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: 49 min 46 sec ago

Politicians Get Personal With Memorable Early Campaign Ads

Fri, 2014-04-25 12:04

It's early in the 2014 election season, but already some noteworthy — and powerful — biographical spots are starting to appear.

» E-Mail This

Family Tree Of Pertussis Traced, Could Lead To Better Vaccine

Fri, 2014-04-25 12:04

Scientists tracking the ancestry of whooping cough say it arose abruptly in humans about 500 years ago, caused by a mutated bacterium that once lived only in animals. Genetic tricks helped it spread.

» E-Mail This

You Love The Cloud, But It May Not Be As Secure As You Think

Fri, 2014-04-25 12:04

People are storing more and more stuff online: photos, music, documents — even books. But if you're storing your digital belongings in the cloud, you should know you're giving up some rights.

» E-Mail This

Company Hopes To Strike It Rich By Mining Pacific Seafloor

Fri, 2014-04-25 11:32

Nautilus Minerals has signed a contract with the government of Papua New Guinea to extract cooper, gold and silver from a depth of 5,000 feet.

» E-Mail This

Boehner Mocks GOP Colleagues For Immigration Fears

Fri, 2014-04-25 10:53

Back home in his Ohio district, Speaker John Boehner had fun at the expense of fellow House Republicans who are reluctant — or afraid — to tackle an immigration overhaul.

» E-Mail This

Maryland's Obamacare Stumble Fails To Sway Governor's Race

Fri, 2014-04-25 10:37

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown might as well be wearing Teflon. Despite overseeing the botched rollout of the state's health insurance exchange, he's still the Democratic front-runner.

» E-Mail This

Space X To Protest No-Bid National Security Contracts

Fri, 2014-04-25 10:22

The space startup says its rockets are capable of carrying satellites for the Air Force, and it can do so cheaper than Boeing and Lockheed.

» E-Mail This

Before This Blogger Moves On, He Wants To Say Thanks

Fri, 2014-04-25 10:16

As he prepares to take on a new role at NPR after nearly five years with The Two-Way, Mark Memmott wants to say, "See you later."

» E-Mail This

Gasoline Prices Rise As U.S. Refineries Send More Fuel Overseas

Fri, 2014-04-25 09:51

Prices are higher in large part because Gulf Coast refineries are exporting more gasoline to Latin America, analysts say. The average is about 18 cents a gallon more than it was a year ago.

» E-Mail This

Saint Who? John XXIII Overshadowed By John Paul II

Fri, 2014-04-25 09:50

Catholics have known for years that Pope John Paul II was destined for sainthood, but many aren't so familiar with John XXIII, who also will be canonized on Sunday.

» E-Mail This

New Manchester United Skipper Vows To Make Fans Smile Again

Fri, 2014-04-25 08:43

David Moyes lasted less than a season as manager of the English football (soccer) club. Longtime star player Ryan Giggs is filling in and says this is "the proudest moment" of his life.

» E-Mail This

'Don't Touch Me,' Said Canada. 'I Won't!' Said The USA. So They Moved 20 Feet Apart

Fri, 2014-04-25 08:32

Canada and the USA agreed to create a 20-foot-wide corridor between them that runs for 5,500 continuous miles. Cartographers drew the line straight, but engineers built it crooked. Take a look.

» E-Mail This

Cliven Bundy, #myNYPD: Public Relations Fails?

Fri, 2014-04-25 08:23

Both rancher Cliven Bundy and the New York Police Department had a rough week in the spotlight. The Barbershop guys weigh in on the risks of talking or tweeting too much.

» E-Mail This

Cleveland Fans Confront Racist Traditions

Fri, 2014-04-25 08:18

Native American-themed mascots are at the center of a growing national debate, including the Cleveland Indians mascot, Chief Wahoo. Sports blogger Pete Pattakkos talks about pushing for change.

» E-Mail This

'Blood Victory' In Medical Research Dispute

Fri, 2014-04-25 08:16

The Havasupai Native American tribe celebrated Blood Victory Day this week. That's the anniversary of their legal victory over researchers who misused members' blood samples without proper consent.

» E-Mail This

Is Anti-Semitism In Ukraine A Real Threat?

Fri, 2014-04-25 08:08

Tensions remain high in Ukraine, and there are also concerns that anti-Semitism is taking root during the political crisis. Richard Brodsky of Demos discusses the issue.

» E-Mail This

What's Next For Divided Supreme Court?

Fri, 2014-04-25 08:03

The Supreme Court handed down major decisions on some controversial cases this week. David Savage of the Los Angeles Times and Amy Howe of SCOTUSblog discuss the rulings and what's next.

» E-Mail This

Recovery Of Bodies From Sunken Ferry Growing More Difficult

Fri, 2014-04-25 07:44

Authorities say divers are finding it harder and harder to get into places where passengers' bodies are still trapped. On Friday, 185 deaths had been confirmed. Another 117 people remained missing.

» E-Mail This

Russia's Credit Rating Cut To Just Above 'Junk'

Fri, 2014-04-25 06:22

The crisis in Ukraine and Russia's struggling economy have led many investors to pull their money out of Russia. So Standard & Poor's moved Friday to downgrade the nation's rating.

» E-Mail This

VIDEO: At White House, Girl Hands Father's Resume To First Lady

Fri, 2014-04-25 05:14

"My dad's been out of a job for three years," the 10-year-old told Michelle Obama. The youngster's mother says the family didn't know the girl would do that.

» E-Mail This

ON THE AIR

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.Thank you for supporting your local public radio station.

FOLLOW US

Drupal theme by pixeljets.com ver.1.4