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Michigan Fugitive Finally Surrendered In Style

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:36am

Michael Zaydel, wanted by police for probation violations, said he would turn himself in, if the Facebook post about him was shared 1,000 times. It was, and after a delay Zaydel showed up with donuts.

English Soccer Fan Just Couldn't Take It Anymore

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:16am

The other night in England, a Coventry City soccer fan saw his team down. He ran out onto the pitch during a play, walked up to his team and berated them. Security removed him.

Nielsen Develops Ratings System To Measure Netflix Audience

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:02am

The TV ratings company says it can now estimate how many people watch individual shows on Netflix. Widespread knowledge of such information could transform the TV industry.

Harvey Weinstein Scandal May Prompt A Sea Change In Hollywood

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

The fallout continues in the entertainment industry following sex abuse allegations against the movie mogul. People in Hollywood are asking how to change the climate for women in the industry.

In Syria, What Role Should The U.S. Play In Raqqa?

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

U.S. airstrikes helped U.S.-backed forces oust ISIS from the Syrian city. Steve Inskeep talks to James Jeffrey, former ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, who says the U.S. will have to stay engaged there.

The Economic Backdrop To China's Crackdown On Civil Society

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

Since Xi Jinping took power five years ago, he's led an unprecedented crackdown on lawyers, NGOs, academics, and journalists. Civil society in China is in a state of panic, and information is more tightly controlled by the party than it's been since the Mao years.

Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal To Stabilize ACA Insurance Markets

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

Senators leading bipartisan health care talks say they've reached a deal. It aims to stabilize the individual market. Intermountain Healthcare CEO Dr. Marc Harrison gives his thoughts on the deal.

Age-Defying Athletes May Provide Clues For The Rest Of Us

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

From Tom Brady to Venus Williams to baseball's Ichiro Suzuki, elite athletes are playing past their supposed primes. Are there lessons they can teach average people about exercise and health?

Numbers Disagree With Trump Golf Course Claim Of 'Millions To Charity'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

NPR's "Embedded" podcast team, examined charitable giving by Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles. It found the organization appears to have fallen short of its bold claims of philanthropic giving.

NFL Owners And Players Discuss Anthem Protests, No Resolution Yet

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

NFL owners and players met at league headquarters on Tuesday but failed to resolve the contentious issue of national anthem protests. David Greene talks to Jesse Washington of ESPN's "The Undefeated."

California Wildfires Further Burden The State's Housing Crisis

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

Thousands are displaced by the northern California fires — sleeping in hotels, shelters or on couches of friends and relatives. They're facing a long period of uncertainty about where to call home.

Cokie Roberts On The History Of U.S. Relations With Iran

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump's handling of the Iran nuclear agreement prompted listener questions about the history of the U.S. relationship with Iran. In "Ask Cokie," commentator Cokie Roberts has the answers.

Morning News Brief: Health Care Deal, Travel Ban Blocked

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:00am

Senators have reached a bipartisan deal to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance markets for two years. President Trump has embraced it, but other GOP leaders have not. Trump's third executive order restricting travel from some countries to the U.S. was to go into effect on Wednesday but a federal judge in Hawaii has blocked it.

'A Major Distraction': Is A Mega-Deal Like Amazon's HQ2 Always Worth It?

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:52am

Amazon's unmatched promise of 50,000 well-paying jobs has red carpets rolling out across the U.S. — but also some soul-searching: How much should communities subsidize wealthy American corporations?

(Image credit: Jordan Stead/Amazon)

Democrats To Attorney General Sessions: Don't Duck Our Questions

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:00am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify at a Senate oversight hearing Wednesday. Lawmakers have questions about his contacts with Russia and his reversals on civil rights positions.

(Image credit: Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP)

Federal Judge In Hawaii Blocks Trump's Third Attempt At Travel Ban

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 2:23pm

President Trump's third executive order restricting travel from some countries to the U.S. was to go into effect on Wednesday. The judge didn't rule on the limits affecting North Korea and Venezuela.

(Image credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Is 'Quietly' Involved In Anthem Protest

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 6:46am

NFL executives and players meet to discuss protests during the national anthem. Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin is watching closely — he's become involved with issues underlying the protests.

Senate Democrat Calls On Trump To Withdraw Tom Marino's Nomination

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 6:46am

David Greene talks to Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill about reports that President Trump's nominee to be the next drug czar, Republican Rep. Tom Marino, has deep ties to the drug industry.

'Star Wars' Fan In Ohio Recreates Imperial Walker On His Front Yard

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:51am

Remember the massive four-legged transport vehicle from The Empire Strikes Back? Nick Meyer needed a Halloween theme: He built the All Terrain Armored Transport, also known as an AT-AT walker.

Sports Lesson: Don't Let Up Until The Game Is Officially Over

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:07am

Bosnian soccer team Bosna Visoko was down by 1. As the other team intentionally ran out the clock, Bosna Visoko sat down on the field. The other team took advantage of that and scored 2 goals.




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