Category Archives: News from NPR
An appeals court reduced the sentence of former Korean Air executive Heather Cho. She demanded that a plane return to the gate because her macadamia nuts weren’t served in a manner to her liking.
Steve Cook, who heads the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association, tells NPR that soldiers returning from World War II formed biker gangs, which became infamous during a 1947 riot.
Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton charge hundreds of thousands of dollars to talk to banks, universities and other groups, and give the proceeds to the family’s philanthropic foundation.
Prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby said at a news conference that the officers will be arraigned July 2. The charges against them are mostly similar to those announced May 1.
Officials say the skills are tested by other tasks, like turning a car around. As of yet, using backup cameras on a driving test isn’t allowed.
An NPR analysis of equipment given to police agencies by the Pentagon since 2006 — 84,258 assault rifles, 951 armored vehicles, for example — found a vast majority of it would fall outside the ban.
Robert Gates, a former CIA director and former defense secretary, told the organization, “We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be.”
Prosecutors say clerics accused the couple of burning a page of the Quran and helped incite a mob to incinerate them in a brick kiln.
Douglas Mark Hughes faces up to 9 1/2 years in prison. He was arrested after his April 15 flight from Gettysburg, Pa., to Washington, and has been under house arrest since then.
Also on the list of 6,500 new Scrabble words: aji (the pepper), coqui (the frog) and the more old-fashioned ixnay and zowee. Or you could just say yeesh — if you’ve got the right tiles.