US & World

A Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings before the start of the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

David J. Phillip/AP

International Olympic Committee decides not to ban Russian team


Instead, the IOC has called on sports federations to carry out assessments on individual athletes to determine whether they can compete.

Carolyn Swords (left) and Tina Charles (right) of the New York Liberty look on before the game against the Indiana Fever on Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Charles says she turned her warmup shirt inside out in support of recent shooting victims.

WNBA rescinds fines against players wearing shirts supporting shooting victims

"While we expect players to comply with league rules and uniform guidelines, we also understand their desire to use their platform to address important societal issues."

A woman cries at a make shift memorial site on Saturday near the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead the day in Munich, Germany.

Munich Police: Suspect was a high school student fixated on shooting rampages

The suspect in the attack on a Munich shopping mall is an 18-year-old German-Iranian high school student who lived in Munich and had a history of depression.

Live updates on the Munich shooting from the BBC

Several people are reported killed after shooting erupted at a shopping mall in Munich, Germany. The BBC has live updates. You can hear continuing coverage on NPR.

The loudest voice in the room, silenced: What Roger Ailes’ departure means for the future of Fox News

After complaints of sexual harassment from top talent like Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly, is out as head of Fox News.

NBA takes a stand on LGBT discrimination

The National Basketball Association announced yesterday that it will be pulling next February’s All-Star Game from North Carolina.

French prosecutor says attacker in Nice had accomplices and planned for months

France's anti-terror prosecutor said that more than 400 people across multiple agencies have been working on the probe. Authorities have taken five possible accomplices into custody.

With 18 days to go, is Rio ready for the 2016 Olympics?

Find out from Jefferson Puff, correspondent in Brazil for the BBC.

Baton Rouge community leader: 'Nobody wants to see death'

The fatal shooting of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge comes nearly two weeks after the shooting of Alton Sterling. How is the city coping?

Turkey says 6,000 people have been detained after failed coup

Turkey's justice minister also called on the U.S. to stop protecting a Pennsylvania cleric who has been accused of orchestrating the coup.

LA reacts to attempted coup in Turkey

Mehmet Berker, the son of a Turkish immigrant, worries that the coup could help the president amass more power and erode traditional democratic institutions.

Congress releases '28 Pages' regarding Saudi links to 9/11 hijackers

The 2002 classified report was a source of speculation for years. It points to possible contact between Saudi officials and the Sept. 11 hijackers but draws no conclusions.

World leaders voice support for Turkey, condemn coup

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States would entertain an extradition request for exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey's president blames for a failed coup.

Latest on Nice, France: ISIS says one of its 'soldiers' carried out attack

It's a claim we need to take with caution, because French authorities have not yet found any links between the suspect and any militant organizations. They've taken five people into custody.

France attack: SoCal UC Berkeley student still missing

UC Berkeley student Nicolas Leslie, 20, is known to have been at the Bastille Day celebration and is still unaccounted for. Leslie is from Southern California.

How to check travel advisories for your vacation destination

Many people have summer vacations planned in Europe. We check into travel advisories and ask about what you can do if you want to cancel or postpone your trip.