Repeated airstrikes on the self-described Islamic State are "the beginning of our retaliation" for the extremist group's brutal killing of a captured pilot, Jordan's foreign minister says.
After three years of work at a now closed Florida reform school, researchers have found new evidence of violent abuse and unreported deaths.(Stations note: Some listeners may find the information in this segment difficult to hear).
More than 100 detainees remain locked up at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama wants Guantanamo closed, but no solution is yet in sight to close it.
The energy sector has started laying off workers as sharply falling oil prices have slowed drilling activity. Analysts will be sifting through the government's monthly employment report, which will be released Friday morning, to see what affect that's having on U.S. job creation overall.
French President Francois Hollande and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel travel to Moscow on Friday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the crisis in Ukraine.
The renewed crisis in Ukraine has further strained relations between the U.S. and Russia, just as Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
In this week's StoryCorps, we hear from a man who was badly injured in a car accident. He can't walk or talk and communicates through a computerized voice. He thanks his mother for taking care of him.
For legal marijuana businesses, getting a bank account can be a challenge. Many banks are unwilling to do business with them. How do banks decide which marijuana businesses are worth the risk?
If you know science fiction filmmaking, you know the name Wachowski. Siblings Larry and Lana Wachowski have been working in that field since The Matrix in 1999.
On Monday, Alabama is set to join more than three dozen states with gay marriage. But the state's chief justice tells probate judges they're not bound to follow a federal court's order.
For decades the brand was best known as a convenience store for techies. Now it's trying to salvage some of its stores by partnering with Sprint, one of its biggest creditors.
Ethnic and political tensions are growing in Sweden, a country traditionally known for its openness and tolerance. In some cases, the victims of discrimination are also perpetrators.
The WHO's inability to quickly contain the outbreak is highlighting flaws in the agency's structure, and critics say pushing through real change will be incredibly difficult.
Geoff Brumfiel, the physics guy on our science desk, helps us land on the right answer.
Actress Diane Guerrero now stars on shows Jane the Virgin and Orange is the New Black. But when she was a teenager, her parents were deported. She tells Michel Martin how it shaped her life.
Thousands of Garifuna people — Hondurans of African descent — live in New York City. A doctor there is reaching out to Garifuna faith healers to test and treat members of that community who have HIV.
Lulu takes a trip to Florida to visit a retirement community built for a specific category of people. She also talks with writer Simon Rich about a category that brings joy to the lonely.
Alix has the story of Paige Abendroth. For many years, she switched between two of the most powerful categories assigned at birth: boy and girl. Paige talks about her journey, and where she is now.