Negotiations continue between the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson over extending his contract. Wilson has led the team to three playoffs and two Super Bowls during his first three years in Seattle.
But KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says giving Wilson what many fans feel he deserves is easier said than done.
The vote follows months of debate in the heavily Catholic country. Opinion polls suggest the referendum will pass and Ireland become the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage in a national vote.
But, as NPR's Ari Shapiro points out, "polls in this part of the world have been totally wrong in the past.
"Just this month, they were way off on the UK elections," Ari says.
She's the executive who wanted her macadamia nuts served on a plate and not in a bag, and was so outraged about the service on the airline for which she was vice-president that she threw a tantrum when confronting the flight crew.
Microbes in the ocean!
There are (and scientists have done the math) trillions of microorganisms in the ocean: plankton, bacteria, krill (they're maybe bigger than "micro," but not by much), viruses, protists and archaea (they're like bacteria, but they aren't bacteria).
The Earth as we know it wouldn't exist without the trillions of microorganisms that live in the oceans.
Steve Cook, who heads the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association, tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that soldiers returning from World War II formed gangs with names like POBOB and the Market Street Commandos.
Travel brochures and websites can often paint a picture of an “authentic” experience in a foreign country. But KPLU travel expert Matthew Brumley says so often, what people consider an “authentic” is far from real.
Cultures are changing, especially in Europe. Travel advertisements often show you a romanticized version of what you’ll actually experience.
Maryland is joining the list of states that have stopped making new drivers prove that they can maneuver a car into a parallel parking spot.
Prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby said at a news conference that the officers will be arraigned July 2.
"When I clap, everybody's going to dribble to the circle, pull it back and go to the right.
Analysts said at the time it was just another symptom of the continued militarization of local police forces.
This week, the White House announced a series of steps intended to address the kind of policing issues brought to light by the violence in Ferguson and later in Baltimore.
Even in this day and age, aviation is a male-dominated industry. But when Boeing delivered a new 737-900ER to United Airlines on Wednesday at King County International Airport, men were the ones in the minority – by design.
United Airlines wanted to do something special to recognize women throughout the company. So they decided to bring an all-women crew to Seattle to pick up the new plane and fly it back to Chicago with female employees from United as passengers. No males on board. As one person quipped on Twitter, it was an “unmanned flight.”
The daylong event celebrated a milestone in Zambia, where the practice of defecating in the open is all too common.
This can lead to bizarre, veiled conversations between medical professionals and overwhelmed families. Doctors and nurses want to help but also want to avoid prosecution, so they speak carefully, parsing their words. Family members, in the midst of one of the most confusing and emotional times of their lives, are left to interpret euphemisms.
That still frustrates Hope Arnold.
In November, Sajjad Mesih and his wife, Shama — who was pregnant when the couple in their 20s was killed — were beaten and thrown into the kiln they tended as laborers.
The New York Times described the killings in November: