Stories for November 11, 2013
Many Filipinos living in the United States are frantically trying to get in touch with loved ones in some of the areas hardest hit by the typhoon. California, with about a million Filipino immigrants, is the center for a large fundraising effort.
The Transportation Security Administration officer who was killed by a rampaging gunman at Los Angeles International Airport is being honored Tuesday at a public memorial service.
In a statement released by the Department of Defense Monday night, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel confirmed that Sen. Jim Inhofe's son, 52-year-old Perry Inhofe, was killed in a weekend plane crash.
The USS Cowpens - homeport Naval Base San Diego - will head to the Philippines immediately to provide humanitarian assistance to the hundreds of thousands of Typhoon Haiyan victims. The Cowpens is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, and is currently in Hong Kong for a port visit.
International students who come to the U.S. for college contribute more than $24 billion to the economy, according to an analysis that came out Monday. A record number of international students -- nearly 820,000 -- came to U.S. colleges in the 2012/2013 school year, says the Institute of International Education.
The Obama administration later this week will issue much anticipated enrollment numbers for the first month of the Affordable Care Act.
In a move that took many fans by surprise, the Atlanta Braves announced Monday that the team will move to the city's suburbs, where it will build a new stadium. The team's lease on Turner Field, the Braves' home since 1997, will expire in 2016.
This week on-air and online, the tech team isexploring the sharing economy. You'll find the stories on this blog and we would love to hear your questions about the topic. Justemail, leave a comment or tweet.
Midterm elections are still a year off, but the scramble to gain a political edge at the polls is already well underway on Capitol Hill.
During pro football season, New Orleans becomes " 'Who Dat' Nation." Fans open New Orleans Saints games with the signature chant and use it to rattle the eardrums of opponents during play.
Last week, Coachella Valley High School came under fire for the name of its mascot -- the Arab. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee sent a letter to the school, complaining about the way the mascot depicts people of Arab descent. The complaint made the school national news.
Americans are marking Veterans Day in a variety of ways Monday, from public ceremonies to proud notes on social media and quiet remembrances in homes and offices. Photos of husbands and grandfathers, mothers and sisters popped up on Facebook as a way to honor military veterans; on Twitter, the top four tags Monday afternoon revolved around veterans.
Police say three musicians, two from an Iranian-American indie rock group, were shot and killed early Monday and a fourth person was wounded in the East Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, New York. The alleged assailant, who took his own life, was also a musician, they said.
More than 120 nonprofit organizations will receive grants from totaling more than $1.2 million to groups in San Diego and Orange counties.
The botched start of HealthCare.gov is just the latest big federal tech system to fail at launch, but information technology research group Standish found that during the last decade, 94 percent of the large-scale federal IT projects have been similarly unsuccessful.
This Veterans Day, considers these lines from the preface to Fire And Forget, a collection of short stories by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan:
There's still one election yet to be decided from last Tuesday: the Virginia attorney general's race.
Parents who rely on movie ratings to decide what their children can watch may think that PG-13 films have fewer villains flashing guns than R-rated movies.
According to author and journalist Colin Woodard, the United States of America is neither united, nor made up of 50 states.
Because Veterans Day is a federal holiday, banks will be closed but county parks will be open.
On Veteran's Day, we honor those who have served by talking with five women who have fought for this country. All five are also authors. We hear how they hope to encourage a new generation of women in the military. Join @TellMeMoreNPR for a Live Twitter chat at 11:00am ET. We will talk about women in combat, race in the military, balancing career & motherhood and why women choose to serve.
Much of the talk in recent years about how the U.S. Postal Service could stem its huge losses has been about the things it might stop doing -- most notably, delivering the mail on Saturdays (something Congress won't let it discontinue).
A San Diego State biologist has won an $8.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his cutting-edge research into heart health.
Veterans now make up almost 30 percent of the federal workforce and not surprisingly, 45 percent of Defense Department employees nationwide are veterans.
It's Veteran's Day 2013. Our deepest thanks to those who've worn the nation's uniform both home and abroad and made countless sacrifices to serve it with courage and integrity.
On this Veterans Day, a video showing a homeless veteran's transformation as a stylist cuts his hair, trims his beard and puts him in a new suit, is going viral. It's already drawn more than 10 million views in just 5 days.
On April 18, 1942, in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor, 80 men, in 16 B-25 bombers, took off on a secret mission to bomb Japan. Led by James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, they became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.
NPR continues a series of conversations about The Race Card Project, where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Every so often NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris will dip into those six-word stories to explore issues surrounding race and cultural identity for Morning Edition.
Employment for veterans of recent wars remains a stubborn problem, with the jobless rate for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan sometimes reaching double the national rate.
The health care exchanges may be open, but there's no question they're still kind of a mess.