Ted Ligety Ties For 15th In Giant Slalom, Austria's Marcel Hirscher Wins Gold

NPRAustria4 weeks ago
The 33-year-old American faced the favored Marcel Hirscher from Austria in the 2018 Olympic men's giant slalom. The American Ryan Cochran-Siegle had a solid performance, finishing 11th.

Man Arrested for Bomb Threat at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas

NPRTexasAustin16 hours ago
The bomb threat forced the shutdown of a concert by the hip-hop band The Roots, and follows several package bomb explosions in Austin, Texas.

Austria’s far right wants freedom to smoke

Buoyed by recent electoral success, the far-right Freedom Party’s leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, himself an avid smoker, wants to give Austrians...

Vladimir Putin Easily Wins New 6-Year Term As Russian President

In a widely expected outcome, Putin faced a weak field of candidates after disqualifying his only potential rival. He is set to become the longest-...

Cirque Du Soleil Performer Falls To His Death During Show In Florida

NPRFlorida7 hours ago
Veteran aerialist Yann Arnaud slipped off the double rings during a performance and fell 20 feet, according to the theatrical company. He died of his...

Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says Yes

Now that marijuana is legal in more than 20 states, we all may be exposed to more marijuana on the street. Researchers warn that secondhand smoke...