"The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just."
- State Dept. Officials Work To Verify Islamic State's Beheading Video Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:50:02 -0400
- In a new video released by the militant group Islamic State, American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to be killed by extremists associated with the group.
- New U.S. Rules Protect Giant Bluefin Tuna Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:43:00 -0400
- To reduce the number of giant bluefin tuna killed by fishing fleets, the U.S. is putting out new rules about commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the western Atlantic.
- Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks? Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:35:00 -0400
- The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
- Homes On The Grange: The Storied Tents Of A Pa. Fair Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:14 -0400
- The Grange Fair of central Pennsylvania harkens back to the days of the region's rural farming in the 19th century. Beyond the trappings of the typical fair, WPSU's Emily Reddy reports that families bring nearly a thousand tents to live in during the fair — many of which have been passed down through the generations.
- Detroit's Fiscal Future Rests With A Federal Judge Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:14 -0400
- Detroit's future comes down to this: a federal trial over the city's plan to emerge from largest municipal bankruptcy ever in the U.S. As Detroit Public Radio's Quinn Klinefelter reports, city officials argue the plan is the best way to propel Detroit into prosperity — but some major creditors aren't pleased with it.
- Faced With Ukrainian Turmoil, NATO Considers New 'Rapid Reaction Force' Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:14 -0400
- In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
- How A New Police Force In Camden Helped Turn The City Around Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:00 -0400
- It's been more than a year since the city of Camden, N.J., dissolved its police force, replacing it with a new county-run department. Police Chief J. Scott Thomson explains those changes.
- Islamic State Video Appears To Show Beheading Of A New U.S. Journalist Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:00 -0400
- The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff. Two weeks ago, the group threatened to kill Sotloff in a video depicting the beheading of James Foley, another American journalist.
- For Men's Rights Groups, Feminism Has Come At The Expense Of Men Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:08:00 -0400
- Men's rights movement leaders say they're pushing back against the excesses of feminism and highlighting the problems of men and boys. Critics argue that misogyny is lurking just below the surface.
- Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:10:00 -0400
- Police officers in Ferguson, Mo., are now wearing body cameras. But cameras don't solve everything. Sometimes, they can create more disputes.
- After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:47:00 -0400
- It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel Casino Hotel. Its closure is part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September.
- Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:56:00 -0400
- Although some insurance plans are expanding coverage for infertility treatments, most coverage remains skimpy. Shared-risk programs can help couples gain some measure of control.
- The Politics Of Calling In Sick Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:01:00 -0400
- A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.
- What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:03:00 -0400
- A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
- Cuban Rafters Still Attempt Difficult Journey To The U.S. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:58:44 -0400
- This month is the 20th anniversary of the Cuban refugee exodus when 35,000 Cubans fled on rafts to the U.S. There's been a spike this year in Cubans risking their lives on rafts to reach the U.S.