Hurricane Michael Forecast To Hit U.S. Gulf Coast As A Major Storm Wednesday

National --

October 8, 2018 • A hurricane warning — meaning hurricane conditions are possible within 36 hours — is in effect from the Alabama-Florida border eastward to the Suwannee River.

How Is Kavanaugh Likely To Rule On Critical Issues? Here's A Look At His Record

Law --

October 8, 2018 • The newly minted Supreme Court justice will have the opportunity to weigh in on a number of lightning-rod topics: abortion, guns, executive power and more. Here's a brief primer on his positions.

A Brain Scientist Who Studies Alzheimer's Explains How She Stays Mentally Fit

Shots - Health News --

October 8, 2018 • Alzheimer's prevention specialist Jessica Langbaum says that like most working people she gets plenty of mental exercise without playing crossword puzzles or brain games. She says work is the key.

Romanian Referendum To Ban Same-Sex Marriage Fails

Europe --

October 8, 2018 • In failing to meet the minimum turnout, voters rejected a constitutional amendment championed by religious groups that would have defined marriage as between a man and a woman.

Vatican's Meeting Of Bishops Is Overshadowed By Abuse Allegations

Religion --

October 8, 2018 • As the Catholic Church deals with new sex-abuse revelations, the pope opened a three-week gathering of bishops in Rome Saturday on how to make the Church relevant for young people.

From The Front Lines Of NAFTA, More Relief Than Rejoicing

Business --

October 8, 2018 • The new deal to replace NAFTA includes modernizations and improvements. But the biggest benefit, for many sectors, is simply that there is a deal — reducing the uncertainty of previous months.

Some Apps May Help Curb Insomnia, Others Just Put You To Sleep

Shots - Health News --

October 8, 2018 • People struggling with insomnia often turn to apps to help them fall asleep. But scientists say only some apps use proven methods that can help address the underlying causes of sleeplessness.

Faith Groups Get Out The Vote For The Midterm Elections

Politics --

October 8, 2018 • President Trump has asked his evangelical supporters to help stop Democrats from taking control of Congress, but religious progressives are also getting people to the polls.

Stunning Photos Depict Migrants 'As They'd Rather Be Seen'

Goats and Soda --

October 7, 2018 • The photos avoid war, destruction and poverty — and instead focus on the beauty and resilience of people who leave home in search of a better life.

Why The Tech Industry Wants Federal Control Over Data Privacy Laws

Technology --

October 8, 2018 • Though new data privacy laws in Europe and California have put the tech industry on the defensive, it's moving to craft federal legislation that would pre-empt state laws.

20 Dead In N.Y. Limo Crash; Called Nation's 'Most Deadly Accident' In 9 Years

National --

October 7, 2018 • National and state officials are investigating a collision that occurred Saturday in Schoharie, after a stretch limousine blew past a stop sign. The driver, all the passengers and 2 pedestrians died.

Pompeo: 'We Continue To Make Progress' With North Korea

National Security --

October 7, 2018 • "Together we can achieve the outcome that the world so desperately needs," the secretary of state said. An official called the meeting "better than the last time" but "it's going to be a long haul."

Brazil's Far-Right Presidential Candidate Leads But Doesn't Avoid A Runoff

Latin America --

October 7, 2018 • In a defining presidential election that's opened deep divisions, Jair Bolsonaro fell just short of claiming an outright victory, and avert a runoff against leftist rival Fernando Haddad.

China And Brazil Woo Each Other With Soccer Power

China Unbound --

October 7, 2018 • Each year Chinese youth teams send members to a Brazilian academy for 10 months of soccer coupled with regular school lessons, including classes in Portuguese.

A Quick Look At Brett Kavanaugh, The New Supreme Court Justice

Law --

October 7, 2018 • Here's a brief look at some key information about Kavanaugh as he begins his lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court.

A New Law For Scotland: Nobody Puts Shetland In A Box

World --

October 7, 2018 • Because of its remote location, cartographers have long taken the same approach to representing the Scottish archipelago on maps: they draw a box around it, and put that box wherever it fits.

Mystery Deepens Around Missing Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Middle East --

October 7, 2018 • Turkish officials told reporters that Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul. Saudi officials have denied the allegations, calling them "baseless."

Survivors Recall Deadly Earthquake And Tsunami In Indonesia

Asia --

October 7, 2018 • Disaster management officials put the death toll at 1,763, and their excavation has been slow, especially in areas where the quake buried whole blocks of houses. International aid has begun arriving.

China Makes A Big Play In Silicon Valley

China Unbound --

October 7, 2018 • "The Chinese figured out that technology is the key to wealth and power, and the source of technology is still the West for China," says one China and tech watcher.

'Believe Women, Until It's Time To Stop': Republican Senators Celebrate In 'SNL' Open

Television --

October 7, 2018 • Republican senators were in full party mode in Saturday Night Live's cold open, the day of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation. Here's a look at the show's political parodies this week.

The Robots Are Coming To Las Vegas

Business --

October 7, 2018 • Hotels and casinos are turning more and more to technology, and according to one estimate, the city could lose up to two-thirds of its jobs to automation by 2035.

The Russia Investigations: Unanswered Questions In The Eye Of The Storm

National Security --

October 13, 2018 • The president and his lawyers may be close to submitting a take-home exam of sorts to special counsel Robert Mueller, but so many other points about this imbroglio remain unresolved.

'This Is A War Zone': Hurricane Michael Leaves Deadly Trail Through Southeast

National --

October 12, 2018 • More than 1 million people are without electricity, and areas along the Gulf Coast report severe outages of cellphone service and other communications.

Meet The Internet Researchers Unmasking Russian Assassins

World --

October 12, 2018 • The group Bellingcat seeks to unmask covert operations, rogue groups and corruption around the globe. But can it keep its independence?

Wreckage Left By Hurricane Michael Slows Relief Efforts

National --

October 13, 2018 • Government and nonprofit agencies work in advance of storms to create distribution networks for critical aid, but the Category 4 storm damaged key communications and transportation infrastructure.

A Super Girl Scout Makes Movies To Make Life Better For Vulnerable Girls

Goats and Soda --

October 13, 2018 • Sakshi Satpathy, 16, babysat and walked dogs to finance her films on child marriage and trafficking. She's won the Girl Scout's top honor — and Amnesty International and CARE have screened her works.

A 'Voice For The Voiceless': Sainthood For El Salvador's Archbishop Óscar Romero

Religion --

October 12, 2018 • Romero was an outspoken champion of the poor who pleaded for social justice during a time of widespread violence. On Sunday, Romero will be canonized as a saint at the Vatican.

Arizona Prison Denying Basic Hygiene Needs To Women, Say Inmates

National --

October 12, 2018 • Women at Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville, outside Phoenix, say they were without toilet paper for days. The Department of Corrections blamed some inmates and a budgeting problem.

Germany's Far Right Finds A New Stronghold In Bavaria, And It's Costing Merkel

Europe --

October 13, 2018 • A booming economy and ever fewer migrants crossing the border haven't eased a populist backlash against the German chancellor's political allies in the wealthy alpine state of Bavaria.

Congress Really Can Demand, And Get, Trump's Tax Returns. Here's How

Politics --

October 11, 2018 • Three House and Senate committees have "the unqualified right" to request taxpayers' returns from the IRS. There's no provision exempting the president.

Same-Sex Penguin Couple Fosters An Egg In Sydney

Animals --

October 12, 2018 • The new penguin couple are named Sphen and Magic, and the two males are about to take the leap into parenthood. They are often spotted together, waddling or going for a swim.

Goats And Sheep (Indirectly) Fight Fires In Heartwarming BBC Video

Goats and Soda --

October 12, 2018 • The animals are part of a collaboration with shepherds and firefighters to stop the spread of wildfires in northern Spain.

Why MSF Had To Stop Offering Mental Health Care To Refugees In Nauru

Goats and Soda --

October 12, 2018 • Doctors Without Borders spent 11 months treating asylum seekers and refugees as well as locals. In early October, the government of the tiny island nation told them to shut down their operation.

Canada's Wild Salmon Caravan Connects Future Of Fish And Indigenous People

The Salt --

October 12, 2018 • Warming oceans and development threaten the West Coast's wild salmon. So activists started a traveling celebration to draw attention to the plight of the sockeye in Canada's Fraser River.

'We're Survivors': Cleanup Begins On Florida's Devastated Coast

National --

October 12, 2018 • "We've done it before. It's just the price we pay for living where we live," said a woman who runs an oyster restaurant in an area that was pounded by dangerous storm surge from Hurricane Michael.

Rate Of C-Sections Is Rising At An 'Alarming' Rate, Report Says

Goats and Soda --

October 12, 2018 • A report in The Lancet says the rate of cesarean sections has tripled globally since 1990. In some hospitals, more than 70 percent of births occur by C-section, putting moms and babies at risk.

Midterm Election Could Reshape Health Policy

Politics --

October 17, 2018 • The fate of Obamacare may hinge on which party wins the midterm elections.

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, Under Indictment, Launches False Attacks On Opponent

Politics --

October 12, 2018 • The California lawmaker, indicted for using campaign funds for personal expenses, is running an ad accusing his Democratic challenger of having terrorist ties and trying to "infiltrate" Congress.

Pope Accepts Resignation Of D.C. Archbishop Donald Wuerl Amid Sex Abuse Crisis

Religion --

October 12, 2018 • Two months ago, a Pennsylvania grand jury detailed how Wuerl learned of credible abuse allegations against priests under his supervision — and still gave the men new parish assignments.

No Wonder It Works So Well: There May Be Viagra In That Herbal Supplement

Shots - Health News --

October 12, 2018 • Hundreds of nutritional supplements contain unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients, according to an FDA database. So why isn't the agency doing more to get them recalled?

Turkey Releases U.S. Pastor After 2 Years In Prison

World --

October 12, 2018 • Andrew Brunson was one of thousands arrested in Turkey after a failed coup attempt in 2016. His detention raised tensions with the U.S. But now, a court in western Turkey has ordered his release.

California Democrats Hope Asian-American Voters Can Help Flip Red Districts

Here & Now Compass --

October 12, 2018 • In conservative Orange County, a growing Asian-American population could have an impact on some key competitive House races in the midterms.

Following Crash, All F-35s Temporarily Grounded For Inspections

World --

October 12, 2018 • The grounding of all U.S. F-35 jets and those operated by international partners follows the crash of an aircraft last month in South Carolina, in which the pilot safely ejected.

Saudi Economic Summit Suffers Exodus Of Guests After Journalist's Disappearance

Business --

October 12, 2018 • Dubbed "Davos in the Desert," the Future Investment Initiative is set to host dozens of the world's business leaders. But many are pulling out to protest Jamal Khashoggi's suspected murder.

The Hijacked Hearse: Dispatches From The Ebola Outbreak In DRC

Goats and Soda --

October 12, 2018 • Almost every day, the Democratic Republic of the Congo issues regular reports on the Ebola situation, There are facts, figures — and today, a harrowing tale.

Why Public Service Loan Forgiveness Is So Unforgiving

Education --

October 17, 2018 • Ninety-nine percent of applications for Public Service Loan Forgiveness have been denied. A former student loan watchdog saw it coming.

At Least 17 People Killed In Attack At School In Crimea

Europe --

October 17, 2018 • Authorities say an 18-year-old student went on a shooting rampage and then killed himself. An explosion also reportedly went off in the school's cafeteria.

Poll: Rural Americans Rattled By Opioid Epidemic; Many Want Government Help

Politics --

October 17, 2018 • A poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds opioid abuse a top issue for rural Americans.

Distrust Of Health Care System May Keep Black Men Away From Prostate Cancer Research

Shots - Health News --

October 17, 2018 • Black men are hit hardest by prostate cancer, but they are underrepresented in research. Researchers held focus groups in three states to understand why.

Scotland's $2 Billion Salmon Industry Is Thriving — But At What Cost?

The Salt --

October 17, 2018 • The growth of the country's farmed salmon sector has reached such a critical point that, if not addressed, may cause "irrecoverable damage to the environment," a government report says.

Survey Finds Widespread 'Moral Distress' Among Veterinarians

Shots - Health News --

October 17, 2018 • Most of the 800 veterinarians surveyed feel ethical qualms when pet owners ask them to euthanize animals that could be treated, or when owners ask to keep pets alive who will suffer needlessly.

Will NAFTA 2.0 Really Boost Mexican Wages?

World --

October 17, 2018 • The new trade deal signed by the U.S., Mexico and Canada says much of a car should be built by workers making at least $16 an hour. Some experts are skeptical that will happen anytime soon in Mexico.

Pompeo Meets With Turkey's Leaders Amid Diplomatic Crisis Over Missing Journalist

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October 17, 2018 • The U.S. secretary of state is in Ankara, where the Turkish government alleges journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents, a charge Riyadh denies.

Pakistan Executes 'Serial Killer' Who Raped And Murdered 7-Year-Old Zainab Ansari

Middle East --

October 17, 2018 • Zainab's death triggered rioting in Pakistan and was reported throughout the world. Her murderer, Mohammad Imran, was reportedly hanged in the presence of Zainab's father.

New York City Had Its First Weekend Without A Shooting In 25 Years

National --

October 17, 2018 • "A city of 8.6 million people — not a single shooting for three days," Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday. The NYPD says it's been focusing on preventing retaliatory violence.

Once A Regional Stabilizer, Saudi Arabia Becomes A Disrupter

Middle East --

October 16, 2018 • Saudia Arabia has long seen its role as keeping the turbulent Gulf region steady and calm. But under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom has become far more aggressive.

Early Voting Changes In North Carolina Spark Bipartisan Controversy

Politics --

October 17, 2018 • At a time when early voting is becoming increasingly popular nationwide, a new law passed by North Carolina's GOP-controlled legislature cuts early voting sites by nearly 20 percent.

New York City Creates Gender-Neutral Designation For Birth Certificates

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October 17, 2018 • People who were born in the city and don't identify as male or female can change the gender on their birth certificate to a third category of X, without acquiring approval from a physician.

Chief Justice Roberts Tells Audience Supreme Court Will Work For 'One Nation'

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October 17, 2018 • Roberts says history shows the court has made great decisions when it doesn't yield to political pressures or passions.

It's Legal. In Canada, Recreational Marijuana Gets Green Light

Health --

October 17, 2018 • Pot sales begin today in Canada, which is only the second country after Uruguay to legalize the drug for recreational use.

Man Booker Prize For Fiction Goes To 'Milkman' By Anna Burns

Books --

October 16, 2018 • For the first time, a writer from Northern Ireland has won the prestigious award. The story draws on Burns' own experiences during "the troubles."

CDC Investigates Cases Of Rare Neurological 'Mystery Illness' In Kids

Shots - Health News --

October 16, 2018 • Acute flaccid myelitis causes weakness in arms or legs. The cause isn't clear but may be related to viruses, environmental toxins or genetic disorders. Since 2014, 386 total cases have been confirmed.

After Paul Allen Co-Founded Microsoft, He Changed Brain Science Forever

Shots - Health News --

October 16, 2018 • In 2003, Paul Allen created an institute to figure out how the human brain works. That institute has already made contributions that may turn out to be part of his greatest legacy.

