Category Archives: News from NPR
While visiting Tokyo, the pop star posed for photos in front of the highly controversial Yasukini Shrine, which honors Japanese war criminals.
The Safe Carry Protection Act, known to critics as the “guns everywhere bill,” was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. It is considered among the most permissive such measures in the country.
The four men claim they were approached by FBI agents to become informants. When they declined, they say they were put on the no-fly list.
The ex-U.S. Army intelligence analyst formerly known as Bradley Manning, made the request to reflect a change in gender identity.
The Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas say they will attempt to form a unity government and end a seven-year rift. Previous efforts to resolve their feud have failed.
The president is on the first stop in an eight-day trip to Asia that also will see him visit Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea.
The reporter for Vice News was seized by gunmen on Tuesday but is “fine,” according to a spokeswoman for his kidnappers.
Angry residents of a favela, or slum, set fires and threw bottles after a young man’s body was found. They blame police for his death. Authorities have stepped up security in advance of the World Cup.
Some of the guides have reportedly packed up to leave. Shaken by the deaths last week of 16 Sherpas, many don’t want to climb this year. Negotiators are headed to Everest’s base camp.
Divers have found no air pockets where passengers might have taken refuge. They have, however, retrieved more bodies. The number of confirmed deaths has topped 150. An equal number remain missing.