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Pneumonia Forces Early End To Elton John Concert On His Farewell Tour

Sunday, February 16, 2020

The legendary showman didn't want to cancel his show in New Zealand despite a pneumonia diagnosis earlier in the day. "I played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more," he wrote.


Break-Ups And Throw-Ups: What It's Like To Work At A Restaurant On Valentine's Day

Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine's Day is one of the busiest days of the year for restaurant staff. They have some ... stories.


'Priceless' Bonsai Trees Stolen From Museum In Washington State

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, Wash., is asking for help in locating two stolen bonsai. Both "priceless treasures" have a rich history going back to the World War II era.


Val Demings Says House Impeachment Managers 'Made Our Case'

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Democratic Rep. Val Demings of Florida was one of the House impeachment managers in the Senate impeachment trial. She says Trump's impeachment was "totally worth it" despite the Senate's acquittal.


Climate And Floodwaters Are Top Of Mind For Some Iowa Voters

Monday, February 03, 2020

Davenport, Iowa, faced historic flooding last year that damaged much of the city's downtown riverfront. Business owners are concerned about future floods and how climate change plays a part.


Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant And Daughter Gianna Die In Helicopter Crash

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The NBA star who played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 seasons was killed Sunday in Southern California, along with eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter.


Sketch Artist Captures 'Something Unusual' At Senate Trial

Friday, January 24, 2020

Art Lien, a courtroom artist who normally covers the Supreme Court, has been sketching the Senate proceedings. "I'm looking for color," he says — such as sleeping senators and fidget spinners.


Iran Says It Shot Down Ukrainian Jetliner By Mistake

Friday, January 10, 2020

After initial denials, Iranian officials now say "missiles fired due to human error" caused the crash of the Ukrainian plane Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board.


Gov. Cuomo Calls New York Hanukkah Attack 'Act Of Domestic Terrorism'

Sunday, December 29, 2019

A man stabbed people celebrating Hanukkah at the home of a rabbi in Rockland County, a New York City suburb, on Saturday night. The incident comes amid a surge of anti-Semitic violence in the region.


Vehicle Bomb Kills At Least 79 In Somalia, Injures 149 Others

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Many of the victims were students. It's one of the deadliest attacks in Somalia in recent years. No one claimed responsibility but al-Shabab has carried out similar attacks in the past.


Eddie Murphy Brings Classic Characters Back To 'SNL'

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Eddie Murphy was back hosting Saturday Night Live after 35 years. He brought back some old favorites, with plenty of guest stars to boot.


Searchers Fail To Find Remaining Bodies As New Zealand Volcano Death Toll Rises To 16

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Monday's volcanic eruption killed at least 16 people, many of them tourists visiting White Island. Authorities have been trying to recover two more bodies, even under the threat of another eruption.


A New Way To Calculate Your Dog's Age

Saturday, December 07, 2019

The old way to think about your dog's "human age" — the age in actual years times seven — is wrong. Researchers looked at aging on the molecular level.


American Student Xiyue Wang Freed In U.S.-Iran Prisoner Swap

Saturday, December 07, 2019

The Princeton graduate student held by Iran for three years was released Saturday in exchange for Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani, who had been held in the United States.


The Death And Life Of Iran's Lake Urmia

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The massive lake has dried out because of water mismanagement. Photographer Maximilian Mann traveled to northwest Iran to document the disappearing body of water and the people who depend on it.


Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students

Sunday, November 10, 2019

With lockdown drills now commonplace in public schools, experts question if they're doing more harm than good. "We don't light a fire in the hallway to practice fire drills," one professor tells NPR.


Trump Says Islamic State Leader Was Killed In Special Operations Raid

Sunday, October 27, 2019

The president said the U.S. had been searching for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi for years. Capturing or killing Baghdadi has been "the top national security priority" of the administration, Trump said Sunday.


A Bull Has An Afternoon Out In Baltimore

Thursday, October 03, 2019

A bull had a field day in Baltimore on Wednesday, spending three hours on the loose before succumbing to tranquilizers. It's the third bull to escape this year in Baltimore.


British-Flagged Tanker Leaves Iranian Waters After 2 Months Of Detention

Friday, September 27, 2019

The Stena Impero had been detained by Iranian authorities since July over alleged maritime violations. The seizure was in apparent retaliation for the British seizure of an Iranian tanker.


Veterinarians Are Killing Themselves. An Online Group Is There To Listen And Help

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Veterinarians have suicide rates of more than double that of the general population. One group is building an online community to give advice and help out when stress adds up.