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Powerful Earthquake Roils Central Mexico, Leaving At Least 42 People Dead

Thirty-two years to the day after an earthquake killed thousands of people in Mexico, a powerful quake rattled the country's central region Tuesday. Buildings shivered in Mexico City, shattering facades and sending clouds of dust skyward. Residents who just hours before had taken part in large simu

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-19 22:10:46

Hope, Despair Descend On Quake-Shattered School In Mexico City

Mexican rescue teams work in the early hours Wednesday, searching for people trapped in the rubble at the Enrique Rebsamen elementary school in Mexico City. The massive earthquake rattled through Mexico City at about 1 p.m. local time Tuesday, razing buildings and rousing thick clouds of dust. As re

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-20 20:33:53

Mexico City Earthquake Update: Desperate Attempts To Reach Girl Trapped By Rubble

A strong earthquake that hit Mexico City and other central areas has killed at least 245 people, officials say. Search teams are working feverishly to find any survivors who were trapped - including at least one girl who's among students caught when the quake turned their school to rubble. The girl

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 17:09:43

In Catalonia, Thousands Protest Spanish Attempts To Stop Referendum Vote

Demonstrators clash with Spanish National Police officers outside the headquarters of a pro-independence political party in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Barcelona, protesting the Spanish government and expressing support for a planned Oct.

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 17:07:47

How To Soften The Blow From Recent Hurricanes And Earthquakes

Rescue crews try to free a trapped child at the Enrique Rebsamen primary school in Mexico City on Wednesday after a powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico a day earlier. Marco Ugarte / AP Back-to-back natural disasters in Mexico and across the Caribbean have left millions of people reeling. The

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 16:39:40

Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack On Crustaceans

The surface of knobby crustacean shell fragment embedded in fossilized feces samples from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. Karen Chin / Denver Museum of Nature & Science Fossilized dinosaur feces are challenging some basic assumptions about dinosaur eating habits. Hadrosaurs, a

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 14:03:22

Here's What You Need To Know About Germany's Election

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) shakes hands with supporters as she arrives to address an election campaign rally of her political party, the Christian Democratic Union, in Kappeln, northern Germany, on Wednesday, during the final days before Germans vote for their next government. In these

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 14:01:58

Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Without Electricity, Hits Dominican Republic

Puerto Rico is trying to start the process of recovering from Hurricane Maria - and it's doing so after the powerful storm blew homes apart, filled roads with water, and tore at its infrastructure. Flash floods are persisting, and the island has no electricity service. "We are without power, the wh

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 13:51:24

'World's Wealthiest Woman,' Liliane Bettencourt, Dies At 94

L'Oreal cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt died sometime late Wednesday or early Thursday at the age of 94. Jacques Brinon / AP Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to the L'Oreal cosmetics dynasty, has died at the age of 94. In March, Forbes ranked Bettencourt the world's richest woman, putting her net

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 20:05:40

Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Would Shift Funds From States That Expanded Medicaid

Geoffery Hing, Alyson Hurt and Brittany Mayes / NPR Senate Republicans' latest plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system ends with a massive shift of federal money from states that expanded Medicaid - and are largely dominated by Democrats - to those that refused to expand. Several analyses of t

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 19:56:40

Trump Administration Orders New Sanctions On North Korea

A screen at a railway station in Seoul on Friday shows a news graphic of a North Korean missile launch. President Trump said on Thursday there would be additional sanctions on North Korea. Updated at 12:59 p.m. ET President Trump ordered new economic sanctions Thursday against any bank or other comp

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 17:20:45

Is Fondant Free Speech? Chefs Show Support For Gay Marriage As Court Case Looms

Bedecked in fondant and flowers, modern wedding cakes are the centerpiece of the marriage feast - an edible form of art. But are they also an expression of free speech? That's the question the Supreme Court will consider this fall, when it hears the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a cu

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 17:19:48

Spanish Police Detain Catalan Politicians Ahead Of Independence Vote

People demonstrate outside the Ministry of the Vice-presidency and of the Economy and Finance in Barcelona, Spain, as Spanish police officers conduct a search inside. Spanish Civil Guard police have stormed several Catalan government ministries in an attempt to stop the region's independence referen

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-20 20:09:02

At Duke University, A Bizarre Tour Through American History And Palates

Archivist Amy McDonald invited some co-workers to help her re-create cherries jubilee from a university cookbook. But even with a historical paper trail, there were still things they couldn't figure out, like what to do after it starts flaming. Eighteen doughnuts, toasted Brazil nuts, a can of devil

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 13:40:42

Macho Man, Little Princess: How Gender Norms Can Harm Kids Everywhere

What do Bolivia, Belgium, Burkina Faso, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Scotland, South Africa, the United States and Vietnam all have in common? The pervasive idea is that girls are vulnerable and that boys are strong and independent. In a s

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 18:43:43

Editing Embryo DNA Yields Clues About Early Human Development

Niakan says her research is aimed at understanding basic human biology. Courtesy of The Francis Crick Institute For the first time, scientists have edited the DNA in human embryos to make a fundamental discovery about the earliest days of human development. By modifying a key gene in very early-sta

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-20 18:08:54

Oklahoma City Police Fatally Shoot Deaf Man Despite Yells Of 'He Can't Hear'

Police in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night fatally shot a deaf man who they say was advancing toward them with a metal pipe as witnesses yelled that the man was deaf and could not hear them. It's the fifth officer-involved shooting in the city this year, according to the Oklahoma City Police Departme

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 10:40:52

'God Is With Us': Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall In Puerto Rico

After devastating parts of the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico at 6:15 a.m. ET Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. It had been a Category 5 system, but even downgraded, it packed powerful sustained winds of 155 mph and is the strongest

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-20 15:48:58

Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

Equifax spent over $1 million last year on lobbying efforts, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. Mike Stewart / AP The Equifax data breach exposed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. It has led to a lawsuit against the company by the state of

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 09:30:31

Women With Opioid Addiction Live With Daily Fear Of Assault, Rape

In Cambridge, Mass., a woman named Kristin sits down on a stone bench to talk about a common but rarely discussed injury that's starting to grow along with the opioid epidemic: rape. We've agreed to use just Kristin's first name because she's a victim of this crime. Kristin says she, like many women

KENW.ORG - 2017-09-21 09:26:36