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 51 sec ago

Illinois Declares Truce In Cupcake War

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:16

When a girl's business got shut down for lack of a license, lawmakers decided the rules went too far. With states regulating so many professions, even consumer groups wonder if they should cut back.

» E-Mail This

70 Years After A Crucial Invasion, World Honors D-Day

Fri, 2014-06-06 07:39

Some 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy and began the liberation of France from Nazi occupation during World War II. World leaders, including President Obama, gathered to mark the anniversary.

» E-Mail This

Sword Fights Break Out In A Clash At India's Golden Temple

Fri, 2014-06-06 06:44

Ceremonial swords and staffs were swung in anger, resulting in injuries and panic during a commemoration of a military raid on a sacred shrine in Amritsar, India.

» E-Mail This

Heroes Among Us: When Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Fri, 2014-06-06 05:40

There are heroes on the battlefield, but there are also heroes like Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis, who tackled a gunman and, with other students, held him down until police arrived.

» E-Mail This

The U.S. Finally Gets Past Pre-Recession Jobs Total

Fri, 2014-06-06 04:15

With today's monthly jobs report meeting predictions, the U.S. has surpassed the number of jobs before 2008. But the recovery has been slow and long, economists say.

» E-Mail This

In San Antonio, Spurs Beat The Heat Twice In One Game

Fri, 2014-06-06 03:02

The air conditioning in San Antonio's arena broke down, leaving the host Spurs and the Miami Heat sweating in 90-degree temperatures as the NBA Finals began.

» E-Mail This

The 'Cool War' With China Is Unseen, But Comes With Consequences

Thu, 2014-06-05 23:47

Dueling charges of cyberspying between China and the U.S. are escalating in this new conflict, which could have huge stakes for American industry and trade secrets.

» E-Mail This

From Coffee Futures To Bulk Buying: A Year Of Adventurous Investing

Thu, 2014-06-05 23:46

Last year NPR's Uri Berliner took money from a savings account that was losing value to inflation and bought a range of assets that included a painting and a haul from Costco. So how'd his money do?

» E-Mail This

Explaining The Bergdahl Swap Hasn't Been Obama's Finest Hour

Thu, 2014-06-05 16:26

Some aspects of how Obama and his team told the world about the trade for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have raised eyebrows, even among congressional allies, prompting questions like: What were they thinking?

» E-Mail This

Shooting At Seattle Pacific University; 3 Wounded, 1 Dead

Thu, 2014-06-05 15:54

Officials say a lone gunman who opened fire with a shotgun at Seattle Pacific University is in custody.

» E-Mail This

Beastie Boys Win A Fight For Their Copyright

Thu, 2014-06-05 15:14

The hip-hop band that reached its zenith in the 1980s won a $1.7 million judgment against Monster Beverage Corp., which used the band's music without permission.

» E-Mail This

Is Pushing Interest Rates To Less Than Zero A Crazy Idea?

Thu, 2014-06-05 14:34

If a bank wants to deposit cash with the European Central Bank, it won't earn interest. In fact, the bank will actually have to pay the ECB for parking cash. It's designed to boost Europe's economy.

» E-Mail This

Stay-At-Home Dads On The Rise, And Many Of Them Are Poor

Thu, 2014-06-05 14:26

The number of fathers at home in the U.S. has nearly doubled since 1989. A desire among more men to stay home with the kids has a lot to do with that, but so does the inability to find a job.

» E-Mail This

Tracking Road Kill? There's An App For That, Too

Thu, 2014-06-05 14:13

A team from Utah State University have developed a smartphone application so "citizen scientists" can help them track animal-vehicle collisions.

» E-Mail This

Why A Pack Of Peanut Butter M&M's Weighs A Tiny Bit Less Than A Regular Pack

Thu, 2014-06-05 14:08

One hungry reporter goes on a quest to find out why his package of Peanut Butter M&M's weighs 0.06 ounces less than a package of Milk Chocolate M&M's.

» E-Mail This

How One Man's Arrest In London Shut Down Pakistan's Megacity

Thu, 2014-06-05 13:46

Altaf Hussain has been running his powerful Pakistani political movement from self-imposed exile for 22 years. After he was arrested in London on Tuesday, Karachi came to a grinding halt.

» E-Mail This

'New York Times' Editor: Losing Snowden Scoop 'Really Painful'

Thu, 2014-06-05 13:22

Edward Snowden didn't trust The New York Times with his revelations about the NSA because the paper initially spiked an earlier story about the warrantless wiretapping of Americans.

» E-Mail This

Quick DNA Tests Crack Medical Mysteries Otherwise Missed

Thu, 2014-06-05 13:02

Scientists used high-powered DNA sequencing to diagnose infections missed by usual lab tests. The pricey method is still experimental, but might offer a way to identify tough-to-diagnose infections.

» E-Mail This

Fla. Man Impersonating Police Officer Pulls Over Unmarked Car

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:52

The suspect flashed a red and blue light to signal a sheriff's detective to the side of the road. He was promptly arrested.

» E-Mail This

Internal Probe Decries GM's 'Incompetence And Neglect'

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

An internal probe of how General Motors handled an ignition switch defect has found "a pattern of incompetence and neglect" at GM. On Thursday, CEO Mary Barra announced the dismissal of 15 employees, many of whom were executives and senior managers.

» 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