lawsuit argues that traumatized students in Compton, Calif., are entitled to the same accommodations from schools as students with more traditional, physical disabilities.
What if there were a way to take the waste heat that spews from car tailpipes or power plant chimneys and turn it into electricity? An entrepreneur says something called thermoelectrics is the key.
A German beer company offered points toward prizes in its contest. Some bottle caps are winners; others aren't. Someone broke into a store and started removing bottle caps, 1,200 in all.
Officials in Idaho put 419.9 on those green highway signs because their 420 mile posts keep getting stolen. For some reason, 420 is identified with pot enthusiasts but no one knows why.
Small farmers have been struggling for years with low commodity prices and rising production costs. But throughout the Midwest, a new farm-to-table strategy is giving a boost to some farmers.
Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated Bayou la Batre on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Five years later came the BP oil spill. The hard-scrabble fishing hamlet has never recovered.
Dorothy Parker considered New York City her beloved hometown. But Parker's ashes can be found in Baltimore. In an encore presentation, we hear how they got there, and where they were before that.
A New York Times article characterized Amazon as a harsh and punishing place to work. This got Morning Edition wondering about the most unusual workplace policies its listeners have experienced.
David Greene talks to Simon Rabinovitch, the Asia economics editor, for "The Economist" about China's slowing economy, the global impact and what the government is trying to do.
Once the darling of emerging world economies, Brazil is now deeply mired in recession. Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians poured onto streets across the country this past weekend to voice their anger over the president's handling of the economy and political corruption.
It's only a few miles from the Turkish resort town of Bodrum to the Greek islands of Kos. But for thousands of refugees from the Middle East and Africa, that crossing is a life-defining event.
How do bus drivers prepare for the first day back to school? We'll meet one driver in Bloomington, Indiana, who gets ready for the big day by dry-running her route.
For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has signed off on a prescription drug intended to increase sexual desire in women. The nickname for the daily pill is "pink Viagra."
The Obama administration proposes to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decades. The rules won't be finalized until shortly before Obama leaves office.
A recreational vehicle driving on a bare rim apparently created sparks that caused the fire that has engulfed more than 60,000 acres of land at the Warm Springs Reservation.
Donald Trump's recent statements about immigration, including his calls to deport "criminal aliens," have fueled the debate surrounding the language used in immigration discussions. We examine the political evolution of the term "alien," and how it became so charged. (Stations note: this story contains language ("wet back") that some listeners may find offensive).
Wis. Gov. Scott Walker has given preliminary approval for a community just outside the lake basin to siphon off a large amount of drinking water from Lake Michigan.
Coming to Disneyworld and Disneyland: an immersive Star Wars land that will be one of Disney's biggest and most expensive theme-park projects. Steve Inskeep and David Greene report.
National fire managers have raised the country's alert level to its highest point in two years. Firefighting experts say it's the biggest demand for personnel and equipment since 2007.
Members of a Syrian indie rock band escaped their country's bloodshed and have become a mainstay of Beirut's music scene. "In spite of all the deaths," the band sings, "you are still alive."