A bulletin from the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency describes a broad ongoing attempt to compromise American networks, including “some risk” to elections information.
A bulletin from the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency describes a broad ongoing attempt to compromise American networks, including “some risk” to elections information.
The final debate showed candidates far apart on issues like health care, climate change and criminal justice. Trump tried to focus on alleged corruption, but the pandemic remains 2020’s central issue.
In swing states, where the margins of victory are likely to be close, rules that prohibit counting ballots before Election Day may mean it takes hours or days before a winner is declared.
The second presidential debate was canceled, but President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are debating again on Thursday. Follow live updates and analysis.
The ruling is a blow to Uber and Lyft, which have argued they are not subject to state labor law. But the court’s order could still be upended by a ballot measure backed by the ride-hailing companies.
The fire forces the park to close and a nearby town to evacuate.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s answers to questions about the sex-trafficking operation she allegedly ran with the late Jeffrey Epstein are now being made public.
Europe has been battling rising case counts, setting a record last week for new cases reported. Spain and France surpassed the 1 million case mark within hours of each other.
From Medicare to Obamacare to controlling drug costs, the candidates mostly differ in their approach to health care. Here’s a quick guide to their views and proposals.
The housing market is on a tear, setting all kinds of records, including prices. But it’s also a reflection of the uneven economic recovery and more first-time homebuyers are getting priced out.
The election season’s spotlight on the militia threat is glaring for Eric Parker. Federal authorities consider him a domestic extremist. That hasn’t stopped his run for the Idaho legislature.
Democrats boycotted the vote, pointing to what they called the damage she would do to health care, and reproductive and voting rights, and the fact the vote took place amid the presidential election.
This is the last, best chance for both candidates to make their arguments to a broad audience of the American public for why they should be president — and there’s a lot on the line.
Despite the cascade of other crises this year, climate change has emerged as a key election issue. The two presidential candidates’ positions on it could not be more different.
Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Oregon have the highest risk of seeing increased militia activity around the elections, according to a new report obtained exclusively by NPR.
The high court issued its order Wednesday night, over the dissent of the court’s three liberal justices. The practice was intended to accommodate people with disabilities and at-risk individuals.
Health officials used to advise going into quarantine and being tested for the coronavirus if you were near an infected person for 15 minutes. Now the rule is a total of 15 minutes during one day.
“What we do these next 13 days will matter for decades to come,” the former president stressed.
“What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” the pope said in an interview in the film Francesco, which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival.
Workers in the energy sector face two paths: The oil industry offers big salaries but more volatility, while clean energy pays less but provides more stability and a sense of mission.
After 2016, nothing will make Democrats feel secure in the final weeks of a presidential election. For Joe Biden’s campaign, which doesn’t want voters to be complacent, the anxiety is OK.
Cybersecurity experts say the origin of the messages remains unknown and may be the product of a foreign disinformation effort.
Critics say the settlement doesn’t hold company executives or members of the Sackler family accountable for their aggressive marketing of OxyContin, which helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic.
With increased car and foot traffic, the ground underneath the Tidal Basin — home to memorials to Thomas Jefferson, FDR and MLK Jr. — is sinking. As sea levels rise, the walkways flood daily.
When a Latina woman went to a Bay Area hospital, a doctor was dismissive of her COVID symptoms. Is unconscious bias one reason people of color are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus?
The debate likely marks President Trump’s last chance to reach a massive audience as he trails Joe Biden in polls nationally and in key states.
Former casino mogul Steve Wynn has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and harassment. Still, politicians have continued to accept major campaign contributions from Wynn, who has denied wrongdoing.
A court filing said many of the parents are presumed to no longer be in the United States. Efforts to locate them have been hampered by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the filing.
More hospitalized patients are surviving than early in the pandemic. Improved treatments make a big difference, but so does flattening the curve to keep hospitals from overfilling, researchers say.
On an eight-hour Emirates flight, with mask-wearing enforced, a whopping 27 coronavirus-positive people boarded the plane in Dubai. Guess how many passengers got infected?
It’s been a short and strange baseball season due to the coronavirus. Most of the playoffs were played at neutral sites to limit travel. Now, it’s down to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays.
Under the lockdown, nonessential retail businesses are closed, and restaurants and bars are takeout only. Residents are to stay within about a 3-mile radius of their homes.
The antitrust lawsuit against Google is the most significant action the federal government has taken against a technology company in two decades. Google calls the lawsuit “deeply flawed.”
The problem isn’t with the results taking a little while to tabulate, experts say. The problem is with conspiracy theories that pop up as a result.
The mandate is a victory for Virginia Giuffre, who has publicly accused Maxwell of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse her when she was a minor.
Since COVID-19 hit our shores, economists have been crunching data to see how it’s affecting our economy.
The Affordable Care Act’s future is uncertain and there’s no end in sight to the pandemic. But for the 2021 insurance year consumers can expect to see modest increases in prices, if any.
Researchers launched a major study of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug this summer. They also learned a lot about how to protect participants who must make frequent visits to a medical center.
President Trump is racing across swing states in the homestretch of the election, making his closing arguments as he finds himself down in the polls.
Participants in an apprenticeship program that matches employers with community colleges were able to earn substantially more after one year than their peers at community colleges, a new study found.
About 15 million properties in the U.S. are prone to flooding, but patchwork and ineffective disclosure laws mean most people get little to no information about flood risk before they move.
This decision comes after a chaotic first debate that was widely criticized for its largely unstructured nature. President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are set to face off on Thursday.
Pennsylvania Republicans had sought to block the counting of late-arriving ballots, which the state’s Supreme Court had approved last month.
Churches resume in-person services and stadiums welcome sports fans as the country once again manages to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The attack was carried out on Friday in apparent response to a lesson about freedom of expression that showed the students cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
Raging outbreaks in the Midwest and Great Plains are driving the numbers, but every region of the country is showing growth in new infections.
One centers on the use of military funds to pay for building part of a border wall. The other revolves around the “Remain in Mexico” policy that makes asylum-seekers stay out of the U.S.
As many as 300 Black residents were killed during the Tulsa race massacre. Researchers conducted another excavation in July but found no evidence of human remains at the first site.
The average wait time for results of a coronavirus test has dropped to about three days, but that is still too slow to keep infected people from unknowingly spreading the virus, researchers report.
Hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots could be rejected because of small mistakes. Many groups are rushing to help voters “cure” their ballots so they can be counted.
With the coronavirus pandemic still raging globally, China will be the only major economy in the world to post positive growth this year.
The action hardens the video-sharing app’s previous enforcement against QAnon that targeted specific hashtags on the app but let the videos remain.
Wildfires and floods threaten tens of millions of properties in the U.S. But most Americans get little or no information about climate risks when they move.
Early voting numbers continue to shatter records, and experts predict long lines will become less of a problem over the coming weeks.
Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla said in a public statement Friday that the company won’t have data showing that the vaccine is safe before the third week of November at the earliest.
