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Jury Awards Former Penn State Assistant Football Coach $7.3 Million

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:28:00 -0400

Mike McQueary testified in the defamation case that he had reported seeing another former coach, Jerry Sandusky, abusing a boy. McQueary says he was fired in retaliation for helping investigators.

Roommate Pleads Guilty In Rutgers Suicide Case

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:07:00 -0400

Dharun Ravi accepted a plea deal after courts overturned his original conviction. Tyler Clementi killed himself after secret video taken by Ravi of Clementi kissing a man was shown to other students.

Leaders Of Oregon Wildlife Refuge Standoff Acquitted

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:00:00 -0400

The jury found Ammon Bundy and six followers not guilty of illegally occupying a federal wildlife refuge earlier this year and not guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime.

Defendants In Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupation Found Not Guilty

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:42:00 -0400

Brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy still face charges stemming from an armed standoff in 2014 with federal agents at their father's ranch in Nevada.

Oregon Occupation Unites Native American Tribes To Save Their Land

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:00:00 -0400

As people wait for the verdict of the Ammon Bundy wildlife refuge trial, Native Americans are refocusing national attention on the ancestral rights their tribes hold to federal lands in the West.

Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:29:00 -0400

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

Colorado Votes On A Ballot Measure To Make It Harder To Pass Ballot Measures

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:19:00 -0400

Voters can amend their state's constitution: Think legalization of pot. But some Coloradans say citizen initiatives are out of control, and a well-funded push is underway to raise the bar.

Watch Shovels & Rope, The Lumineers And Bobby Rush Play 'Americana Alphabet'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:13:09 -0400

Dawes, Lydia Loveless and more also joined NPR's Ann Powers and Jewly Hight for intimate rounds of storytelling and music at Nashville's Union Station Hotel during AmericanaFest 2016.

'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:50:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

This Bird Can Remain Airborne For 10 Months Straight

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:38:00 -0400

These birds fly from Europe to sub-Saharan Africa, but they don't touch down on the continent. Researchers say new findings raise questions about "when and to what extent swifts need to sleep."

Obama Urges A Boost In IT Spending To Secure Federal Computers

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:14:00 -0400

Protecting decades-old systems from hackers is like "trying to put air bags into an old car," the government's chief information officer says. The administration proposes $3.1 billion in upgrades.

Police Evict Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:10:00 -0400

Police officers, some of them in riot gear, removed protesters who refused to leave private land in North Dakota where a pipeline is supposed to be built.

'Inferno' Stokes The Embers Of A Dying Franchise

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:00:22 -0400

After three adaptations, including The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, the lively heresies of Dan Brown's bestselling thrillers have sunk into timid incoherence.

'Gimme Danger': Finding Cool On The Brink Of Catastrophe

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0400

In Jim Jarmusch's jagged documentary, Iggy Pop reflects on the necessary recklessness that made The Stooges punk legends.

Chronicle of Philanthropy List Reveals Striking Change In Charity Landscape

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:41 -0400

Each year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes a list of the biggest charities in the U.S. This year, there has been a change in the No. 1 spot that philanthropy watchers call "stunning."