February 6, 2013 NHPRSmall, local breweries are trendy, but in many places, starting one can involve a lot of red tape, thanks in part to Prohibition-era liquor laws. New Hampshire is the first state to try to change that. But is the "nano" model really sustainable?
February 6, 2013 We used to have three bona fide dynasties: the Yankees in baseball, the Celtics and Lakers in basketball, and the Cowboys in football. We even had dynasties in college sports. But no more. Commentator Frank Deford says our dynasties are melting as fast as the Arctic ice cap.
February 5, 2013 The AFL-CIO is among the groups leading the charge for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. But it wasn't long ago that unions viewed illegal workers in the U.S. as a threat and fought against proposals that would allow them to become citizens.
February 5, 2013 Researchers at Texas A&M have crunched travel times in cities across the nation and they've got some startling advice for drivers. If you're hoping to get to parent-teacher night on time in some places, get in the car now.
February 5, 2013 There are always losers in politics. But even some of the winners wind up so badly outnumbered that accomplishing anything is a rare treat. On the surface, their jobs might seem so hopeless that you wonder why anyone took them on.
February 5, 2013 A justice department memo obtained by NBC News says the president can order drone strikes on Americans overseas if they take on leadership posts in al-Qaida or affiliated organizations and are "imminent" threats to Americans. But there's no need for proof of "specific" plans aimed at the U.S.
February 5, 2013 According to news reports, rescuers were able to insert a camera into the underground bunker where gunman Jimmy Lee Dykes held a boy for nearly a week. When they feared he might hurt little Ethan, authorities distracted Dykes with an explosion. Then they shot and killed Dykes. Ethan is safe.