Police near Nashville spent the night raking the city with dogs and helicopters in search for 32 teens who escaped from a detention center in Bordeaux, Tenn.
Blake Farmer of NPR member station WPLN tells our Newscast unit that 17 of them are still on the loose. Blake sent this report:
Got the flu? Or a new baby? Perhaps a little one with chicken pox? In most countries, your employer must pay your wages if you stay home sick or to care for others. Not in America.
But a growing grass-roots movement aims to change that — starting with paid sick leave.
Already the movement has met some success. This past weekend, California became the second state in the country to mandate sick leave for employees.
The United States conducted airstrikes in Somalia late Monday, targeting the leadership of the al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab.
Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 7:10 am
Arthur Andersen is back. Or at least the old accounting firm's name will be, for the first time since its association with accounting scandals at Enron more than a decade ago.
The firm was criminally convicted — a decision that was later overturned, although that came too late to save the company.
As of Monday, a company called WTAS, is adopting the Andersen name and in doing so, hopes clients will have forgotten the bad associations.
'That Was The End'
Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 5:07 am
Detroit's historic bankruptcy case is entering the home stretch. The crucial, final trial phase begins Tuesday in a Detroit courtroom.
The trial will decide the fate of a plan to wipe out billions of dollars in debt, and help Detroit emerge from bankruptcy a new, revitalized city.
This trial is a big deal, but don't expect anything with lots of courtroom drama. For one thing, it's federal bankruptcy court — and there's no jury.
As U.S. and NATO troops draw down in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters are growing bolder. They have been massing in larger and larger numbers and taking on Afghan forces across the country.
NPR producer Sultan Faizy and I spent a recent day making calls to ordinary Afghan citizens in some of the country's hot spots.
Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 7:24 am
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor this week begins working at the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co.
Cantor will serve as vice chairman and managing director, and will also be elected to the firm's board of directors.
Cantor, 51, and firm founder Ken Moelis announced the decision in a joint interview on Monday.
Each month, we listen to hundreds of new electronic music tracks, test the standouts on loud speakers and highlight the best of the best in a 30-minute mix.
You can stream this month's mix here or through NPR Music's SoundCloud account. If you'd rather just hear each song individually, check out the playlist below.