From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 41 min 58 sec ago

FBI Director Says Russia Still Seeking To Interfere In U.S. Democracy

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 9:45pm

"Russia attempted to interfere with the last election and ... it continues to engage in malign influence operations to this day," Christopher Wray said at a national security forum.

A Spike In Liver Disease Deaths Among Young Adults Fueled By Alcohol

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 7:02pm

Deaths due to liver disease have increased among the young — and heavy drinking is to blame.

(Image credit: South_agency/Getty Images)

White House Names Steven Dillingham To Head Census Bureau

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 7:00pm

The agency has not had permanent leadership since July 2017. If confirmed by the Senate, Steven Dillingham will oversee the 2020 census and inherit six lawsuits challenging a citizenship question.

(Image credit: Hansi Lo Wang/NPR)

With Mugabe Out Of Power, This Zimbabwean Newspaper Editor Looks Ahead

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:07pm

Most media outlets in Zimbabwe are state-run, and working as an independent journalist under Robert Mugabe came with serious risks. With Mugabe's rule over Dumisani Muleya speaks about his hopes as a journalist.

(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

How This Saudi Woman Is Fighting Her Country's Male Guardianship Laws

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 5:59pm

Saudi Arabia's restrictions on women don't stop at the country's borders. One Saudi woman in California is challenging the country's rule that she needs her father's permission to remain in the U.S.

Ex-Teacher Sentenced To Prison After Firing Gun In Georgia High School

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 5:32pm

Jesse Randall Davidson pleaded guilty to charges related to the shooting that occurred just two weeks after the Parkland, Fla., massacre. Davidson's attorney said he didn't want to hurt any kids.

(Image credit: AP via Whitfield County Sheriff's Office)

Student Walked Over A Dozen Miles To New Job, Admirers Give Him Car And Cash

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:50pm

Walter Carr's car broke down. He set out to make a grueling 20-mile walk to his first assignment. It turned into an odyssey of kind gestures and generosity.

Episode 472: The One-Page Plan To Fix Global Warming ... Revisited

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:34pm

Tax carbon emissions. That's basically the whole plan. What's the hold up?

(Image credit: Camille Seaman/Barcroft Media/Landov)

Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Opposed to Joint Interference Investigation

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:33pm

A former U.S. ambassador to Russia says President Trump needs to denounce a deal suggested by Russian President Putin in Helsinki, which would allow Russian intelligence officers to interrogate U.S. officials.

Collusion Question From Helsinki Summit Varies By Transcript

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:33pm

During the press conference between President Trump and Russian President Putin, Reuters reporter Jeff Mason asked Putin about whether he wanted Trump to win the 2016 presidential election, and whether he instructed his aides to assist trump's campaign.

Thai Boys And Their Soccer Coach Recount Trauma Of Being Trapped In Cave

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:33pm

Twelve Thai boys and their soccer coach, who spent over two weeks trapped in a cave in Northern Thailand, described the time spent underground and their dramatic rescue.

AI Innovators Take Pledge Against Autonomous Killer Weapons

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:26pm

"We will neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of" artificial intelligence that is used to kill people, leading AI researchers vowed.

(Image credit: Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images)

Trade Wars And The Batman Problem

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:10pm

It may be too late to avoid a trade war between the U.S. and China, but there might be a simple way to stop the trade wars of the future.

(Image credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

How Drug Companies Are Controlling How Their Drugs Are Covered By Medicaid

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:45pm

NPR's Alison Kodjak and The Center for Public Integrity have been looking at all the ways the drug industry tries to keep Medicaid money flowing. Here they examine how the drug industry's massive lobbying effort in every state has blocked efforts to control Medicaid costs.

Google Fined $5 Billion By E.U. For Breaking Antitrust Rules

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:45pm

The European Commission alleges that by forcing device makers to install Google apps on Android devices it gains a significant advantage over competitors. Google plans to appeal.

House Approves Resolution Supporting Immigration And Customs Enforcement

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:45pm

The House of Representatives approved a resolution backing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on Wednesday, after some progressive Democrats introduced legislation to abolish it.

Midwest Facing A Skilled-Worker Shortage As Warehousing Boom Continues

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:45pm

Southwest Ohio is in the midst of a warehousing boom, with new, often high-tech distribution centers opening around the region. It's part of the state's economic development strategy to lure companies like Amazon. The influx of jobs is a boon to many Ohio cities, but with thousands of new logistics jobs anticipated over the next few years, are employers facing a skilled-worker shortage.

MGM Resorts Sues Victims Of Las Vegas Shooting Over Liability Claims

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:45pm

MGM Resorts is suing victims of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting. NPR's Ari Shapiro discusses the case with Catherine Lombardo, an attorney representing a number of the victims.

Physicists Go Small: Let's Put A Particle Accelerator On A Chip

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:43pm

A tiny accelerator could be useful in medicine as well as basic science. Instead of speeding up beams of electrons through giant tunnels, the aim here is to build accelerators on semiconductor chips.

(Image credit: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

Sean Spicer Praises Successor Sanders: 'She Understands What The President Wants'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:42pm

The former White House press secretary has a new book coming out. Spicer tells NPR that he regrets dressing down the press for reporting on the crowd size at Trump's inauguration.

(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Pages

©2018 WLRH PUBLIC RADIO

Address

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

Get Directions

Phone

LOCAL:
(256) 895-9574

TOLL-FREE:
(800) 239-9574