Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Stories for June 10, 2013

Feds Cave On Emergency Contraception Age Restrictions

June 10
Julie Rovner / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

The Obama administration has gone to Plan C on Plan B.

Shadow Market For Taxi Permits Lucrative For Some, Hardship For Others

June 10
By Amita Sharma
21 Comments
Tease photo

Many say the underground permit sales for up to six figures each are driving up passenger fares and forcing drivers to work perilously long hours for barely-livable wages.

Highlights Of The State Budget Negotiations

June 10
The Associated Press
0 Comments
Tease photo

Some of the main issues lawmakers and the governor are resolving ahead of Saturday's budget deadline.

Feds Drop Opposition To OTC Sales Of Morning-After Pill

June 10
Bill Chappell / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

The federal government says it will withdraw its appeal of a court order allowing girls of any age to buy emergency contraception.

The Gamma Delphinids Are Coming: 'Elusive' Meteor Shower Tonight

June 10
Bill Chappell / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

The gamma Delphinids are coming to Earth tonight, NASA says, as it predicts that the early hours of Tuesday, June 11, will bring the best visibility of the meteors since they were first observed in 1930. People in North and South America may be able to spot them in areas with dark skies, the agency says.

New Mexico Ranks Highest For Childhood Hunger

June 10
By Tristan Ahtone
0 Comments
Tease photo

The report, authored by Feeding America, ranked New Mexico first for child hunger, followed by Arizona in third place, Nevada in eighth, Texas in ninth place, and California tenth.

When It Comes To Online Privacy, A Disconnect For The Young

June 10
Alan Greenblatt / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

Teens and even young adults have grown up in an environment where sharing information about themselves online is not just encouraged but expected.

Lawmakers Work To Gauge Public Mood On NSA And Leaker

June 10
Frank James / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

When it comes to secrets leaker Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency's phone records and Internet snooping, some in Congress face a dilemma.

Reuniting Children With Deported Parents Brings Extra Scrutiny

June 10
By Jill Replogle
2 Comments
Tease photo

Child dependency cases involving deported parents and U.S.-citizen children present extra challenges for the families, and for the child welfare system.

Deported Parents Face Hurdles To Reunite With U.S. Citizen Children

June 10
By Jill Replogle
0 Comments
Tease photo

Some 5,000 children of deported parents end up in foster care. Deported parents often face daunting barriers to reuniting with their children. The Senate immigration reform bill might offer relief to some of these families.

Cooper Union Students Fight For Freedom From Tuition

June 10
Joel Rose / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

When students at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York took over the president's office one month ago to protest the school's decision to charge tuition, they painted the lobby black.

'I'm Not Satisfied,' New High School Graduate Says

June 10
Bill Chappell / NPR
0 Comments

When Denver teenager Dajina Bell graduated from high school last week, she celebrated a remarkable academic and personal comeback. Bell's high school years, marked early on by her brother's death and a host of other troubles, ended with her becoming her family's first graduate.

Parking Spaces Removed From Balboa Park

June 10
City News Service
6 Comments
Tease photo

Removal of more than 60 parking spaces from the Plaza de Panama in the heart of Balboa Park began Monday.

Concussion Prescription: A Year On The Bench For Youngsters?

June 10
Nancy Shute / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

The moms at Saturday's soccer game let out a collective wow as a 10-year-old girl headed the ball away from the net.

San Onofre: Shutting Down A Nuclear Power Plant

June 10
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
1 Comment
Tease photo

With the announcement that Southern California Edison will shut down the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station for good, attention now turns to the cost of decommissioning and disposal of nuclear waste.

BP Ends Oil Spill Cleanup In Gulf, Except For Louisiana

June 10
Bill Chappell / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

BP is ending its cleanup of the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill in three Gulf Coast states this month, leaving Louisiana as the only state with ongoing cleanup linked to the company's Deepwater Horizon Response effort. Reports of oil sightings in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida will soon be the U.S. Coast Guard's responsibility to investigate.

Why Did Edward Snowden Leave The US Army After 5 Months? (Video)

June 10
By Beth Ford Roth
17 Comments
Tease photo

After dropping out of high school, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden enlisted in the U.S. Army with hopes of joining the service's special forces. He was discharged, however, after just five months.

You Face A U.S. Legal Problem. Where Should You Run?

