Topic: National Public Radio
One gun-control measure would limit the number of rounds in a clip to 10. The suspect in the Gabrielle Giffords shooting allegedly had a 30-round clip, allowing him more shots before reloading. Another bill would ban guns within 1,000 feet of some government officials.
01/11/2011 06:47 pm
More online merchants are launching 'dynamic pricing' schemes, which adjust prices based on perceived willingness to pay. But just as foreign tourists in Egypt grow tired of being overcharged based on looks, consumers may well object to being singled out based on their Web habits.
01/07/2011 10:33 am
Juan Williams firing: The radio network said in a statement that Senior Vice President for News Ellen Weiss has resigned and NPR's Board off Directors also recommended new internal procedures for handling personnel decisions.
01/07/2011 10:05 am
After the firing of senior NPR news analyst Juan Williams in October, Vice President Ellen Weiss resigns without warning.
01/07/2011 01:36 am
Outgoing New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is considering a pardon for celebrated outlaw Billy the Kid. An informal e-mail poll shows support. But time is running out.
12/29/2010 06:56 pm
American voters were quizzed on their knowledge of issues and facts raised in the 2010 midterm elections, in a survey by World Public Opinion, a project managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland. Respondents were also asked where they get their news from: Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, newspapers, network TV news, public broadcasting. The survey found that "substantial levels of misinformation were present in the daily consumers of all news sources." But Fox News viewers were significantly more likely to be misinformed than those who get their news from other sources. And, greater exposure to Fox News increased the degree to which viewers were misinformed. This is not simply a matter of partisan bias. People who vote Democratic and watched Fox News were also more likely to be misinformed than those who did not watch it – though by a lesser margin than those who vote Republican. Those who got their news from NPR, CNN, or MSNBC were better informed on most – but not all – of the issues in the survey. We've presented the 11 questions just as the survey asked them. How well informed are you?
12/21/2010 12:27 pm
Word of the year: Austerity, the 14th century noun defined as "the quality or state of being austere" and "enforced or extreme economy," set off enough searches that Merriam-Webster named it as its Word of the Year for 2010, the dictionary's editors announced Monday.
12/20/2010 01:09 pm
The debate over how much oil remains in the Gulf and where it is continues as research groups, environmental organizations, and government scientists conduct separate missions.
12/19/2010 09:17 am
'Paula Deen's Christmas' magazine, singalong hits in 'Oasis: Time Flies 1994-2009,' 'Path of Beauty: Photographic Adventures in the Grand Canyon,' and more recommendations.
12/10/2010 11:04 am
Credit cards offer promos, but is a gift certificate for a big card purchase really worth it? See answer to question No. 7 in the reader mailbag.
12/09/2010 12:02 am