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: 58 min 51 sec ago

Out Of White House Meeting, Obama And Merkel Emerge United On Russia

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:08

President Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House Friday, in an effort to present a united front on the Ukrainian crisis. The pair held a joint press conference discussing the prospect of further sanctions on Russia.

» E-Mail This

An End In Sight For Siege Of Homs, As Syrian Rebels Plot Retreat

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:08

A deal is in the works to draw the long battle at Homs to a close. The deal would let the rebel fighters evacuate their stronghold in the Syrian city, at which point the Syrian government would enter.

» E-Mail This

First American Case Of MERS Reported In Indiana

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:08

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the first case of Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus, or MERS, has been confirmed in the U.S. A health care worker in Indiana who recently returned from Saudi Arabia has been hospitalized and is critical condition.

» E-Mail This

Amid New Details Of Botched Execution, A Timeline Of Final Hours

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:08

Details of the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett reveal a procedure rife with problems. A timeline released by the state's Department of Corrections offers unsettling insight into the day of Lockett's death.

» E-Mail This

On Auction Block: Draft Of 'Like A Rolling Stone,' And Some Doodles

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:08

Sotheby's will be auctioning what it claims to be the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics for Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," as part of the auction house's rock and pop music sale.

» E-Mail This

Urban Greengrocers Are Back, To Serve Big-Spending Locavores

Fri, 2014-05-02 10:49

Small independent grocery stores are a growing trend in urban areas. They are like the shops where gran and gramps used to buy their produce, but they have been updated for the modern foodie.

» E-Mail This

Don't Count On Travel Insurance To Cover Mental Health

Fri, 2014-05-02 10:44

People buy travel insurance so they won't lose a lot of money if they become ill and can't travel. But for most policies, "ill" doesn't include mental illness. Some travelers discover that too late.

» E-Mail This

House Will Consider Select Committee To Investigate Benghazi Attacks

Fri, 2014-05-02 10:39

At the same time, Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House oversight committee, issued a subpoena to force Secretary of State John Kerry to testify about the attacks.

» E-Mail This

When A Yoga Teacher Ticks You Off, Is It Rude to Walk Out?

Fri, 2014-05-02 09:13

The reasons we go to yoga are many, from building strength to finding calm. But a teacher's style might add to your stress level. Is it OK to abandon class? Or are there reasons to stick it out?

» E-Mail This

Rock-Paper-Scissors Strategy Could Be More Than Mere Child's Play

Fri, 2014-05-02 09:03

Scientists have found that the game is less random than it appears because winners tend to replay their winning choice and losers try something else — but according to a predictable pattern.

» E-Mail This

Landslide In Afghanistan Reportedly Leaves Hundreds Missing

Fri, 2014-05-02 08:25

Officials say scores of people are missing and presumed dead after the slide buried a village in the mountainous northeastern province of Badakhshan.

» E-Mail This

Sinn Fein Leader's Arrest Ignites Debate Over Academic Freedom

Fri, 2014-05-02 08:22

Gerry Adams was arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with a 1972 killing. Some of the case evidence is from a Boston College oral history project in which participants were promised anonymity.

» E-Mail This

Marijuana Banking Bill Is Snuffed Out In Colorado

Fri, 2014-05-02 06:06

The legislation would have created a financial framework for revenue from legal pot sales. It was put on hold by lawmakers.

» E-Mail This

Unemployment Drops To 6.3 Percent, Lowest In 5 Years

Fri, 2014-05-02 04:37

U.S. employers added far more jobs than expected — 288,000 — in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. In a separate survey, the unemployment rate dipped by 0.4 percentage points.

» E-Mail This

Toll Rises From Deadly Car Bomb In Nigerian Capital

Fri, 2014-05-02 03:58

At least 19 people died in the blast Thursday in Abuja, according to officials. Separately, the government says more girls were taken in a mass kidnapping earlier this month than previously believed.

» E-Mail This

'Wassup, Sheep?' He Asked

Fri, 2014-05-02 03:37

How come so many species of domesticated animals — dogs, pigs, cows, ducks, geese, rats, horses — have smaller brains than their wild ancestors? Oh, and humans too!

» E-Mail This

Ukraine Launches Military Operation Against Separatists In The East

Fri, 2014-05-02 03:08

Two Ukrainian copters were shot down in the fighting, which Kiev calls an "anti-terror" operation against pro-Russia rebels. Russia says the push "killed the last hope" for a deal to ease the crisis.

» E-Mail This

Death Penalty Fades As Hot-Button Issue

Fri, 2014-05-02 03:03

With murders down dramatically, death penalty support has fallen far from its peak 20 years ago. Problems with executions, meanwhile, have made many Democrats, at least, skeptical about the practice.

» E-Mail This

Many Seniors Accepted To First-Choice Colleges Go Elsewhere

Fri, 2014-05-02 01:16

Almost half of college freshmen surveyed last year had enrolled in schools that weren't at the top of their list — not because they didn't get in, but because of costs.

» E-Mail This

Agribusiness Funds 'Farmland' To Counter Hollywood Message

Fri, 2014-05-02 01:16

Films like Food Inc. and King Corn highlight the evils of big agriculture. Now farmers are hitting back with their own movie, Farmland. It was funded by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.

» 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