Jeb Bush Finds His Stride In New Hampshire, But Is It Too Late?

The former Florida governor finally seems at ease on the campaign trail. Is he peaking at the right time or have months of missteps made it just too much for him to overcome?

Record $300 Million Net Loss For McDonald's In Japan As Sales Drop

Hit by several scandals over food safety controls, McDonald's business in Japan has reported its worst annual results since it went public 15 years ago.

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

Author Erika Christakis mounts a spirited defense of a four-letter word that, she says, isn't used nearly enough in early classrooms: P-L-A-Y.

Developers Arrested Over Building That Collapsed In Taiwan's Earthquake

So far, 39 of the more than 40 people who died in the quake were residents of the Golden Dragon apartment building in the city of Tainan.

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Farm Contractors Balk At Obamacare Requirements

The federal health law is putting farmers in a tough spot. Many contractors supplying workers have to offer health coverage. Insurance is costly, and contractors worry about immigration fallout.

Head-On Train Crash In Germany Kills At Least 9 People

Rescue and salvage crews are still working at the site of the crash near the town of Bad Aibling, roughly 40 miles southeast of Munich.

These Are The New Hampshire Towns To Watch On Primary Night

Republicans will be looking at the southern part of the state, while Democrats will be fighting it out in college communities and blue-collar towns.

3 Tiny New Hampshire Towns Voted At Midnight. Do They Predict Anything?

The earliest polls in the New Hampshire primary opened in Dixville Notch, Millsfield and Hart's Location. Dixville Notch, won by John Kasich, boasts a streak of correctly predicting the GOP nominee.

Sorry, Bogie, A Sigh Is Not Just A Sigh

Sighs aren't just signs of resignation, relief or the blues. Involuntary sighs are vital to lung health, say scientists who think they have figured out the brain circuitry that controls the reflex.

U.S. Charges Widow Of ISIS Leader In Death Of American Kayla Mueller

Mueller was an aid worker in Syria when she was taken hostage in 2013. Her death was confirmed in February 2015. The woman charged in Mueller's captivity is in Iraqi custody.

One Of Denver’s Last Movie Rental Stores Has A Plan To Stay Afloat

February 9, 2016
Jeff Hahn bought the Video One rental store in Denver in 2009. (Corey H. Jones/CPR News)

Video One has survived the rise and fall of mega chains like Blockbuster and it’s still here during the age of online streaming.

I’m Against Mandatory Rooming-In With Your Baby — Here’s Why

February 9, 2016
Hospitals are phasing out the routine use of newborn nurseries. But what about exhausted postpartum mothers desperate for a few hours of sleep? Massachusetts hospitals are slowly phasing out nurseries from maternity wards. (Juanedc/ flickr)

Hospitals are phasing out the routine use of newborn nurseries. But what about exhausted postpartum mothers desperate for a few hours of sleep?

10 Things To Know About New Hampshire

February 8, 2016
Dublin, New Hampshire. (Allegra Boverman/NHPR)

With the focus on the primary race, we decided to do a little digging to find out what sets this state apart from the other 49.

The Fastest And Slowest Talking States In The U.S.

February 8, 2016
Girls talking on a walk. (Andrey/Flickr)

In a state-by-state breakdown, the firm found that northern states tended to speak faster, say more words and grow impatient quicker than southern states.

‘Milk Like Sugar’ Offers Saucy, Lyrical Look At Teen Pregnancy — And Much More

February 6, 2016
Jasmine Carmichael and Shanae Burch. (Courtesy T. Charles Erickson/Huntington Theatre)

“Milk Like Sugar” and its look at urban youth facing an uncertain future gets a cocky, convincing Boston premiere at the Huntington, says Carolyn Clay.

The Meaning Of The Super Bowl

February 6, 2016
Pictured, an official game ball for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game. The Denver Broncos will play the Carolina Panthers on Feb. 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, CA. (Rick Osentoski/ AP)

A dizzying but hi-def vision of what we’ve become as a nation and a people.

