U.K. Political Shocker: Boris Johnson Won't Seek To Lead Tories The ex-London mayor was thought to be a front-runner to be Britain's next prime minister. The surprise reveal comes after his successful effort to get enough U.K. voters to agree to leave the EU.
Cat Causes Flood Damage At Humane Society A spokesman for the shelter in Broward County, Fla., says a kitten likely used her paw to turn on a faucet. The water was left on for 17 hours, causing flooding and $5,000 in damage.
Ancient Pay Stub Shows Workers Were Paid In Beer The British Museum has a 5,000-year-old tablet from the ancient Mesopotamian city of Uruk that is likely a pay stub. Historians say beer at that time was thick and starchy — basically liquid bread.
Researchers Examine Family Income And Children's Non-Cognitive Skills Barbara Wolfe and Jason Fletcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found children from lower income families have lower non-cognitive skills than children from richer families.
Editorial Policy Change Keeps South African Broadcaster From Airing Protests South African journalists are in an uproar over a directive at the public broadcaster that bans coverage of protests. They accuse the government of effectively censoring them ahead of local elections.
Election Demographics Appear To Favor Clinton Over Trump Demographics play a huge determinative factor in presidential elections. NPR's Politics team has assembled a way for the audience to calculate possible voting outcomes based on demographics trends.
Orange County Sheriff's Office Releases Information About Orlando Shooting New details about what happened inside the club was made public. A law enforcement agency has released records of what dispatchers heard from deputies on the scene and 911 callers trapped inside.
Zombie Docket Keeps Foreclosures From The Financial Crisis Alive After the housing market crash, a lot of foreclosure cases got started and then were abandoned. A court clerk in Queens discovered it's hard, lonely work to tie up a loose end of the financial crisis.
In Brexit Family Feud, It's Johnson Vs. Johnson Jo Johnson is a British MP who voted to remain in the EU. He also is the brother of Boris Johnson, who campaigned to leave the EU and was considered a front-runner to be the next prime minister.