Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 2:07 pm
Think about this: You wake up in New York City, decide to go for a stroll, head east after breakfast, and a short time later, still on foot, you find yourself in Morocco. Three hundred million years ago, you could have done that! There was no civilization back then, no cities, no countries, no people, but the land was there, so take a look at this map.
John Hernandez of Kailua, Hawaii, who owns John's Fresh Fish, is shown on Thursday. In the background at right is a container ship owned by Matson Navigation Co. A pipe maintained by the company cracked and caused the molasses spill.
Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 3:58 pm
State officials in Hawaii say there's little they can do to clean up a 223,000-gallon molasses spill that has killed thousands of fish, as swimmers, surfers and snorkelers were being warned that the massive die-off could attract sharks.
Firefighters battle a blaze on the Seaside Park boardwalk Thursday in New Jersey. The fire began in the vicinity of an ice cream stand and quickly spread north into neighboring Seaside Heights.
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Seaside Heights is a popular beach destination on the Jersey Shore where beachgoers, like these, in 2010, go to escape the heat.
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Superstorm Sandy destroyed some attractions and part of the city's famed boardwalk in October 2012.
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Construction workers put pilings into the sand as the reconstruction of the boardwalk continued in Seaside Heights in February. Sandy caused extensive damage to the boardwalk necessitating its demolition and rebuilding.
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Large crowds of people walk along the newly rebuilt boardwalk on Memorial Day.
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The fire Thursday engulfed several blocks of boardwalk and businesses in an area that was still rebuilding from damage caused by Sandy.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks with state fire marshal Bill Kramer (center) and shore regional fire coordinator Craig Augustoni during a visit to the area.
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A firefighter sprays water on a hot spot at the scene of the fire Friday. Gov. Chirstie vowed that the state would rebuild.
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A firefighter on Friday sprays water on a hot spot at the scene of a massive fire that destroyed dozens of businesses along the Jersey Shore boardwalk.
Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 12:19 pm
Over the years, we've done lots of stories about the importance of drinking water to stay hydrated.
It's such a simple directive. Does it really need repeating?
Well, first lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America believe it does. And so does the beverage industry, which has seen a flattening out of demand in the U.S. for its traditional, caloric drinks.
Originally published on Fri September 13, 2013 11:26 am
Millennials might be known to their elders for texts and tattoos, but they're also a pretty giving bunch.
Nearly 9 in 10 millennial kids in the U.S. gave to a charity at least once during two years the researchers asked about, the United Nations Foundation said Thursday. More than half of the kids gave in both years.
With intrepid host Linda Holmes trapped in the air-conditioned movie theaters of Toronto, the Pop Culture Happy Hour gang was forced to reconstitute itself yet again for this week's episode — this time with our old pal Tanya Ballard Brown, who returns via the power of popular demand. You talk, we listen, people.
On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Tom Bowman talks with host Steve Inskeep about the crisis in Syria
It's Day Two of talks in Geneva between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who are seeing if they can come to an agreement on Russia's suggestion that Syria hand over its chemical weapons to international monitors — and thus avert a possible strike by the U.S. military.
Outside the courthouse in New Delhi on Friday, demonstrators gathered to call for — and then celebrate — the death sentences handed down for four men convicted in the December gang rape and murder of a young woman.
"It took all of 90 seconds" for the judge to announce his decision and then leave the courtroom, NPR's Julie McCarthy reports from New Delhi. One of the four convicted men "shrieked and slumped," while outside a cheer went up when spectators heard the news, she adds.
To mark the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, Jews fast from sundown to sundown. But before the sun sets, friends and family gather to enjoy one final meal. And for the Jews of Eastern Europe, that meal traditionally includes kreplach.