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: 12 min 36 sec ago

Carroll, Iowa: Where The Childhood Paper Route Is Alive And Well

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:44

Most newspapers today are delivered by adults in cars, not kids on bikes. But in Carroll, young people who want to make some money on a paper route are growing up in the right place.

» E-Mail This

Donald Trump Sues To Remove His Name From Atlantic City Casinos

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:34

The real estate mogul was a pioneer of the New Jersey shore town's gambling industry. Its decline is hurting his name by association, Trump claims in a court filing.

» E-Mail This

Truth In Labeling: Celiac Community Cheers FDA Rule For Gluten Free

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:22

The Food and Drug Administration now requires all food manufacturers to be in compliance with a labeling standard for gluten-free food. Advocates for people with celiac disease say it's about time.

» E-Mail This

As Ebola Spreads in Nigeria, Debate About Experimental Drugs Grows

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:21

The death toll in the Ebola outbreak has climbed above 900. In response, the World Health Organization will look into whether it's ethical to use experimental medicines in the outbreak.

» E-Mail This

Construction Industry Missing Key Tool: Skilled Workers

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:02

Construction is booming once again in the Gulf Coast, Midwest and Rocky Mountain states. But there are about 20 percent fewer skilled workers in construction than there were in 2008.

» E-Mail This

Ukraine Faces Buildup Outside The Border And Fatigue Within

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

Anton Troianovski of The Wall Street Journal just left Ukraine and is now in Moscow. He speaks to Audie Cornish about continued clashes in Ukraine and reports that Russia is amassing troops along the border.

» E-Mail This

George W. Bush Steals Show In Africa Summit's Finale

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

President Obama, leaders from Africa and even former President Bush all took part in a busy final day for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's conclusion.

» E-Mail This

Ebola Casts A Shadow Over Obama's Africa Press Conference

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

President Obama delivered remarks to conclude a summit that invited leaders from Africa to meet with U.S. businesses. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to discuss the gathering's last day.

» E-Mail This

Uncertainty Stalls Recruiting Efforts For Deportation Relief

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

Two years ago, the Obama administration began granting relief from deportations with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Yet half of the unauthorized immigrants who are eligible still haven't applied.

» E-Mail This

Plotting The American Role In Fighting The AIDS Epidemic

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

To learn about the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Melissa Block talks with Deborah Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS coordinator. Birx talks about combating complacency in the fight against the AIDS epidemic.

» E-Mail This

Who's The Boss? Labor Board Says It's McDonald's, As Much As Franchisee

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

In a preliminary finding, the National Labor Relations Board said McDonald's could be held responsible for its franchisees' mistreatment of workers on wage and firing issues. It's an early step, but it's already sending tremors through the fast-food industry and other areas of the economy that depend on contracted or franchised workers.

» E-Mail This

Play Doesn't End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

Play among children is vital for their social development. So what's in it for adults?

» E-Mail This

Up Close And Personal With A 40-Story Oil Rig In The Gulf

Wed, 2014-08-06 12:00

The Gulf of Mexico accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S. domestic oil production. But few see these operations far offshore.

» E-Mail This

Walgreens Drops Plan To Move Headquarters — And Profits — Overseas

Wed, 2014-08-06 11:10

The pharmacy giant will conclude its merger with British retailer Allliance Boots in a $15 billion deal. But the company decided to drop plans to move its headquarters abroad for tax purposes.

» E-Mail This

Brief Counseling May Not Help With Most Drug Problems

Wed, 2014-08-06 11:02

Studies show that a chat with a doctor during a routine checkup can sometimes be enough to curb problem drinking. But the model doesn't work as well with problem drug use.

» E-Mail This

Malaysia Flight Wreckage Was 'Like The End Of The World'

Wed, 2014-08-06 10:42

The New York Times' Sabrina Tavernise was among the first to arrive at the site of the downed flight in Ukraine in late July. She says it's hard to get the faces of the dead out of her mind.

» E-Mail This

Nearly 50 Killed By Car Bombs In Baghdad Markets

Wed, 2014-08-06 10:41

Violence in primarily Shiite neighborhoods has been extreme in recent weeks. On Wednesday, three car bombs were detonated in crowded market areas.

» E-Mail This

Ask Me Anything: Correspondent Emily Harris Discusses Gaza

Wed, 2014-08-06 10:34

For the past month, Harris has been covering the Israeli-Hamas battles in the Gaza Strip. She's answering questions Wednesday in a Reddit Ask Me Anything.

» E-Mail This

Dutch Call Off Search For Additional Remains In Ukraine

Wed, 2014-08-06 10:18

The Dutch prime minister said continuing the search at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight is too dangerous. Russia has stationed tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine.

» E-Mail This

Following Western Sanctions, Russia Orders Ban On Some Imports

Wed, 2014-08-06 09:56

The Kremlin did not name names, but asked his agencies to come up with a list but also make sure that the ban prevents the "rapid growth of prices of agricultural and food products."

» E-Mail This

ON THE AIR

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