In response to China’s moves in the South China Sea, the U.S. has tightened security ties and boosted its military presence in the region. Now Vietnam can host regular visits by U.S. military units.
More than 40 people — most of them children — were injured from lightning strikes in two separate incidents in Europe on Saturday.
“[C]ancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus,” WHO says, after scientists called for the Games to be moved.
He’s a scientist. And an artist. His latest subject: the Zika virus.
The central issue: the Kurdish YPG militia, which the U.S. views as a key ally against the Islamic State in Syria, has been branded a terrorist organization by Turkey’s government.
The case focused on a plan known as Operation Condor. This marks the first time a court has ruled that it was a criminal conspiracy to track down and disappear political dissidents across borders.
He’s beginning to expand his political network by helping upstart progressive congressional candidates and state legislators, lending his fundraising prowess and national fame to boost their bids.
NPR’s Scott Simon talks with writer Russell Banks about his new book, “Voyager.” It’s a collection of travel writing that also reads like a memoir.
NPR’s Scott Simon talks with NPR’s Tom Goldman about the NBA Finals, the fallout at Baylor University after a report on sexual assault, and the looming shadow of Zika over the summer Olympics in Rio.
After weeks of intense dispute, Verizon and its unions have reached an “agreement in principle.” Labor Secretary Thomas Perez mediated the talks, and expects the 40,000 workers to be back next week.
President Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city since American warplanes bombed it in WWII. The president did not apologize, but some Japanese still found solace in his remarks.
Across the country, public universities are struggling with abysmal graduation rates. Here’s one campus — San Jose State University — that’s trying to do something about it.
As the story went at the time, 38 people witnessed the attack on Kitty Genovese 50 years ago, and did nothing. But that story is wrong, as James Soloman and William Genovese explore in their new film.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Even though it remains the most famous auto race in the world, it’s sold out this year for the first time in decades.
NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Libertarian journalist and editor-in-chief of Reason.com, Nick Gillespie, about the possibility of a third party candidate.