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Fear Of Toxic Smog Leads India To Limit Diwali Fireworks

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:55am

The festival has been blamed for cloaking New Delhi and other cities in an unhealthy haze. But the ban has drawn plenty of criticism.

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

No Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Here: Behold A U.S. Vs. Japan Giant Robot Duel

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:53am

Engineers Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein have brought science fiction to life. Their giant robot Eagle Prime fights a giant Japanese robot in an epic battle airing on Twitch on Tuesday.

(Image credit: Greg Munson)

Daphne Caruana Galizia, Top Investigative Reporter In Malta, Killed By Car Bomb

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:07pm

Caruana Galizia, who revealed the secrets of the wealthy, powerful and corrupt on her widely read blog, died Monday after her car exploded. She had recently been digging into the Panama Papers.

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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.

Artist Ai Weiwei Latest Show: 'Good Fences Make Good Neighbors'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

Ai Weiwei is taking over New York City — 300 site specific installations will be on display all over the city through February.

Iraqi Forces Begin To Seize Kurdish City Of Kirkuk

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

Iraqi forces have launched an operation to take Kurdish-held oil fields and a military base near Kirkuk. Rachel Martin speaks with reporter Fazel Hawramy in Iraq.

Rohingya Muslim Refugees Face Difficult Conditions In Bangladesh

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled from Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh. But Bangladesh is reluctant to host them.

Truck Bomb In Somalia's Capital Kills And Injures Hundreds Of People

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

The government's latest figures show more than 300 people were killed in Mogadishu in what is being described as one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the country's history.

Iowa Tries To Prevent Health Insurance Premiums From Escalating

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

Steve Inskeep talks to Iowa's Health Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen about the state's stopgap measure that seeks to lower costs for tens of thousands of residents.

Puerto Rico Health Officials Worry About Contaminated Water Effects

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

It's been nearly a month since Hurricane Maria ripped across Puerto Rico. Nearly a third of the island still lacks potable water which is raising health concerns.

Senate Leadership Fund Fights Attacks On Establishment Candidates

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

Steve Bannon of Breitbart News will support GOP candidates who promise to vote against Senate leader Mitch McConnell. David Greene talks to Steven Law, president and CEO of the Senate Leadership Fund.

After Coalition Talks, Kurz Expected To Be Austria's Next Prime Minister

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

No party won a majority but Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, 31, is poised to head the government following tough coalition government negotiations.

Catalan Leader Fails To Clarify Stand On Independence

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

Rachel Martin talks to reporter Lucia Benavides about the separatist leader who was supposed to give a simple yes or no answer to the question "have you declared independence in Catalonia."

News Brief: GOP Relations, Iraqi Forces Launch Kirkuk Operation

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:02am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump meet for lunch on Monday for a chance to work out their differences. And in Iraq, two key U.S. allies are fighting each other.

Mindfulness Apps Aim To Help People Disconnect From Stress

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:55am

Finding inner calm hard to come by? Some people use their device obsession to help them disconnect. The apps aren't a quick fix, therapists say, but might help you stick to a mindfulness practice.

(Image credit: Photo Illustration by Carolyn Rogers/NPR)

Floating Away Your Anxiety And Stress

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:55am

Americans' stress levels rose significantly over the past year, according to the American Psychological Association. A doctor tries float therapy to see if it can help him feel less stressed out.

(Image credit: Esther Lui for NPR)

Cities Dream Of Landing Amazon's New HQ And They're Going To Great Lengths To Show It

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:54am

Retail giant Amazon is looking for a second home, and many cities are trying to land the HQ2 project. At stake are 50,000 jobs and a new economic anchor for the winner. It has led to a lot of stunts.

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