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 23 min ago

Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA Torture Report

December 8, 2014 - 2:46am

Senate Democrats plan to release a long-withheld torture report this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

6 Arrested For Looting Antiquities From Israel's 'Cave Of The Skulls'

December 7, 2014 - 7:34pm

Israeli authorities released a photo of a 2000-year-old lice comb that was captured along with the men, who are accused of stealing objects from the area where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Women Butchers Are Slicing Through The Meat World's Glass Ceiling

December 7, 2014 - 4:54pm

The meat industry traditionally has been a male-dominated field. But as demand for local meat grows, that's made more room for women to carve out ownership roles in the business.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Chlorine Gas Leak In Chicago Disrupts 'Furries' Convention

December 7, 2014 - 4:22pm

At least 19 guests were treated and released at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, where several thousand people, many dressed as animal characters, were attending the annual Midwest FurFest convention.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Syria Says Israeli Warplanes Strike Targets Near Damascus

December 7, 2014 - 2:41pm

The Syrian Observatory says the airstrikes appeared to target Hezbollah arms shipments.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Washington Post Reporter, Detained For Months In Iran, Is Charged

December 7, 2014 - 12:45pm

Jason Rezaian, the newspaper's Tehran bureau chief, was arrested in July, but the Iranian government has so far declined to say why.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

U.S. Reportedly Unaware Of Second Hostage Ahead Of Failed Rescue

December 7, 2014 - 9:54am

When U.S. Navy SEALs raided an al-Qaida hideout in a failed bid to rescue American Luke Somers, they didn't know that South African Pierre Korkie was also being held there.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

6 Gitmo Detainees Transferred To Uruguay, U.S. Says

December 7, 2014 - 8:51am

Four Syrians, one Tunisian and one Palestinian were released to the South American country early today as part of a deal to reduce the inmate population at the controversial prison.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Protests Over Police Killings Turn Violent In Berkeley, Calif.

December 7, 2014 - 8:05am

At least two officers were injured trying to quell vandalism and looting among demonstrators protesting the deaths of Michael Brown and chokehold victim Eric Gardner.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Red Cross Finances Called Into Question

December 7, 2014 - 7:37am

For years, the American Red Cross has said that 91 percent of donations go to help victims of disasters. The only problem? It's not true. This story originally aired Dec. 4 on All Things Considered.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Police In Other Communities Are Consumed By Ferguson

December 7, 2014 - 7:37am

Why is there such a divide between police and communities of color? NPR's Rachel Martin talks to high- and low-ranking officers for their views on Ferguson, New York and body cameras.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

'Rolling Stone' 'Blurred The Lines' In Its Campus Rape Story

December 7, 2014 - 7:37am

Rolling Stone has backed away from a story that put the University of Virginia under scrutiny. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Emily Renda, who handles sexual misconduct response and prevention at UVA.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

For Iran, The Trend Lines All Seem To Point In The Wrong Direction

December 7, 2014 - 7:37am

Many Iranians were upbeat when Hassan Rouhani was elected last year. But much of that optimism has faded due to the nuclear talks that are dragging and a bleak economic outlook.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?

December 7, 2014 - 7:37am

As the nation endures a season of racial tension, NPR's Michel Martin talks about the mission of the black church and whether it remains relevant in the social justice movement.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Stephen Hawking Gets A Voice Upgrade

December 7, 2014 - 7:37am

The theoretical physicist has been using the same communication system for more than 20 years, until now. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Horst Haussecker of Intel about the new and faster technology.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Mideast Conflicts Converge In Once-Quiet Turkish City

December 7, 2014 - 7:37am

Gaziantep is a city that brings together Syrian rebels, U.S. aid workers and suspected ISIS militants. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Robin Wright of the Wilson Center about her recent trip there.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

GOP Unseats Sen. Mary Landrieu In Louisiana

December 7, 2014 - 7:37am

Republicans have reason to party in New Orleans this weekend. The GOP picked up a ninth Senate seat in Louisiana's runoff election Saturday — and by a wide margin.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

Lame Duck Congress Waddles Up Against A Deadline

December 7, 2014 - 7:37am

As Congress wraps up, it still must pass a federal budget, address immigration and release a torture report. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Washington correspondent Mara Liasson about the agenda.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

In Liberia, 'Looking Good Is A Business'

December 7, 2014 - 7:37am

Liberians have been through a lot. A long, devastating civil war left the nation in a shambles, and now Ebola is raging across the country. But even when things are bad, Liberians like to look good.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds

In The Philippines, More Than 1 Million Flee Typhoon Hagupit

December 7, 2014 - 6:31am

The storm toppled trees and flooded neighborhoods across a swath of the island nation, but so far appears to have spared the region the deadly destruction of last year's Typhoon Haiyan.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR Feeds