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: 3 min 49 sec ago

Spanish Court Blocks Catalonia's Independence Vote

Mon, 2014-09-29 13:17

Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.

» E-Mail This

At U.N., Iceland Announces Men-Only Conference On Gender Equality

Mon, 2014-09-29 12:33

During a speech in front of the General Assembly Gunnar Bragi said the conference would focus on violence against women and would be "unique" because only men and boys are invited.

» E-Mail This

Who Will Win The 2014 World Series?

Mon, 2014-09-29 12:26

If the oddsmakers are right, two Los Angeles teams will be the only ones left standing when the World Series begins in late October. But back east, some fans are pulling for a Beltway Series.

» E-Mail This

A Doctor Turned Mayor Solves A Murder Mystery In Colombia

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:46

When Rodrigo Guerrero took office, he was shocked by the murder rate. It seemed logical to blame the drug cartels. But his epidemiologist's eye led him to a different culprit.

» E-Mail This

4 Years Of Lessons Learned About Drugmakers' Payments To Doctors

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:36

American doctors received at least $1.4 billion in payments from drug companies last year. What did the companies get for their money?

» E-Mail This

Sandwich Monday: The Pizza Cake

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:05

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Pizza Cake, which is a fancy way of saying "a bunch of pizzas stacked on top of each other."

» E-Mail This

After Fire, FAA Orders Review Of Contingency Plans, Security

Mon, 2014-09-29 10:28

On Friday, a contractor intentionally set fire to an FAA air traffic facility that has caused flight delays and cancellations for days.

» E-Mail This

More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids

Mon, 2014-09-29 10:12

How long can you sit still in a desk? How about your 7-year-old? Maybe you could both use a break. A study shows that kids who get to run around and play after school are better at paying attention.

» E-Mail This

Swedish Scientists Square Off Over Who Can Sneak In Most Dylan Lyrics

Mon, 2014-09-29 09:25

It all started in 1997, when two professors from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm published an article on flatulence titled "Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind."

» E-Mail This

What We Don't Know About Heart Disease Can Kill Us

Mon, 2014-09-29 09:10

People in the United Kingdom failed big time when they took a poll on risk factors for heart disease. Think you're more up to speed? Try our quickie quiz and find out.

» E-Mail This

How Hong Kong Protesters Are Connecting, Without Cell Or Wi-Fi Networks

Mon, 2014-09-29 08:57

Pro-democracy protesters are downloading a fast-growing app called FireChat to stay in touch. It has been used around the world during political unrest.

» E-Mail This

California Enacts 'Yes Means Yes' Law, Defining Sexual Consent

Mon, 2014-09-29 08:27

The new law requires an "affirmative consent" and states that consent can't be given if someone is asleep or incapacitated by drugs or alcohol.

» E-Mail This

Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste

Mon, 2014-09-29 08:25

Large-scale hog operations get a bad environmental rap. But when it comes to processing the animals, the industry is a model of efficiency, making use of every last bit in sometimes surprising ways.

» E-Mail This

Afghanistan's New President: 'Hold Me Accountable'

Mon, 2014-09-29 07:50

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai takes over from Hamid Karzai after a disputed election that forced a unity government with rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah.

» E-Mail This

Should You Do The Do-Over If There's A Chance For A Second Chance?

Mon, 2014-09-29 07:11

As world-class violinist Joshua Bell plans a second Washington, D.C. Metro performance, we reflect on the rare opportunity to try something again.

» E-Mail This

What's At Stake For Hong Kong?

Mon, 2014-09-29 06:36

As thousands of people throng Hong Kong's financial district to protest for democratic reforms, many wonder whether Beijing will crack down.

» E-Mail This

Germany Red-Faced Over Military Equipment Failures

Mon, 2014-09-29 06:33

The country's defense minister says Germany currently can't fulfill its long-term NATO commitments because of a widespread grounding of its military planes and helicopters.

» E-Mail This

Japan's Mt. Ontake Is Still Erupting As Questions Emerge About Warnings

Mon, 2014-09-29 06:16

At least 36 people are feared dead following Saturday's eruption that caught hundreds of hikers by surprise. Another plume of ash and gas has complicated rescue efforts, which again have been halted.

» E-Mail This

Hong Kong Tense As Democracy Activists Face Down Police

Mon, 2014-09-29 03:42

Thousands of protesters used umbrellas to deflect tear gas canisters as authorities tried unsuccessfully to break up demonstrations in the city's Central business district.

» E-Mail This

Survey: ATM, Checking Account Overdraft Fees Surge

Sun, 2014-09-28 23:44

The survey released Monday by Bankrate.com finds the average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed 5 percent over the past year to a new high of $4.35 per transaction.

» 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