Some New York City first responders are now taking Mandarin classes as a way to better serve the country's largest Chinese immigrant community during emergencies.
Officials in Cadiz wanted to give Joaquin Garcia an award for service but no one could find him. According to reports, he'd largely stopped coming to work. He is contesting the $30,000 fine.
Fifty couples in Latvia got married at what's known as the Love Cup Festival. They were trying to set a Guinness World Record for most simultaneous weddings while floating in hot air balloons.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death has thrown the presidential campaign into turmoil. David Greene talks to NPR's Cokie Roberts and Amy Walter, national editor of the Cook Political Report.
David Greene talks to James Jeffrey, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, about the potential for a lasting ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebels. He also discusses the fight against ISIS.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the nation's highest court, was found dead over the weekend at a ranch in West Texas. He was 79 years old. In his 29 years on the court, Scalia achieved almost a cult following for his acerbic dissents, which in many ways shaped the ongoing legal debate over how courts should interpret the Constitution.
The TV mini-series "11.22.63" is based on a Stephen King novel in which a man goes back in time to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It premieres on Hulu on President's Day. Our critic tells us whether the time travel is worth the time.
The Supreme Court has been closely divided, 5-4, on major social issues for years. With Justice Scalia's death, the White House has a chance to shift the balance of power with a Democratic appointee.
Pope Francis didn't shy away from criticizing his Mexican hosts. He called on the church hierarchy and the country's politicians to work harder for the good of the many and not just the privileged.
Kendrick Lamar's album To Pimp A Butterfly is a favorite for Album of the Year. And his song "Alright," is favored to win Song of the Year. David Greene talks to Kendrick Lamar about his music.
Brazil is fanning out 200,000 troops to battle mosquitoes. This is part of the larger effort to combat the transmission of the Zika virus. Zika normally produces mild effects but in Brazil. it has been linked to brain abnormalities in infants, in particular — tiny heads.
Mary Louise Kelly talks to Brad Carson, who is with the Defense Department's Personnel and Readiness Program, about a new program that will pay for active-duty troops to freeze their eggs and sperm.
While the government in Turkey is under fire for not letting more Syrians in, many Turks take it upon themselves to bring aid to refugees. Turkish volunteers recently met a Syrian family stuck in Turkey after their sick child made it impossible to get on a boat to Europe.
Millions of people take proton pump inhibitors. But the drugs can increase the risk of infections, bone fractures and kidney problems. And trying to stop the drugs can make symptoms much worse.
Right now, men singing in high voices are really popular: think Usher, Adam Levine, Jason Derulo or The Weeknd, who is up for seven Grammys this year. NPR's Neda Ulaby tries to understand why.
Earlier research found that people in a messy work area were less likely to choose healthy snacks. Now a study hints that a cluttered kitchen might make those who feel out of control eat more sweets.
The president says he intends to fill Antonin Scalia's vacancy, but it's unlikely the Senate will make it easy. Cases on immigration, religious liberty and abortion access may hang in the balance.
It was a point of agreement between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at their last debate. It's also supported by some Republican contenders. But that doesn't mean it'll happen easily.
A plan has been announced for a cessation of fighting in Syria in one week's time. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Staffan de Mistura, the U.N. special envoy for Syria, about what the pause would mean.
A Swedish cop chose not to arrest a driver suspected of smuggling alcohol across the border. "It's Friday afternoon," he told his superiors "and we have not intended to work late."