US Forest Service to fight small fires harder The U.S. Forest Service is at least temporarily suspending a policy of letting fires burn in the national forest system in hopes of saving resources spent on fighting infernos that start small and grow out of control.4:48 p.m.
Minnesota Sounds & Voices: Author George Black If Yellowstone is part of your summer travel plans you may be interested to hear that a Minnesotan played a key role in creation of the country's first national park. Nathaniel Pitt Langford's life rivals any wild West shoot em up story.4:53 p.m.
Longshot Rice Would Lift Romney 's Foreign Expertise
Condoleezza Rice has been floated as a possible running mate for the Republican presidential hopeful. The former secretary of state would boost Mitt Romney's foreign policy credentials, but says she's not interested in the job. Still, she wowed Romney donors earlier this summer.
Car Insurers Eye Driving Skills To Set Prices
As consumers become more savvy about shopping for car insurance, insurance companies are transforming how they do business. The industry says new technology is enabling companies to base their rates not just on where a driver lives, but how well a driver actually drives.
Sinai Attack Dashes Hopes For Closer Gaza-Egypt Ties
The attack near the Rafah border crossing that left 16 Egyptian soldiers dead is having repercussions in the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by the militant Islamist group Hamas. Its leaders hoped Egypt's new Islamist president would help Gaza break out of its isolation. Now, those efforts have suffered a major setback.
New Details Emerge About Sikh Temple Shooter
The suspect in the shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., reportedly had ties to a neo-Nazi organization and was a U.S. Army veteran. All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Dina Temple-Raston about the latest news.
Sikhs Grieve After Deadly Temple Shooting
Sikhs are in shock and grieving after six members of a local congregation were gunned down before Sunday services. Temple members say they can't understand why someone would target a religion that preaches peace and tolerance.
Defection of Syrian Prime Minister A Blow To Assad
Syria's Prime Minister is among the latest officials to defect after fleeing the country. Opposition leaders say they are trying to help many other political and military figures who also want to defect.
Georgia's New Football Policy Heats Up
Georgia has new guidelines for high school football programs. In recent years, several players have died due to heat exhaustion after practicing in extreme temperatures. So now, players in the state must complete five practices before they're allowed to wear full pads, students must be given more breaks and schools that do not comply can be fined.
Dressage Enthusiasts Find Romney-Driven Attention A Mixed Blessing
When a horse co-owned by the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was named to the U.S. Olympic team, the small American dressage community thought the publicity would help the little-known sport. But the increased interest has come with a sharp edge.
Boxer Claressa Shields,17, Reaches Olympic Semifinal, Where A Medal Awaits
U.S. Olympic boxer Claressa Shields, the teenager whose dream of being in the first crop of Olympic women boxers led her to tell her story to NPR back in February, will fight for a medal in London. A native of Flint, Mich., Shields, 17, won her first fight and reached Thursday's semifinal round.