From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 10 min 58 sec ago

California Fires Destroy Marijuana Farms During Fall Harvest

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:20am

Fires in Northern California have hit Napa's wine country hard, but they've also raged during harvest time for another cash crop.

Trump Decertifying Iran Deal Puts U.S. Credibility 'In Jeopardy,' Sen. Ben Cardin Says

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:11am

The future of the Iran nuclear agreement is up to Congress, now that President Trump has refused to recertify the deal.

Federal Jury In N.Y. Convicts Man For 'Crimes Of Terror' In Chelsea Bombing

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:06am

Ahmad Khan Rahimi "now faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison," says acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim.

(Image credit: Mel Evans/AP)

Zingerman's Bakehouse, A Michigan Icon, Rolls Out A New Cookbook

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:42am

A visit to Ann Arbor wouldn't be complete without a trip to an eatery that bears the famous name. And the mouthwatering, no-nonsense recipes are designed to entice even novice bakers into the kitchen.

(Image credit: Brittany Greeson/Getty Images)

For Half A Million Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh Is A Reluctant Host

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:39am

Bangladesh is struggling to accommodate 500,000-plus Rohingya who have poured across the border in less than two months. It isn't recognizing them as refugees and would prefer to see them repatriated.

(Image credit: Munir UZ Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)

Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion, Misconduct

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:39am

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban from 2009 to 2014 after leaving his base in Afghanistan, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior.

(Image credit: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Astronomers Strike Gravitational Gold In Colliding Neutron Stars

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:01am

In an astonishing discovery, astronomers used gravitational waves to locate two neutron stars smashing together. The collision created 200 Earth masses of pure gold, along with other elements.

(Image credit: Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science)

Forebears: Delia Derbyshire, Electronic Music's Forgotten Pioneer

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:00am

Electronic music as it is now known and used would not exist without Derbyshire and her spirit of human, sonic manipulation.

(Image credit: Chris Ware/Getty Images)

Watch Emmylou Harris And Kris Kristofferson Perform 'The Pilgrim, Chapter 33'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:00am

It's from the upcoming tribute concert, The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson: All Star Concert Celebration, out Oct. 27.

(Image credit: Joshua Timmermans/Courtesy of the artist)

Krautrock Noir: Through a Musical Mirror Darkly with Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:00am

The Chilean rocker from Germany talks about his latest musical project, The Desdamonas.

(Image credit: marcelo_Setton/Courtesy of the Artist)

Iraq Sends Troops To Take Areas South Of Kirkuk Back From Kurds

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:31am

Kurdish media outlets quote the Peshmerga General Command calling the attack "a flagrant declaration of war against the nation of Kurdistan."

(Image credit: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Stories: Latest On California Fires; Trump's Executive Actions

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:14am

Also: Venezuela's ruling party wins gubernatorial elections; Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) gets a primary opponent; and Thomas the Tank Engine will feature new female characters.

Songs We Love: Leveret, 'Ricer II'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:00am

Featuring a melodeon, concertina and fiddle, the English folk trio's euphoric "Ricer II" circles round and round like a kitten chasing its tail.

(Image credit: Elly Lucas/Courtesy of the artist)

Firefighters Gain Ground On Wildfires Raging Across California

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:46am

Firefighters say they are finally getting the upper hand in the battle against at least 15 wildfires that have been raging for more than a week across wine country and other parts of the state.

Trump Looks To Congress To Fix 'Flaws' In Iran Nuclear Deal

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:44am

Rachel Martin talks to Michael Anton, spokesman for President Trump's National Security Council, about the Iran nuclear deal. NPR's Scott Detrow weighs in on what Anton had to say.

Tim Horton's Coffee Shops In Buffalo Offer A 'Spicy' Latte

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:59am

To celebrate the introduction of lattes to their menu, two locations in Buffalo, N.Y., are offering special Buffalo spice lattes — the same savory spice concoction found on buffalo chicken wings.

In Mississippi, A Mountain Lion Was Reported On The Loose

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:30am

When FOX 13 TV went to investigate, a house cat was sitting calmly in the spot. Confusing viewers who saw this little animal with the words "large cat spotted" stripped across their screens.

Tall Ship Loses Power, Hitting Boats In Newport Harbor

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:15am

The three-masted 200-foot SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was departing a Rhode Island festival in Narragansett Bay when it hit "multiple" boats and ran aground, the Coast Guard says.

(Image credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

Firefighters Gain Ground On California Wildfires

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:06am

Authorities say they have two of the largest fires about 60 percent contained. Meanwhile, some people who were evacuated are being allowed to return to what remains of their homes.

(Image credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

In His 15th Season At 'SNL,' Kenan Thompson Still Knows How To Play It Funny

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:00am

Thompson has lasted longer than any other performer in Saturday Night Live history. He's so likeable that the writers sometimes use the action line "Kenan reacts" when they need to get a joke in.

(Image credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for No Kid Hungry)




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574