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Why Destroying Syria’s Weapons May Be Tough, Despite Yesterday’s Deadline

Why Destroying Syria’s Weapons May Be Tough, Despite Yesterday’s DeadlineThe process of cataloging and destroying Syria's chemical weapons stockpile took another stride Sunday, as the country met a deadline for submitting a formal declaration of its chemical arsenal.

Groups Linked To Kochs Agree To Pay $1 Million Fine

Groups Linked To Kochs Agree To Pay $1 Million FineTwo secretive Arizona-based groups with links to the Koch brothers have agreed to pay $1 million in fines and admitted to making millions of unlawful intermediary contributions during the 2012 California campaign season.

As Smoke Blankets Sydney, Australians Brace For Worse Days

As Smoke Blankets Sydney, Australians Brace For Worse DaysWildfires are burning to the north, south and west of Sydney, Australia, and smoke "has been rolling in for days," correspondent Stuart Cohen said Tuesday on Morning Edition.

JPMorgan Strikes Tentative $13B Mortgages Settlement

JPMorgan Strikes Tentative $13B Mortgages SettlementIn what would be the largest such settlement in U.S. history, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has reportedly reached a $13 billion tentative deal with the Justice Department to settle civil charges related to wrongdoing during the housing crisis.

Saudis Reject Security Council Seat, Citing ‘Double Standards’

Saudis Reject Security Council Seat, Citing ‘Double Standards’Saudi Arabia says it will turn down a two-year seat on the United Nation's Security Council in protest over "double standards" in resolving international conflicts.

MIT Scientists Develop New Breed Of Self-Assembling Robots

MIT Scientists Develop New Breed Of Self-Assembling RobotsThey're called M-Blocks and the tiny, cubicle robots that can spin, flip and jump their way into new configurations are the brainchild of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

U.S. Opposes Tech Firms’ Plea To Release Surveillance Requests

U.S. Opposes Tech Firms’ Plea To Release Surveillance RequestsThe United States filed a court brief opposing the release of details concerning the surveillance requests they hand big tech companies in the U.S.

166,000 Jobs Added In September, Survey Says

166,000 Jobs Added In September, Survey SaysPrivate employers added 166,000 jobs to their payrolls in September, a modest gain after slightly less growth the month before, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.

High-Level Meeting Set Between Kerry, Iranian Counterpart

High-Level Meeting Set Between Kerry, Iranian CounterpartSecretary of State John Kerry plans to meet his Iranian counterpart this week for the highest-level face-to-face between Washington and Tehran in six years.

Church Must Find Balance, Pope Says, Or Fall Like Cards

Church Must Find Balance, Pope Says, Or Fall Like CardsPope Francis, in a wide-ranging interview with 16 Jesuit publications, says "the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards" if it continues to focus on narrow issues such as abortion, gay marriage and contraception.