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Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:32

Authorities are investigating what led a suspect to take an explosive device into an underground passageway Monday. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Kate Hinds, a reporter with member station WNYC.

Personal possessions are organized at Liberata Iraldo.
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:16

Some middle-schoolers are returning to class for the first time since Hurricane Maria hit the island in September. The students are sharing a school with high-schoolers, and that worries some parents.

Reese Witherspoon in HBO's <em>Big Little Lies</em>. Witherspoon was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress in a limited TV series or movie on Monday.
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:45

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy The Shape Of Water snagged the most motion picture nominations, followed by The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:21

New York City was rocked Monday by an explosion in the subway beneath the Port Authority. Authorities report a single suspect in custody, and no life-threatening injuries.

An employee of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals holds bottles of albendazole, an anti-hookworm medication.
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:10

The medication fights hookworm. It's one of several drugs for "neglected tropical diseases" that are priced differently in the United States than they are in the developing world.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:39

An explosion in a subway station tunnel beneath the New York Port Authority bus terminal shook up Midtown Manhattan on Monday morning. The NYPD reports one suspect in custody.

A Lyft driver places a company emblem on his dashboard Jan. 31, in San Francisco. Lyft announced it's offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber.
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:23

Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces.

After an explosion a block away, police swarmed through Times Square in Midtown Manhattan.
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 07:48

"This was an attempted terrorist attack," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a news conference near the site of the blast. The male suspect was among four people who were injured.

Michele Comisky of Vienna, Va., enrolled her 8-year-old son Jackson in a study to test the value of probiotics in preventing the gut distress often experienced when taking antibiotics.
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 06:29

Many marketing claims about the potential benefits of probiotics have raced ahead of the science, say researchers who are now trying to catch up. One NIH study is investigating kids' gut microbes.

Visitors enter Saudi Comic Con (SCC) which is the first event of its kind to be held in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, in February. The kingdom has also announced the reopening of cinemas after a decades-long ban.
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:21

The announcement is part of social and economic reforms undertaken by the kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The president of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro makes a speech after casting his vote for municipal elections at a polling station in Caracas on Sunday.
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:01

President Nicolás Maduro said any party that did not participate in Sunday's vote will be barred from next year's presidential election.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 04:36

Also: Vice President Pence won't meet Palestinian leader Abbas on an upcoming visit; Bitcoin futures trading surges; and President Trump's economic populism claims compared to the GOP tax plan.

Children stand at attention on the first day of school in Hong Kong in 2015. Education is increasingly becoming a political battleground.
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 04:16

A new proposed curriculum for Hong Kong schools is missing key parts of modern Chinese history. The struggle over education is the latest battle with China over how the city is governed.

President Trump points out a supporter of Roy Moore, the embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate, as he speaks at a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Fla., Friday.
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 04:00

The tax bill provided an opportunity for President Trump to show his priorities. But so much of it is traditionally Republican and doesn't offer the kind of help for the working class he promised.

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore on Sassy and wife Kayla on Sundance as the couple rides their horses to vote in the GOP primary runoff earlier this year.
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 04:00

Roy Moore was already a controversial nominee. Then sexual assault allegations roiled the Alabama special election and created a tight contest with Democrat Doug Jones for a critical Senate seat.

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