A new report by the consumer-interest nonprofit Public Citizen calls out major retailers for donating to trade groups and campaigns supporting harsher shoplifting penalties in at least 18 states.
Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill rejected the prosecution’s push to place a 48-hour seal on court filings. Video of Floyd’s 2019 arrest was made public Thursday.
Cases are surging in many places around the country. As we head into winter here’s what public health forecasters think we can expect.
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have looked ways to challenge Barrett’s conservative views without alienating her Catholic supporters.
U.S. retail spending grew 1.9% last month, delivering a slight boost of confidence amid a recent spate of signs that the economic recovery has lost momentum from the pandemic’s toll.
A vaccine will only work if a lot of people can get immunized. State health officials are working furiously to design outreach and distribution plans, with little clarity from the federal government.
President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. called Biden “a crackhead.” Researchers say that kind of humiliation puts many Americans with addiction at risk. Most people never get help because of shame.
The latest round of women’s marches is against the filling of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat. It’s also an opportunity for activists to take stock as the stakes of the election loom.
Qingdao city officials say no new infections were identified. The extraordinary testing effort followed the appearance of a small cluster of COVID-19 cases centered in a city hospital.
Trump and Biden appeared on two different news networks at the same hour for town hall-style events, in lieu of what had originally been a scheduled debate.
Here’s irony: tobacco plants may be key in preventing COVID-19. Two companies are using the plants to produce proteins for a vaccine. One candidate vaccine is already in a clinical trial.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump now 54% to 43% among likely voters, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.
The employees’ alleged actions were outside of their work responsibilities and do not involve Wells Fargo’s customers, the company said. The bank says it’s cooperating with law enforcement.
The U.S. Postal Service said it agreed to the settlement with Montana because “it has always been our goal to ensure that anyone who chooses to utilize the mail to vote can do so successfully.”
It is “reasonable to conclude,” the EU says, “that the poisoning of Alexei Navalny was only possible with the consent of the Presidential Executive Office.”
The Senate minority can’t stop Amy Coney Barrett from ascending to the Supreme Court, so it did as much as possible to tar her in the eyes of the public as an extremist rubber stamp for Trump.
The Biden campaign has canceled Harris’ travel through Sunday. Harris herself has tested negative twice this week.
President Trump’s nominee deflected answering most questions, citing precedent that she can’t weigh in on issues she may rule on. Weeks before the election Democrats largely honed in on health care.
The pandemic is adding renewed urgency to a critical debate: Just how quickly can the planet reduce its dependence on oil?
The investment, shared first with NPR, comes as the campaigns of both President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have focused intently on Black male voters.
The total is a record-breaking one-month sum, topping its August record of $364.5 million. The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee have not released September numbers yet.
The social media companies said they wanted to slow the spread of possibly false information. But their actions drew charges of censorship from President Trump and his allies.
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey asked Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Barrett about what she has read to educate herself on the issue of racism in the justice system.
New data from the CDC show more than 19,000 Americans died from drug overdoses during the first three months of 2020 with the country on pace to set a grim new record.
Joe Biden has witnessed and at times influenced decades of social change. He is still on the stage to see the long-term results of his actions, and sometimes to receive the judgment of history.
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., questioned Judge Amy Coney Barrett about whether Griswold v. Connecticut, the ruling that protects the right to buy and use contraception, was correctly decided.
The privately built border wall in Texas teeters on the banks of the Rio Grande with serious erosion problems. The contractor was awarded more than $2 billion in official wall contracts.
An Illinois state prosecutor said local police could find no evidence that Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, ever physically possessed the firearm in the state. An extradition hearing is set for Oct. 30.
In 2016, support for Donald Trump surged in northeast Ohio. But the 2019 closure of General Motors’ plant in Lordstown may have changed residents’ views.
Italian police arrested a woman linked to a cardinal fired by Pope Francis, the latest development in an investigation into alleged financial crimes involving the Vatican.
President Trump’s nominee faces a third day of questions from senators. Watch the hearing live.
Efforts to prevent fraud in state unemployment systems are outdated, hurting millions of people with legitimate claims by causing lengthy and unnecessary delays while not managing to catch much fraud.
Per capita deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19 and other causes are 85% higher than in countries like Germany and Israel. “The United States really has done remarkably badly,” a study author says.
The Trump administration asked, and the Supreme Court allowed, for a suspension to a lower court order that extends the census schedule. The move sharpens the threat of an incomplete count.
The victims of recent fighting in Helmand include a pregnant woman struck by a stray bullet. Peace talks continue, but the Taliban argue that an Afghan cease-fire should come as the talks conclude.
The move by Eli Lilly came less than 24 hours after Johnson & Johnson paused further dosing in all of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials while it investigated a volunteer’s illness.
A conservative group challenged Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ authority to declare successive states of emergency. St. Croix County Judge Michael Waterman refuses its request for an injunction.
The Iowa Republican accused opponents of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination of undermining the judge with attacks on her faith and role as a mother. But Democrats focused on health care, not religion.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who previously considered such claims free speech, said his thinking has “evolved.” Survivors had lobbied the social network to remove posts that deny the Holocaust.
Harold “Heshy” Tischler, a talk show host and candidate for City Council, is charged with inciting a riot and unlawful imprisonment after he allegedly egged on violence against a journalist.
There is a lot of love for the Stars and Stripes, but some people say the flag’s meaning has changed in ways that make them uncomfortable.
The hearings, which start at 9 a.m. ET on Monday, begin against the backdrop of early voting that has begun in many states and just 22 days before Election Day.
Delta’s rains are already falling on southwestern Louisiana and southeast Texas. It’s expected to make landfall later Friday.
The Supreme Court has largely ducked Second Amendment cases for years. But if the Senate confirms Trump’s pick, Amy Coney Barrett, that could produce a big shift on gun regulations.
At this point, Biden leads nationally and in enough key swing states to reach 270 electoral votes. Still, Trump remains within striking distance in several important places.
In a telephone interview, the president slammed the Democratic vice presidential nominee using a term he has previously reserved for terrorists, murders and major natural disasters.
Jinny Savolainen was looking for a sense of purpose when the pandemic hit Leverett, Mass. “Just when things seemed so dark, I found some light in the words of the people all around me,” she said.
Gen. Chuck Boyd, a former POW, says he supports Joe Biden in part because of a report that President Trump called members of the military who died in war “suckers.”
The former police officer faces charges of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s killing in May. Demonstrators took to the streets Wednesday after he posted $1 million bond.
President Trump says he’s still taking the drug dexamethasone to treat COVID-19. It’s a cheap, widely available steroid. But how long should COVID patients take it and what are the side effects?
“Our current political leaders have demonstrated that they are dangerously incompetent,” the New England Journal Of Medicine’s editors say in a scathing editorial.
For health and safety reasons, debate organizers shifted next week’s scheduled town hall to a virtual event. The president called the format “a waste of time.”
