NPR News

Subscribe to NPR News  feed NPR 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: 41 sec ago

In Tikrit Offensive, Local Sunnis, Shiite Militias Are Unlikely Allies

Thu, 2015-03-19 15:15

The main forces fighting the self-declared Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq, are Iran-backed Iraqi Shiite militias. Despite decades-long animosity between the nations, local Sunnis are joining them.

» E-Mail This

Remains Of Sept. 11 Victim Identified

Thu, 2015-03-19 14:59

New York City medical examiners used DNA testing to identify Matthew David Yarnell of New Jersey, a 26-year-old vice president of technology of the Fiduciary Trust Co.

» E-Mail This

Watch Your Back, Kale. Kelp Is Gunning For The 'Veggie Du Jour' Title

Thu, 2015-03-19 14:22

With a little help, scientists say that seaweed growing along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts could become the "kale of the sea." The first step is teaching chefs and consumers how to enjoy it.

» E-Mail This

Australia Takes Over Local Government On Tiny Bankrupt Island

Thu, 2015-03-19 14:05

Norfolk island, home to descendants of sailors who mutinied on the HMS Bounty in 1789, will be administered from Canberra beginning next year.

» E-Mail This

Obama To Prince Charles: We'll Never Be Royals

Thu, 2015-03-19 13:15

President Obama told the Prince that Americans like the royal family "much better than they like their own politicians." He may be right.

» E-Mail This

Chanel Handbags Prices To Rise In Europe, Lower In Asia

Thu, 2015-03-19 13:06

Chanel says it is aligning the cost of its handbags worldwide. The move reacts to the depreciating Euro, and aims to stop people from buying up the classic bags to sell at a profit in other countries.

» E-Mail This

Why Russia's Economic Slump Has Been Good For London

Thu, 2015-03-19 12:55

Britain's financial community was worried last year when the West began imposing sanctions on Russia. But it turns out that only encouraged wealthy Russians to pump more money into Britain.

» E-Mail This

Egyptian Singer, Meet Burundi Bassist. Play Among Yourselves!

Thu, 2015-03-19 12:44

The musicians who live in countries along the Nile rarely got to meet — until the Nile Project came along. Now they learn from each other, make records together and are currently touring the U.S.

» E-Mail This

Despite Cease-Fire, Skirmishes Carry On Along Ukraine's Front Line

Thu, 2015-03-19 12:36

Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists are still exchanging fire and inflicting casualties at hot spots in eastern Ukraine. The separatists haven't withdrawn heavy weapons, Ukrainians say.

» E-Mail This

Target Agrees To $10 Million Settlement Over Data Breach

Thu, 2015-03-19 12:23

Court documents show victims of the 2013 hack could get as much as $10,000 apiece.

» E-Mail This

Judge Rejects Release Of Grand Jury Testimony In Eric Garner Case

Thu, 2015-03-19 11:45

Garner died last July after being placed in a chokehold as he was being arrested for selling loose cigarettes on the sidewalk. A grand jury decided not to indict the officer involved in the death.

» E-Mail This

'Looks Like Laury' Shines The Power Of Friendship On A Failing Mind

Thu, 2015-03-19 11:29

When actress and writer Laury Sacks started losing words fast, her best friends, who happened to be filmmakers, captured her experience. Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury shows how they reached her.

» E-Mail This

Netanyahu Says A Palestinian State Is 'Unachievable' Today

Thu, 2015-03-19 11:20

Israel's prime minister tells NPR he doesn't want a "zero-state solution" that will jeopardize Israel's existence. Separately, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat accuses Netanyahu of "exporting fear."

» E-Mail This

Qatar To Host Final of Soccer's 2022 World Cup On Dec. 18

Thu, 2015-03-19 11:04

FIFA, soccer's governing body, also said the tournament will be played over "a reduced timeframe." Separately, FIFA announced that France will host the 2019 Women's World Cup.

» E-Mail This

Obama Orders Reduction In Government's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Thu, 2015-03-19 10:28

He directed the federal government to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent within the next decade and to increase its use of renewable energy sources to 30 percent of total consumption.

» E-Mail This

What If Everyone In America Had To Vote?

Thu, 2015-03-19 09:43

President Obama called the idea of mandatory voting potentially "transformative." That's true, and Democrats might love it, but it's not likely to happen.

» E-Mail This

Virginia's Governor Orders Inquiry Into Black Student's Bloody Arrest

Thu, 2015-03-19 09:04

The case created an uproar after photos emerged showing a member of UVA's Honor Committee bleeding as he lay on the sidewalk with a uniformed ABC agent crouching over him.

» E-Mail This

For A Good Snooze, Take One Melatonin, Add Eye Mask And Earplugs

Thu, 2015-03-19 08:40

Hospitals are notoriously difficult places to sleep, despite efforts to make them less noisy. Cheap, simple workarounds can help, a study says. Taking the sleep hormone melatonin helped the most.

» E-Mail This

Botched Ritual Circumcision Leads To World's First Penile Transplant

Thu, 2015-03-19 08:35

The recipient is a 21-year-old from a tribe in South Africa, whose organ was amputated due to complications from the circumcision. The hope is that transplants could be one way to aid other victims.

» E-Mail This

Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

Thu, 2015-03-19 07:31

The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.

» E-Mail This