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Equifax Help Site Manipulated By Hackers To Push Adware

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

Equifax is taking a customer help Web page offline as the company investigates reports that the site directed people to download fraudulent Adobe Flash updates.

Follow Your Dreams, Except Maybe This One

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

A man in Iowa led police on a chase after refusing to pull over for a traffic stop. He said he wanted to be chased because it was a goal on his "bucket list." Now he faces multiple charges.

Trump May Put Congress On The Hook Over Iran Deal

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

If the president should declare that Iran is not in compliance with the nuclear deal, a 60-day countdown begins during which Congress can choose to reimpose sanctions — or choose not to.

Parts Of Sonoma County 'Looked Like Warzones'

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

Wildfires continue to devastate northern California. As relief efforts continue, Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane speaks about the dangers in air quality and what's been damaged.

Family Freed After 5 Years Of Captivity In Afghanistan

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

An American woman and her family were freed after being held by an extremist group in Afghanistan for five years. David Greene talks with journalist David Rohde, who was held by the same group.

White House To End Health Care Subsidies

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

The White House says the government will no longer make subsidy payments to health insurers. The change could cause premiums to spike and drive insurers out of the marketplace.

Lawsuits Begin After Las Vegas Massacre

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

Lawsuits are starting to be filed on behalf of victims of the Las Vegas massacre, prompting questions about liability for hotels, casinos, gun manufacturers and others.

No End In Sight For Overworked California Firefighters

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

Officials say they have made some progress in containing the northern California wildfires, but crews have been working for days on steep terrain with little rest and no real end in sight.

A Place Where Everyone Gets 'Seinfeld' Entrance Music

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

A student in Arizona rigged his dorm room door to play slap bass sounds from Seinfeld when someone opens it.

News Brief: Trump Ends Health Care Subsidies, Iran Deal, California Fires

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

The Trump administration says it will end cost-sharing payments designed to help low-income Americans get health care. Trump is also expected to make an announcement on the future of the Iran deal.

How Living In A Library Gave One Man 'The Thirst Of Learning'

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

Ronald Clark's father was a live-in custodian at a New York City library. Clark tells his daughter about growing up surrounded by stacks of books — and how that shaped the man he would become.

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'The Taliban Can't Win,' Says Commander Of U.S. Forces In Afghanistan

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:07am

In a wide-ranging interview, Gen. John W. Nicholson laid out some details of the new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and explained how it will work. "We can move now in the right direction," he said.

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Lawmakers Say The ATF Should Regulate Bump Stocks. It's Not That Simple

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:00am

Since the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, new scrutiny has fallen on the controversial firearm device. Experts in the field say there are limits to what the ATF can do under existing law.

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Poll: Majorities Of Both Parties Favor Increased Gun Restrictions

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:00am

A new poll finds bipartisan support for tougher gun laws, but big partisan gaps on the intensity of that support — not to mention sizable gaps in knowledge about gun facts.

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American Woman And Her Family Released From Captivity In Afghanistan

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:39am

After being held for five years by a militant network, American Caitlan Coleman and her family have been freed. Journalist Asad Hashim speaks about this development with NPR's Steve Inskeep.

Decision Not To Publish Weinstein Story Roils NBC

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:27am

Before the New York Times broke the Harvey Weinstein story, journalist Ronan Farrow gave the story to NBC News. NPR's David Folkenflik says they rejected it, despite Farrow having ample evidence.

Kelly Tries To Impose Order On An Unruly White House

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 6:50am

Since John Kelly became President Trump's chief of staff, he's tried to establish some order inside the White House. But his efforts have their limits. One of those limits is the president himself.

Spain Gives Catalonia's Separatist Leader An Ultimatum

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 6:50am

Spain says he must explain his vague declaration of independence. Rachel Martin talks to Pedro Morenés, Spain's ambassador to Washington, about what Catalonia could lose by breaking away.

That's A Lot Of Pumpkin Pie

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:33am

Every year Half Moon Bay, Calif., holds a giant pumpkin contest. The winner weighed 2,363 pounds and is the heaviest pumpkin in the competition's 44-year history.

The Coming Sewer Gold Rush

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:26am

Environmental chemists studied Swiss sewage and found trace amounts of gold, silver and rare earth metals. It could be valuable, but chemists say it's probably not worth the cost of recovering.




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