From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 50 min 59 sec ago

An Owl Is Attacking And Injuring Residents Of A Netherlands Town

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:59pm

Drones aren't only the airborne worry in Europe this week. An aggressive owl is terrorizing residents of the Dutch town of Purmerend. Maybe its behavior is due to hormones. Or maybe it's just hungry.

» E-Mail This

Terrorism Fears Complicate Money Transfers For Somali-Americans

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:58pm

Regulations intended to block money from getting to terrorist groups has led the last bank that handles most money transfers from the United States to Somalia to pull out of the business.

» E-Mail This

Controversial Austrian Law Encourages Teaching Islam In German

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:58pm

Robert Siegel talks to Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian Minister for Foreign Affairs, about revising a 1912 law giving Muslims the same rights as Christians and Jews.

» E-Mail This

Dwight Yoakam And Lenny Waronker On World Cafe

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:57pm

The prolific country singer joins forces with the former president of Warner Brothers.

» E-Mail This

The Strange World Of Guantanamo Bay's War Court

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:55pm

From the tent city it's set up in, to a judge banning defense lawyers from mentioning a former CIA interpreter's having appeared before all of them, the war court in Guantanamo Bay borders on surreal.

» E-Mail This

Jailed Egyptian Journalist Out On Bail Fears For Freedom Of Expression

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:39pm

Kelly McEvers talks with Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian journalist for Al Jazeera English. Mohamed was imprisoned for alleged assistance to the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

» E-Mail This

At VA Hospitals, Training And Technology Reduce Nurses' Injuries

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:33pm

The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking a lead among other hospital systems in the country to keep nurses and other staff from getting injured when they move and lift patients.

» E-Mail This

Jordan's Fuzzy Definition Of Free Speech

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:25pm

The government says free expression can combat radicalization. Yet a military court recently sentenced a man to 18 months in prison for a Facebook post deemed insulting to the United Arab Emirates.

» E-Mail This

Edmonton 'Freezeway' Would Be Skating Lane For Commuters

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:19pm

Edmonton, Canada, spends five months a year below freezing — on average. Now, the city is considering a proposal to create a 7-mile skating trail for Edmontonians to use during their winter commutes.

» E-Mail This

French Authorities Investigate Drones Spotted Near Eiffel Tower

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:19pm

French authorities have launched an investigation after a number of small drones have been seen flying illegally above various landmarks in Paris recently.

» E-Mail This

'Brother's Keeper, 'Paradise Lost' Documentary Filmmaker Dies At 58

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:19pm

Bruce Sinofsky died Saturday of complications from diabetes. He was 58 years old.

» E-Mail This

ISIS Fighters Seize Control Of Christian Areas In Syria

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:19pm

Militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State swept through several Christian areas of Syria this week, kidnapping scores and causing wider displacement.

» E-Mail This

FBI Charges Three Men With Conspiring To Support ISIS

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:19pm

According to the criminal complaint, two of the Brooklyn men planned to travel to Syria to join the group. A third man allegedly helped finance their trip.

» E-Mail This

The Good, The Bad And The Hot: Movies To Warm Winter's Bite

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:19pm

As much of the country shivers in the grip of a nasty winter, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello ponders cinematic heat — the movies that smolder, swelter and sizzle no matter what the mercury says.

» E-Mail This

Phil And Dave Alvin On World Cafe

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:30pm

Hear and see an LA concert featuring the reunited brothers from The Blasters.

» E-Mail This

Supreme Court Looks At Abercrombie & Fitch's Hijab Discrimination Case

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:21pm

A lawsuit involving a Muslim job seeker and the preppy mall retailer could have big implications for religious discrimination laws.

» E-Mail This

'Her Calling Was To Help People Understand One Another': Remembering Dori Maynard

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:14pm

Racialicious founder Latoya Peterson has a tearjerker of a tribute to journalism diversity pioneer Dori Maynard.

» E-Mail This

Senate Dems Agree To GOP Plan To Fund Homeland Department

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:06pm

The Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department drops the immigration provisions opposed by President Obama.

» E-Mail This

Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky Dies At 58

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:01pm

Sinofsky and his longtime co-director, Joe Berlinger, are perhaps best known for Paradise Lost, a trilogy of films about three teenagers convicted of killing three little boys in West Memphis, Ark.

» E-Mail This

Jimmy Page Reflects On 40 Years Of Led Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti'

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:54pm

The guitarist shares memories of making Led Zeppelin's monumental double album, and talks about some of the artists who've changed his life over the years.

» E-Mail This

Pages

©2014 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