The jackpot could reach an seemingly impossible $1 billion if no wins in Tuesday's drawing. Experts say the odds of winning are astronomical, but lottery officials say ticket sales are ahead of projections.
Looking for a fun holiday movie? How about The Section of a Contract About the Spanish Word for Saint? In this final round, name the original titles of famous holiday films which have been passed through our trusty thesaurus.
In August, a large-scale, participatory sculpture was built by volunteers from all over the community called The Rhizomatic Grotto. Now, the folks at the Springfield Art Museum, Drury University’s Art of Space collective and sculptor Blaine Whisenhunt are requesting to transform the project once again. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this report.
It isn't yet known what caused the aircraft, said to be a helicopter, to come down. But Reuters reports that initial reports do not indicate that it came under attack. Regardless, it is the deadliest incident involving foreign troops in months.
At issue is the arrest last week of India's deputy consul general in New York. She is accused of using false documents to get a work visa for her Manhattan housekeeper. India is calling her arrest "despicable and barbaric," and announced retaliatory steps against U.S. diplomats in the country.
Among the thousands of hospitals in the U.S., Medicare has identified 95 where elderly patients were most likely to suffer significant setbacks and another 97 hospitals where patients tended to have the smoothest recoveries.
Heather Phillips, dietician and health programs coordinator at the Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center, provides tips for attending and hosting holiday gatherings without tipping the scale.
The idea seemed sensible: Send young elephants from a crowded national park in South Africa to an emptier one, where they could form a new herd and thrive. The problem? Elephants need elders. Without them, all hell breaks loose.
The Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare," is on the minds and tongues of many people today--particularly small business owners and their employees. In this "Sense of Community" report, Randy Stewart attempts to sort out what the Act means to small businesses and the people who are employed by them.
The former NSA contractor lives in Russia where he has temporary asylum until mid-2014. In an open letter to the people of Brazil, he says permanent political asylum would give him the ability to talk more freely. The Brazilian newspaper that published the letter says Snowden wants asylum in Brazil.
Tuesday's vote is expected to be close, but enough Republicans have said they will join with Democrats to move the plan forward. The two-year deal avoids any more government shutdowns until at least 2015.
The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first federal law to ban immigration to the U.S. based on nationality. It prevented Chinese laborers and their families from entering the country. It also gave rise to fake documents. The law was repealed in 1943. But 70 years later, many Chinese-American families are still piecing together the true identities of their ancestors.
Legendary piano maker Steinway has a new owner, hedge fund billionaire John Paulson. Throughout its history, the company built a great piano as well as a powerful brand associated with some of the greatest names in modern classical music and beyond.
Across the country, a new model of housing development is springing up that embraces the local food movement. Farms — complete with livestock, vegetables and fruit trees — are now serving as the latest suburban amenity.
As 2013 wraps up, NPR is looking at the numbers that tell this year's story. When it comes to the economy, $85 billion is a good candidate. That's the amount the Federal Reserve has been pumping into the financial system each month trying to stimulate growth and bring down unemployment. On Tuesday, Fed policymakers begin a two-day meeting at which they'll decide whether to dial back that stimulus.
One former anti-nuke activist says the world can't afford to dismiss nuclear power, if we're to rein in global warming. Nuclear plants provide a more reliable energy supply than wind or solar, he says, and without the high carbon emissions that fossil fuels produce.
Democrats in Congress are promising to try to retroactively extend emergency unemployment benefits after the new year. The expiration of the benefits may satisfy some fiscal conservatives, but it has some economists and many desperate job-seekers concerned.