Death Toll Continues To Rise After Explosion At Mexican Oil Company

Rescue workers found the bodies of three more people over the weekend at the site of an explosion at the headquarters of Mexico's state oil monopoly. Authorities pledged a thorough and transparent investigation into the cause of the blast but no official explanation has been given. The deadly incident comes at a critical time for the new Mexican president, who has pledged to reform the notoriously inefficient state run company. And it's unfortunate timing for the company which is in need of foreign investors.

'Tis The Season For Coming Attractions: What To Watch For At The Multiplex

NPR film critic Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of the likely blockbusters and Oscar contenders that Hollywood has in store for the end of the year.

Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

Urban foragers don't just pick their meals from the trash, many eat only the finest, freshest produce — picked from city trees. The League of Urban Canners harvests fruit from trees to make jam.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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