Christopher Dean Hopkins

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For May the 4th, Carrie Fisher of 'Star Wars' gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Thursday, May 04, 2023

The honor for the late actress, who played Princess Leia and many other roles in a lengthy career, was accepted by her daughter and fellow Star Wars actress Billie Lourd.


See this year's Nobel Prize-winning scientists swig bubbly and get cheered at work

Thursday, October 06, 2022

What do you do when you (or a colleague) wins a Nobel Prize for your scientific research? Party! Or at least that's what these honorees in medicine and chemistry did.


The NBA suspended the Suns' owner for abusive behavior. Some want him gone for good

Friday, September 16, 2022

Robert Sarver, the majority owner in Phoenix, faces increasing pressure from sponsors and members of his organization after a league investigation found he'd used racial slurs and demeaned employees.


A weeklong heat wave in California and other Western states will test the power grid

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

From Arizona to Washington state, forecasters warn of "possibly record breaking" heat with little relief overnight, lasting past Labor Day. California may need to ask residents to conserve power.


A tomato spill makes a major California highway a marinara mess

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

A truck hit the center divider on I-80 between San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif., Monday morning, slathering several lanes in quickly crushed tomatoes and forcing morning commuters to play ketchup.


Michigan shapes up as one of the next abortion battlefronts

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tells NPR that abortion-rights supporters are fighting on all fronts to keep a 1931 ban from going back into effect.


A small, growing group of survivors advises school leaders after mass shootings

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Frank DeAngelis was principal at Columbine High School in Colorado when 12 students and a teacher were killed there. He helps lead a group that offers aid and a sounding board after each fresh attack.


Vince McMahon steps down as WWE CEO while the company investigates alleged misconduct

Friday, June 17, 2022

Vince McMahon's daughter, Stephanie, will lead the wrestling company during the inquiry. McMahon, accused of paying $3 million to cover up an affair, still will control WWE's creative output.


A teacher who was at the Parkland shooting offers advice for the Uvalde survivors

Friday, June 03, 2022

Kim Krawczyk, a teacher who survived the Parkland, Fla., school shooting in 2018, shares advice for the community in Uvalde, Texas, after last week's mass shooting there.


The Warriors and Celtics bring contrasting strengths to a competitive NBA Finals

Thursday, June 02, 2022

The matchup between the Golden State's blistering offense and the Celtics' juggernaut defense begins tonight. It should be a close series between two teams that weren't expected to make it this far.


As senators seek common ground on guns, 'red flag' laws become a focus

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Early negotiations have found bipartisan support for incentivizing states to pass laws that let authorities seize guns from individuals found to be a danger to themselves or others.


After the Uvalde shooting, even parents can't enter Buffalo schools without notice

Thursday, May 26, 2022

The school district in Buffalo, N.Y., announced Wednesday it would keep all school doors locked during the school day, and bar all unannounced visits to its buildings, including by students' parents.


Monkeypox likely isn't much of a threat to the public, a White House official says

Monday, May 23, 2022

Raj Panjabi, who leads the White House pandemic office, says that cases seen in the U.S. so far haven't been severe, and that even in larger outbreaks in poorer countries, few people have died.


The military's UFO database now has info from about 400 reported incidents

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

That's up from 143 incidents in a report issued in 2021. Officials partly credited reducing stigma around the issue for the new reports, many of which are older and went unmentioned at the time.


One man stands between Europe and a ban on Russian oil: Hungary's Viktor Orban

Thursday, May 12, 2022

The move has to be adopted unanimously, and Hungary — with a state oil company dependent on Russian imports and a populist leader friendlier toward Putin than most — has refused to go along.


Americans got a bit happier last year, but they've still got nothing on the Finns

Friday, March 18, 2022

The latest World Happiness report finds Scandinavian countries once again dominating the top of the rankings, while the U.S. climbed from 19th to 16th.


Fox News countersues a voting machine maker, saying its damage estimate is inflated

Friday, March 18, 2022

Smartmatic says claims aired by the network contributed to losing $2.7 billion in business through 2025. In a new suit, Fox says that figure represents absurdly huge growth for the small business.


Education Department will provide grants for HBCUs targeted by bomb threats

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

NPR's Juana Summers speaks with Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona about grant funds the administration is making available for HBCUs that have recently experienced a bomb threat.


Some Health Care Workers Are Hesitant About Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

Friday, January 01, 2021

Dr. Nikhila Juvvadi, chief clinical officer at a Chicago hospital, says about 40 percent of the staff distrust the vaccines — in part because of deep-rooted cultural mistrust based on past abuses.


American With Coronavirus Dies At Hospital Near Center Of Epidemic

Saturday, February 08, 2020

The U.S. Embassy confirmed the 60-year-old's death in Wuhan, China. The death on Thursday was the first of an American from the virus.