With very few foreign reporters in Tripoli, NPR turned to eyewitness accounts to tell the story of violent unrest in the Libyan capital. And as NPR production assistant Asma Khalid writes, Libyan-Americans set up a Facebook group to help get information out of the capital.
As revolts shake up the Mideast, Arab-Americans are rallying support here at home.
Though the intrigue was always there, James Vincent McMorrow didn't decide to pick up a guitar until he was 19. His growing fascination with singing and songwriting was a pretty big shift from his affinity for heavy metal, but he quickly found a home in the pop world. According to McMorrow, he "just learned to play as many instruments as I could and listened to as many singers as I could... when I got to about (age) 19, 20, I started listening to singers. I normally just listened to bands."
Ice cream containing mothers' breast milk has been confiscated from a London shop that caused a stir — and some long lines — when it introduced the product last week. Westminster Council officials say the flavor, dubbed Baby Gaga, must undergo testing to ensure it doesn't pose a health threat.
As armed clashes escalate in Libya, the country is on the brink of a "protracted civil war," according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And the U.S. is considering military options such as a no-fly zone, Clinton told a House committee Tuesday morning.
Saying that all options are being considered as possible ways to stop the bloodshed, Clinton said, "We have also, with our NATO allies and with the Pentagon, begun to look at potential planning.... One of those actions that is under review is a no-fly zone," she said.
As of today, the Drug Enforcement Agency has banned "fake pot" substances, which use chemicals to purportedly replicate the effects of marijuana. Those substances had been in a legal limbo, with many states lacking laws to deal with them.
The DEA says the chemicals have provoked reactions that include seizures and hallucinations, and that they pose a threat to public health and safety.