Steve Mullis

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#NPRreads: Rube Goldberg Machine's Dark Origins And Spalding Gray's Last Days

Friday, April 24, 2015

#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer ...


#NPRreads: From Supreme Court Justice To The Notorious R.B.G.

Friday, March 20, 2015

#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer ...


Suspect In Copenhagen Attacks Killed, Police Say

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Updated at 4 a.m. ET

Police in Copenhagen believe they killed the man behind two attacks that killed two people, one at cafe and another outside of a synagogue.

As we reported earlier, a gunman sprayed bullets at about 4 p.m. into a cafe Saturday, where Swedish artist


More Than Two Dozen Killed In Riot At Egyptian Soccer Match

Sunday, February 08, 2015

A riot outside of a major soccer match broke out in Egypt Sunday night. Authorities said the stampede and fighting between fans and police killed at least 25 people.

The riot comes just three years after similar violence left more than 70 people dead in 2012.

The stampede occurred ...


Egypt Frees One Of Three Jailed Al Jazeera Journalists

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is being released and deported from Egypt.

The Associated Press is reporting that Greste's release follows a presidential "approval" and was coordinated with the Australian Embassy in Cairo. The AP says Greste is on his way to the Cairo airport to leave the country.

Greste ...


Inventor Ralph Baer, The 'Father Of Video Games,' Dies At 92

Monday, December 08, 2014

Ralph H. Baer, the man widely acknowledged as the "father of home video games" for his pioneering work in electronics and television engineering, died on Saturday at his home in Manchester, N.H. He was 92.

Video games have become a ubiquitous, billion-dollar industry that has in recent years surpassed ...


Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Resigns

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown nearly four months ago, is resigning, according to his attorney.

Wilson's resignation was announced Saturday by Neil Bruntrager, who says his client's resignation is effective immediately. Wilson had been on administrative leave since Aug. 9.

In his ...


Fans And Colleagues Remember 'Car Talk' Host Tom Magliozzi

Monday, November 03, 2014

Note: A letter from Ray Magliozzi on the passing of his brother asked that fans make a donation to their favorite public radio station in Tom's memory. That note was later appended to encourage people also to donate to the Alzheimer's Association.

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After Pulling Ads, Intel Tries To Stay Out Of #Gamergate Debate

Saturday, October 04, 2014

In the latest sortie in the #Gamergate debate – a complicated and confusing battle over ethics and misogyny in the video game industry – Intel, one of the world's largest chip makers, is facing backlash after pulling an advertising campaign from a gaming site.

On Wednesday, Intel pulled an ...


NFL Players Association Files Appeal Of Ray Rice Suspension

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The NFL Players Association formally filed an appeal of the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice on Tuesday evening. They have also asked that the appeal be taken out of the hands of Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff.

"This action taken by our union is to protect the due process ...


With Minecraft, Microsoft Buys A Doorway To Millions Of Players

Monday, September 15, 2014

The video game world saw a massive acquisition Monday when Microsoft confirmed it was buying Mojang, the company behind the immense world-building game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion.

Now let's be clear: While the ink on the deal might say Microsoft bought Mojang, they really just bought the game franchise Minecraft. ...


Acclaimed British Actor Richard Attenborough Dies At 90

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The British actor and film director Richard Attenborough died Sunday, his son told BBC News. He was 90.

Lord Attenborough forged a lengthy acting career in such films as Brighton Rock and The Great Escape. As a director, Attenborough was known for A Bridge Too Far and Gandhi, for which ...


Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

Saturday, August 23, 2014

President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supply local law enforcement agencies with military weapons and equipment after concerns over how the police handled unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

A senior Obama administration official says the president "whether ...


Report: Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Shot At Least 6 Times

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A preliminary private autopsy performed by Dr. Michael Baden shows that Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, reports the New York Times.

The Times has more:

One ...


Vigils In Ferguson And Nationwide Stay Calm, But Message Remains

Thursday, August 14, 2014

After four nights of tense clashes with police and several high-profile arrests, protests appeared to calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday night.

Earlier it was announced that the Missouri Highway Patrol would take over policing of the St. Louis suburb, where protesters have clashed with local authorities since a ...


Robin Williams, An Avid Gamer, To Be Remembered In World Of Warcraft

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Robin Williams, the late comedic actor who died earlier this week, was well-known for his offbeat characters and devotion to acting on stage, screen and TV. But to the video game community, he was also known as an obsessive fan and shameless advocate of video games.

Among the ...


Congress Approves $16.3 Billion VA Health Care Bill

Thursday, July 31, 2014

With a 91-3 vote in the Senate Thursday, Congress has passed a massive $16.3 billion bill to address problems with health care for veterans and other problems with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The bill now moves forward to the White House for President Obama's signature. The House voted overwhelmingly ...


Gaza Conflict: What To Know For Friday

Friday, July 25, 2014

Updated at 5:35 p.m. ET.

As the conflict between Israel and Gaza approaches the three-week mark, the fighting seems to have only intensified. At least 119 Palestinians were killed Thursday, making it the bloodiest day of the war.

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo and has handed ...


Some Airlines Say They Are Avoiding Ukrainian Airspace

Thursday, July 17, 2014

We are following the news of a Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine with 298 passengers and crew onboard, and some airlines are now operating over the area with added caution.

U.S. officials told NPR that they believe the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, ...


Germany Wins World Cup Over Argentina With Late-Game Goal

Sunday, July 13, 2014

In a tense match that saw a lot of action but no score for more than 90 minutes of play, Germany was finally victorious over Argentina to take home the 2014 World Cup title on Sunday with a 1-0 win.

In a game that at times seemed more like a ...