Lois Lerner has been at the center of a scandal over the tax agency's targeting of conservative groups.
The congressman says he will step down in August to take a senior position at the University of Alabama.
A test of third-year medical students in North Carolina revealed biases against the obese. The author of the study says these thoughts, often subconscious, could affect how doctors treat their patients and whether those patients trust them.
Rep. Marcia Fudge, the head of the Congressional Black Caucus, says any immigration overhaul significantly boosting the numbers of highly skilled immigrants could negatively affect African-Americans with similar skills.
The Supreme Court justice and noted Yankees fan showed her baseball acumen Wednesday while presiding over a re-enactment of the 1972 case that challenged the sport's antitrust exemption.
Two Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) projects were recognized at the Idaho Press Club May 18, 2013 with 2012 Awards:
- "Scout.lili.org" pulled in 2nd prize in "Website-Special Purpose-TV"
- "Media Online @ Your Library" earned 3rd prize in "Website-Special Purpose-Online Only Program."
See more at http://www.wsbtv.com/ap/ap/crime/idaho-press-club-awards-for-2012-contest/nXwbm/
One BTOP project is nominated for a Pacific Northwest Emmy in the category of Community/Public Service (PSAs) Single Spot:
- Go Online @ Your Library; Idaho Public Television; Jim Stoner, Producer View full list of nominations at http://www.natasnw.org/Nominations-Recipients/2013-50th-annual-emmy-nominations.html
In a major speech, the president rejects the idea that the country can fight an opened-ended "global war on terror." In setting his own guidelines, he defines the standards for using drone strikes and again calls for closing the Guantanamo Bay prison.
The tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., Monday destroyed some 12,000 homes, according to Oklahoma City Police. And for one family, it was the second house they've lost to a tornado in the past 14 years. Rena and Paul Phillips say that the recent loss won't make them move.
After Oprah Winfrey's friend and health adviser learned that 90 percent of the food on Maui is flown or shipped in from outside, he convinced her to turn a portion of her estate on the island into a farm. Winfrey is giving away the food she's now growing on 16 acres of land, but it may soon be for sale.
Can you imagine your own superhero? That's the question author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka posed to kids on a recent afternoon at a school in Washington, D.C. Krosoczka also described how he overcame a difficult childhood to become the author of the beloved Lunch Lady series.
Forecasters predict as many as six major hurricanes in the Atlantic this year due in part to warmer-than-average ocean temperatures.
Over the years, McDonald's has gotten a lot of flack for marketing to kids. At a shareholders meeting Thursday morning, Hannah Robertson, age 9, took the fast-food giant's CEO to task.
The virus's ability to move between these mammals might not bode well for humans. So far, it appears that H7N9 doesn't pass easily between people, but it could mutate over time and pose more of a threat.
In June, NPR's Backseat Book Club will read Katherine Applegate's tale of Ivan, a gorilla who lives in a shopping mall. Ivan enjoys watching TV and painting, but a newcomer to the mall — a baby elephant — forces Ivan to face his own past.