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Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

Barber shops and other businesses will remain closed in Chicago while many stores elsewhere in Illinois reopen on Friday. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption toggle caption Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Barber shops and other businesses will remain closed in Chicago while many stores elsewhere in Illinois reopen on Friday. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Illinois is joining many […]

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In Settlement, Facebook To Pay $52 Million To Content Moderators With PTSD : NPR

Facebook will pay $52 million to thousands of contract workers who viewed and removed graphic and disturbing posts on the social media platform, lawyers for the company said in a new legal filing. Ben Margot/AP hide caption toggle caption Ben Margot/AP Facebook will pay $52 million to thousands of contract workers who viewed and removed […]

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Couple Ask Doctor To Write Boy Or Girl Inside An Envelope : NPR

Until a few weeks ago, Will Thompson was running audiovisual services for big tech industry conferences. Courtesy of Will Thompson hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Will Thompson Will Thompson and his wife Annie are expecting their first child this fall. But because of restrictions at local hospitals, Thompson has not been able to accompany […]

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Storm Shelters Still A Safe Bet During Storms, Officials Say : NPR

A screen grab from the NOAA web site shows where tornadoes could hit on Sunday. Most Shelters in Alabama and Mississippi will remain open despite concerns over the coronavirus. NOAA hide caption toggle caption NOAA A screen grab from the NOAA web site shows where tornadoes could hit on Sunday. Most Shelters in Alabama and […]

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Rescue Bill Would Extend Unemployment Benefits To Gig Workers : NPR

The economic rescue package passed by the Senate this week would let gig workers and other self-employed people seek unemployment benefits they wouldn’t normally qualify for. John Minchillo/AP hide caption toggle caption John Minchillo/AP The economic rescue package passed by the Senate this week would let gig workers and other self-employed people seek unemployment benefits […]

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‘Namaste Trump!’ India Greets U.S. Leader With Epic Party — And Modest Policy Aims : NPR

Students in Mumbai draw the likenesses of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Trump, ahead of the U.S. president’s visit to India on Monday. Indranil Mukherjee/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Indranil Mukherjee/AFP via Getty Images Students in Mumbai draw the likenesses of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Trump, ahead […]

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Obama Portraits Will Go On Tour In 2021 : NPR

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama stand next to their newly unveiled portraits during a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery on Feb. 12, 2018. The portraits are set to go on a yearlong tour to five cities in June of 2021. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mark […]

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Democrats Set To Continue Their Case For Removing Trump From Office : NPR

An artist sketch depicts impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., presenting an argument in the impeachment trial of President Trump in the Senate chamber on Wednesday. Schiff and the other managers will continue their opening arguments on Thursday. Dana Verkouteren via AP hide caption toggle caption Dana Verkouteren via AP An artist sketch depicts impeachment […]

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CES 2020 Brings Toilet Paper Delivery Robots And Hopes For 5G Networks : NPR

Lovot companion robots by Groove X wander at CES, the consumer electronics show, in Las Vegas. Steve Marcus/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Steve Marcus/Reuters Lovot companion robots by Groove X wander at CES, the consumer electronics show, in Las Vegas. Steve Marcus/Reuters Flying cars, big-screen TVs that rotate vertically to better show your mobile videos, […]

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‘Catastrophic’ Wildfires Continue To Rage Across Australia : NPR

Rural Fire Service officers engage in property protection of a number of homes along the Old Hume Highway near the town of Tahmoor, New South Wales, as the Green Wattle Creek Fire threatens a number of communities in the southwest of Sydney. Dean Lewins/AP hide caption toggle caption Dean Lewins/AP Rural Fire Service officers engage […]

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