June 10
Greg Myre / NPR
0 Comments

Let's say you are an American facing prosecution and you want to escape the long arm of the American law. Where's the best place to go?

Partisan Feuds Roll On In IRS Investigation

June 10
Frank James / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

It looks like things may be getting even uglier than usual over in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Quest For The Lost Maya

June 10
0 Comments
Quest For The Lost Maya  Tease photo

"Quest For The Lost Maya" explores archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatán Peninsula of southern Mexico. The film surveys their dramatic rise to prominence in the “pre-classic era” (800-700 BC) of the Maya, as well as new evidence of the collapse of their civilization in the 800-900s AD.

Flying High And Low In 'Full Upright And Locked Position'

June 10
0 Comments
Tease photo

No, you aren't imagining it: There is indeed less leg room on some airplanes than there used to be.

Survey: San Diego Keeps Leading In Clean Tech

June 10
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
0 Comments
Tease photo

A new survey shows San Diego ranks seventh among 50 U.S cities in clean tech.

What We Mean When We Say 'Whistleblower'

June 10
Dana Farrington / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

When Edward Snowden came out as the source of leaks about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, he was immediately labeled a whistleblower by many.

2 Americans Killed In Afghan Insider Attack ID'ed (Video)

June 10
By Beth Ford Roth
0 Comments
Tease photo

Army Lt. Col. Todd Clark and civilian law enforcement professional Joseph Morabito were killed June 8 when the Afghan soldier they were training shot and killed them.

Japanese Troops Train With Camp Pendleton Marines, Sailors In 'Dawn Blitz'

June 10
By Beth Ford Roth
0 Comments
Tease photo

Despite China's objections, thousands of Japanese, Canadian, and New Zealander troops will participate in the military exercise 'Dawn Blitz' with Camp Pendleton Marines and Sailors from June 11 to 28.

No Decisions Yet On The Most-Anticipated Supreme Court Cases

June 10
Mark Memmott / NPR
1 Comment
Tease photo

There's no big news again today from the U.S. Supreme Court -- which is sort-of big news in itself because it means we're still waiting for the justices' decisions on these major cases:

Construction On Mid-City Rapid Bus Line Begins This Month

June 10
By Megan Burks
0 Comments
Tease photo

Expect lane closures along Park and El Cajon boulevards during the next year as SANDAG completes a rapid bus line from downtown to San Diego State University.

Trayvon Martin Killing: 2 Sides Want Very Different Jurors

June 10
Mark Memmott / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

Nearly 16 months after the shooting death of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., the man charged with second-degree murder is due in court Monday for the start of his trial.

Who Is Edward Snowden, The NSA Leaker?

June 10
Mark Memmott / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old former CIA technical assistant who has stepped forward to say he's the source of explosive leaks about government surveillance programs was among "thousands upon thousands" of such analysts hired to manage and sift through "huge amounts of data," NPR's Tom Gjelten said Monday on Morning Edition.

San Diego City Budget Passed, City Attorney Funding Maintained

June 10
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
0 Comments
Tease photo

The City Council Monday passed a $2.75 billion budget for the city of San Diego for the 2013-14 fiscal year and rejected a cut proposed for the City Attorney's Office.

Amid Data Controversy, NSA Builds Its Biggest Data Farm

June 10
Howard Berkes / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

As privacy advocates and security experts debate the validity of the National Security Agency's massive data gathering operations, the agency is putting the finishing touches on its biggest data farm yet.

50 Years After The Equal Pay Act, Gender Wage Gap Endures

June 10
Yuki Noguchi / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

On this day 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in an effort to abolish wage discrimination based on gender. Half a century later, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, designed to make wage differences more transparent.

Rail Project At L.A. Port Draws Environmental Group Ire

June 10
Kirk Siegler / NPR
0 Comments

In California, a high-profile lawsuit is seeking to halt construction of a new $500 million rail yard next to the Port of Los Angeles. Activists, including a national environmental group that's spearheading the opposition, say the massive project would mean even more pollution for nearby neighborhoods that already have some of the worst air in the country.

African Americans Remain Hardest Hit By Medical Bills

June 10
Patti Neighmond / NPR
0 Comments
Tease photo

For many years, high medical bills have been a leading cause of financial distress and bankruptcy in America. That pressure may be easing ever so slightly, according to a survey released earlier this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.