News : NPR

    Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money

    Colorado School District Switches To 4-Day Week To Save Money


    Superintendent Chris Fiedler expects the district will save about $1 million in transportation costs, teaching salaries and district-wide utilities.(Image credit: James Leynse/Corbis via Getty...

    Superintendent Chris Fiedler expects the district will save about $1 million in transportation costs, teaching salaries and district-wide utilities.

    (Image credit: James Leynse/Corbis via Getty Images)

    Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist Is First Transgender Nominee For Governor

    Vermont Democrat Christine Hallquist Is First Transgender Nominee For Governor


    Christine Hallquist is the first openly transgender candidate in the U.S. to win a major party's nomination for governor. Primaries were also decided Tuesday in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin. (Image credit: Charles...

    Christine Hallquist is the first openly transgender candidate in the U.S. to win a major party's nomination for governor. Primaries were also decided Tuesday in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    (Image credit: Charles Krupa/AP)

    Trump Ally Kris Kobach Wins Primary For Kansas Governor, As GOP Incumbent Concedes

    Trump Ally Kris Kobach Wins Primary For Kansas Governor, As GOP Incumbent Concedes


    Kobach led incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer by 345 votes, with provisional ballots still being counted. Democrats hope his controversial positions on immigration and voter fraud will give them an opening.(Image credit: Steve Pope/Getty...

    Kobach led incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer by 345 votes, with provisional ballots still being counted. Democrats hope his controversial positions on immigration and voter fraud will give them an opening.

    (Image credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

    University Of Maryland Accepts Responsibility For Football Player's Death

    University Of Maryland Accepts Responsibility For Football Player's Death


    President Wallace Loh admitted at a news conference on Tuesday that the school's athletic training staff "misdiagnosed" Jordan McNair's collapse and that their failures led to his death.(Image credit: Patrick...

    President Wallace Loh admitted at a news conference on Tuesday that the school's athletic training staff "misdiagnosed" Jordan McNair's collapse and that their failures led to his death.

    (Image credit: Patrick Semansky/AP)

    Tinder Co-Founders Sue App's Owners For At Least $2B, Saying They Were 'Cheated'

    Tinder Co-Founders Sue App's Owners For At Least $2B, Saying They Were 'Cheated'


    The lawsuit also says the parent companies "whitewashed" sexual harassment claims against an executive carrying out a plan to hide Tinder's full value. The companies blast the suit as "sour grapes."(Image credit: Leon Neal/Getty...

    The lawsuit also says the parent companies "whitewashed" sexual harassment claims against an executive carrying out a plan to hide Tinder's full value. The companies blast the suit as "sour grapes."

    (Image credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

    Former Baltimore Officer Charged With Assault After Viral Video

    Former Baltimore Officer Charged With Assault After Viral Video


    Arthur Williams has been indicted by a grand jury on criminal charges including first-degree assault after a video surfaced on social media that showed him repeatedly punching a man in the face. (Image credit: @otm_lorkodak/Screenshot by...

    Arthur Williams has been indicted by a grand jury on criminal charges including first-degree assault after a video surfaced on social media that showed him repeatedly punching a man in the face.

    (Image credit: @otm_lorkodak/Screenshot by NPR)

    Florida's Gulf Coast Battles Deadly And Smelly Red Tide

    Florida's Gulf Coast Battles Deadly And Smelly Red Tide


    A toxic algae bloom is killing fish, turtles and dolphins and discouraging tourists from visiting Florida's Gulf Coast. It's not the first such event, but it is especially intense.(Image credit: Greg...

    A toxic algae bloom is killing fish, turtles and dolphins and discouraging tourists from visiting Florida's Gulf Coast. It's not the first such event, but it is especially intense.

    (Image credit: Greg Allen/NPR)

    Report Reveals Widespread Sexual Abuse By Over 300 Priests In Pennsylvania

    Report Reveals Widespread Sexual Abuse By Over 300 Priests In Pennsylvania


    A long-awaited grand jury investigation into clergy sexual abuse details decades of misconduct and cover-up in six of the state's eight Roman Catholic dioceses.(Image credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty...

