NEWS

Amid an energy crisis, Germany turns to the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel
SCIENCE
Rob Schmitz | September 27, 2022
The chimney of the Evonik coal plant in Marl, Germany, on Sept. 13. This coal-fired power plant helps power a chemical park run by Evonik. The park employs more than 10,000 people and the plant, which was scheduled to shut down this year, will be open for at least another ...
Cuba remains in the dark after hurricane knocks out power grid
WORLD
The Associated Press | September 27, 2022
A couple walks down the middle of a street in the dark during a blackout in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Ramon Espinosa | AP Updated September 28, 2022 at 12:29 AM ET HAVANA — Cuba remained in the dark early Wednesday after Hurricane Ian knocked out its power ...
Facebook takes down Russian network impersonating European news outlets
POLITICS
Shannon Bond | September 27, 2022
Social media company Meta's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The Facebook parent company says it has removed a Russian network pushing a pro-Kremlin view of the war in Ukraine and a Chinese network targeting the U.S. midterm elections. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Facebook parent Meta says it has disrupted ...
The protests won’t lead to regime change, Iran’s foreign minister tells NPR
WORLD
Arezou Rezvani, Steve Inskeep | September 27, 2022
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian speaks with NPR in New York City on Monday. Sara Naomi Lewkowicz for NPR Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says he is telling Western diplomats that the protests in his country will not destabilize Iran. Protests erupted across dozens of cities in Iran in recent ...
At Freedom House, these Black men saved lives. Paramedics are book topic
NATIONAL
Bill O'Driscoll | September 27, 2022
A group shot of Freedom House paramedics. Heinz History Center PITTSBURGH, Pa. — John Moon stands on the 2000 block of Centre Avenue in Pittsburgh's Hill District. He's in front of a building that houses the Hill District Federal Credit Union, but he points to a plaque affixed to the ...
Floridians in the hurricane’s path don’t need to go far to get to safety, mayors say
NATIONAL
Rachel Treisman | September 27, 2022
People board up a restaurant in preparation for Hurricane Ian on Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Updated September 27, 2022 at 1:38 PM ET As Hurricane Ian barrels toward Florida, officials there are activating emergency plans and urging residents to evacuate from vulnerable areas. Ian ...
Montana health officials call for more oversight of nonprofit hospitals
HEALTH
Katheryn Houghton | September 27, 2022
Montana health officials are seeking to increase oversight of nonprofit hospitals amid debate about whether they pay their fair share. The proposal comes nine months after a KHN investigation found that some of Montana's wealthiest hospitals, such as the Billings Clinic, lag behind state and national averages in community giving. ...
Journalists are being trained to gather evidence of war crimes — starting in Ukraine
WORLD
Juana Summers, Kai McNamee, Patrick Jarenwattananon | September 27, 2022
A cemetery worker takes a rest from working on the graves of civilians killed in Bucha during the war with Russia, in the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, in April. Rodrigo Abd | AP Investigators appointed by the United Nations have confirmed that Russian armed forces have committed war crimes in ...
Latino superheroes are saving the day in Hollywood
ARTS
Mandalit del Barco | September 27, 2022
Leslie Grace (left), Antonio Banderas, Lynda Carter, Xochitl Gomez, Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), El Santo and Xolo Maridueña have played or are in production to play superheroes. Mike Gallegos for NPR Latinos are a big part of the U.S. box office, and during the pandemic, they helped keep ...