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: 46 min 15 sec ago

Do Guns On The Premises Leave Workers More Safe Or Less?

December 12, 2014 - 5:41pm

Private companies used to make their own rules about guns on their property. But a growing number of states have adopted laws allowing workers to keep guns in their cars in the workplace parking lot.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Do Guns On The Premises Leave Workers More Safe Or Less?

December 12, 2014 - 5:41pm

Private companies used to make their own rules about guns on their property. But a growing number of states have adopted laws allowing workers to keep guns in their cars in the workplace parking lot.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Do Guns On The Premises Leave Workers More Safe Or Less?

December 12, 2014 - 5:41pm

Private companies used to make their own rules about guns on their property. But a growing number of states have adopted laws allowing workers to keep guns in their cars in the workplace parking lot.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

The Ethics Of Torture, Explored In A Painful Fable

December 12, 2014 - 5:17pm

This week, the Senate released a report that details the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after Sept. 11. Author Laila Lalami grapples with the questions it raises by turning to literature.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

The Ethics Of Torture, Explored In A Painful Fable

December 12, 2014 - 5:17pm

This week, the Senate released a report that details the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after Sept. 11. Author Laila Lalami grapples with the questions it raises by turning to literature.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

The Ethics Of Torture, Explored In A Painful Fable

December 12, 2014 - 5:17pm

This week, the Senate released a report that details the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after Sept. 11. Author Laila Lalami grapples with the questions it raises by turning to literature.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Dingell Admitted To Hospital, One Day After Casting Last Vote In House

December 12, 2014 - 4:48pm

The long-serving Democrat's office didn't give details on Rep. John Dingell's condition, other than to say he was under observation and "resting comfortably."

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Tamir Rice's Death Ruled A Homicide By Medical Examiner

December 12, 2014 - 4:32pm

The 12-year-old boy was carrying a replica gun when he was shot by a rookie police officer on Nov. 23. He died a day later. A grand jury will now consider whether to bring charges against the officer.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

3 Wounded In Shooting Outside Portland High School

December 12, 2014 - 4:31pm

Police said that the shooter fled the scene and that the victims were "alive and breathing" when they were taken to an area hospital.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced It Does

December 12, 2014 - 3:07pm

Interrogation experts have tried to get shows like 24 to tone down the torture. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says that may not be as easy as it sounds.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

NOAA Team Finds Shipwreck Of The 'Titanic Of The Golden Gate'

December 12, 2014 - 2:36pm

In 1901, the SS City of Rio de Janeiro went down in thick fog at the entrance to San Francisco Bay, killing 128 people — most of them immigrants from China and Japan.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Vatican, Citing 'Delicate Situation,' Rejects Dalai Lama Meeting With Pope

December 12, 2014 - 1:46pm

It's an apparent reference to the Holy See's relations with China — they haven't had diplomatic ties since 1949. Tibet's spiritual leader is in Rome for a meeting of Nobel Peace Prize winners.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Confusion Over Job-Based Insurance Can Shortchange Consumers

December 12, 2014 - 1:35pm

Some consumers mistakenly think that having access to skimpy coverage at work means they won't qualify for subsidies if they are interested in a more complete policy on the health care exchanges.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Florida Tomato Pickers' Wins Could Extend To Dairy, Berry Workers

December 12, 2014 - 1:13pm

In the last four years, 30,000 tomato pickers covered by a "fair food" program got a 50-to-70 percent pay raise. Advocates are now working with retailers and other industries to duplicate the model.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Coming Soon To Iowa: Driver's License On A Smartphone App

December 12, 2014 - 1:03pm

The new app license will be available in 2015 at no additional cost to drivers, said Paul Trombino, director of the state's Department of Transportation.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Wealth Gap Between Races Widened During Recession, Study Says

December 12, 2014 - 12:45pm

According to the Pew Research Center, white, black and Hispanic households all lost wealth during the recession, but nonwhites saw the disappearance of a much greater percentage of their net worth.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Aerial Photos Are New Weapon In Organic Civil War

December 12, 2014 - 11:43am

An organic watchdog organization says big organic egg and milk producers are violating organic rules. As evidence, it offers aerial photos — but some photos may not be of organic operations.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Lost Disney Film, Featuring Oswald The Lucky Rabbit, Found In Norway

December 12, 2014 - 11:40am

Archivists at Norway's National Library, at its vault in the Arctic Circle, found an almost complete version of Empty Socks, featuring the character who preceded Mickey Mouse.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Big Drop In Students Being Held Back, But Why?

December 12, 2014 - 11:32am

The number of students being held back has been cut nearly in half, and researchers have no idea why.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Chicago's Orphaned Otter 'Pup 681' Gets A Real Name

December 12, 2014 - 10:46am

The southern sea pup now known as Luna was found on a beach in California in October. She was transferred to the Shedd Aquarium, where a naming contest was held this month.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds