Myanmar, also known as Burma, is appealing for international aid to help it cope with the flooding.
Under the deafening highway noise of the Pontchartrain Expressway in central city New Orleans, Ronald Engberson, 54, beds down for the night. Engberson got out of the Marines in 1979, plagued even back then by problems with drugs and alcohol. He says that's mostly the reason he's been homeless the past 10 years.
"My longest stretch sober was 14 months," he says.
In most cases, we don't know who, exactly, tamed those plants. We don't know which inventive farmer, thousands of years ago, first selected seeds and planted them for food.
The blueberry, though, is different. We know exactly who brought it in from the wild, and where.
It happened in the pine barrens of New Jersey.
This land is called barren for a reason.
Ground was broken on the airport in 2006 and the opening was delayed just shortly before the planned date in 2012.
"The best we can tell is that they enjoy suffering," Detro says with a laugh.
Business has been brisk at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute or, PCORI, as it is known.
So you've still not dropped off your ballot for the Seattle 2015 Primary Election? You don't know which of the 50 candidates for nine Seattle Council seats you should pick? Don't know your fire districts or local initiatives?
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Seattle wants to shut down all of the hookah lounges in the city because of ongoing violence near the clubs. The most recent example was the murder of Donnie Chin, a well-liked community figure in Seattle’s International District. But, club owners say it’s unfair to punish them for what happens outside their establishments.
The airline said in a statement on Monday that, effective immediately, it "will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo trophies."
NPR's Jackie Northam reports that Delta is the only major American carrier that has direct flights between the U.S. and Africa.
To say Katrina — one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in U.S. history — nearly wiped Pearlington, Miss., off the map isn't entirely true.
Tacoma Public Schools' Rosalind Medina doesn't want to leave the impression she's ungrateful for the multi-million dollar windfall her school district will see from the new state budget, chock full of $1.3 billion in new K-12 funding.
But if news of the budget arrived in Tacoma like a check in the mail, it also arrived with a bill.
"At the construction company a lot of the time I'd wake up at six in the morning and work all night through to the next day," he says. "That was really hard for me."
South Korea has an overwhelmingly urban population. More than 80 percent of people live in cities. But in the last few years, that has started to change.
A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics shows that, in extreme cases, picky eating can be associated with deeper trouble, such as depression or social anxiety.
The study followed a broad spectrum of children who had come to Duke University for routine medical care.
Now there's a new movement underway — a technology movement. Young entrepreneurs from the continent are protesting the old ways by launching startups that, they say, will put Africans in the driver's seat. But not everyone agrees that technology is the solution to Africa's problems.
Gregory Rockson, age 24, is definitely in the pro-tech camp.
NPR's Joel Rose reports that retailers who were selling realistic-looking toy guns have agreed to halt their sales of the product.