Government Official Resigns As #MeToo Movement Gathers Force In India

Goats and Soda --

October 16, 2018 • A year after sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein catapulted #MeToo into a national movement in the U.S., women in India are using Facebook and Twitter to tell their stories.

After Barrage Of Criticism, USA Gymnastics Interim President And CEO Resigns

Sports --

October 16, 2018 • "My withdrawal comes in the wake of personal attacks that, left undefended, would have made my leading USAG a liability for the organization," Mary Bono said in her resignation letter on Tuesday.

Brothel Owner And Trump-Inspired Candidate Dennis Hof Dies At 72

Politics --

October 16, 2018 • He was best known as a legal pimp whose business was profiled on a reality TV show that aired on HBO. He had recently turned to politics, running for state assembly in Nevada.

Coffee Rust Threatens Latin American Crop; 150 Years Ago, It Wiped Out An Empire

The Salt --

October 16, 2018 • The fungus, which has no cure, is destroying harvests in Latin America. In the 1800s, it devastated Sri Lanka's powerhouse coffee industry. And scientists say it's only a question of time.

Report: Liberian Charity Worker Raped Girls He Was Supposed To Protect

Goats and Soda --

October 16, 2018 • A report from ProPublica and Time Magazine documents rapes committed by an employee of More Than Me, a charity that had raised $8 million and earned praise for its work. We interview the co-author.

Jamal Khashoggi Died In Istanbul Consulate, Saudi State TV Reports

Politics --

October 19, 2018 • Saudi officials admit the journalist died in a fight at the country's consulate in Istanbul. The announcement reverses repeated claims by the Saudis that he had not died there.

Spy Bosses Warn Of Foreign Interference As Feds Unseal New Russia Charges

National Security --

October 19, 2018 • The intelligence agencies said the threat of foreign interference persists; DOJ unsealed a criminal case against a Russian accused of being the top accountant for Moscow's disinformation effort.

A Slow Trip To A Hot Planet: Spacecraft Launches For Mission To Mercury

Space --

October 19, 2018 • The European Space Agency's BepiColombo will take seven years to reach the innermost planet in our solar system, where temperatures at the surface can reach 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

Jenny Graham Cycles Around The World In Under 125 Days, Shattering Record

Sports --

October 19, 2018 • It took just over one-third of a year for the Scottish cyclist to cover some 18,000 miles on her bike, enduring everything from flat tires and worn-out gear to being wary of bears in Canada.

Legal Battle Over Missouri Clinic Could Foretell Abortion Fights In Other States

Shots - Health News --

October 19, 2018 • Two rules have forced closure of all but one Planned Parenthood center in the state. Abortion-rights supporters say it is an example of an "abortion desert" that could result if Roe is overturned.

After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

National --

October 19, 2018 • In August, immigration officials hauled off 150 workers from a northeast Texas plant — one of ICE's largest operations in a decade. Now the employer is pushing back.

VIDEO: Watch The Sea Forager Sustainably Harvest The Ocean's Bounty

The Salt --

October 19, 2018 • In sun, sea and sand, Kirk Lombard teaches people how to responsibly fish and forage for dinner along the Northern California coast.

Dozens Feared Dead As Train Plows Through Crowd Of Revelers In India

Asia --

October 19, 2018 • One official said the local response was on par with a "war footing" as emergency workers tended to the dead and injured among crowds celebrating a Hindu festival.

Detained American Graduate Student Allowed To Study In Israel, Court Rules

Middle East --

October 19, 2018 • Israel's Supreme Court said Lara Alqasem should be allowed to study in the country despite her past association with a student group that supports boycotting Israel.

U.N. Calls For End To Virginity Tests

Goats and Soda --

October 19, 2018 • The tests are traumatic and unreliable, the United Nations said in a statement this week. In Afghanistan, there's a campaign to bring the practice to a halt.

The TB That Afflicts Much Of The World Was Likely Spread By Europeans

Goats and Soda --

October 19, 2018 • A new study looks at how tuberculosis has traveled the world — and the lessons that can be learned about treatment of drug-resistant forms.

Spain Plans To Remove Franco's Remains From A Memorial, Angering His Supporters

World --

October 19, 2018 • More than four decades after his death, the dictator Francisco Franco remains a divisive figure. His tomb is situated at a memorial outside Madrid that has become a pilgrimage site of sorts.

Afghanistan Delays Election In Kandahar After Attack That Killed Police Chief

Middle East --

October 19, 2018 • The rest of the country will vote Saturday. But one journalist says that after a gunman pulled off a surprise attack in Kandahar, "there's a huge security vacuum, people are very nervous and worried."

Jamal Khashoggi's Last Column Before Disappearance Calls For Free Expression

Middle East --

October 18, 2018 • The column's publication is "kind of an acknowledgement to ourselves ... that we don't have much hope that we're going to be able to edit this one with him," the Post editorial page editor told NPR.

Travis Scott And Drake Head To 'Sicko Mode' Houston, Where It's Always Nighttime

New Music --

October 19, 2018 • The Dave Meyers-directed visual is a kaleidoscopic view into Scott's psychedelic, whiplashing Astroworld, with an assist from Drake — and the entire city he's from.

How Does A Red Seat Turn Blue? Utah Race Tests Democrats' Strategy To Take The House

Elections --

October 19, 2018 • As the national Democratic Party shifts to the left, control of the House in November very likely rests on moderate Democrats beating Republicans in red districts Donald Trump carried handily in 2016.

A Rural Colorado Coal County Was Struggling. Then A Tech Company Brought New Jobs

Shots - Health News --

October 19, 2018 • For the first time in years, Delta County in western Colorado is experiencing population growth, one indicator that rural Americans are increasingly feeling optimistic about their economic future.

Feds Launch Sex Abuse Investigation Of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic Church

Religion --

October 19, 2018 • The Justice Department issued subpoenas to at least six of the state's eight dioceses seeking private files and records following revelations that more than 1,000 minors were abused, NPR has learned.

New York Hospital Says It Knew Of Sexual Misconduct By Pediatric Doctor

National --

October 19, 2018 • The Rockefeller University Hospital says it was aware for several years that Dr. Reginald Archibald, who died in 2007, engaged in misconduct with one or more of his minor patients.

StarKist Pleads Guilty To Price Fixing In Alleged Collusion In Canned Tuna Industry

Business --

October 19, 2018 • Three companies — StarKist, Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee — are accused by the government of conspiring to keep their canned tuna prices high.

Boston Red Sox Stifle Houston Astros' Bats, Return To The World Series

Sports --

October 19, 2018 • Boston's pitchers held the Astros to just five hits, and Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers continued his surprising postseason with a three-run home run as the Red Sox won the ALCS.

As Caravan Of Migrants Heads North, Trump Threatens To Close Southern U.S. Border

National --

October 18, 2018 • Hundreds of people have arrived at a Guatemalan town just across the border from Mexico. It's uncertain how Trump would block the group from crossing at a legal port of entry.

Poll Finds Wide Partisan Gaps On America's Biggest Problems

Politics --

October 18, 2018 • A new Pew poll shows that there are few issues that Democrats and Republicans agree need to be fixed — and even then, they often don't agree on how to fix them.

'I Am Heartbroken': Your Letters About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Education --

October 18, 2018 • NPR reported on the troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, and dozens of aggrieved student borrowers wrote in to share their stories.

Jamal Khashoggi Died In Consulate In Istanbul, Saudi State TV Reports

Politics --

October 19, 2018 • Saudi officials admit the journalist died in a fight at the country's consulate in Istanbul. The announcement reverses repeated claims by the Saudis that he had not died there.

The Russia Investigations: Why Are Democrats Avoiding The Russia Imbroglio?

National Security --

October 20, 2018 • Democrats have placed their chips as they try to unseat Republicans — but not on Russia red. Meanwhile, a liberal billionaire outsider has built a massive organization intent on impeaching Trump.

ICE Appears To End Use Of Federal Prisons For Immigrant Detainees

National Security --

October 20, 2018 • In June, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they would house 1,600 immigrant detainees in federal prisons. But now nearly all detainees have been moved elsewhere, deported, or released.

'It Will Be Years' Before Life At Tyndall Air Force Base Returns To Normal

National --

October 20, 2018 • Tyndall Air Force base, home to 11,000 airmen and their families, sustained catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael came through earlier this month. Residents don't know if they will ever go back.

Top EU Court Blocks Polish Supreme Court Law Forcing Judges To Retire

Europe --

October 20, 2018 • Since going into effect in July, nearly a third of Poland's judges have been ousted. Friday's ruling orders officials to reinstate justices and raise the mandatory retirement age from 65 back to 70.

USC Reaches $215 Million Settlement Over Gynecologist Abuse Allegations

National --

October 19, 2018 • The tentative deal would compensate current and former female students who were patients of former USC gynecologist George Tyndall. He has been accused by about 500 women of sexual misconduct.

South Korean Women Fight Back Against Spy Cams In Public Bathrooms

World --

October 19, 2018 • Microcameras installed in public bathrooms for surreptitious filming are an everyday concern for women. Police say the number of "illegal filming" crimes sharply increased between 2011 and 2017.

Paul Manafort To Be Sentenced In February; Lawyers Cite His Health Woes In Jail

National Security --

October 19, 2018 • President Trump's former campaign chairman continues cooperating with the Justice Department after his plea agreement, but it isn't clear when prosecutors might be finished with him.

Divers In Indonesia Find Crashed Airliner's 'Black Box'

Asia --

November 1, 2018 • The flight data recorder from Lion Air flight JT610, which crashed on Monday with 189 people aboard, could provide insight into the cause of the disaster.

Groundskeeper Accepts Reduced $78 Million Award In Monsanto Cancer Suit

Health --

November 1, 2018 • Dewayne "Lee" Johnson, 46, says the company's Roundup weedkiller caused his illness. He will accept the award after a judge reduced a jury's original figure of $289 million.

Premature Birth Rates Rise Again, But A Few States Are Turning Things Around

Shots - Health News --

November 1, 2018 • Premature birth rates are heading in the wrong direction after nearly a decade of decline. Some states have started to tackle the problem, while others struggle with stubbornly high rates.

Another 'Civil War'? Pessimism About Political Violence Deepens In A Divided Nation

Politics --

October 31, 2018 • Following a rash of deaths, threats and violent acts, Americans fear the nation may be growing so far apart that danger may become a regular factor in partisan disputes. It has happened before.

Hawaii's Supreme Court OKs Construction Of Giant Telescope Despite Native Objections

Science --

November 1, 2018 • The massive telescope with a nearly 100-foot mirror is set to be built atop 13,800-foot Mauna Kea, considered sacred land by some of the project's opponents.

Trump Says He'll Send As Many As 15,000 Troops To The Southern Border

National Security --

October 31, 2018 • The president says he may triple the number of forces that were deployed just this week. The defense secretary likens the deployment to when troops help after a natural disaster.

For Cervical Cancer Patients, Less Invasive Surgery Is Worse For Survival

Shots - Health News --

October 31, 2018 • Two new studies suggest that minimally invasive surgery for early stage cervical cancer patients leads to death and recurring disease more often than standard surgery through a large incision.

After Synagogue Shooting, Religious Leaders Evaluate Security

Religion --

October 31, 2018 • Faith leaders are stuck in a quandary. They're trying to balance a mission of keeping houses of worship welcoming spaces with a responsibility to tighten security.

Trump Continues Rhetoric On Immigration Ahead Of Election

Elections --

October 31, 2018 • President Trump held a campaign rally in Florida on Wednesday — the first of 11 he is planning in the next six days. His immigration message may help GOP Senate candidates but hurt in House races.

Synagogue Shooting Suspect, Robert Bowers, Indicted On 44 Federal Charges

National --

October 31, 2018 • The indictment, which includes hate crime charges, accuses Bowers of entering the Tree of Life synagogue with three handguns and an AR-15 rifle. Once inside he indicated his desire to "kill Jews."

Nearly 30 Percent Of Anti-Semitic Online Attacks Are Bots

National --

October 31, 2018 • A study released last week by the Anti-Defamation League revealed that anti-Semitic online slurs have surged in the lead-up to the midterms — and many of the attacks are automated.

Hall Of Fame Slugger Willie McCovey Dies At Age 80

Sports --

October 31, 2018 • McCovey was known as one of the most powerful left-handed batters in baseball and is tied for 20th on the all-time home run list.

Mexico City Goes Days Without Water During Maintenance Shutdown

World --

October 31, 2018 • It's hard to find a bucket, pail or plastic receptacle in the city of millions that isn't full of water. Residents stored water in whatever they could find in preparation for the pipes going dry.

Looking For ACA Health Insurance For 2019? Here's What To Expect

Shots - Health News --

October 31, 2018 • Throughout the U.S., subsidies are available to reduce the price of 2019 policies sold on state and federal insurance exchanges. But promotion of the insurance is varying widely from state to state.

Pot Is Now Legal In Canada. But Admitting To Using It Can Get You Banned From The U.S.

National --

October 31, 2018 • Canadians say they are being asked at the U.S. border whether they have ever used marijuana. Some were surprised at the result.

Preaching Gospel Of Love And Justice, William Barber Mobilizes Progressive Christians

Religion --

October 31, 2018 • Barber has been compared to Martin Luther King Jr. He has revived the 1968 Poor People's Campaign while continuing to minister to his small town congregation.

Illinois Farmers Put Rare Pig Back On Dinner Table To Save It From Extinction

The Salt --

October 31, 2018 • The American mulefoot hog was once popular, but began to die out in favor of fast-growing breeds suited to confinement. But some farmers hope to renew interest in the hogs — by getting them on menus.

O'Connor, Rehnquist And A Supreme Marriage Proposal

Law --

October 31, 2018 • The story of William Rehnquist's marriage proposal to Sandra Day O'Connor, his Stanford Law School classmate, in the early 1950s has been unknown even to friends, colleagues and family — until now.

Indonesian Rescuers Detect 'Ping,' Believe They've Located Crashed Plane

Asia --

October 31, 2018 • Remains of dozens of people have been recovered in the aftermath of the crash of the plane with 189 aboard. Searchers have located a large object underwater that could be the plane's fuselage.

U. Of Maryland Says It Will 'Part Ways' With Head Football Coach DJ Durkin

Sports --

October 31, 2018 • University President Wallace Loh says "a departure is in the best interest of the University, and this afternoon Coach Durkin was informed that the University will part ways."

'It Is Time To End This Conflict': U.S. Calls For Cease-Fire In Yemen

Middle East --

October 31, 2018 • Top Trump administration officials said they're seeking a halt to hostilities in the war-torn country — and that they'd like to see it within 30 days, to open the door for more permanent peace talks.

Voters In 4 States Set To Decide On Medicaid Expansion

Shots - Health News --

October 31, 2018 • Ballot initiatives in Utah, Nebraska and Idaho will determine whether to expand Medicaid, after legislators refused to do so. Montanans will vote on whether to keep the state's expansion intact.

Inside Gaza's Factory Making Prosthetic Legs For Palestinian Protest Amputees

World --

October 31, 2018 • As many as 75 Palestinians have needed a leg amputation after suffering Israeli gunshot wounds at Gaza border protests, according to the Artificial Limbs and Polio Center in Gaza City.

