Williams became a household name in 1978 starring in the TV sitcom Mork & Mindy. He went on to appear in films such as Good Morning Vietnam and Good Will Hunting, a role which earned him an Oscar.
We've been asking poets to tell us about their summers by reading us poems. Jennifer Chang was once asked to submit a summertime poem to The New York Times, but it was rejected for being too dark.
A critique of America's immigration policy is that people ordered to immigration court often don't show up. Steve Inskeep went to an immigration court in Los Angeles to see if that narrative is true.
Three companies are working to develop a drug that can battle Ebola. The free market has not produced a solution — a situation the U.S. government has been trying to correct.
The White House believes a unified government could counter Sunni extremists of the Islamic State. But that has proven to be difficult, as Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki tries to cling to power.
For years, a local church held protests outside a club in central Ohio where the dancers worked. On Sunday, six dancers, dressed for work, showed up to demonstrate outside the church.
The 155-year-old eel died at home, in a well in the small fishing village where he'd been living since 1859.
David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
Transformers: Age of Extinction hauled in more than $300 million to become the country's all-time top-grossing film. A loyal and nostalgic fan base and action set in China help explain its popularity.
David Greene talks to University of Wisconsin bioethicist and former FDA official Alta Charo about ethical issues related to experimental treatments for the Ebola virus.
Charlotte prepares to receive several missionaries back from Liberia who were there helping Ebola patients. Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Megan Davies, the state epidemiologist of North Carolina
It has been called the lost luggage capital of the world. Bags and suitcases that can't be reunited with their owners end up in northern Alabama at the Unclaimed Baggage Center.
President Obama and his family are enjoying what the White House is describing as a working vacation on Martha's Vineyard as American airstrikes continue to hit selected Iraqi targets.
For the latest news out of Iraq, Steve Inskeep talks to Washington Post reporter Loveday Morris and Wladimir van Wilgenburg, a correspondent for the news website Al-Monitor.
Amazon is taking on another big media company, Disney. The action comes at a time when the retailer's contract dispute with the Hachette Book group is heating up.
Sea stars, commonly referred to as starfish, are experiencing a massive die off. Sea star wasting syndrome has wiped out millions of them along the West Coast — from Mexico to Canada.
Tudo is the latest album from Bebel Gilberto, who began singing at seven years old with her father bossa nova great Joao Gilberto. This latest CD is an artful contribution to Bebel Gilberto's career.
In the U.S., moviegoers spent more than $240 million to watch Age of Extinction, the series' 4th installment. In China, the movie did even better — becoming the biggest box office hit of all time.
Bankrupt Detroit is dealing with $90 million in delinquent water bills. And it's not just residents who aren't paying their water bills, even some businesses have missed payments.