The Associated Press has won the political version of musical chairs, beating out Fox News, Bloomberg and National Public Radio to win the coveted front row, center seat of the White House briefing room left vacant by Helen Thomas' retirement in June, the White House Correspondents Association announced Sunday.
Every few years the buzz returns: Lauryn Hill is coming back.
Veteran broadcast journalist Daniel Schorr died at a Washington hospital Friday morning, according to National Public Radio. Schorr was 93.
The rise of Twitter and instant messaging has been good to bit.ly -- the URL-shortening service that has become a go-to tool for users across the web.
While efforts to mop oil off the surface of the Gulf of Mexico stretch into a fifth week, more potentially hazardous oil could be lurking below the surface in large oil plumes, scientists said Monday -- a previously unseen phenomenon they are eager to learn more about.
A sign of success at curtailing the disastrous Gulf Coast oil spill, as Pat St. Claire reports.
An event as big as a volcano that disrupts transportation around the globe might be expected to have its name added to the English lexicon, perhaps meaning "to cause widespread disruption," an English-language monitor said Tuesday.
Can you pronounce Eyjafjallajökull? Neither can the media. CNN's Jeanne Moos avoids volcanic name-dropping.
California is referred to as a bellwether, a state that produces social trends and political movements that spread throughout the country.
India is launching what could be its most ambitious national project next month when it will attempt to identify every member of its 1.2 billion population in a national survey.
It wasn't so long ago -- the mid-'90s, to be precise -- that NPR was not a place to be making jokes about the news.
The crop has been harvested, and Diane Irwin's secret technique paid off.
She's tells NPR she's trying to not be a crazed mother of the bride!
NPR's Daniel Zwerdling obtained a memo that criticizes Maj. Nidal Hasan's performance at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
A memo reportedly written two years ago by Maj. Nidal Hasan's supervisor at Walter Reed Army Medical Center says the accused Fort Hood shooter demonstrated "a pattern of poor judgment and a lack of professionalism" during his residency at the hospital.
Halfway through the first year of his historic administration, President Obama will give himself an early report card this weekend, assembling his Cabinet officials to review their performance and set new goals for the months ahead.
Iran's Judiciary spokesman Alireza Jamshidi said Monday that journalist Roxana Saberi's sentence was commuted as a gesture of "Islamic mercy" because she expressed regret and cooperated with authorities.
An Iranian court will hear the appeal Sunday of a U.S. journalist imprisoned in Iran, the woman's father told CNN on Saturday.
When I first heard of Justin.tv, I was insanely jealous. The idea was so brain-dead simple that a lot of people -- including me -- wondered how we hadn't come up with it first.
A U.S. journalist in Iran was sentenced to eight years in prison for espionage, her father, lawyer and news reports said Saturday -- a sentence that prompted denunciation from the United States.
A verdict against an American journalist facing espionage charges in Iran will be handed down in the next few weeks, the judiciary said Tuesday.
A trial date has not been set for an American journalist facing espionage charges in Iran, and her lawyer will argue Saturday that she be released on bail until the case goes to trial.
A freelance American journalist has been charged with spying in Iran, state media says. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Iranian authorities have charged detained American journalist Roxana Saberi with espionage, Iran's Press TV reported.
Welcome to my first mailbag. I've shortened and edited most of these questions for clarity, and I'm identifying the authors by initials or the screen names they used.
Several years ago, in honor of the new millennium, Playboy magazine asked musicians for lists of their top 10 songs of the previous 1,000 years.
Author Tom Moon has compiled a list of the "1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die: A Listener's Life List".
It feels a little bit right now like we are all in a suspended state.
CNN's Campbell Brown reports college students are having trouble getting loans they need to pay for their education.
TIME talks to the American humorist about the most literary band in America, why he advises investing $20,000 in mass transit and what Sarah Palin might mean for the future of politics
National Public Radio, already strong online with free downloads from many of its shows, is boosting its digital ambitions with Monday's introduction of social-networking features akin to Facebook
One of our favorite tabletop radios in recent years was the Boston Acoustics Recepter, which combined straightforward design with great sound. Flash forward a few years, and the Recepter's replacement is finally here.
Stock futures tumbled early Thursday, weighed by higher oil prices and lingering concerns about the financial sector.
Battered mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took yet another hit on Wednesday as concerns grew about a possible government bailout.
The shootout outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul which left six people dead was an "obvious act of terrorism," the U.S. ambassador to Turkey says.
A private meeting with victims of priest sex abuse is the surprise culmination of Benedict's effort to confront the scandal
Tom and Ray Magliozzi are not what you'd call an overnight success story. The two MIT-educated car mechanics first started offering car repair advice over the air on a local Boston station in 1977. A decade elapsed before National Public Radio picked the show up and distributed it on its national network. Since then Car Talk has gone on to become the most highly-rated and financially-successful program on public radio.