Language Barrier Means Millions Of Elderly Can't Access Alzheimer's Trials

Shots - Health News --

October 31, 2018 • In the U.S., Alzheimer's clinical trials are largely limited to fluent English speakers, which leaves millions of patients without the opportunity to participate and scientists without diverse data.

Amazon's Grand Search For 2nd Headquarters Ends With Split: NYC And D.C. Suburb

Business --

November 13, 2018 • Amazon is expected to divide its second headquarters between the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens and the Crystal City area in Northern Virginia, according to a person familiar with the plan.

A Third Rail No More: Incoming House Democrats Embrace Gun Control

Politics --

November 13, 2018 • Dozens of Democratic candidates who ran in competitive suburban House districts this election year bluntly called out the need for more gun control. And many of them won.

Ex-Detainee Describes Torture In China's Xinjiang Re-Education Camp

World --

November 13, 2018 • "They made me wear what they called 'iron clothes,'" the man tells NPR, describing a 50-pound metal suit he was forced to wear for 12 hours. When he returned home, people were afraid to speak to him.

Police Fatally Shoot Black Security Guard Who Detained Suspected Shooter

National --

November 13, 2018 • A police officer arriving on the scene shot and killed Jemel Roberson, a uniformed security guard who had detained a suspect after a shooting in a suburban Chicago bar.

Megafires More Frequent Because Of Climate Change And Forest Management

Science --

November 12, 2018 • Dry weather and strong winds mean that what would have been small blazes in the past are now monster fires. And more people live in harm's way.

Death Toll In California Wildfires Climbs To 44

National --

November 12, 2018 • Forty-two of the confirmed deaths were in a huge blaze in Northern California. Officials said their teams have been sifting through ash and debris for remains.

A Marvel Of A Man: Stan Lee Dead At 95

Obituaries --

November 12, 2018 • Lee gave us over six decades' worth of superheroes we could identify with, characters like Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, who reacted to superpowered crises in believably flawed, human ways.

Maryland Says Matthew Whitaker Appointment As Acting Attorney General Is Unlawful

Law --

November 12, 2018 • As part of an ongoing lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act, Maryland requested a preliminary injunction that would declare Rod Rosenstein the acting attorney general instead.

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Wins Arizona Senate Race, Flipping Second GOP Seat

Politics --

November 12, 2018 • Sinema is the first woman Arizona has elected to the Senate ever, and the first Democrat the state elected to the chamber in 30 years. She'll make history as the first openly bisexual senator.

Rep. Steve King Denied Comparing Immigrants To 'Dirt' — Audio Says Otherwise

Politics --

November 13, 2018 • The Weekly Standard reported last week that the Iowa Republican had publicly made the comparison, but King accused the magazine of lying and challenged it to release audio — so the Standard did.

Say Au Revoir To That Hunk Of Metal In France That Has Defined The Kilogram

Science --

November 13, 2018 • A small cylinder called Le Grand K has defined the kilogram for more than a hundred years. But if a scratch ever rendered it lighter, the definition of the kilo literally shifted. Time for a change.

How Schools Can Reduce Sexual Violence

Education --

November 13, 2018 • Teaching teens what their peers are really up to is a new evidence-based way to promote less risky behavior around sex and alcohol.

Commercial Satellites Reveal North Korean Missile Base

National Security --

November 12, 2018 • The previously undisclosed base contains networks of tunnels used to hide and fuel mobile missiles. Intelligence agencies believe there are some 20 similar bases scattered throughout North Korea.

Sourdough Hands: How Bakers And Bread Are A Microbial Match

The Salt --

November 12, 2018 • In Robert Dunn's new book, Never Home Alone, he explores our symbiotic relationship with food: Not only do we impact the bacteria in our food, but the microbes in our food imprint our bodies.

Want A Private Jet? Mexico's Next President Has One Up For Sale

Latin America --

November 12, 2018 • Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, vowed that if elected he would fly commercial — not on the presidential jet. As his inauguration approaches, he's looking for a buyer.

Alexander Hamilton's Heirlooms Loaned To Philadelphia Museum

History --

November 12, 2018 • Personal artifacts of a Founding Father will be on display in Philadelphia through March 2019. They were loaned by a fifth great-grandson.

Close Elections: Fla. Judge Calls Out Fraud 'Rhetoric'; Georgia Nears Deadline

Politics --

November 12, 2018 • Recounts are underway in the close Florida races for governor and Senate. Georgia counties have to report results by Tuesday evening, which could move the race for governor closer to a final result.

Stocks Start The Week With A Plunge, Dragged Down By Tech Shares

Business --

November 12, 2018 • The Dow fell more than 600 points, or 2.3 percent, Monday. Investors are said to be worried about signs that the global economy may be slowing, even though the U.S. economy is faring well.

Canada Has Heard Recordings Of Khashoggi's Death, Trudeau Confirms

Middle East --

November 12, 2018 • "Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Paris, becoming the first Western leader to acknowledge the audio recordings.

Violence Flares After Israeli Operation In Gaza Turns Deadly

Middle East --

November 12, 2018 • Sunday's operation in the Gaza Strip left one Israeli and seven Palestinians dead. A day later, Israel and militants in Gaza traded hundreds of rockets and mortar shells.

Rohingya Repatriation Set To Begin, As Amnesty Revokes Award To Aung San Suu Kyi

World --

November 12, 2018 • A long-planned deportation of refugees from Bangladesh back to Myanmar is set to begin this week. Rohingya are reportedly fleeing refugee camps to avoid being sent back to the country they escaped.

Vatican Insists U.S. Bishops Put Off Vote On Their Response To Sexual Abuse Crisis

Religion --

November 12, 2018 • "At the insistence of the Holy See, we will not be voting" on a standard of conduct and other actions, said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The Florida Recount Of 2000: A Nightmare That Goes On Haunting

Elections --

November 12, 2018 • The weeks-long battle over "hanging chads" that ultimately landed the fate of the presidency in the U.S. Supreme Court, continues to cast a long shadow over the nation's political psyche.

Democrats Say Their First Bill Will Focus On Strengthening Democracy At Home

Politics --

November 12, 2018 • The first bill House Democrats' will vote on would establish automatic voter registration, strengthen the Voting Rights Act, limit partisan redistricting and tighten campaign finance laws.

House Republicans To Choose Leaders After Midterm Defeat

Politics --

November 14, 2018 • With Democrats winning control of the House in the midterm elections House GOP members and incoming freshmen will elect leaders to run a smaller more conservative conference in the next Congress.

Yes, It's Almost Decision Time For 2020 Democratic Presidential Hopefuls

Politics --

November 14, 2018 • Dozens of Democrats are preparing to run for president in 2020. Advisers to some say that the Thanksgiving holiday next week begins a short window for potential candidates to make decisions.

A Search For New Ways To Pay For Drugs That Cost A Mint

Shots - Health News --

November 14, 2018 • Installment plans and refunds for treatments that don't work are two options getting more attention as ultra-expensive therapies become more common. The financial strains will only grow.

LGBT Splinter Group From Migrant Caravan Is The 1st To Arrive In Tijuana

National --

November 13, 2018 • About 80 mostly LGBT migrants reached the border city south of San Diego on Sunday. They plan to seek political asylum as early as Thursday, arriving weeks ahead of thousands en route to the U.S.

U.S. Officials 'Harden' Border With Mexico To Prepare For Migrant Caravan

National --

November 13, 2018 • Several lanes of northbound traffic from Tijuana will be closed to install "port hardening infrastructure equipment." U.S. Customs and Border Protection says drivers should expect delays.

Trump Nominates Retired Gen. John Abizaid To Be Ambassador To Saudi Arabia

National --

November 14, 2018 • Abizaid, a former CENTCOM commander, is best known for overseeing the Iraq War. The president's pick highlights the importance placed on the military partnership between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

U.K. Reaches Draft Brexit Deal With EU — But It May Be A Tough Sell

Europe --

November 13, 2018 • The British prime minister's office confirmed the deal Tuesday without offering details. But that did not silence Theresa May's critics at home, many of whom have already expressed opposition.

2 Electric Utilities Reported Problems Minutes Before Deadly Wildfires Began

National --

November 13, 2018 • Both Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison had warned customers that the companies might need to shut off power because of heightened fire risks.

California's Camp Fire Becomes The Deadliest Wildfire In State History

National --

November 13, 2018 • At least 48 people have died in the Northern California blaze that burned through the town of Paradise with shocking speed.

Cases Of Mysterious Paralyzing Condition Continue To Increase, CDC Says

Shots - Health News --

November 13, 2018 • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 252 cases of acute flaccid myelitis and has confirmed 90 cases. One or more viruses is suspected, but CDC says the cause is unknown.

Watch The Leonid Meteor Shower This Weekend

Science --

November 13, 2018 • Hopefully you don't have anything planned between midnight Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday because with a clear calendar and clear skies you should be able to catch a glimpse of a few meteors.

Latinos Increasingly Concerned About Their Place In U.S. Society, Survey Finds

National --

November 13, 2018 • A majority of Hispanics say they are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

There's No Copyrighting Taste, Rules EU Court In Dutch Cheese Case

The Salt --

November 13, 2018 • Unlike literary or musical works, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled, the taste of a food depends on who's tasting it.

CNN Sues Trump Administration To Restore Jim Acosta's Press Credentials

Media --

November 13, 2018 • The White House suspended the reporter's credentials following a contentious news conference last week during which President Trump called him a "rude, terrible person."

In Tight Race, Maine Republican Sues To Block State's Ranked-Choice Voting Law

Politics --

November 13, 2018 • Rep. Bruce Poliquin's lawsuit claims the state's ranked-choice voting law violates the U.S. Constitution because the candidate who gets the most votes may not ultimately be declared the winner.

Police Fatally Shoot Black Security Guard Who Detained Shooting Suspect

National --

November 13, 2018 • A police officer arriving on the scene shot and killed Jemel Roberson, a uniformed security guard who had detained a suspect after a shooting in a suburban Chicago bar.

CHART: Election Recounts Are Rare, Reversals Almost Unheard Of

Politics --

November 13, 2018 • The fact that Florida currently has three statewide recounts underway is exceptional in American politics. Between 2000-2015, only three races flipped after statewide recounts.

China's Building Spree In Poor Nations: Does It Really Help The Local Economy?

Goats and Soda --

November 13, 2018 • There are a lot of state secrets when it comes to the billions of dollars worth of roads, hospitals and more. Satellite images of night lights may offer some insights into their value.

Embattled Broward County Elections Supervisor Suggests She'll Step Down

Politics --

November 14, 2018 • "It is time to move on," said Brenda Snipes. She's under intense criticism for her handling of vote counting, especially from Republicans.

Firefighters Corral Big California Fires, But Challenges Remain

National --

November 14, 2018 • The Camp fire, the deadliest blaze in state history, has killed at least 48 people. And on Wednesday, the Butte County sheriff's office said around 100 people are still missing.

How Doctors And Nurses Cope With The Human Toll Of Gun Violence

Shots - Health News --

November 14, 2018 • Researchers are trying to understand how exposure to trauma cases affects clinicians and how they can get the mental health care they may need. For now, there are more questions than answers.

A Toy Monkey That Escaped Nazi Germany And Reunited A Family

Europe --

November 14, 2018 • Gert Berliner packed a stuffed monkey when he fled the Nazis as a child. He kept the toy for more than a half century before donating it to a museum, an act that led to a remarkable discovery.

Trump Versus News Media Lands In Court

Law --

November 14, 2018 • A federal judge in Washington appointed by the president hears a case brought by CNN and joined by other outlets about the stripped credentials of a reporter.

Two Reports On The U.S. Military, Two Different Messages

National Security --

November 14, 2018 • The U.S. has spent nearly $6 trillion on wars since 2001, with no end in sight, according to one report. Another says the U.S. needs to ramp up military efforts to counter Russia and China.

It Was A Big, Blue Wave: Democrats Pick Up Most House Seats In A Generation

Politics --

November 14, 2018 • Democrats have picked up 33 seats in the House and could get to 39. While some felt a letdown on election night, Democrats' House gains are their biggest since the wave election following Watergate.

Houston Got Hammered By Hurricane Harvey — And Its Buildings Are Partly To Blame

Science --

November 14, 2018 • The city itself — skyscrapers, homes and factories — snagged the moist air of Hurricane Harvey and caused more rain to fall. Two new studies detail how humans are making hurricane flooding worse.

Florida Man Made 'Highly Volatile' Explosive That's Popular With ISIS, Police Say

Law --

November 14, 2018 • "The white crystal powder has been referred to as 'Mother of Satan' by terrorist organizations," the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said of the explosive TATP.

Hamas And Israel Agree To Egyptian-Brokered Cease-Fire

World --

November 14, 2018 • Hamas leaders announced the truce late Tuesday afternoon, thanking Egypt, Qatar, Norway and U.N. efforts. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the cease-fire was "not easy," but "right."

Officer Gave Security Guard 'Multiple Verbal Commands' To Drop Gun, Police Now Say

National --

November 14, 2018 • The agency said Roberson was in "plain black clothing with no markings readily identifying him as a Security Guard." That contradicts what multiple people who say they were witnesses told the media.

Man Who Made Fatal 'Swatting' Hoax Call Pleads Guilty To 51 Charges

National --

November 14, 2018 • Prosecutors say Tyler Barriss, 26, made numerous calls falsely reporting bombs and other crimes, including one that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed man last year in Wichita, Kan.

2 Years Later, 4 Family Members Arrested In Gruesome Ohio Killings

National --

November 14, 2018 • The suspects allegedly spent months planning the deaths. "They did this quickly, coldly, calmly and very carefully ... but not carefully enough," the Pike County sheriff said.

Sri Lanka's Newly Appointed Prime Minister Ousted In No-Confidence Motion

Asia --

November 14, 2018 • Just three weeks after being sworn in, Mahinda Rajapksa faced a hostile parliament with a majority of lawmakers still loyal to his predecessor, Ranil Wickremesinghe.

U.K. And EU Finally Agree On Brexit Text, But It's Already Getting Slammed

Europe --

November 13, 2018 • Negotiators for the U.K. and the European Union have a draft agreement laying out how the U.K. will leave the EU next March, but the agreement still needs to be ratified by both parties.

Flake Pledges To Block Committee Votes On Judges — Until Mueller Bill On Senate Floor

National Security --

November 14, 2018 • Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., holds the deciding vote on a narrowly divided Senate Judiciary Committee. There are currently 21 judicial nominees awaiting a vote by the committee.

More Deaths Are Reported In California Fires

National --

November 14, 2018 • The Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California's history, has killed at least 56 people. On Wednesday, the Butte County Sheriff's Office said 130 people are still missing.

Sigrid Nunez, Elizabeth Acevedo Among 2018 National Book Award Winners

Book News & Features --

November 14, 2018 • Nunez and Acevedo won for fiction and young people's literature, respectively. The prestigious literary prize also honored Jeffrey C. Stewart, Justin Phillip Reed, Yoko Tawada and Margaret Mitsutani.

Draft Brexit Deal Clears First Hurdle With Cabinet Support

Europe --

November 14, 2018 • U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that her closest ministers are behind the agreement. Still, that has done little to sway skeptical lawmakers from either end of the ideological spectrum.

