From the Top

Subscribe to From the Top feed From the Top
Assorted stories from NPR
Updated: 35 min 41 sec ago

The 20 Greatest Things About This Amazing 'The Boy Next Door' Trailer

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 1:23pm

How bonkers is the trailer for this Jennifer Lopez thriller? Watch and be amazed.

» E-Mail This

'Man Seeking Woman' Examines How It Feels To Be Single, Dating And Rejected

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 1:10pm

The new comedy series on FXX is a cross between an early Woody Allen comedy and a very edgy late-night comedy sketch. It's part literal, part impressionistic — even surrealist — and very different.

» E-Mail This

The Magic Of The 'Boyhood' Experiment: Time And Patience

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 1:10pm

If the story fell apart after 12 years of filming, it would have been a "real drag," says Patricia Arquette, and a "colossal waste of time," says Ethan Hawke. Instead, it won three Golden Globes.

» E-Mail This

For Spotify It's Full Steam Ahead, With Or Without Taylor Swift

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:35pm

Paying users on Spotify increased around 50 percent since May of last year. Yet the streaming music service has yet to post a profit.

» E-Mail This

U.S. Funding of Health Research Stalls As Other Nations Rev Up

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 12:00pm

It's not just government-sponsored medical research that's dwindled in the last few years in the U.S. Drug firms have curbed their investment, too, especially in early-stage hunts for new drugs.

» E-Mail This

Rough Morning Commute? Justice Scalia Was Right There With You

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:47am

The Washington suburbanite had trouble getting to work Tuesday, leaving a key task to his boss at the U.S. Supreme Court.

» E-Mail This

Facebook To Post Amber Alerts To Help Find Missing Kids

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:10am

The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children says social networking and sharing are essential in helping to find minors who may have been abducted.

» E-Mail This

'Watch Out, Guinea Worm, Here Comes Jimmy Carter'

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:08am

Those words were written on a poster that greeted the former president on a visit to Nigeria. His Carter Center has vowed to wipe out the nasty worm. And right now we're down to 126 cases.

» E-Mail This

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Science Can Help

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:59am

When your friends say it's time to stop wallowing in despair and move on, you can say that reflecting on a recent breakup can speed recovery. Oh, and maybe some Taylor Swift.

» E-Mail This

AirAsia Search: Divers Recover 2nd Black Box

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:38am

The cockpit voice recorder was removed from the Java Sea. The aircraft's flight data recorder was recovered Monday. Flight 8501 disappeared Dec. 28, killing all 162 people on board.

» E-Mail This

Viking's Choice: Blacklisted, 'Burnt Palms'

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:02am

Melodic experimentation lies beneath this major rager from the hardcore band.

» E-Mail This

143 Boko Haram Fighters Killed In Clashes With Cameroon's Military

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:38am

The militants, who are waging a deadly war in Nigeria, had attacked a Cameroonian military camp in Kolofata, a government official. Nigeria's neighbors are being drawn into the battle with the group.

» E-Mail This

Charlie Hebdo's Editor On New Issue: 'We're Happy To Have ... Done It'

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:33am

Gerard Briard said when the artist showed them the cover — featuring a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad — everyone burst out laughing and "jumped up for joy."

» E-Mail This

'Girl On The Train' Pays Homage To Hitchcock

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:03am

Paula Hawkins' gripping new thriller begins with bitter, dissolute Rachel, who sees what she believes to be a perfect couple, every morning on the train to work — and then one day, the wife is gone.

» E-Mail This

Tax Time Gets New Ritual: Proof Of Health Insurance

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:20am

The health law requires people to report their coverage status at tax time. Those without insurance or those who received subsidies will have to fill out new forms.

» E-Mail This

Top Stories: Paris Victims' Funerals; Mubarak Conviction Overturned

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:18am

Also: A Nigerian Catholic archbishop asks the world for its outrage over Boko Haram's mass slayings; Indonesian divers retrieve a crashed AirAsia jet's voice recorder; and how to watch Comet Lovejoy.

» E-Mail This

Egyptian Court Overturns Hosni Mubarak's Final Conviction

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:05am

The decision means the former Egyptian dictator could be set free, soon. Mubarak was toppled, after an uprising four years ago. He was tried for murder and this case was about embezzlement.

» E-Mail This

There's Nothing Sketchy About This 'Outline'

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 6:03am

Reviewer Heller McAlpin says Rachel Cusk, known for her lacerating memoirs, begins to bring her fiction and nonfiction closer together in Outline, an "impressive deepening" of her work.

» E-Mail This




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

Get Directions


(256) 895-9574

(800) 239-9574