NBC News has fired its biggest star today over an allegation of sexual harassment in the workplace. Matt Lauer had been with the "Today" show for more than 20 years. In a statement, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said that while there was only one complaint, the network had reason to believe the behavior was not an isolated incident.
President Trump retweeted inflammatory and unverified anti-Muslim videos from a far-right party in Britain. The action prompted outrage and while Trump's Twitter feed often creates controversy, it doesn't always result in consequential actions.
President Trump, who visited Missouri on Wednesday, has said if the state's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill doesn't support his tax plan, she should be voted out of office. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sen. McCaskill about the proposed Republican tax plans and how she would like to work on a bipartisan bill.
Representative John Conyers, D-Mich., has represented the people of his Detroit district for more than five decades. Now, allegations of sexual harassment against the venerable lawmaker are challenging even his most ardent supporters.
A man convicted of war crimes in the Balkans has committed suicide in the courtroom. Upon hearing that his conviction was upheld at the Hague, Slobodan Praljak said that he rejected the verdict, then drank a small container of what he said was poison.
On Tuesday, North Korea launched what the Pentagon says is the country's third ICBM test of the year. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Suzanne DiMaggio of New America and Joel S. Wit from the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University about diplomatic engagement with North Korea.
Two Air Force generals — one the current U.S. Strategic Forces commander, the other his predecessor — declared publicly this month that they would defy a presidential nuclear launch order if they found it violated the Law of War. So what are the Law of War's constraints are on a nuclear strike and could it be a plausible check on President Trump's unilateral power to launch a nuclear strike?
In politics it's usually conservatives who attack liberals for being soft on crime. Those roles seemed at least partially reversed today at the Supreme Court, where justices heard an important case examining whether police need a search warrant to get cell phone site location information from wireless carriers.
Minnesota Public Radio has ended its business relationships with host Garrison Keillor following alleged inappropriate behavior. A well-known voice in public media, Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac" and "The Best of A Prairie Home Companion" will no longer be broadcast.
A sanctions-evasion trial in New York that has proven a major irritant in U.S.-Turkish relations just got more interesting. One of the accused Reza Zarrab, a Turkish-Iranian gold trader, has agreed to cooperate with U.S. prosecutors, raising the possibility that he might reveal connections in the scheme that could extend to the highest reaches of the Turkish government.