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Slot Machine Winner Sues Over Machine Malfunction

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 5:46am

The Resorts Casino in New York City told Katrina Bookman that she did not win $43 million because of a machine malfunction. The state gaming commission backed up the casino. Now she's suing.

Police In London Investigate Attack On Pedestrians As Terrorism

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:59am

David Greene talks to Omer El-Hamdoon, president of the Muslim Association of Britain about the attack on pedestrians outside a mosque in north London early Monday.

After Much Controversy, NBC Airs Megyn Kelly's Interview With Alex Jones

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

Megyn Kelly's show carried a lengthy interview with right-wing Internet sensation Alex Jones, a figure who routinely circulates hateful conspiracy theories. Criticism rolled in ahead of the broadcast.

Senate Republicans Consider Health Care Bill To Replace Obamacare

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

David Greene talks Thomas Binion of The Heritage Foundation, who offers the latest on the Senate health care debate. Democrats complain work on the bill is being done behind closed doors.

Trump's Financial Disclosure Forms Released

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump took in more than $500 million last year at his various hotels, golf courses and other businesses. That's according to financial disclosure forms released voluntarily by Trump.

Over Objections, Italy Introduces Tough Vaccination Measure

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

In Italy, parents who don't vaccinate their children face steep fines, and even risk losing custody. It's in response to a measles outbreak, after years of falling inoculation rates.

Pedestrian Attack In London Investigated As Suspected Terrorism

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

One person was killed and 10 injured after a vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London late Sunday night. Police are investigating it as suspected terrorism.

A Mother's Early Death Drives Her Daughter To Find A Treatment

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

Sonia Vallabh knows that by the time she's middle-aged, a rare inherited disease will likely start killing off her brain cells. She and her husband have become scientists to try to stop the disease.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Sonia Vallabh)

How An Opioid Treatment Could Be Contributing To The Problem

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

Suboxone, the drug used to treat addiction, is fueling a new habit. David Greene talks to Andy Beshear, Kentucky's attorney general, who is cracking down on the new "pill mills" that dispense it.

Cuba's Small Businesses Brace For New U.S. Trade, Travel Restrictions

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

Since President Obama announced a warming of relations with Havana, Cubans hosted more U.S. tourists and Americans sold Cubans more products. Can President Trump put the genie back in the bottle?

Iran Launches Missiles Into Syria, U.S. Downs Syrian Government Jet

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

Iran for the first time hit targets in Syria using ground-to-ground ballistic missiles launched from Iran. Also for the first time, a U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian government warplane.

Trump Administration Expected To Release New Afghan Strategy

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

The Trump administration is weighing whether more troops will help the U.S. defeat militants in Afghanistan. Rachel Martin talks to Gen. John R. Allen, who commanded NATO and U.S. forces in 2011-2013.

Witnesses Describe Latest Attack In London On Pedestrians

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

In London, a white van plowed into worshipers exiting a mosque early this morning. David Greene and Rachel Martin report on eyewitnesses who described what happened.

News Brief: Vehicle Hits London Pedestrians, Syria Military Jet Downed

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

Police say 1 person died after a vehicle hit pedestrians near a mosque in north London. The U.S. military says it shot down a Syrian Air Force jet that bombed U.S.-backed forces fighting ISIS.

Gallery Gives Movie Star Marlene Dietrich The Big-Picture Treatment

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

A photography exhibition in Washington, D.C., shows Dietrich's journey from Berlin schoolgirl to glamorous actress.

(Image credit: Eugene Robert Richee/Deutsche Kinemathek - Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin / Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)

Trump Tweets He's The Subject Of A 'Witch Hunt'

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:28am

On Twitter, President Trump responds to reports he's under FBI investigation for possible obstruction of justice. While some say his tweets confirm a probe, he could be reacting to press accounts.

Doctor Who Wrote 1980 Letter On Painkillers Regrets That It Fed The Opioid Crisis

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:22am

In 1980, Dr. Hershel Jick wrote a one-paragraph letter about low rates of addiction among hospitalized patients given narcotics. It was later cited as evidence that long-term opioid use was safe.

(Image credit: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)

Amazon To Buy Whole Foods For $13.7 Billion

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:15am

Web giant Amazon has announced it will buy the Whole Foods grocery chain for more than $13 billion. The deal is indicative of big changes in the grocery and food business.

Paris Performance To Debut Concert Of Video Game Music

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 6:33am

Video Game Composer Eimear Noone will be conducting the London Symphony Orchestra this weekend in Paris. She's best known for her work on the hugely popular "Overwatch" and "World of Warcraft" games.

Our Love Of 'All-Natural' Is Causing A Vanilla Shortage

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 6:31am

There's a global shortage of vanilla beans, because big food companies now want natural vanilla, rather than the synthetic kind. Prices have soared, squeezing bakers and ice cream makers alike.

(Image credit: Rijasolo/AFP/Getty Images)




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