Trump Backs Package Of Changes To Criminal Justice System As Lame-Duck Session Begins

Politics --

November 14, 2018 • The president's support is a big win for activists who have been pushing for criminal justice measures that roll back the stiff penalties imposed as a part of America's decades-long "war on drugs."

Mexico Looks To Be Next To Legalize Marijuana

Latin America --

November 14, 2018 • The party of the incoming president introduced a bill to lift the country's prohibition on weed, and it controls both houses of Congress.

Betsy DeVos Sued For Failing To Implement Automatic Student Loan Forgiveness

Education --

November 14, 2018 • A new lawsuit claims tens of thousands of borrowers are still waiting for the Department of Education to erase their debt — about $250 million — as it was ordered to do last month.

Mexico's Endangered Stingless Bees Mysteriously Find A Sweeter Home In Cuba

The Salt --

November 14, 2018 • The bee, cultivated and revered by the Maya for thousands of years, is leaving its shrinking habitat for the Caribbean island, which uses its small-batch citrus-flavored honey mostly in pharmacies.

Rebel Democrats Claim They Can Defeat Pelosi In Speaker Vote

Politics --

November 14, 2018 • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi continues to express confidence she will be elected speaker of the House despite effort by small group of Democrats who say enough members want change to defeat her.

The Cost of Courage: The 2 Couples Who Rescued My Family From The Nazis

History --

November 14, 2018 • Two couples sheltered Uri Berliner's family when the Nazis came to power. One thrived; the other paid a terrible price.

Maybe Neanderthals Weren't Quite So Nasty And Brutish

Science --

November 14, 2018 • New research finds they sustained skull injuries at about the same rate as early modern humans. "I definitely think that it's evidence these guys were not beating each other up," one expert says.

Why A 'War On Children' Could Get Worse

Goats and Soda --

November 14, 2018 • That's what a UNICEF official calls the conflict in Yemen. And escalating violence in a key port city is jeopardizing aid to hundreds of thousands of starving children.

2 Reports On The U.S. Military, 2 Different Messages

National Security --

November 14, 2018 • The U.S. has spent nearly $6 trillion on wars since 2001, with no end in sight, according to one report. Another says the U.S. needs to ramp up military efforts to counter Russia and China.

After Midterm Losses, House Republicans Elect McCarthy As Top Leader

Politics --

November 14, 2018 • With Democrats winning control of the House in the midterm elections, GOP representatives and party freshmen elected leaders to run a smaller, more conservative conference in the next Congress.

Florida Senate Race Heads To Hand Recount; Legal Challenges Continue

Politics --

November 15, 2018 • Barring court orders, the recount must be completed by Sunday. Republican Rick Scott has a narrow lead over Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in the contested Senate race.

Camp Fire Missing-Persons List Grows To More Than 300 Names

National --

November 15, 2018 • At least 56 people have died in the Northern California blaze, which has destroyed entire neighborhoods and continues to burn. Meanwhile, Butte County says about 300 people are missing.

More Deaths Reported In California Wildfire As List Of Missing Balloons

National --

November 15, 2018 • The number of people who perished stands at 63. The roster of those unaccounted for has jumped from 130 to 631 as the sheriff's office combs through reports from people looking for loved ones.

Police In Many U.S. Cities Fail To Track Murdered, Missing Indigenous Women

National --

November 15, 2018 • Seattle-based researchers examined the disappearances and murders of Native American women in 71 U.S. cities. They found information on 506 documented cases — and huge, troubling gaps in the data.

Ranked-Choice Voting Delivers Democrats A House Seat

Politics --

November 15, 2018 • Democrats have now gained 35 seats and could get up to 39 as counting continues in close races around the country. There will be no Republicans from New England in the U.S. House next year.

New Jersey Couple's GoFundMe Campaign To Help Homeless Man 'Was Predicated On a Lie'

National --

November 15, 2018 • Katelyn McClure, Mark D'Amico and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. were charged with second degree theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception on Thursday. They could get 10 years in prison.

Tear-Jerker British Ad Recreates Elton John's Christmas Past

Arts & Life --

November 15, 2018 • The British department store chain John Lewis & Partners is famous for its heart-wrenching Christmas ads. This year's edition features a very famous musician and a life-altering gift.

Plan Stalls To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

World --

November 15, 2018 • Bangladesh has stressed that it will not repatriate anyone against their will. The plan sparked protests among some refugees, while others reportedly hid within refugee camps.

There's Growing Fear The Ebola Outbreak In Congo Could Get Much Worse

Goats and Soda --

November 15, 2018 • It's already the biggest outbreak in Congo's history. And Dr. Pierre Rollin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says by many measures it's as if they're stuck at square one.

U.K. Wracked By Political Turmoil As Top Ministers Reject Draft Brexit Deal

Europe --

November 15, 2018 • Prime Minister Theresa May is taking flak from across the ideological spectrum amid a series of resignations. Some are demanding a no-confidence vote; others are demanding an entirely new referendum.

Roy Clark, 'Hee Haw' Host And Country Music Ambassador, Dies At 85

Music News --

November 15, 2018 • The singer and multi-instrumentalist, known for his fleet guitar work and big smile, began his career as a teenage prodigy and rose to become a regular presence in the living rooms of America.

Should You Keep Taking Those Fish Oil And Vitamin D Pills?

Shots - Health News --

November 15, 2018 • When NPR reported on research that sheds doubt on the value of fish oil and vitamin D supplements, people had a lot of questions. So we went back to the experts to get you some answers.

Pence, Putin And Bolton Have 'Informal Conversation' At Asian Summit In Singapore

Politics --

November 15, 2018 • They "discussed the upcoming G20 Summit and touched on the issues that will be discussed" when President Trump and Putin attend that meeting, the White House says.

Trump Is Reshaping The Judiciary. A Breakdown By Race, Gender And Qualification

Law --

November 15, 2018 • President Trump, the GOP-controlled Senate and the Federalist Society are putting their stamp on the federal judiciary for a generation with a corps of conservative appointments.

'Auntie Maxine' Waters Gets Ready To Take On The Banks As House Panel Chair

Politics --

November 15, 2018 • California Rep. Maxine Waters has been a favorite target of President Trump and his supporters. Now she's in line to chair the House Financial Services Committee, where she could slow his agenda.

Khashoggi Case Update: Saudi Prosecutor Says 5 Suspects Should Be Executed

Middle East --

November 15, 2018 • Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor agrees with Turkey that Jamal Khashoggi was murdered — but he says the journalist died in Istanbul from a drug overdose, not at the hands of a brutal hit squad.

Startup Offers To Sequence Your Genome Free Of Charge, Then Let You Profit From It

Shots - Health News --

November 15, 2018 • A full genome sequence costs about $1,000. But Nebula Genomics expects that companies and researchers would defray the cost in exchange for key medical information about the person involved.

Generation Z Is The Most Racially And Ethnically Diverse Yet

National --

November 15, 2018 • The Pew Research Center analyzed post-millennials who are currently between the ages of 6 and 21 and found nearly half — 48 percent — are from communities of color.

Decision Delayed To Friday In CNN Suit Over White House Revoking Acosta's Press Pass

Law --

November 15, 2018 • CNN is calling the action unconstitutional. However, the White House argues that a president gets to select who interviews him and that a news conference is just "an interview with 100 people."

Buzz, Buzz: Bitter Tasters Like Coffee Better

The Salt --

November 15, 2018 • A genetic analysis of samples taken from a large UK health database suggest that people who are more sensitive than their peers to the bitter taste of caffeine tend to drink more coffee — not less.

Arizona Residents, Officials Skeptical As Border Troops Move In

National --

November 15, 2018 • As thousands of troops arrive to reinforce security at the U.S.-Mexico border, Arizona officials worry migrants will try to storm the border.

Deputy National Security Adviser Leaves Post After Criticism From Melania Trump

Politics --

November 15, 2018 • The First Lady's office said on Tuesday Ricardel "no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House." She is headed to an unspecified role in the administration, the White House says.

Saudis Deny Reported CIA Conclusion That Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi Assassination

Middle East --

November 17, 2018 • The CIA found "nothing of this scale, an operation like this, could possibly have happened without the crown prince knowing about it and authorizing it," The Washington Post's Shane Harris told NPR.

Facebook Increasingly Reliant on A.I. To Predict Suicide Risk

National --

November 17, 2018 • Ten times a day, on average, Facebook's AI-driven self-harm detection system alerts authorities to people who may be about to hurt themselves.

Separated By Fire, Man Launches Wrenching Search For His Wife

National --

November 17, 2018 • For every person still unaccounted for, there are family members and friends desperately trying to find them.

DeVos Announces New Rules On Campus Sexual Assault; New Bill Tries To Simplify Financial Aid

Education --

November 17, 2018 • Also in our weekly roundup: Peer pressure can be used to reduce sexual violence in schools; more students are using Pell Grants over the summer.

Georgia's Stacey Abrams Admits Defeat, Says Kemp Used 'Deliberate' Suppression To Win

Politics --

November 16, 2018 • Republican Brian Kemp will be the next governor of Georgia, with Democrat Stacey Abrams bowing out Friday afternoon. She promised a "major federal lawsuit" against the state over voting practices.

Trump Says He Has Completed Written Answers For Mueller, But Not Turned Them In

National Security --

November 16, 2018 • The president told reporters the questions were "very routinely answered by me" and that he was able to answer them "very easily." Trump reiterated that the Russia investigation is a "hoax."

More Than 1,000 People Now Listed As Missing In California's Deadliest Fire

National --

November 16, 2018 • The people missing in Northern California's Camp Fire could be listed more than once, warns the sheriff, as calls and emails come in from friends and relatives. Seventy-one are known to have died.

Supreme Court To Weigh In On Dispute Over Census Citizenship Question Evidence

National --

November 16, 2018 • The justices will hear arguments over whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross can be questioned under oath for the lawsuits over the controversial citizenship question he added to the 2020 census.

'Mr. Kellyanne Conway' Dishes On President Trump

Politics --

November 16, 2018 • "I don't feel comfortable being a Republican anymore," conservative attorney George Conway, who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said in a new podcast interview.

Texas Students Will Soon Learn Slavery Played A Central Role In The Civil War

Education --

November 16, 2018 • The state's previous social studies standards listed three causes for the Civil War: sectionalism, states' rights and slavery, in that order.

Federal Investigators Pinpoint What Caused String Of Gas Explosions In Mass.

National --

November 16, 2018 • The National Transportation Safety Board says a natural gas company engineer made a major mistake in developing construction plans, resulting in a disastrous chain reaction.

Hand Recounts Progress In Florida Senate Race

Politics --

November 16, 2018 • The state is tasked with hand-counting more than 50,000 ballots. Some counties finished quickly Friday morning, with official results due on Sunday. Lawsuits are still working through the courts.

VIDEO: We Hope Your Day Is As Great As This Snow-Loving Panda's

Animals --

November 16, 2018 • The giant panda named Bei Bei at Smithsonian's National Zoo somersaults down a snow-covered hill. He climbs trees and dangles from branches. He luxuriates on a snow-dusted bed of bamboo.

Woman Qualifies For Special Forces Training, Could Be The First Female Green Beret

National --

November 16, 2018 • The Army opened special operations jobs to women in 2016 but only one has passed the first stage, a 24-day program designed to push soldiers to the brink of mental and physical exhaustion.

Judge Rules In Favor Of CNN, Temporarily Restores Correspondent's Credential

Law --

November 16, 2018 • The federal judge said the White House cannot revoke reporters' access without due process, as apparently happened in Jim Acosta's case. President Trump said the administration was writing up rules.

Education Dept. Proposes Enhanced Protection For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

National --

November 16, 2018 • Among the significant changes is that schools could make it harder to prove allegations. Instead of only a "preponderance of the evidence," schools could demand "clear and convincing evidence."

Jennie-O Recalls Ground Turkey Following One Case Of Illness From Salmonella

Business --

November 16, 2018 • Over 45 tons of meat could potentially harbor the food-borne illness, the USDA said. More recalls from other companies could follow, as the government tracks a widespread outbreak of the same strain.

Maria Butina, Accused Of Being A Russian Agent, May Be In Talks For Plea Deal

National Security --

November 16, 2018 • The Russian woman accused of trying to build bridges with Republican leaders in the United States might not go on trial if her lawyers can conclude a deal with prosecutors. Negotiations are underway.

#ThisIsNotConsent: Protests In Ireland After Thong Underwear Cited In Rape Trial

Europe --

November 16, 2018 • "You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front," said a defense attorney whose client was later found not guilty of rape.

Sleeping Sickness Can Drive You Mad. But Treatment Is Now Easier Than Ever

Goats and Soda --

November 16, 2018 • The disease is hard to diagnose. And stage 2 patients have faced a week of infusions that can cause additional suffering. Now there's a new option.

'What Took A Lifetime To Accumulate ... Was Incinerated In Minutes'

National --

November 16, 2018 • For those who have survived the deadly fires in Northern and Southern California, the escape was just the beginning. Now they face the daunting task of rebuilding the lives they made.

William Goldman, Writer Behind 'Butch Cassidy,' 'Princess Bride,' Dies At 87

Obituaries --

November 16, 2018 • Goldman had a successful literary career before he turned to Hollywood, where he made an indelible mark — as the writer of beloved movies as well as a bestselling guide to screenwriting.

How A 'Court Records Nerd' Discovered The Government May Be Charging Julian Assange

Politics --

November 17, 2018 • One minute, Seamus Hughes was reading the book Dragons Love Tacos to his son. The next minute, he stumbled on what could be one of the most closely guarded secrets within the U.S. government.

California Offers Safe Space For Firefighters To Work Through Stress And Trauma

Mental Health --

November 17, 2018 • Now that wildfires are a year-round problem in California, officials are adding emotional support to the services they provide to firefighters in the field.

Democrat Andrew Gillum Concedes Florida Governor's Race To Ron DeSantis

Politics --

November 17, 2018 • Keeping Florida in the GOP column is a highlight for Republicans this year. While Republicans held onto the Senate, Democrats flipped the House and made major gains in the governor's contests, too.

Trump Blames Forest Management For Wildfires Again During California Visit

National --

November 17, 2018 • The president traveled to areas impacted by the fires in California, including the town of Paradise, which was virtually destroyed.

Trump Says Extraditing Turkish Cleric Fethullah Gulen Is 'Not Under Consideration'

World --

November 17, 2018 • News outlets had reported that the White House was looking to placate Turkey to ease pressure on the Saudis, after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Michael Bloomberg Gives $1.8 Billion To Financial Aid At Johns Hopkins University

Changing Face Of College --

November 18, 2018 • The donation is the largest individual gift ever made to a single university and is designed to allow the school to be need-blind and loan-free.

An 'Exceptionally Rare' 2-Headed Snake Found In Virginia Has Died

Animals --

November 18, 2018 • Two-headed snakes don't live very long in the wild, so when one was found in a Northern Virginia yard, the discovery got the attention of scientists and social media alike.

79 Killed In California's Camp Fire As Number Of Missing Drops To 699

National --

November 19, 2018 • At least 82 people have died in the state since the Camp and Woolsey fires broke out earlier this month. The official missing persons list from the Camp Fire has 600 fewer names than on Saturday.

