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: 28 min 43 sec ago

An Open, Dark Secret: Ireland Reacts To Mass Grave Of Children

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:13

The bodies of hundreds of children were recently discovered in the Irish town of Tuam, left behind a former home for unmarried mothers. Alison O'Reilly of The Irish Mail broke the story, and she speaks with Robert Siegel about the mass grave and reactions to the news.

» E-Mail This

Who Shot Pakistan's Star News Anchor? Some Point To Spy Agency

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:13

Pakistan's biggest media house and the country's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, have been embroiled in conflict recently. Geo TV alleged that ISI tried to kill the network's anchor, who was shot and badly injured in April. Now, government regulators have intervened, banning Geo for two weeks.

» E-Mail This

For Americans Held In Honduras, Daily Fines And Decrepit Conditions

Fri, 2014-06-06 12:13

Six Americans have been detained in Honduras for the last month, jailed on suspicion of smuggling arms. The Americans claim the guns they carried were for personal protection against pirates as they cleared logs to give locals better access to fishing sites.

» E-Mail This

North Dakota's Gay-Marriage Ban Challenged In Federal Court

Fri, 2014-06-06 11:37

The state had been the only one to have its voter-approved same-sex prohibition go unchallenged in the courts. On Friday, seven couples filed suit to change that.

» E-Mail This

R U Ready To Quit Smoking? Texting Can Help

Fri, 2014-06-06 11:18

For smokers hoping to quit, text messages with tips and reminders may be just as effective as phone counseling, a study finds. Texts doubled the success rate compared with people who didn't text.

» E-Mail This

@CIA Tweets; Internet Explodes In Not-So-Covert Sarcasm

Fri, 2014-06-06 11:00

The agency has probably been on Twitter before, but its first public tweet was cloaked in tongue-in-cheek humor.

» E-Mail This

WWII Vet, AWOL From Nursing Home, Found At Normandy Ceremonies

Fri, 2014-06-06 10:20

After Bernard Jordan's nursing home in Sussex couldn't sign him up for an organized trip, the 89-year-old put on his medals and headed out on his own. The nursing home reported him missing.

» E-Mail This

Uber Car Service Company Is Now Valued At $17 Billion

Fri, 2014-06-06 09:50

Uber, the company whose app pairs drivers with passengers, hit it big in a new financing round, bringing in investments of $1.2 billion and sending its valuation skyward.

» E-Mail This

Striking Train Workers Add To Brazil's World Cup Woes

Fri, 2014-06-06 09:20

There were scenes of chaos in Brazil Friday as striking workers and police clashed and commuters jammed onto overcrowded buses. The list of headaches is growing ahead of next week's World Cup kickoff.

» E-Mail This

Early Exposure To Bacteria Protects Children From Asthma And Allergies

Fri, 2014-06-06 09:13

It was widely thought that the grunge in inner-city housing was causing high rates of asthma. But now it looks like being exposed to just the right kinds of bacteria and vermin actually helps.

» E-Mail This

NBA Finals: Did The Heat Take Down Miami?

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:56

A faulty air conditioning system spiked temperatures during the first game of the NBA finals, and the San Antonio Spurs took the win. The Barbershop guys talk sports, politics and pop culture.

» E-Mail This

World Cup Makes Brazilians Crazy, But Soccer's Not To Blame

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:55

While workers scramble to prepare stadiums and airports for visiting fans, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro says many Brazilians are angry and frustrated.

» E-Mail This

Rabbi: American Jews Should Not Worry About Anti-Semitism

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:55

A new survey from the Anti-Defamation League estimates that nearly one in 10 Americans are prejudiced against Jews. But Rabbi Eric Yoffie says American anti-Semitism is not a real threat.

» E-Mail This

Should Tweens Be Prosecuted As Adults?

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:54

Two 12-year-old girls in Wisconsin allegedly took their friend into the woods and stabbed her multiple times. They have been charged as adults. What does that mean and is it fair?

» E-Mail This

North Korea Says It Has Detained Another U.S. Tourist

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:39

State media reports that Jeffrey Edward Fowle acted "contrary to the purpose of tourism" and is being investigated. North Korea is known to be holding at least two other Americans.

» E-Mail This

Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:27

Farmed fish production will have to more than double by 2050 to keep up with global demand, a report finds. And aquaculture can be far more sustainable than meat production, the researchers say.

» E-Mail This

Illinois Declares Truce In Cupcake War

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:16

When a girl's business got shut down for lack of a license, lawmakers decided the rules went too far. With states regulating so many professions, even consumer groups wonder if they should cut back.

» E-Mail This

70 Years After A Crucial Invasion, World Honors D-Day

Fri, 2014-06-06 07:39

Some 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy and began the liberation of France from Nazi occupation during World War II. World leaders, including President Obama, gathered to mark the anniversary.

» E-Mail This

Sword Fights Break Out In A Clash At India's Golden Temple

Fri, 2014-06-06 06:44

Ceremonial swords and staffs were swung in anger, resulting in injuries and panic during a commemoration of a military raid on a sacred shrine in Amritsar, India.

» E-Mail This

Heroes Among Us: When Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Fri, 2014-06-06 05:40

There are heroes on the battlefield, but there are also heroes like Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis, who tackled a gunman and, with other students, held him down until police arrived.

» 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