Sapelo Island, off the coast of Georgia, has been home to generations of African-Americans since their ancestors were freed from slavery. Now, they might be losing their homes as growing property values send tax bills through the roof. Host Michel Martin speaks with Sapelo Island resident Cornelia Walker Bailey about the situation.
About 600 drivers had gone on a one-day work stoppage Tuesday, leaving about 30,000 students to find their own way to school.
The fire at a garment factory outside the capital Wednesday is the latest in a series of such disasters and comes just six months after the worst disaster in the garment industry's history.
The three scientists sharing the 2013 Nobel Prize for chemistry developed computerized tools for studying complex molecules, such as enzymes and the photosynthesis machinery. These techniques allow engineers to design drugs and new chemical reactions more quickly and cheaply.
Native American tribes are giving casinos a makeover, hoping added amenities like spas, golf courses and luxury hotels will attract visitors. Still, these ventures make 80 to 90 percent of their revenue from gambling, and experts say getting people on the gaming floor is key.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid, including jets, tanks and helicopters, could be cut off in response to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and a deadly crackdown on his supporters.
Also: Boehner says short-term shutdown deal would be 'unconditional surrender" and U.S. to cut some military aid to Egypt.
President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner trade barbs, while some federal employees considered "essential" are working without a paycheck.
President Obama is expected to name Janet Yellen to be the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve... Some Senate Democrats are warning they might have to go "nuclear" on the debt-ceiling... Piecemeal reopening of federal agencies would leave vast parts of the government closed.
Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel pioneered powerful technology that is now used to develop drugs and perform other vital tasks in the laboratory.
Scientists Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel have won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Wednesday cited the three researchers "for the development of the multiscale models for complex chemical systems."
Sisters Nagwa, Dina and May had always been close — until now. The political crisis in Egypt has ripped apart their relationships. One sister believes the Muslim Brotherhood is destroying the country; the other two are committed Islamists. It's a domestic tragedy that is playing out across Egypt.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is still in the lead in the race to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. But Tea Party favorite Steve Lonegan is mounting an unexpectedly strong challenge to the Democrat.
The treatment would allow doctors to replace the genetic glitches in one human egg with healthy DNA from a donor egg. Ethicists are concerned because any changes to eggs or sperm could be passed on for generations to come.
As part of a series of conversations exploring the concept of life after death, All Things Considered would like to hear from you. What do you believe happens when life ends?
William Rhinaman is accused of tampering with evidence. A grand jury has been trying to determine if adults covered up the rape to protect the football team in the Ohio River town where the high school football program and coach are legend.
Authorities detained about 200 protesters, including members of Congress, at a demonstration on the National Mall on Tuesday. Rally organizers demanded that lawmakers make immigration reform a top priority amid the ongoing government shutdown.
Yellen currently serves as the Federal Reserve's vice chairwoman. If confirmed she will take over for Ben Bernanke, with whom she has worked hand-in-glove with over the past few years.
Explorers Eddy Cartaya and Brent McGregor have used ropes, ice screws, wet suits, and flashlights to map out more than a mile of passages underneath a glacier on Oregon's Mount Hood, in what are thought to be America's largest known glacier caves outside Alaska.
President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner in the morning but there was no breakthrough. Both later held news conferences to reiterate their positions.