Shouting 'Mexico First,' Hundreds In Tijuana March Against Migrant Caravan

World --

November 19, 2018 • While some residents of the northern Mexican city have said "all migrants are welcome," a group of protesters this weekend demanded they be kicked out.

Pelosi's Democratic Opponents Go Public, But Still Lack Challenger

Politics --

November 19, 2018 • Eleven House Democrats and five incoming freshmen have signed a letter committing to oppose Nancy Pelosi's speakership bid on the House floor.

Rhode Island Prisons Push To Get Inmates The Best Treatment For Opioid Addiction

Shots - Health News --

November 19, 2018 • The state has started to reduce overdose deaths by offering counseling and medication for opioid addiction in prison. Research finds the treatment helps inmates avoid relapse after release.

The Presidential Turkey Pardon's Weird Roots Go Back To The Iran-Contra Scandal

Politics --

November 19, 2018 • President Reagan's pivot away from a reporter's question about possibly pardoning those involved with the 1980s arms-sales scandal is a key moment in the history of the event taking place Tuesday.

Airbnb Plans To Remove Listings In Israeli Settlements

World --

November 19, 2018 • Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin described it as a "disgraceful surrender," while senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat called it an "initial positive step."

4 Dead Including Officer, Gunman After Shooting At Chicago Hospital

National --

November 19, 2018 • The Chicago Police Department says a police officer and three others were killed in a domestic-related shooting at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center on the city's Near South Side.

Colorado Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Killing Pregnant Wife And Daughters

Law --

November 19, 2018 • By pleading guilty, Christopher Watts avoided facing the death penalty. He was arrested in August, a day after he appeared on local television pleading for his family's safe return.

DOJ, Asked About Census Confidentiality, Crafted Intentionally Vague Answer

National --

November 19, 2018 • An internal email reveals a Justice Department discussion about the possibility of "renewed debate" over whether the Patriot Act could force the release of individuals' confidential census responses.

Do You Know The Right Way To Wash Your Hands? Watch This Video Aimed At Halting Ebola

Goats and Soda --

November 19, 2018 • There are six separate steps in the video from Democratic Republic of the Congo — and that's not counting "abundantly" wetting your hands and lathering up.

Italian Village Installs Speed Cameras, Records 58,000 Infractions In 2 Weeks

Europe --

November 19, 2018 • A highway runs right through the community of Acquetico, population about 120. The area's mayor decided to take action against motorists blazing by and was shocked at what he found.

Florida Sues Walgreens, CVS For Alleged Role In Opioid Crisis

National --

November 19, 2018 • State Attorney General Pam Bondi's office announced Friday that it had added the drugstore chains to a lawsuit filed in May against opioid distributors and manufacturers.

Nissan Chairman Ousted Amid Investigation Over Financial Misconduct

Business --

November 19, 2018 • Carlos Ghosn, who also chairs Renault and Mitsubishi, is widely admired for saving Nissan from bankruptcy nearly 20 years ago. Now he has been accused of underreporting income and reportedly arrested.

Trump Administration Faces 2 Legal Challenges For Asylum Restrictions

National --

November 19, 2018 • As Trump cracks down on asylum-seekers, federal lawsuits argue that the administration is turning its back on legal precedent and international law.

Thousands Flee As Guatemalan Volcano Erupts Again

Latin America --

November 19, 2018 • Guatemala's Volcano of Fire killed more than 100 people when it erupted in June. Now, thousands are evacuating their homes as the volcano once again spews ash and hot rocks.

Pardon Me, Turkey, Is This Stool Taken? Scientists Turn Poultry Poop Into Fuel

The Salt --

November 19, 2018 • When heated under proper conditions, turkey droppings transform into a form of coal, and serve as a renewable resource. Just think: Someday you might roast your holiday turkey using its own excrement.

Big Latino Turnout In Midterms Raises Stakes For 2020

National --

November 19, 2018 • Latino turnout was up dramatically in the midterms, according to early voting and other preliminary data. Democrats say Latino votes helped flip house and senate races across the country.

As Insurers Offer Discounts For Fitness Trackers, Wearers Should Step With Caution

Shots - Health News --

November 19, 2018 • Millions of Americans use wearable devices to monitor their diet and fitness. Some insurance companies offer incentives to use them, but privacy advocates caution customers not to share too much data.

Trump Says Of Midterm Losses, 'My Name Wasn't On The Ballot'

Politics --

November 18, 2018 • The president refused to admit any culpability in the results, but in a rare move, he acknowledged he made a mistake in not visiting Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day.

North Korea Denuclearization Plan Has Gone Nowhere Since Trump-Kim Summit

World --

November 19, 2018 • Five months after the Singapore summit, North Korea's nuclear program chugs on. "I think right now, we are absolutely stuck," says North Korea expert Sue Mi Terry, a former CIA analyst.

Serving Time And Fighting California Wildfires

National --

November 18, 2018 • Close to 1,500 inmates have been sent to battle the wildfires in Northern California. They are paid less than minimum wage, and some critics have decried the state program slave labor.

6 Years After Museum Heist, Missing Picasso Possibly Found In Romania

Europe --

November 18, 2018 • Thieves entered the Netherlands' Kunsthal in 2012 and made off with seven paintings, allegedly later burned in an oven by the ringleader's mother. Now the story has taken another strange turn.

How The Midterms And Lame-Duck Session Are Pushing The Farm Bill To A Deal

National --

November 20, 2018 • House GOP-backed work rules for food assistance have been the biggest hurdle in finalizing the farm bill. And now, the impending Democratic takeover of the House next year has shifted leverage.

One Tiny Owl: Otherworldly Photos From California's Woolsey Fire

The Picture Show --

November 20, 2018 • The Los Angeles Times' Wally Skalij discusses how he made the often surreal images, and how covering wars in Iraq and Kosovo prepared him to cover mass shootings and other tragedies in the U.S.

'Maybe He Did, Maybe He Didn't': Trump Defends Saudis, Downplays U.S. Intel

Analysis --

November 20, 2018 • The president says business deals and shared security interests with the Saudis — and not the death of Jamal Khashoggi — will set the tone for the relationship. "We're with Saudi Arabia," Trump said.

Dow Falls 950 Points, Or 4 Percent, In 2 Days

Business --

November 20, 2018 • There was a bloodbath in tech stocks. Companies like Apple depend on foreign markets and there are signs trade tensions are slowing growth in Europe and China. Apple and Facebook stocks have fallen.

DHS Chief Visits U.S.-Mexico Border, Defends Administration's Asylum Rules

National --

November 20, 2018 • A day after a federal court blocks the Trump administration from changing asylum rules, DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen promises a legal fight.

Beware The Thanksgiving Salad: CDC Says No Romaine Lettuce Is Safe

The Salt --

November 20, 2018 • A new outbreak of E. coli has hit dozens of people in 11 states. No deaths have been reported, but the CDC says consumers should not eat any romaine lettuce until more is learned about the outbreak.

Michigan State University Ex-President Charged With Lying In Larry Nassar Case

National --

November 20, 2018 • Lou Anna Simon was charged with two felony and two misdemeanor counts on Tuesday for allegedly lying to police about how the school handled previous sexual misconduct allegations against the doctor.

Recreational Pot Shops Now Open For Business In Massachusetts

National --

November 20, 2018 • Two marijuana dispensaries opened their doors to customers 21 and older on Tuesday. The mayor of Northampton, Mass., was the first in line at one store, calling it a "historic day."

Federal Court Blocks Trump Administration's Asylum Ban

National --

November 20, 2018 • A U.S. district court ruled that President Trump's proclamation banning anyone seeking asylum from entering the U.S. without crossing a port of entry violates existing law.

Chickenpox Outbreak Hits N.C. Private School With Low Vaccination Rates

Health --

November 20, 2018 • Three dozen students have been infected at Asheville Waldorf School — which has among the very highest rates of parents claiming religious exemption from state vaccine requirements.

Researchers Find 115 Plastic Cups In Dead Whale's Stomach

Animals --

November 20, 2018 • The following items were among those found in the animal's stomach: 19 pieces of hard plastic, two sandals, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, and about seven pounds of rope.

Storm Clouds On The Horizon Promise Wildfire Relief — And Stir New Fears

National --

November 20, 2018 • Rain is in the forecast for California regions decimated by the Camp and Woolsey fires. That's a boon for firefighters, but it also complicates matters for evacuees and raises the threat of mudslides.

President Trump Pardons 2 Thanksgiving Turkeys

Politics --

November 20, 2018 • The two hefty toms, named "Peas" and "Carrots," starred in the White House turkey pardon, one of the odder White House holiday traditions.

Federal Officials Indict More Than 40 People Linked to White Supremacist Prison Gang

Law --

November 20, 2018 • The Ghost Face Gangsters started in California but a Georgia offshoot has spread criminal activity far beyond prison walls. On Monday, 43 were charged with drug trafficking and firearms possession.

More Than 50 People Killed As Suicide Bombing Rocks Afghan Capital

World --

November 20, 2018 • A suicide bomber detonated explosives inside a wedding hall in Kabul as religious scholars gathered for the holiday commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.

California Camp Fire Death Toll Reaches 81, Fire Authorities Say

National --

November 20, 2018 • A forecast of rain on Wednesday will aid containment efforts, but may also hamper the search for human remains.

Democrats Demolish The 'Orange Curtain' In Orange County

Politics --

November 20, 2018 • There will be no Republican members of Congress from Orange County, Calif. It is a stunning turn for a county that was once the heart of the state's GOP.

Dems: The Acting Attorney General Can't Continue In His Job. DOJ: Yes, He Can

Law --

November 20, 2018 • Critics are continuing to put pressure on Matthew Whitaker after he was named as temporary replacement for Jeff Sessions. The Justice Department says the law is clear: He can stay.

Ivanka Trump Reportedly Used Personal Email Account For Official White House Business

National --

November 20, 2018 • The president's daughter reportedly used the account to discuss government policies and official business. Her lawyer's spokesperson denies she transmitted classified information.

Advocates Fight 'Culture of Secrecy' In Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

National --

November 20, 2018 • Puerto Rico's governor pledged to run a transparent recovery process. But as billions of dollars are on the way, many say there are indications that transparency may not be a top priority.

Why Prince Charles Said 'God Don Butta My Bread!' In Nigeria

Goats and Soda --

November 20, 2018 • This month, he visited Lagos and greeted the crowd with a few phrases in pidgin English. What was the local reaction?

Stacey Abrams Says She Was Almost Blocked From Voting In Georgia Election

Politics --

November 20, 2018 • Democrat Stacey Abrams isn't backing down from her fight against what she calls voter suppression tactics and election mismanagement after losing the Georgia governor's race.

Chief Justice Roberts Issues Rare Rebuke To Trump; Trump Fires Back

Politics --

November 21, 2018 • Roberts took issue with the president's calling a federal judge who ruled against the administration's policy toward asylum-seekers "an Obama judge."

In Russia, A Dairy Owner Dreams Of Delivering Cheese To Vladimir Putin

World --

November 22, 2018 • "Normal people collect stamps and I try to give my cheese to Putin," says cheesemaker David Sirota. "I know 100 ways to get into an event with Putin but every time, his security takes away my cheese."

Moldova To Minnesota: Man Allegedly Faked Death For $2 Million Insurance Payout

Law --

November 22, 2018 • Igor Vorotinov had been living in Moldova after allegedly faking his death there in 2011. He was brought back to Minnesota on Saturday by U.S. law enforcement.

Gun Shops Work With Doctors To Prevent Suicide By Firearm

Shots - Health News --

November 21, 2018 • Of all the deaths by gunfire in Colorado, suicides account for about 80 percent. A coalition of doctors, public health researchers and gun shop owners are working together to prevent that self-harm.

Student Loan Servicer Steered Some Borrowers To Higher-Cost Plans, Government Says

Education --

November 21, 2018 • A previously unpublished Education Department report found Navient representatives didn't always tell borrowers about repayment options. Navient says it's not required to do so, and officials agree.

Unwanted Sides Of Rain, Cold And Snow Could Complicate Thanksgiving Travel

National --

November 21, 2018 • AAA predicts some 54 million Americans will travel during the days around Thanksgiving. Unseasonable weather could cause headaches.

No Plans Of Leaving: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Fires Back At Critics

Technology --

November 21, 2018 • In an interview with CNN, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that despite calls for his resignation, he is not stepping down.

Investigators Tracking Latest Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Are Feeling Some Deja Vu

The Salt --

November 21, 2018 • Investigators who are trying to track down the source of E. coli in romaine lettuce have seen this movie before. They're tracking the exact strain of bacteria that caused a small outbreak a year ago.

Sweet Potatoes: It's A Thin Line Between Love And Hate

Goats and Soda --

November 21, 2018 • The sweet potato is not just a Thanksgiving staple — it's a staple of African life as well. We asked three sweet potato lovers (and one hater) to share their views.

Racial Controversy Stirs Mississippi Senate Runoff

Politics --

November 21, 2018 • At a debate Tuesday night, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith apologized to anyone offended by her "public hanging" remark. Her African-American opponent Mike Espy said she reinforces stereotypes about the state.

Venezuelan Former Treasurer Says He Accepted $1 Billion In Bribes

Latin America --

November 21, 2018 • The bribes included property, horses and watches. The legal action has played out as Venezuela reels from hyperinflation and citizens struggle to purchase basic necessities such as food and medicine.

Fewer Immigrant Families Are Signing Up For Federal Food Assistance

The Salt --

November 21, 2018 • New preliminary research shows families in the U.S less than five years were the most likely to drop out of SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, out of fear it could impact their immigration status.

California Camp Fire Death Toll Reaches 83, Fire Authorities Say

National --

November 20, 2018 • Rain arrived on Wednesday aiding containment efforts, but it may also hamper the search for human remains.

U.S. Judge Strikes Down Mississippi Law That Bans Abortions After 15 Weeks

Law --

November 21, 2018 • The judge blocked the state from enforcing its ban, writing that Mississippi passed a law that it knew was unconstitutional.

Optimized Prime: How AI And Anticipation Power Amazon's 1-Hour Deliveries

Technology --

November 21, 2018 • Amazon executives often evoke magic when talking about fast shipping. Now in a race for one-hour deliveries, few retailers can afford to keep up. And few rely quite so much on artificial intelligence.

British Man Accused Of Spying Is Sentenced To Life In Prison In UAE

Middle East --

November 21, 2018 • Matthew Hedges, 31, was detained at Dubai International Airport on May 5 after a two-week research trip for his doctoral thesis on Emirati security and foreign policy, according to his wife.

Well, That Was Fast: Young German Speeder Earns, Loses License In 49 Minutes

Europe --

November 21, 2018 • An 18-year-old in Germany successfully obtained his license on Tuesday and celebrated — how else? — by going for a drive. He was promptly clocked by police going nearly twice the speed limit.

A Thanksgiving Feast With Space At The Table For Grief

National --

November 21, 2018 • The Charlotte, N.C. support group Mothers of Murdered Offspring hosts an annual Thanksgiving meal for families who have lost a loved one to homicide.

What's The Responsibility Of Doctors When It Comes To Yemen?

Goats and Soda --

November 21, 2018 • A commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine issues a call to the medical community around the world.

