Personal tools
You are here: Home News & Events News
"There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind."

—Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) English society figure, letter writer

 

National News From NPR

Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:58:00 -0400
State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days. 
Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:22:00 -0400
A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the North Lawn Wednesday night. 
Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:26:00 -0400
The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come. 
Broadcaster Luther Masingill Was A Fixture In Chattanooga  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:28 -0400
Broadcaster Luther Masingill was on the air during the Pearl Harbor attack as well as the Sept. 11 attacks. When he died this week at age 92, he'd been working at the same radio station in Chattanooga, Tenn., for more than seven decades. Audie Cornish talks about Masingill's legendary radio career with his morning show co-host, James Howard. 
The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:28 -0400
Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule. 
How Did 'Good Girls' From Colorado Get Recruited By ISIS?  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400
Three Denver-area teenaged girls were arrested after leaving the U.S. and seeking to join militants of the Islamic State in Syria. The teenagers were arrested in Germany over the weekend and returned home by the FBI on Monday. Robert Siegel talks to Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio. 
Should Police Be Able To Keep Their Devices Secret?  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400
Officers use "StingRays" to mimic a cell phone tower and intercept information from phones in a whole neighborhood. Versions of the devices have been around for years, but the federal government and local police have kept them under wraps. 
CDC To Step Up Monitoring Of Travelers From Ebola-Affected Regions  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a plan to start actively monitoring everyone arriving in the U.S. from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. 
'Curse Of The Shuttlecocks' Haunts Kansas City's Teams  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400
Ever since the giant Shuttlecocks art exhibit was installed in the 1990s, Kansas City professional sports teams haven't been able to win a national championship. And there are some who believe the exhibit is to blame. 
Want Your Absentee Vote To Count? Don't Make These Mistakes  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400
About 1 in 5 voters now mails in his ballot. But many ballots are rejected because they arrive late, the voter forgets to sign the form or the signature does not match the one on record. 
Bigger Than A T. Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:31:00 -0400
Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrichlike dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee — of kids. 
NHTSA Adds More Than 3 Million Vehicles To Air Bag Recall  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:28:00 -0400
Almost 8 million vehicles are now being recalled over worries their air bags could malfunction. Vehicle owners in hot and humid climates are under special alert. 
Poll: Broad Support In U.S. For Ebola Travel Ban  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:53:00 -0400
An NPR poll finds a clear majority of Americans are worried about Ebola. Fifty-six percent of people are either "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about the spread of the Ebola virus to the U.S. 
A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:39:00 -0400
The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors — yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected. 
More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:05:00 -0400
Lots of groups and individuals try to help the homeless in their communities by offering them food. But a report finds that cities are increasingly passing measures to restrict these efforts.