US & World

How to watch the first US women's soccer games

Catch Team USA at a local viewing party or by live stream Wednesday at 3 p.m. as Olympic contests get underway in Rio ahead of Friday's opening ceremonies.

This Anaheim Olympian will school you in badminton

Howard Shu, the sole U.S. men's singles player in badminton, is hoping to make an impact in a sport that's largely dominated by Asian countries.

The Styled Side: designers go for the Olympic gold

Ralph Lauren is stepping up for Team USA, H&M will be backing Swedish competitors, Cuban athletes will be outfitted by Christian Louboutin and more.

NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton to step down

Bratton's decision appears to mark the end of a 45-year career in public service that spanned coasts and included a seven-year stint as L.A.'s police chief.

Apple ditches pistol emoji in favor of water gun

The pistol emoji will be replaced with a green water gun icon. Apple is also adding emojis of a pride flag, families with single parents, and women playing sports.

In women's water polo, Americans aim for a repeat

American women are expected to dominate team sports at the Olympics. That includes water polo, where the mostly Californian team will be defending a record of medaling since 2000, when the sport was first introduced.

The costs of the Pulse nightclub shooting

Researchers are taking a look at the economic costs of shooting in the Orlando nightclub. Meanwhile, those affected personally are fretting about their bills.

US Navy to honor gay rights icon Harvey Milk

Milk, a Navy vet, is the latest civil rights activist to have a vessel named for him.

John Hinckley, who tried to kill Reagan, wins his freedom

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.

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.

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."

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.