News : NPR

    Trump Nominates Kelly Craft, Ambassador To Canada, For U.N. Post

    Trump Nominates Kelly Craft, Ambassador To Canada, For U.N. Post


    Craft's nomination as ambassador to the United Nations follows State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert's withdrawal from consideration. (Image credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty...

    Craft's nomination as ambassador to the United Nations follows State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert's withdrawal from consideration.

    (Image credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

    California Couple, Parents Of 13, Plead Guilty To Abuse, Torture, Imprisonment

    California Couple, Parents Of 13, Plead Guilty To Abuse, Torture, Imprisonment


    David and Louise Turpin face 25 years to life behind bars in an abuse case the DA said was "among the worst ... ever seen." It included charges of starving and shackling children to furniture.(Image credit: Jae C....

    David and Louise Turpin face 25 years to life behind bars in an abuse case the DA said was "among the worst ... ever seen." It included charges of starving and shackling children to furniture.

    (Image credit: Jae C. Hong/AP)

    Microsoft Workers Protest Army Contract With Tech 'Designed To Help People Kill'

    Microsoft Workers Protest Army Contract With Tech 'Designed To Help People Kill'


    They say Microsoft's contract "crossed the line" into weapons development for the first time and that the company is failing to inform its engineers "on the intent of the software they are building."(Image credit: Elaine...

    They say Microsoft's contract "crossed the line" into weapons development for the first time and that the company is failing to inform its engineers "on the intent of the software they are building."

    (Image credit: Elaine Thompson/AP)

    Botswana Weighs Lifting Hunting Ban, With Eye On Reducing Elephant Population

    Botswana Weighs Lifting Hunting Ban, With Eye On Reducing Elephant Population


    A government group recommends elephant hunting resume within limits, and also calls for the animals to be slaughtered for meat used in pet food production.(Image credit: Charmaine...

    A government group recommends elephant hunting resume within limits, and also calls for the animals to be slaughtered for meat used in pet food production.

    (Image credit: Charmaine Noronha/AP)

    R. Kelly Charged With 10 Counts Of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse In Illinois

    R. Kelly Charged With 10 Counts Of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse In Illinois


    The R&B star singer has been dogged for decades by allegations that he has sexually abused underage girls and women. Now, Kelly faces 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.(Image credit: Donald Kravitz/Getty...

    The R&B star singer has been dogged for decades by allegations that he has sexually abused underage girls and women. Now, Kelly faces 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

    (Image credit: Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)

    Judge Rules Against State Department In Same-Sex Couple's Citizenship Lawsuit

    Judge Rules Against State Department In Same-Sex Couple's Citizenship Lawsuit


    Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks have twin sons, born four minutes apart. The State Department has maintained that one is a U.S. citizen and one is not. A judge sided with the couple. (Image credit: Jae C....

    Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks have twin sons, born four minutes apart. The State Department has maintained that one is a U.S. citizen and one is not. A judge sided with the couple.

    (Image credit: Jae C. Hong/AP)

    Virginia Republicans Plan Hearings For Lt. Gov. Fairfax's Sexual Assault Accusers

    Virginia Republicans Plan Hearings For Lt. Gov. Fairfax's Sexual Assault Accusers


    GOP members in Virginia's General Assembly plan to hear from women who allege that Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted them years ago. Fairfax denies the allegations. (Image credit: Steve...

    GOP members in Virginia's General Assembly plan to hear from women who allege that Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted them years ago. Fairfax denies the allegations.

    (Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)

    Netflix Buys Rights To Stream Chinese Sci-Fi Blockbuster 'The Wandering Earth'

    Netflix Buys Rights To Stream Chinese Sci-Fi Blockbuster 'The Wandering Earth'


    The film's release has been a major event in China. Will overseas audiences by charmed its big-budget special effects, too?(Image credit: STR/AFP/Getty...

    The film's release has been a major event in China. Will overseas audiences by charmed its big-budget special effects, too?

    (Image credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Breakdancing In The Olympics? Paris 2024 Organizers Say, 'Oui, Garçon!'

    Breakdancing In The Olympics? Paris 2024 Organizers Say, 'Oui, Garçon!'


    Discussing "le breakdance" this week, Paris organizers said it speaks to young people — and that the sport's dance battles will be a hit in the 2024 Summer Games.(Image credit: Eitan Abramovich /AFP/Getty...

    Discussing "le breakdance" this week, Paris organizers said it speaks to young people — and that the sport's dance battles will be a hit in the 2024 Summer Games.

    (Image credit: Eitan Abramovich /AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Administration Proposes Sweeping Changes To Federal Family Planning Program

    Trump Administration Proposes Sweeping Changes To Federal Family Planning Program


    Any organization that provides or refers patients for abortions will be ineligible for Title X funding to cover STD prevention, cancer screenings and contraception.(Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty...

    Any organization that provides or refers patients for abortions will be ineligible for Title X funding to cover STD prevention, cancer screenings and contraception.

    (Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Trump's Venezuela Moves Follow Long History Of Intervention In Latin America

    Trump's Venezuela Moves Follow Long History Of Intervention In Latin America


    History suggests that if the U.S. takes too large a role in the South American country's crisis, it could spark a worse backlash than the original issue, experts and former diplomats warn.(Image credit: John...

    History suggests that if the U.S. takes too large a role in the South American country's crisis, it could spark a worse backlash than the original issue, experts and former diplomats warn.

    (Image credit: John Gaps/AP)

    Jussie Smollett's Character Removed From Final Episodes Of 'Empire' Season

    Jussie Smollett's Character Removed From Final Episodes Of 'Empire' Season


    The actor was arrested Thursday for filing a false police report. Now, it appears the role that made him famous may be in doubt. Empire producers said they chose to "avoid further disruption on set."(Image credit: Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty...

    The actor was arrested Thursday for filing a false police report. Now, it appears the role that made him famous may be in doubt. Empire producers said they chose to "avoid further disruption on set."

    (Image credit: Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)

    Florida Police: Robert Kraft, Owner Of Patriots, To Face Solicitation Charges

    Florida Police: Robert Kraft, Owner Of Patriots, To Face Solicitation Charges


    The charges are part of a sting on a local spa. Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution, a misdemeanor, tied to two different visits to the spa. (Image credit: Mark...

    The charges are part of a sting on a local spa. Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution, a misdemeanor, tied to two different visits to the spa.

    (Image credit: Mark Humphrey/AP)

    Kraft, Oscar Mayer Brands Take A Massive Hit As Tastes Shift

    Kraft, Oscar Mayer Brands Take A Massive Hit As Tastes Shift


    The giant Kraft Heinz food company's stock dropped sharply Friday after it said its Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands are worth $15.4 billion less than previously stated. (Image credit: Arnd...

    The giant Kraft Heinz food company's stock dropped sharply Friday after it said its Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands are worth $15.4 billion less than previously stated.

    (Image credit: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)

    What An Insect Can Teach Us About Adapting To Stress

    What An Insect Can Teach Us About Adapting To Stress


    Under pressure, a lot of us get rigid about our sense of self. But psychologists say it's healthier to be flexible and adapt to your circumstances. Just ask a grasshopper.(Image credit:...

    Under pressure, a lot of us get rigid about our sense of self. But psychologists say it's healthier to be flexible and adapt to your circumstances. Just ask a grasshopper.

    (Image credit: NPR)