Coast Guard searches for 38 people missing in a suspected human smuggling operation
Rina Torchinsky | January 25, 2022
U.S. Coast Guard Captain Jo-Ann Burdian, speaking at a news conference on Wednesday in Miami Beach, Fla., details the search for dozens of missing people from a boat that capsized after leaving the Bahamas.Marta Lavandier | AP Updated January 26, 2022 at 2:10 PM ET After recovering one body, rescue ...
Testimony begins in the dueling defamation suits over Roy Moore molestation claims
The Associated Press | January 25, 2022
Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, right, and his attorney Julian McPhillips, left, leave the courtroom in Montgomery, Ala., on Monday following jury selection. Moore and Leigh Corfman, who accused him of sexual assault, are suing each other for defamation.Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser | via AP MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Dueling ...
Lawsuit alleging oil companies misled public about climate change moves forward
Rebecca Hersher | January 25, 2022
A road collapsed onto train tracks in Baltimore, Md. in 2014 after heavy rain. The city is facing millions of dollars in infrastructure upgrades to cope with the effects of climate change.AP A federal appeals court in Virginia heard a landmark case Tuesday that seeks to hold major fossil fuel ...
3 Baltimore firefighters have died after getting trapped in a collapsed rowhome
Joe Hernandez | January 25, 2022
Firefighters stand near an ambulance after a firefighter who died while battling a two-alarm fire in a vacant row home was pulled from the collapsed building in Baltimore on Monday. Officials said three firefighters died during the blaze.Julio Cortez | AP Three Baltimore firefighters are dead and a fourth is ...
Hospitals use a lottery to allocate scarce COVID drugs for the immunocompromised
Pien Huang | January 25, 2022
Evusheld is a treatment authorized for prevention of COVID-19 in people who are seriously immunocompromised or who have had serious adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines.Peter Bostrom/AstraZeneca Dr. Vivian Cheung takes steroids to manage a rare genetic disease. The drugs suppress her immune system, which puts her at high risk of ...
Readers’ global wishes for 2022: More kindness, more nature … and kitties!
Suzette Lohmeyer | January 25, 2022
Dola Sun for NPR Star light, star bright, the world could really use a wish or two granted tonight. Earlier this month, we asked: What could the world achieve this year if we had a limitless budget and full support from our political leaders? Global thinkers — including Nobel Peace ...
Bobbe ‘Beegie’ Long Adair, a formative center of Nashville’s jazz scene, dies at 84
Ron Wynn | January 25, 2022
Courtesy of the artist's representative Pianist and bandleader Bobbe "Beegie" Long Adair's impact and influence extended across the entire Nashville music community, but it particularly resonated among jazz fans and players there. Adair, who died in her Franklin, Tenn. home on Sunday at 84, was a master of melodic interpretation ...
A Black man jailed instead of a white male felon with a similar name is suing police
Deepa Shivaram | January 25, 2022
Shane Lee Brown (left) spent six days in jail after police departments in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nev., confused him with Shane Neal Brown, an older white man and a felon.AP Shane Lee Brown is suing the police departments in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nev., and several officers after they ...
Shark bites surged in 2021, rebounding from a drop earlier in the pandemic
Joe Hernandez | January 25, 2022
A man enters the water next to a sign warning on the danger of shark attacks at the L'Etang-Salé beach, on the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion in 2019.Richard Bouhet | AFP via Getty Images The number of shark bites worldwide ebbed during the first part of the pandemic, ...
Want to understand the U.S.? This historian says the South holds the key
Dave Davies | January 25, 2022
Imani Perry speaks at the Brooklyn Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York, on Jan. 17.Astrid Stawiarz | Getty Images for Brooklyn Academy of Music Author Imani Perry says if you really want to know the United States, you must first understand ...