Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 1:38 pm
We updated this post with a major development at 1:15 p.m. ET.
Reports that Burger King is looking to open restaurants in Crimea now that McDonald's has decided to pull out of that region were overcooked, a Burger King spokesman says.
Responding to the stories that we saw across the news media and posted about earlier today, Burger King spokesperson Bryson Thornton emailed to say that "neither Burger King Worldwide, nor any of its franchisees, have plans to open Burger King restaurants in Crimea."
Born in France to Chilean parents, Ana Tijoux discovered music at an early age. Her influences came from all over the world, which informed both her hip-hop style and her thoughtful lyrics. Hear it in songs like "Vengo," from her new album of the same name.
Good morning. I'm David Greene. Last month a fisherman on the Baltic Sea near Germany pulled a beer bottle from the water. Inside - a postcard written on May 17, 1913, nearly 101 years ago. If Guinness verifies it, it would be the oldest message in a bottle on record. Sadly, the postcard is mostly illegible, but a German museum was able to make out who wrote it - the son of a baker who was 20 at the time.
Maybe you remember that 2006 film Snakes on a Plane. Well, today we bring you rats on a train. New Yorkers pride themselves on being pretty tough. But one morning this week, commuters could not keep their cool when a rat joined them in their subway car. A YouTube video of the incident shows the riders screaming, sobbing, and jumping up onto their seats, just as the train conductor comes over the loudspeaker and tells them to have a safe day.
Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 12:21 pm
Until Wednesday, the 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who's charged with multiple counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault after a stabbing attack at his high school was known as "a nice young boy," his attorney said this morning. Now the sophomore is in custody after the attack that left more than 20 people — nearly all of them fellow students — injured.
Originally published on Thu April 10, 2014 11:00 am
First, a confession: I've been a serial intern. Like so many other millennials, I've hopped from internship to internship, my wages often paid more in promises than recognized currency. And though my last internship — here at NPR Books — was one of the best things to happen to me (hi there, Boss!), it's safe to say that I carried into Shane Kuhn's new novel some preconceived notions. Even before I opened The Intern's Handbook, I knew that my review might need some sort of disclaimer. Consider this it.
This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene.
When you're picking a restaurant or a hotel or a car you might want to buy, it has become so easy to go online, do research, compare and make the best choice. Not so when you're doing something far more important - like picking the right doctor. But in coming months, the government will be releasing more information about doctors.
There's also anxiety in Pakistan because it is a country where you can get into big trouble because of what you say. Recently, gunmen there opened fire on a prominent journalist who's a critic of Islamic extremism, killing his driver. Twenty-five journalists have been killed over the last decade. Non-journalists like the young activist Malala Yousafzai have been attacked. NPR's Philip Reeves went to see two young Pakistanis who think they're better off singing about their political views than talking. He sent this postcard from Lahore.
It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm David Greene. Social scientists have learned over the years that they can't always trust what people tell them. Ask about their behavior and some people lie - even to themselves. You have to compare what people say to some measurement of what they actually do. That's what researchers did when looking at religious behavior in three parts of the Muslim world. Our colleague Steve Inskeep discussed this with NPR's Shankar Vedantam.
And our last word in business today is: Getting Credit for a Crunch.
Crunch, as in the sound of biting into a Doritos Locos Tacos. A variety Taco Bell has been serving since 2012. But four former Taco Bell interns say they came up with the idea all the way back in 1995. Andrea Watt and three fellow interns were told that their idea wasn't really all that marketable. But Taco Bell has netted $1 billion from the Doritos Locos Tacos. The former interns say they don't want money, just a little bit of recognition.