News From NPR

The Two-Way
3:51 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Pakistan Launches Large Ground Offensive Against Taliban

Originally published on Sun June 15, 2014 6:55 pm

Pakistan has launched a major offensive against the Taliban in North Waziristan, mobilizing some 70,000 soldiers and launching air attacks against insurgents in the region.

Reporting from Islamabad, NPR's Philip Reeves tells our Newscast unit the offensive comes after militants stormed the Karachi airport a week ago, leaving 37 people dead.

Philip filed this report:

Read more
The Two-Way
3:27 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Deep Underground, Oceans Of Water May Be Trapped In A Crystal 'Sponge'

Originally published on Sun June 15, 2014 6:58 pm

Science teachers may have to add a whole new layer to the water cycle.

Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast reservoir of water hiding up to 400 miles beneath the surface.

The discovery could transform our understanding of how the planet was formed, suggesting that Earth's water may have come from within, rather than from collisions with large, icy comets.

Read more
The Two-Way
2:46 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Team USA 101: 5 Things You Should Know Before The Game

U.S. forward Clint Dempsey carries the ball against Mexico during the second half of an international friendly soccer match in April.
Rick Scuteri AP

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 4:27 pm

So, a friend has invited you over for a World Cup watching party on Monday when Team USA faces Ghana.

Seems like a cool idea, but, truth is, you only pay attention to soccer every four years. No worries. We have your back.

Here's a guide with five basics you need to know to enjoy the beautiful game and at least hold your own in conversation:

Read more
The Record
11:38 am
Sun June 15, 2014

Casey Kasem, An Iconic Voice Of American Radio

Casey Kasem, in 1975.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

Originally published on Sun June 15, 2014 12:56 pm

Casey Kasem, the countdown king of music radio and the voice of Scooby-Doo's Shaggy, has died at 82, his publicist confirmed Sunday.

Read more
The Two-Way
11:29 am
Sun June 15, 2014

Casey Kasem, Legendary Radio DJ, Dies

Casey Kasem accepts a Radio Icon award during the Radio Music Awards in 2003.
Joe Cavaretta AP

Originally published on Sun June 15, 2014 12:12 pm

Casey Kasem, the legendary radio DJ and original host of American Top 40, died Sunday morning.

His daughter, Kerri Kasem, announced his death on Facebook, saying he had died surrounded by friends and family.

"Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken," Kasem said.

Read more

Pages