Bill Chappell http://krwg.org en Border Patrol Ceases Flying Migrants To San Diego http://krwg.org/post/border-patrol-ceases-flying-migrants-san-diego Migrants from Central America who enter the U.S. illegally in Texas will no longer be flown to San Diego for processing, the U.S. Border Patrol says. The practice came under fire last week, when opponents led protests against it in Murrieta, Calif.<p>In announcing the change, the agency didn't mention the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/02/327738660/protesters-turn-back-buses-of-immigrant-detainees-near-san-diego">fierce local opposition</a>. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70308 at http://krwg.org Border Patrol Ceases Flying Migrants To San Diego LeBron James Will Return To The Cleveland Cavaliers http://krwg.org/post/lebron-james-will-return-cleveland-cavaliers The Miami experiment is over: LeBron James will play for the Cleveland Cavaliers next season. The NBA star opted out of his contract with the Heat after spending four seasons in Miami, where he won two championships.<p>James, 29, played for Cleveland for seven seasons before leaving the town, and his home state of Ohio, for Miami. Speculation about his next move heated up after James and the Heat were trounced in the NBA Finals by the San Antonio Spurs.<p><strong>Update at 12:45 p.m. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:46:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70307 at http://krwg.org LeBron James Will Return To The Cleveland Cavaliers Fly Like An Eagle: Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos http://krwg.org/post/fly-eagle-site-picks-best-aerial-drone-photos An eagle soars above a national park in Bali, Indonesia. A waterfall in Mexico is seen from above its shelf of cascading water. Those are the top two finishers in a contest held to find the best images captured by cameras mounted on aerial drones. The winners were recently unveiled by the site <a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/">Dronestagram</a>.<p>The website chose winners by two methods: a juried competition, and the images' popularity among the site's visitors (see the <a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/contest/rewards/">top three images</a> in each category). Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70297 at http://krwg.org Fly Like An Eagle: Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos Liverpool Unloads 'The Biter,' Sending Suarez To Barca For $128 Million http://krwg.org/post/liverpool-unloads-biter-sending-suarez-barca-128-million Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan striker who became headline news in the U.S. after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/24/325226445/living-up-to-his-past-suarez-apparently-bites-italian-opponent">biting an Italian player</a> during the World Cup, is moving to a new club. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70290 at http://krwg.org Liverpool Unloads 'The Biter,' Sending Suarez To Barca For $128 Million Dozens Of Ukrainian Troops Reportedly Killed By Militants http://krwg.org/post/dozens-ukraines-troops-reportedly-killed-militants Separatists in eastern Ukraine reportedly used a rocket-launching system in an attack Friday that a Ukrainian official says might have killed as many as 30 government troops. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:39:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70289 at http://krwg.org Dozens Of Ukrainian Troops Reportedly Killed By Militants Israel And Hamas Keep Up Attacks, Ignoring Calls For Peace http://krwg.org/post/israel-and-hamas-keep-attacks-ignoring-calls-peace <strong>This post was updated at 1 p.m. ET.</strong><p>The number of Palestinians killed in Israel's aerial offensive that began this week has surpassed 100, according to health officials in Gaza. More than 600 people have been wounded in the ongoing exchange of airstrikes and rockets between Israel's military and the militant group Hamas.<p>"Since Israel launched its offensive four days ago it has attacked at least 1,100 sites in Gaza, half of them rocket launchers, the army says," Daniel Estrin reports for NPR from Jerusalem. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:38:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70277 at http://krwg.org Israel And Hamas Keep Up Attacks, Ignoring Calls For Peace Wham! McIlroy Tees Off, Reaches Green On 436-Yard Hole http://krwg.org/post/wham-mcilroy-tees-reaches-green-436-yard-hole Golfer Rory McIlroy had an outstanding first day at the Scottish Open, finishing with a seven-under-par 64 to break the Royal Aberdeen course record Thursday. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:43:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70222 at http://krwg.org Wham! McIlroy Tees Off, Reaches Green On 436-Yard Hole HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations http://krwg.org/post/hbo-and-game-thrones-haul-most-emmy-nominations Cable network HBO has received 99 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards, running its streak as the network with the most Emmy nods to 14 years. HBO's <em>Game of Thrones</em> got 19 nominations, one ahead of the FX miniseries <em>Fargo</em>.<p>NPR's Neda Ulaby reports for our Newscast unit:<p><blockquote><p>"HBO also got nominated for its movie <em>The Normal Heart</em>, for its drama <em>True Detective</em> and, in a surprise, for its comedy <em>Silicon Valley</em>.<p>"Other winners included Netflix, with 31 nominations. