NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Rick Wentzel, superintendent of the Livingston Parish School District in Baton Rouge, La., about how the flooding has affected back to school plans. Fifteen of the 46 schools in Wentzel's district were flooded, eight with extensive damage. He does not yet know when they will be opening.
Growing up, Jared Marcelle watched as older men catcalled women in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He thought it was normal, so as a teenager Marcelle and his friends became those guys. But now he's changed.
The New York skyline is undergoing big changes with more than a dozen super tall residential towers going up now. Many of the global ultra-rich who buy these apartments spend just a fraction of the year in them. Critics say they're paying a much lower tax rate than full-time New York residents. But defenders say these luxury buildings support a lot of good jobs and contribute to the local economy.
Years of drought have strained California's forests, killing millions of trees and fueling wildfires.
President Obama travels to flood ravaged Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday, just days after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paid a visit.
Syrian regime attacks like the one that wounded an Aleppo boy in images last week have been commonplace. But recently rebels are attacking civilians on the government side of town as well.
Thousands more emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state could be released just weeks before the November election.
The singer-songwriter began performing at age 14 in a band with her sisters and her father. Critic Ken Tucker says the songs on Loveless' latest solo album, Real, have a "tough edge."
Biographer Marc Fisher says Donald Trump has lived a "strikingly solitary life given how public he is." Fisher and his Washington Post colleague Michael Kranish are the authors of Trump Revealed.
The Fire Still (Side)Burns: Jackman recently took to social media to shave off the distinctive facial hair he sported for the role of Wolverine. Those mutton chops are not handling the breakup well.
The change in policy, following a high-profile sexual assault, was swiftly criticized by those who believe it focuses on the wrong issue.
Fulks continues to explore the subversive side of bluegrass and country on his latest album, Upland Stories. Hear him perform live in Lexington, Ky.
Microleo attenboroughi was a tiny, marsupial lion that lived some 18 million years ago. Paleontologists in Australia said they named it after the famed naturalist "for his dedication and enthusiasm."
Japan expects 7 million cases of dementia among its long-lived residents by 2025. It has started training pharmacists, bankers and postal workers in how to recognize the signs and be supportive.
Let a panel of 10 public-radio hosts recommend you some new music, including songs by Warpaint and Noname, plus a premiere from Tom Brosseau.
More than 4 million people visited Yellowstone National Park last year to see the park’s geysers and abundant wildlife.
Drug policy expert Carol Falkowski tells Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti that drug dealers are making the pills quickly and cheaply and selling them for as little as $10.
When companies know about problems, they're often reluctant to admit them publicly. But it's better when they do.
The National Parks Service has been making an effort to get more people, especially young people and minorities, to visit and to care about America’s parks.
Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros filed a lawsuit yesterday claiming that Roger Ailes and other executives punished her for complaining about sexual harassment.