The International Sailing Federation says the move is prompted by concerns over athletes’ health and safety, after reports of raw sewage and trash in the water around Rio.
After the large piece of debris was discovered on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean this week, Malaysia Airlines said it “is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777.”
Germany has struggled with a record number of refugees, prompting calls for increased deportations. But German businesses see an opportunity in these newcomers to ease a shortage of skilled workers.
My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow superPAC backed Hank the Cat in the 2012 Virginia Senate election. Xavier also cared about naps, treats, and prison reform.
A 2001 agreement between Cincinnati police, the police union and community groups is credited with keeping protests peaceful there after the killing of an unarmed black motorist by a police officer.
The dispute follows Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The 1.6 billion euro helicopter carriers are sitting in French dockyards.
White farmers were driven out of Zimbabwe 15 years ago. Now the government says some white farmers could get their land back. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Zimbabwean journalist Peta Thornycroft.
Hillary Clinton released her medical report, her tax returns, and a cache of unseen emails on Friday. NPR’s Scott Simon talks politics with senior editor Ron Elving.
Visitors at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park can hear newly-restored Edison talking dolls. They are the stuff of nightmares. This story originally aired May 5 on All Things Considered.
Secretary of State John Kerry visits Egypt on Sunday as the two countries intensify ties, despite the concerns of human rights advocates.
The Israeli prime minister says he’s shocked and outraged at the attack. An analyst says public concern could make this a defining moment for Israelis.
Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.
One of the dangers was that parachutes or people could collide. The previous skydiving record was set by 138 people in 2012.
Hercules and Leo were used for researched at Stony Brook University will be retired. They were at the center of a court case that tested whether chimps had the same legal “personhood” as humans.
The Canadian entered the WWF as a villain and fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania event. The career gave the often-bekilted grappler many chances to show off his bagpipe skills.