Scientists Report Mountain Lion Baby Boom In California

Biologists have reported a baby boom of cougar kittens in the Santa Monica Mountains, west of Los Angeles. They say 13 baby mountain lions were born this summer — a record since the count began.

Abraham Accords Fall Short Of Becoming ‘The Deal Of The Century’

The White House describes the deals being signed by two Gulf Arab states with Israel as a sign of a changing Middle East. But they're not of "the deal of the century" the U.S. was orignally seeking.

West Coast Fires: Climate, Forest Management, Lax Rules, Plenty Of Blame To Go Around

The alarming wildfires on the West Coast are again putting the spotlight on climate change. But it's not the only reason why we're seeing so much destruction and lives lost.

Louisville Agrees To $12 Million Settlement With Breonna Taylor’s Family

Officials also announced a series of police reforms to be adopted by Louisville Metro Police Department. Taylor was killed by police in March.

American Incomes Were Rising, Until The Pandemic Hit

Median household income jumped to $68,700 in 2019, the highest since record-keeping began in 1967. Many of those gains have likely been erased this year, as the pandemic left tens of millions jobless.

Israel, Bahrain And UAE Sign Deals Formalizing Ties At White House

The agreements bring "a pivot in history," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before a signing ceremony at the White House.

Netflix CEO Embraces ‘No Rules,’ But Work Is Anything But Chill

In his new book No Rules Rules, Reed Hastings argues that in order for a creative workplace to succeed, it needs as few policies and rules as possible. Others say the culture is demoralizing.

The Volatile Mix Of A South Korean Church, Politics And The Coronavirus

A clash over disease control between the government and a church is the latest flashpoint in a wider conflict between a right-wing coalition and President Moon Jae-in's liberal administration.

S.D.’s Attorney General Fatally Strikes Man With Car, Says He Thought He Hit A Deer

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed a 55-year-old man on a rural stretch of road Saturday night. State authorities are investigating.

Collect Data, Influence Votes: ‘If Then’ Traces The Genesis Of Data-Driven Politics

In If Then, historian Jill Lepore tells the story of Simulmatics. Founded in 1959, the company's "people machine" used a computer program to predict the impact of various political messages.

COVID-19 Vaccine Becomes Heated Issue In Pivotal North Carolina Senate Race

Cal Cunningham says he usually has confidence in the FDA's approval process but is hesitant amid "extraordinary corruption in Washington," leading Republicans to characterize him as an "anti-vaxxer."

A Widow Discovers That Her Marriage Wasn’t ‘Monogamy’

As the central character struggles with grief and shock at her late husband's infidelity, author Sue Miller keeps deftly shifting what readers might anticipate to be the ending of this novel.

Daniel Prude Death: Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Fires Police Chief, Seeks Federal Inquiries

Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief, suspended two city officials and called for federal investigations into the city's handling of Daniel Prude's arrest in March and the events that followed.

Should We Kill The $100 Bill?

It feels like cash has disappeared. But there's more paper money out there than ever. That might be a problem.

Hurricane Sally Is Bringing ‘History-Making’ Rains To Gulf Coast, Forecasters Say

Many communities in Sally's path will be drenched by 10 to 20 inches of rain, with some areas possibly seeing up to 30 inches.

Hastings Writes About Netflix’s Cultural Reinvention In ‘No Rules Rules’

Netflix added 26 million subscribers so far this year. Reed Hastings co-founder and CEO of the streaming service credits the company's unorthodox office culture for its meteoric rise.

WHO: Once COVID-19 Case Numbers Go Down, Don’t Let Up Precautions

As the world nears 1 million deaths from the pandemic, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Dr. Margaret Harris of the World Health Organization about what's ahead in the fight against the coronavirus.

‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Mansion Is Available To Rent On Airbnb

Actor Will Smith posted about the offer on his Instagram page. The show used only exterior shots of the manor — with its iconic columns and stately driveway. The show turned 30 this month.

Grohl Ups His Game In Drum Battle With 10-Year-Old Opponent

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl wrote and performed a new song dedicated to Nandi Bushell, who first challenged him last month with a cover of the Foo Fighters' song "Everlong."

For ‘Ike,’ A Monument Unlike Any Other: Eisenhower Memorial Is Dedicated In D.C.

A new memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be dedicated just off the National Mall on Thursday. It was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry but faced an uphill battle for approval.

With Signing, White House Touts Efforts To Reshape Middle East

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will establish diplomatic relations in a formal signing at the White House on Tuesday.

‘If Then’ Examines Early Fears That Computers Would Manipulate Voters

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Jill Lepore about her latest book If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future. Her acclaimed books include These Truths, a history of the U.S.

Macron’s Burst Of Global Activity Isn’t Boosting His Popularity At Home

French President Emmanuel Macron has been engaged in a flurry of international diplomacy in recent weeks. Analysts say he is looking to give France a larger role on the world stage.

Hurricane Warnings Are Up From Southeast Louisiana To Florida’s Panhandle

Hurricane Sally is projected to hit somewhere along the Gulf Coast. Residents and businesses in Orange Beach, Alabama, are preparing for the storm's heavy rains and strong winds.

News Brief: Trump Denies Climate Change, Latest Hurricane, Israel-Arab Relations

In California, President Trump is pressed on climate change. Gulf Coast communities brace for Hurricane Sally. And, Israel is set to sign deals opening formal relations with two Arab nations.

With Theaters Still Closed, 136-Year-Old ‘Playbill’ Does A Quick Online Pivot

The magazine given out at theaters isn't just a program, it's a cherished souvenir. The publication has doubled down on its digital offerings, and to almost everyone's surprise, it's doing quite well.

Wildfire Refugees Spent 2 Weeks Housed At Santa Cruz Baptist Church

NPR's David Greene talks to Drew Cunningham, lead pastor of the Santa Cruz Baptist Church, which took in families seeking refuge from the CZU Lightning Complex fire in Northern California.

Visiting California Fires, President Trump Denies Climate Change

Trump declined to acknowledge the role climate change likely plays in fueling the flames. In Delaware, Democratic challenger Joe Biden addressed the disasters' links to human-caused climate change.

Learning Curve: Daily Life Is A Logistical Challenge For Atlanta Mom

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Fairrah Newsome Jackson, an Atlanta mom juggling her job with school for one of her daughters, for our series examining how COVID-19 is changing education.

Court: Government Can End Protections For Some 300,000 Immigrants

A federal appeals court dealt a setback to some immigrants living in the U.S. under protected status, ruling the administration can proceed with plans to send them back to their countries.

Wyoming Doubles Down On Its Long Support For Carbon Capture

The country's largest coal producing state is desperate to keep the struggling industry going. Wyoming is investing big to try to clean up coal's carbon emissions, even as many say it's too late.

Growing Demand For Wilderness Education May Widen Learning Inequality

Parents desperate to get their kids outdoors and offline are choosing wilderness schools for their kids, but poor, urban kids are missing out. Educators in Kingston, N.Y., are trying to change that.