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70203 at http://krwg.org HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations U.S. Willing To Facilitate Gaza Cease-Fire, White House Says http://krwg.org/post/no-cease-fire-gaza-netanyahu-says-un-calls-calm <em><strong>Update at 6:31 p.m. ET</strong></em><p>The U.S. is prepared to facilitate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, the White House said Thursday, as Israel continued its campaign of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, and rockets fired by Hamas and other groups kept raining down on Israel.<p>The Israeli airstrikes have hit more than 700 targets in Gaza, killed at least 89 people and wounded more than 600. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:38:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70200 at http://krwg.org U.S. Willing To Facilitate Gaza Cease-Fire, White House Says Kurdish Leaders Boycott Iraqi Government Meetings http://krwg.org/post/kurdish-leaders-boycott-iraqi-government-meetings A dispute between Iraq's Shiite-led central government and the semi-autonomous Kurdish region is boiling over, as Kurdish ministers withdrew from all Cabinet meetings. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70180 at http://krwg.org Kurdish Leaders Boycott Iraqi Government Meetings Hackers In China Reportedly Targeted U.S. Federal Workers http://krwg.org/post/hackers-china-reportedly-targeted-us-federal-workers Chinese hackers successfully accessed U.S. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:26:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70176 at http://krwg.org What Happens When Israeli Mourners Visit A Palestinian Family http://krwg.org/post/what-happens-when-israeli-mourners-visit-palestinian-family The family of slain Palestinian teenager <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/06/329156809/israel-arrests-6-in-teens-death-holds-victims-u-s-cousin">Mohammed Abu Khdeir</a> received condolences from an unlikely source Tuesday: Israelis who had asked to come and mourn with them.<p>The scene was predictably awkward, even painfully so. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:17:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70121 at http://krwg.org What Happens When Israeli Mourners Visit A Palestinian Family Flop Life: What If We All Acted Like We Were In The World Cup? http://krwg.org/post/flop-life-what-if-we-all-acted-we-were-world-cup <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvsuYssoTw0</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:04:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70110 at http://krwg.org Flop Life: What If We All Acted Like We Were In The World Cup? As Deadline Nears, Snowden Seeks To Extend His Stay In Russia http://krwg.org/post/deadline-nears-snowden-seeks-extend-his-stay-russia Edward Snowden remains a fugitive from U.S. authorities over leaking secret documents about its surveillance programs. Now he's asking Russia to extend the one-year term of asylum the country granted the former NSA contract worker last summer.<p>Snowden's asylum, which was granted last August, is set to expire at the end of this month. His lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, says they've filed papers for an extension.<p>"We have gone through the course of receiving temporary asylum. On July 31, this term ends. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:43:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70111 at http://krwg.org 5,000 Years Old: Ancient Yew Tree Identified In Wales http://krwg.org/post/5000-years-old-ancient-yew-tree-identified-wales It might be the oldest tree in Britain. A yew tree that sprawls over a churchyard in Wales is more than 5,000 years old, according to experts. While it's not exceptionally tall, the tree has a wide canopy. And it dates back to the era of Egypt's pharaohs.<strong> </strong><p>From NPR's London bureau, Rich Preston reports:<p><blockquote><p>"The 60-foot-wide yew tree sits in the grounds of St Cynog's churchyard near Swansea in Wales. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:53:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70105 at http://krwg.org Defending Tour De France Champ Froome Quits Race http://krwg.org/post/defending-tour-de-france-champ-froome-quits-race Chris Froome, who raced to the top of the podium in Paris last July, is out of this year's Tour de France after falling in treacherous conditions on today's stage of the bicycle race.<p>Today's stage had been predicted to be harrowing, owing to the course's inclusion of cobblestones. But Froome went down twice before the race even reached that point, leaving his riding kit torn on both thighs and one shoulder, where a bloody wound could be seen.<p>It was the second bad day for Froome, who also fell Tuesday. That crash left him with an injured wrist. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:14:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70100 at http://krwg.org Defending Tour De France Champ Froome Quits Race Brazil Reels From Thrashing That Bounced It From World Cup http://krwg.org/post/brazil-reels-thrashing-bounced-it-world-cup "The worst game I saw in my life" is how one Brazilian fan describes it. Another says it's simply a tragedy. Some angry fans burned Brazil's flag in the street.<p>To say Brazil's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/08/329898310/not-a-misprint-germany-leads-brazil-5-0-at-halftime">7-1 loss to Germany</a> stunned the host country would risk giving the impression that its fans aren't feeling intense pain after this loss. