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Why The Euro Fell To A 9-Year Low Against The Dollar

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:55am

A combination of political instability in Greece, possible quantitative easing in the eurozone and a stronger dollar are all pushing the common European currency lower.

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KEXP Presents: Girl Band

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:47am

The all-male Dublin quartet plays aggressive pop that can sound like chainsaws attacking a DJ rig. Watch the group perform "Lawman" at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik during the Iceland Airwaves festival.

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Gov. Christie: Nobody Ribbed Me When The Cowboys Were Losing

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:07am

Gov. Chris Christie made news over the weekend because of his awkward hug with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He says he'd take the ribbing if it means more Cowboys victories.

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From Patton Oswalt, A Movie Memoir That's Best Outside The Theater

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:02am

Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt recounts his movie addiction in the memoir Silver Screen Fiend, which finds its best stories away from the theater.

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China's Villages Are Dying. A New Film Asks If They Can Be Saved

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 8:36am

"Down to the Countryside" follows an artist as he moves from bustling Beijing to the fading village of Bishan. He hopes to revitalize rural life as part of China's growing "back-to-the-land" movement.

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My Resolution For 2015: Be Smart About My Smartphone

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 8:23am

Next time you shoot off an e-mail between errands, will you praise your dedication or lament your inefficiency? Commentator Tania Lombrozo's new year's resolution is to rethink emailing after hours.

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Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 8:08am

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.

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Top Stories: Boston Bombing Trial; Bitter U.S. Cold

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 7:27am

Also: Bad weather hampers AirAsia recovery work; Buckingham Palace again denies a sex claim against Prince Andrew; and Wisconsin police say somebody put a diamond ring on their agency Christmas tree.

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Boston Bombing: 5 Things To Know About The Tsarnaev Trial

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 7:15am

Jury selection begins today and because the bombings affected so many people this part of the trial may take weeks.

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Oh, It's Winter: Huge Swath Of U.S. Will Be Bitterly Cold

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:38am

Some parts of Wisconsin will see a windchill of 30 below and most of country — all the way down to Florida — will see temperatures plunge.

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N.J. Gov. Christie Proud To Be A Dallas Cowboys' Fan

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:23am

Christie attended Sunday's playoff game between Dallas and the Detroit Lions. He hugged owner Jerry Jones when the Cowboys won. Many in his state ask why he doesn't follow teams closer to New Jersey.

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County Barks At Couple: Parts Of Treehouse Must Be Removed

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:58am

Mike and Pat Splinter's treehouse was featured on TV and a kitchen was built for the show. Officials reminded the couple that the kitchen and other parts of the deluxe treehouse must go.

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