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Ford To Ditch Cars In North America, Focus On Trucks And SUVs
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:05 -0400
Its pioneered the American auto industry with the mass market Model T. Now Ford is gutting its lineup of cars in the North America, saying it will sell only two models in 2020 as it focuses on trucks and SUVs.
Lawmakers Ask EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Tough Questions Amid Ethics Allegations
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:05 -0400
Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt faced questions from lawmakers Thursday amid a myriad of ethics allegations and tepid support from the White House.
Though Criminal Investigation Closed, Prince's Heirs Still Hope To Hold Someone Responsible
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:05 -0400
It's been two years since the pop star Prince died of an opioid overdose. Minnesota authorities closed the criminal investigation last week, saying they couldn't figure out who gave Prince the counterfeit pain pills. But the musician's heirs still hope to hold someone responsible.
Trump Acknowledges Lawyer Michael Cohen Represented Him In Stormy Daniels Deal
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:05 -0400
President Trump in an interview with Fox News acknowledged for the first time that Michael Cohen represented him in "the crazy Stormy Daniels deal." Cohen, who is currently under investigation in New York, said Wednesday that he will assert his Fifth Amendment rights in connection with the Daniels' case.
How Glasgow Cut Crime After Once Being The 'Murder Capital Of Europe'
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:05 -0400
Once described as "murder capital of Europe", the city of Glasgow, Scotland has cut its crime rate dramatically, in part by helping offenders find a place in society.
Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen Says He Will Plead The Fifth Regarding Stormy Daniels
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:05 -0400
President's Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says he will assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in connection with a lawsuit filed by adult film star Stormy Daniels. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Ken White, a former federal prosecutor who now works as a criminal defense attorney, about what it means to take the fifth.
Guilty Verdict In Bill Cosby Trial Effectively Ends Comedian's Career
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:05 -0400
The end of Bill Cosby's trial also in effect marked the end of his career as a beloved entertainer and cultural icon. NPR looks back at Cosby's work as an entertainment pioneer, and how his growing conservatism and legal troubles have dimmed that luster for many of his admirers.
Teachers In Arizona And Colorado Walk Out To Protest Working Conditions
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:00 -0400
Teachers in Colorado and Arizona walked out Thursday to march to the state capitol buildings. It's a continuation of protests around the country over working conditions and pay for teachers and support staff.
VA Nominee Ronny Jackson Withdraws Amid Conduct Allegations
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:00 -0400
Ronny Jackson, President Trump's choice to be Veterans Affairs Secretary, pulled out of consideration amid allegations about his conduct Thursday. But Trump calls the accusations false.
Otto Warmbier's Parents Sue North Korea, Alleging Torture Of Their Son
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:10:00 -0400
Warmbier, an American college student, died last summer after spending more than a year in North Korean custody. He was returned home in a coma. A lawsuit accuses Pyongyang of killing him.
After Arrest Of Suspected Golden State Killer, Details Of His Life Emerge
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:51:00 -0400
Joseph James DeAngelo has been charged with eight murders, and is suspected in dozens of other crimes. He had recently retired after working 27 years in a supermarket distribution center.
When What Was Good For Bill Cosby Was Good For Black America
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:38:00 -0400
The few, tepid defenses of Bill Cosby during his criminal trial for sexual assault are an illustration of just how much his influence as Black America's emissary to the wider world has waned.
Hair Removal Ad Makes Pakistani Women Go 'Wow' — But Not In A Good Way
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:12:54 -0400
The commercial celebrates hairlessness. And it prompted a cricket star to speak out, charging that the ad promotes "body shaming and objectification."
Caravan Arrives In Tijuana, As Migrants Prepare To Request Asylum
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:50:00 -0400
A group of Central American asylum-seekers, who have been traveling through Mexico for weeks, is gathering near the border with the U.S. The migrants say they will request asylum on Sunday.
'We Simply Can't Take It Any Longer': Teacher Protests Sweep Arizona, Colorado
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:25:00 -0400
Scores of schools have closed in the two states as educators demand pay bumps and boosted budgets. In Arizona, which has seen a massive walkout, tens of thousands are marching through Phoenix.