KASU http://kasu.org en As Rescue Efforts Continue, Korean Ferry Sinks Below Surface http://kasu.org/post/rescue-efforts-continue-korean-ferry-sinks-below-surface As darkness fell Friday in the Yellow Sea off South Korea's southern coast, there was still no good news to report about efforts to determine if any of the nearly 270 people missing since a passenger ferry capsized Wednesday might still be alive inside the sunken ship.<p>The overturned ship's keel, which had been floating just above the surface of the water, <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/04/18/transcript-shows-ferry-captain-delayed-evacuation/" target="_blank">disappeared below the waves at day's end</a>. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 43064 at http://kasu.org As Rescue Efforts Continue, Korean Ferry Sinks Below Surface Indiana Man Lets Buyer Keep His Stolen Car http://kasu.org/post/indiana-man-lets-buyer-keep-his-stolen-car A 72-year-old man thought the deal he got on a car was too good to be true so he looked up its rightful owner. Derk West decided the older man needed the car more than he did so he let him keep it. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:59:00 +0000 editor 43066 at http://kasu.org Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying http://kasu.org/post/obama-wants-sell-exports-asia-critics-arent-buying Next week, President Obama is going to Asia, where he'll talk up a proposed deal to increase U.S. trade with that region.<p>If he succeeds, he could open up huge new markets for U.S. farmers and manufactures, strengthen U.S. influence in Asia and set a path to greater prosperity.<p>At least, that's what the White House says.<p>Critics say that cheery outlook is all wrong. They believe the <a href="http://www.ustr.gov/tpp">Trans-Pacific Partnership</a> would lead to environmental harm, more expensive prescription drugs and a less open Internet. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:40:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 43065 at http://kasu.org Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant http://kasu.org/post/chelsea-clinton-announces-shes-pregnant Chelsea's parents — Bill and Hillary — sent out tweets confirming the news. The former president wrote that he's excited to add a new line to his Twitter bio: grandfather to be. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:36:00 +0000 editor 43062 at http://kasu.org Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated http://kasu.org/post/why-mumps-and-measles-can-spread-even-when-were-vaccinated More than two months after a nasty <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mumps/downloads/dis-mumps-color-office.pdf">mumps virus</a> triggered fever, headache and painfully swollen glands among a handful of students at Ohio State University, the outbreak has ballooned to 234 cases at last count, and has spilled into the surrounding community in Columbus, Ohio.<p>"Columbus officials are calling it the city's biggest outbreak since the development of the mumps vaccine in the 1940s," WOSU reporter Steve Brown tells Shots. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:33:00 +0000 Michaeleen Doucleff 43061 at http://kasu.org Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated Plunge In Circulation Forces Changes At Japanese Magazine http://kasu.org/post/last-word-business-236 Wonderful Wife was a top seller when more women stayed at home and took care of the kids. Now that more women stay on the job, the publisher replaced it with a magazine aimed at working mothers. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 43063 at http://kasu.org Inmates To Be Moved Temporarily Out Of Infamous Iraqi Prison http://kasu.org/post/inmates-be-moved-temporarily-out-iraqs-abu-ghraib-prison Kelly McEvers talks to Ned Parker, Baghdad bureau chief for the Reuters news agency, about the temporary closure of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. Its 2,400 inmates will be transferred. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 43060 at http://kasu.org Colombia Mourns Death Of Favorite Son: Gabriel Garcia Marquez http://kasu.org/post/colombia-mourns-death-favorite-son-gabriel-garcia-marquez Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, died on Thursday. He made Colombia synonymous with literature, particularly the dreamlike, whimsical story-telling known as magical realism. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 43059 at http://kasu.org Budget Cuts Threaten Mock Villages At Military Training Center http://kasu.org/post/budget-cuts-threaten-mock-villages-military-training-center David Greene talks to Weekend All Things Considered host Arun Rath about his trip to Fort Irwin National Training Center located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 43058 at http://kasu.org Many Sunken Ferry Victims Believed To Be Trapped Below Deck http://kasu.org/post/many-sunken-ferry-victims-believed-be-trapped-below-deck The rescue and recovery mission is continuing off the southern coast of South Korea after a ferry capsized earlier this week. More than 200 people are missing. Bad weather is hampering the efforts. