Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter at WGBH, Boston Public Radio, tells the story of how Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, may have gained financially from the American auto bailout he has long opposed.
For the past four years, Rodney Brooks has been working on a new robot, named Baxter, that could revolutionize manufacturing in the United States. This week his Boston start-up company, Rethink Robotics, unveiled the robot.
The Takeaway's Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich discusses the fight for control of the Senate and the key races to watch in the November election.
According to a report released earlier this year, Latino and Arab communities who live along the border between Canada and the United States are experiencing an increase in instances of racial profiling by border patrol and other federal agents. In response, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is suing the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for what it claims has been religious profiling and mistreatment of Muslims at the border.
Ron Christie, former special assistant to President George W. Bush, argues in a new book that President Obama and other black leaders have taken us a step backwards on race relations, with what he describes as "self-segregating" ideas.
Today we mark the 11th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th. Something you may remember, following the devastating events of that day, is the spirit of unity that we shared as a nation. In the months and years that followed, wars were waged in Afghanistan and Iraq. But eleven years on, public opinion about those wars has changed dramatically.
On Wednesday, scientists published the most comprehensive analysis of the human genome, and their findings offered a very different view of human DNA than was previously understood or even imagined. Dr. Bradley Bernstein, an Encode researcher and associate professor at Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute, believes the findings will result in a better understanding of diseases such as diabetes, and also lead to more effective treatments.
Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter, was widely expected to win the men’s 200 meter finals at the Paralympics, but he was beaten by another double amputee, Alan Oliveira. Did the rival sprinter's prosthetics offer him an unfair advantage?
Closing a controversial three-year investigation, Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that no one will be prosecuted for harsh interrogation techniques carried out by the CIA that resulted in the deaths of two prisoners.
After a tough struggle for the GOP with women voters over the past few weeks, following controversial comments from Republican Congressman Todd Akin, has Ann Romney emerged as a new national figure for women?
Shares of Samsung Electronics fell by almost 7.5 percent in trading in Asia today, investors no doubt responding to the decision against the electronics company by a federal jury in California. On Friday, the jury ordered that Samsung pay its rival Apple more than a billion dollars in damages for patent infringement.
Last year Brevik killed 77 people and wounded hundreds when he bombed buildings in Norway's capital Oslo and then fired on a summer youth camp on Utoya island. This morning, a court in Norway sentenced Anders Breivik to 21 years in prison.
The Libor scandal hasn't gone away — it's only getting bigger. New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman has subpoenaed several of the world's leading banks, including Barclays, for possible manipulation of interest rates. Connecticut's attorney general has also joined the investigation.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was a friend and ally to many in Washington. He died on Monday of complications following a long illness at the age of 57. His death, though not unexpected, is likely to cause concern because of the country's strategic importance.
The new civilian president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, has called on Egyptians to rally behind him after he removed one of the most powerful military men from the armed forces.
The Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs has faced intense scrutiny for its alleged involvement in the types of dodgy mortgage deals that led to the 2008 financial crisis. But after an extensive investigation, the Justice Department has announced that won't prosecute Goldman Sachs or its employees for alleged wrongdoing.
During the Vietnam War, the U.S. sprayed millions of gallons of the toxic defoliant known as Agent Orange over jungle areas to destroy enemy cover. Today, the U.S. has begun clean-up project in an effort to build ties between the countries.
Yesterday, New York's top banking regulator accused the British bank Standard Chartered of secretly helping the Iranian government to launder billions of dollars. Now other authorities investigating the bank are questioning just how expansive Standard Chartered's mistakes were.
Syria's Prime Minister, Riyadh Farid Hejab, has defected to Jordan, according to the Jordanian Government. But state-run media in Syria says he was "fired." Dale Gavlak is a reporter for our partner the BBC and joins us from the Jordanian capital Amman.
The Takeaway covers breaking news from Syria's capital, where a short time ago a large suicide blast reportedly killed Syria's Defense Minister and President Assad's brother-in-law. We will be bringing new guests in and updating the audio as we continue our live coverage through 10am EST.