Louisville Mayor Declares State Of Emergency Ahead of Breonna Taylor Announcement

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is poised to announce whether his office will bring charges against the police officers who shot and killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in March.

CDC’s Halloween Guidelines Warn Against Typical Trick-Or-Treating

Door-to-door trick-or-treating and crowded costume parties are out, and haunted forests and outdoor movie nights are in. "If screaming will likely occur, greater distancing is advised," the CDC says.

‘White House, Inc.’ Author: Trump’s Businesses Offer ‘A Million Potential Conflicts’

Dan Alexander of Forbes examines the president's sprawling business interests in a new book. He says Trump has broken a number of pledges he made about how he would conduct business while in office.

America’s 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths: Small Cities And Towns Bear A Growing Share

Early in the pandemic, most deaths occurred in large cities. But now, as COVID-19 spreads across the U.S., smaller communities are suffering many losses as well.

Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin Form NASCAR Team With Bubba Wallace Behind The Wheel

"The timing seemed perfect as NASCAR is evolving and embracing social change more and more," says Michael Jordan, the basketball icon and majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets NBA franchise said.

‘Enormous And Tragic’: U.S. Has Lost More Than 200,000 People To COVID-19

The U.S. death toll has doubled since May. Some experts predict it could nearly double again before 2020 ends. "We are experiencing a tremendous amount of unnecessary suffering," one researcher says.

Why It’s So Hard To Buy A New Refrigerator These Days

Some shoppers looking to buy new fridges, freezers or washers have been finding themselves out of luck. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a monkey wrench into both supply and demand.

Sen. Mitt Romney To Support A Vote On A SCOTUS Nominee

Sen. Mitt Romney said he would support a floor vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court, essentially clinching consideration of Trump's nominee this year despite the impending election.

Robert Graetz, Only White Pastor To Back Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dies At 92

Robert and his wife Jeannie Graetz faced bombs and KKK death threats for their role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, but their Black friends and neighbors protected them.

In ‘Can’t Even,’ Burnout Is Seen As A Societal Problem — One We Can’t Solve Alone

Burnout, Anne Helen Petersen argues, will end only with sweeping labor-policy changes — meaning it will only end when we "vote en masse to elect politicians who will agitate for [reform] tirelessly."

Effects Of Climate Change On Transportation Are Not Always Obvious, Immediate

Wildfire recently closed I-70 through Colorado for two weeks. It burned steep slopes above the highway, so future closures are likely due to rockfall and mudslides from climate change driven storms.

Republicans Will Attempt To Push Through A Supreme Court Nominee

NPR's Noel King talks to Steven Groves of the Heritage Foundation and former assistant to President Trump about the administration's strategy for picking the next Supreme Court justice.

For 38 Years, Dungeon Master Has Been Continually Playing ‘D&D’ Game

Robert Wardhaugh has been playing the same game of Dungeons and Dragons since 1982. It started with four players. Now there are 60 people, and they're on Zoom, Wardaugh tells CNN.

Office Chair Makers Swivel To Home Market

Big furniture companies have relied on a century-old model for selling desks and chairs. It doesn't work in the age of the home office.

Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Accidently Gives Away His Wedding Ring

Darius Leonard gave his gloves to a lucky fan at Lucas Oil Stadium after Sunday's game. The fan posted on Twitter about the wedding ring being inside a glove. Leonard replied, "I need that."

Examining The Ethics Involved When Distributing A COVID-19 Vaccine

When a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, who gets first dibs? Bioethicists say the focus should be on saving the lives of people most at risk. Frontline health workers go first, but the rest is trickier.

The United Nations Marks Its 75th Anniversary During The Pandemic

The United Nations General Assembly begins its annual meeting on Tuesday. A record 173 heads of state or government will address the meeting between now and Saturday — most virtually.

Member Of The Temptations, Bruce Williamson Jr., Dies At 49

The family of Bruce Williamson Jr., who was a former lead singer with the Temptations, died on Sept. 6 in Las Vegas of complications from COVID-19.

How A Perpetrator’s Race And Age Factor Into Who Is Executed

The federal death penalty process is considered the "gold standard" in the justice system but evidence suggests it's plagued by racial disparities and ineffective legal representation.

CDC Criticized For Posting COVID-19 Guidance And Then Withdrawing It

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published, then withdrew, guidance on aerosol spread of the coronavirus. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. Ali Khan, an ex-CDC official, about the action.

‘Conditional Citizens’ Examines What It Means To Be An American

Laila Lalami's new book is Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America. She says conditional citizens — of which she's one — are people sometimes embraced by America, other times rejected.

92nd Street Y Pivots From In-Person Events To Virtual Programs

The pandemic has made for a bleak outlook for the arts. Enter the 92nd Street Y in New York, which outlasted the depression, Sept. 11 attacks and is making changes to stay afloat during the pandemic.

What Can Social Media Do To Slowdown The Spread Of Misinformation

On social media, it's easy for rumors to go viral. One proposal to fix this is a "circuit breaker" for viral posts, modeled on how stock markets stop trading when shares are too volatile.

Experts Warn Britain Could See A Severe Uptick In Coronavirus Cases

The United Kingdom's top science adviser says, "The epidemic is doubling roughly every seven days" — warning of a dangerously high rate of new coronavirus cases.

Greek Island Caught In The Middle Of Dispute Over Energy Reserves

NATO allies Greece and Turkey are contesting offshore energy reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean. For weeks, warships patrolled near a tiny Greek island off the Turkish coast.

News Brief: Court Vacancy, COVID-19 Vaccine Ethics, U.N. General Assembly

Where things stand with the vacancy on the Supreme Court. When a coronavirus vaccine becomes available, who should get it first? And, world leaders will address the U.N. General Assembly virtually.

Step Aside Election 2000: This Year’s Election May Be The Most Litigated Yet

In 2000, lawyers and election officials endlessly examined and debated butterfly ballots and hanging chads. Now, the legal arguments are more complex and center on the rules governing mail-in voting.

Black Protest Leaders To White Allies: ‘It’s Our Turn To Lead Our Own Fight’

As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country, a lot of white people joined in to help the cause. In many cities Black leaders are being deliberate about the roles "white allies" play.

As U.S. Nears 200,000 Dead, Hospital Staff Reflect On Those Lost

Front-line workers in Houston, Seattle and New York City tell NPR about their experiences in hospitals over the last six months. "2020 can't keep going like this," one doctor says.

In A ‘Coast-To-Coast Roast,’ Colin Quinn Finds Humor In The State We’re In

As a veteran stand-up comedian, Quinn has spent decades on the road, performing in 47 out of the 50 states he now affectionately eviscerates in his new book, Overstated.

NFL Sees Spate Of Injuries. Is The Pandemic To Blame?

There were plenty of injuries in the second week of the NFL season. Delayed training camps and no preseason games due to the pandemic are among potential causes.

Former Senators On Filling Ginsburg’s Seat At The Supreme Court

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with former Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., about the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.