NPR News

Syndicate content News
NPR news, audio, and podcasts. Coverage of breaking stories, national and world news, politics, business, science, technology, and extended coverage of major national and world events.
Updated: 46 min 48 sec ago

Winter Storm Paralyzes Roads In North Carolina, Despite Warnings

Wed, 2014-02-12 17:47

In scenes like those in Atlanta two weeks ago, some drivers are leaving their cars in the road, creating new challenges for other drivers and work and rescue crews.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Substitute Racer Takes Olympic Silver In Sochi

Wed, 2014-02-12 15:34

Olympic athletes often endure weeks of anticipation as pressure builds toward their moment on the global stage. That wasn't a problem for Canadian Denny Morrison, who got his spot in the speedskating finals just one day ahead of the race.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Election Panel: Long Lines Were Management Problem

Wed, 2014-02-12 14:11

The election administration commission appointed by President Obama found no evidence that partisan plots were behind long Election Day lines, as some have suggested. Rather, some election officials simply misjudged how much equipment and personnel they needed at certain precincts.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Sid Caesar, Who Got Laughs Without Politics Or Putdowns, Dies At 91

Wed, 2014-02-12 14:10

The comedian was one of early network TV's biggest stars, and he didn't do smut or smarmy remarks. Caesar did skits: grown-up, gentle comedy for the whole family. He died Wednesday morning at his home in Beverly Hills.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Latest Evidence Against Mammograms Adds To Women's Uncertainty

Wed, 2014-02-12 14:05

A Canadian study finds no reduction in deaths over the long haul for women who got mammograms to detect breast cancer beginning in the 1980s. It's the latest study to raise questions about the value of regular mammograms. But radiologists faulted the study as flawed and rejected its conclusions.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

After January Surge, More Than 3 Million Have Enrolled In Obamacare

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:41

Slightly more women than men are signing up for coverage. The most popular plans are the silver ones, the third-most generous type among the four main kinds offered on insurance exchanges around the country.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Comedian And Actor Sid Caesar Has Died At 91

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:23

The multitalented Sid Caesar, who took live and complex comedy skits on the air as a pioneer in 1950s TV, has died at 91. Caesar, who established a new comedic tradition in America before he was 30, died in Los Angeles this week.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Sid Caesar, One Of TV's Earliest Stars, Dies At The Age Of 91

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

The comic actor Sid Caesar died on Wednesday at the age of 91. He starred in the popular 1950s program, Your Show of Shows, television's first live comedy show, featuring skits and musical numbers.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Senate Follows House Lead In Passing Debt Limit Raise

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

Eager to follow their House colleagues out of Washington for a break, senators Wednesday cleared a raise to the debt ceiling for the president to sign into law. It will take the issue of limiting U.S. debt off the table until March 2015.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Something Winter This Way Comes: The South Braces For Storms

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

A debilitating winter storm is creating havoc across the Deep South on Wednesday. As much as a foot of snow is expected in Georgia and the Carolinas. Ice will also be a problem: Forecasters say that up to an inch of it will coat roads and power lines. Jim Burress of member station WABE reports from Atlanta that hundreds of thousands of people are without electricity.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

American Speedskaters Leave Ice Disappointed

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

U.S. speedskating took a big hit in Sochi today, coming out of the 1,000-meter competition with no medals. The team's highest rank was eighth, earned by Shani Davis, who has dominated this race in the past.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

More Findings, More Questions About Value Of Mammograms

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

A long-running study has been raising questions about the value of mammography for younger women, and recently it has produced yet more evidence to cast doubt on routine screening. The study found no evidence that screening saved lives, even after 25 years of follow-up. Rather, screening may lead instead to unnecessary treatment for many women. The findings are unlikely to settle debate over the value of mammography.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Face Of Katrina Recovery Found Guilty Of Corruption Charges

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

Wednesday in New Orleans, a federal jury convicted former Mayor Ray Nagin on 20 of 21 corruption counts. The two-term mayor was in office when Hurricane Katrina struck and was the public face of the city during the city's rebuilding. Federal prosecutors say that it was during this time he took bribes to steer rebuilding contracts to businessmen.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Surprise Pot Hole Claims 8 Vintage Corvettes

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., met with a rude surprise on Wednesday morning. A sinkhole — 40 feet wide and 20 feet deep — opened beneath part of the museum, swallowing eight vintage Corvettes. To find out more, Robert Siegel speaks with Katie Frassinelli, the museum's communications manager.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Two Decades From War, Unrest Simmers Anew In Bosnia

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

In Bosnia-Herzegovina, protesters have begun to gather in several towns to demand the resignation of the regional government. Their complaints range from corruption to unemployment, but some say the roots of the unrest can be found in the flawed system established two decades ago, in the wake of sectarian civil war. Robert Siegel speaks with Reuters correspondent Matt Robinson about the changes that need to be made and the unclear path forward.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Behind Besieged Walls, UN Peacekeeper Sees War's Toll On Syrians

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

In the war-torn Syrian city of Homs, a tenuous cease-fire is set to expire on Wednesday. Fighting has centered on a district within Homs known as the Old City, a rebel-held area under siege by government forces for more than a year. For more on the cease-fire and evacuation, Melissa Block talks with Matt Hollingworth, the Syria director for the United Nations World Programme.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

At 102, Reflections On Race And The End Of Life

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

Rosa Finnegan worked until she was 101. Even now, she says, she's still learning things about herself. "Even as old as I am," she says, "you think you're not prejudiced, but all of a sudden you really find out you are. How stupid I was. 'Cause before you know it, it's all over."

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Risky Tech Fixes For Climate Becoming Likelier, Critic Warns

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:00

As time runs out to put the brakes on global warming, world leaders seem loathe to reduce gas emissions, because it's politically hard, says social scientist Clive Hamilton. Instead, he worries, we'll try to engineer the atmosphere — a tech fix that sounds quicker and simpler – but is fraught with risk.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

Democrats Clash In Military Sexual Assault Debate

Wed, 2014-02-12 12:48

Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York are at odds over whether military commanders should retain control over pursuing prosecution in sexual assault cases.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

With Senate's OK, Debt Limit Bill Will Head To White House

Wed, 2014-02-12 12:45

The Senate has voted to extend the federal debt limit, giving final congressional approval to a bill that is meant to cover the government's finances into 2015. The measure passed on a 55-43 vote.

» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us

KBBI is Powered by Active Listeners like You

As we celebrate 35 years of broadcasting, we look ahead to technology improvements and the changing landscape of public radio.

Support the voices, music, information, and ideas that add so much to your life. Renew here or visit KBBI by April 21 to enter to win one round-trip airfare with Era between Homer and Anchorage. Thank you for supporting your local public radio station.

ON THE AIR
PRI's"The World"
Next Up: @ 01:01 pm
Pot Luck

FOLLOW US

Drupal theme by pixeljets.com ver.1.4