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 43057 at http://kasu.org Born With HIV, Building A Future http://kasu.org/post/born-hiv-building-future Cristina Peña was born in 1984 with HIV. Her father died from AIDS, and her mother is still living with HIV. Cristina was told she had HIV when she was 9, but she and her family kept it a secret from her schoolmates and friends.<p>In high school, she started dating Chris Ondaatje. One day, Chris decided to tell Cristina that he was in love with her.<p>That's when Cristina sat him down for a revelation of her own.<p>"I remember sitting on your living room floor, and I could tell something was wrong," Chris tells Cristina on a visit to StoryCorps in San Francisco. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:34:00 +0000 NPR Staff 43054 at http://kasu.org Born With HIV, Building A Future Sunni Discontent Fuels Growing Violence In Iraq's Anbar Province http://kasu.org/post/sunni-discontent-fuels-growing-violence-iraqs-anbar-province Violence has reignited in western Iraq, with Islamist fighters taking over much of Anbar province three months ago. A renegade al-Qaida group has set up its headquarters in Fallujah — the city where hundreds of U.S. soldiers died a decade ago, trying to wrest it from insurgent control.<p>But this time, the enemy isn't the U.S. and it's not just extremists fighting. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Alice Fordham 43055 at http://kasu.org Sunni Discontent Fuels Growing Violence In Iraq's Anbar Province Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future' http://kasu.org/post/six-words-segregation-should-not-determine-our-future <em>The investigative journalism group ProPublica, with reporter Nikole Hannah</em><em>-</em><em>Jones, has just completed a yearlong project, </em><a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/segregation-now-the-resegregation-of-americas-schools/#intro">Segregation Now</a><em>, exploring the re-segregation of schools in the U.S., with a particular look at Tuscaloosa, Ala.</em><p><em>In partnership with ProPublica, </em><a href="http://theracecardproject.com/">The Race Card Project</a> <em>went to Tuscaloosa to collect resident's six-word stories about changes in the racial makeup of their city. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:31:00 +0000 NPR Staff 43056 at http://kasu.org Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future' Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep http://kasu.org/post/even-chimps-know-firm-bed-makes-quality-sleep In the wilds of Africa, chimpanzees consistently choose to make their sleeping nests in a particular tree that offers the "just right" kind of comfort that Goldilocks famously preferred.<p>That's according to a new study in the journal <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0095361;jsessionid=6EAE23D29CF422DDF26836FAA9103484">PLOS ONE</a> that could also bolster a theory that solid shut-eye may have been a key to human evolution.<p>In the latest study, scientists measured the "stiffness and bending strength" of seven trees most commonly used by chimps to ma Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:14:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43052 at http://kasu.org Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans http://kasu.org/post/tabasco-and-beer-flavored-not-your-easter-bunnys-jelly-beans This Easter, you can drown your sorrows in a glass of Jellybean milk — or with a pile of beer-flavored jelly beans.<p>The new twists are a sign that jelly beans are continuing their march to candyland domination. Americans buy 16 billion beans in the Easter season alone (mid-February until the actual holiday), according to the <a href="http://www.candyusa.com/index.cfm">National Confectioners Association</a>. The candy even has its own holiday on April 22.<p>That's quite an accomplishment for a seemingly simple candy. But in fact, there's nothing simple about the bean. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:31:00 +0000 editor 43053 at http://kasu.org Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches http://kasu.org/post/president-obamas-favorite-county-least-when-it-comes-giving-speeches Residents of Prince George's County, Md., might just get sick of hearing "Hail to the Chief." President Obama has visited this county to deliver policy addresses more than any other in his second term.<p>"Hello Maryland. It's good to see you," the president said enthusiastically in January at a Costco in Lanham, Md. "I love to get outside of the Beltway, even if it is just a few hundred feet away."<p>For many years, presidents have traveled to Prince George's County because it is the location of Joint Base Andrews, the home base of Air Force One. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:02:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 43051 at http://kasu.org Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches A Story Of Torture And Forgiveness That Spans A Half-Century http://kasu.org/post/story-torture-and-forgiveness-spans-half-century Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>In 1995, two men whose paths had crossed more than half a century before, met in Thailand: one a Scotsman, the other Japanese. In 1942, the Scotsman, Eric Lomax, had been a prisoner of war and a victim of torture. Takashi Nagase was a Japanese soldier and an English language interpreter for the men who tortured Lomax. