Stories for March 19, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A drunken-driving case against a San Diego police detective has grown into a criminal investigation involving four other officers called to the scene that night before a formal investigation was launched.
LA JOLLA (CNS) - City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said today he would defend Mayor Bob Filner's emergency order to close the Children's Pool in La Jolla between sunset and sunrise, issued Tuesday in response to alleged abuse of harbor seals captured on videotape.
California’s top Senate Democrat has introduced a bill that would provide career-training for students.
The condition of the nation's roads, bridges and other kinds of infrastructure has actually improved over the past few years, but only slightly, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Amid Washington's dysfunction, one issue has united some liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans: a common concern that "too big to fail" is alive and well.
Opinion leaders such as Slate's Hanna Rosin and The New York Times' David Brooks have popularized the "end of men" thesis--that women have achieved gender equality and are even overtaking men in the economy.
One of the most interesting observations we've seen regarding the Republican National Committee's latest effort to win the hearts and minds of minorities, women and young voters was to be found on a blog that promotes a political science textbook written by professors Joseph Bessette and John J. Pitney Jr.
Guns are a big part of everyday life in Wyoming, and many residents have been directly impacted by a suicide in which a gun was used. The state has the highest suicide rate in the nation, and two-thirds of Wyoming's suicides are by firearm.
One of the joys of living in New York City is laughing at the giant screaming headlines in the New York Post. When the former secretary of state knocked back a beer on one of her trips abroad: "Swillary." When the Lance Armstrong doping scandal broke: "Drug Pedaller." And when CIA director David Petraeus admitted having an affair? "Cloak And Shag Her."
The House has begun debate on its budget resolution, with a vote expected later this week. And as supporters talk about this budget, there's one comparison you hear a lot.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will release audio recordings of next week's arguments in two gay marriage cases just a few hours after they conclude.
"Battlefield Medicine" moves from the trauma wards of Camp Bastion field hospital in Afghanistan, to cutting edge medical research labs, to reveal the innovations that are shaping medical treatment in the 21st century. The program meets the medical pioneers behind procedures that have seen the survival rate amongst injured servicemen and women rise to 90 percent. Designed for the war zone, these developments are already making waves in emergency rooms, from spray-on skin cells to heal burns, to innovative surgical techniques like rebuilding damaged hands from scratch - using rib bones.
Ten years after the Iraq War began, NPR is catching up with people we encountered during the conflict. Back in 2008, NPR's armored car was targeted with a so-called sticky bomb in Baghdad. Ali Hamdani, an Iraqi who worked for NPR as a translator and producer, narrowly escaped. Shortly afterward, he left Iraq for the Unites States as a refugee.
The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that U.S. companies that make and sell products abroad cannot prevent those items from being resold in the U.S.
Sometimes the whole country wants to forget.
The 16-year-old girl raped by two Ohio high school football players in a crime that has attracted wide attention has also been the victim of online harassment, the state's top prosecutor said late Monday.
At least seven Marines are dead and another seven are injured after an accident Monday night in Nevada in which a mortar round exploded inside an artillery tube, military officials tell NPR's Tom Bowman.
A civil rights group is ending a decade-old lawsuit over San Diego's leasing of city property to the Boy Scouts.