NPR Top Stories

Syndicate content News
NPR news, audio, and podcasts. Coverage of breaking stories, national and world news, politics, business, science, technology, and extended coverage of major national and world events.
Updated: 4 hours 13 min ago

Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks: Sanctions And A Fuel Stockpile

March 30, 2015 - 3:26am

With Tuesday's deadline for an international agreement on Iran's nuclear program approaching, foreign ministers from Iran and six world powers are trying to hash out a deal.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Hillary Clinton's Email Controversy Hasn't Changed Much For 2016

March 30, 2015 - 2:03am

Three weeks after the Democratic front runner's widely covered news conference about her use of private emails, polls continue to show her ahead of Republicans in the 2016 presidential race.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

How Many Crimes Do Your Police 'Clear'? Now You Can Find Out

March 30, 2015 - 1:11am

Police say a crime is "cleared" when they make an arrest or identify a suspect. Clearance rates vary widely by city, but you can use our tool to look up how the police are faring where you live.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Open Cases: Why One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved

March 30, 2015 - 1:04am

Police today are identifying fewer murder suspects than they did a generation ago. One criminologist says that may be because departments are more focused on preventing crimes than on making arrests.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key To Harmony

March 30, 2015 - 1:04am

The neighborhood in Queens has become a kind of urban United Nations, with people from 100 countries living there. The more diverse it becomes, the better its residents appear to get along.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Employers And Insurers Gain Control In Workers' Compensation Disputes

March 30, 2015 - 1:03am

In 10 states, injured workers are finding it more difficult to get or keep medical treatment their doctors prescribe because of reforms to workers' comp laws.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

March 29, 2015 - 11:42pm

Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to around $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Uphill Skiing Gains Traction In Colorado

March 29, 2015 - 11:41pm

There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Sure, Use A Treadmill Desk — But You Still Need To Exercise

March 29, 2015 - 11:40pm

Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don't use them enough to make a difference.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance

March 29, 2015 - 11:39pm

Tight elasticized socks, sleeves and T-shirts supposedly make you a better athlete. But alas, science is pouring some cold water on those alluring claims.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Tony Award-Winning Director Gene Saks Dies At 93

March 29, 2015 - 9:43pm

Gene Saks teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as The Odd Couple and Brighton Beach Memoirs. He died Saturday in New York.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation

March 29, 2015 - 1:21pm

A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms

March 29, 2015 - 11:29am

The two sides are reportedly close to a deal ahead of a Tuesday deadline, but diplomatic sources caution that an agreement could still fall apart.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Arab League Approves Idea Of Ground Forces For Regional Security

March 29, 2015 - 9:18am

The 22-member body agreed in principle to the military force that could be rapidly deployed to regional trouble spots.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News