Since Ferguson, A Rise In Charges Against Police Officers The numbers remain small, and hard to quantify, but prosecutors seem to be under pressure to charge police in on-duty shootings, and the "benefit of the doubt" they enjoyed seems to be eroding.
'We All Have To Do Something': Nina Jacobson On Diversifying Hollywood No one knows the struggles and successes of women in Hollywood better than Nina Jacobson, the producer of the <em>Hunger Games</em> movies. NPR catches up with one of the most powerful women in the business.
Fine Brine From Appalachia: The Fancy Mountain Salt That Chefs Prize An artisanal salt producer is processing brine from ancient ocean deposits below West Virgina's mountains. The company, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, ships to top chefs who value the salt's minerality.
Chicago Doctor Treated Syrian Refugees On Greek Island Of Lesbos NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Dr. Zaher Sahloul, head of the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation, who recently returned from the Greek island of Lesbos where he treated Syrian migrants.
Plunging Oil Prices Force Producers To Lay Off Skilled Workers Gasoline prices have been plunging this fall, which is great for consumers. But it has been very hard on oil producers, who have been laying off legions of skilled workers. To hang on to their key employees, some companies are offering unpaid sabbaticals or trimming pay across the board to reduce labor costs without layoffs. But for many employers, times are so hard that they have no choice but to keep cutting employee ranks.
Public Opinion Matches Partisan Divide Over U.S. Ground Troops In Syria After the Paris attacks, the debate over the use of U.S ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria has deepened. Polls indicate the politicians reflect a similar split in public opinion.
Brussels Reopens For Business Even As Authorities Extend Security Alert Schools and shops reopen in Brussels even as authorities extend a security alert until Monday. It was imposed following the attacks in Paris waged by extremists with ties to France and Belgium.
New York Police Heighten Security Ahead Of Thanksgiving Day Parade New York City officials say there could be a record turnout for the Thanksgiving Day parade. In addition to regular staples like The Rockettes, the NYPD will deploy its new critical response team.
Once Prone To Danger On The High Seas, New System Protects Alaska Fishermen When regulations were imposed to protect Alaska's fisheries it led to a dangerous race to catch fish as fast as possible. A new system to manage sustainable fishing is making the job safer.