Latino families battling childhood obesity Samantha Castro Flores, 10, is one of the nearly 40 percent of Latino children in the U.S. that are overweight or obese. Although Latino children who immigrate to the U.S. with their parents have lower rates of obesity than their U.S.-born peers, their risk of obesity increases the longer they live here.6:50 a.m.
Norm Coleman's super PAC could influence Congressional races Two Republicans in Washington D.C. with deep ties to Minnesota are playing major roles with one super PAC you'll likely hear more about as the November election draws near: the Congressional Leadership Fund, which aims to maintain the Republican majority in the House of Representatives.7:20 a.m.
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Huntsman's 'Ticket To Ride' Ends In South Carolina
Jon Huntsman, the former ambassador to China who never connected with Republican primary voters, will withdraw Monday from the race for the presidential nomination, officials tell NPR. Huntsman is expected to endorse Mitt Romney, whom he believes is the best candidate to beat President Barack Obama in November.
GOP Candidates Try To Woo S.C. Conservative Voters
With South Carolina's primary five days away, Republican presidential candidates directed their message to conservative voters in the state. Over the weekend Rick Santorum got the backing of a national group of evangelical leaders, and he's trying to parlay that into votes in the Palmetto State.
Two Years After Quake, Many Haitians Await Aid
Americans gave more than $1.8 billion to help Haiti after a devastating earthquake ripped through the island nation two years ago. An NPR survey of 12 large charities found that while many still have a lot of money in the bank, the rate of spending has picked up over last year.
Captain Of Capsized Cruise Ship Held In Italy
Investigators in Italy are analyzing the cruise ship's data recorder to determine how and why the vessel veered off course and collided with a rocky reef off the coast of Tuscany. More than a dozen people are unaccounted for.
Ending Nightmares Caused By PTSD
Some people suffering from PTSD have recurring nightmares of a single, traumatic event. Researchers are focusing on a specific event during sleep that may be causing the disturbing dream cycle.
The Sleep Apnea Business Is Booming, And Insurers Aren't Happy
Sleep apnea is a condition that can raise the risk of several serious illnesses, including heart disease. Testing for the condition is a lucrative business, and sleep labs have sprung up across the country. But as spending skyrockets, insurers are rethinking how they pay for testing to curb costs.
U.S. Sends Iran Notice Over Strait Of Hormuz
Iran has reportedly acknowledged receiving a letter from the U.S. about the Strait of Hormuz. Its contents weren't released. Iran's threatened to close off the waterway if sanctions are imposed against its oil sales. An Iranian news agency says the letter's being studied, and the government's determining whether to respond.
9 European Countries Lose AAA Rating Status
Standard and Poor's has downgraded the credit ratings of nine Euopean countries including France. They face exposure to financial troubles in Greece among other places. Zanny Minton Beddoes, global economics editors at The Economist, talks to Steve Inskeep about the latest European financial troubles.
Dr. Pepper Reaches Deal With Dublin Dr. Pepper
Dublin Dr. Pepper is made with pure cane sugar, and it's produced by Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. in Dublin, Texas. Dr. Pepper-Snapple Group sued. Now they've reached a deal: Dr. Pepper-Snapple bought the rights to sell and distribute the sugar-cane version in Texas.