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Today โ€” June 17th 2019NPR News

Pompeo Says 'There's No Doubt' Iran Attacked 2 Tankers

By Daniella Cheslow
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo closes his remarks at the State Department Thursday.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledges to guarantee freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil route where the two tankers were hit.

(Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP)

  • June 16th 2019 at 23:55

Notre Dame Holds 1st Mass Since Fire Devastated The Historic Paris Cathedral

By Jake Cigainero
A small group in hard hats gathered on Saturday for Mass in Paris

A group of around 30 people wearing hardhats gathered for Mass in the cathedral on Saturday, exactly two months after a severe fire. The service was not open to the public.

(Image credit: Karine Perret/AFP/Getty Images)

  • June 16th 2019 at 22:04

U.S. Continues Dominance In Women's World Cup With 3-0 Win Over Chile

By Russell Lewis
U.S. players celebrate after teammate Julie Ertz scored their side

They won before a sell-out crowd in Paris on Sunday. It was a gem of a game for the team, which controlled play from the beginning with crisp and precise passes. The win assures the U.S. will advance.

(Image credit: Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

  • June 16th 2019 at 20:20
Yesterday โ€” June 16th 2019NPR News

Boeing CEO Admits Mistake In 737 MAX Communication

By Daniella Cheslow
Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg speaks during a press conference after the annual shareholders meeting in Chicago on April 29.

Ahead of Paris Air Show, Dennis Muilenburg concedes his company did not give enough information about a malfunctioning safety light.

(Image credit: Jim Young-Pool/Getty Images)

  • June 16th 2019 at 20:54

Phoenix Mayor Apologizes After Police Draw Gun On Family After Child Takes Doll

By Bobby Allyn
On Saturday, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, pictured above in September 2018, apologized to the city following an outcry over footage showing police officers pointing a gun and yelling at a family as part of an investigation into a claim that a doll was shoplifted from a Family Dollar store in Phoenix.

Viral footage of the incident captured by bystanders has already prompted an internal police probe, a $10 million civil rights claim and a chorus of fury on social media.

(Image credit: Ross D. Franklin/AP)

  • June 16th 2019 at 17:56

Millions In Argentina And Uruguay Without Electricity After Power Failure

By Daniella Cheslow
A woman prepares milk bottles Sunday using candles at her home in Montevideo during a power cut.

Argentina's main energy company says it is gradually restoring power after the massive failure halted trains and darkened homes and traffic lights.

(Image credit: MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • June 16th 2019 at 17:55

Hong Kong Executive Apologizes As Protests Continue Over Extradition Bill

By Anthony Kuhn
Mourners hold flowers Sunday and pray for a man who fell to his death after hanging a protest banner against an extradition bill in Hong Kong Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam says her management of an extradition bill caused "disputes in society." Protesters say they want the bill scrapped and Lam to step down.

(Image credit: Kin Cheung/AP)

  • June 16th 2019 at 16:28

'I Would Do Anything For Her': A German Dad's Search For His Daughter, Taken By ISIS

By Joanna Kakissis
Danisch Farooqi with his daughter, Aaliya, in Hamburg, Germany, when she was around 2 years old. "I haven

A German father struggles to find and bring home his young daughter, taken by his ex-wife when she went to Syria five years ago with her new husband, an ISIS fighter.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Danisch Farooqi)

  • June 16th 2019 at 13:51

The Food Business Incubator That Helps Immigrant Women Pursue The American Dream

By Mandalit del Barco
From left: Gloria Amaya, José Amaya, Silvia Gómez, and Alicia Villanueva, the founder of Tamales Los Mayas. A graduate of La Cocina

Since 2005, San Francisco's La Cocina has helped low-income entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Some went on to recognition from the prestigious James Beard awards. A new book tells their stories.

(Image credit: Eric Wolfinger)

  • June 16th 2019 at 13:00

Trump's Designs For Revamped Air Force One May Not Take Off

By Claudia Grisales
Air Force One following the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump at Stansted Airport on June 3, 2019 in London, England.

Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., has attached an amendment to the annual defense policy bill to keep Trump's designs for the next presidential plane within budget.

(Image credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

  • June 16th 2019 at 13:00

Franco Zeffirelli, Creator Of Lavish Productions On Screen And Stage, Dies At 96

By Neda Ulaby
Franco Zeffirelli pictured above in New York in October 1974.