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:12:00 +0000 NPR Staff 43049 at http://kasu.org The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium http://kasu.org/post/ohio-snake-art-thats-been-mid-slither-millennium In new installment of the Spring Break series, Noah Adams visits the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio. It's not a burial site; it's a massive, grass-covered effigy of a snake, created a thousand years ago. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:12:00 +0000 Noah Adams 43048 at http://kasu.org The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job http://kasu.org/post/when-being-pregnant-also-means-being-out-job The workplace has become a more understanding place for pregnant women or new moms these days. Many companies now have lactation rooms and offer more liberal maternity and paternity leave policies than in years past.<p>But for some women, pregnancy can still be a career liability.<p>Heather Myers was fresh out of high school and working at a Wal-Mart in Salina, Kan., in 2006 when she found out she was pregnant. She kept a water bottle with her on the sales floor, as her doctor recommended. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:12:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 43046 at http://kasu.org When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant http://kasu.org/post/chelsea-clinton-says-shes-pregnant Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child, also a first grandchild for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.<p>"Mark and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year," Chelsea Clinton, who is 34, said at a New York event while sitting on a stage with her mother, according to The Associated Press.<p>Hillary Clinton said she's "really excited" about becoming a grandmother.<p>Chelsea is vice chairman of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Foundation. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43045 at http://kasu.org Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant A Duo's Debut Album: A Collaboration From 'The Both' http://kasu.org/post/duos-debut-album-collaboration-both Transcript <p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST: <p>The Both is the name for the duo formed by veteran singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. "The Both" is also the name of their debut album. The two began performing together in 2012, when Ted Leo was Mann's opening act. Mann began joining Leo onstage during his set. They liked the sound their voices together and started collaborating. Rock critic Ken Tucker has this review of "The Both."<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE GAMBLER")<p>THE BOTH: (singing) The ball dropped in the cold like dawn on a cold eastern morning. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:57:00 +0000 Ken Tucker 43050 at http://kasu.org Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87 http://kasu.org/post/nobel-prize-winning-author-gabriel-garcia-marquez-dies-87 Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of <em>One Hundred Years of Solitude,</em> has died in Mexico City. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43047 at http://kasu.org Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87 Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million http://kasu.org/post/obama-affordable-care-act-enrollment-hits-8-million President Obama says that enrollment under the Affordable Care Act has reached 8 million after the March 31 sign-up deadline was extended by two weeks.<p>"This thing is working," he told reporters at a White House briefing on Thursday.<p>The president said that 35 percent of those signing up through the federal government's website were under the age of 35. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43039 at http://kasu.org Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million On Russian Call-in Show, Putin Maintains Hard Line Against West http://kasu.org/post/russian-call-show-putin-maintains-hard-line-against-west Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to move troops into Ukraine to protect the local Russian-speaking population, but he reserves the right to do so. He made the comments on a televised call-in show. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:12:00 +0000 Corey Flintoff 43033 at http://kasu.org 'Bintel Brief' And 'Hellfighters': American Stories, Powerfully Illustrated http://kasu.org/post/bintel-brief-and-hellfighters-american-stories-powerfully-illustrated <em>A Bintel Brief</em> and <em>The Harlem Hellfighters</em> are two New York Stories. That's why I'm combining them in this review; not because — as some purists still think — they're lesser works of literature because they're graphic novels. If Egyptian hieroglyphics, the Bayeux Tapestry, and Art Spiegelman's 1991 classic, <em>Maus,</em> haven't yet convinced the high-art holdouts of the value of stories told in visual sequence, nothing I say now about these two books is likely to. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Maureen Corrigan 43044 at http://kasu.org 'Bintel Brief' And 'Hellfighters': American Stories, Powerfully Illustrated