With more than 100 million Americans now over the age of 50, technology companies are eager to find new ways to cater to Baby Boomer consumers. From a mobile app that offers medical tips to wearable devices, special correspondent Megan Hughes reports on how startups are designing products to appeal to older Americans’ desires for longevity and wellness. Continue reading
The new director of the Secret Service went on the offensive Thursday on Capitol Hill, disputing characterizations in news reports that two senior agents crashed a government vehicle into a security barrier at the White House after a night of drinking earlier this month.
What are the dangers of series such as “The Jinx” and “Serial” that blur the lines between entertainment and law enforcement? Join a New York Times reporter and NPR TV critic in our next NewsHour chat. Continue reading
What explains the conflicting data about how young people feel about race in America? Continue reading
WASHINGTON — With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama’s health care law, a new poll finds many Americans have heard nothing about the case. But when the potential fallout is explained, most say it would hurt the country and they would look to Congress or the states to fix it.
In the United States, the best cities for making a living are usually the least affordable. Minneapolis-St. Paul has been an exception, thanks in part to progressive laws on education, tax sharing and housing. But even in the Twin Cities, there’s a sharp racial inequality gap. Judy Woodruff interviews writer Derek Thompson as part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and the PBS NewsHour. Continue reading
In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, a record number of sea lion pups have washed up on shore in Southern California. Some scientists think the warming waters and shortage of fish are forcing mothers to search longer for food, and marine mammal centers taking care of the hungry pups are nearing capacity. Continue reading
Following the release of a video showing the members of University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chanting racist slurs, the conversation of racism on college campuses has been refreshed. How have campus newspapers responded to the disturbing images? Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON — An intelligence agency employee whose drone crashed on the White House lawn earlier this year won’t face criminal charges.