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Hospital Charged Parents $39.35 To Hold Their Newborn 'Skin To Skin'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 6:01am

The Utah couple posted the bill on Reddit — not in anger, since the C-section went well, but because they "got a chuckle" out of being charged to hold their baby. A nurse had an explanation, though.

Should've Had The Full Breakfast: Welsh Politician Stumbles Over 'Brexit'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 5:44am

Andrew Davies, a politician from Wales, was talking about Britain's exit from the E.U. At a key point in his speech, his stomach took over: "Mark my words. We will make breakfast — Brexit a success."

3 Chemists Share Nobel Prize For Work On 'Molecular Machines'

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 5:22am

The 2016 Nobel for chemistry goes to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa. The chemists are French, Scottish and Dutch, respectively.

Fla., S.C. Call For Evacuations As Hurricane Matthew Barrels Toward U.S.

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

As Hurricane Matthew moves on from the Caribbean and approaches the Southeast U.S., officials in Florida and South Carolina are calling for evacuations.

VP Candidates Kaine, Pence Strike Surprising Tone In Their Only Debate

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

The presidential candidates could not be more different, but their vice presidential picks share many traits. NPR's Mara Liasson reviews the debate, along with pollsters Margie Omero and John Feehery.

Voters In Ariz. Respond To Candidates' Stands On Death Penalty, Abortion

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

Faith is important to both vice presidential candidates — both are devout Catholics, and both say their faith shapes their views on the death penalty and abortion.

In Besieged Eastern Aleppo, A Struggle To Keep City Running

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

An ambulance driver and others in the Syrian city of Aleppo talk about life amid the past two weeks of intensive bombing of civilian areas.

Strongest Caribbean Hurricane In Nearly 10 Years Hits Haiti

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles has the latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew from Port-au-Prince.

4 Voters In Arizona Assess The Vice Presidential Debate

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

Trump supporter Eileen Eagar, Clinton supporter Lanny Lahr, undecided Latina voter Mary Graham and reluctant Clinton supporter and Native American Majerle Lister weigh in on how the candidates did.

100 Years After Epic Mismatch, It's Still True: Carnage In College Football Pays

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

College football can feature some of the most lopsided scores in sports. Commentator Frank Deford traces the reason why, right back to its roots.

Hidden Brain: New Research Ties Unconscious Biases, Fear And Voter ID Laws

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

New research explores why people support voter identification laws.

Fact-Checking VP Debate Points On Iran Nuclear Deal, Bill Clinton, Putin

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

Statements made by Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence in last night's vice presidential debate undergo some scrutiny.

Supreme Court To Hear Death Penalty Case Based On Racially Tainted Testimony

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

Duane Buck was given the death penalty after an expert witness testified that he was more likely to be dangerous in the future because he was black. The Supreme Court hears his case Wednesday.

Along Germany's Coast, A Nazi Resort Becomes An Upscale Destination

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

One of the biggest Nazi relics, a massive beachfront indoctrination camp on the Baltic Sea, has been transformed into condominiums and a luxury tourist resort. It's causing a stir.

Mom Sues JetBlue After Her 5-Year-Old Was Delivered To Wrong City

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:44am

It's not uncommon for an airline to lose luggage in transit. It's less common to lose children. But that's exactly what happened to Maribel Martinez. Her son was sent to Boston rather than New York.

Park In Queens Honors Native Christopher Walken With ... A Trail Of His Heads

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:37am

A number of disembodied heads emerge from the ground in the "Monument to Walken" installation through March. Should you get any ideas, the park informs visitors: "No Walken Picking" allowed.

Physics Nobel Goes To 3 Scientists For Insights Into Matter's Behavior

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to David Thouless, who gets half the prize, and Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz, who share the other half.

Undecided Catholic Voter Hopes Pence Is Persuasive In VP Debate

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

A third-generation Mexican-American, Mary Graham says she is hoping Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence — a fellow Catholic — can persuade her in tonight's debate to vote for his ticket.

A Wealthy Retiree Outside GOP-Leaning Phoenix Plans To Vote D

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

In a city that leans Republican, retired wealthy businessman Lanny Lahr is an anomaly among his friends: He is supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton this election.

Trump Makes No Apologies For Tax History: 'I Have Brilliantly Used Those Laws'

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

Donald Trump embraced the idea that he may have carefully navigated the tax code to avoid paying income taxes as he campaigned in Colorado on Monday.

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