Also: Turkey sends troops into northern Syria; North Korea test fires a new ballistic missile; and deadly monsoons drench central India.
Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent embrace a glorious muddle of joy and grief in a song named for an annual Mardi Gras ritual. In the video, the duo and a masked wedding party join the procession.
In a face-off between voice entry and typing on a mobile device, voice recognition software performed significantly better. The results held true in both English and Mandarin Chinese.
A strong quake struck central Italy Wednesday morning. Renee Montagne talks to Emma Tucker, deputy editor of The Times of London, who's in the quake zone. She was vacationing at the time of the quake.
The earthquake struck overnight, devastating a number of picturesque small towns packed with vacationers. Survivors are being pulled from the rubble as a series of aftershocks shake the region.
Imbolo Mbue's debut novel is one of the best books to deal with the financial crisis of 2007-2008. It's the story of a Cameroonian immigrant couple and the rich, troubled Americans they work for.
A new study in the Journal of Hand Therapy finds that millennials constant texting, snapping, scrolling and gaming are causing the muscles in their hands to weaken — especially the guys.
Talking about sex is awkward, but it can be especially difficult for instructors of deaf students. They're trying to turn that cringe-worthy conversation into something more comfortable.
Russia's Olympic team was delayed leaving Brazil for hours because their giant Matryoshka doll was too giant. It had gotten stuck at the airport.
EDM stars The Chainsmokers own the No. 1 and No. 8 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 right now, thanks in large part to the women singing their songs.
Insurance assessors are on the ground in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, counting the material cost of the flooding. Renee Montagne talks to Mark Cockerham an assessor with State Farm.
In France, a number of mayors in beach towns have banned the body and head-covering bathing suit worn by Muslim women known as the burkini. Muslims call it Islamophobia.
The Clinton Foundation, a big organization that has led to big political headaches for Bill and Hillary Clinton, plans to spin off its international work if Hillary is elected president.
Donald Trump has been changing his tone toward African-Americans and Latinos in recent days. He's been speaking in mostly white communities, but on Wednesday he'll speak in mostly black Jackson, Miss.
Steve Inskeep talks with Viktoria Vibhakar, formerly of Save the Children Australia, about why she disclosed documents detailing alleged abuse toward refugee children on the island nation of Nauru.
An all-boys high school in the nation's capitol opened its doors for the first time Monday to much fanfare and some criticism. Critics such as the ACLU say that the school is discriminatory. Its champions, including Mayor Muriel Bowser, say it isn't so simple.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday morning. It set off tremors in Rome nearly 100 miles away. David Greene talks to Nicole Winfield, an AP correspondent in Rome.
The NBA has officially moved the 2017 NBA All-Star game to New Orleans because of the controversy surrounding North Carolina's transgender bathroom law. For historical reasons, the change is fitting.
A U.S. national security regulator has approved state-owned China National Chemical Corp's planned $43 billion takeover of Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the medical profession is plagued by sexual misconduct by doctors, who are often allowed to carry on practicing.