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U.S. Surgeon General Says Working Together Is Key To Combating Opioid Crisis
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:06:00 -0500
The country's top public health advocate says the cycle of opioid addiction won't be stopped without more money from Congress and cooperation among federal, state and local officials.
Charlie Rose Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Eight Women
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:59:44 -0500
The star of the highly regarded PBS talk show Charlie Rose and co-host of CBS This Morning issued a statement apologizing for his actions.
Dog Owners Have Lower Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease, Swedish Data Suggest
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:27:16 -0500
Researchers looked at hospital visits in Sweden's public health care system and checked them against dog registration records. They found dog owners had lower rates of heart disease.
Della Reese, 'Touched By An Angel' Star And Singer, Dies At 86
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:16:13 -0500
When she was cast as an angel boss on the long-running CBS spiritual drama, Reese had been famous for decades as a gospel-influenced R&B performer, TV guest star and talk show fixture.
Department Of Justice To Sue To Block AT&T, Time Warner Merger
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:43:00 -0500
It was slated to be a massive merger of a telecom and a media company — a deal worth $85 billion. As the case heads to court, this could set up one of the biggest antitrust showdowns in many years.
Justice Department Sues To Block AT&T's Merger With Time Warner
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:18:00 -0500
DOJ's case against the merger argues that the companies would control so much of both what people watch and how they watch it, that it could mean higher prices for both consumers and competitors.
Yellen Resigns From Fed Board After Being Passed Over To Keep Top Post
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:15:25 -0500
Janet Yellen says she'll step down from the Federal Reserve Board when her successor as chair is sworn in. Earlier this month, President Trump named Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chairman.
Scientists Glimpse Houston's Flooded Future In Updated Rainfall Data
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:55:00 -0500
Hurricane Harvey's deluge left some homeowners and politicians wondering whether the whole system for predicting floods is any good. Scientists are hoping better data can lead to better flood maps.
Beloved Singer And Songwriter Mel Tillis Dies At 85
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:27:00 -0500
Fans and fellow musicians are mourning the death of entertainer Mel Tillis. Tillis died yesterday after a long illness at the age of 85. He had three dozen Top Ten country hits of his own and wrote dozens more for others, including a monster hit for Kenny Rogers and the First Edition: "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town."
The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Is One Step Closer To Construction
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:27:00 -0500
The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted to approve a route for the pipeline, giving TransCanada the permission it needs to build. But there are still big obstacles ahead, both economic and challenges from environmentalists and landowners.
How Charles Manson Left His Mark On Pop Culture
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:27:00 -0500
The death of Charles Manson yesterday doesn't end his place in pop culture where he's practically immortal. Manson, despite being in prison for horrific crimes, had a large following and inspired different books and movies.
Kenya's Supreme Court Upholds Presidential Election Results
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:27:00 -0500
Kenya's supreme court dismissed challenges to last month's rerun of the presidential election, meaning incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta will be sworn in as president for a second term. This prompted a violent reaction from opposition supporters.
Zimbabwe Is In A Stalemate After Military Takeover
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:27:00 -0500
Zimbabwe is at a watershed moment — a slow-motion process to oust Robert Mugabe, the only ruler the nation has known. But will the 75-year-old war veteran, who is known as the Crocodile and is slated to succeed Mugabe bring change to the impoverished nation?
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Coalition Talks Have Failed
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:27:00 -0500
Attempts by German chancellor Angela Merkel to form a coalition government have collapsed — earning a rebuke from the German President, who called on politicians to put aside their party interests for the sake of the country.
Alabama Media Group Condemns Senate Candidate Roy Moore
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:27:00 -0500
The Alabama Media Group came out with strong condemnation of Roy Moore, prompting a legal threat from the U.S. Senate candidate. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alabama Media Group's Vice President of Content Michelle Holmes about that decision.