Opinion: Trump's Saudi Statement Is A Moral Abdication And Strategic Failure

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November 21, 2018 • The statement will further empower the Saudi leadership to lash out in pursuit of other priorities in ways that damage our shared interests, writes former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel B. Shapiro.

American Reportedly Killed In Flurry Of Arrows As Tribe Defends Its Island Off India

Asia --

November 21, 2018 • Indian media has identified the man as either an "adventure tourist" or a Christian missionary who landed on remote and restricted North Sentinel in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Rhinestone Vest-Wearing Pigeon Reunited With Family

Animals --

November 21, 2018 • Thanks Internet! A well dressed, bedazzled pet pigeon who appears to have gone on the bird equivalent of a rumspringa, is back home after nearly two weeks.

You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurers Dodge The Costs Of Popular Sleep Apnea Devices

Shots - Health News --

November 21, 2018 • Millions of sleep apnea patients rely on CPAP breathing machines to get a good night's rest. Health insurers use a variety of tactics, including surveillance, to make patients bear the costs.

Michael Flynn Has Provided 'Substantial Assistance' In Russia Inquiry, Feds Say

National Security --

December 4, 2018 • Prosecutors said Flynn's cooperation since his guilty plea has been so valuable that a judge should be lenient at sentencing, but the full details still aren't public in a heavily redacted document.

Dow Drops 799 Points, As Topsy-Turvy Interest Rates Boost Recession Fears

Economy --

December 4, 2018 • The bond market is worried the trade war, slowing global growth and a drop in oil prices are signs the economy is slowing and may be heading for a recession. Nervousness spilled over into stocks too.

Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake Prompts Tsunami Warning For South Pacific Islands

World --

December 5, 2018 • The massive temblor struck the region Wednesday afternoon local time. Authorities warned that tsunami waves could soon follow for Vanuatu and the French overseas territory of New Caledonia.

Democrats Weigh Options In Potentially Tainted N.C. Congressional Race

Politics --

December 4, 2018 • State investigators appear focused on whether a Republican political operative violated the law by hiring people to collect mail-in ballots from voters. The GOP candidate won with a 900-vote margin.

Senators: Saudi Crown Prince Was Behind Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi

National Security --

December 4, 2018 • The lawmakers emerged from a CIA briefing and said they were convinced that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible. One said if there was a trial, he would be convicted "in 30 minutes."

House GOP Campaign Arm Says It Was Hacked During The 2018 Election Cycle

Politics --

December 4, 2018 • The National Republican Congressional Committee said that it has reported a "cyber intrusion" to the FBI that may have imperiled its data. It's not clear who's responsible.

Pentagon Will Train Recruits Holding Green Cards Following Court Order

National Security --

December 4, 2018 • A federal judge ruled that the Pentagon provided no rationalization for recruiting immigrants and then delaying their military service.

'Kinder Gentler Indifference': Activists Challenge George H.W. Bush's Record On AIDS

National --

December 4, 2018 • The AIDS epidemic was a full-blown crisis during the presidency of George H.W. Bush. While his rhetoric was softer than that of his predecessor, Ronald Reagan, advocates say his actions fell short.

'Retreat' Is Not An Option As A California Beach Town Plans For Rising Seas

Environment And Energy Collaborative --

December 4, 2018 • Tens of millions of U.S. homes are threatened by rising seas. Communities across the country are planning for that future, but there are challenges to even having the discussion.

Too Much Vitamin D In Dog Food May Have Poisoned Pets, Spurring Recalls And FDA Alert

Animals --

December 4, 2018 • The FDA says pet owners should watch out for vitamin D toxicity. Recalled brands include Abound, Nutrisca and Natural Life.

Denmark's Latest Stand Against 'Undesirable' Migrants: Ship Them To An Island

Europe --

December 4, 2018 • Lawmakers have agreed to send rejected refugees or those with criminal records to an uninhabited island once used to test diseased animals.

'To Care For Him': Female Veterans Ask VA To Include Them In Its Motto

National Security --

December 4, 2018 • The VA motto, which is taken from Lincoln's second inaugural speech, addresses veterans with the male pronoun. Some veterans want to change the wording to include women.

Dutch Man Loses Bid To Change His Age, Plans To Appeal

Europe --

December 4, 2018 • Emile Ratelband, 69, says he feels 20 years younger, and he had asked a court to allow him to change his legal age accordingly. He lost his case, but plans to appeal.

In States They Lost, Some GOP Lawmakers Rush To Limit New Democrats' Power

National --

December 4, 2018 • This week, Republican lawmakers in Michigan and Wisconsin have called special sessions to curb authority of newly elected statewide Democrats who pose a threat to Republicans' accomplishments.

A Push For Diversity In Medical School Is Slowly Paying Off

Shots - Health News --

December 4, 2018 • American medical schools have historically been disproportionately white, but they are starting to attract more diverse students. The change may be the result of a diversity policy with teeth.

Catholic News Service's Hanukkah Tweet Shows Ancient Jewish Temple's Destruction

History --

December 4, 2018 • A relief showed Roman soldiers carrying the spoils of the war, including a menorah from the destroyed ancient Temple of Jerusalem. Observers noted the problematic image.

Former 'Guardian' Editor On Snowden, WikiLeaks And Remaking Journalism

Media --

December 4, 2018 • In Breaking News, Alan Rusbridger reflects on the blockbuster stories he helped publish over the course of his 20-year tenure running the British newspaper The Guardian.

Visitors Stream Through Capitol Rotunda As George H.W. Bush Lies In State

Politics --

December 4, 2018 • The 41st president, who died Friday at the age of 94, will lie in state until Wednesday.

Fishermen Sue Big Oil For Its Role In Climate Change

The Salt --

December 4, 2018 • The food industry is already feeling the effects of climate change, which will likely force expensive adaptations in the future. At least one sector is looking to make energy companies pay.

NPR CEO Jarl Mohn To Step Down After 5-Year Term Ends In June

Media --

December 4, 2018 • Mohn will step aside to focus on a newly created position to lead the network's fundraising drive. He and his wife will contribute $10 million toward the effort from their personal fortune.

Voice Of America Vows Independence, As Trump Calls For 'Worldwide Network'

Politics --

December 4, 2018 • VOA covers the U.S., warts and all. But is that enough for the president? VOA's director tells NPR it's protected by law, and if it's told to change, she'll respond, "Thank you for your input."

France Freezes Fuel Tax Hike In Face Of Yellow Vest Protests

Europe --

December 4, 2018 • "No tax deserves to endanger the unity of the nation," French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe says, putting on hold a new tax that was scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1.

Urban Meyer Will Retire As Ohio State's Football Coach, After Scandal-Marred Season

Sports --

December 4, 2018 • Meyer will be replaced by Ohio State's offensive coordinator Ryan Day, who led the team when the head coach served his suspension for the first three games of the 2018 season.

Court Filing References Secret Special Counsel Investigation. Here's What It Might Be

National Security --

December 6, 2018 • The Justice Department says former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn has been very cooperative with the ongoing Russia probe and with an unspecified criminal investigation.

'My Father Is In There': Anguish Builds In Puerto Rico Mountains Over Decimated Tombs

National --

December 6, 2018 • The damage to 1,800 tombs in the Lares Municipal Cemetery was so extensive — and so horrifying — that health officials locked the cemetery gates after Hurricane Maria. They haven't been reopened.

Is America Ready For Prescription Heroin?

Shots - Health News --

December 6, 2018 • In some countries, doctors prescribe medical-grade heroin to patients with long-term addiction. Could it ever happen the U.S.? A new report from RAND Corporation outlines the pros and cons.

This Supreme Court Case Could Impact The Mueller Probe And Boost Trump's Pardon Power

Law --

December 6, 2018 • A case of a man tried twice for the same gun charge by the federal government and the state of Alabama could have ramifications for the Mueller investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.

Chicken Diplomacy: How President Bush Went For The Gut In The Former USSR

The Salt --

December 6, 2018 • The first Bush administration left the former Soviet Union with a taste for dark meat American chicken. It's all because of a Soviet food shortage, a U.S. surplus, and a deal with President Gorbachev.

Huawei Finance Chief's Arrest Threatens To Inflame U.S.-China Tensions

World --

December 6, 2018 • Canadian authorities have arrested Meng Wanzhou, the company's CFO and daughter of its founder, at the request of the U.S. And Chinese officials have made quite clear they're not happy about it.

Georgia Charges Iranians In Ransomware Attack On Atlanta

Law --

December 5, 2018 • U.S. Attorney Byung Pak says Faramarz Savandi and Mohammed Mansouri were behind the cyber extortion scheme that crippled many of the city's computer systems in March, causing millions in damages.

'Baby, It's Cold Outside,' Seen As Sexist, Frozen Out By Radio Stations

National --

December 5, 2018 • Programmers have banned the song after fielding listener complaints that the song is offensive, only to face a backlash against that decision.

Facebook Execs Seen Discussing Data Privacy, Competitors In Leaked Documents

Business --

December 5, 2018 • "We don't feel we have had straight answers from Facebook," a member of the U.K. Parliament says. The company had fought to keep the records private; some are marked "highly confidential."

Aboard The 4141 Train, Bush To Get Final Ride Through Texas Countryside

National --

December 6, 2018 • Union Pacific Locomotive 4141 will take Bush's body to College Station, Texas on Thursday. He will be laid to rest at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Center at Texas A&M University.

As Evacuation Orders Lift, Some Paradise Residents Return Home To Devastation

National --

December 5, 2018 • Part of the Northern California town obliterated by the Camp Fire was reopened Wednesday, allowing people to return and see what is left of their community.

A Royal Hue: 'Living Coral' Crowned Color Of The Year For 2019

Arts & Life --

December 6, 2018 • Pantone chose the "vibrant, yet mellow" shade for its ability to bridge the natural and digital worlds. The pick comes at a poignant time, given the existential threats the color's namesake now faces.

The Rise And Fall Of Michael Flynn

National Security --

December 5, 2018 • The former general was known as a talented officer in the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But in Washington, he was dogged by a strange and contradictory relationship with Russia.

2 Marines Rescued, 5 Still Missing After Aircraft 'Mishap' Off Japan

National Security --

December 5, 2018 • The U.S. Marine Corps said the accident occurred during "regularly scheduled training" launched from Air Station Iwakuni.

Italian Court Orders Getty Museum To Return Statue To Italy

Fine Art --

December 5, 2018 • The Getty Museum in Los Angeles says it has no intention of returning the "Statue of a Victorious Youth," a piece of art from ancient Greece discovered off the Italian coast in the 1960s.

Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children

Shots - Health News --

December 5, 2018 • A large study of Danish kids finds that childhood infections are linked with a higher risk of developing some mental illnesses. The risk is highest in the months immediately following the infection.

Former President George H.W. Bush Honored As 'Great And Noble Man' In State Funeral

Politics --

December 5, 2018 • Former President George W. Bush delivered the main eulogy, saying his father "showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity." The body will be laid to rest in Texas on Thursday.

North Korea Seen Expanding Missile Base

National Security --

December 5, 2018 • Satellite images reveal tunneling and other construction activity at two sites near the Chinese border that are believed to house long-range missiles that could in theory reach the United States.

USA Gymnastics Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Sports --

December 5, 2018 • USAG says the filing will help resolve claims against it by athletes who allege abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar. But bankruptcy may disrupt the pending legal actions against the organization.

Indiana's Religious Left Flexes Its Political Muscle

National --

December 6, 2018 • In a state long known for its deep red conservative credentials, religious progressives in Indiana are now trying to win some political battles by wooing minority communities.

Christmas Dinner Rocketed To International Space Station

Space --

December 5, 2018 • A cargo that included 5,600 pounds of supplies, science experiments and holiday dinner treats for the crew was launched on Wednesday.

Wisconsin Lawmakers Vote To Limit Powers Of New Democratic Governor

National --

December 5, 2018 • Despite protests from voters, Republican legislators in Wisconsin have voted to curb the authority of Gov.-elect Tony Evers, a Democrat who will take office in January. The list of changes is long.

Cuba Extends Internet To Mobile Phones, Promising New Access

Latin America --

December 5, 2018 • It was only 10 years ago that the Castro government lifted its ban that prohibited regular citizens from buying computers. Today, phones are a key method of accessing the Internet in Cuba.

After Threats, R. Kelly Documentary Screening In Manhattan Is Evacuated

Music News --

December 5, 2018 • A screening and discussion of the series Surviving R. Kelly in New York was canceled, following multiple threats that were called in to the venue hosting the event.

Trump Picks William Barr, Attorney General Under H.W. Bush, To Return To DOJ Helm

Law --

December 7, 2018 • The Justice Department veteran served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush and now serves as a corporate lawyer. He's said to hold an expansive view on executive power.

Poll: Republicans Are Only Group That Mostly Sees Mueller Probe As A 'Witch Hunt'

Politics --

December 7, 2018 • Most Americans see the special counsel's Russia investigation as fair, but 7 in 10 Republicans don't — and are using the president's terminology to dismiss it, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll finds.

Trump Picks Heather Nauert, Former Fox News Anchor, As U.N. Ambassador

World --

December 6, 2018 • From Fox & Friends to the State Department, and now possibly to the United Nations. President Trump says he will nominate the former journalist to be America's next U.N. ambassador.

Outrage Intensifies Over Claims Of Gene-Edited Babies

Shots - Health News --

December 7, 2018 • Concerns over a Chinese scientist's claim that he created the first gene-edited babies grow with more questions about whether it worked and the possible harm he may have inflicted on the twin girls.

Not So Sweet: Climate Change Means Slow-Growing Sugar Maples, Study Finds

The Salt --

December 7, 2018 • If the snowpack keeps dwindling around northeastern maple trees, it's possible that by the end of the century, proper conditions for making maple syrup might no longer exist, suggests a new study.

John Bolton: U.S. Won't 'Turn A Blind Eye' To China's Trade Practices

Politics --

December 6, 2018 • The arrest and possible extradition of a Chinese business executive highlights trade practices that national security adviser Bolton says will be a major focus of U.S.-China trade talks.

Kevin Hart Bows Out As Oscars Host Amid Backlash Over Past Tweets

Arts & Life --

December 7, 2018 • "I'm sorry that I hurt people," the comic said, referring to anti-gay tweets he had posted years earlier. He had initially refused to apologize, only to announce hours later that he was stepping down.

With An Eye On Oscars, Netflix Sent 'Roma' To Theaters First

Business --

December 7, 2018 • Alfonso Cuarón's acclaimed movie has been part of an ongoing battle over who gets to premier movies: streaming services like Netflix, or theaters?

Melbourne Vehicle Attack Suspect Pleads Guilty To Murder

World --

December 7, 2018 • Saeed Noori killed one person and injured 16 others in the Australian metropolis last year when he rammed an SUV into a throng of pedestrians. Now, nearly a year later, he has admitted his guilt.

N.C. GOP Leader Open To New Election As Fraud Investigation Continues

Politics --

December 6, 2018 • The head of North Carolina's Republican Party says he would "not oppose" a new election in the state's 9th Congressional District if allegations of fraud by a GOP operative prove true.

