National News

Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 23:33

The limit for healthy drinking may be less than you think — one drink a day for women and two for men, according to the CDC. New strategies are aimed at helping heavy drinkers reduce their intake.

» E-Mail This

Republican Thorn Ted Cruz Announces Run For President

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 20:13

With a midnight tweet, Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce he is running for president. But Cruz faces an uphill climb against better-funded and better-known candidates.

» E-Mail This

Starbucks Will Stop Putting The Words 'Race Together' On Cups

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 14:33

Some see the move as a reaction to widespread criticism of the company's push to start candid conversations about race in its stores. But Starbucks says the move had nothing to do with the backlash.

» E-Mail This

In New York, Support Grows For Keeping Teens Out Of Adult Prisons

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 13:53

Hundreds of 16- and 17-year-olds are serving time in New York's adult prisons, including Rikers Island. A new proposal would raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18.

» E-Mail This

Understanding Skid Row's Tensions After A Fatal Police Shooting

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 13:19

After LA police shot and killed an unarmed man in early March, NPR's Kelly McEvers and producer Tom Dreisbach embedded with Skid Row residents and police to learn more about each side of the story.

» E-Mail This

Ashraf Ghani: U.S. Critical To Afghanistan's Future

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 13:03

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, the Afghan president says most of his country wants U.S. troops to remain. He also says he's determined to make sure ISIS doesn't gain a foothold.

» E-Mail This

Founding Father Of Modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, Dies at 91

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 12:33

During more than a half-century as the city-state's leader, Lee helped turn the sleepy British colony into an affluent trading enclave. But he ruled with an iron fist and muzzled critics and rivals.

» E-Mail This

Top Beijing Scientist: China Faces 'Huge Impact' From Climate Change

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 09:48

The head of the country's meteorological administration says it faces climate disasters and ecological degradation resulting from a warming planet.

» E-Mail This

Parisians Sing The Praises Of 'Singin in the Rain'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 08:03

Until a few years ago, American musical theater was rarely performed in France. But it's become a huge hit, with 'Singin in the Rain' as the latest sold-out success.

» E-Mail This

Keeping Women Out Of The Work Force Is Economic Nonsense

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 07:08

New studies show how much a country loses if it discriminates. Not only would the women themselves benefit — to the tune of $9 billion in developing countries alone — The national economy would, too.

» E-Mail This

ISIS Issues 'Wanted' List Of 100 U.S. Military Personnel

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 06:14

U.S. defense and intelligence officials tell NPR that the list appears to have been derived from publicly available sources and not a breach of a government server.

» E-Mail This

Qatar Digital Library Preserves The Music Of A Vanishing Past

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 05:50

The tiny, super-rich state of Qatar takes pride in its modernity, with its gleaming skyscrapers and lucrative gas fields. But it is also investing in a huge history project.

» E-Mail This

Shiite Rebels In Yemen Reportedly Seize Parts Of Southern City

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 05:08

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have seized the airport at Taiz, one of the country's largest cities, days after rival al-Qaida fighters consolidated their hold on al-Houtha.

» E-Mail This

Gen. Allen: Iran's Involvement Complicates Anti-ISIS Effort

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:59

Host Rachel Martin speaks with reporter Teri Schultz about her exclusive interview with Gen. John Allen, the man charged with U.S. efforts to counter the self-described Islamic State.

» E-Mail This

William Electric Black Tackles Gun Violence In 5 Ambitious Plays

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:59

William Electric Black, the first African American writer for Sesame Street and winner of several Emmys, has a new project: a five-play cycle on gun violence.

» E-Mail This

Putin Critics Said To Be On Russian 'Kill List'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:59

After the killing in Moscow of an opponent of President Vladimir Putin, other opposition figures in Russia are said to be on a hit list. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Corey Flintoff in Moscow.

» E-Mail This

Ted Cruz Reportedly Set To Announce Presidential Bid

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:59

The firebrand Texas senator is expected to bypass an exploratory committee and launch directly into the campaign for the Republican party nomination.

» E-Mail This

'How Unromantic It Is To Die Of Tuberculosis In The 21st Century'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 03:03

That's what a patient in Russia said a few years ago. In fact, 1.5 million people do die of the airborne infection each year. Here's what the world needs to do to fight this generally curable scourge.

» E-Mail This

Officials Say Shiite Rebels Seize Yemen's 3rd Largest City

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 02:31

Rebels backed by supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh seized Taiz and its airport on Sunday, security and military officials said, as thousands took to the streets in protest.

» E-Mail This

Foraging In The Office Fridge: Petty Theft Or Public Service?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 02:18

A splash of milk for your coffee might pass, but helping yourself to a whole sandwich? Like any controversial office issue, the ethical lines that cut through the fridge aren't so clear.

» E-Mail This