The 2020 Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to U.S. poet Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”
Wednesday’s debate, by 2020 standards, was normal. The candidates ignored questions and defended Biden’s and Trump’s records, but it was the fly that created buzz.
There’s evidence that certain vaccines boost the body’s defense against many kinds of illness. Scientists are investigating whether this benefit extends to protection from COVID-19.
President Trump and members of his campaign and White House staff as well as several Republican allies have tested positive. Here is who has tested positive for the virus so far.
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for research into “rewriting the code of life.” Emmanuelle Charpentier of France and Jennifer Doudna of the U.S. are the laureates.
New enforcement guidelines are now in place, pushing hospitals to comply with rigorous reporting requirements, or risk losing a crucial funding stream from the federal government.
It’s the showdown many have been waiting for — the debate between Vice President Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris. Pence needs to right the ship, while Harris has to deflect charges of socialism.
Government scientist Rick Bright resigns from NIH claiming political goals are getting in the way of science. Bright was ousted from a different department at HHS earlier this year.
Stephen Miller, the controversial conservative firebrand, is among nearly two dozen close contacts to the White House who have tested positive in the last week.
Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh have been in U.S. military custody in Iraq since their capture in 2018 and are believed to be part of a notorious ISIS cell called “The Beatles.”
The president, who is being treated for COVID-19, has been downplaying the severity of the disease. He said falsely that, compared with the flu, COVID-19 is “in most populations far less lethal.”
Delta went through “a very impressive rapid intensification episode,” the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday morning.
Adm. Charles Ray, the vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, has tested positive for COVID-19. He was at Pentagon meetings last week with members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
One day after President Trump left the hospital to continue his COVID-19 treatment at the White House, he said he plans to participate in the debate scheduled for Oct. 15 in Miami.
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Gehz for unlocking the “darkest secrets of the universe” related to black holes.
Data from more than 1,400 colleges, obtained by NPR, show that most colleges with in-person classes have no clear testing plan or are testing only students who believe they have the coronavirus.
Plexiglass will separate Vice President Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, during their debate — a coronavirus precaution.
Though George Floyd’s death renewed calls to remove Confederate monuments, some cities formally decided to protect them.
President Trump, who spent the weekend in the hospital for COVID-19, made a theatrical return to the White House Monday evening, where he removed his mask and gave his signature two thumbs up.
People with COVID-19 can infect others even if they are more than 6 feet apart. In updated guidance, the CDC acknowledges airborne transmission can occur, especially in poorly ventilated spaces.
Mayor Lovely Warren was indicted last week on charges of felony campaign finance violations. She has recently faced unrelated calls to resign over her handling of the Daniel Prude case.
Roughly 40,000 Regal employees in the U.S. now face a work furlough. The company opted to shut down operations after the James Bond franchise’s No Time to Die was shelved until 2021.
Rev. Paul Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court justice, attended the Rose Garden event on Sept. 26 when President Trump announced his high court nominee. He apologized for creating “anxiety.”
McEnany said she does not have symptoms but that she will “begin the quarantine process.” The news comes as President Trump continues to get treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Watch Linda Diaz’s Tiny Desk concert, recorded atop New York City’s Javits Center.
The president’s doctor has offered a fairly upbeat assessment of Trump’s condition. But typically, only hospitalized COVID-19 patients in need of oxygen are given the drug.
Five days after President Trump tested positive for the coronavirus, and with the commander in chief hospitalized, the White House is struggling to show it has the situation under control.
Three scientists, Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles Rice, who all did their research in the United States, received the prize for discovering the Hepatitis C virus.
The new term, which begins Monday, will see eight justices, not the usual nine. And because of COVID-19, once again the justices will gather by telephone hookup to hear the arguments.
Conservatives accuse Facebook of being biased against right-wing views, but engagement data tells a different story. The most popular content on Facebook, though, remains a secret.
President Trump has experienced two drops in his oxygen levels over the course of his COVID-19 diagnosis, his medical team said Sunday, but that he “has continued to improve.”
Vice President Pence and other top Trump surrogates will hold in-person campaign events during a tour through key swing states.
A masked president was seen waving to supporters from a black SUV. Other images showed Secret Service personnel in the vehicle with personal protective equipment on.
A federal judge has ordered the Census Bureau to keep counting households for now after finding the agency violated an earlier order by tweeting a “target” end date of Oct. 5.
It would be “very difficult” to pull President Trump’s name from the November ballot, says John Fortier, who led the Continuity of Government Commission. But that’s just one hypothetical.
Americans woke up Friday to news that the president and first lady both had tested positive for the coronavirus. For many, reactions to the news fell along political lines.
The recording could answer lingering questions about how prosecutors have handled a case that has fueled protests in Kentucky and across the nation.
“I suspect many senior members of the government are going to have to go into quarantine,” says Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.
President Trump is 74, an age that makes him more vulnerable to the virus. The first lady, who’s 50, also tested positive.
Most notably, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had previously tested positive.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is backing legislation designed to codify Roe — the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide — in state law and expand abortion access.
Early Friday morning, markets were down but not dramatically so. The Labor Department is set to release the nation’s job report at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Speaking with Fox’s Sean Hannity, the president said: “Let me be clear again: I condemn the KKK. I condemn all white supremacists. I condemn the Proud Boys.”
The state sends out an extra “secrecy” envelope with absentee ballots. A recent court ruling declared that if voters forget that envelope when they return their ballots, their votes will be voided.
The stories of enslaved people are “closer than we think,” according to some descendants who are working to tell their ancestors’ histories long framed by white enslavers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended the ‘no sail’ order for cruise lines until Oct. 31. The CDC had wanted the delay into next year but the White House reportedly intervened.
President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett with just 38 days before the general election. Only two justices have been confirmed in such a short period of time since the Ford administration.
“To our departing 13,000 family members: thank you for your dedication and we look forward to welcoming you back,” United told employees, as CARES Act payroll aid was set to expire.
The Irish lacrosse team has voluntarily dropped out of the 2022 World Games, making room for the Iroquois Nationals, who were originally excluded.
An NPR investigation has identified a web of more than 30 medical practices and compounding pharmacies in over a dozen states that have made claims about thymosin alpha-1 online and on social media.
This summer, experts expected more than half of all Americans to vote by mail. Recent polls seem to indicate the number to be significantly lower, which could mean extraordinary lines in some places.
Several victims of the group offered tearful testimony of the abuse they suffered at the hands of Clare Bronfman, a wealthy member who used her millions to intimidate, control and punish other women.
His appeals have unnerved voting rights advocates and election officials, especially in light of incidents around the country that have pitted armed groups from the left and right against each other.
More setbacks in the long-delayed 9/11 case in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba: A U.S military court judge has delayed the trial of the five defendants in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks until August 2021.
Ending her most recent quest to tie the record for the most Grand Slam singles titles, Serena Williams had to pull out due to a flare-up from a previous injury.
