Controversy Swirls Around Harsh Anti-Obesity Ads
A Georgia hospital has launched an advertising campaign that grimly highlights the risks of childhood obesity. The goal of the "Stop Sugarcoating It, Georgia" ads is to shock families into recognizing that obesity is a problem. The ads are making an impact, but the tactics are raising questions.
Huntsman's Long-Shot Bet: A Surprise In N.H.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman bypassed Iowa's Jan. 3 primary to focus on Tuesday's competition in New Hampshire. Now, the latest polls suggest that he could be gaining ground in the Granite State. "You've got to beat market expectations," Huntsman tells NPR's Robert Siegel.
Daley Steps Down From Chief Of Staff Post
White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley is stepping down. He's held the position for about a year. Jack Lew, the director of the Office of Management and Budget will replace Daley. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Scott Horsley for more.
GOP Hopefuls Battle Ahead Of N.H. Primary
New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary is Tuesday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has a commanding lead in polls, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul looks likely to finish second. But a tight race for third has developed among three of the remaining candidates — including former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
Israel Cracks Down on Radical 'Hilltop Youth'
The Hilltop Youth have been establishing unauthorized outposts in the West Bank for years. The Israeli government rarely took action until a group damaged an Israeli military base last month.
Techies Descend On Las Vegas For CES
Thousands of companies converge on the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, hoping to snag some attention for their gadgets. This year, many of them are promoting new ways to watch TV or access information on the cloud. One notable change this year: It's Microsoft's swan song at CES. Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Steve Henn.
Seeking Female Founders In The Tech Startup Scene
The founders of Google, Facebook and Twitter are all male. Only 4 percent of one high-profile tech incubator's grants went to groups with a female founder. But the leader of a new startup accelerator for women says, "That next visionary is ... going to be wearing a skirt and a great pair of shoes."
American Sentenced To Death In Iran
The U.S. reacts to the conviction and death sentence in Tehran for an Iranian American accused of spying for the CIA. The move is likely to further escalate tensions between Iran and the U.S., largely over Tehran's suspect nuclear program.
Iran Cultivates Friends In Washington's Backyard
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, is turning to allies in Latin America for diplomatic support, as Iran grows increasingly isolated over its nuclear program. He is visiting Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador — all left-leaning nations that are sharply critical of U.S. foreign policy.