    A long-awaited grand jury investigation into clergy sexual abuse details decades of misconduct and cover-up in six of the state's eight Roman Catholic dioceses.

    (Image credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

    Nope, Those Aren't Mailboxes: Paris Rolls Out Sidewalk Urinals

    Nope, Those Aren't Mailboxes: Paris Rolls Out Sidewalk Urinals


    The urinals are not at all subtle. They're bright red and placed in heavily trafficked areas — for example, directly next to the Seine near the Notre Dame Cathedral.(Image credit: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty...

    The urinals are not at all subtle. They're bright red and placed in heavily trafficked areas — for example, directly next to the Seine near the Notre Dame Cathedral.

    (Image credit: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Campaign Targets Omarosa Manigault Newman Over Tell-All Book

    Trump Campaign Targets Omarosa Manigault Newman Over Tell-All Book


    The president's campaign arm has filed a complaint against the former White House aide, saying she violated a 2016 agreement with her book and publicity tour.(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty...

    The president's campaign arm has filed a complaint against the former White House aide, saying she violated a 2016 agreement with her book and publicity tour.

    (Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Defense Rests In Paul Manafort Case Without Calling Him Or Other Witnesses

    Defense Rests In Paul Manafort Case Without Calling Him Or Other Witnesses


    Prosecutors wrapped on Monday. The move by defense attorneys to rest their case on Tuesday signals the tax and fraud trial is set to move into its final phase.(Image credit: Jacquelyn...

    Prosecutors wrapped on Monday. The move by defense attorneys to rest their case on Tuesday signals the tax and fraud trial is set to move into its final phase.

    (Image credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

    Lunch Lady Larceny? Cafeteria Workers Allegedly Stole Half A Million Dollars

    Lunch Lady Larceny? Cafeteria Workers Allegedly Stole Half A Million Dollars


    After Connecticut officials found "irregularities" at two school cafeterias, authorities traced the stolen lunch money back to two unusual suspects: sisters behind the counter.(Image credit: New Canaan Police Department via...

    After Connecticut officials found "irregularities" at two school cafeterias, authorities traced the stolen lunch money back to two unusual suspects: sisters behind the counter.

    (Image credit: New Canaan Police Department via AP)

    Dozens Of Cars Torched By Masked Youths In Western Sweden, Authorities Say

    Dozens Of Cars Torched By Masked Youths In Western Sweden, Authorities Say


    "What the hell are they up to?" Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven asked in an interview on Swedish radio. Authorities say the car fires may have been coordinated.(Image credit: Adam Ihse/AFP/Getty...

    "What the hell are they up to?" Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven asked in an interview on Swedish radio. Authorities say the car fires may have been coordinated.

    (Image credit: Adam Ihse/AFP/Getty Images)

    Nebraska Carries Out 1st Execution Using Fentanyl In U.S.

    Nebraska Carries Out 1st Execution Using Fentanyl In U.S.


    A federal three-judge panel denied a drug company's request to halt the execution of Carey Dean Moore over concerns about whether the state obtained the drugs improperly.(Image credit: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services via...

    A federal three-judge panel denied a drug company's request to halt the execution of Carey Dean Moore over concerns about whether the state obtained the drugs improperly.

    (Image credit: Nebraska Department of Correctional Services via AP)

    Watch This Native Pollinator Build Her Bee-Jeweled Nest

    Watch This Native Pollinator Build Her Bee-Jeweled Nest


    Research shows that 400 female blue orchard bees are as effective at pollinating almonds as the more than 10,000 bees in a honeybee hive. But they reproduce slowly and are prone to wandering.(Image credit: Josh...

    Research shows that 400 female blue orchard bees are as effective at pollinating almonds as the more than 10,000 bees in a honeybee hive. But they reproduce slowly and are prone to wandering.

    (Image credit: Josh Cassidy/KQED)