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: 1 hour 6 min ago

Hopes And Hazards Of A Cease-Fire: A View From Israel

July 14, 2014 - 4:06pm

Robert Siegel talks to Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., about the Israeli air and missile strikes in Gaza and what would need to happen to bring about a cease-fire.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Between Hamas And Israel, An End Game Remains Unclear

July 14, 2014 - 4:06pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro reports on what it might take to forge a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Between Hamas And Israel, What Might An Endgame Look Like?

July 14, 2014 - 4:06pm

Both Israel and Hamas say they are unwilling to sign on to a bare-bones cease-fire. Some say the key to peace may be empowering the moderate Fatah party, but it's unclear who could broker such a deal.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

In Europe, Google Stumbles Between Free Speech And Privacy

July 14, 2014 - 4:06pm

Europe's highest court left Google with the responsibility of balancing the privacy rights of citizens with the public interest — and it's a tough balancing act.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

For Most Kids, Nice Finishes Last

July 14, 2014 - 4:06pm

A Harvard researcher says teens feel their parents prioritize success and feeling good over kindness — and so they do, too.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

This Is Your Stressed-Out Brain On Scarcity

July 14, 2014 - 4:06pm

When we don't have enough of something — love, time or money — we spend extraordinary effort worrying about how to get by, research shows. The stress of poverty changes the way people think.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Over 2 Years Since Its Wreck, The Costa Concordia Floats Again

July 14, 2014 - 4:06pm

The Costa Concordia cruise crashed into a reef and capsized over two years ago. On Monday, the most complicated part of the operation to refloat the ship was completed successfully.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Citigroup Agrees To $7 Billion Fine For 'Egregious' Misconduct

July 14, 2014 - 4:06pm

Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle claims that it committed fraud when it sold mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Most of the money will be paid to the U.S. Treasury, but some will be used to provide mortgage relief to struggling homeowners.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

West Bank: Strewn With Broken Glass And Caught In The Crosshairs

July 14, 2014 - 4:06pm

For the first time, rockets from Hamas caused damage in Palestinian areas of the West Bank. Reporter Daniel Estrin surveys a damaged home and asks Palestinians how they feel about getting caught in the crossfire.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

The 3 Scariest Words A Boy Can Hear

July 14, 2014 - 4:06pm

"Be a man" — it's a mandate most boys hear at least once in their lives. Former NFL player Joe Ehrmann says it can leave boys ill-equipped to face life's real challenges.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Accounting Giant To Pay $4 Million After Improper Lobbying

July 14, 2014 - 3:25pm

The SEC announced Monday that auditing giant Ernst & Young will pay $4 million to settle charges a subsidiary lobbied Congress inappropriately. The firm neither admitted nor denied the charges.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Do We Choose Our Friends Because They Share Our Genes?

July 14, 2014 - 3:08pm

You and your friends may have more than music and movies in common. Friends typically have more genetic similarities than strangers, researchers say. That may have evolutionary advantages.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Trump Plaza Latest Atlantic City Casino To Fold

July 14, 2014 - 2:46pm

The casino sent out a warning on Monday to more than 1,000 employees that their jobs will likely end in September. It could be one of four Atlantic City casinos to shut down.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Why A Spoonful Of Medicine Can Be A Big Safety Risk For Kids

July 14, 2014 - 2:11pm

Parents are used to seeing medication doses in tablespoons or teaspoons, but a study shows that using these units increases the risk that they will give their children the wrong dose of medicine.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Tipping The Cap To Derek Jeter, An All-Star's All-Star

July 14, 2014 - 2:05pm

A stirring tribute ad shows celebrities, fans and rivals giving a nod to the New York Yankees shortstop, who is retiring at the end of this season.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

In Defiance of Damascus, Aid Goes Cross-Border To Rebel-Held Areas

July 14, 2014 - 1:59pm

Against the demands of the Assad regime, a covert cross-border operation has been getting aid to desperate Syrians in areas out of government control. A new U.N. resolution could expand these efforts.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Nadine Gordimer: Wise Words About Bettering A Troubled World

July 14, 2014 - 1:20pm

She lived in a country where people suffered because of the color of their skin. And she had a knack for saying just the right thing to inspire us to stand up for all the world's needy souls.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Tech Giants Make Net Neutrality Case As Deadline Nears

July 14, 2014 - 1:16pm

The nation's top Internet companies are officially pressing for broad regulation to maintain free and equal access to the Internet.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Preachers Call For Compassion In Dealing With Immigrant Surge

July 14, 2014 - 1:05pm

Host Michel Martin speaks with religious leaders about how faith organizations are responding to the recent surge of immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

In Nigeria, Malala Calls For Release Of Kidnapped Schoolgirls

July 14, 2014 - 12:56pm

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has drawn renewed attention to the plight of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April, but their release appears no more imminent.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds