NPR News http://northernpublicradio.org en Damage Reported in 5.1-Magnitude Quake Near Los Angeles http://northernpublicradio.org/post/damage-reported-51-magnitude-quake-near-los-angeles <p></p><p>An earthquake shook part of Southern California Friday night, breaking water pipes and rattling nerves with aftershocks that went on into the night. The 5.1-magnitude quake hit at a shallow depth about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles.</p><p>While the quake didn't inflict severe damage in the area around its epicenter, it caused many problems, from water main breaks to a rockslide. Thousands of people felt its effects; there haven't been reports of serious injuries.</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:48:22 +0000 NPR News 45228 at http://northernpublicradio.org Damage Reported in 5.1-Magnitude Quake Near Los Angeles Carl Kasell To Retire From 'Wait, Wait...' http://northernpublicradio.org/post/carl-kasell-retire-wait-wait <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 74.234375px; margin-bottom: 1.3em; margin-left: auto; padding: 0px 15px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.6rem; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: baseline; float: none; position: static; min-height: 1px; width: 690px; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); max-width: 690px;">Carl Kasell&nbsp;is retiring from "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" and moves into his new role as Scorekeeper Emeritus of the NPR news quiz.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 74.234375px; margin-bottom: 1.3em; margin-left: auto; padding: 0px 15px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.6rem; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: baseline; float: none; position: static; min-height: 1px; width: 690px; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); max-width: 690px;">&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:15:44 +0000 Susan Stephens & NPR News 43968 at http://northernpublicradio.org Carl Kasell To Retire From 'Wait, Wait...' President Calls For 'Year Of Action' http://northernpublicradio.org/post/president-calls-year-action <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.6rem; line-height: 1.5;">With the country slowly digging itself out of recession, some of his legislative priorities buried under Washington's partisanship and his approval ratings at some of their lowest levels, President Obama called for "a year of action" during his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:12:12 +0000 NPR News & Eyder Peralta 42380 at http://northernpublicradio.org President Calls For 'Year Of Action' $1.1 Trillion Budget Fix Passes Senate http://northernpublicradio.org/post/11-trillion-budget-fix-passes-senate <p>The U.S. Senate easily passed the massive budget bill today, sending the plan on to President Obama. The $1.1 trillion dollar bill funds the government through September.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:40:20 +0000 NPR News 41866 at http://northernpublicradio.org $1.1 Trillion Budget Fix Passes Senate Nelson Mandela Dies At 95 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/nelson-mandela-dies-95 <p></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 74.078125px; margin-bottom: 1.3em; margin-left: auto; padding: 0px 15px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 1.6rem; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: baseline; float: none; position: static; min-height: 1px; width: 690px; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); max-width: 690px;">Nelson Mandela was born in a country that viewed him as a second-class citizen. He died Thursday as one of the most respected statesmen in the world.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:07:13 +0000 NPR News 40015 at http://northernpublicradio.org Nelson Mandela Dies At 95 Willis Tower No Longer Tallest In U.S. http://northernpublicradio.org/post/willis-tower-no-longer-tallest-us <p></p><p>Chicago's Willis Tower has lost its title. One World Trade Center — the New York City skyscraper that now rises from the site of the Twin Towers, destroyed during the terrorists attacks of Sept. 11 — has been declared the tallest building in the U.S. by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:38:43 +0000 Mike Moen & NPR News 38936 at http://northernpublicradio.org Willis Tower No Longer Tallest In U.S. No Progress After Meeting, Boehner Reports http://northernpublicradio.org/post/no-progress-after-meeting-boehner-reports <p></p><p>Speaker of the House John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, stepped out of the White House this evening after a 90-minute meeting with President Obama and reported no progress.</p><p>&quot;They will not negotiate,&quot; Boehner said. &quot;All we are asking for here is a discussion and fairness for the American people on Obamacare.&quot;</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 02:21:50 +0000 NPR News 37056 at http://northernpublicradio.org No Progress After Meeting, Boehner Reports Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown Passes Senate http://northernpublicradio.org/post/bill-avoid-government-shutdown-passes-senate <p></p><p>The Senate has voted to approve a &quot;continuing resolution&quot; to keep the federal government functioning past a Monday night deadline, but it first voted to strip out a provision that would have defunded Obamacare.</p><p>The bill is certain to meet a roadblock in the GOP-dominated House, where key members have vowed to reinstate language aimed at derailing the 2010 Affordable Care Act.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:19:53 +0000 NPR News 36797 at http://northernpublicradio.org Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown Passes Senate President Will Seek Congressional OK For Syria Action http://northernpublicradio.org/post/president-will-seek-congressional-ok-syria-action <p></p><p></p><p>President Obama said Saturday he had decided to take military action against Syria in response to its use of chemical weapons, but that he will seek a congressional mandate for the action that could come "tomorrow, next week or one month from now."</p><p>Speaking from the Rose Garden, the president said he believed that he had the authority to act without Congress, but said he thinks "our country will be better off" if he had it.</p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 18:07:17 +0000 NPR News 35454 at http://northernpublicradio.org President Will Seek Congressional OK For Syria Action Asiana Flight Tried To Abort Landing Seconds Before Crash http://northernpublicradio.org/post/asiana-flight-tried-abort-landing-seconds-crash <p>Asiana Airlines Flight 214 tried to abort its landing and come in for another try just 1 1/2 seconds before it crashed Saturday at San Francisco airport, killing two people and injuring dozens of others.</p><p>That was the information gleaned from the jetliner's cockpit voice recorder, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said at a Sunday news conference. NTSB chief Deborah Hersman also said about 7 seconds prior to impact, there was a call to increase speed.</p><p>She said the flight data recorder captured the entire flight.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 10:28:16 +0000 NPR News 32572 at http://northernpublicradio.org Asiana Flight Tried To Abort Landing Seconds Before Crash