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NHL Hall-Of-Fame Coach Al Arbour Dies At Age 82
The long-time coach of the New York Islanders won four Stanley Cup championships with the team — after winning four as a player.
On Wall Street: Not Much Fun, But It Sure Was Interesting
Markets have been seeing some of the biggest stock-price swings in years. And economists say the extreme volatility is starting to weigh down consumer confidence.
#NPRreads: Middle East Air Quality, Lead Poisoning, And Jell-O
Around the newsroom and around the world, here's what we're reading this week.
In A Remote Part Of Washington, A Scramble To Save Cattle From Flames
More than 1,000 square miles of wildfires are burning in the state. In the isolated Okanogan Valley, where power and phone lines have burned, cattle ranchers are doing what they can to spare herds.
Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Reunite For War's 50th Anniversary
Pilots and their families plant a tree at Arlington National Cemetery and honor comrades who were killed in the war.
Doctors Without Borders To Take Legal Action Against Bollywood Film
The aid organization also known as Médecins Sans Frontières says that Phantom portrays a worker for a "confusingly similar" group who helps track down a terrorist.
Dartmouth Football's Brilliant Dummies
Two then-students at Dartmouth College built a game-changing mobile robotic football dummy that they say will decrease head injuries sustained from repeated tackling collisions.
Hundreds Of Desperate Migrants Feared Dead Off Libya And In Austria
Austrian police say that dozens of people died after being crammed into the back of a smuggler's truck, which was found abandoned on a highway Thursday. And hundreds are feared dead after two boats sank off Libya's coast.
On Eve Of Katrina Anniversary, Bush Takes A Tour Of New Orleans 10 Years On
Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm's aftermath.
Clinton Takes The Stage At Democratic Summit, Trying To Quell Concerns
As speculation swirls on a possible run by Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton's campaign is trying to show strength. She addressed Democratic National Committee members Friday in Minneapolis.
Comparing The Top Boss's Pay To Yours
Starting in 2018, companies will have to disclose how CEO pay compares to median worker pay. A recent survey of the biggest CEO-to-worker pay ratios shows Discovery at the top at nearly 2,000-to-1.
Billions Spent On Flood Barriers, But New Orleans Still A 'Fishbowl'
People in New Orleans say the city finally has the storm defense system it should have had before Hurricane Katrina — at a cost of $14.5 billion. Now someone needs to cover the cost to keep it strong.
After Mysterious Absence, Dallas DA In Treatment For Mental Illness
Dallas District Attorney Susan Hawk announced she is being treated for depression after three weeks of questions over her whereabouts. Her staff had said she was on a long vacation.
Indicted Congressman Challenges Limits On Contact With Colleagues
Rep. Chaka Fattah was indicted on on conspiracy, bribery, and fraud counts, and now says restrictions on his ability to meet with his colleagues is an "undue and unnecessary burden."
University Of Illinois Fires Football Coach Over Handling Of Player Injuries
Illini Director of Athletics Mike Thomas fired Tim Beckman on Friday. A school statement says the decision was made "in the best interests of student-athletes."