A former president, a baseball legend, a country music star and a woman who’s a powerhouse in American media were among 16 people honored Wednesday at the White House with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
U.S. pilots and air traffic controllers who are deemed overweight will be screened for obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, a condition that could cause them fatigue on the job, endangering the lives of air passengers, a new FAA order says.
One of the men killed at the Revenue-Virginius mine in Ouray, Colo., on Sunday was trying to find the other miner who died.
Reporters on the national security beat are sifting through about 1,000 pages of newly declassified documents that the National Security Agency released late Monday.
First we heard on Morning Edition that a clam scientists had opened up turned out to have been 507 years old.
NSA officials are bracing for more surveillance disclosures from the documents taken by former contractor Edward Snowden — and they want to get out in front of the story.
Meteorologists weren’t holding back Friday after watching in amazement as Typhoon Haiyan roared over the Philippines with pounding rain and top sustained winds approaching 200 mph as it neared the coast.
“The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world,” The Washington Post reported at midday Wednesday.
Bipartisan concern on Capitol Hill about data from Americans’ phone and Internet records being vacuumed up by the National Security Agency has led to an unusual alliance involving a prominent House Republican and a veteran Senate Democrat.
Anger, distrust and possible punishments are the defining themes of Europe’s reaction to news that a U.S. spy agency monitored the phone calls of millions of European citizens and some world leaders.