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Wes Craven, Master Horror Movie Director, Dies At 76

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The legendary director of Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream has died. His films, which often mixed slasher gore with wry humor, helped reinvent the horror genre.


Broadway's First Black Jean ValJean Dies At 21

Saturday, August 29, 2015

When he debuted earlier this summer, Kyle Jean-Baptiste was also the youngest person ever to play the lead character in Les Miserables on Broadway. He died in an accident Saturday.


Giant Panda At National Zoo Gives Birth To Two Live Cubs

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Mei Xiang, the female giant panda at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., went into labor on Saturday and gave birth to a cub. Hours later, a second cub was born.


Jason Day Wins PGA Championship, Sets Major Record

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Day beat Jordan Spieth by three shots, winning his first major title and becoming the first player to finish at 20 under par in a major. The previous record, 19 under, was set by Tiger Woods in 2000.


Undoing A Permanent 'Oops': Colombian Scholars Tackle Tattoo Typos

Thursday, August 06, 2015

This year's Festival of the Word in Bogota will feature the usual authors and linguists — plus a professional tattoo artist. Some visitors can have spelling errors inked into their skin fixed, free.


Texas Attorney General Indicted On Felony Charges, 'New York Times' Reports

Saturday, August 01, 2015

State attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted on three counts of securities fraud, according to the Times, and is expected to turn himself in to authorities on Monday.


Fiat Chrysler Hit With Record $105 Million Fine Over Safety Recalls

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The automaker admits it failed to promptly and effectively recall vehicles with defects, including ones that could cause drivers to lose control. The company will also buy back some cars from owners.


U.S. Women Win World Cup Final 5-2, After Spectacular Start

Sunday, July 05, 2015

In the first five minutes, Carli Lloyd scored two swift goals. Lauren Holiday brought the score up to 3, and then Lloyd scored from midfield for a hat trick. The team led 4-0 after just 15 minutes.


#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Friday, July 03, 2015

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.


Nearly 500 Burned In Taiwan As Fire Erupts In Water Park

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The blaze started during a musical performance, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports, after colored powder shot out from the stage over the audience — and ignited.


U.S. Airstrikes In Libya Kill Algerian Militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Belmokhtar, a leader of al-Qaida's arm in North Africa, masterminded the 2013 attack on an Algerian gas plant in which 38 foreign hostages were killed.


'Fun Home,' 'Curious Incident' Take Home Top Tony Awards

Sunday, June 07, 2015

The awards for best musical and best play went to two shows based on books, each of which once seemed like an improbable adaptation.

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After 37 Years, A Triple Crown Winner At Last: American Pharoah Sweeps The Races

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The colt ran to victory in the Belmont Stakes Saturday, after winning the Derby and the Preakness. He's the first horse since 1978 to achieve what some call the most difficult feat in sports.


John Kerry Breaks Leg In Bicycle Accident Outside Geneva

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The secretary of state is calling off the rest of his four-nation diplomatic trip after being injured in a bike crash near Sconzier, France. He is in stable condition, a spokesman says.


Amtrak To Restore Service Between Philadelphia And New York

Sunday, May 17, 2015

That portion of the Northeast Corridor — the nation's busiest railroad — was shut down while the train service investigated Tuesday's fatal derailment. It will reopen early Monday.


American Pharoah Wins Preakness Stakes, Has Shot At Triple Crown

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday's race at Pimlico Race Course — the second leg of the Triple Crown — was drenched by a driving rain. American Pharoah powered through the mud to win by seven lengths.


2 Armed Men Killed After Shooting Outside Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The men opened fire on a security officer outside an anti-Islamist cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. They were subsequently shot and killed by police, authorities say.


American Pharoah Wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The Bob Baffert-trained horse, ridden by Victor Espinoza, was the favorite heading into the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.


Jordan Spieth, 21, Cruises To Masters Victory, 18 Under Par

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spieth was in the lead after every round in the tournament — a feat last achieved in 1976. His score tied with the record set by Tiger Woods in 1997.


Connecticut, Notre Dame Will Meet In Women's Championship Game

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Basketball powerhouse UConn has a chance at their 10th title after beating Maryland 81-58. They'll meet Notre Dame, who defeated South Carolina by one point earlier Sunday, in Tuesday's finals.