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: 20 min 14 sec ago

Israel's Netanyahu Says No Cease-Fire In Gaza

Thu, 2014-07-10 06:28

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a cease-fire with Hamas is "not even on the agenda," as the U.N. Security Council prepared for a special session on the renewed violence.

» E-Mail This

Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities

Thu, 2014-07-10 05:46

About half the genetic contribution to a child's reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there's still no telling exactly which genes are involved.

» E-Mail This

Results Of Indonesia's Presidential Election In Limbo

Thu, 2014-07-10 05:37

Most unofficial counts give Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo a slight lead over his opponent, but authorities have cautioned against celebrating until a full tally is released in about 10 days.

» E-Mail This

4 Children, 2 Adults Killed In Apparent Domestic Dispute In Texas

Thu, 2014-07-10 04:41

The suspect in the shootings in Spring, Texas, engaged police in a three-hour standoff before surrendering.

» E-Mail This

Kurdish Leaders Boycott Iraqi Government Meetings

Thu, 2014-07-10 04:04

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused Kurds of sheltering terrorists and Saddam Hussein loyalists. Kurdish ministers withdrew from meetings, calling on Maliki to resign.

» E-Mail This

From Calif. Teachers, More Nuanced Views On Tenure

Thu, 2014-07-10 04:03

Some teachers say they want to preserve tenure, but add that it's time for a look at the rules.

» E-Mail This

Hackers In China Reportedly Targeted U.S. Federal Workers

Thu, 2014-07-10 03:26

According to a report in The New York Times, hackers accessed U.S. government databases in March and apparently targeted files on employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.

» E-Mail This

China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

Thu, 2014-07-10 01:27

After years of stunning growth, China's go-go real estate market is in retreat. It has been one of the engines driving the world's second-largest economy, so economists are watching it closely.

» E-Mail This

From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

Wed, 2014-07-09 23:29

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.

» E-Mail This

The Little Spacecraft That Couldn't

Wed, 2014-07-09 23:28

A team of volunteer space cowboys may have to say goodbye to ISEE-3 and to their dream of reviving for a final mission the creaky, 36-year-old hardware. Failed tests Wednesday suggest a fuel problem.

» E-Mail This

The Little Spacecraft That Couldn't

Wed, 2014-07-09 23:28

A team of volunteer space cowboys may have to say goodbye to ISEE-3 and to their dream of reviving for a final mission the creaky, 36-year-old hardware. Failed tests Wednesday suggest a fuel problem.

» E-Mail This

Bingeing On Bad News Can Fuel Daily Stress

Wed, 2014-07-09 23:27

Simply watching, reading or listening to steady news coverage of a traumatic event can be as stressful as experiencing the event in person, research suggests.

» E-Mail This

Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

Wed, 2014-07-09 23:23

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders opposes war and advocates for veterans. Even in the most conservative corner of Vermont, he's managed to do well. Now there's buzz that Sanders may run for president.

» E-Mail This

Obama Turns To Gov. Perry In Seeking A Solution To Border Crisis

Wed, 2014-07-09 16:28

After a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Obama addressed the influx of migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico border.

» E-Mail This

Congress Has The Ability To Fix Immigration Crisis, Obama Says

Wed, 2014-07-09 15:29

His remarks in Dallas followed a meeting with faith leaders and local officials, including Gov. Rick Perry, to discuss the large number of unaccompanied minors at the border.

» E-Mail This

Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally

Wed, 2014-07-09 15:18

Antibiotic sales in clinics and pharmacies around the world rose by more than a third over a decade. Now drugs reserved for the most dangerous bacteria are at risk of losing their effectiveness.

» E-Mail This

For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can

Wed, 2014-07-09 15:14

Advocacy groups have sued the federal government for not providing lawyers to children in deportation proceedings. Unlike criminal courts, these courts don't provide representation for defendants.

» E-Mail This

Interpreting The IRS Emails, Washington-Style

Wed, 2014-07-09 15:01

Throughout the yearlong investigation, congressional Republicans and Democrats have taken the same evidence and come to diametrically opposed conclusions.

» E-Mail This

An Actor, A University And A Famous Name Lead To A Lawsuit

Wed, 2014-07-09 14:32

The estate of John "Duke" Wayne and Duke University are fighting over commercial use of their shared name. Although the actor was always known as Duke, nicknames don't have much standing in court.

» E-Mail This

Report Says FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims

Wed, 2014-07-09 14:21

The men quoted in the story by reporters Glenn Greenwald and Murtuza Hussain say they were targeted because they were Muslims. But it is unclear why they were targeted.

» E-Mail This

ON THE AIR
BBC World Service
Next Up: @ 05:00 am
Democracy Now

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.Thank you for supporting your local public radio station.

FOLLOW US

Drupal theme by pixeljets.com ver.1.4