Earl Sweatshirt On Resentment, Growth And Giving Yourself A Chance

Music Interviews --

December 7, 2018 • Beachside in Santa Monica, Calif., Earl Sweatshirt spoke with NPR's Ari Shapiro about memorializing his father, working through anger and his latest album, Some Rap Songs.

New Southwest Border Arrests Jump 78 Percent In November

National --

December 6, 2018 • The Trump administration blames unfavorable judicial rulings for encouraging an increase in illegal crossings.

No New Trial For Border Agent Acquitted Of Killing Mexican Teen, U.S. Prosecutors Say

Law --

December 6, 2018 • Two separate juries deadlocked on charges stemming from an October 2012 cross-border shooting by a border agent.

New Congresswoman Will Pay Her Interns $15 An Hour. Is That A Big Deal?

Politics --

December 6, 2018 • "Time to walk the walk," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns. We will be one of them." With new appropriations, other members may soon join her.

Native Americans On Tribal Land Are 'The Least Connected' To High-Speed Internet

National --

December 6, 2018 • New Census Bureau estimates underscore the digital divide facing Native Americans living on reservations or other American Indian land in the U.S.

Stocks Rebound After Tumbling Amid Worries Over U.S.-China Tensions

Business --

December 6, 2018 • Stock markets recovered most of their losses late in the day, with the Dow closing down 79 points. Earlier, stocks slid after a Chinese tech executive was arrested, escalating U.S.-China tensions.

Baltimore's New Police Commissioner Would Be City's 5th In 4 Years

National --

December 6, 2018 • The Baltimore Police Department's reputation is in tatters with the community after a series of scandals ranging from officer misconduct to corruption.

Trump's EPA Plans To Ease Carbon Emissions Rule For New Coal Plants

Environment And Energy Collaborative --

December 6, 2018 • The Trump administration wants to reverse a rule that would have required new coal plants to have expensive technology to capture their carbon dioxide emissions.

Prosecutors File First U.S. Charges Stemming From 2016 Panama Papers Leak

Law --

December 6, 2018 • U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman says the defendants "had a playbook to repatriate un-taxed money into the U.S. banking system."

The Mueller Russia Investigation: A Full Docket Of Developments Set For Friday

National Security --

December 6, 2018 • News — big and small — on four different fronts of the Russia investigation is expected Friday. Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen and James Comey all have a role. Here's what to watch for.

Senate Confirms Kathy Kraninger As CFPB Director

Business --

December 6, 2018 • The White House official has been confirmed as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new chief over objections by critics who highlighted her lack of experience in consumer protection.

U.S. Catholic Priest Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys In Philippines

Religion --

December 6, 2018 • The Rev. Kenneth Hendricks faces charges in Ohio — where he was previously based — of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, a federal crime.

Trump Administration Aims to Boost Energy Production, Cut Protections for Sage Grouse

Environment And Energy Collaborative --

December 6, 2018 • The Interior Department is moving forward on revisions to Obama-era conservation plans for the greater sage grouse. The changes would ease restrictions on energy development.

Chief Of Staff John Kelly To Leave White House At The End Of The Year

Politics --

December 8, 2018 • The retired Marine Corps general sought to bring discipline and process to a chaotic White House but ultimately could not put a check on President Trump's desire to go unmanaged.

What You Need To Know About The New Manafort And Cohen Court Documents

National Security --

December 8, 2018 • Prosecutors have revealed a little more about cases involving Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his former lawyer. Both men are looking at prison time, but there's more to the story.

Police Deploy Armored Vehicles, Tear Gas Against Paris Protesters; Hundreds Detained

Europe --

December 8, 2018 • Protesters took to the streets of the French capital on Saturday in the fourth demonstration since unrest began in November.

Voting By Mail Is On The Rise, But Could Alleged N.C. Election Fraud Change That?

Politics --

December 8, 2018 • Election fraud happens, but not the kind President Trump talks about with people voting twice. It's most common with mail votes. Experts are warning of a backlash to a method 1 in 5 voters now uses.

Trump Appoints Gen. Mark Milley Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff

Politics --

December 8, 2018 • Milley, currently the Army Chief of Staff, will succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford.

Meet Mark Milley, Trump's Pick For Joint Chiefs Chairman

National Security --

December 8, 2018 • The Army general has a voracious appetite for history — and Boston sports teams. If approved by the Senate, the 60-year-old Massachusetts native will take the helm next summer.

Cargo Ship Saves 29-Year-Old Sailor In South Pacific After Her Boat Flips

Sports --

December 8, 2018 • On Wednesday, Susie Goodall was 2,000 miles west of South America when her boat capsized in heavy wind, breaking its mast and knocking her unconscious.

Stampede At Italian Nightclub Leaves At Least Six People Dead And Many Injured

World --

December 8, 2018 • Most of those killed were minors attending a rap concert. Officials have not determined what caused the stampede, but there are reports of pepper spray being used inside of the club.

China Launches Probe Bound For A Historic Exploration Of The Far Side Of The Moon

Science --

December 8, 2018 • Others have explored the far side of the moon from afar, but Chinese researchers are hoping a soft landing on the dark side of the lunar surface will allow for more detailed study.

Charlottesville Jury Convicts 'Unite The Right' Protester Who Killed Woman

National --

December 7, 2018 • James Alex Fields rammed his car into counterprotestors in 2017, killing Heather Heyer and injuring several other people. He was convicted of first degree murder and other charges.

What The Ebbs And Flows Of The KKK Can Tell Us About White Supremacy Today

Code Switch --

December 8, 2018 • With the spate of racist mass violence in recent years, it's helpful to consider past waves of white supremacist activity in the United States and what, exactly, caused those ebbs and flows.

Feds Detail What They Call Lies Told By Paul Manafort Since His Guilty Plea

Law --

December 7, 2018 • Manafort's attorneys say he has provided the government with useful information but aren't opposing the recommendation that he be sentenced in early 2019.

Friendly Fire Killed Sheriff's Sergeant At Thousand Oaks, Calif., Shooting Scene

National --

December 7, 2018 • Sgt. Ron Helus was struck by five bullets from the suspect's weapon. But it was a sixth shot, fired by another law enforcement officer, that proved fatal.

Poll: Young People More Likely To Defer Health Care Because Of Cost

Shots - Health News --

December 7, 2018 • A third of people under 35 said cost led them to put off some form of health care, compared with only 8 percent of people 65 and older, a poll by NPR and IBM Watson Health found.

More Salt, Fewer Whole Grains: USDA Eases School Lunch Nutrition Rules

The Salt --

December 7, 2018 • Advocates say the Trump administration's rollback of nutrition requirements could lead to school meals that are inconsistent with federal dietary guidelines.

Foreign Wives And Children Of ISIS Are Held In Syria With Uncertain Future

Middle East --

December 7, 2018 • Kurdish officials in northeastern Syria say they are holding 550 foreign women whom they captured after defeating ISIS, as well as about 1,200 foreign children.

Trump Golf Club Allegedly Employed Undocumented Immigrants

Politics --

December 7, 2018 • Two employees worked with falsified papers at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey, their lawyer said. The president has visited the club more than 70 times since taking office.

Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Africa --

December 8, 2018 • Ethiopia has stunned the world with its reforms. Eritreans face steep challenges if they want to follow suit.

World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease

The Salt --

December 7, 2018 • American foulbrood is an infectious disease that devastates honeybee hives. Scientists say they've created a vaccine for it, despite a big hurdle: Bees don't have antibodies.

Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Should Get 'Substantial Prison Term,' Feds Say

Law --

December 7, 2018 • Prosecutors acknowledged that Cohen has been cooperating with cases in New York City but nonetheless said the crimes he has admitted committing are serious enough to warrant prison.

Oil Prices Jump After OPEC Agrees To Bigger-Than-Expected Production Cut

Business --

December 7, 2018 • Ignoring pressure from President Trump to keep the oil flowing, OPEC, Russia and other producers have agreed to cut production. They hope to stem a 30 percent drop in oil prices in recent weeks.

Customs And Border Protection Paid A Firm $13.6 Million To Hire Recruits. It Hired 2

National --

December 11, 2018 • A report by the Office of the Inspector General revealed Accenture, contracted to help hire 7,500 new agents, is "nowhere near" completing its goals and "risks wasting millions of taxpayer dollars."

FACT CHECK: Trump Says 'A Lot Of Wall Has Been Built' As He Demands We Build More

National --

December 11, 2018 • President Trump is threatening a government shutdown if he doesn't get funding to build his border wall. In a meeting with Democratic leaders, he said, "tremendous amounts of wall have been built."

Michael Flynn Asks For No Prison Time, Cites Help He Gave Special Counsel

Politics --

December 11, 2018 • Defense lawyers told the judge their client gave investigators extensive help and gave the country exemplary military service.

Gunman Attacks French Christmas Market, Killing At Least 3 And Wounding Several

Europe --

December 11, 2018 • Initial reports indicate a suspect had been known to authorities as a security risk.

Huawei Executive Granted Bail In Canada, Former Canadian Diplomat Is Detained In China

World --

December 11, 2018 • Michael Kovrig reportedly was taken into custody but China has not acknowledged it. Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou faces extradition from Canada to the U.S. to be tried on fraud charges.

Jerry Brown's Exit Interview: Don't Say He Didn't Warn You

National --

December 11, 2018 • The outgoing governor of California spoke about climate change, nuclear proliferation, capitalism and more in a wide-ranging interview with NPR.

Buffeted By Brexit Woes, Theresa May Embarks On Whirlwind European Tour

Europe --

December 11, 2018 • A day after the prime minister delayed a critical vote on her Brexit deal, May has hit the road in search of assurances from European leaders — while political turmoil churns back home.

Stormy Daniels Ordered To Pay Trump $293,000 In Fees In Defamation Lawsuit

Politics --

December 11, 2018 • Earlier this year, a federal judge dismissed the adult film star's suit over a tweet Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being threatened in 2011.

In Fight With 'Chuck And Nancy,' Trump Says He'd Be 'Proud' To Shut Down Government

Politics --

December 11, 2018 • With a partial government shutdown on the horizon, President Trump and Democratic leaders had a heated exchange over border security and wall funding in front of reporters.

Yemen's Warring Sides Shake Hands On Deal To Swap Thousands Of Prisoners

Middle East --

December 11, 2018 • Both sides in Yemen's conflict are meeting in Sweden for their first face-to-face talks since war broke out in 2015. Yemenis face the "worst humanitarian crisis in the world," according to the U.N.

Rays Of Sun Or A Reminder Of Atrocities? After Protests, L.A. Mural Will Be Removed

Art & Design --

December 11, 2018 • The artist says he meant no harm, but some Korean neighbors see echoes of a flag flown by the imperial Japanese army during World War II.

Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections

Environment And Energy Collaborative --

December 11, 2018 • The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied against the current rule as too expansive.

Lots Of Antibiotics Are Used In Beef Production. McDonald's Vows To Change This

The Salt --

December 11, 2018 • The fast-food giant, one of the world's biggest beef buyers, announces plans to use its might to cut back on antibiotics in its global beef supply. Environmentalists are applauding the commitment.

The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes

Technology --

December 10, 2018 • Driverless vehicles could be the "most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide since the advent of the motor car," says former New York City Traffic Commissioner Sam Schwartz.

Charlottesville Jury Recommends 419 Years Plus Life For Neo-Nazi Who Killed Protester

Law --

December 11, 2018 • After two days of deliberation, jurors said James Alex Fields Jr. should spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering Heather Heyer and injuring 35 others at the Unite the Right rally last year.

Russians Pay Last Respects To Human Rights Defender Lyudmila Alexeyeva

World --

December 11, 2018 • Alexeyeva, who died Saturday, was a longtime Kremlin critic who lived in exile for 16 years during the Soviet era. President Vladimir Putin tried to co-opt her legacy during her lifetime.

Poll: Americans Want Trump To Compromise On Border Wall To Avoid Possible Shutdown

Politics --

December 11, 2018 • Fifty-seven percent don't think demanding funding for the wall is worth the gridlock, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll finds. Many do not consider the wall a top priority for the next Congress, either.

Google CEO Says He Leads 'Without Political Bias' In Congressional Testimony

Business --

December 11, 2018 • Sundar Pichai faced a Republican barrage on allegations of anti-conservative bias. He also was questioned on Google's data collection and its work on a censored search tool for China.

Scramble For Shingles Vaccine: How To Cope With Shingrix Shortage

Shots - Health News --

December 11, 2018 • This holiday season, the must-have item for people of a certain age is a vaccine to protect against shingles, the painful skin condition caused by a reawakening of the chickenpox virus.

'Time' Person Of The Year For 2018: Journalists Fighting 'War On Truth'

Media --

December 11, 2018 • Time calls the four journalists and a news organization "Guardians" in a struggle against lies and misinformation that has pit news agencies against political groups and governments.

Farm Bill Compromise Reached With SNAP Changes Out, Industrial Hemp In

National --

December 11, 2018 • While much of the farm bill draft mirrors current law, there is a major change coming for farmers: Industrial hemp will be legalized. Forestry and food stamps became sticking points.

U.S. Marines Declare 5 Service Members Dead, Ending Search After 'Aviation Mishap'

National Security --

December 11, 2018 • The decision Tuesday follows five days of search and rescue efforts off the coast of Japan, following an accident last week that involved seven crew members. Only one Marine ultimately survived.

Often Quiet On Wars, Congress Challenges White House Over Yemen

National Security --

December 11, 2018 • Something rare is stirring in Congress. There's growing sentiment to force the president to end U.S. involvement in a war, in this case Yemen, where the U.S. military has been aiding Saudi Arabia.

U.S. Navy Sends Hospital Ship To Colombia To Treat Venezuelan Migrants

Goats and Soda --

December 11, 2018 • The USNS Comfort spent a week in the Caribbean caring for ailing Venezuelans who couldn't get treatment in their troubled home country.

7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Dies Of Dehydration And Shock In Border Patrol Custody

National --

December 13, 2018 • The girl's death underscores the crisis precipitated by large groups of families seeking asylum where there are inadequate facilities to detain them.

Florida Executes Inmate As Report Cites 'Continuing Erosion' Of Death Penalty

National --

December 14, 2018 • Both executions and death sentences have declined dramatically since their peak in the late 1990s, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

Senate Votes To End U.S. Support For War In Yemen, Rebuking Trump And Saudi Arabia

Politics --

December 12, 2018 • A bipartisan resolution directs the administration to end military assistance to the Saudi-led conflict. It draws on the Vietnam-era War Powers Act, marking the first debate on this war authority.

Trump Defends Hush-Money Payments In Fox News Interview

Politics --

December 13, 2018 • The president says he never directed his onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen to do anything wrong. Cohen pleaded guilty Wednesday to making illegal payments before the 2016 election.

'An Indescribable Feeling': Virgin Galactic Makes Historic Trip To Edge Of Space

Space --

December 13, 2018 • Four years after another test flight ended tragically, the company is celebrating a milestone: Its manned spacecraft reached an altitude of more than 51 miles.

Maria Butina Pleads Guilty In Foreign Agent Case, Admits Clandestine Influence Scheme

National Security --

December 13, 2018 • The Russian gun rights activist had sought to establish back-channel ties between the Russian government and leading U.S. conservative groups, including the Trump campaign and the NRA.

