NPR news - breaking stories, national and world news, politics, business, science, technology

Subscribe to NPR news - breaking stories, national and world news, politics, business, science, technology feed NPR news - breaking stories, national and world news, politics, business, science, technology
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: 47 min 27 sec ago

Trump Administration Announces Plans To Shake Up The Kidney Care Industry

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:20

President Trump has signed an executive order pushing for sweeping changes in the way kidney disease is treated.

(Image credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Categories: Just News

Brazil Judge Orders Mining Company To Pay For Damage From Dam Disaster

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:17

Hundreds of people died when a ruptured dam unleashed a wave of mining waste in the town of Brumadinho in January. Mining giant Vale said it is committed to fixing the damage.

(Image credit: Douglas Magno /AFP/Getty Images)

Categories: Just News

Is 'Race Science' Making A Comeback?

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:00

We talked to Angela Saini, author of the new book Superior: The Return of Race Science, about how race isn't real (but you know ... still is) and how race science crept its way into the 21st century.

(Image credit: Henrietta Garden)

Categories: Just News

Instagram To Flag Hateful Comments Before You Send Them

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 11:14

Instagram is rolling out a feature that will notify users when their comments may contain harmful or offensive content, then give them the opportunity to undo the posts before other users see them.

(Image credit: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

Categories: Just News

Appeals Court Orders Dismissal Of Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 11:12

The court ruled that the D.C. and Maryland attorneys general lacked the standing to bring the lawsuit. Another federal court is considering a separate case brought by Democratic members of Congress.

(Image credit: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

Categories: Just News

Fed Chairman Powell Hints At Interest Rate Cut; Stocks Rally

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 10:18

The Federal Reserve chairman is testifying before Congress this week about challenges the economy faces. Stocks rallied in anticipation the central bank will lower interest rates later this month.

(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Categories: Just News

WATCH: Women's National Soccer Team Parades Through NYC's 'Canyon Of Heroes'

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 09:22

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle and their teammates are bathing in fans' cheers in Manhattan, celebrating their World Cup title.

(Image credit: Craig Ruttle/AP)

Categories: Just News

Cory Booker Wants To Block The Use Of Census Citizenship Data To Draw Voting Districts

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 09:09

Sen. Cory Booker, a Democratic presidential hopeful, is introducing a bill that would prevent a transformation of the redistricting process that he says could give Republicans a political advantage.

(Image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Categories: Just News

Beyoncé Announces New Album 'The Lion King: The Gift,' Releases New Single 'Spirit'

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 09:05

Following the world premiere of the new live-action remake of The Lion King, Queen Bey announced a syncretist suite of songs inspired and influenced by the original film's music.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

Categories: Just News

U.K. Ambassador To U.S. Resigns After Trump Vowed He Won't 'Deal With Him'

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 08:04

"The current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like," Kim Darroch wrote in his resignation letter following a cable leak revealing his criticism of Trump.

(Image credit: Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP)

Categories: Just News

With A Growing Membership Since Trump, Black Gun Group Considers Getting Political

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 07:15

The African American Gun Association is at a crossroads, trying to decide whether to stay a community-oriented organization or get into the political fray.

(Image credit: Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR)

Categories: Just News

Your Hummus Habit Could Be Good For The Earth

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 07:00

High in fiber and protein, chickpeas are playing a starring role on menus. They're also good for soil health — and growing demand could help restore soils depleted by decades of intensive farming.

(Image credit: Anna Meyer)

Categories: Just News

Actor Rip Torn, Who Made His Mark On 'The Larry Sanders Show,' Dies at 88

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 06:45

Torn developed an unpredictable and stubborn reputation, both on camera and in his personal life, but his performances also proved influential on scores of successful television shows.

(Image credit: J. Vespa/WireImage/Getty Images)

Categories: Just News

Student Debt Forgiveness Sounds Good. What Might Happen If The Government Did It?

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 06:00

It could boost the economy, but experts say that not all plans to wipe out student debt increase racial and economic equity.

(Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)

Categories: Just News

Years After Sexual Assault, Survivors Hounded To Pay Bills For The Rape Kit Exam

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 05:00

Under federal law, people sexually assaulted don't have to pay for their medical forensic exams. Yet some have trouble getting the hospitals or collection agencies to stop dunning them for payment.

(Image credit: Christian Science Monitor/Getty )

Categories: Just News

As Investigations Ramp Up, Trump Has Expanded White House Counsel's Office

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 05:00

For the first time, President Trump is spending more on staff than Barack Obama did during his final year as president.

(Image credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Categories: Just News

California First State To Offer Health Benefits To Adult Undocumented Immigrants

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 03:41

Expanding health benefits to more undocumented immigrants was praised by state Democrats, but some Republicans worried about California becoming a "magnet" for migrants in search of coverage.

(Image credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

Categories: Just News

Migrant Flow Across U.S.-Mexico Border Falls For First Time This Year

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 20:08

About 104,000 migrants were taken into custody after crossing the Southwest border — a 28% drop from May. The hot-weather drop "outpaces last year's decline by 11 percent," DHS said.

(Image credit: Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

Categories: Just News

Pentagon: July 4th Flyovers, Tank Displays And Performances Cost $1.2 Million

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 18:33

Defense Department Officials released their tally on Tuesday after mounting pressure to detail the costs for taxpayers, but say personnel participation was part of training budget.

(Image credit: Patrick Semansky/AP)

Categories: Just News

Disney Cable Channel Defends Casting Black Actress As New 'Little Mermaid'

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 18:02

Certain circles of the Internet are aghast that the ingenue — actress and singer Halle Bailey — is African American. "Spoiler alert ... the character of Ariel is a work of fiction," Disney said.

(Image credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Categories: Just News

Pages