Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: The death of an unarmed black man is on the minds of voters in New York City where there’s a special election next month to fill the seat vacated by Congressman Michael Grimm. He resigned earlier this year after pleading guilty to a tax charge. The district includes Staten Island, where Eric […]

What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

i You’re next. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption itoggle caption LA Johnson/NPR You’re next. LA Johnson/NPR At Denny’s, diners are asked to fill out comment cards. How was your meal? Were you satisfied with the quality of service? Were the restrooms clean? In universities around the world, semesters end with students filling out similar surveys about […]

High-Altitude Rescue Underway On Everest

i People approach the scene after an avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Everest Base Camp, Nepal on Saturday. At least 17 people have been killed on the mountain. Azim Afif/AP hide caption itoggle caption Azim Afif/AP People approach the scene after an avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Everest Base […]

Eliud Kipchoge Edges Out Fellow Kenyans To Win London Marathon

i Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge (left) celebrates winning the London Marathon next to runner-up and last year’s winner Wilson Kipsang, also of Kenya, on Sunday. Facundo Arrozabalaga/EPA/Landov hide caption itoggle caption Facundo Arrozabalaga/EPA/Landov Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge (left) celebrates winning the London Marathon next to runner-up and last year’s winner Wilson Kipsang, also of Kenya, on Sunday. […]

2 Dead, 5 Missing After Sudden Squall Hits Alabama Sailing Regatta

i Regatta participant Robert Luiten of Mobile, Ala., right, rejoices on learning that his son, Leonard Luiten, was found after their boat capsized in a storm on Saturday, in Dauphin Island, Ala. The Coast Guard is still searching for five missing sailors. Mike Kittrell/AL.COM/Landov hide caption itoggle caption Mike Kittrell/AL.COM/Landov Regatta participant Robert Luiten of […]

Baltimore Police: 34 Arrested In Freddie Gray Protest

i Police carry a detained man to a waiting police van after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, on Saturday. Authorities say 34 people were arrested in the protest over Gray, who died in police custody last week. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption itoggle caption Alex Brandon/AP Police carry a detained man to a […]

Putin: ‘No Regrets’ Over Crimea Annexation

i Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a celebration to mark the first anniversary of Crimea’s incorporation into Russia, in Moscow, on March 18. Xinhua/Xinhua/Landov hide caption itoggle caption Xinhua/Xinhua/Landov Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a celebration to mark the first anniversary of Crimea’s incorporation into Russia, in Moscow, on March 18. Xinhua/Xinhua/Landov In […]

A Day After Earthquake, Nepal Struck By Aftershocks

Donatella Lorch, a freelance journalist in Kathmandu, gives NPR’s Arun Rath an update on the effects of Saturday’s devastating quake. She says people are taking it “hour by hour and day by day.” Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/04/26/402413123/nepal-a-day-after-the-earthquake?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

As California’s Economy Reels From Drought, At Least One Industry Is Doing Fine

NPR’s Arun Rath speaks with a California landscaper who says demand for her business is booming. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2015/04/26/402413130/as-californias-economy-reels-from-drought-at-least-one-industry-is-doing-fine?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

South Africa’s Xenophobic Attacks ‘Vile,’ Says Zulu King Accused Of Inciting Them

i Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, center, arrives at a Zulu gathering at a stadium in Durban, South Africa. Six people have died in anti-immigrant violence in the city in recent weeks, and another death has been reported in Johannesburg; Zwelithini is accused of inciting the attacks with incendiary comments, but says his remarks were taken […]

A dangerous moment in a rescue at sea

April 26, 2015, 6:20 PM|60 Minutes travels with the Italian coast guard as it conducts search and rescue missions for men, women and children — many fleeing war zones in rickety fishing boats. Watch Clarissa Ward’s full report, “Death in the Mediterranean.” Article source: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsMain/~3/Co7LLO0s83U/

Weinstein family paid a ransom in attempt to free him

Last Updated Apr 26, 2015 1:00 PM EDT The family of Warren Weinstein, a U.S. contractor kidnapped in Pakistan in 2011 and held by al Qaeda, paid a ransom of about $250,000 to try to secure his release, a person familiar with his ordeal tells CBS News. Weinstein was one of two hostages – the […]