A Trans Man Steps Into The Ring – And Wins His Debut As A Professional Boxer

Sports --

December 13, 2018 • After an injury forced Patricio Manuel to withdraw from the women's Olympic boxing trials, the fighter faced a reckoning. He decided to start living publicly as a man — and rebuild his boxing career.

Scientists Say Gene-Edited Babies Claim Is 'Wake-Up Call' For World

Shots - Health News --

December 13, 2018 • U.S. National Academy of Medicine, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Sciences call for international gene-editing standards. Critics blast statement as inadequate.

Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman On Plane Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

Law --

December 13, 2018 • Prabhu Ramamoorthy cried after the sentencing in Detroit on Thursday. His lawyers had called for leniency from the judge arguing, "He will suffer long after this sentence is done."

Warring Sides In Yemen Agree To Cease-Fire In Key Port City

Middle East --

December 13, 2018 • After week-long peace talks at a castle in Sweden, the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have agreed to a cease-fire in Hodeidah, a strategically significant city held by the rebels.

Suspected Strasbourg Shooter Killed By Police, French Authorities Say

Europe --

December 13, 2018 • The suspect had been the target of a massive manhunt since Tuesday's deadly assault on a Christmas shopping market.

Kotex Recalls Some Tampons After Reports Of Unraveling Inside Body

Health --

December 13, 2018 • Some boxes of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, regular absorbency, have a "quality-related defect" that left pieces of the tampon inside the bodies of some consumers — in some cases causing infection.

Major Project To Identify Long Nameless Korean War Dead Begins

National --

December 13, 2018 • Advances in DNA and other forensics now make identification of Americans who died in the Korean War highly likely. The Pentagon is exhuming hundreds of remains in a Honolulu military cemetery.

Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters

National --

December 13, 2018 • With government shelters across the country nearing capacity, officials are considering a range of options from releasing the children more quickly to building more tent cities.

Voting Equipment Goes Up In Flames In Congo's Capital As Election Approaches

Africa --

December 13, 2018 • The blaze destroyed voting machines and booths for 19 of Kinshasa's 24 polling stations. But with 10 days to go, the Democratic Republic of the Congo plans to proceed with its presidential election.

As 'Springsteen On Broadway' Closes, Its Excellent Film Welcomes A New Audience

Music Features --

December 13, 2018 • Springsteen has performed his one-man show over 230 times since its debut last year. But, just as the Boss bids adieu to Broadway, a new film documenting the show is set to premiere on Netflix.

A Virus Can Eavesdrop On Bacterial Communication

Goats and Soda --

December 13, 2018 • A researcher had an idea about viruses that was wild. And it turned out to be true.

Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses

Shots - Health News --

December 12, 2018 • When fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, infiltrated the drug supply in the U.S. it had an immediate, dramatic effect on the overdose rate.

'Congo Does Not Take Any Orders From Anybody': Interview With President Joseph Kabila

World --

December 13, 2018 • Joseph Kabila is barred from seeking a third consecutive term as president of Congo, where elections are scheduled later this month. But he doesn't rule out running again in the future.

Apple Will Build $1 Billion Campus in Austin, Adding 5,000 Jobs

National --

December 13, 2018 • The tech company says the move is expected to make it Austin's largest private employer. The city already has more Apple employees than anywhere else outside the company's headquarters in California.

Nancy Pelosi Cuts Deal With Democratic Rebels To Ensure Return To Speakership

Politics --

December 12, 2018 • Nancy Pelosi is poised to once again be speaker of the House, after cutting a deal with several House Democrats who had previously opposed her. Pelosi will serve a maximum of four years in the post.

As Election Fraud Probe Centers On N.C.'s 9th District, A Cynical Cloud Settles In

Politics --

December 13, 2018 • "We'll never have any decent people run for office again," said one lifelong Bladen County resident. The district might have to rerun the primary and general elections for Congress.

Judges Ask ICE to Make Courts Off Limits To Immigration Arrests

Law --

December 13, 2018 • Courts should be added to the list of "sensitive locations" that ICE officials are to avoid, judges say, arguing the justice system depends on safe and equal access to the court system.

What You Need To Know About Another Wild Week In The Russia Investigation

National Security --

December 13, 2018 • The president's former personal lawyer is going to prison. A Russian woman is set to plead guilty to acting as a foreign agent. A former Trump national security adviser will soon learn his fate, too.

Trump Pushes For Wall Amid Shutdown, Says There's 'A Crisis Of The Heart' At Border

Politics --

January 8, 2019 • Speaking after the president, the two leading Democrats in Congress accused Trump of trying to "manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration."

FACT CHECK: Trump's Oval Office Pitch For A Border Wall

Fact Check --

January 8, 2019 • President Trump used his first prime-time address from the Oval Office to make the case for a $5.7 billion border wall. That demand and Democrats' opposition has led to a partial government shutdown.

Democrats Reject Trump's Wall Argument After Oval Office Address

Politics --

January 8, 2019 • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke at the Capitol Tuesday night. They are in a battle with President Trump over border funding amid a government shutdown.

U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Once Again On The Rise

Environment --

January 8, 2019 • A newly released report shows that the United States' CO2 emissions spiked last year. A booming economy and busy transportation sector are to blame.

Australia Will Consider Granting Asylum To Saudi Woman Who Fears For Her Life

World --

January 8, 2019 • The 18-year-old fled her family and was detained in Thailand en route to Australia. Australia's Department of Home Affairs says her application for a humanitarian visa will be "carefully considered."

House Democrats Pledge Passage Of Expanded Gun Background Checks Bill

Politics --

January 8, 2019 • Democrats unveiled new legislation to enhance background checks on the eighth anniversary of the Tucson shooting that injured former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz. But the gun lobby vows to oppose it.

After Patient In Vegetative State Gives Birth, Facility's CEO Resigns

National --

January 8, 2019 • Hacienda HealthCare is facing investigations after the birth. Staff at the Phoenix facility reportedly hadn't noticed she was pregnant.

Joshua Tree National Park Will Close After Visitor Damage During Government Shutdown

National --

January 8, 2019 • Park officials said few rangers are on hand to prevent off-road driving, which causes destruction of the park's namesake trees. Volunteers have been cleaning the nearly 800,000-acre park.

Using Genetic Genealogy To Identify Unknown Crime Victims, Sometimes Decades Later

National --

January 8, 2019 • DNA combined with the study of family history has been used to solve high-profile cold cases such as the Golden State Killer. Now, volunteers are using the technique to identify crime victims.

Massive Fatberg Found Blocking Sewer In British Seaside Town

Environment --

January 8, 2019 • The giant clump of fat, oil and wet wipes lurking below the town of Sidmouth measures 210 feet, making it 42 feet longer than the White House. It will take about eight weeks to break it apart.

How Those Trendy LED Balloons Make It To India's Street Corners

Goats and Soda --

January 8, 2019 • They're part of a global supply chain of trinkets that starts out in Chinese factories. A vendor in India can earn a living by selling five a night.

Trump Opts For Gravitas Of The Oval Office As He's In Need Of A Game-Changing Moment

Politics --

January 8, 2019 • In the third week of the shutdown, President Trump will give a national address about the unbuilt wall on the Mexico border and the partially shuttered government.

Manafort Allegedly Shared 2016 Polling With Associate Linked To Russian Intelligence

National Security --

January 8, 2019 • Paul Manafort's lawyers botched redactions in a court filing, revealing the information. Separately, the Supreme Court denied a request believed to be a challenge to special counsel Robert Mueller.

Civil Rights Award Rescinded From Angela Davis After Jewish Community Objections

National --

January 8, 2019 • The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute planned to honor the activist at a February event. It now says her statements and public record do not "meet all of the criteria on which the award is based."

Missouri Voters Backed An Anti-Gerrymandering Measure; Lawmakers Want To Undo It

Politics --

January 8, 2019 • Like voters in Colorado, Utah and Michigan last year, Missouri's voters decided to alter the redistricting process. But lawmakers argue it could create bizarre districts that are hard to represent.

Where U.S. Battles Over Abortion Will Play Out In 2019

Shots - Health News --

January 8, 2019 • Expect more aggressive regulatory action from the Trump administration while skirmishes continue in Congress and statehouses across the U.S. Many of these policies will ultimately land in court.

Russian Lawyer At Trump Tower Meeting Charged In Connection To Money Laundering Case

Law --

January 8, 2019 • Federal prosecutors in New York have charged Natalia Veselnitskaya with obstruction of justice. The indictment suggests she has close ties to the Russian government.

'Bye Bye Twitter Und Facebook': German Green Party Chief Quits Social Media

Europe --

January 8, 2019 • Robert Habeck says he left Twitter after he was hacked, but he also says the platform has made him more "polemic".

Ben Stiller Unlocks An 'Old-Fashioned' Prison Break In 'Escape At Dannemora'

Television --

January 8, 2019 • Stiller's seven-part Showtime series centers on the true story of two convicted murderers who used tools provided by a prison employee to break out of a maximum security prison in 2015.

DOJ, Largely Shut Down, Nonetheless Issued Statements On Southern Border Cases

Politics --

January 8, 2019 • The department's public affairs apparatus is mostly idle for lack of funding, but that hasn't stopped it from making announcements in support of the administration's messaging about immigrants.

Los Angeles Teacher Strike Could Be Days Away

Education --

January 8, 2019 • If no deal is reached, more than 30,000 union members wouldn't go to work, affecting roughly 480,000 public school students.

Erdogan Cancels Meeting With Bolton, As U.S. Seeks To Reassure Allies On Syria

Middle East --

January 8, 2019 • The meeting was canceled moments before it was to begin, reflecting Turkish anger over U.S. insistence that a Kurdish militia fighting in Syria be protected after American troops withdraw.

Trump Agrees To Short-Term Deal To Reopen Government After 35-Day Shutdown

Politics --

January 25, 2019 • The deal would open the government through Feb. 15 and provide back pay for federal workers. The breakthrough comes as federal employees missed a second paycheck and airports reported major delays.

Trump Confidant Roger Stone Indicted On 7 Counts Related To 2016 Election Attack

National Security --

January 25, 2019 • The GOP operative has repeatedly denied conspiring with the Russians who attacked the presidential race. Stone, who had expected to be indicted in the Mueller probe, says he's only guilty of "hype."

'I Do Not Want To Be A Martyr': Openly Gay Lawmaker Leaves Brazil

Latin America --

January 25, 2019 • Jean Wyllys, an advocate for LGBT rights and a critic of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, says he was the target of death threats, physical harassment and misinformation spread on social media.

U.S. Is Rolling Out Its 'Remain In Mexico' Policy On Central American Asylum-Seekers

Law --

January 24, 2019 • The plan, expected to meet with a swift legal challenge, comes out of talks with Mexican officials. The administration is implementing it first at the San Ysidro, Calif., port of entry.

New York City Reaches $3.3 Million Settlement With Kalief Browder's Family

Law --

January 25, 2019 • Browder endured nearly three years on Rikers, much of it in solitary confinement, awaiting a trial that never happened. His death by suicide in 2015 led to nationwide criminal justice reform.

No Charges In Death Of Black Teenager Who Died After Being Chased By Police

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January 25, 2019 • Anton Black's death was tragic, the state's attorney says, but it wasn't criminal. Police body-camera video shows a chase that ends in the 19-year-old unresponsive and not breathing.

Flights Delayed At LaGuardia, Newark Airports As Workers Call In Sick Amid Shutdown

National --

January 25, 2019 • The FAA said it was mitigating staff shortages by rerouting traffic and adding workers. The White House said it was monitoring the delays, which also affected Philadelphia International Airport.

Trump: Short-Term Deal To End Shutdown OK If It Has 'Prorated Down Payment' On Wall

Politics --

January 24, 2019 • After a Democratic bill and a GOP bill both failed in the Senate, leaders looked for a way forward Thursday. But Democrats reiterated their opposition to border wall funding, "prorated or otherwise."

How The Pain Of The Shutdown Ripples Throughout A Small Louisiana Town

National --

January 24, 2019 • The federal prison in Oakdale, La., provided well-paying jobs and good benefits. Now, its some 400 workers are feeling intense pressure — and the effects are reaching all corners of the town.

State Department Orders Some Diplomatic Staff Out Of Venezuela In Political Crisis

Latin America --

January 24, 2019 • U.S.-backed Juan Guaidó has declared himself president as he leads a high-stakes charge to end Nicolás Maduro's regime. Hitting back against U.S. support for Guaidó, Maduro ordered U.S. diplomats out.

Fla. Secretary Of State Quits After Photos Show Him In Blackface As 'Katrina Victim'

National --

January 24, 2019 • Michael Ertel stepped down shortly after the Tallahassee Democrat showed the photos to the office of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

California Investigation Finds PG&E Blameless In Massive 2017 Wine Region Wildfire

Environment --

January 24, 2019 • Power transmission lines owned by the beleaguered utility company are still the focus of an investigation into the cause of the Camp Fire in 2018.

Jayme Closs To Receive $25,000 Reward For Saving Herself

National --

January 24, 2019 • The 13-year-old was held captive for nearly three months. She escaped and helped authorities track down a suspect. A company that employed her parents is giving her the award money.

HUD Secretary Carson: Leaders Need To 'Take Your Ego Out Of It' And End Shutdown

National --

January 24, 2019 • Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, who has been quiet since the shutdown began, now says he's worried about housing programs and federal employees working without pay.

How France's Yellow Vest Protests Damaged An Already Weakened President Macron

Europe --

January 24, 2019 • "The media are all talking about us, and we actually made the government back down," says one protester at a traffic circle. "We're not about to accept the crumbs Macron has thrown us."

What's Healthy At The Grocery Store? Shoppers Are Often Confused, Survey Finds

The Salt --

January 24, 2019 • A survey finds shoppers would like a symbol to help them identify healthy foods at a time when many hear conflicting advice. But creating a symbol that works for all foods is fraught with challenges.

Militia Members Plead Guilty To 2017 Minnesota Mosque Bombing

National --

January 24, 2019 • Two of three men accused admitted driving up from Illinois, leaving their cellphones at home and avoiding toll roads, to carry out an attack on the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center. No one was injured.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Downplayed Shutdown Hardships. Dems Raged

Politics --

January 24, 2019 • Ross says he is puzzled by the challenges federal workers are facing after more than a month with no pay. He told CNBC that workers could just borrow money to tide them over.

Man Charged With Murder After Allegedly Killing 5 Women At SunTrust Bank In Florida

National --

January 24, 2019 • Zephen Allen Xaver, 21, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder after allegedly killing five women inside a bank in Sebring, Fla., on Wednesday.

In Another Recession, It Could Be Tough For Washington To Boost The Economy

Politics --

January 24, 2019 • Whether it's lowering interest rates or stimulus spending, many of the tools the federal government uses to fight a downturn are already stretched.

Trump Blinked. Could A Shutdown Deal Be Next?

Analysis --

January 24, 2019 • The president gave in to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in their State of the Union spat, with political pressure mounting against him. But negotiating an end to the shutdown is a higher bar.

Italy Ordered To Pay Damages To Amanda Knox

Europe --

January 24, 2019 • The European Court of Human Rights ordered the country to pay Knox nearly $21,000 for failing to provide legal assistance and an interpreter when police initially questioned her in a 2007 murder case.
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