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During his career, he played for Glen Miller and the Beach Boys among others. From the Greatest Generation to the Baby Boomers, Tanner's music spanned the ages.
Skies in many parts of Asia will be lit up with fireworks to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Sunday marks the start of the Year of the Snake. Luxury brands are determined to make the New Year a prosperous one by offering all kinds of serpentine items.
A manhunt is underway in Southern California for a former LAPD officer considered armed and extremely dangerous. Christopher Dorner is suspected of killing three people. Dorner was fired from the force in 2008 and vowed revenge.
A storm poised to dump up to 2 feet of snow from New York City to Boston and beyond beginning Friday could be one for the record books. Residents scurried to stock up on food and water and road crews readied salt and sand.
For the first time, electricity production from Spanish wind mills topped that of nuclear, coal and solar. Spain's location in the south of Europe means it's endowed with lots of sunshine and clear windy skies — which it's put to use becoming a leader in renewable energy.
In Los Angeles, Roman Catholic parishioners are still coming to terms with the release of thousands of pages of church documents detailing clergy sex abuse. The newly public files also reveal how former Archbishop Roger Mahony and other leaders acted to shield accused priests, in some cases assigning them to other states to avoid police.
A conservative public interest group is protesting a deal between New Hampshire and the U.S. Justice Department that would remove the state from special federal oversight. Justice Department officials say the deal is evidence the voting rights laws under Supreme Court challenge work. Conservatives say it's a ploy.
Boeing engineers in the Pacific Northwest are voting on whether to authorize a strike. The labor dispute is playing out against a dramatic backdrop. The engineers are needed now more than ever to help fix the batteries on Boeing's flagship 787 Dreamliner.
The movie stars Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum. Our critic reviews Side Effects, which director Steven Soderbergh says might be his last.
NPR Morning Edition - Fri, 02/08/2013 - 01:35
At its closest approach, the office building-sized asteroid will be only about 17,200 miles above the surface of our planet. That's far nearer to us than the moon, and even closer than some weather and communications satellites. Some people think this near miss should serve as a wake-up call.
NPR Morning Edition - Fri, 02/08/2013 - 01:33
Congress likes to say it doesn't do earmarks anymore. And while that may be true, it's also a fact that targeted provisions are still useful in moving legislation — even critical legislation like the bill that pulled Washington back from the fiscal cliff last month.
NPR Morning Edition - Fri, 02/08/2013 - 01:29
Houses of worship are still trying to recover from the damage done by the superstorm last fall. The government has encouraged them to apply for aid, but it's not clear whether they'll qualify. For some, even disaster relief would break down the boundary between "church and state."
NPR Morning Edition - Fri, 02/08/2013 - 01:23
The legendary rapper is responsible for some of Latin hip-hop's most danceable music. His lyrics also advocate for the Puerto Rican independence movement.
NPR Morning Edition - Fri, 02/08/2013 - 01:21
Robert Kennedy's 50-mile hike in freezing weather — prompted by a joke his brother President John F. Kennedy made — kicked off the nation's walking and hiking craze. To honor the anniversary of the walk, a group of people plan to follow in his footsteps.
NPR Morning Edition - Fri, 02/08/2013 - 01:20
A gang rape case in India's capital has attracted international attention. But sexual assaults are a nationwide problem, and authorities are often dismissive of victims, particularly in rural areas. One woman tells her story.
NPR Morning Edition - Fri, 02/08/2013 - 01:17
The nominees may seem to reflect our era of infinite playlists, but where the Grammys are concerned, some surprisingly traditional ideas still endure.
NPR Morning Edition - Fri, 02/08/2013 - 01:14
The government is considering adopting a national happiness index. But how do you measure happiness?
NPR Morning Edition - Fri, 02/08/2013 - 00:35
When she was younger, Myra didn't realize her mom, Bonnie Brown, was "different" than most. Her mother's intellectual disability was only something she realized later when her mother told her, "I know I am not like your friends' mothers, but I'm doing the best I can."
NPR Morning Edition - Thu, 02/07/2013 - 05:30
Corporations pay millions to have their products turn up in the hands of famous people. But cellphone makers were not thrilled when a photo showed a smartphone on a table next to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. This set off fevered speculation about which brand it was.
NPR Morning Edition - Thu, 02/07/2013 - 05:21
In China this weekend, 200 million people are traveling home for the Chinese New Year. For some, this means entire days on standing-room only trains. One gadget being sold to travelers is a padded metal pole. It's to lean your head on, so you don't fall when you doze off.