Dec 12, 2013 — The House speaker lashed out at conservative advocacy groups over their opposition to the budget agreement reached by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray. His reaction comes not a moment too soon, as far as the speaker's allies are concerned.
Dec 12, 2013 — Aviation Week says the classified surveillance drone, which is meant to replace the Cold War-era SR-71 Blackbird, has begun test flights at Area 51.
Dec 12, 2013 — Jang Song Thaek, who had been a key figure in helping his nephew consolidate power after his father's death, was executed after being found guilty of treason.
Dec 12, 2013 — It turns out that the bacteria that are responsible meningitis B have a sugar coating that makes them look a lot like human cells. That similarity makes development of a vaccine against the germs especially tricky.
Dec 12, 2013 — Gandalf, the dwarves, and the titular hobbit continue their quest for the mountain in the second of Peter Jackson's three Lord of the Rings prequels. Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and Benedict Cumberbatch star.
Dec 12, 2013 — Portraying author P.L. Travers and Walt Disney, Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks recreate the backstage drama that got Mary Poppins from the page to the screen in Saving Mr. Banks. Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti and Jason Schwartzman also star.
Dec 12, 2013 — Harvard graduate students testing preschoolers who got music training said they could not establish a link between the exposure and improved IQs.
Dec 12, 2013 — After Superstorm Sandy, tens of thousands of cars and trucks were lined up in neat rows on a runway in New York.
Dec 12, 2013 — Chris Luedecke isn't actually old, but his music clearly draws from his remarkable ear for music and melodies of years gone by. Hear the multi-instrumentalist perform songs from his latest album, Tender Is the Night, live in Tennessee.
Dec 12, 2013 — The Rhode Island rock band visits WXPN to perform songs from its latest album, Negativity. Lead singer and songwriter John McCauley reflects on how the tumult in his personal life affected the new record.