China's decision to park an oil rig some 120 miles off Vietnam's coast has raised tensions between the two Asian neighbors.
The hotel is part of a group owned by the Sultan of Brunei. The Southeast Asian country has enacted laws based on strict interpretations of Islam that impose restrictions on women and gays.
Crossroads GPS, the social welfare organization guided by conservative strategist Karl Rove, is practically invisible so far in the midterm political battles.
The region in eastern Ukraine currently has two governors. One is appointed by the interim government in Kiev, the other is the self-appointed leader of pro-Moscow separatists.
A newly-discovered species of Thai wasp will be called Ampulex Dementor after the soul-sucking Dementors in Harry Potter. The name was chosen after voting at Berlin's Natural History Museum.
The execution of Charles Warner has been delayed while the state investigates last week's botched execution. Details of the bungled execution have ignited debate, and invigorated legal challenges.
There are about 5 million searches for lyrics every day on Google. Who gets paid when people look up lyrics online?
College students in South Carolina state colleges are rallying against what they see as a conservative attack on academic freedom.
A new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image is showcasing reaction GIFs, those little animated images people employ online when words fail them. Cue the dramatic chipmunk!
Eddie Lanier was homeless when David Wright brought him home years ago for a shower and a meal. Today, Eddie is terminally ill and in hospice care — but he's not afraid to die, he tells his friend.
Nir Kalron was once an Israeli commando, then private security consultant to African leaders, and a dealer of legal arms. Today he's working with African locals to hunt ivory poachers via satellite.
Ten-year-old Lyle Pemble loves roller coasters so he asked his dad to build one in the backyard. It took six weeks to complete the project.
It's a single sheet of paper, with the original version of the lyrics to Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run." A businessman paid almost $200,000 for the manuscript, now on display at Duke.
Steve Inskeep talks to retired Gen. Carter Ham about U.S. assistance to Nigeria to help locate and rescue kidnapped schoolgirls. Ham was the commander of the U.S. African Command from 2011 to 2013.
With immigration overhaul a non-starter in Congress, advocates of change have been urging the Obama administration to make some changes on its own.
There's an assumption that women are more prone than men to collaborate. But as the number of women in Congress has increased, so has the partisanship and gridlock. Does a woman's touch actually help?
The White House and members of Congress agree that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone logs, disclosed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has to end.
Renee Montagne talks to Graeme Wood about his recent visit to the Central African Republic. He's a contributing editor at "The New Republic." He traveled to Africa with support from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for the Prevention of Genocide.