National

RSS Feed
NPR

Rare Northern White Rhino Dies At San Diego Zoo

Now, only five remain in the world. Angalifu was thought to be 44 years old. He died of old age.
NPR

Organization Behind 'Kony 2012' Set To Close Its Doors In 2015

Invisible Children made what some call the most viral video of all time, which helped the group raise more than $30 million — but most of that money is spent, and Joseph Kony is still on the loose.
NPR

Should Special Prosecutors Investigate Killings By Police?

In New York, the state's attorney general wants the power to appoint special prosecutors in cases of killings by police. But many police officers and DAs don't like the idea.
NPR

Texas Braces For A Drop In Production After Oil Prices Fall

Oil production has been booming in Texas, fueled by technological advances. But the fall in oil prices will slow things down. The coming year is likely to see a weeding out of the weakest producers.
NPR

EPA Deems Montana City An Environmentally Safe Place To Live

The city of Libby was home to a mine that blanketed residents in asbestos dust for decades. After years of cleanup, the Environmental Protection Agency now says most of the risk is gone.
NPR

'Warning Shot': Sen. Warren On Fighting Banks, And Her Political Future

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, took a passionate stand against a provision in the spending bill that rolls back a major part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation.
NPR

Lockheed Martin Case Puts 401(k) Plans On Trial

The aerospace company is being sued for choosing retirement funds that were poorly managed and charged high fees in a case that tests the limits of a company's responsibilities to its employees.
NPR

When Grandma's House Is Home: The Rise Of Grandfamilies

In a shift driven partly by culture and largely by the economy, the number of grandparents living with their grandchildren is up sharply in the U.S. About 1 in 10 kids is living with a grandparent.
NPR

Congress To Nutritionists: Don't Talk About The Environment

Should dietary guidelines consider the environmental effects of our food choices? The government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee thinks they should. Congress, however, says no.
NPR

To Stop Teen Drinking Parties, Fine The Parents

For some teenagers, parties with alcohol are almost a rite of passage. Surveys show the vast majority of parents in these homes know the alcohol is flowing. Cities are now cracking down on the adults.

Pages