An Arctic Institution, Sweden's Ice Hotel Turns 25
This year marks 25 years of the original Ice Hotel, carved from snow and ice bricks in far northern Sweden. It's also an annual art contest, where visiting artists sculpt and created their own rooms.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:43 -0500

Rod McKuen, The Cheeseburger To Poetry's Haute Cuisine
Poet Rod McKuen was loved by millions but mocked by literary critics. He died this week at age 81.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:43 -0500

In LA, Women Build A Mosque Where They Can Call To Prayer
A women-led mosque held its first jumma'a, or Friday prayer service, in Los Angeles this week. The group is hoping to strengthen the Muslim community in America by empowering the faith's women.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500

Fighting In Eastern Ukraine Drags On Into WInter
Government troops are locked in a fierce battle with Russian-backed separatists, while civilians suffer freezing cold. Correspondent Corey Flintoff shares the latest with NPR's Scott Simon.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500

What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500

Pennsylvania Law Allows NRA To Sue Cities Over Gun Rules
The NRA has already filed suit against Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster, claiming the cities' gun ordinances are illegal.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500

Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty
Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:03:16 -0500

A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music
Starved, brainwashed and beaten, Emmanual Jal was a child soldier who escaped Sudan's war. Now he's an actor, musician and activist. But he says he still gets nightmares.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:33:00 -0500

Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions
A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:31:00 -0500

Efforts To Free Japanese ISIS Captive 'Deadlocked'
A top Japanese diplomat says indirect negotiations to free a captive journalist from the militant Islamic State group have reached a "state of deadlock."
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:38:00 -0500

In Qatar, Released Taliban Member Raises U.S. Concerns
There are new suspicions that one of the men released from a U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last year might be trying to contact Taliban fighters.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:16:44 -0500

An Archer Goes Old-School, And Wows The Internet
Citing archery's historic methods, a Danish archer has released a video in which he fires three arrows in 0.6 seconds. Lars Andersen argues for speed and agility, in addition to accuracy.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:33:00 -0500

Argentine Official Says He Sought Cooperation With Iran, Not Cover-Up
In an exclusive interview with NPR, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman says he met Iranian officials as part of the effort to find out who was behind the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:19:00 -0500

Measles Is A Killer: It Took 100,000 Lives Worldwide Last Year
The uproar over the U.S. outbreak glosses over a bigger problem: Measles takes a tragic toll in poor countries. But a vaccine can effectively stop this deadly and highly contagious disease.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:55:00 -0500

Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles
Shares of the burger chain shot up Friday, its first trading day. Shake Shack and other fast-casual joints are taking a bite out of McDonald's, which can't recast itself to fit the current trend.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:30:00 -0500

  'INFLATE GATE' SCANDAL Pro wrestler ejected from annual wing-eating contest

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:53:04 EST

'BAD DEAL'? Senators fume over former Gitmo inmate’s Taliban call

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:53:04 EST

PROTECTING TEACHERS Educators could use deadly force in new TX bill

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:53:04 EST

NEW TARGET? Saudi Arabia faces ISIS threats during transition of new king

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:53:04 EST

FLOTUS DEFENDS FILM First lady backs 'American Sniper' at veterans event

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:53:04 EST

'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly L.A. hit-and-run - Timeline of Knight's legal, medical troubles - 'Let's Get Married' singer allegedly shoved ring down fiancee's throat

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

New species of long-necked ‘dragon’ dinosaur discovered in China

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

Australia newspaper criticized over obituary for 'The Thorn Birds' author

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

Woman gets snake venom injection instead of Botox

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

Cosby show draws several protesters in Ohio

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

2 pilots break long distance balloon-traveling record

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

Man detained in San Francisco human remains case

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

Report: Joint operation helped kill senior Hezbollah official

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

Serena Williams captures 19th Grand Slam title with Australian Open win

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

220-person federal agency made oil paintings of 17 top staffers

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

Romney exit resets 2016 field, gives boost to Bush - Romney announces he will not make 2016 run

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

New York City will pay $3.9M to family of teen in 2012 shooting

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

Theories of sabotage surface in mysterious death of US contractor

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

'Bonnie and Clyde' suspect demands to leave courtroom over media

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

Friendly bet between high school coach, wrestler leads to investigation

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

Women-only mosque opens in Los Angeles

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

Minnesota bill would keep body camera footage private

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

North Dakota may lose $5.5B in revenue as oil plunges

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

Artillery fire kills 12 civilians in Donetsk - Ukraine to ask UN states to formally recognize Russia as terror sponsor

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

1,000 'criminal aliens' released by ICE committed new crimes, Grassley says

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

35 years after Etan Patz disappeared, New York boy's murder trial opens

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:51:24 EST

Joe Dirt's $900,000 Daytona

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:47 EST

'Biggest Loser' slams show

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:47 EST

Trejo plays Marcia, wants mom

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:47 EST

Duggar born out of wedlock

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:47 EST

'Harry Potter' guy in hospital

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:47 EST

Smelly food on plane is wrong

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:47 EST

Who's most likely to cheat?

