Russian Threats Expose Europe’s Military Cutbacks

i Swedish navy corvette HMS Visby patrols in the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden, in October. The Swedish military was searching for evidence of suspected undersea activity in its waters amid reports of a Russian submarine intrusion. Marko Saavala/TT News Agency/AP hide caption itoggle caption Marko Saavala/TT News Agency/AP Swedish navy corvette HMS Visby patrols in the […]

‘Stronger Than Ever’ Sundance Docs Tackle Scientology, Campus Rape

i Alex Gibney’s Going Clear is based on a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright. Sam Painter/Courtesy of Sundance Institute hide caption itoggle caption Sam Painter/Courtesy of Sundance Institute Alex Gibney’s Going Clear is based on a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright. Sam Painter/Courtesy of Sundance Institute Over in Park City, Utah, […]

Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren’t Being Enforced, Report Finds

i Laws intended to protect children from abuse and neglect are not being properly enforced, and the federal government is to blame. That’s according to a study by the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law, which says children are suffering as a result. The numbers are grim. Almost 680,000 […]

Pentagon Identifies World War II Veteran Featured In NPR/ProPublica Investigation

Pvt. Arthur “Bud” Kelder served as a dental assistant in the Army during World War II. Courtesy of the Kelder family hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of the Kelder family The remains of a World War II soldier who died in a prisoner of war camp in the Philippines — and the subject of a […]

Winter Blizzard Skirts New York City, But Still Walloping Northeast

i Times Square is mostly empty following road closures on Tuesday in preparation for what was predicted to be a major winter storm. Alex Trautwig/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Alex Trautwig/Getty Images Times Square is mostly empty following road closures on Tuesday in preparation for what was predicted to be a major winter storm. […]

LOOK! The Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Tuesday Has Its Own Moon

In celestial terms, asteroid 2004 BL86 pretty much buzzed the Earth on Tuesday, coming within 745,000 miles of our planet. As NPR’s Sam Sanders explained, Monday’s flyby is the closest a known asteroid of this size will pass by Earth in at least the next two centuries. This means that when the asteroid flew by […]

LOOK! The Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Tuesday Has Its Own Moon

In celestial terms, asteroid 2004 BL86 pretty much buzzed the Earth on Tuesday, coming within 745,000 miles of our planet. As NPR’s Sam Sanders explained, Monday’s flyby is the closest a known asteroid of this size will pass by Earth in at least the next two centuries. This means that when the asteroid flew by […]

Gunman Opens Fire At City Council Meeting In Minnesota

A gunman walked into a New Hope City Council meeting near Minneapolis and opened fire on Monday. Minnesota Public Radio’s Tim Nelson tells our Newscast unit that the gunman was killed and two police officers were injured. Tim filed this report: “The city is a second-ring suburb northwest of Minneapolis. “Authorities said the shooting happened […]

Gamesmanship Or Cheating: A History Quiz

Official game balls for the NFL football Super Bowl XLIX sit in a bin before being laced and inflated at the Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in Ada, Ohio. Rick Osentoski/AP hide caption itoggle caption Rick Osentoski/AP “The line between cheating and gamesmanship is constantly blurred,” observes The New York Times in a recent story. The […]

Boston Copes With Its Deepening Blanket Of Snow

The snowstorm hitting the Northeast is having a major impact in Boston. Steve Inskeep checks in with WBUR’s Anne Mostue for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/01/27/381812480/boston-copes-with-its-deepening-blanket-of-snow?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news