National

RSS Feed
NPR

U.S. Customs Seize Giant African Snails Bound For Dinner Plates

Officials say the snails are "highly invasive, voracious pests" that eat paint and stucco off houses. But the snails are a prized delicacy in West Africa, where they're marinated or grilled on sticks.
NPR

Two Former State Attorneys General Arrested In Utah

The former chief law enforcement officers face 23 counts of bribery, obstruction of justice and other charges. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert calls it "a black eye" for the state.
NPR

Odin's Beard! Marvel Announces A New Thor — And She's A Woman

The comic book publisher said the new character will be the Thor of the Marvel Universe.
NPR

In Response To Dwindling Applications, Peace Corps Makes Big Changes

The Peace Corps has announced that it's streamlining its application process so volunteers won't have to spend hours doing paperwork or wait a year to find out if they're being sent abroad.
NPR

With Elder Care Planning, Start Early To Avoid Conflicts And Crises

Tell Me More's parenting panel discusses the challenges of caring for an elderly parent or loved one, especially when it comes to needing guardianship.
NPR

In 'Underwater Dreams,' Robotics Team Puts Lens On Immigration Debate

The new documentary, produced by Jeb Bush Jr., explores the topic of immigration reform through the lives of undocumented students who win an underwater robotics competition.
NPR

Plan To Make 6 States Out Of California May Head To Ballot

The plan would create states with names such as Jefferson, Silicon Valley, South California. The constitutional amendment needs more than 800,000 signatures to qualify; backers say they have enough.
NPR

Will Camu Camu Be The Next Amazonian 'It' Fruit?

Camu camu will soon dethrone açai — an Amazonian berry that's made its mark in the crowded health food market. Or so its promoters are claiming. We asked NPR's Brazil bureau to investigate.
NPR

Comcast 'Embarrassed' By The Service Call Making Internet Rounds

In case you missed it, a customer posted eight minutes of a bleak call with Comcast. His attempt to cancel his cable set a new standard for bad customer service.
NPR

Most Employers See A Benefit In Covering Contraceptives

The recent Supreme Court ruling gives employers more latitude in refusing to pay for certain kinds of birth control for employees. But most companies won't go that route, analysts predict.

Pages