| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:29 AM
In the world of dieting, many promises are made and broken. But author Kevin Trudeau's is an extreme case: He had been warned by no less than the Federal Trade Commission not to make false claims about his diet book in advertisements.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:05 PM
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This Old House Three homeowners...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:44 AM
He’s not an expert, but he’s played one on television, and that’s part of the reason that Kevin Trudeau could soon be headed for federal prison.
There, as one blog comment sardonically says, he could peddle a book called “The...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:04 AM
In the '90s, Julia Sweeney rose to fame playing the androgynous Pat on "Saturday Night Live," a character whose indeterminate gender identity was a source of constant frustration for his (or was it her?) friends.
But that doesn't mean she is one for...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 9:02 AM
The very first book featuring the little girl in a coat and yellow hat, "Madeline," appeared in 1939, and the Madeline series has continued ever since. On Friday, NPR got the jump on Madeline's upcoming 75th birthday by talking to her author.
| Oct 13, 2013
The Republican Party is at war with itself. It's divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Obama's healthcare law. It hasn't been notably successful at either, which helps explain why the GOP's standing in the eyes of...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:35 AM
“The Republican Party is at war with itself,” Doyle McManus wrote in his Sunday column about how former Republican Sen. Jim DeMint is using his new post at the Heritage Foundation to push Republican members of Congress as far right as...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:02 PM
A year ago, word went out that Rupert Murdoch was looking to buy this newspaper. Reaction was swift, strong and all over the map.
Some envisioned the father of Fox News turning The Times into another partisan mouthpiece. Others fretted over Murdoch's...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:13 AM
After the coffee. Before going back to bed for some more sleep.
The Skinny: I was out of town Thursday on assignment and didn't get back home until about 1 a.m., so I'm groggy and wired at the same time. Friday's roundup includes the box office preview...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:46 PM
When Detroit filed for bankruptcy in July, people wondered whether the once-great city could make a comeback. Looking at the blight, the shrunken population and the diminished public services, the picture looked grim. Detroit was an ailing, dying city....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Fox News Channel has led the cable news ratings for years. But now a new book claims the network invented many of its most ardent online fans.
PR staffers for Fox News — home of Bill O'Reilly and other combative talk hosts — set up bogus...