Tom Marino, Trump's Pick As Drug Czar, Withdraws After Damaging Opioid Report
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:54:00 -0400
Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., is withdrawing days after reports that a bill he sponsored hindered the Drug Enforcement Agency in its fight against the U.S. opioid crisis.
ISIS Makes Last Stand At A Stadium In Raqqa, Its Doomed 'Capital'
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:42:00 -0400
Arab and Kurdish fighters in the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces began their offensive four months ago. Now ISIS fighters are reportedly bottled up in a stadium complex in the city.
Anthony Bourdain Urges Americans To 'Value The Things We Eat'
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:16:26 -0400
In interview with NPR's Here & Now about his new documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, the chef drives home the enormity of the problem and the importance of changing our perspective.
How The NRA Uses Its Political Clout: An Early Lesson In Oklahoma
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:00:45 -0400
Rep. Mike Synar, a Democrat, had the National Rifle Association's backing in 1980. But by 1994, his positions had changed, and so had the NRA's. Here's how the group worked to defeat him.
If You Want An IUD, Take Note Of Trump's New Birth Control Policy
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:00:15 -0400
Some employers may now opt to claim a religious or moral exemption when it comes to paying for birth control, and women could end up sharing the cost with employers that scale back coverage.
Why World Hunger Isn't Going Away As Fast As We'd Hoped
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:59:00 -0400
There have been decades of progress in the fight against hunger. But the rosy numbers don't tell the whole story.
Denver Failed To Land Boeing. Now It's Using Lifestyle To Woo Amazon
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:56:00 -0400
Boeing picked Chicago instead when it was looking for a new headquarters in 2001. This time around, Denver is pitching its quality of life to draw Amazon to build a new headquarters there.
In Speech, Sen. McCain Decries 'Half-Baked, Spurious Nationalism'
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:20:00 -0400
Following his acceptance of the Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, John McCain said U.S. abandonment of global leadership is "unpatriotic."
Lighter Winds Aid Firefighters Working To Contain California Blazes
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:38:00 -0400
Officials say they are increasingly optimistic that the fires are gradually being extinguished, with two of the largest about 70 percent contained.
Callista Gingrich Confirmed As Ambassador To The Vatican
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:58:00 -0400
The wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was nominated in May to represent the United States at the Holy See.
Texas Trucker Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Of Undocumented Immigrants Leading To Deaths
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:54:18 -0400
Federal authorities say the case is a "glaring reminder" of the dangers of human smuggling across the Southern border. The driver is to be sentenced in January.
Rick Pitino Fired As Louisville Basketball Coach Amid Massive Bribery Probe
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:27:46 -0400
The Hall of Fame coach had been on unpaid administrative leave since last month, after the school was implicated in a federal bribery and fraud investigation.
In The Wake Of Harvey Weinstein Scandal, Women Say #MeToo
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:07:00 -0400
The ousting of a powerful Hollywood producer over multiple abuse allegations prompted women and other assault survivors to proclaim a simple idea: that sexual abuse is common in their lives.
Florida Man Awarded $37,500 After Cops Mistake Glazed Doughnut Crumbs For Meth
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:58:00 -0400
Police departments across the country use inexpensive field tests to quickly screen for drugs. But the kits create a lot of room for error — with troubling consequences.
Immigration Judges Warn Against Trump Administration Benchmarks
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:43:00 -0400
The Trump administration is preparing to impose new benchmarks on immigration judges to speed through a backlog of more than 600,000 cases in U.S. immigration courts. But judges warn the change could hurt public confidence and violate the right to due process.