Aug 28, 2014 — A former assistant to pop artist Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen property. James Meyer admitted he lacked permission to take or transport art from 2006 to 2011.
Aug 28, 2014 — A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.
Aug 28, 2014 — The Elwha River on Washington's Olympic Peninsula is flowing freely once again. Two dams blocked the river for more than 100 years. But thanks to the largest dam removal project in U.S. history, the lower dam is completely gone and the last 30 feet of the upper dam were blown up this week. Now, the river is returning to life.
Aug 28, 2014 — College football's top division has a new playoff system this season. We'll talk about how it works, and how the field of potential contenders looks.
Aug 28, 2014 — The past few days have seen the opening of a new front in the fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. It's reported that artillery, heavy armor units and infantry have crossed from Russia causing panic, retreat and desertion by Ukrainian soldiers.
Aug 28, 2014 — Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.
Aug 28, 2014 — David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the federal deficit: after so much talk about it, the subject seems to have faded from attention. Why? Is it fixed? The Congressional Budget Office released its 10-year projections on Wednesday.
Aug 28, 2014 — Arthur T. Demoulas has regained control of the company in a deal worth $1.5 billion. The move ends a battle between rival factions of the family that left store shelves bare and stakeholders angry.
Aug 28, 2014 — A federal appeals court in Oregon has ruled that FedEx Ground has misclassified more than 2,000 drivers in California as independent contractors. The ruling could open the door to back claims of hundreds of millions of dollars for unpaid wages and benefits.
Aug 28, 2014 — Steve Inskeep talks to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan about the prospects for an immigration bill. On Friday, Morning Edition will take to Ryan about his ideas for fighting poverty.