After the famous toucan received a prosthetic replacement, it's story has helped spark a national movement against harming animals in Costa Rica, where a new anti-abuse bill is also gaining traction.
Funerals are being held today for some of the more than 260 killed in the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that shook central Italy reducing many villages to rubble. Relief efforts are underway.
London is hiring a "Night Czar" to bring back its nightlife after a string of music venues closed in the last few years.
The maternal mortality rate in Texas doubled from 2010 to 2014. Dr. Lisa Hollier of Texas' Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force tells NPR's Scott Simon it's a complex problem.
The Olympics are over, but that doesn't mean we're out of sports to talk about. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com tells NPR's Scott Simon about what to look forward to next.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Dr. Jessica Ware about dragonflies in this next installment of the summer series "What's Bugging You?"
The Obama administration has kept its distance from the crisis in Syria. Journalist Thanassis Cambanis tells NPR's Scott Simon that it would be in our own interests to escalate military involvement.
NPR's Scott Simon remembers the late Daniel Schorr on the 100th anniversary of the newsman's birth.
France, Bulgaria, Belgium and the Netherlands all have different kinds of bans on wearing burqas in public. NPR's Scott Simon talks to German journalist Janek Schmidt about the proposal.
The movie Southside with You is opening in theaters. The film follows Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, and shows something we don't get too see too often in film: black romance.