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Video: Climate Activist Yanked From Top Of London Train Amid Melee

GPB News - 1 hour 11 min ago
A protest by environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion sparked violence and disruption at a train station on Thursday. Before the sun had come up, some trains were at a standstill. Protesters had climbed atop the railcars; at least one grandfather had glued his hand to one. The actions, the...

Video: Climate Activist Yanked From Top Of London Train Amid Melee

NPR Headline News - 1 hour 13 min ago

The actions snarled Londoners' morning rush hour, sparking frustration among people who rely on the train. Police have made at least 1,711 arrests in the climate activists' 12 days of protests.

(Image credit: @Mahatir_Pasha/Screenshot by NPR)

Change Sought In Cobb County Jail After 4th Inmate Death

GPB News - 1 hour 35 min ago
Atlanta activists are demanding Cobb County law enforcement officials to make changes in their facilities after another inmate was found dead within the county’s jail. Kevil Wingo, 36, was pronounced dead at WellStar Kennestone Hospital Sept. 29 after experiencing a medical emergency in his cell,...

Energetic And Ambitious, 'Watchmen' Taps Into A Slew Of Today's Anxieties

GPB News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Rather than rehash the 1980s superhero comic, series creator Damon Lindelof preserves the original's mood, themes and tricky structure — but uses them to tell an engrossing, totally new story on HBO.

'Geography of Risk' Calculates Who Pays When A Storm Comes To Shore

GPB News - 2 hours 15 min ago
Journalist Gilbert Gaul says federal subsidies encourage developers to keep building on the coasts — despite accelerating and increasing risks from climate change.

Is A Ceasefire Possible In Northern Syria?

GPB News - 2 hours 19 min ago
Despite criticism from allies at home and abroad, President Donald Trump stood by his decision to withdraw American troops from northern Syria. He doubled down on Thursday saying, “If Turkey goes into Syria, it is between Turkey and Syria.” More: These quotes are from Trump, moments ago, but they...

Pence Says Turkey Has Agreed To Suspend Its Incursion Into Syria

GPB News - 2 hours 19 min ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says he's brokered a ceasefire deal with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to suspend the Turkish incursion into northern Syria, amid international outcry over the growing humanitarian and security crisis. However, minutes later, the Turkish foreign minister...

Who Has The Right To Be Forgotten?

GPB News - 2 hours 19 min ago
The right to be forgotten embodies the idea that individuals can request to have certain data deleted so third parties cannot trace them. Its law in many countries, but not in the U.S. From The New York Times : The right to be forgotten has been at the center of a debate about balancing privacy and...

Heading Out On The Ice With Adam Rippon

GPB News - 2 hours 19 min ago
Last year, Adam Rippon accomplished one of his biggest goals : heading to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. He medaled, even though he was a decade older than his teammates. And while he was there, he became a star. He started by calling himself “Americas sweetheart.” And soon enough, he was. His...

Nuevofest 2019: Silvina Moreno Joins Kevin Johansen On "Es Como El Día"

GPB News - 2 hours 26 min ago
This past July, the annual Nuevofest , an all-ages day-long concert celebrating Latin American music, was held at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Presented by Afrotaino Productions in collaboration with WXPN, where we produce World Cafe , the concert featured eight artists with musical roots from...

Georgia Sets Date For Third Execution This Year

GPB News - 2 hours 34 min ago
The state is set to execute its third inmate this year.

Pence Says Turkey Has Agreed To Suspend Its Incursion Into Syria

NPR Headline News - 2 hours 46 min ago

Pence led a delegation to try to convince the Turkish president to stop the military incursion into Syria and enact a ceasefire. The goals were considered highly unlikely ahead of Thursday's meeting.

(Image credit: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Rex Orange County Shares 'Pluto Projector'

GPB News - 3 hours 1 min ago
YouTube The young British singer-songwriter Rex Orange County tweeted out a phone number yesterday, along with the message, "OUT TOMORROW." If you rang, you'd hear Rex's voice, slightly staticky on the other end of the line, singing. Turns out this was a clever preview of "Pluto Projector," the...

GPB Midday Headlines For Thursday Oct. 17, 2019

GPB News - 3 hours 27 min ago
UGA To Name College Of Education After First African-American Graduate Georgia Public Colleges And Universities To Boost Mental Health Services Covington Calls For Temporary Closure Of Sterilization Facility

G-7 Summit To Be Held At Trump's Miami Golf Resort

GPB News - 3 hours 28 min ago
Updated at 12:59 p.m. ET Next year's G-7 gathering of the leaders of the world's biggest economies will take place at President Trump's Doral golf resort outside of Miami, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced on Thursday. "We used a lot of the same criteria used by past...

New England Nor'easter Storm Shuts Power Off For Hundreds Of Thousands

GPB News - 3 hours 29 min ago
A powerful nor'easter storm is pummeling the New England area with heavy rain, strong winds and floods, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people in several states Thursday morning. The National Weather Service warns that winds from the storm may down trees and power lines and cause...

New England Nor'easter Storm Shuts Power Off For Hundreds Of Thousands

NPR Headline News - 3 hours 29 min ago

A powerful and intense coastal storm has pummeled several states with heavy rain and strong winds, downing power lines and trees in Maine, Massachusetts and other states.

(Image credit: Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images)

White House Holds Now-Rare Press Briefing Amid Impeachment, Syria Conflicts

GPB News - 3 hours 35 min ago
Updated at 1:06 p.m. ET White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announced Thursday that the 2020 Group of 7 conference will be held at President Trump's own resort, Trump Doral in Miami. As NPR's Brett Neely reports , "The Trump administration's decision to host the high-profile...

Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That's Not Good

NPR Headline News - 3 hours 50 min ago

The drive to make more milk has had an unsavory side effect: Cows have become more genetically similar and less fertile. Scientists are trying to recover valuable genetic variation that was lost.

(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)

Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That's Not Good

GPB News - 3 hours 50 min ago
Chad Dechow, a geneticist at Penn State University who studies dairy cows, is explaining how all of America's cows ended up so similar to each other. He brings up a website on his computer. "This is the company Select Sires," he says. It's one of just a few companies in the United States that sells...

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