Stories for May 31, 2013
The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating allegations that a female midshipman was sexually assaulted last year by members of the academy's football team, a Pentagon spokesman says.
Celebrate the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birthday with John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Donovan, Ani DiFranco, Rosanne Cash, The Old Crow Medicine Show and more. Recorded live at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, this concert honors the music of America’s great folk singer.
Four firefighters have been killed battling a five-alarm fire at a Houston motel. At least five others have been injured.
After months of heated debate, two of the biggest hospital systems in Washington, D.C., won approval Friday to build expensive proton beam centers for cancer treatment.
Marc Fucarile reached a huge milestone this week: He was one of the last two Boston Marathon bombing survivors to be released from the hospital.
The New Mexico landfill or "Atari Dump" where the game console maker buried its mistakes -- the biggest being the game E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial -- will be dug up by game developer Fuel Industries, which hopes to make a documentary about the project.
Russian media has hinted that Moscow could speed up delivery of S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Syria if the U.S. and its allies decide to impose a no-fly zone to aid rebels there. Meanwhile, a Russian airplane maker says Syria is discussing the purchase of additional MiG-29 fighters.
When a tornado roars into a populated area, the change is often drastic and deadly, and it happens within minutes. As the people of Oklahoma struggle to look beyond this month's devastating storms, residents of Xenia, Ohio, are reflecting on the tornado of 1974.
Sixteen million men and women served in uniform during World War II. Today, 1.2 million are still alive, but hundreds of those vets are dying every day. In honor of Memorial Day, NPR's All Things Considered is remembering some of the veterans who died this year.
Mitt Romney may have lost the biggest prize in American politics last year, but that doesn't mean he's left the game for good.
GLEE's Mr. Schuester — singer, dancer and performer Matthew Morrison — puts his energetic, creative stamp on American standards, including "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Younger Than Springtime," "It Don’t Mean a Thing," a West Side Story medley and more in this live concert taped at Connecticut’s Bushnell Theatre.
Most women diagnosed with breast cancer when they're 40 or younger are choosing mastectomy rather than more limited and breast-conserving lumpectomy plus radiation, a study of women in Massachusetts finds.
Whoopi Goldberg hosts this new special capturing the smooth, sexy and sophisticated sounds of the greatest groups and solo artists from the 1970s and 1980s. With performances by the Spinners, Lou Rawls, Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bill Withers, the Trampps, the Jackson 5 and more, this retrospective is a follow-up to two previous popular MY MUSIC programs — "Superstars Of ’70S Soul With Patti Labelle" and "Aretha Franklin Presents Soul Rewind."
Not all music festivals are carnivals of noise, propelled by thudding drums and screeching guitars. In fact, for the annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland, which begins today, the goal is to experience calming sounds.
Starbucks is moving its smoking ban outdoors.
Celebrate legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach, with host Robert Wagner introducing archival performances by the original artists who made the music famous, including Dionne Warwick (“Walk On By,” “I Say a Little Prayer”), B.J. Thomas (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”), The Carpenters (“Close to You”), The Fifth Dimension (“One Less Bell to Answer”), Dusty Springfield (“The Look of Love”), Herb Alpert (“This Guy’s in Love With You”) and many more.
New video has emerged of Tuesday's freight train derailment near Baltimore, Md., that caused a huge explosion and led to the area being evacuated. Many people captured the crash's aftermath on camera.
"The trust fund that finances Medicare's hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2026, two years beyond what was projected in last year's report," the program's trustees reported Friday.
Americans do love their bacon, but is that romance a national security issue?
The National Weather Service is warning -- as it has each day for the past couple weeks -- that there could be dangerous storms across much of the nation's mid-section.
It could become harder to suspend California students who show “willful defiance” in school.
California’s minimum wage would go up for the first time in six years under a bill passed by the state Assembly Thursday.
Amazingly, no one was seriously hurt early Friday morning when a small plane with two people aboard crashed through the roof of an apartment building in Herndon, Va., about 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.
This is our first, and possibly last, mention of a story that's been getting lots of play on cable news:
President Obama will surround himself with college students at the White House on Friday and warn that the cost of student loans is about to go up.
When it comes to reining in health care spending, it still seems like each hospital administrator thinks the guy at the other hospital should do it.
When you pick up a cut of beef at the store, would you like to know that animal's life history? The technology to do this does exist -- at least in Michigan, where the state requires all cattle to carry electronic ear tags. It's the only state that requires such tags.