National News

The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Target after the company announced that its employees and customers should use the dressing room or bathroom that "corresponds with their gender identity."

Petition Calls For Boycott Of Target's 'Inclusive' Bathroom Policy

This post was updated at 6:15 p.m. ET.

More than 550,000 people have signed a pledge to boycott Target over its restroom and dressing-room policy.

A new study finds that babies fed rice cereals and other rice-based snacks have higher concentrations of arsenic in their urine.

Babies Who Eat Rice Cereal Have Higher Arsenic Levels, Study Finds

When it comes to introducing babies to solid foods, rice cereal is often first. And rice is a staple in many baby and toddler foods.

But, as we've reported, multiple studies have found that rice-based foods contain traces of arsenic, and sometimes levels are surprisingly high.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper appears on Capitol Hill in February.

U.S. Spy Chief Considers Disclosing Number Of Americans Surveilled Online

National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Monday that he is looking at "several options" to make public the number of U.S. citizens caught up in online surveillance of foreign targets by the U.S. government.

Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and John Kasich shake hands at the start of a CNN debate in Coral Gables, Fla., in March.

The Cruz-Kasich Deal: Will Their Alliance Against Trump Work?

It took them nearly two months to do so, but John Kasich and Ted Cruz are finally taking Mitt Romney's advice.

When the 2012 Republican nominee lambasted front-runner Donald Trump in March, he called for a strategic effort to stop the New York businessman.

The unique medical program at the University of California, Berkeley is housed in its School of Public Health.

Students Rally To Save Program That Produces Primary Care Doctors

Budget woes at the University of California, Berkeley could force the shutdown of a program many people are unaware of — its medical program.

New England Patriots' Tom Brady warms up before a preseason game against the Carolina Panthers on Aug. 28.

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Tom Brady, Says He Must Serve Suspension

A federal appeals court has reinstated Tom Brady's four-game suspension over his involvement in the "Deflategate" scandal.

In a 2-1 decision, a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that found NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was not fair when he handed down the suspension.

In the 1940s, planes demonstrate DDT spraying at Congressional Airport, outside of Washington, D.C. They were part of a fleet headed to Greece to target mosquito breeding areas.

A Big 'Woo-Hoo' For Europe On #WorldMalariaDay: No New Cases In 2015

Wouldn't it be great if the world could get rid of malaria altogether?

We've got a long way to go. Last year, there were about 214 million cases and 438,000 deaths from the mosquito-borne disease.

But just in time for World Malaria Day, there is some good news on the malaria front.

A protester holds up a picture of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in a December 2014 demonstration in Washington, D.C.

Cleveland To Pay $6 Million To Settle Tamir Rice Lawsuit

The city of Cleveland agreed Monday to pay $6 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought by the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a police officer on Nov. 22, 2014.

The city did not admit any wrongdoing in the killing of Tamir, who was holding an air pellet gun and walking outside a recreation center when he was shot by Officer Timothy Loehmann.

Phone, Everlasting: What If Your Smartphone Never Got Old?

If I told you there was a way to keep using your phone forever, would you want to?

In true unscientific form, I surveyed some phone users in downtown Washington, D.C.

Gannett Makes A Bid For Tribune Publishing

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Pages