Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced the abrupt resignation of his city's police commissioner Richard Ross Tuesday amid reports of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination within the department.
A former pathologist at an Arkansas veterans hospital was charged with three counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients whose records he allegedly falsified to conceal his misdiagnoses.
Sleater-Kinney's longtime drummer is leaving the band — but not before they release one last album together. It marks the end of an era for the indie rock power trio. For more than 20 years, drummer Janet
Two former Major League Baseball stars, pitcher Octavio Dotel and infielder Luis Castillo, have been implicated in a massive drug trafficking bust in the Dominican Republic. The country's attorney general,
Some counties in states that have legalized hemp, but not marijuana, are having to stop prosecuting low-level crimes because labs to test the difference between the substances are hard to come by. When
An important rebel city falls in Syria as the government's relentless attack on the last rebel province turns one of the last corner's in the civil war. After months of airstrikes and a high civilian toll,
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has a plan to save the U.S. economy — a Universal Basic Income, which he says will take the country by storm. Andrew Yang is the Democratic presidential candidate
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo takes his case against Iran to the United Nations Security Council, addressing a special meeting on threats in the Middle East. Since pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal,
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Adam Segal, at the Council on Foreign Relations, about Facebook and Twitter shutting down hundreds of fake accounts run by the Chinese government. We have heard a lot
Italy's premier announced his resignation and blamed his far-right coalition partner for undermining the government. Italy's prime minister Giuseppe Conte resigned today. That followed a scathing rebuke
Following a mysterious explosion at a Russian missile testing site last week, several radiation monitors maintained by an international organization have gone offline. An update now on a story from Russia,
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has announced that his resignation amid political chaos and jockeying for power within his own coalition. In a scathing speech to the Senate, Conte railed against his right-wing
The U.S. used to send a lot of its plastic waste to China to get recycled. But last year, China put the kibosh on imports of the world's waste. The policy, called National Sword, freaked out people in
A young woman from El Salvador who was convicted of aggravated homicide after she lost her pregnancy has been acquitted in a retrial. El Salvador has one of the strictest abortion laws in the world — not
Work at the site of France's damaged Notre Dame Cathedral resumed on Monday, after a three-week pause over concerns about lead that spewed from the fire in April. As the blaze ripped through the 850-year-old
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is now the tenth Democrat to qualify for next month's Democratic primary debate. Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, who later became