News: U.S. and World News Headlines NPR news, audio, and podcasts. Coverage of breaking stories, national and world news, politics, business, science, technology, and extended coverage of major national and world events.

News

Anthony Bottom, who now goes by the name Jalil Muntaqim, was interviewed in New York state prison in 2018. He's going home on parole after more than four decades behind bars. Messiah Rhodes/Screenshot by NPR (YouTube) hide caption

toggle caption
Messiah Rhodes/Screenshot by NPR (YouTube)

NY Parole Of Former Black Panther Activist Who Murdered 2 Cops Sparks Reform Debate

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/916141314/917424913" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

California is preparing for windy, dry weather which is expected to cause critical fire conditions this weekend. Twenty-five major fires are burning throughout the state, including the Bobcat fire in Southern California, pictured on Sept. 21. Frederic J. Brown /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Frederic J. Brown /AFP via Getty Images

President Trump speaks at a campaign rally on Friday in Newport News, Va. Trump announced an expansion of his moratorium on offshore drilling. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Steve Helber/AP

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, pictured on Sept. 15, said in a statement Saturday that the next president should fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

New coronavirus infections are on the rise in the U.S., with cases surpassing 7 million this week. Some two dozen states reported increases in new infections, with a handful of states marking new daily records. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson addresses the virtual Democratic National Convention on August 20. The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now taking place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. Handout/DNCC via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Handout/DNCC via Getty Images

Michigan Secretary of State Says At Least 3 Million Expected To Vote By Mail

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/917185881/917185882" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Trump announces his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The Justice Department lawyers say ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming has made public statements showing he is "committed to promoting" the agenda of the Chinese Communist Party. Gilles Sabrie/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Gilles Sabrie/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, pictured in 2018, is 48 years old and would likely serve for decades to come on the high court if confirmed by the Senate. Rachel Malehorn/rachelmalehorn.smugmug.com via AP hide caption

toggle caption
Rachel Malehorn/rachelmalehorn.smugmug.com via AP

Three potential coronavirus vaccines are kept in a tray at Novavax labs in Gaithersburg, Md., in March 2020. The company has moved into phase 3 trials in the U.K. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Novavax Researcher Says No Chance Of A 'Shortcut' In Vaccine Safety

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/916957152/917014379" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript