• Tuthilltown Spirits in New York makes a clear corn whiskey, and the first legal aged whiskey in the state since Prohibition, among other products.
    Joel Rose/NPR
    11:30am Jul 23, 2013
    National National Economy

    New York Toasts Long-Awaited Revival Of Its Distilleries

    In the unregulated heyday before Prohibition, distilleries in New York produced whiskey, gin, rum and other spirits. Then the industry was all but wiped out for the next 80 years. But state laws regulating distilling have been loosened and now dozens of new distilleries have sprung up.
  • 9:02pm Jul 22, 2013
    National National Environment

    Fish Return To A Mining County River

    The Cheat River runs through historic mining country in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Coal has been an economic boost to the area, but often at a cost to the environment. The Cheat was one such casualty.
  • 9:02pm Jul 22, 2013
    National National

    Authorities Investigate Possible Serial Murders In Cleveland

    Police and FBI in East Cleveland are piecing together information after three bodies were found in trash bags over the weekend. Authorities believe the killings are related, and a man is in custody in connection with the case. Officials say they don't know if there are more bodies to be found in the hardscrabble Cleveland suburb.
  • Saltaire is one of the vacation villages on New York's Fire Island where Verizon has replaced copper landlines with home wireless connections.
    Dan Bobkoff / NPR
    9:02pm Jul 22, 2013
    National National

    Residents Forced To Live Without Landlines

    Verizon has taken the first step to replace copper lines with a home cellular connection in coastal areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. But many customers don't like the new phone connection, saying the new technology is inferior to traditional landlines.
  • 9:02pm Jul 22, 2013
    National National

    Lack Of Leaders Puts Strain On Homeland Security Department

    Fifteen top posts at the Department of Homeland Security, including retiring Secretary Janet Napolitano's position, are now vacant or soon will be. Many are being filled on a temporary basis, and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle want the Obama administration to get busy filling those jobs, too.
  • 9:02pm Jul 22, 2013
    Sports Sports National

    MLB Suspends Brewers Star Ryan Braun

    Major League Baseball announced Monday it is suspending Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun for the rest of the season for violating doping policy. Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the move.
  • Seasonal Ranger Mike Donahue (right) discuses the Battle of Little Bighorn with Jon Jones atop Custer Hill.
    Jim Kent / NPR
    12:04pm Jul 22, 2013
    National National

    Little Bighorn Tour Guide Brings Battle To Life

    The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana is one of the most visited sites in the National Park System. And for more than two decades, seasonal ranger Mike Donahue spends his summers at Little Big Horn, teaching visitors all about the historic battle.
  • 6:21pm Jul 21, 2013
    National National

    The Voting Rights Act: Hard-Won Gains, An Uncertain Future

    The Supreme Court overturned a key provision of the civil rights-era legislation in June. Free of past restrictions, some states acted quickly to change their voting laws, and it is now up to Congress to figure out where the act goes from here and how to continue to protect voters from discrimination.
  • 5:58pm Jul 21, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Military Sexual Assault Bill Would Reassign Authority

    New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants to give independent military prosecutors, rather than commanders, the power to decide which cases should be tried in military court.
  • In Full Upright and Locked Position aviation consultant Mark Gerchick looks at post-Sept. 11 air travel.
    W.W. Norton & Co.
    8:26am Jul 21, 2013
    National National Books Arts

    Flying High And Low In 'Full Upright And Locked Position'

    In a new book, aviation consultant Mark Gerchick writes that "the magic of air travel has morphed into an uncomfortable, crowded and utterly soulless ordeal." He talks about how it's gotten so bad, why there are so many hidden fees and if there actually is less leg room than there used to be.