Black At BLS: Race And Sensitivity At Boston Latin School

February 5, 2016
Kylie Webster-Cazeau, left, and Meggie Noel, seniors at Boston Latin School (Delores Handy/WBUR)

On Martin Luther King Day this year, two students at the prestigious Boston Latin School launched a social media campaign: #BlackatBLS.

Overcoming Addiction In Vermont

February 5, 2016
Skyler Browder's path to addiction began with alcohol in high school; she then moved from OxyContin to heroin. Today, she's a student at Community College of Vermont in Winooski and a single mom, and she's sober. She goes to five support group meetings per week. (Lynne McCrea/VPR)

“Even though I had glimmers of hope of what my life might be like if I could stop using, I could never stop.”

Pope To Meet Russian Orthodox Leader After 1,000-Year Estrangement

February 5, 2016
At left, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill is pictured on November 14, 2014 at Belgrade's cathedral. At right, Pope Francis arrives at St. Peter's Basilica for the Christmas Night Mass on December 24, 2015. (Andrej Isakovic, Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

The Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church split during what was called the Great Schism of 1054.

#TheDollEvolves: What Barbie’s New Body Can — And Cannot — Do For Our Girls’ Body Image

February 5, 2016
Sarah Kiser: "Our children need to see us smile at our own reflection and at the shape of our natural figures." Pictured: A group of new Barbie dolls introduced in January 2016. Mattel, the maker of the famous plastic doll, said it will start selling Barbies in three new body types: tall, curvy and petite. She’ll also come in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles. (AP/Mattel)

Our children need to see us smile at our own reflection and at the shape of our natural figures.

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

February 4, 2016
Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi had successful separate music careers before they formed Tedeschi Trucks Band. (

The duo talks about their new album, “Let Me Get By,” and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Do Babies Understand FaceTime And Skype?

February 4, 2016
It's unclear whether young children can emotionally understand why they're seeing someone they love on a screen but can't touch them. (Tatsuo Yamashita/Flickr)

It’s reassuring for parents and grandparents far away from their little loved ones, but what do babies get out of it?

With New Body Types, Mattel Expands Barbie’s Bottom — And Its Bottom Line

February 4, 2016
Judy Bolton-Fasman: Today, as ever, Barbie reminds us that women will always find something wrong with their bodies. Mattel Inc., the maker of the famous plastic Barbie doll, pictured here, says it will start selling Barbie's in three new body types: tall, curvy and petite. She'll also come in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles. The El Segundo, Calif., toy company will also continue to sell the original Barbie. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

Today, as ever, Barbie reminds us that women will always find something wrong with their bodies.

China Makes A $43 Billion Bid For Syngenta

February 3, 2016
Chinese Ren Jianxin (Left), Chairman of ChemChina gestures next to Michel Demare, Chairman of Swiss farm chemicals giant Syngenta during a press conference to present Syngenta's annual results at the company's headquarters in Basel on February 3, 2016 State-owned China National Chemical Corp on February 3, 2016 offered $43 billion in an agreed takeover for Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta, in what would be by far the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Chinese firm. ( MICHAEL BUHOLZER/AFP/Getty Images)

ChemChina, China’s state-owned chemical corporation, is making an offer on the Swiss seeds and pesticides company.

Why Bernie Sanders Resonates With Young People

February 3, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has a selfie taken with an audience member after speaking at a campaign stop at Dartmouth College, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Hanover, N.H. (John Minchillo/AP)

At the Iowa Democratic caucuses, he won 84 percent of voters aged 17 to 29, compared to Clinton’s 14 percent.

The Power Of 'Presence'

February 3, 2016
Author and Harvard Business School social psychologist Amy Cuddy. (Photo by Bob O'Connor / Courtesy The Author)

Strike a power pose. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy on the power of presence when you’re ready to act and win.

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