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10 Sailors Missing After U.S. Navy Destroyer Collides With Cargo Ship In Singapore

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 22:44:00 -0400

Another five sailors are injured after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker, east of Singapore, the Navy says.

PHOTOS: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Showcases Most Exotic, Rare, Expensive Cars

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:51:00 -0400

This year's Concours features 204 of the best cars that have ever been made. The 67th annual event caps off a week of intensive, obsessive car love in Monterey Peninsula, Calif.

In Illinois, This College Town Won't Be Eclipsed By August's Celestial Event

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:48:43 -0400

A town of 26,000 will more than double in size as the Great American Eclipse takes place in August. From the local state university to longtime bakery, people are getting ready for it to get dark.

Words You'll Hear: Eclipse Cheap Seats

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:12 -0400

A total eclipse sweeps the U.S. on Monday. But most will see a partial eclipse. The question is: Is an 80 or even a 90 percent eclipse worth it? Or should people make the extra effort to see totality?

'Blinded By The Light': Your Contributions To Our Solar Eclipse Soundtrack

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

While watching the total eclipse, folks might want to follow along with some toe-tapping music about the sun, stars and moon. We've got the playlist for the wondrous sky event.

Like The Flag, Confederate Monuments Have Been 'Severely Tainted'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

What most don't know is the reason why some of these monuments were erected in the first place: as a scare tactic. NPR's Dwane Brown speaks with University of Georgia history professor James Cobb.

Social Satirist Dick Gregory Was The 'First To Have A Crossover Market'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

Funny man George Wallace remembers how comedian and activist Dick Gregory opened the door for black comics to enter the mainstream. Gregory died Saturday at age 84.

'Y Is For Yesterday': Sue Grafton's Penultimate Mystery Series Novel

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

Sue Grafton's latest novel is the second to last in a series spanning A to Z and 35 years worth of best-selling murder mysteries featuring fictional female detective Kinsey Millhone.

Sierra Leone Latest: Landslides Death Toll Nears 500

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

After devastating landslides, local authorities are calling for more than 10,000 people to evacuate as more rainfall is expected.

Authorities Investigate Alcanar Site Where Terrorists Hatched Barcelona Plot

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

Police are investigating the roots of the plot for one of Spain's deadliest attacks in recent years. The terror cell was using a rented apartment in the small town of Alcanar as a base of operations.

How One Man Convinced 200 Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

One by one, Daryl Davis has befriended KKK members over the past 30 years. The more they got to know the African-American musician, the more they realized the Klan was not for them.

Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon And Titan Of Telethons, Dies At 91

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:24:00 -0400

Lewis, whose comedic duo with Dean Martin launched him to the peak of showbiz, starred and directed in dozens of films. He was perhaps just as famous for his charity work fighting muscular dystrophy.

Influential Republican Strategist Arthur J. Finkelstein Dies

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:10:22 -0400

The publicly low-key Finkelstein is credited with pioneering the use of aggressive ad campaigns, political action committees and turning the word "liberal" into a political pejorative.

Church Leaders In Philippines Condemn Bloody War On Drugs

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:18:56 -0400

Manila's cardinal and another senior cleric have harshly criticized what human rights groups call extrajudicial killings that have claimed more than 5,000 lives in the past 14 months.

Wreckage Of USS Indianapolis, Sunk By Japanese In WWII, Found In Pacific

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:43:33 -0400

The cruiser was returning from a secret mission to deliver atomic bomb components when she was sunk by a Japanese submarine. The ensuing loss of life is the large in the history of the U.S. Navy.