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: 31 min 7 sec ago

Saudi Arabia Reportedly Moves 30,000 Troops To Iraqi Border

Thu, 2014-07-03 05:54

The reported deployment comes amid reports that Iraqi forces have abandoned their positions in the region amid a Sunni-led insurgency.

» E-Mail This

Olympian, WWII Hero Louis Zamperini Dies At 97

Thu, 2014-07-03 04:34

Zamperini, whose life story was chronicled in the best-seller Unbroken, survived the brutality of a Japanese POW camp after his bomber crashed in the Pacific during World War II.

» E-Mail This

U.S. Added 288,000 Jobs In June, Labor Department Says

Thu, 2014-07-03 04:16

This is the fifth consecutive month that American employers have added more than 200,000 jobs. Last month, the U.S. job market hit a milestone, finally surpassing pre-recession levels.

» E-Mail This

Now A Hurricane, Arthur Steams Along Eastern Seaboard

Thu, 2014-07-03 03:22

Arthur is now packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph; it could bring hurricane conditions to North Carolina tonight.

» E-Mail This

In Iraq's Sacred City Of Najaf, Clerics Call On Shiites To Fight

Thu, 2014-07-03 01:18

Senior Shiite Muslim clerics usually stay out of politics. But they've broken with tradition and issued a call to arms. Shiites are now volunteering — and dying — in the fight against Sunni Muslims.

» E-Mail This

In Iraq's Sacred City Of Najaf, Clerics Call On Shiites To Fight

Thu, 2014-07-03 01:18

The Shiite Muslim clerics usually stay out of politics. But they've broken with tradition and issued a call to arms. Shiites are now volunteering — and dying — in the fight against Sunni Muslims.

» E-Mail This

For Once, The U.S., Russia And Iran Actually Agree On Something

Wed, 2014-07-02 23:14

There's a broad international consensus that radical militants in Iraq pose a serious threat. But that doesn't mean the U.S., Russia, Iran and others will act in a coordinated fashion.

» E-Mail This

An Uncertain Future Of The U.S. Terrorism Insurance Program

Wed, 2014-07-02 23:09

The federal program, which would pay for catastrophic damage if a U.S. city was attacked again, is up for renewal this year and some have begun to worry that it may be in trouble.

» E-Mail This

Chikun-What? A New Mosquito-Borne Virus Lands In The U.S.

Wed, 2014-07-02 23:08

It's called chikungunya. And it causes severe joint pain that can last for months. A quarter of a million people have caught the virus in the Caribbean. So how big a problem will it be stateside?

» E-Mail This

With Dirt And A Vision, Palestinian Architects Break The Mold

Wed, 2014-07-02 23:07

In the city of Jericho in the West Bank, there's a new home that looks like it might be from another planet. But in fact, its designers took pains to use materials that were as local as possible.

» E-Mail This

Japan's PM Says He Intends To Ease Sanctions Against North Korea

Wed, 2014-07-02 19:50

Shinzo Abe's announcement follows Pyongyang's decision to create a committee to investigate the abduction of Japanese citizens in the 1970s and '80s. Japan will still abide by UN sanctions.

» E-Mail This

How Dark Chocolate, Not Milk Chocolate, May Help Blood Flow

Wed, 2014-07-02 14:50

In a small study, people with peripheral artery disease who ate dark chocolate could walk farther than those who ate milk chocolate. Compounds in dark chocolate may make it easier to keep moving.

» E-Mail This

Arthur Strengthens Into A Hurricane, Hatteras Island Orders Evacuation

Wed, 2014-07-02 13:48

The storm is expected to affect Fourth of July travel plans. It's still unclear, however, what kind of weather will be felt along the Eastern Seaboard.

» E-Mail This

Big Bucks From Strawberry Genes Lead To Conflict At UC Davis

Wed, 2014-07-02 13:37

The strawberry breeding program at the University of California, Davis, is a big money-earner. It's created a unique hybrid of the public and private breeding sector, and that's led to conflict.

» E-Mail This

Learning How To Be A Man, From Mom

Wed, 2014-07-02 13:34

Derek Williams' dad was around when he was growing up, but it was his mom, he says, who taught him what it takes to be a good man. When she died in 2009, he had to learn from both parents' examples.

» E-Mail This

Can We Predict Which Teens Are Likely To Binge Drink? Maybe

Wed, 2014-07-02 13:06

We know some people are more at risk for abusing alcohol than others. Now scientists say they're getting closer to predicting which teenagers are most at risk.

» E-Mail This

A Scottish Yarn: A Knit In Time Saves The Fabric Of Shetland Life

Wed, 2014-07-02 12:31

In the remote cluster of rocks in the North Sea, knitting is a deeply ingrained tradition that stretches back for centuries — and persists despite the money that oil and gas have brought to Shetland.

» E-Mail This

In War's Looming Shadow, Gazans Hope Peace Will Hold

Wed, 2014-07-02 12:21

For more on the Palestinian reaction to recent tensions with Israel, Robert Siegel speaks with Mkhaimer Abu Sada, a political science professor at Al-Azhar University in Gaza City.

» E-Mail This

Benghazi Suspect Spends A Day In Court

Wed, 2014-07-02 12:06

Ahmed Abu Khattalah, a suspect charged in connection with the 2012 Benghazi attacks, had a hearing Wednesday in Washington, D.C. After a public defender outlined her arguments in Khattalah's defense, the judge ordered that he be detained.

» E-Mail This

Bipartisan Board OKs NSA Surveillance Program, With Suggestions

Wed, 2014-07-02 12:06

The independent Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has offered recommendations on how to reform one of the surveillance programs deployed by the National Security Agency. The privacy board found that the program, which was revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, is constitutional and free of abuse, but it's still proposing reforms.

» E-Mail This

ON THE AIR
Echoes
Next Up: @ 02:00 am
BBC World Service

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