Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:23:00 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2016 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:23:00 -0400Nearly 500,000 dirty diesel vehicles could be taken off the roads under a settlement approved by a judge in the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal. VW has agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to resolve claims from consumers and the U.S. government. Customers will be compensated under a VW buyback program, and the company will also pay to offset the pollution caused by the rigged diesel vehicles.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:38:00 -0400Nearly half of American adults have been entered into law enforcement facial recognition databases, a new report shows. But problems with the accuracy of the technology could affect innocent people.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:37:00 -0400Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing shot and killed Sam DuBose in July 2015. Ten days after the shooting, Tensing was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:53:00 -0400She was once viewed as a rising star within the Democratic Party. In August, she was convicted on multiple counts after she leaked grand jury information about a rival, then lied about it under oath.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:20:00 -0400Syed's lawyers say he poses no threat of violence or flight. Syed is waiting for a new trial, after a judge agreed that an attorney mishandled his 2000 murder case — the topic of the hit podcast.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:25:00 -0400Donald Trump said it put "too much concentration of power in the hands of too few" and Tim Kaine called for "less concentration, especially in the media."
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:43:00 -0400Under threat of wage garnishes and tax liens, the California National Guard is pursuing bonuses it says it never should have paid.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400A new report from Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology says all it takes is a driver's license to be included in the searchable databases. Rachel Martin talks to co-author Alvaro Bedoya.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:07:00 -0400Many experts agree with an appeals court's decision last month that dreadlocks aren't a common racial characteristic. But left undecided: What's a common racial characteristic?
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400The strike of the SAG-AFTRA union went into effect Friday after failed negotiations between the union's voice actors and video game employers, particularly over compensation and secrecy.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:35:00 -0400The family of a Mexican teen slain by a U.S. Border Patrol agent is seeking the right to sue in U.S. courts, claiming the shooting violated his constitutional protections.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:58:00 -0400A federal judge said that Harold T. Martin III, who is accused of stealing classified government documents and property, "is a serious risk to the public" and presents a flight risk.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400Federal prosecutors allege a former contractor for the National Security Agency stole a massive amount of classified government material. The defendant appeared in court Friday.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400After the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles were unconstitutional, the Court ordered states to review the cases of prisoners given that sentence. We hear about one prisoner in that situation, Jennifer Pruit, and the connection she made with the judge that sentenced her.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400A former top staffer to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie testified in Federal court that she told Christie about planned lane closures on the George Washington Bridge weeks before it happened. Christie has long denied any involvement in the closures, which were designed to punish his political opponents.