Those humor sites listing things favored by people of different races are funny all right - but if you're mixed they can cause an identity crisis
Chinese authorities have obstructed foreign journalists at least 30 times as they sought to cover unrest in Tibet and nearby provinces in recent days, an organization for international journalists in China said Tuesday.
Admitting that reporters care who wins is the best way to make political news trustworthy
As Max Robinson stood before a group of Howard University students and alumni in 1988, he implored them to never, ever lose their credibility and integrity because as a journalist, he said, "In the end, that's all you've got."
A radio documentarian wants to catalog people's lives simply by listening to them
The idea of intervening to modify the earth's climate is not a new one. As early as 1836, American meteorologist James Pollard Espy proposed enhancing precipitation by lighting huge fires, which earned him the nickname 'The Storm King'.
This must be some screenwriter's idea of a Halloween prank, setting the contract between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) to expire on October 31. But can anybody in Hollywood appreciate how frightening the situation that's now coming to a head really is?
Okay, all of the ballots are in for this week's influential National Public Radio college football poll ... well, actually, I'm the only one with a ballot in the NPR poll; everybody else at NPR has more important things to attend to ... and here's the news: the voters have decided to call off the poll for 2007. Instead, the official NPR poll has decided that any team that wants to can declare itself the national college football champion this year.
Black Sunday has come and gone, and Internet radio has managed to live and play for another day.
Well, yes, says John Cloud. But that doesn't mean a class action lawsuit against the dating website makes any sense
Internet radio broadcasts, jeopardized by a royalty payment ruling earlier this year, would get a reprieve under bipartisan legislation introduced in Congress.
Roger LaMay sees his radio station as a sunny alternative island standing out amid a gray ocean of mainstream pop music.
Many of you will remember that a few weeks ago, I celebrated the love so many Americans had bestowed on Barbaro, by sending a valentine to his parents and asking that readers submit their choices for names for his two full brothers. One is a yearling, the other will be foaled next month. Neither has been named, but Gretchen Jackson, the wonderful owner of Barbaro, has said that since the great horse was named after a foxhound in a painting, that she'd probably name the two brothers after other foxhounds in the same painting.
The dreaded April Fool's Day. For some it's no more than the occasional whoopee cushion or a prank phone call.
Former "Baywatch" star Brooke Burns, who broke her neck last month after diving into her backyard pool, credits a friend, a paramedic firefighter, with saving her life.
A top official at National Public Radio blamed a proposed $100 million federal budget cut for public broadcasting on "irresponsible" charges of political bias made by the head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting itself.
It is one of life's greatest mysteries: What ever happened to the other sock?
Although you wouldn't necessarily know it by the urgent tone of many fund-raising appeals, not all charities are in dire straits. The Salvation Army, for example, announced in January that Joan Kroc, widow of the founder of McDonald's, had bequeathed a whopping $1.5 billion to the nonprofit, or more than it raised from all private contributors last year.
Dutch health officials are considering guidelines doctors could follow for euthanizing terminally ill people "with no free will," including children, the severely mentally retarded and patients in irreversible comas.
Marian McPartland, the legendary jazz pianist and host of National Public Radio's "Piano Jazz," returns this year to the Monterey Jazz Festival. She'll perform, and she'll also join panel discussions with musicians such as Clark Terry and Bill Charlap and jazz enthusiast Clint Eastwood.
As with his presidency, while Bill Clinton's autobiography has generated widespread popular support, the reviews have not been as favorable.
And what about Bob Edwards?
Bob Edwards still isn't getting any sleep.
Over the thunder of the tanks Rush Limbaugh's voice is heard for an hour Monday through Friday in Baghdad.
As lawyers and court watchers have long suspected, the Supreme Court was ready to effectively overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion in 1992, but Justice Anthony M. Kennedy got cold feet, and the vote went the other way.
President Bush praised U.S. intelligence agencies Monday for their role in the capture of a key al Qaeda operative in Iraq.
The estate of McDonald's Corp. heiress Joan Kroc will donate more than $1.5 billion in cash to the Salvation Army, in one of the largest individual charitable gifts ever, the charity confirmed Tuesday
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Watching the national drama unfold in Russia, one question burns in TV viewers' minds: Why do Moscow correspondents say Mos-coe (as in "Roscoe") and not Mos-cow, as most Americans pronounce it? Nei...
Once when I was working on a story about a company facing a horrendous legal problem, I went to see the general counsel. I arrived on time for the interview, but he was nowhere to be found. When he...
Who do you trust: markets or governments? Regular readers will know that this columnist believes markets tend to produce the best results for the world's economic well-being. And in fact, recent ev...
One would not wish to overstate the significance of the event, but this year your servant got it right. On April 1 he listened to National Public Radio's All Things Considered feature and guessed c...
The best guitar sounds from Zaire, township rhythms from South Africa, and different musical styles from dozens of other African countries continue to land on U.S. shores. Music imports from that c...
As always happens during ''pledge week'' on public television, the latest round (mid-March) featured a certain amount of bitter back talk by your servant anytime the babbling pitchpersons came on-s...
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