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:47 EST

Bizarre robotic horse

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:47 EST

How did Civil War sub sink?

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:47 EST

Extra security at Cosby show

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:47 EST

Super Bowl food ad bombs

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:47 EST

Gilbert from DD to 'average B'

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:47 EST

Super Bowl hating revealed

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:47 EST

Daredevil scales Niagara Falls

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:16:47 EST

   Islamic State seizes oil facility in northern Iraq, 15 workers missing
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents on Saturday seized a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city Kirkuk where 15 employees were working, and explosions in and around the capital Baghdad killed at least nine people.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:50:52 GMT

Egyptian court bans Hamas' armed wing, lists as terrorist organization
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of the Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:48:50 GMT

Fighting rages in eastern Ukraine, 15 soldiers killed
KIEV (Reuters) - Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine on Saturday as pro-Russian separatists sought to tighten the circle around government forces clinging on to a rail center, with 15 Ukrainian soldiers killed in the past 24 hours.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:45:09 GMT

Italy elects senior judge Sergio Mattarella as president
ROME (Reuters) - Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a constitutional court judge and veteran center-left politician, as president on Saturday, handing a welcome political victory to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:31:43 GMT

Ode to the range: Cowboys take to prose to celebrate U.S. West
ELKO, Nev. (Reuters) - When long-time bronc rider Paul Zarzyski needed to rest his aching bones after an adrenaline-charged stint on torquing horseflesh, he often turned to the last thing most people would associate with cowboy life: writing poetry.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:17:59 GMT

AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control: sources
SINGAPORE/JAKARTA/PARIS (Reuters) - The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unusual procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation said.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:53:54 GMT

Greece says will not cooperate with 'troika' or seek aid extension
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's new leftist government opened talks on its bailout with European partners on Friday by flatly refusing to extend the program or to cooperate with the international inspectors overseeing it.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:21:57 GMT

Two die as Muslim protesters clash with police in Afghan capital: witnesses
Kabul (Reuters) - Two people were killed when violence broke out at an anti-Charlie Hebdo protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday, according to witnesses, but Kabul's police chief said there were no deaths and only two injuries.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:45:08 GMT

Japan says hostage negotiations with militants 'deadlocked'
TOKYO (Reuters) - Efforts by Japan and Jordan to secure the release of two of their nationals held captive by Islamic State militants remain "deadlocked" and the situation remains highly unpredictable, Japanese officials said.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:51:54 GMT

Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of Islamic State captives
AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and Jordan scrambled on Friday to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held by Islamic State, after a deadline passed for the release of a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:46:24 GMT

Deadly clash in Philippines a setback to peace with Muslim rebels
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A deadly clash between Philippines police and Muslim rebels in the south of the country has dealt a temporary setback to peace talks, Manila's chief peace negotiator said on Saturday, appealing for renewed efforts to keep the process on track.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:46:07 GMT

Syria battle between al Qaeda and Western-backed group spreads
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fighting between the Syrian arm of al Qaeda and Western-backed rebels in northern Syria spread from Aleppo province into neighboring Idlib on Friday, the rebel group and an organization monitoring the civil war said.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:56:02 GMT

Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east
DONETSK, Ukraine/MINSK (Reuters) - Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:55:55 GMT

Aviation leaders seek new safety mandate after deadly 2014
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Aviation leaders will try to secure a mandate to implement new safety standards when they meet next week after a string of high-profile accidents around the world made 2014 the deadliest year for commercial airlines in almost a decade.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:33:52 GMT

Republican Romney opts out of 2016 run for president
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney bowed out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Friday after considering a third run, telling supporters it was time for the next generation of party leaders to seek the White House.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:28:44 GMT

Islamic State attacks Kurdish outposts across Iraq
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, while bombs in Kirkuk, Baghdad, Samarra and Ramadi killed at least 27 people.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:28:37 GMT

Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one, and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks any time, anywhere.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:24:28 GMT

Chevron's profit beats as chemical sales offset cheap oil
WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - Chevron Corp , the second-largest U.S. oil producer, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday as sales of chemicals, lubricants and other refined products helped offset plunging crude prices .

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:36:24 GMT

Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of Islamic State captives
AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and Jordan scrambled on Friday to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held by Islamic State, after a deadline passed for the release of a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:46:25 GMT

Russian central bank makes surprise interest rate cut
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's central bank unexpectedly cut its main interest rate on Friday as fears of recession mount in the country following the fall in global oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:44:43 GMT


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