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Today β€” September 18th 2018Actual

Jerry Brown Made Climate Change His Issue. Now, He’s Not Sure How Much Politicians Can Do.

By SOMINI SENGUPTA

The California governor, set to retire in January, made global warming a signature cause. His appraisal: “I don’t know if I’m an optimist. I’m a realist.”

SeaWorld, ex-CEO settle with SEC over 'Blackfish'

SeaWorld, ex-CEO settle with SEC over 'Blackfish'SeaWorld Entertainment Inc and its former Chief Executive James Atchison have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fraud charges for misleading investors about the negative effect that the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" would have on the company's reputation and business. The SEC on Tuesday said SeaWorld improperly downplayed the impact of the documentary, which criticized its treatment of orcas, or killer whales, over an eight-month period that ended in Aug. 2014, when the company acknowledged that bad publicity was hurting attendance.


  • September 18th 2018 at 19:09

Paris Plunges Deeper Into Potty Talk With New Appeal Against Public Urination

By Amy Held
A municipal employee (right) talks to a pedestrian next to a controversial street urinal installed on the Seine river banks of Île de la Cité, Paris, in August.

A new video flush with toilet humor is the latest roll-out in Paris's campaign aimed at urging people — mainly men — not to foul its streets and monuments.

(Image credit: Michel Spingler/AP)

  • September 18th 2018 at 19:06

Trump says FBI should not probe allegations against Kavanaugh

Trump says FBI should not probe allegations against KavanaughWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI should not investigate a California professor's allegations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, adding that he wanted his nominee to be confirmed quickly. Asked whether he would ask the FBI to open its background check on Kavanaugh, Trump told reporters at the White House: "I don't think the FBI really need to be involved because they don't want to be involved. If they wanted to be, I would certainly do that, but as you know, they say this is not really their thing. ...


  • September 18th 2018 at 18:53

What The Yom Kippur Fast Means To A Man Who's Known Hunger

By Sara Toth Stub
Shadrach Mugoya Levi, right, at his recent wedding in Uganda. From left: his son Oren Levi and Moshe Isiko.

Shadrach Mugoya Levi is the spiritual leader of a community of Uganda Jews. After a year of study in Jerusalem, he says he's more prepared than ever for the Day of Atonement.

(Image credit: Merissa Nathan Gerson)

  • September 18th 2018 at 18:51

Rice University Says Middle-Class Students Won't Have To Pay Tuition

By Bill Chappell
Rice University says many undergraduate students from families with incomes up to $200,000 "will no longer be required to take out loans." Here, a statue of the school

Full scholarships are earmarked for all students whose families have income between $65,000 and $130,000. Below that income level, grants will bolster the aid package even further.

(Image credit: Google Maps/Screenshot by NPR)

  • September 18th 2018 at 18:33

The Stone: Wittgenstein’s Confession

By JONATHAN BEALE

Like Socrates, he knew that being honest with oneself is the most philosophical act of all.

Man caught shaving on train in viral video tells his side of the story

By Associated Press

"My life is all screwed up. That's the reason I was shaving on the train," he said.

  • September 18th 2018 at 18:20

Doctors Today May Be Miserable, But Are They 'Burnt Out'?

By Mara Gordon
Physicians face long hours, frustrating paperwork and sometimes difficult patients. But researchers aren

There's a lively debate going on in the medical community about physician burnout. Who has it? How bad is it? Is it even real?

(Image credit: ERproductions Ltd/Blend Images/Getty Images)

  • September 18th 2018 at 18:06

Doctors Should Send Obese Patients To Diet Counseling, Panel Says. But Many Don't

By Erin Blakemore
If patients are obese, their physicians should refer them to behavior-based weight loss programs or offer their own, a national panel of experts says. Yet many doctors aren

Behavior-based weight-loss programs that focus on diet and exercise can work for obese patients, a national panel of experts says. But many doctors aren't having the necessary conversations.

(Image credit: Tetra Images/Getty Images)

  • September 18th 2018 at 18:05

Expecting Your First Child? We Want To Hear From You

By Laura Roman

NPR's Morning Edition wants to talk with parents who are expecting their first child about what matters most to them this election. Share your story with us.

  • September 18th 2018 at 18:05

Fears of major flooding in Fayetteville as Florence moves north

By Erik Ortiz

"Even though the heavy rains have ended, the flood hazard to life and property is real," city officials said.

  • September 18th 2018 at 18:02

Under Pressure, WeWork Backs Down On Employee Noncompete Requirements

By Yuki Noguchi
People work at tables inside of the WeWork co-working space  in Washington, D.C., in 2013. The company pioneered the office rental sector known as co-working, where users lease out shared workspace by the month.

Under scrutiny by the New York attorney general, the co-working giant, which has 3,300 U.S. employees, got rid of legal language that restricted where former employees could work.

(Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

  • September 18th 2018 at 18:02

Egypt hotel deaths: Pair moved grandchild to another room

A British couple who died while on holiday in Egypt moved their granddaughter out of their room when she complained of a "musty smell" that made her feel unwell, an inquest has heard.

  • September 18th 2018 at 17:47

Books of The Times: Blackmail, Murder and Other Bad Behavior Abounds in Robert Galbraith’s β€˜Lethal White’

By SARAH LYALL

In the fourth book by Galbraith (also known as J.K. Rowling) featuring the detective Cormoran Strike, the mystery revolves around a well-connected, once-rich, greedy and backstabbing family.

Cable calls for Corbyn's removal over Brexit vote

Sir Vince Cable has called for Jeremy Corbyn's removal as Labour leader if he fails to back a fresh Brexit referendum.

  • September 18th 2018 at 17:21

Boy, 9, seriously injured after moped hit-and-run

Police have released shocking CCTV footage of a child being knocked down in a hit-and-run collision involving a moped.

  • September 18th 2018 at 17:04

Trump Has It Backward: Many Migrants Are Victims of Crime

By STEPHANIE LEUTERT

Ramped-up enforcement by the United States and Mexico has pushed migrants onto more invisible, risky paths and put them at greater danger.

At War: The Hotel in Afghanistan That Refuses to Close Its Doors

By ANDREW QUILTY

The Bost Hotel, a relic of America’s mid-20th-century presence in Helmand Province, has survived despite being at the center of decades of war.

Saltmarsh Sparrows Fight to Keep Their Heads Above Water

By JAMES GORMAN

Rising sea levels are bringing more nest-flooding tides that threaten to push the birds that breed in coastal marshes along the Atlantic Coast to extinction.

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