The boozy blues of obsession and regret have never sounded so good — at least not in the last 16 years, which is how long it's been since The Afghan Whigs released an album. But while other '90s bands have cashed in with 20- and 25-year anniversary reunions and reissues of past classics, Greg Dulli and his band have returned to form with a new album of tantalizingly dark, soul-infused rock.
A short identity quiz stands between some Indiana taxpayers and their tax refunds this year.
After a reported 1,500 cases of tax return fraud last year, the Indiana Department of Revenue decided to look into how to protect Hoosiers from tax fraud.
Bob Dittmer, director of public relations for Indiana Department of Revenue, says the state partnered up with Lexis Nexis to create a short identity quiz based on information provided by public records, in order to combat potential identity thieves.
We are going to switch gears now and go to a place where fighting over racial and ethnic differences is about more than hurt feelings and lost opportunities. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Africa this week on a weeklong trip where he hopes to highlight advances in democratic and economic development and U.S. partnerships on the continent.
Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 12:43 pm
If you're a teenage athlete, or the parent of one, you probably live in fear of a torn anterior cruciate ligament, one of the knee's key stabilizing ligaments.
A torn ACL often requires surgical repair. But so-called neuromuscular training programs can cut the risk of a serious ACL injury and should be recommended to at-risk young athletes, especially girls, according to a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 5:36 pm
If you're a basketball nut, last week was heaven. Nearly all of the series in the first round of the NBA playoffs have been intense affairs with dramatic finishes. Several teams that barely squeaked into the postseason might upset some of the league's powerhouses. It was an uncommonly exciting week of hoops.
Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 6:24 pm
Australia's prime minister says the chance of finding any floating debris from MH370 is "highly unlikely" and that the search for the missing Malaysian Airliner will need to shift away from visual searches and focus instead on scouring the seafloor.
Tony Abbott said that at this point, weeks after the plane disappeared on March 8 with 239 people aboard, it's possible nothing will ever be found from the Boeing 777 that is thought to have gone down in the southern Indian Ocean west of Australia.
Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 6:39 pm
An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 683 people to die, including the top leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
It's the latest mass trial aimed at the Muslim Brotherhood party of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The defendants were charged with an attack on a police station in the city of Minya last year in which a policeman was killed.
Alice Fordham has covered the Arab world for more than five years. Her work has taken her from the bookshops of Baghdad to the sand dunes of Algeria - and back again. Now settling into her new posting for NPR as a correspondent in Beirut, she reflects on the little things (cakes, games and songs) that have kept her sane over the years.