The racing world is still in shock after NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a 20-year-old driver during a dirt track race over the weekend. David Greene talks to Nate Ryan, a reporter with "USA Today," about some of the aspects of motor racing culture that led to the accident.
Award-winning actress Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89. She was Humphrey Bogart's partner on and off the screen. She was nominated for an Academy Award, won two Tony Awards and received an honorary Oscar in 2009.
Tensions remain high in a suburb of St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. The shooting of Michael Brown has again sparked a national outrage over the treatment of black males by police. Civil Rights activists and religious leaders are calling for calm and a swift investigation that includes the identification of the police officer who shot Brown.
Business is booming in North Dakota's Bakken Shale oilfields. More than half of that oil leaves by train or truck, but companies are working on pipelines. And one proposed pipeline would cut across the state of Iowa.
A trio of baby pandas, born in late July, have survived their first two weeks. They're in good health, despite their mother's bout with exhaustion, leaving them in the care of human handlers in those critical first days.
As part of our youth unemployment series, Rory O'Sullivan, deputy director of Young Invincibles, talks to David Greene about career prospects for people graduating from high school.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. A California court confirmed Shelly Sterling's authority to sell the team for a record $2 billion.
When a woman at work experiences breast cancer, does that make her colleagues more likely to get mammograms and be proactive about their own health?
Germany has lowered its retirement age to 63. The move fulfills a government promise, but critics say it makes no sense in a country facing an aging population and a shortage of trained workers.
Voters in Alaska will decide next week whether to repeal a major oil industry tax cut. With no sales or income tax, the state gets nearly all its revenue from taxing oil production.
Russian trucks are carrying aid for those caught in a battle between Ukraine's army and pro-Russia separatists. Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Birnbaum, Moscow bureau chief for The Washington Post.
Militants from the extremist group known as the Islamic State have trapped thousands of Yazidis on Iraq's Mt. Sinjar. Telegraph reporter Jonathan Krohn tells David Greene about their plight.
Several new smartphone apps offer quick ways for college students facing dangerous or uncomfortable situations to reach out to friends, connect with resources on campus or call the police.
After going to a bar, the man got into an argument, threw a mug of beer against a wall, nearly hit someone and was arrested. He was still dressed in his white tuxedo as police led him off to jail.
Joanna Scarpitti loved that movie so much that she made her daughter promise that when she died that a famous line would be used in her obituary. Scarpitti's obit began: "Ding dong the witch is dead."
Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Levy about his story in Wired magazine on the new app created by a team of people that includes the developers of Siri and IBM's Watson.
Robin Williams was found dead at his home in California on Monday. The cause of death is believed to be suicide, according to a statement by the Marin County Sheriff's Office.
As California and part of the West move further into a record-setting drought, many are taking a new look at how water gets used. Alfalfa grown with Colorado River water is a case study of how and why water gets used as it does.
The craft beer market isn't so local anymore. Several of the most successful craft beermakers — all based in the West — are expanding to the East, setting up operations in North Carolina. Producing in the East means brewers must tinker with the local water, so that the beer's taste remains the same as it does back home.
Alexis Powers, who lives in Atlanta, recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in anthropology. Her best bet in making money right now: teaching swim lessons.