News: National

Detectives Just Used DNA To Solve A 1956 Double Homicide. They May Have Made History
Sharon Pruitt-Young | June 12, 2021
Clippings from the Great Falls Tribune were part of the Cascade County Sheriff's Office investigative file into the 1956 murders of Patricia Kalitzke and Lloyd Duane Bogle.Traci Rosenbaum | USA Today Network via Reuters Co. It was only three days into 1956 when three boys from Montana, out for a ...
Austin Police Arrest 1 Of 2 Suspects In Mass Shooting That Wounded 14
The Associated Press | June 12, 2021
Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon updates reporters on the attack in Austin, Texas, early Saturday.Austin Police Department via AP Updated June 12, 2021 at 7:31 PM ET AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police have arrested one suspect and are searching for another after a mass shooting on a crowded downtown Austin ...
Apple iPhones Can Soon Hold Your ID. Privacy Experts Are On Edge
Bobby Allyn | June 12, 2021
Apple announced this week at its Worldwide Developer Conference a new feature in its forthcoming operating system, iOS 15, that will digitize state-issued licenses and ID cards.Apple Buying a coffee and grabbing a train is already possible with an iPhone, but Apple wants to replace the physical wallet completely. To ...
It’s A First! NPR And Member Stations KCUR And WABE Win A Pulitzer Prize
Neda Ulaby | June 11, 2021
Allison Shelley | NPR NPR's first-ever Pulitzer occasioned a round of virtual Champagne corks popping and heartfelt cheers of congratulations across ... well, NPR's corner of cyberspace. "Congrats to the Pulitzer winners. So deserved!!!!!" wrote Nina Totenberg, who does not dole out exclamation points to just anyone. NPR's Pulitzer for ...
Darnella Frazier, Who Filmed George Floyd’s Murder, Wins An Honorary Pulitzer
Joe Hernandez | June 11, 2021
A police body camera image shows bystanders including Darnella Frazier (third from right filming) as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was recorded pressing his knee on George Floyd's neck in Minneapolis.Minneapolis Police Department via AP Updated June 11, 2021 at 4:05 PM ET Darnella Frazier, who was 17 when ...
3 Experts Have Resigned From An FDA Committee Over Alzheimer’s Drug Approval
Bill Chappell | June 11, 2021
Dr. Aaron Kesselheim (left), a professor at Harvard Medical School, at a documentary film screening in 2018 in Boston. He has resigned from a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel over the FDA's decision to approve an Alzheimer's drug.Scott Eisen | AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation Updated June 11, ...
Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman Will Throw The First Pitch At A Nationals Game
Bill Chappell | June 11, 2021
Eugene Goodman of the U.S. Capitol Police will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a June 18 Washington Nationals home game. He's seen here at the Senate carriage entrance of the Capitol.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, hailed as a ...
A Texas Bakery Got Hate Mail Over Pride Cookies. Then The Community Rallied Behind It
Rachel Treisman | June 11, 2021
An East Texas bakery initially faced backlash over its Pride Month-themed cookies, but is now selling out of its goods and gaining fans across the country. It's also receiving donations and passing them along to local charities.Jens Kalaene | dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images An East Texas bakery is being ...
How Role Models Like Rosa Parks Shaped A Distracted Kid Into A Leader
Jey Born | June 11, 2021
The late Rev. Farrell Duncombe (left) spoke with his friend Howard Robinson for a StoryCorps conversation in 2010 about how his role models helped shape him as a leader in his Alabama community.Elizabeth Straight for StoryCorps Growing up in Montgomery, Ala., in the 1950s, the Rev. Farrell Duncombe didn't necessarily ...