Pyongyang says its launch is for an “observation satellite,” but many nations view the launch as a concealed long-range missile test. So far, there has been no damage to boats or planes in the area.
Israel has made a deal to create an area at Judaism’s holiest site where women and men can pray together. But some say creating a government-supported egalitarian prayer space undermines unity.
NPR’s Ina Jaffe talks with Scott Simon about the struggle to find the right words to describe older people. Longevity and lifestyles have changed and the language hasn’t kept up.
Scott Simon notes an item from the week in which a present-day mouse found its way into a mousetrap so old it’s a museum item.
Scott Simon previews Super Bowl 50 with NPR’s Tom Goldman.
The Obama administration is planning to sharply increase spending on U.S. forces in Europe to train near NATO’s eastern edge. Russia’s neighbors are pleased.
An update on convicted murderer Adnan Syed, whose case profiled in the “Serial” podcast. He is seeking a new trial.
Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican Caucuses on a platform that included opposing ethanol, a key Iowa industry. Does this mean future presidential candidates won’t have to support the corn fuel?
Scott Simon announces a leave of absence to collaborate on a book with Tony Bennett.
A series of fake campaign posters locking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was just supposed to be funny, said the meme’s creator. Except a lot of people thought it was sexist.
The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network “to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits.”
Most health officials say the small amounts of benzene and other components of the natural gas still leaking in Southern California are probably not a health threat. Still, some parents worry.
New Hampshire has a reputation for strong voter participation and independents. It’s really easy to get on the ballot, and it has had a better track record of picking GOP nominees in recent years.
Rescue efforts continue in the city of Tainan, where a magnitude 6.4 quake struck early Saturday. News services report two of the dead are a baby and an adult man. Some 120,000 are without power.
A federal court recently gave strict rulings against police use of Taser guns in five Southeastern states. But court rulings usually aren’t this specific, and some experts see this as a problem.