The Italian director staged sumptuously visualized operas, which often resembled Renaissance paintings brought to life. On film, he brought Shakespearean and biblical tales to the big screen.

(Image credit: Jerry Mosey/AP)

  • June 15th 2019 at 14:34

Crew Of Norwegian-Owned Oil Tanker Arrives In Dubai After 'Hostile Attack'

By Daniella Cheslow
Mariners from the MT Front Altair arrive at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday.

The 10-member crew of Front Altair reached Dubai two days after explosions rocked two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. Backed by what is says is video evidence, the U.S. is blaming Iran.

(Image credit: Jon Gambrell/AP)

  • June 16th 2019 at 03:30

Tennessee Workers Reject Union At Volkswagen Plant โ€” Again

By Bobby Allyn
Workers produce vehicles at Volkswagen

The outcome at the Chattanooga plant is the latest blow against organized labor in the South, where union advocates have tried for years to strengthen representation in auto facilities.

(Image credit: Erik Schelzig/AP)

  • June 15th 2019 at 23:02
Before yesterdayNPR News

Target Cash Registers Back Online After Chaotic Nationwide Tech Failure

By Daniella Cheslow
Customers abandoned their carts after the cash registers failed at a Target location in Washington, D.C.

They were reopened after the company resolved a computer problem, but for two hours, shopping carts across the country were stopped in their tracks and Twitter had a field day.

(Image credit: Alina Selyukh/NPR)

  • June 15th 2019 at 21:28

Brazilian Judge Acquits Man Who Stabbed Jair Bolsonaro

By Daniella Cheslow
Adélio Bispo de Oliveira, who confessed to stabbing Jair Bolsonaro, sits after being detained following the attack in September 2018.

The judge says Adélio Bispo de Oliveira was mentally ill when he almost killed the then-presidential candidate during a campaign stop. Bolsonaro, now president, vows to overturn the ruling.

(Image credit: Brazil Military Police /AP)

  • June 15th 2019 at 18:34

Kenyan Police Blame Al-Shabab For Blast Near Somalia That Left Officers Dead

By Bobby Allyn
Kenyan army soldiers ride in a vehicle at their base in 2012. On Saturday, authorities in Kenya blamed Somali militant group al-Shabab for a blast that reportedly left 10 police officers dead.

At least 10 officers were reportedly killed in the explosion Saturday morning local time. The officers were said to be pursuing extremists who had kidnapped police reservists.

(Image credit: Ben Curtis/AP)

  • June 15th 2019 at 17:37

Retailers Ask Trump To Stop Tariff Threats On China

By Amy Scott
Walmart is among the more than 600 companies and trade associations that signed a letter warning the president of the broader impacts of his proposed tariffs.

More than 600 companies — such as retail giants like Walmart, Target, Macy's and Gap — and trade groups fear tariffs will lead to job loss and will harm both consumers and the U.S. economy.

(Image credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

  • June 14th 2019 at 22:43

Why Safer Cars Don't Lead To Cheaper Car Insurance ... Yet

By Camila Domonoske
A photo demonstrates safety features in a Volvo XC40. Many new cars have optional features that can help prevent accidents. But those same features can also make repairs more expensive, boosting car insurance premiums.

Many new cars have optional features that can help prevent accidents. But those same features also make repairs more expensive. The result? Premiums can go up for cars that are less likely to crash.

(Image credit: Volvo Car Group)

  • June 15th 2019 at 13:57

Who Is Justin Amash And Why Is He Willing To Go Against His Own Party?

By Dustin Dwyer
Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., walks up the House steps of the Capitol for the final votes before the Memorial Day recess on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

The Michigan congressman is the only Republican to call for impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Many who know Amash say they're not surprised at his stance, even if it costs him his seat.

(Image credit: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call)

  • June 15th 2019 at 13:50

In India And Pakistan, Cricket Fans Are Gearing Up For Their Favorite World Cup Match

By Lauren Frayer
India teammates celebrate after winning the Cricket World Cup match between India and Australia at the Oval in London on June 9. The team will face Pakistan this Sunday.

India and Pakistan went to the brink of war in February. But Sunday's match "should create love and affection," says a Pakistani fan. "We should compete, but compete for the betterment of society."

(Image credit: Frank Augstein/AP)

  • June 15th 2019 at 13:33
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