The man who confessed to the twin attacks that killed 93 people in Norway will be arraigned in court for the first time Monday and has requested an open hearing so he can explain the massacre to the public.
Anders Behring Breivik, 32, has confessed he was behind the bombing in downtown Oslo and shooting massacre at a youth camp outside the capital, but denies criminal responsibility. His lawyer Geir Lippestad told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that Breivik has requested to appear in a uniform during the hearing, but didn't know what kind.
An interracial couple in Berea says they’re overwhelmed by community support since they were victimized by a hate crime two weeks ago. Melanie Stamper, who is white, and her African-American boyfriend, Damon Dunson, awoke to find their vehicles spray painted with racial slurs. Stamper says she’s been surprised by the response.
A growing shortage of dentists who specialize in the treatment of children worries health experts at the University of Kentucky. Children once waited until they were three years old before they made their first trip to the dentist. The dean of the University of Kentucky’s College of Dentistry says that first trip should now come at age one. But, Dr. Sharon Turner is increasingly worried finding a dentist qualified to treat toddlers will grow difficult. Turner says both U-K and the University of Louisville graduate about eight pediatric specialists each year.
"Broetry is poetry for dudes," Brian McGackin writes in the introduction to his new collection of poems. "It's poetry for people who don't like poetry."
The slim volume draws inspiration from non-broets, McGackin tells Guy Raz, host of weekends on All Things Considered. Even the cover poem mirrors the famous William Carlos Williams work "This is Just to Say;" which Williams wrote as a sort-of refrigerator note to his spouse, apologizing for eating plums left in their icebox.
Thousands of refugees continue to flee drought, famine and conflict in Somalia, seeking shelter and food in neighboring Kenya. But Kenya too is suffering from drought in the arid and semi-arid north of the country.
The northeastern Kenyan town of Dadaab is already home to more than 400,000 Somali refugees. Many younger Somalis have never been to Somalia or have spent almost their entire lives in the refugee camps in Kenya. In the past few weeks, thousands more Somalis have crossed the border to escape hunger and famine at home.
Wedding bells are ringing across New York state for hundreds of gay and lesbian couples as the law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect Sunday. The first wedding happened just after midnight in Niagara Falls. In New York City, more than 800 couples planned to tie the knot, even as opponents of same-sex marriage vowed to continue their fight. From New York, NPR's Joel Rose reports.
Congress is scrambling for a deal Sunday for raising the debt ceiling. Economists warn that if no deal is struck, the U.S. economy could be hit hard. NPR's Andrea Seabrook talks with host Guy Raz from the Capitol.
The debt ceiling clock is ticking, and Democrats and Republicans are still struggling to come up with a solution in Washington, D.C. If no deal is struck, the creditworthiness of the United States could be at stake. NPR's Scott Horsely talks with host Guy Raz from the White House.
From the Midwest to the Northeast, a brutal heat wave has pushed temperatures above 100 degrees in many areas this weekend. On Friday, more than 130 million people were living under a heat advisory. But while most people were moaning about the oppressive, humid heat, some were finding fun ways to stay cool.