NPR News

Subscribe to NPR News  feed NPR 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: 29 min 20 sec ago

Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Rules That Closed Most Texas Clinics

Tue, 2014-10-14 20:27

The Fifth Circuit court had ruled that the laws, requiring admitting privileges and pricy upgrades, could go into effect as it considered the case. The Supreme Court decided otherwise late Tuesday.

» E-Mail This

Australian Novelist Richard Flanagan Awarded Booker Prize

Tue, 2014-10-14 20:01

The head of the judge's committee says The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the story of POWs in World War II forced to build the Thailand Burma Railway, is a "magnificent novel of love and war."

» E-Mail This

In Mexico, Officials Say They Have Found More Mass Graves

Tue, 2014-10-14 16:46

Officials also announced that they had arrested 14 other police officers they say had a hand in the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero.

» E-Mail This

High Court Places Hold On Texas Law That Would've Closed Most Abortion Providers

Tue, 2014-10-14 16:17

The Supreme Court agreed to block parts of the law from going into effect, while it is challenged in the court system.

» E-Mail This

IN PICTURES: A Chaotic, Violent Day In Hong Kong, As Police Clear Streets

Tue, 2014-10-14 15:50

Overnight, dozens of occupiers were arrested as police worked to clear some main thoroughfares blocked during massive acts of civil disobedience.

» E-Mail This

Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:33

Cells derived from embryos appear to have improved vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases.

» E-Mail This

Microsoft Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, Report Says

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:30

A weakness in Microsoft Windows has been exploited by Russian hackers to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the U.S., according to a report.

» E-Mail This

Benghazi Suspect, Ahmed Abu Khattala, Is Indicted On 17 New Charges

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:25

According to the indictment, Khattala was the leader of a militia group that attacked the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, killing four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

» E-Mail This

Debate: Does Mass Phone Data Collection Violate The 4th Amendment?

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:11

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, John Yoo and other legal scholars faced off over the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program.

» E-Mail This

Ebola Volunteers Are Needed — But Signing On Isn't Easy

Tue, 2014-10-14 14:03

Doctors and nurses are desperately needed to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. They're finally starting to volunteer in larger numbers, but getting them deployed is a slow, complicated process.

» E-Mail This

California Ballot Measure Pits Doctors Against Lawyers

Tue, 2014-10-14 13:07

Proposition 46 tackles painkiller abuse, malpractice caps and mandatory drug and alcohol testing of doctors. Backers say the law would enhance patient safety, but doctors say the cost is too high.

» E-Mail This

At 113, Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Tue, 2014-10-14 13:03

Born in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag. The service couldn't handle her early birthdate.

» E-Mail This

CDC Says It's Monitoring 77 People Who Had Contact With Ebola Patients

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:41

Seventy-six of those were healthcare workers who had contact with the first Ebola patient. Only one had contact with the second Ebola patient.

» E-Mail This

Live Airport Tweets: An NPR Producer's Irregular Ebola Screenings

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:29

Airports around the world have begun screening passengers arriving from West Africa for signs of Ebola. But as producer Rebecca Hersher live-tweets, not all of the exams are as strict as promised.

» E-Mail This

Pizza Man Delivers Third-Party Option

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:27

Sean Haugh is making waves as a Libertarian candidate in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race. He isn't the only one: Independent candidates are a factor in at least a dozen races.

» E-Mail This

For Italy's Gay Rights Advocates, It's 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:13

Italy lags behind other EU states in guaranteeing equal rights for homosexuals. Gay couples have no legal recognition or adoption rights, and a bill that would make homophobia a crime has stalled.

» E-Mail This

How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:13

The generation now coming of age is spending — and giving — differently. New York-based Charity:Water gets it, and it's been a boon to its cause.

» E-Mail This

North Carolina And Alaska Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Mon, 2014-10-13 11:04

A shift in the two states are part of the cascading effects of the Supreme Court's refusal to review any appeals in same-sex marriage states in its current term.

» E-Mail This

Ebola Screening At JFK Airport Flagged 91 Travelers; None Had Virus

Mon, 2014-10-13 09:47

In the wake of the first case of Ebola being contracted in the U.S., CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden discusses plans to stop the disease and apologizes for an implication some saw in his remarks Sunday.

» E-Mail This

North Korea Says Thousands Of U.S. Soldiers' Remains Are At Risk

Mon, 2014-10-13 08:12

The remains of several thousand U.S. soldiers who died in the Korean War are "left here and there uncared and carried away en masse," a North Korean military spokesman said Monday.

» E-Mail This

Pages