In Casey County, Kentucky, neither same-sex nor opposite sex couples are getting marriage licenses. The clerk there says his religious beliefs prevent him from issuing licenses to same-sex couples, but he doesn't want to discriminate. So he's calling for clerks to be removed from the process entirely.
A 19th Century sunshine measuring device is still hard at work on a hill in Milton, Massachusetts, recording the amount of the sun's rays reaching the Earth each day. Taken together, each day's logs form the longest still-running weather data in North America.
The saola, nicknamed the Asian unicorn, has been known to Western science for only about 20 years. Its habits and way of life are still mysteries. But one thing about it is clear: It’s living on the verge of extinction.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has nominated the first woman to be one of nine supreme court justices in the country. There has already been opposition to the announcement. But, the Afghan president appears determined to more women in government positions.
Handguns and assault rifles are completely banned in Britain, and a very small percentage of the country's police officers even carry guns, something that has led to a lower number of fatal police shootings.
Scientists thought they knew how the human body worked. They thought they knew how the immune system worked. They were wrong. A recent discovery found a previously unknown path for the immune system into the brain.
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa may be best known in the US as a self-described socialist. But he's also a conservative Catholic. On the eve of the first papal visit since the 1980s, women in Ecuador say they're losing hard-won rights under Correa's administration.
A plane powered only by 17,000 solar panels completed a five-day flight from Japan to Hawaii early this morning. Will it inspire a fleet of solar-powered planes? Not right away, but one airline is moving into biofuels.
Each year, the people of Feltwell in England celebrate the Fourth of July. The celebrations are put on by the US Air Force base that's there. This year, however, the celebrations have been cancelled due to "threat assessments."
One week, one theme: A gay men's chorus tried to join a Pride march in Istanbul. Halal BBQ explodes in Houston. Heavy-metal teen sisters move Metallica northward from Monterrey. These stories from PRI's The World show a world on the move.
Early ratings show more than 20 million Americans watched the United States win the World Cup. If those numbers hold, that means America's TV audience for Sunday night's match was the nation's ever for soccer, men's or women's. The data give more ammunition to people who think FIFA should focus on the sport's female future.
Researchers in Australia have published a study showing that bearded dragons can change sex. It's the first time a sex reversal has been demonstrated in the wild through a reptile. And the reason for the the changing sex: warming temperatures.