NPR Headline News

Subscribe to NPR Headline News feed NPR Headline News
NPR news, audio, and podcasts. Coverage of breaking stories, national and world news, politics, business, science, technology, and extended coverage of major national and world events.
Updated: 43 min 45 sec ago

Baseballs, Rings, Wine Bottles: How Crews Handle Property Found At Fla. Collapse Site

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 05:12

Crews continue to find the bodies of those who died during a recent condo collapse. There is another objective for those sifting through the rubble: collecting the property of the victims.

(Image credit: Saul Martinez/Getty Images)

The U.S. Surgeon General Is Calling COVID-19 Misinformation An 'Urgent Threat'

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 05:00

The nation's top doctor, Vivek Murthy, calls misinformation an "urgent threat to public health" that will keep sowing mistrust and endangering lives, unless all Americans do their part to fight it.

(Image credit: John Raoux/AP)

Biden's Pick To Lead ICE Would Take Over An Agency In Turmoil

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 05:00

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez runs one of the nation's biggest jails in Houston. If confirmed by the Senate, he'll be tasked with overhauling ICE, an agency he's criticized for its aggressive tactics.

(Image credit: Gregory Bull/AP)

Biden's Historic Pick For Census Director Testifies Before The Senate

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 05:00

Robert Santos, one of the country's leading statisticians, could become the first person of color to lead the U.S. Census Bureau as a Senate-confirmed director.

(Image credit: Errich Petersen)

Johnson & Johnson Recalls 5 Aerosol Sunscreens After Finding Carcinogen Traces

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 00:59

Johnson & Johnson said internal testing showed some sunscreen samples contained low levels of benzene, which causes cancer with long-term exposure.

(Image credit: Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

Rents Are Out Of Reach For Most Americans Earning Minimum Wage, A Study Says

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 22:42

Workers simply don't earn enough money to keep up with skyrocketing rental rates across the country, the National Low Income Housing Coalition found in its latest Out of Reach report.

(Image credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

Brazil's President Bolsonaro Is Hospitalized With Intestinal Blockage

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 21:44

Doctors said they wouldn't operate right away. He was stabbed while election campaigning in 2018, suffering intestinal damage. He has undergone several surgeries since, some unrelated to the attack.

(Image credit: Eraldo Peres/AP)

The 'Best Meteor Shower Of The Year' Is Happening. Here's How You Can See It.

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 19:03

The Perseids meteor shower has been called "The best meteor shower of the year." It peaks in mid-August.

(Image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Evacuation Of Afghan Interpreters And Others Who Aided U.S. To Begin In Late July

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 18:06

The Biden administration faced mounting pressure to relocate about 18,000 Afghans who helped with U.S. military operations, along with their families. Many fear a resurgent Taliban will seek revenge.

(Image credit: David Guttenfelder/AP)

A Study Predicts Record Flooding In The 2030s, And It's Partly Because Of The Moon

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 17:12

Researchers say hide tide flooding in U.S. coastal regions will become more frequent in the mid-2030s because of climate change, amplified by a routine wobble in the moon's orbit.

(Image credit: Chandan Khanna /AFP via Getty Images)

Democrats' Budget Deal Would Invest In The Child Tax Credit, Health Care And Climate

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 16:16

Here's what we know about the $3.5 trillion resolution put forth by the Senate Budget Committee — and what they've said about how to pay for it.

(Image credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Drug Overdoses Killed A Record Number Of Americans In 2020, Jumping By Nearly 30%

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 16:14

More than 93,000 people died of a drug overdose in the U.S. last year, according to new CDC data. Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids accounted primarily for the rise, which the pandemic exacerbated.

(Image credit: Kathy Willens/AP)

Legal Weed Is Gaining A Little Ground Among GOP Congressmen

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 16:12

Marijuana is already legal in many states, and a growing number of GOP Congressmen are ready to make it the law of the land — but there's a debate over revenue.

(Image credit: Mark Duncan/AP)

Britney Spears' Conservatorship Case: The Latest Updates

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 16:00

Pop star Britney Spears' conservatorship is back in court today for the first time since her comments about her legal situation leaked.

(Image credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

Judge Orders Sale Of The Collapsed Condo But Ideas Differ On What To Do With The Site

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 15:59

Court records say the sale of the Champlain Towers South property could bring in $100 million to $110 million. A court-appointed receiver handles the finances.

(Image credit: Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

MLB Pitcher C.C. Sabathia Shares Stories From The Mound — And Of Sobriety

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 13:48

The six-time All Star pitched for the Yankees and the Indians during his 19-year career. He also struggled with alcoholism. Sabathia reflects on baseball and sobriety in the memoir, Till the End.

A Pro Cyclist Rode An Unofficial, Solo Tour De France And Beat The Pack

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 12:33

Lachlan Morton rode the route of the Tour de France and more, going 3,424 miles in 18 days. He's not in the official Tour but did the endurance ride for charity.

(Image credit: Rapha)

A Toy-Like Gun Covered In Legos Sparks An Uproar

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 12:14

Utah gun maker Culper Precision has stopped sales of a kit that would have let owners cover their Glock 19 pistols with colorful Lego blocks, after complaints from the Danish toy maker and others.

(Image credit: Tali Blankfeld/Getty Images)

Europe Has An Ambitious New Climate Plan That Imagines A Dramatic Cut In Emissions

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 11:35

A sweeping proposal unveiled by the European Union on Wednesday would look to cut emissions of the gases that cause global warming by 55% by the end of this decade.

(Image credit: Virginia Mayo/AP)

Athletes Will Have To Put On Their Own Medals At This Year's Olympic Games

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 11:26

Out is the familiar sight of an athlete dipping their head as a dignitary drapes the medal over their neck. In: medals on a tray and officials with sanitized gloves, a COVID-19 precaution.

(Image credit: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP via Getty Images)

Pages