9:49am

Thu February 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Warren Buffett Puts Heinz In His Pantry

J.B. Reed Landov

The Oracle of Omaha is again showing he's got a taste for companies that make the kinds of food many Americans love.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is joining with the Brazilian investment group 3G Capital to buy H.J. Heinz Co. for $23.3 billion. Add in the debt that the new owners will assume and the deal's value grows to $28 billion, Buffett's company says.

Read more

9:05am

Thu February 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Fell By 27,000 Last Week

The number of people filing first-time clams for unemployment insurance fell by 27,000 last week, to 341,000 from 368,000 the week before.

The Employment and Training Administration also reports that the "4-week moving average was 352,500, an increase of 1,500." That average, in theory, gives a better picture of the trend.

Read more

8:45am

Thu February 14, 2013
The Two-Way

'I Thought We Were Dead,' Says One Of Cop Killer's Hostages

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 1:05 pm

Karen and Jim Reynolds.
AP video

8:40am

Thu February 14, 2013
Shots - Health News

Scientists Pass The Hat For Research Funding

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 1:28 pm

Car commercial? Nope. Jessica Richman, Zachary Apte (center) and William Ludington are looking to the crowd for money to fund uBiome, which will sequence the genetic code of microbes that live on and inside humans.
Courtesy of uBiome

When the X-ray was invented, people clamored to get one. Not for any medical reason, but just to see what was typically hidden inside their bodies.

Something like that seems to be happening with DNA sequencing technology. First it was companies offering to sequence people's genomes. Now it's learning all about your microbiome, the collection of microorganisms living on and in your body.

Read more

8:09am

Thu February 14, 2013
Krulwich Wonders...

Guy Pumps Out A Valentine — Literally

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 1:47 pm

Courtesy of Payam Rajabi

7:55am

Thu February 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: LBJ And Lady Bird Johnson's Love Letters Go Public

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 10:02 am

Lady Bird Johnson and President Lyndon Johnson at an election rally in 1964.
Terry Fincher Getty Images

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

Read more

7:40am

Thu February 14, 2013
Sports

Pistorius In Custody After Girlfriend's Death

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 3:05 am

Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Read more

7:27am

Thu February 14, 2013
The Two-Way

'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius In Custody After Girlfriend's Shooting Death

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 1:50 pm

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa leaves the starting blocks of the men's 400-meter race at the 2012 London Olympics.
Michael Steele Getty Images

Our most recent update was added at 1:45 p.m. ET.

South African Paralympic and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius "has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend," The Associated Press reports from Pretoria.

Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed inside Pistorius' home early Thursday, police say.

The AP adds that:

Read more

7:15am

Thu February 14, 2013
Around the Nation

Georgia To Show Off Preschool Successes

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 3:05 am

Transcript

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

President Obama travels to Atlanta today, where he's announcing the details of a universal preschool plan. Georgia has the oldest universal pre-K program in the country. During his State of the Union address this week, the president outlined his argument for expanding pre-K nationally.

(SOUNDBITE OF STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS)

Read more

7:03am

Thu February 14, 2013
From The NPR Bookshelves

Sick Of Valentine's Day? 6 Book Stories To Soothe Your Soul

Nate iStockphoto.com

This Valentine's Day, if you're feeling lonely, heartbroken, or just a bit jaundiced, we've got some archive treasures for you — tempestuous relationships, cartoon heartbreak, and a few books that may make you feel less alone — plus a bonus playlist from our good friends at NPR Music.

Read more

Pages