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: 24 min 9 sec ago

From A Congresswoman To A 'Queen,' Girl's Dress-Up Photo Series Rolls On

Tue, 2015-03-24 10:33

Photos of 5-year-old Lily Bushelle dressed up as heroines of African-American history have gone viral. Her family is finding new icons to help continue their series.

» E-Mail This

James Corden Nods To Talk Show Tradition With CBS' 'Late Late Show'

Tue, 2015-03-24 09:53

British comic actor James Corden took over CBS' Late Late Show on Monday with a star-studded debut. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says he offered a touch of talk show tradition with a modern feel.

» E-Mail This

House Panel Releases Video Of Secret Service Barricade Incident

Tue, 2015-03-24 09:40

A House panel released the tape and angrily questioned Secret Service Director Joe Clancy about why additional videos of the March 4 incident near the White House weren't preserved and made available.

» E-Mail This

Why There's A Big Battle Brewing Over The Lean Meat In Your Diet

Tue, 2015-03-24 09:01

Should the government recommend lean meat as part of a healthy diet? That's emerged as a political flashpoint. The panel working on federal guidelines says the evidence on lean meat is muddled.

» E-Mail This

Here Comes 'The X-Files,' Back For More Mulder, More Scully, And More

Tue, 2015-03-24 08:42

Fox has announced that its beloved sci-fi series The X-Files will be back for six new episodes from creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

» E-Mail This

U.S. Providing Reconnaissance Flights Over Booby-Trapped Tikrit

Tue, 2015-03-24 08:40

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq has been conducting surveillance flights over the city since March 21 to help uproot militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

» E-Mail This

Calif. Lawyer Proposes Ballot Initiative To Kill Gays And Lesbians

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:49

The "Sodomite Suppression Act" is unlikely to get a vote, but it's making waves in the Golden State, where all it takes is $200 and a few hundred thousand signatures to get on a ballot.

» E-Mail This

Feds Claim Obamacare Launch Is Hindering Government Transparency

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:31

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a backlog of some 3,000 FOIA requests and says it may need 10 years or more to dig out from under some large cases.

» E-Mail This

Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:22

Early efforts to test legal marijuana are finding that it's got lots of buzzworthy THC. But it can also have fungus, chemical residue and bacteria. What that means for health and safety isn't clear.

» E-Mail This

Even In Nursing, Men Earn More Than Women

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:01

Almost all registered nurses are women, but men in the profession are paid more, a study finds. The differences were especially startling in outpatient settings and for nurse anesthetists.

» E-Mail This

TB Patients That The World Writes Off Are Getting Cured In Peru

Tue, 2015-03-24 06:41

When a person is diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, the treatment is so long and painful that some countries decide it's not worth bothering. Partners In Health disagrees.

» E-Mail This

Old-timey Slang: 'Polking' Was A Vulgar Word

Tue, 2015-03-24 06:18

Slang words come and go — and some stay on forever.

» E-Mail This

Germanwings Jet Crashes In The French Alps

Tue, 2015-03-24 06:05

The plane, an Airbus A320 run by a subsidiary of the German airline Lufthansa, went down with 150 people aboard. French President Francois Hollande voiced fears that there would be no survivors.

» E-Mail This

Angelina Jolie Pitt Has Ovaries Removed, Citing Cancer Fears

Tue, 2015-03-24 04:32

Writing in The New York Times, the actress, who had a preventive double mastectomy two years ago, said she carried a gene that gave her an elevated risk of cancer.

» E-Mail This

French Prime Minister: Nearly 150 On Board Crashed Airliner Feared Dead

Tue, 2015-03-24 03:00

A Germanwings plane with 142 passengers and six crew members has crashed in the Alps, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said. The aircraft was traveling from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany.

» E-Mail This

Report: Israel Spied On U.S. Nuclear Talks With Iran

Tue, 2015-03-24 02:47

The Wall Street Journal says Israel spied on the talks and passed on the information to U.S. lawmakers in the hopes of undermining the deal. Israel denies spying on the talks.

» E-Mail This

Many Doctors Who Diagnose Alzheimer's Fail To Tell The Patient

Mon, 2015-03-23 23:42

Only about half of Medicare patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's are told of the diagnosis by their doctor, a study finds. That compares to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer.

» E-Mail This

Not Prosecuting Companies If They Promise To Behave

Mon, 2015-03-23 23:41

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.

» E-Mail This

Sea Turtles Test Urban Waters In Southern California River 'Jacuzzi'

Mon, 2015-03-23 23:40

Even with the warm outflow from nearby power plants, it's an odd new habitat choice. Volunteers and researchers are working to study and track the population that's popped up in the San Gabriel River.

» E-Mail This

How 2 Children With Leukemia Helped Transform Its Treatment

Mon, 2015-03-23 23:38

Cancer treatment for kids has changed dramatically since the 1960s. Back then, doctors experimented with approaches that seemed promising but were also potentially toxic. Some survivors look back.

» E-Mail This