Two men are charged in Kansas and six others in Iowa with conspiring to steal patented seeds from some of the nation's leading seed developers.
Robert Levinson vanished in Iran in 2007. His family hasn't received proof of life in more than two years.
The inspectors' final report confirms some earlier allegations, citing "clear and convincing evidence" that the weapons were used against civilians in Ghouta, near Damascus. Other cases were less clear.
A painstaking analysis of 14 James Bond novels by some British doctors reveals that the international spy consumed six or more drinks a day, on average. He also went on benders that would have made his driving stunts downright suicidal.
The two-year deal passed despite opposition from Republicans who are part of the Tea Party faction. It was announced earlier this week, after being pounded out by Rep. Paul Ryan R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Groups such as Americans for Prosperity were hoping to rouse opposition to a budget package that raises short-term spending. House Speaker John Boehner says such groups have lost their credibility.
The House speaker lashed out at conservative advocacy groups over their opposition to the budget agreement reached by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray. His reaction comes not a moment too soon, as far as the speaker's allies are concerned.
Aviation Week says the classified surveillance drone, which is meant to replace the Cold War-era SR-71 Blackbird, has begun test flights at Area 51.
Jang Song Thaek, who had been a key figure in helping his nephew consolidate power after his father's death, was executed after being found guilty of treason.
It turns out that the bacteria that are responsible meningitis B have a sugar coating that makes them look a lot like human cells. That similarity makes development of a vaccine against the germs especially tricky.
This past year was a big one in books, and the On Point staff was lucky enough to read a good number of the year’s literary offerings. Beyond the daily hustle and bustle of our program, here’s a list of On Point’s favorite books of 2013.
With all the talk about gender stereotyped and sexualized toys, Melissa Atkins Wardy offers some timely shopping advice for parents looking for a healthy holiday season.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Minnesota’s fifth district, was the first Muslim-American elected to the U.S. Congress. He told us about his decision to use Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an during his swearing-in ceremony in 2007.
We love a guy like Nelson Mandela because however clever, possibly even ruthless he may have been as political tactician, he seemed, at least by the time he had matured, much, much better at living those precepts than most of us.
Gary Gensler, outgoing chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has been called the “best” chairman of the Federal financial regulation institution. But you could also add another title to his many accolades: highly-skilled ballroom dancer.
Listener Scott Jennings shared some of his son’s great photos from a recent trip to Kiev, Ukraine, where public protests have dominated the streets of the Eastern European capital city.
Alisa Ruban, International Secretary for the Democratic Alliance, a main opposition party in Ukraine, tells us that protests in the Eastern European country are continuing, and their main goal now is for President Victor Yanokovich to resign.
Freelance reporter Eric Lyman tells us that Pope Francis’ latest statement is drawing attention from many quarters of the international media — ourselves included — for its unique take on larger economic issues.
On our Monday, Dec. 2 program, author and journalist David Laskin discussed how he traced the three branches of his mother’s family for his book The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century. Laskin’s family of Russian-Jewish immigrants includes Zionist pioneers, Maidenform Bra Company founder Ida Rosenthal and seventeen victims of the Holocaust. Here, Laskin describes how all of us can launch our own family search.
Our pre-Thanksgiving hour on the different ways diverse American cultures find their way to the collective holiday table included more than a few delicious recipes. Our three guests offer their ideas for your own uniquely modern American feast.