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Stories for November 2, 2013

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With Rise Of Painkiller Abuse, A Closer Look At Heroin

Nov. 2, 2013
NPR Staff / NPR

Abuse of prescription painkillers is a "growing, deadly epidemic," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Adding To Insurance Confusion, Outside Groups Try To Cash In

Nov. 2, 2013
Lynn Hatter / NPR

Thirty or so attendees at St. Mary Primitive Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla., gathered on a recent evening to hear a presentation by the Obamacare Enrollment Team on their options to get insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Bags Left In LAX Shooting Won't Be Available

Nov. 2, 2013
Associated Press

Travelers who left behind their belongings in the chaos of the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport won't be able to pick up their luggage or other possessions Saturday as had been previously announced.

Check Smoke Alarms, Reset Clocks For Daylight Saving Time

Nov. 2, 2013
City News Service

Like 47 other states, "California will fall back'' an hour at 2 a.m.

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Obama Ratings Sink As Trustworthiness Comes Into Question

Nov. 2, 2013
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

Barack Obama has been subjected to as many personal attacks as any modern president.

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How To Turn Adult Education Into Careers, Quickly

Nov. 2, 2013
Kavitha Cardoza / NPR

This is the third report in a four-part series on adult education.

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So You Found An Exchange Plan. But Can You Find A Provider?

Nov. 2, 2013
Fred Mogul / NPR

Consumers shopping for coverage on the new health insurance exchanges have been focused on the lowest-cost options. But some shoppers are trying to determine which plans offer the widest array of doctors and hospitals -- and are finding that can be trickier than it sounds.