Stories for September 23, 2013
The latest estimate by the Pew Research Center puts the number of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. at 11.7 million.
A former advertising executive's story of relying on two part-time jobs to help him get by during retirement is attracting attention and impassioned comments at Bloomberg News.
California hospitals say a move toward performance-based reimbursement under the Affordable Care Act is forcing them to make some hard decisions.
No doubt most of you reading this post have looked at Yelp or Google+ Local to check the user reviews before you tried that fish store, bakery or even dentist. On occasion, you may have wondered if some of those reviews were too good to be true.
By next week, the federal government runs out of money.
The practice of writing fake online reviews has landed 19 companies in hot water in New York, where the attorney general announced penalties Monday over what he says are attempts to manipulate consumers.
A celebration after a victorious baseball game in the Mexican border city of Juárez was interrupted by gunfire, resulting in the death of ten people.
When Staci Freeman and her sister Jami Valentine first took in a child ravaged by war in Afghanistan last year, Arefa was a 6-year-old in Hello Kitty shoes, who quickly turned the daily routine of changing her head bandages into a counting game.
Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who ran the division engulfed in a scandal over special scrutiny of Tea Party and patriot groups seeking tax exemption, will retire.
SAN ANTONIO - The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Exchanges go live online Oct. 1. This is where many people without health insurance can pick a plan and enroll. Policies vary by state, but in Texas state leaders are unabashed in doing all they can to hobble what both sides refer to as "Obamacare."
A former senior executive at Qualcomm Inc. has been charged with insider trading, accused of buying shares of the wireless technology company before major announcements.
Explorer and scientist Paul Sereno made an extraordinary discovery in the middle of the Sahara desert: While prospecting for dinosaur bones, he stumbled across an ancient human cemetery more than 5,000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids. Who were these people and what were they doing in the middle of the desert? How did they live and die? What can this mystery tell us about our planet? And why are there two distinct groups of people here, existing thousands of years apart?
PHOENIX - Federal courtrooms in Tucson and Yuma, Ariz., will be adjusting the way they conduct mass hearings for immigrants charged for illegal border crossings.
While there's a serious dog problem in Detroit, the initial results of an effort to count the number of homeless canines in the city indicate there are far fewer than the 50,000 strays that some news accounts have talked about.
In Haiti, "The Adventists 2" examines the faith-based support given to victims after the devastating earthquake. In Brazil, young missionaries bring much-needed medical support to the most remote regions. In Malawi, Africa, a hospital opened in 1902 as a leper center today treats thousands with HIV-AIDS. In China, a state-of-the-art hospital exemplifies the collaboration between a conservative religion and a facility of a communist state. And in the Dominican Republic, a team of volunteer doctors and nurses travel annually to a remote part of the world to perform operations and offer critical care to the poor.
Sales of its new iPhone 5s and 5c models have surpassed other iPhone releases and exceeded initial supply, Apple says. The company says it has sold 9 million of the phones since their launch on Friday and that "many online orders" will ship in coming weeks.
Navy officials announced this morning they are suspending search and rescue efforts for two crew members missing since their MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crashed in the Red Sea on Sunday. The helicopter was assigned to the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6, based at Naval Air Station North Island.
Army Spc. James T. Wickliff-Chacin, 22, died September 20 at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas of injuries he suffered last month. On August 12, an improvised explosive device detonated near Wickliff's dismounted patrol during combat operations in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, gravely wounding the young soldier.
The manufacturer of steam generators at California's shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant and the utility that runs the facility will be cited by federal regulators for a flawed design.
The majority of new mothers try to breast-feed. But it's not easy.
We're kicking off a new morning routine in which we'll get the day started on NPR's "It's All Politics" blog by sharing a handful of political stories that caught our interest or that we'll be watching.
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, who became a nationally known figure as he led his department's response to last April's bombings at the Boston Marathon, announced Monday that he's stepping down after seven years in the job.
The U.S. Defense Department has awarded a rich military contract to Lockheed Martin, agreeing to pay more than $3.9 billion for a missile-defense system. The deal calls for a maximum of 110 high-altitude interceptor missiles for the United States, and 192 versions of the missiles for export to the United Arab Emirates.
A 26-year-old woman from San Diego was among those wounded when armed gunmen attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
Pregnant women hear a lot about things they should avoid: alcohol, tobacco, chemical exposures, stress. All of those have the potential to affect a developing fetus. And now scientists are beginning to understand why.
John Hewitt is a neuroscientist who studies the biology of intelligence. He's also a parent. Over the years, Hewitt has periodically drawn upon his scientific knowledge in making parenting decisions.
Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was honored over the weekend for her service to the public by Scripps College. Giffords' alma mater awarded her the school's highest level of recognition: the Ellen Browning Scripps Medal.