From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 1 hour 44 min ago

Miami Heat Aims To Win Legacy-Defining 3rd Straight NBA Title

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 6:04am

The NBA finals begin Thursday night between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. It's a repeat of last year's series. And in hockey, the LA Kings won Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals in overtime.

» E-Mail This

Suspense Along The Sepik With The Young Scientists Of 'Euphoria'

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 6:03am

Lily King's new novel was inspired by a real-life moment in 1933, when the lives of anthropologist Margaret Mead and two of her husbands intersected on an expedition to the Sepik River in New Guinea.

» E-Mail This

2 Governors Face Off Over Hockey's Stanley Cup

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 5:58am

If LA wins, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown gets Italian sausage, cupcakes and Long Island oysters. The prize for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo if the Rangers win? Rice cakes and a history book on California.

» E-Mail This

Dozens Of New Flora, Fauna Species In Myanmar

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 5:53am

Dozens of new flora, fauna species in Myanmar

» E-Mail This

Witnesses: Boko Haram Militants Slaughter Hundreds

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 5:53am

Witnesses: Boko Haram militants slaughter hundreds

» E-Mail This

Hope, Risk Surround Japan-N. Korea Abduction Deal

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:23am

Hope, risk surround Japan-N. Korea abduction deal

» E-Mail This

7-Way Race To Succeed Longtime Va. Rep. Moran

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:23am

7-way race to succeed longtime Va. Rep. Moran

» E-Mail This

NYFD: 24 Injured In Staten Island Blaze

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:23am

NYFD: 24 injured in Staten Island blaze

» E-Mail This

China Sentences 81 In Xinjiang For Terrorism

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:13am

China sentences 81 in Xinjiang for terrorism

» E-Mail This

Senate Expected To Approve Sebelius Replacement At HHS

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

The Senate votes Thursday on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Health and Human Services Secretary, replacing Kathleen Sebelius. Burwell was running the Office of Management and Budget.

» E-Mail This

If It Comes Time To Negotiate With Terrorists, Never Say Never

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

Steve Inskeep talks to negations expert Amos Guiora, who is a professor at the University of Utah, and author of Tolerating Intolerance: The Price of Protecting Extremism.

» E-Mail This

Questions Abound On Why Bergdahl Walked Away From Afghan Post

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to be controversial. One reason involves the circumstances of Bergdahl's capture nearly five years ago. A classified Pentagon investigation suggests that he walked off his post, though it does not conclude he deserted.

» E-Mail This

Senators Get Background Briefing On Sgt. Bergdahl's Release

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

With criticism mounting on Capitol Hill of a prisoner swap that traded 5 jailed Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, some military, intelligence and diplomatic officials briefed senators.

» E-Mail This

The Last Word In Business

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

» E-Mail This

Business News

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

David Greene has business news.

» E-Mail This

Afghans Must Pass Anti-Money Laundering Law Or Face Blacklist

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

The international community has told Afghans to fix their banks and pass anti-money laundering legislation by June 22. If officials fail to do so, the country will be blacklisted for five years.

» E-Mail This

Is Working Past Retirement Age An Antidote To Getting Old?

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

Nearly half of people surveyed who say they're retired are working or have worked in the recent past. And nearly three quarters of baby boomers say they plan to stay on the job past retirement age.

» E-Mail This

Ice Wall May Stop Radioactive Leak At Japanese Nuclear Plant

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:10am

Workers are building an underground ice wall around the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. The wall is the latest attempt to try to keep radioactive water from leaking out of the plant.

» E-Mail This

Few Certainties In Calculating Triple Crown Value

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 2:33am

Few certainties in calculating Triple Crown value

» E-Mail This

Israel Advances 1,500 Settlement Homes

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 2:33am

Israel advances 1,500 settlement homes

» E-Mail This

Pages

©2014 WLRH PUBLIC RADIO

Address

WLRH Public Radio
UAH Campus
John Wright Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

Get Directions

Phone

LOCAL:
(256) 895-9574

TOLL-FREE:
(800) 239-9574