NPR News

Spanish And Arabic Mixes In Accused Terrorist's Home Town

NPR Top Stories - August 30, 2015 - 4:02am

The accused terrorist in the recent foiled train attack in France is a Moroccan who lived in Algeciras, Spain. It's a diverse port city where immigrants are well integrated.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Marginalized Young American-Somalis Look East To Join ISIS

NPR Top Stories - August 30, 2015 - 4:02am

The Twin Cities area has the largest Somali population in America. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Minneapolis Councilman Abdi Warsame about young people arrested for allegedly conspiring to join ISIS.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Germans Impatient With Angela Merkel's Migrant Response

NPR Top Stories - August 30, 2015 - 4:02am

Germany is the number one destination for the thousands of migrants reaching Europe's shores. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a German perspective from Der Spiegel editor Maximilian Popp.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Kurdish Activists Camp Out Between Turkey's Army And Kurdish Fighters

NPR Top Stories - August 30, 2015 - 4:02am

As an old conflict heats up again in southeastern Turkey, the activists have staked out ground on a sunburned hillside and say they're willing to risk their own lives in order to stop the fighting.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Their Crimes Reclassified, Some Californian Felons Get A Second Chance

NPR Top Stories - August 30, 2015 - 4:02am

Approved by voters last year, Proposition 47 lets people with some nonviolent felonies petition to reduce their crimes to misdemeanors. It's giving former offenders access to better opportunities.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

What's Better For Afghanistan's Future: Buddha Tours Or A Copper Mine?

NPR Top Stories - August 30, 2015 - 3:03am

A vast archaeological site sits atop one of the world's biggest untapped copper deposits. And Afghanistan must decide which resource will be a greater boon.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

How Fishermen's Bragging Rights Gave Birth To Fine Art

NPR Top Stories - August 30, 2015 - 3:03am

In 19th century Japan, fishermen found a foolproof way to record trophy catches: a "fish rubbing" inked onto paper, creating a permanent record of their size. Gyotaku soon evolved into fine art.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

The Bloody Mary Meat Straw: An All-American Story

NPR Top Stories - August 30, 2015 - 12:57am

Bloody Mary's have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They've become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Broadway's First Black Jean ValJean Dies At 21

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 5:36pm

When he debuted earlier this summer, Kyle Jean-Baptiste was also the youngest person ever to play the lead character in Les Miserables on Broadway. He died in an accident Saturday.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Egyptian Court Hands Down 3-Year Sentences For Journalists And Activists

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 1:10pm

Three Al-Jazeera English journalists and several student activists were sentenced to up to three years and six months in prison in Cairo on Saturday.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Demonstrators Storm Beirut, Demanding Solutions To Garbage-Collection Crisis

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 1:10pm

In Beirut, the Lebanese capital, bars and restaurants closed Saturday night in solidarity with anti-government protests that have grown over the last week.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Turkey, U.S., Conduct First Joint Airstrikes Against ISIS

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 12:55pm

Ankara, long hesitant to commit to the coalition against the self-declared Islamic State, said "[the] fight against the terrorist organization is a priority."

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Donald Trump In 9 Quotes And 200 Seconds

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 12:45pm

Trump took his act on the road to Tennessee, where he thrilled a conservative audience with an off-the-cuff routine that bordered on stand-up comedy.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Protests In Malaysia Target Prime Minister Over Alleged Corruption

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 12:32pm

Pressure on Premier Najib Razak has mounted since a revelation last month that $600 million had been improperly transferred from a failing state fund.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

New Orleans Mayor On Katrina Anniversary: 'We Saved Each Other'

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 9:42am

The 10th anniversary of the devastating storm was marked by prayers and church bells to remember the estimated 1,800 who lost their lives in the disaster.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Ebola Flashback: Nancy Snyderman's Experience Was Different From Mine

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 8:03am

The Today show medical editor gave a new interview about her controversial quarantine. It triggered powerful memories for an NPR journalist who was in Liberia around the same time.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Thai Police Make Arrest Possibly Linked To Deadly Shrine Bombing

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 6:46am

Authorities say it's too early to say for sure if the unidentified suspect, who they say was found with bomb-making materials, had anything to do with the attack on Bangkok's Erawan shrine.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Al-Jazeera Journalists Sentenced In Egypt To 3 Years In Prison

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 5:54am

The outcome in the closely watched trial shocked many observers. The Qatar-based network's acting secretary-general said the verdict was politically motivated and "defies logic and common sense."

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Suspect Arrested In Killing Of Texas Deputy At Houston-Area Gas Station

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 4:41am

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said the Friday evening shooting was unprovoked; he has called it a "cold-blooded execution." A suspect is now in custody and facing capital murder charges.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

The Sounds Of A Murder: News Or Not?

NPR Top Stories - August 29, 2015 - 3:54am

Here's how NPR thought through whether the gunshots that killed two TV journalists should be replayed on the radio and online.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News
Syndicate content