The Houston Grand Prix was the scene of a scary crash Sunday, as driver Dario Franchitti's race car went airborne into a catch fence on the last lap of the day's second race. Several spectators were also reportedly injured after debris flew into the stands.
The New York City Opera will close its doors this month after 70 years of production. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to composer Anthony Davis whose work X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X premiered at the opera almost 30 years ago.
Upheaval in countries like Egypt and Syria is often discussed in political terms, but how do artists see it? Guest host Celeste Headlee talks about arts and the Arab Spring with Egyptian-American poet Yahia Lababidi and Syrian-American doctor Dr. Zaher Sahloul.
Political unrest in Egypt might seem low on the list of concerns for the U.S. government. But one commentator says the situation there needs to be dealt with swiftly. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Shadi Hamid, of the Brookings Doha Center, about the risks of forgetting Egypt.
Polls show most Americans oppose the federal government shutdown, but there's no sign that the stalemate will end. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses why minority rule may be winning in U.S. politics with public policy professor Jerry Mayer of George Mason University, and journalist Callie Crossley of public radio station WGBH in Boston.
For more than half a century, Americans have used "the boondocks" or "the boonies" to refer to a place in the middle of nowhere. But few people know that the phrase is a relic of American military occupation in the Philippines that was brought into the mainstream by a fatal training accident.
The longtime spiritual leader of Sephardic Jews also was a founder of Shas, the ultra-Orthodox political party that has played crucial roles in governing coalitions.
The purchase of 31 next-generation A350s marks the first time the Japanese carrier has opted to buy from the European aircraft-maker.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 goes to three scientists for discovering how cells secrete hormones and neurotransmitters. The research provided sweeping insights into how the brain transmits signals, the immune system attacks pathogens and insulin gets into the bloodstream.
Hundreds of thousands of civilian employees with the Defense Department go back to work Monday, but many government operations remain suspended.
Speaker Boehner insists there aren't enough House votes to pass a spending bill that has no strings attached... A GOP congressman likened the Republican situation to how the Confederate Army stumbled into the Battle of Gettysburg... Which Boehner will we see this week?
Al-Qaida operative Abu Anas al-Libi reportedly was snatched from a street in Libya, while a U.S. Navy SEAL team in Somalia met stiff resistance; it's not yet clear whether their target — a top al-Shabab leader — was killed.
The trio was celebrated by the Nobel committee for unlocking a key mystery of cell function. The researchers "have revealed the exquisitely precise control system for the transport and delivery of cellular cargo," the committee says.
Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine. The Nobel committee cited "their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells.
The majority of the nation's pears grow in the Pacific Northwest, and this year's harvest is predicted to be one of the largest in history. But farmers are facing a shortfall that's been plaguing many agricultural industries: not enough workers to pick the fruit.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the United States and Russia are "very pleased" with the progress made so far in destroying Syria's chemical weapons stocks.
Millions of U.S. factory jobs have been lost in the past decade. Now, in North Carolina, high school students are being encouraged to think about taking manufacturing jobs. But this isn't the furniture-making or textile labor of generations past — it's a new kind of highly technical work in aviation.
The docket this year has nothing quite as riveting as last year's same-sex marriage cases, or the challenge to President Obama's health care overhaul from the term before. But once again, the court is facing hot-button social issues and questions of presidential and congressional power.
Brothers Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru take an exhaustive look at how the NFL has dealt with allegations that playing football can lead to brain damage. They say the NFL has repeatedly avoided tying football to brain injury, even as it has given disability payments to former players with dementia-related conditions.
Anorexia and bulimia, eating disorders once thought to affect only girls and women, affect a growing number of boys and men. Boys as young as 9 and 10 are feeling the pressure to be ripped and muscular, psychologists say. But they can have a hard time finding a treatment program geared to males.