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

A commuter walks past information boards displayed to remind the public on how to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Seoul on Wednesday. Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

A nurse administers a dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine during a City of Long Beach Public Health Covid-19 mobile vaccination clinic at the California State University Long Beach campus. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

Scientists at Pfizer's research and development laboratories in Groton, Conn., worked on the COVID-19 pill called Paxlovid. Stew Milne/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Stew Milne/AP

How Pfizer developed a COVID pill in record time

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1061060446/1061150284" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Vice President Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tour electric vehicle operations at a Charlotte Area Transit System bus garage on Thursday. The two were in North Carolina to promote the new infrastructure law. Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

A file picture taken in January 2011 in Paris shows covers of some of the 42 foreign editions of the French fashion magazine "Elle", owned by French media conglomerate Lagardere. JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images

Activists and demonstrators gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A registered nurse administers the COVID-19 vaccine at a high school gym in Corona, California. Scientists are trying to determine if vaccines (and boosters) will offer protection against the newly identified omicron variant. Frederic J. Brown /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Frederic J. Brown /AFP via Getty Images

The planet-hunting telescope TESS depicted in front of a lava world orbiting a small red star. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center hide caption

toggle caption
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Astronomers find a new planet that's mostly made of iron

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1060612038/1061150272" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The 'Home Alone' house in Winnetka, Ill. will be available to rent through Airbnb for one night later this month. The $25 stay will also include junk food, booby traps, a film screening and other holiday hijinks. Sarah Crowley/Airbnb hide caption

toggle caption
Sarah Crowley/Airbnb

Tamala Payne (center) and attorney Sean Walton participate in a Dec. 11, 2020, protest of the shooting of her son, Casey Goodson Jr., by a Franklin County deputy sheriff in Columbus, Ohio. Doral Chenoweth/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Doral Chenoweth/AP