Jul 25, 2014 — In the wake of Arizona's botched execution, Steve Inskeep talks with Amherst professor Austin Sarat, author of the recent book Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty.
Jul 25, 2014 — Authorities want to cut down on cigarette butts in the sand, so they're moving to ban smoking on all 362 miles of the state's Pacific Coast. Repeat offenders could face a $110 fine.
Jul 25, 2014 — One of the most conservative members of Congress faces a tough challenge in Tennessee's Republican primary Aug. 7. U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is defending his seat against state Sen. Jim Tracy, who is making the most of the incumbent's personal scandals.
Jul 25, 2014 — The annual pop culture convention underway in San Diego is not just for comic books — it brings the biggest stars from film, television and books together with their fans to talk about upcoming, and vintage, work.
Jul 25, 2014 — Renee Montagne talks with former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell for an update on the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April by the extremist group Boko Haram.
Jul 25, 2014 — International observers and air-crash experts visited previously unexamined pieces of the Malaysia Airlines wreckage Thursday and made some disturbing discoveries, including unrecovered human remains and what may be shrapnel holes in the plane's fuselage.
Jul 25, 2014 — The holy month of Ramadan comes to an end early next week with a celebratory feast, and Secretary of State John Kerry is hoping for a holiday cease-fire in Gaza. He proposed a seven-day truce.
Jul 25, 2014 — Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have today's last word in business.
Jul 25, 2014 — For the first time in years, all of the major U.S. airlines are doing well. American Airlines Group said its second-quarter profits were the highest in the company's history. American only recently exited bankruptcy protection, so the results represent an impressive turnaround.
Jul 25, 2014 — Renee Montagne has this morning's business news.