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Giant Sinkhole At Florida Plant Leaks Polluted Water Into State Aquifer

1 hour 43 min ago

A fertilizer company says third-party tests show the water contaminated with low-level radiation has not leaked off the site into nearby wells. Residents are upset they were not informed for weeks.

Supreme Court Takes Up Case That Could Affect Redskins Trademark

1 hour 57 min ago

The court decided to review a lower court decision that found the government could not deny trademarks because of an offensive name.

New Rule Preserves Patients' Rights To Sue Nursing Homes In Court

3 hours 40 min ago

A new rule is the most significant overhaul of federal funding regulations for nursing homes in more than two decades. It also requires "nourishing, palatable" food and infection-control plans.

Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

3 hours 42 min ago

A Silicon Valley start-up wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered, but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.

Forget Self-Driving Cars. Self-Driving Chairs Have Arrived

3 hours 48 min ago

Nissan unveiled the ProPilot chair, a high-tech self-driving seat that the automaker says makes waiting in line "easy and fun" by using technology designed for semi-autonomous cars.

Are Golden Tickets That Speed Drugs Through FDA Worthwhile?

3 hours 49 min ago

A voucher awarded to a company that finds a treatment for a rare childhood disease can be sold to the highest bidder and then used to fast-track the review of another drug. Are the prizes worth it?

Phone Emergency Alerts Will Begin Including Links, Phone Numbers

4 hours 19 min ago

Regulators have voted to expand cellphone alerts to 360 characters from the previous cutoff at 90, and to begin including clickable URLs and phone numbers over the next year or so. But no photos, yet.

Americans Unconvinced Of Potential Good Of Self-Driving Cars, Study Finds

5 hours 38 min ago

Most Americans say they should always have the option to drive themselves. That's despite the fact the average driver is excited by driverless technology.

Watch Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Face House Panel Over Fake Accounts

7 hours 28 min ago

Questions for Stumpf include one about his sale of $13 million in stock, which Rep. Carolyn Maloney calls "by far the largest open-market sale of Wells Fargo stock" in the CEO's tenure.

'Working: Then & Now': Black Chicago Police Officer

12 hours 56 min ago

In 1971, Studs Terkel interviewed Renault Robinson, one of the city's few black officers. Robinson spoke bluntly about the role of race in urban policing. Thanks to Radio Diaries podcast and Project&.

Tech Group To Set Industry Standards For Artificial Intelligence

12 hours 56 min ago

Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming part of everyday life: think Apple's Siri. Major tech firms formed a group to help the public understand AI and develop standards so it isn't misused.

FCC To Vote On Controverisal Set-Top-Box Plan

12 hours 56 min ago

The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposal to free you from having to rent your set-top box in order to watch cable TV. But the idea is not without controversy.

The Scandal That Envelops Wells Fargo Keeps Growing

12 hours 56 min ago

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf goes before the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday to further respond to questions about the misuse of customer accounts. Former employees are suing the bank.

'Cup Noodles' Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

13 hours 17 min ago

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries around the world and even considered popular currency in American prisons.

California Imposes Sweeping Sanctions On Wells Fargo Amid Scandal

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 6:06pm

California's state treasurer has announced he is suspending major parts of the state's business relationship with Wells Fargo because of a scandal involving unauthorized customer accounts.

Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 5:15pm

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

Yay, It's Time For My Performance Review! (Said No One Ever)

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:46pm

At many companies, annual reviews are being transformed as the nature of work changes. And instead of ranking their employees, firms are turning to more frequent, less formal evaluations.

The Case Of The 'Clawback': What's Next For The Wells Fargo Board

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Richard Bove, a longtime banking analyst and vice president of equity research at Rafferty Capital Markets, about Wells Fargo's recent sales scandal.

Austerity Measures In Cuba Spark Fears Of A Return To Dark Economic Times

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

Since July, authorities have cut work hours, electricity and gas supplies. Those measures have prompted fears of a return to austere economic times. Meanwhile, Venezuela has cut subsidies to Cuba.

Austerity Measures In Cuba Spark Fears Of A Return To Dark Economic Times

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

Since July, authorities have cut work hours, electricity and gas supplies. Those measures have prompted fears of a return to austere economic times. Meanwhile, Venezuela has cut subsidies to Cuba.

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