“I am eager to engage further directions in the museum’s mission, embracing our digital present and future while furthering conversations around Black history, art, liberation and joy,” Young says.
Undecided voters are typically the target of presidential debates, but it’s unclear whether Tuesday night’s back and forth helped distill anything for people who haven’t backed a candidate yet.
“Donald Trump has made my job a hell of a lot harder since he started talking about Portland,” says Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese. The president claimed that the “Portland sheriff” supports him.
President Trump ended tonight’s debate by once again refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power and discourage his supporters from participating in violence in the event that results from the Nov. 3 race are delayed due to expected large numbers of mail-in ballots.
The president ran roughshod over debate moderator Chris Wallace and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden — and crossed many lines in the process.
Asked to disavow white supremacists, President Trump addressed the Proud Boys directly, telling them to “stand back and stand by.” He did not expand on what he meant.
The Walt Disney Company’s theme parks, resorts and cruises have been devastated by COVID-19. Disney announced it is laying off the workers from its Parks, Experiences and Products division.
Fox News viewers don’t expect facts from Tucker Carlson, according to network lawyers who defended their star in a slander lawsuit filed by a woman who said she had an affair with President Trump.
More than $6 billion in federal funding has been routed through a firm that manages defense contracts, making the agreements subject to less federal scrutiny and transparency.
Daniel Prude’s family knew he was having a psychiatric crisis and needed care. A few hours after his release from Strong Memorial Hospital, an encounter with police proved fatal.
Gusty winds on Monday helped the Zogg Fire and the Glass Fire to multiply in size. Winds eased overnight, raising hopes that firefighters could make progress containing the blazes.
National security officials say Russia is again trying to disrupt the election. But this time, it doesn’t have to work so hard because Americans are spreading mistruths and doubts about the election.
The coronavirus did not create the struggles that working mothers face daily. But it has exacerbated them and made them more visible, forcing women of all income levels to make hard choices.
The Texas Republican, author of One Vote Away, a book about the Supreme Court, says President Trump’s nominee to the court should not recuse herself if the November election ends up at the high court.
The first presidential debate is high stakes. Can Trump avoid the sitting-president first-debate slump? Does Biden come across competently? And how personal will it get?
USS Doris Miller will honor a Black Pearl Harbor hero and key figure in the rise of the civil rights movement. Miller, a sharecropper’s son from Waco, Texas was just 22 years when he created history.
The president is waging multiple court battles to shield his finances from scrutiny, including two cases involving subpoenas issued to his personal accounting firm.
In a survey of data reported by 49 states and four other jurisdictions, the American Academy of Pediatrics said the infection rate for COVID-19 is 829 per 100,000 children in the population.
The legislation addresses many of Democrats’ top priorities that were included in the $3.4 trillion bill that passed the House in May. The latest bill lessens the duration of benefits.
Nine months after the first reported fatality in China last January, the world has hit a sobering milestone.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi outlined the once far-fetched scenario in a letter to Democrats this weekend and is calling for more financial support for battleground candidates.
The Montanas were in their Malibu, Calif., home when a woman walked in and snatched the 9-month-old child from a playpen, officials say. Jennifer Montana had to pry the child from the intruder’s arms.
Brad Parscale’s wife told police she was concerned for her husband’s safety. In July, Parscale was demoted from his role as the campaign manager of President Trump’s reelection effort.
Plus, of all U.S. homes that include someone with a disability, 63% report serious financial hardship during the pandemic, and 37% have used up all or most of their savings.
The two presidential candidates will face off for the first time in a debate moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace.
It feels like a minor miracle that there are so many high-quality shows coming to the small screen this season. Four NPR critics share their picks to keep you entertained during a challenging year.
The mother of seven, beloved in her community and by Notre Dame students, is a sparkling intellect who is likely more conservative than the man she clerked for and revered, Justice Antonin Scalia.
Hunger is one of the most urgent — yet hidden — crises facing the nation. In this special episode of All Things Considered, a look at how food insecurity has been exacerbated by the coronavirus.
The decision grants TikTok a short-term reprieve, but the wildly popular app’s fate still faces an extraordinary amount of uncertainty.
President Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017, according to the Times, which also says he’s fighting an IRS audit that could cost him over $100 million.
The Florida judge has been on the federal bench for just about a year. She became controversial for not recusing herself from a felon voting rights case.
Pyongyang says an unidentified man was found in North Korean waters, and that he murmured he was from South Korea but then stopped responding to soldiers’ questions and appeared to try to flee.
In a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt says Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg won equality “not in one swift victory, but brick by brick, case by case.”
The couple underwent PCR tests Thursday, after a staff member of the governor’s residence was diagnosed. The governor’s office says Northam has no symptoms and his wife has mild symptoms.
Facebook critics are banding together to monitor misinformation, hate speech and voter suppression on the social network because, they argue, it has fallen short.
NPR’s Noel King checks in with John J. Lennon, an inmate at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, about the impact COVID-19 has had on prison life six months into the pandemic.
Kamala Harris made her national reputation as a sharp, partisan questioner in Senate hearings. As a vice presidential nominee, that may not be her approach in the next Supreme Court confirmation.
A cook at a senior center, Matthew Fentress is one of millions of Americans whose skimpy health insurance plans leave them vulnerable to huge out-of-pocket costs when they get sick.
The state attorney general is calling for an investigation into a $16 million contribution raised by billionaire Mike Bloomberg for a group working to get felons to the polls.
After the Trump administration made last-minute changes that shortened the 2020 census schedule, a federal judge in California has ordered it to extend counting for another month.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others rebuked President Trump’s equivocation about whether he might transfer power peacefully against a backdrop of uncertainty about the ongoing election.
The onetime presidential hopeful responded to a suggestion by President Trump that he might not accept the results of an election in which he lost; the White House later sought to modify that stance.
The 48-year-old judge, a possible replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is seen has having a proven conservative track record. Here are her views on faith, precedent, guns and more.
People of African ancestry have been excluded from many studies of brain disorders. In Baltimore, scientists, doctors and community leaders are working to make neuroscience research more diverse.
The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in repose at the Supreme Court. President Trump is expected to announce his nominee to replace Ginsburg on Saturday.
The 47-year-old fisheries official, whose name was not released, apparently jumped off a patrol boat near the maritime border between North and South and floated into North Korean waters.
Employees need a certain amount of face-to-face contact to really be creative, but they’re not getting it during the pandemic.
In a letter addressed to “Our Fellow Citizens,” the 489 signatures include 22 four-star officers, stating the “current president” is not up to “the enormous responsibilities of his office.”
Federal unemployment money has been cut off for nearly two months. Congress hasn’t worked out a deal to send more help, and the fight over a Supreme Court nominee could make that harder.
Draft documents obtained by NPR show that the federal government is preparing to enforce new data reporting requirements, threatening to withhold vital Medicare funding from non-compliant hospitals.
