More information is coming in about what happened at Los Angeles International Airport and the young man suspected of killing at TSA officer and wounding several other people. Early headlines about warnings concerning Paul Ciancia's mental state and efforts to find him appear to have been wrong.
It is one of the biggest settlements of a health care fraud case ever. Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $2.2 billion to settle charges over how it aggressively marketed drugs in the late 90s and early 200s, including paying kickbacks to pharmacists.
Multinational companies aren't the only ones who try to change. It turns out entire countries rebrand all the time for their national identities. That's the subject of the new book "Branding the Nation: The Global Business of National Identity," by Melissa Aronczyk, a professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University.
"Call of Duty" is one of the most popular video game franchises in the world. Still, its publisher, Activision, spends hundreds of millions of dollars a year to market each new version to players. The latest version, "Call of Duty: Ghosts," is out today and there’s even more competition than usual.
Hundreds of people have been killed in northern Nigeria this year. The violence is blamed on Boko Haram, an extremist group that claims to be fighting against westernization. Host Michel Martin learns more from NPR's Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, who recently visited the town where Boko Haram was born.
Big box retailer Target said it will remove questions about prior arrests on its job applications, but many companies still ask. Host Michel Martin speaks with Madeline Neighly from the National Employment Law Project and Elizabeth Milito from the National Federation of Independent Businesses about the pros and cons of the practice.
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced $6.7 million in grants to provide more legal defense services for the indigent. But will the money really help with what some critics call overworked, underpaid, and poorly trained public defenders? Host Michel Martin asks law professor Eve Primus and Jonathan Rapping of Gideon's Promise.
People with employer-based health plans won't have to shop for coverage on the exchanges. Still, the federal health law can affect them. As employers adjust plans to meet new requirements, people can expect to see changes in their coverage.
India launched its Mars mission on Tuesday. But China is still leading what some see as a space competition among Asian countries. It has worked on a lunar rover, a space station as well as its own unmanned mission to Mars.