The Carolina Panthers got to choose first in last night's NFL draft. They selected Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, who led the Tigers to the national championship. That's despite an NCAA investigation that his father was involved in a pay-for-play scheme during his recruitment. NPR's Mike Pesca reports.
Duncan Sheik's smash single "Barely Breathing" dragged the singer-songwriter into the national spotlight in 1996. Since then, he's released five more full-lengths, and handful of EPs and two anthologies. While continuing to produce albums, Sheik also dabbled in the world of Broadway plays. Teaming up with Stephen Sater, he composed music for the Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, for which he won awards for Best Orchestration and Best Original Score.
It doesn't take a royal wedding for wedding madness to take hold. Certainly nuptials were the last thing on Miranda Kennedy's mind when she headed off for India nearly a decade ago as an aspiring foreign correspondent.
At 27, she left behind a job and a man she loved — but was hardly ready to marry.
The refugee crisis brought on by the Libyan uprising has not abated: Hundreds of thousand of migrant workers have fled the fighting in eastern and western Libya, and some of them are still stuck in limbo.
On the Egyptian side of the Libya-Egypt border, buildings that used to be customs halls are now makeshift accommodation centers. Children and women sleep; scores of young African children play. Women sit in small groups surrounded by huge bundles of bags. Some of the people have been here for months.
When New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was presented with a new state tax on the wealthy, he vetoed it. He said:
You're not going to fix this tax situation by continuing to load more and more taxes onto people who have both the abiltiy to leave the state and the inclination to leave the state if they feel as if they are being treated unfairly.
It's not just Christie. Democratic governors in New York and Maryland recently dropped extra taxes on the wealthy from their budgets, citing the same concerns.
Space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to blast off Friday afternoon on its final mission before becoming a museum exhibit out in California.
President Obama is expected to be there, becoming only the third sitting president to view a human spaceflight launch. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) will also attend — she was shot in the head earlier this year, but her doctors have OK'd her trip to see her astronaut husband, Commander Mark Kelly, launch into space.