Earlier in the day, the president said he expects this year’s election results to go to the Supreme Court, defending his push to swiftly replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The story of the Black football star’s friendship with a white teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer inspired the 1971 TV movie Brian’s Song.
With more complete racial data for COVID-19 available, the trends are impossible to ignore: Minorities are getting sick and dying at disproportionate rates. Here’s a state-by-state analysis.
Parts of the West Coast experienced very unhealthy or hazardous air from wildfires for the first time ever recorded. Millions endured that smoke for twice as long as the recent average.
The grand jury did not announce charges against the other two officers involved. Demonstrators have long called for the officers to face criminal charges.
In a ceremony inside the court’s Great Hall, Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt eulogizes Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a “path-marking role model for women and girls of all ages.”
The effort, still in its early stages, hopes to track infections and determine the effectiveness of safety measures.
Volunteers getting the shot help determine if a candidate vaccine works. But what with social distancing and masks, scientists must discern if it’s the shot or these other measures preventing illness.
Navalny spent 32 days in Berlin’s Charité Hospital, 24 of them in intensive care. Independent lab tests in three countries confirmed he had been poisoned by a Soviet-era nerve agent.
The president signed an executive order to combat “race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating.” The training cited includes references to white privilege and systemic racism.
The measure includes a last-minute agreement with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Republicans over aid for farmers. The Senate needs to vote on the resolution and send it to President Trump.
False claims that blame left-wing activists for wildfires in Oregon have spread on social media. To stop the rumors, some experts say platforms should take inspiration from the stock market.
The performance was part of a virtual voter turnout event hosted by former first lady Michelle Obama and the nonprofit When We All Vote.
The U.S. death toll has doubled since May. Some experts predict it could nearly double again before 2020 ends. “We are experiencing a tremendous amount of unnecessary suffering,” one researcher says.
In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, the president once again sought to blame China for the COVID-19 pandemic and called on Beijing to be punished for its handling of the disease.
A CDC advisory committee is debating this issue Tuesday. Half of U.S. adults could be considered high priority, yet the initial supply is likely to be only enough for 3% to 5% of the population.
“The timing seemed perfect as NASCAR is evolving and embracing social change more and more,” says Michael Jordan, the basketball icon and majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets NBA franchise said.
Some shoppers looking to buy new fridges, freezers or washers have been finding themselves out of luck. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a monkey wrench into both supply and demand.
The Republican senator from Utah announced he would “follow the Constitution and precedent” in considering the president’s nominee.
Jake Gardner was on the West Coast when a grand jury indicted him last week for the May killing of James Scurlock in Omaha, Neb. Gardner died “at his own hand,” his lawyers said Sunday.
While that rancor facing our democracy did not begin with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death — or even with the Trump presidency — having these events coincide has deepened the shadows on the road ahead.
In 2000, lawyers and election officials endlessly examined and debated butterfly ballots and hanging chads. Now, the legal arguments are more complex and center on the rules governing mail-in voting.
As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country, a lot of white people joined in to help the cause. In many cities Black leaders are being deliberate about the roles “white allies” play.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that voters elected a GOP Senate in 2016 and strengthened it in 2018 because they wanted action on the president’s federal judicial nominations.
The CDC says the guidelines were posted to its website in error. The now-deleted updates were notable because so far the agency has stopped short of saying that the virus is airborne.
The disagreement over the House Democrats’ bill released Monday means lawmakers have less than two weeks to reach an agreement before federal funding runs out.
The Dow falls more than 800 points as a report says large global banks were involved in transactions flagged as possible money laundering and hopes flag for Congress to pass another stimulus.
According to the campaigns, Democrats entered September with about $140 million more cash on hand than Republicans.
The justice, who died last Friday, will be buried Sept. 29 at Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband of 56 years, Marty Ginsburg.
For decades, states have claimed that lethal injection is quick, peaceful and painless. An NPR investigation — and legal battles across the country — tell a different story.
As if 2020 couldn’t get any more politically contentious, a fight is underway over a Supreme Court vacancy — just 43 days until Election Day, and as Americans are already voting.
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg comes just as the Supreme Court was about to hear a case challenging the ACA. It could end Medicaid expansion and protections for preexisting conditions.
As people stay at home, they are putting out more trash, from pizza boxes to cardboard delivery boxes. That’s putting a big strain on residential garbage collectors.
See the latest campaign finance figures for President Trump and his challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Some Democrats are open to packing the Supreme Court in response to what they perceive as an illegitimate court appointment. But the move could cause a “spiral” of retaliation, experts say.
The Democratic presidential nominee asks Republicans to “follow your conscience” and not consider a nominee until after the election.
As of Sunday, no mobile app store in the U.S. will be allowed to distribute or maintain the popular Chinese-owned apps, the Commerce Department says.
The coronavirus has affected most Americans, but NPR’s latest poll shows Black, Latino and Native American households are hardest hit by the financial impact of the crisis.
The contested state’s opening of early voting underscores the extent to which Election Day has become election season.
Efforts are growing to remove or reduce the role of police in responding to people in a mental health crisis. Critics and proponents alike say a widely adopted police program has too often failed.
Pennsylvania’s governor and state legislature — as well as the national political parties and campaigns — have been at odds, leading to election workers doing what they can to help voters keep up.
Olivia Troye said President Trump prioritized his re-election over concern for people getting sick. Trump said Thursday she was a “lower-level person” who was terminated.
Trump decries what he says are a “twisted web of lies” being taught in U.S. classrooms about systemic racism in America. But the federal government does not have jurisdiction over school curriculum.
D.C. military confirms to NPR that hours before federal police cleared protesters near the White House on June 1, the District’s top military police officer was looking for a “heat ray” system.
Some people have skipped care because of finances or fear of the virus, doctors say. Others find medical practices closed to new patients. Many are suffering health consequences, an NPR poll finds.
The FBI director told members of Congress his greatest fear isn’t so much that a foreign nation might achieve some coup, but that too many citizens might no longer trust their own democratic process.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., says that in failing to appear in response to a House subpoena, acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf has expressed a dangerous contempt for congressional oversight.
Many museums are still closed, but their gift shops are doing lively face mask business. You can mask up with a Monet, a van Gogh or, perhaps best suited to These Times: Edvard Munch’s The Scream.
In remarks Wednesday, the attorney general also said restrictions imposed during the coronavirus are “the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history” since slavery.
There’s just not enough PPE to satisfy demand. Medics are re-using masks and small practices can’t even find supplies they can afford. Some domestic manufacturers could help, but it’s a risky move.
As Americans think about recession, a pandemic, racial justice, climate change and policing, many Trump voters (or potential Trump voters) bring up abortion in explaining their voting rationale.
Jake Gardner faces four charges, including manslaughter. While local officials initially ruled he had acted in self-defense, a special prosecutor said on Tuesday that new evidence suggested otherwise.
As explosive allegations were coming to light about immigrant women who say they’ve been subjected to unwanted hysterectomies and other procedures, one of those detainees was nearly deported.
The Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero Wednesday and pledged it was ready to use all of its available tools to support an economic recovery that appears to be weakening.
Isolated areas in the storm’s path could see nearly 3 feet of rain. Forecasters say the flooding will be “historic” and will affect areas far inland.
Emphasizing the continued importance of masks, Robert Redfield said that while first responders may have early access to a vaccine, broader access is not likely for six to nine months after approval.
Heather Shkliarov warns that her Belarusian American husband’s health is in “immediate danger” following his late-July arrest by security forces of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
The Big Ten conference announced that the college football season would resume at the end of October with new coronavirus protocols. President Trump had been calling for the games to start up again.
Some of the most prominent users of the social media platforms called for a boycott to protest Facebook’s failure to control disinformation and hate speech as part of the campaign #StopHateForProfit.
An investigation into the troubled plane’s development and certification finds a “disturbing pattern” of Boeing design flaws, management failures and “grossly insufficient oversight by the FAA.”
The big change is that Florida has gone from leaning in Joe Biden’s direction back to its traditional spot as a toss-up state.
An NPR poll finds 72% of Latino households in the United States are facing serious financial problems — double the share of whites who report this. Major health problems are mounting, too.
Democratic lawmakers and immigration advocacy groups are calling for the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general to investigate the claims, centered on conditions at a facility in Georgia.
According to data reported to the CDC, 121 children died from COVID-19 between February and July of this year. And 78% of the children who died were Hispanic, Black or Native American.
Scientists have linked an increasing prevalence and intensity of wildfires to climate change, and residents of Western states are grappling with the dread that severe fire seasons are the new normal.
The move signals the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation surrounding the publication of The Room Where It Happened after an unsuccessful effort to block it from being published.
A clash over disease control between the government and a church is the latest flashpoint in a wider conflict between a right-wing coalition and President Moon Jae-in’s liberal administration.
South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed a 55-year-old man on a rural stretch of road Saturday night. State authorities are investigating.
Cal Cunningham says he usually has confidence in the FDA’s approval process but is hesitant amid “extraordinary corruption in Washington,” leading Republicans to characterize him as an “anti-vaxxer.”
Many communities in Sally’s path will be drenched by 10 to 20 inches of rain, with some areas possibly seeing up to 30 inches.
These homeowners are eligible for federal help, but a new report finds that FEMA often fails to provide that assistance.
It feels like cash has disappeared. But there’s more paper money out there than ever. That might be a problem.
Miriam Robles, 24, says she envisions the day she becomes a U.S. citizen and gets to vote the way other people fantasize about their wedding day.
Parents desperate to get their kids outdoors and offline are choosing wilderness schools for their kids, but poor, urban kids are missing out. Educators in Kingston, N.Y., are trying to change that.
Experts fear that the economic pressures of the COVID-19 crisis are helping push some urban hospitals over the edge at the very time they are most needed in low-income communities.
Almost 85% of TV ad spending in the presidential race has been focused on six key states — Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin and Arizona.
Critics say ending Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan will devastate families and communities, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
On the other side of the country Joe Biden also addressed the fires, linking them to climate change.
Indian lawmakers were required to get tested for the coronavirus within 72 hours before entering parliament — which met on Monday for the first time since March.
Scientists have found a gas associated with living organisms in a region of Venus’ atmosphere. They can’t figure out how it got there if it didn’t come from life.
“The damage of this kind of diet is even more visible because of the pandemic,” says a Oaxaca legislator who spearheaded a law against the sale of junk food and soda to minors. The idea is spreading.
Sally will bring an “extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and torrential rain with flash flooding” Monday, forecasters say.
The U.S. auto industry has an absenteeism problem. The word might bring to mind people playing hooky, but during a pandemic there are lots of good reasons people might not show up to work.
The Army is working with private industry to create a coronavirus vaccine, but also working on its own. The military service has a history of creating vaccines and making medical breakthroughs.
The Trump administration has undertaken more than 400 executive actions on immigration, according to the Migration Policy Institute. Biden vows to roll back many policies — but faces obstacles.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, dozens of states have modified their rules for absentee voting in November’s elections.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered a nationwide eviction ban for people who can’t pay rent and have no place to go. It’s helping some, but many others are getting evicted anyway.
Architects are already looking beyond COVID-19 to imagine the office of 2025 and beyond — an office that will keep us safe on the job, whatever pandemic virus strikes next.
Journalist Bob Woodward has faced some criticism for not promptly sharing with the public what the president told him about the coronavirus in a series of interviews earlier this year.
For decades, turnout among young voters has trailed far behind that of older voters. But could renewed efforts to reach this demographic result in record-level turnouts?
President Trump is known for wielding fear as a political weapon. But on the coronavirus, he says he wanted to “play it down.”
As scientists race to develop a vaccine that proves “safe and effective,” that doesn’t mean it will prevent infection in everyone who gets it. Though it might eventually stop the pandemic. Here’s how.
The study compared the habits and activities of 314 adults who had been tested for the virus. Positive cases more often reported dining at a restaurant within 14 days before they showed symptoms.
One hundred large fires are burning in 12 states across the West — but just five of them have been contained, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
In June, federal police cleared peaceful protesters from a park by the White House. Lawyers now say U.S. Park Police violated a settlement that set out rules for engaging mass demonstrations in D.C.
Both presidential candidates are expected to visit Shanksville, Pa., near one of the crash sites. Biden greeted Vice President Pence at the World Trade Center memorial in New York.
For many, this election is a “clear choice.” Here’s what voters said in interviews in six key swing states about President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
In another record-breaking year, communities are realizing the best way to survive wildfires is learning to live with them.
An NPR and PBS Frontline investigation reveals how the oil and gas industry used the promise of recycling to sell more plastic, even when they knew it would never work on a large scale.
Americans are drinking far more during the COVID-19 pandemic. A beer in the evening can feel like a taste of normal life, but health experts worry about alcohol’s deadly side effects.
The Epic Games CEO tells NPR that the tech titans are abusing their power and exploiting developers by demanding a 30% cut of every app purchase made on a smartphone or tablet.
The proposal rallied Republicans but failed to overcome a necessary procedure hurdle in the Senate. Negotiations with Democrats remain stalled and chances of a deal before the election are fading.
The fire erupted at a warehouse storing oil and tires in the port’s duty-free zone, sending waves of fear through the devastated city. As of early evening, the fire was reportedly under control.
Twitter will label or remove posts that spread misinformation. Social media companies are under pressure to curb the spread of false claims and prevent interference from foreign and domestic actors.
“This could be the greatest loss of human lives and property due to wildfires in our state’s history,” Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said.
President Trump came into office with high praise for current and former generals, but now he’s attacking them in ways that are unprecedented, according to military analysts.
Two hospitals were built in a matter of days to house the growing number of patients. Existing facilities were converted to health care centers as well. And now, what happened to them?
