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 ago

Woman Arrested For Not Returning Movie Rented In 2005

Mon, 2014-02-17 12:45

A copy of Monster-In-Law is at the center of a story that landed a South Carolina woman in jail for a night. It may remind you of a Seinfeld episode, but it's not a laughing matter to her.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

'I'm The Hijacker!' Says Ethiopian Pilot Of Commandeered Jet

Mon, 2014-02-17 11:23

During a flight headed to Rome from Addis Ababa on Monday, one of the pilots reportedly locked himself in the cockpit and took the passenger jet to Geneva, Switzerland, instead. Once there, he gave himself up to authorities and asked for asylum.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

Americans Davis And White Win Gold In Ice Dancing

Mon, 2014-02-17 10:41

Meryl Davis and Charlie White are the first Americans to win gold in the event. They out-skated longtime rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. Russians Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov finished third.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

Penn State Picks New President: Florida State's Eric Barron

Mon, 2014-02-17 10:23

The school is turning to an experienced administrator. Barron has been president of Florida State since 2010. Before that, he was a dean at Penn State. He takes over a school still recovering from the 2011 scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse of young boys.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

Help Arrives, But South African Miners Refuse To Be Rescued

Mon, 2014-02-17 09:22

An unknown number of men remain below ground. They're resisting rescue because they don't want to be arrested, as 22 of their colleagues were after being rescued. The men have reportedly been mining for gold illegally.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

Pennsylvania Woman Claims To Have Killed At Least 22 People

Mon, 2014-02-17 08:01

Nineteen-year-old Miranda Barbour and her husband have been accused of one grisly murder. Now, she has told a Pennsylvania newspaper that she's been killing people since she was 13, and that "I stopped counting" at 22 victims. Authorities are investigating.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

Don't Know What To Do With Your Life? Neither Did Thoreau

Mon, 2014-02-17 08:00

A new biography reveals that young Thoreau took quite a few detours on his path to Walden. A gossipy young man who loved eating popcorn, ice skating and listening to his music box, schoolmates and neighbors found him standoffish and regarded his fascination with plants and Indian relics as downright odd.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

Snowden's Leaks About NSA Lead To Awards For 4 Reporters

Mon, 2014-02-17 07:00

Journalists who broke the news in The Guardian and The Washington Post are among those receiving this year's George Polk Awards in Journalism. Without their work, the stories "would not have seen the light of day."

» E-Mail This     » Add to

U.N. Report Details North Korea's 'Crimes Against Humanity'

Mon, 2014-02-17 06:00

In blunt language that supports what the outside world has feared for decades, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says that "the gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a state that does not have any parallel in the contemporary world."

» E-Mail This     » Add to

What Honest Abe's Appetite Tells Us About His Life

Mon, 2014-02-17 05:05

Abraham Lincoln is known as one of America's greatest presidents. Turns out, he was also a cook who used to join his wife in the kitchen after work. In her new culinary biography of Lincoln, a food historian walks us through his life with stories — and recipes — of what he ate, cooked and served.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

Ethiopian Plane Hijacked To Geneva By Co-Pilot Seeking Asylum

Mon, 2014-02-17 02:00

An Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked a plane bound for Rome on Monday and flew it to Geneva, where he wanted to seek asylum, officials said.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

Hong Kong To Destroy Ivory Stockpile, But Will It Curb Demand In China?

Mon, 2014-02-17 02:00

Over the next two years, Hong Kong plans to burn 28 tons of ivory. Many conservationists hope destroying stockpiles will dampen demand in a country where many wealthy Chinese are buying ivory statues and carvings as investments. Others worry that it may have no effect at all.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

Finessing Health Coverage: When To Buy Insurance For A New Baby

Mon, 2014-02-17 00:39

It's getting easier to cancel a health insurance policy if you get a new job or have other life changes. And new parents can buy coverage for the baby after he or she is born. But there are exceptions to many rules in the Affordable Care Act, so it's worth checking out how they affect you.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

A Push To Boost Computer Science Learning, Even At An Early Age

Mon, 2014-02-17 00:39

It's estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

Candy Flavors Put E-Cigarettes On Kids' Menu

Mon, 2014-02-17 00:37

Electronic cigarettes are often billed as safe and helpful for adult smokers trying to kick their habit. But the CDC says 1 in 5 young teens who try an e-cigarette have never smoked tobacco. And between 2011 and 2012, the devices doubled in popularity among middle-school and high-school students.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

Kyrie Irving Selected AS MVP In NBA All-Star Game

Sun, 2014-02-16 23:05

The Cleveland Cavaliers' point guard was selected MVP after scoring 31 points, racking up 14 assists. He helped rally the Eastern Conference from an 18-point deficit in the second half of its 163-155 victory over the West.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

South Korean Tourists Killed In Bus Bombing In Egypt

Sun, 2014-02-16 22:54

An explosion tore through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, killing at least four people. The incident raises fears that Islamic militants have renewed a bloody campaign to wreck Egypt's tourism industry.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

The Origin (And Hot Stank) Of The 'Chitlin' Circuit'

Sun, 2014-02-16 16:00

This network of performance venues — nightclubs, bars, juke joints and theaters — formed during Jim Crow because black performers in the U.S. didn't have access to white-owned clubs. But what did chitlins have to do with it?

» E-Mail This     » Add to

Is It Really Safe? Testing West Virginia's Water

Sun, 2014-02-16 14:00

After the Jan. 9 chemical spill into West Virginia's Elk River, more than 300,000 people lost access to clean, safe drinking water. Government authorities have said the water is now "usable" for all purposes including drinking, but many residents say they don't trust the water.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

Looking Back On Libya: 'We Were Naive' About The Challenges

Sun, 2014-02-16 13:26

The first fissures witnessed in 2011 have blown wide open, and the country has morphed into the Wild West. One activist who returned to Libya to support the revolution, says the dreams of a new Libya are at risk.

» E-Mail This     » Add to

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. Renew here or visit KBBI by April 21 to enter to win one round-trip airfare with Era between Homer and Anchorage. Thank you for supporting your local public radio station.



Drupal theme by ver.1.4