After people evacuated their homes following a nuclear disaster in the Japanese prefecture, nature started to reclaim the space. The humans are trying to return, but it’s an uneasy coexistence.
The NYPD has released the biggest study to date of the effectiveness of implicit bias training. The results suggest the popular training can change attitudes but not necessarily how policing is done.
There are dividing lines when it comes to how families are weathering the pandemic: Those living in big cities, those making less than $100,000 a year, and Latino and Black families are faring worst.
Anxiety and depression among teens and youth are getting worse since COVID lockdowns began in March, early studies suggest, and many experts say they fear a corresponding increase in suicide.
The Department of Homeland Security official has filed a whistleblower complaint, saying he was ordered to halt reports that made the president ‘look bad.’ DHS and the White House deny the allegation.
The mission took place this past weekend, shrouded in secrecy, but some clues are emerging about what China sent into space, and why.
Cpl. Waverly Woodson Jr., a member of an African American battalion, treated scores of soldiers wounded on D-Day but was passed over for the medal. Lawmakers and relatives have tried to change that.
They’re stealing laptops and causing mayhem at children’s birthday parties. Authorities warn if the boars rely on people for food, it could have dangerous consequences for both animals and humans.
“I wanted to always play it down,” the president told the famed journalist on March 19, the book says. “I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic.”
U. Reneé Hall will stay on until the end of 2020. She is the latest in a wave of police chiefs to leave their posts after national protests calling for increase law enforcement accountability.
The 2020 fire season is off to a staggering start, far outpacing last year. Thousands of people along the West Coast are under evacuation orders, and more red flag warnings were issued Wednesday.
Gen. Frank McKenzie, who is responsible for U.S. forces in the Middle East, says the U.S. presence will drop from 5,200 to 3,000 troops in a move he says shows confidence in Iraqi army.
The president has in recent weeks escalated campaign promises to deliver a vaccine by the end of the year, suggesting that a treatment against the coronavirus could be ready by the November election.
Most of the largest civil settlements for police killings were in liberal areas in the year after the Ferguson unrest. Now, lawyers say current protests are hardening political divisions on policing.
In the largest U.S. cities, at least half of all households have seen a serious financial loss such as lost job, wages or savings. Many problems are concentrated in Black and Latino households.
E. Jean Carroll, who has accused the president of rape, is suing Trump for defamation after he called her a liar. The Justice Dept. argues Trump’s remarks were made as part of his official duties.
The CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, Michael Pack, has accused executives of hiring practices that imperil national security. The investigator Pack hired has a protective order against him.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rolled out a targeted coronavirus aid plan amid stalled negotiations on a broader deal. Democrats oppose the bill and it’s unlikely to advance.
House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney calls on Louis DeJoy to be suspended amid allegations that he might have violated rules on political donations. DeJoy denies any wrongdoing.
Trump said his campaign has had to “spend more money upfront” to defend his administration’s work responding to the coronavirus.
The pledge comes one month after a survey found that only 2 in 5 Americans said they planned to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
In the past week, multiple Japanese organizers and International Olympic Committee officials have said that the Tokyo Games will proceed regardless of the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.
One America is living in a housing boom. The other needs support from the government or family for an affordable place to live.
Kayaks and bicycles are now almost impossible to find in stores across the country. People who were able to keep their jobs and those who got expanded unemployment benefits have been driving demand.
The town of Malden lost its fire station, post office, city hall, library and most of its homes, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office. Police went door-to-door telling residents to flee.
A go-to for generations of students — and faculty — at Boston University, the family-owned pub has been counting on the back-to-school crowds to help survive the pandemic.
Owensboro, Ky., has enjoyed the closest thing to a V-shaped recovery of any city in the country. Its jobless rate soared in April but by June was back to pre-pandemic levels.
Eating disorders strike nearly 1 in 10 Americans, with the second-highest death rate of all psychiatric disorders. The pandemic’s food insecurity, stockpiling and stress are triggering flare-ups.
School meals are the only meals some children get in a day. But during the pandemic, school feeding programs have been reaching fewer and fewer families.
In his book Disloyal: A Memoir, President Trump’s former personal attorney catalogs a laundry list of accusations, ranging from racism and sexual misconduct to financial misdeeds.
A federal judge in California has ordered the Trump administration to temporarily stop wrapping up in-person counting efforts for the 2020 census, as civil rights groups push for more time.
An estimated 45,000 acres are burning in Fresno County, where more than 200 people were rescued overnight as military helicopters plucked the stranded from a reservoir in Sierra National Forest.
The nation’s confirmed coronavirus infections exceed 4.2 million, overtaking Brazil, with 4.1 million. The worst-affected country remains the U.S., far ahead with nearly 6.3 million cases.
Several COVID-19 vaccine candidates are being tested now. But why does it take 30,000 volunteers to know if one is safe and effective? And what does it mean to say a vaccine candidate is working?
Farm workers in California are facing the double health threat of working during the coronavirus pandemic and fire season. Wildfire smoke often makes the air quality dangerous for harvesting produce.
Blake spoke about recovery and community from his hospital bed after being shot seven times by police in Kenosha, Wis., last month.
In an interview with NPR, Powell says it may take years before the economy has fully recovered. He says practicing social distancing and wearing masks is essential for the economy to rebound.
President Trump vehemently denied the Atlantic report, which cited unnamed sources describing offensive comments he has made about America’s war dead and wounded veterans.
“You should absolutely cancel me, and I absolutely cancel myself,” says a blog post signed Jessica A. Krug. That’s also the name of a historian of the African Diaspora at George Washington University.
Another typhoon is bearing down on the search area as rescuers rush to find more survivors from the Gulf Livestock 1, which went down Wednesday with 43 crew and some 5,800 head of cattle aboard.
Other states will begin doing the same over the next few weeks in an election that’s expected to break all records in the number of ballots cast early and by mail.
Three experts share advice on how to help the older people in our lives — parents, grandparents, neighbors, relatives, friends — feel comfortable and safe in the pandemic.
Dr. Scott Atlas is a radiologist from Stanford with some unorthodox ideas about managing the pandemic. The White House says his thinking is just what’s needed, but scientists aren’t so sure.
Fewer jobs were added to the economy last month even as the unemployment rate fell to 8.4%. Job growth has slowed since June, in a sign of what could be a long and painful recovery from the recession.
Many are worried that Labor Day will be like the Fourth of July and Memorial Day, when travel and celebrations fanned the flames of viral spread, especially across the U.S. South and West.
Progressives working to tilt their party more to the left had mixed results in 2020. Candidates stressed climate change and health care issues, but voters also zeroed in on issues of representation.
Moderna is currently developing a promising, yet still unproven, vaccine against the coronavirus. But Moderna executives have already sold tens of millions of dollars worth of stock in the company.
Michael Reinoehl’s death came as VICE News aired an interview in which he said he shot a Patriot Prayer supporter in what he believed was self defense.
Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to the administration’s effort to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, said having a vaccine by next month was “not impossible.” But a longer timetable appears more likely.
As many as 300 African American residents were slaughtered when white mobs descended on Tulsa’s Greenwood district nearly a century ago. The lead plaintiff is a 105-year-old survivor of the massacre.
Voting twice is illegal, but President Trump suggested supporters should visit polling stations to “make sure” their mailed ballots count. An elections official “strongly discourages” doing that.
Joe Biden plans to hold a community meeting in the city where Blake was shot and severely wounded by police. President Trump’s recent visit focused on supporting law enforcement in the area.
The college’s testing program has been touted as a potential model for reopening. But a new rise in cases puts into question whether any amount of testing can make campuses safe.
Daniel Prude was arrested in March after behaving erratically on a city street. Officers placed a protective hood over his head and Prude ultimately stopped breathing. He died a week later.
Two clandestine wars are being fought over U.S. election security: To protect voting and the election but also how much Americans learn about what’s being done. Sometimes both break into the open.
More Americans support than oppose recent protests after the shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to an Ipsos poll. But sharp divisions are emerging along racial and political party lines.
Whites without a college degree have gone from 45% of eligible voters in 2016 to 41%, per a Brookings Institution and NPR analysis. Meanwhile, whites with a degree and Latinos are on the rise.
The CDC’s planning guidance for states includes multiple scenarios for the rollout of a vaccine this year, including possibly having a limited number of doses available in October and November.
Public health officials across the U.S. reported dozens of cases in their states associated with people who attended the annual Sturgis, S.D., motorcycle rally in August.
Some young Republican activists are concerned about the future of the GOP. It’s now totally defined by President Trump, who is overwhelmingly rejected by their peers.
Since the Aug. 4 blast, the number of COVID-19 cases has increased by some 220%, according to the International Rescue Committee. The country is also coping with damage to medical facilities.
Over 50% of the massive haul came from online, small-dollar donations, according to the campaign.
Novichok is the same nerve agent used in a 2018 attack in Britain on former KGB spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. A German government spokesman says the evidence is “without a doubt.”
Mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been profound, researchers find. Nearly 25% of Americans are depressed, particularly those who have low incomes and have lost a job or a loved one.
A Trump administration spokesman says Washington will continue to engage the rest of the world in vaccine development but won’t be “constrained” by the “corrupt” World Health Organization.
Elizabeth Neumann, a former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, says the Trump administration is creating the conditions for domestic extremism to flourish in the U.S.
Taylor’s ex-boyfriend, who now faces drug trafficking charges, was offered a plea deal that named the late 26-year-old EMT as a member of his alleged criminal enterprise. He turned the deal down.
Kenosha residents lament the violence and destruction that left swaths of their city damaged or destroyed, but many understand the anger over biased policing and wide racial inequities that led to it.
Eight of Louisiana’s 15 hurricane-related deaths are linked to carbon monoxide poisoning from portable generators. As of Tuesday, many thousands of households in the state are still without power.
The move could prevent millions of evictions that housing advocates warn are looming as people who’ve lost work run out of money. Landlords groups want to know who will pay for the lost rent.
The federal agency has reimbursed states for protective equipment and disinfection throughout the pandemic. Now state officials are wondering where they will find funding to reopen schools safely.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a five-month extension to measures aimed at preventing millions of tenants from being thrown out of housing for late rent payments due to the pandemic.
The union representing most of the city’s educators had been on the brink of voting to authorize a strike over concerns related to the coronavirus.
Walmart+ will cost $98 a year, offering free delivery of groceries and items from nearby stores, a discount on gasoline and mobile checkout.
The president is visiting the Wisconsin city where 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot and seriously wounded by police and where two people were shot and killed in subsequent unrest.
Some employees will soon see a boost in take-home pay. The Trump administration has given employers the option to stop collecting payroll taxes. But workers may have to repay the money next year.
Homicide detectives are investigating Monday’s shooting, which officials say happened after sheriff’s deputies tried to stop the man, identified as Dijon Kizzee, while he was riding a bike.
People can spend months recovering from COVID-19 and sometimes have lasting disabilities. That is especially hard for undocumented people, who often are in high-risk jobs without health insurance.
Republicans readopted the same platform that propelled Trump to the White House in 2016. But GOP divisions and partisanship have ground Washington nearly to a halt.
Harris has often been caught between two groups: law enforcement and progressive activists. In recent years, she has been outspoken about systemic change to policing and criminal justice in America.
There are two key races to watch in Massachusetts on Tuesday, and both feature a younger Democratic challenger taking on an older incumbent.
“The training requirements cited in the government’s declaration do not come close to being ‘comparable’ to the training requirements of full asylum officers,” U.S. District Judge Richard Leon wrote.
The president on Monday painted the accused 17-year-old Kenosha shooter’s actions as possible self-defense, saying, without evidence, that the teenager “probably would have been killed.”
“Portland is a mess, and it has been for many years,” the president tweets Monday. The city’s mayor blames Trump for the violence and for creating “the hate and the division.”
Although daily COVID-19 deaths have fallen somewhat in recent days, the number of infections has continued to rise in many places with no end in sight.
Pandemic emergency aid gave an unlikely ratings boost to President Jair Bolsonaro, who has criticized welfare and protested virus prevention measures. Now he’s weighing further social spending.
In Pittsburgh, Joe Biden will deliver a speech in which he plans to criticize President Trump’s leadership on the coronavirus pandemic and his response to national protests.
With desperate pleas and social contracts failing to curb college parties, schools have turned to punitive consequences. But are the students the ones to blame?
Fourteen Voice of America journalists accused USAGM CEO Michael Pack of imperiling reporters. Pack recently said of VOA, “It’s a great place to put a foreign spy.”
Trump’s supporters don’t trust voting by mail, said one local Wisconsin GOP chair. “And one of the reasons they don’t trust it,” he said, “is the president’s previous tweets and comments about it.”
Normal protocols for hurricane evacuation, aid distribution and recovery have been upended by the threat of the coronavirus.
After police shot Jacob Blake, Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called state lawmakers to the capital to try to push police reform, but the GOP says they need more time to decide their next steps.
Starting with a special law after the Civil War, the U.S. Postal Service has provided a path to the middle class for generations of African Americans. Some worry a privatization push threatens that.
President Trump blamed Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler for losing control, while the mayor responded that it was violence that Trump “helped create.”
President Trump is scheduled to visit the Wisconsin city this week to survey damage from recent protests. Mayor John Antaramian says it would be better for him to wait “for another time to come.”
Hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves and disease outbreaks are all a preview of our hotter future. Dramatically cutting greenhouse gas emissions would help.
It’s going to be a nasty post-Labor Day sprint to Election Day, as both parties argue that the soul of America is at stake. For Republicans, it’s all about trying to stick the culture war to Biden.
Abe announced he is leaving office before his term ends in 2021 because of poor health. His legacy is controversial and successor is unclear.
President Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president on Thursday. NPR reporters are providing analysis of his remarks live.