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:19:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70094 at http://krwg.org Brazil Reels From Thrashing That Bounced It From World Cup Israel Continues Gaza Offensive, Hints At Ground Operation http://krwg.org/post/israel-strikes-gaza-hamas-rockets-show-increased-range <strong><em>Update at 2:42 p.m. ET</em></strong><p>Israeli leaders are signaling that a ground invasion might be imminent as the offensive on Gaza intensifies, killing at least 53 people and wounding 465 others.<p>The toll comes from the Palestinian Authority's Health Ministry.<p>Reporter Daniel Estrin tells NPR's Newscast unit that Israel's military struck at least 200 Hamas targets on the second day of its offensive on the Gaza Strip. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:23:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70088 at http://krwg.org Israel Continues Gaza Offensive, Hints At Ground Operation Police Use Dog To Find Memory And Hard Drives In Search http://krwg.org/post/police-use-dog-find-memory-hard-drives-search Police in Rhode Island have a secret weapon to fight child pornography: a 2-year-old Labrador named Thoreau, who's been trained to sniff out computer hard drives. The dog is credited with finding a thumb drive that was hidden deep inside a metal cabinet last month.<p>Thoreau was trained by the Connecticut State Police, <a href="http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140705-new-methods-to-combat-growth-of-internet-child-porn-in-rhode-island.ece">the Providence Journal</a> reports. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:47:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70024 at http://krwg.org Police Use Dog To Find Memory And Hard Drives In Search Senator Asks U.S. To Investigate Possible Cuban Plot Against Him http://krwg.org/post/senator-asks-us-investigate-possible-cuban-plot-against-him Did fake accusations that Sen. Robert Menendez had visited underage prostitutes come from Cuba's intelligence agency? Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:26:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70027 at http://krwg.org Senator Asks U.S. To Investigate Possible Cuban Plot Against Him Roller Coaster Stops Rolling, Traps Riders High In The Air http://krwg.org/post/rollercoaster-stops-rolling-traps-riders-high-air <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCB_ysHfOdE</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70012 at http://krwg.org U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As Refugees http://krwg.org/post/un-urges-us-treat-migrants-refugees People who enter the U.S. and nearby countries illegally from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras should not be forced to return home and should be treated as refugees, a U.N. agency says. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says people from those countries are subject to persecution.<p>From Geneva, Lisa Schlein reports for our Newscast unit:<p><blockquote><p>"The United States isn't the only country being flooded by migrants from Central America. U.N. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:59:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70013 at http://krwg.org U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As Refugees Ukraine And Militants Continue A Standoff In Donetsk http://krwg.org/post/ukraine-and-militants-continue-stand-donetsk Coming off of two victories this weekend, Ukraine is calling for pro-Russian separatists to lay down their arms in Donetsk before taking part in peace talks. Rebels in the city are reportedly preparing to resist Ukraine's forces.<p>Plans for talks about a cease-fire are now in limbo, as President Petro Poroshenko and the militants also disagree on the location. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:07:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70008 at http://krwg.org Ukraine And Militants Continue A Standoff In Donetsk Powerful Typhoon Whips Japan's Okinawa Islands http://krwg.org/post/powerful-typhoon-whips-japans-okinawa-islands Bringing winds that gust higher than 100 mph, Typhoon Neoguri is bearing down on the Okinawa island chain in southern Japan. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:50:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 70004 at http://krwg.org Powerful Typhoon Whips Japan's Okinawa Islands Israel Expands Attacks On Gaza As Rockets Target Israeli Cities http://krwg.org/post/israel-expands-attacks-hamas-gaza <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hmmdz-RI6A</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 69994 at http://krwg.org Israel Expands Attacks On Gaza As Rockets Target Israeli Cities Meeting Abuse Victims, Pope Francis Begs Forgiveness http://krwg.org/post/meeting-abuse-victims-pope-francis-begs-forgiveness Pope Francis spent parts of Sunday and Monday meeting with six people who had been sexually abused by priests, speaking with them about the lingering effects of their experiences and asking for their forgiveness.<p>The sessions brought the first official meetings with abuse survivors for Francis; his predecessor, Pope Benedict, met with the victims on several occasions.<p>From Rome, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports:<p><blockquote><p>"Pope Francis met three women and three men, two each from Britain, Germany and Ireland. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 69951 at http://krwg.org Will You Ride The World's Tallest Water Slide? http://krwg.org/post/will-you-ride-worlds-tallest-water-slide <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG-uY2wze2Y</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o2kGw0GbA0</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:17:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 69942 at http://krwg.org Will You Ride The World's Tallest Water Slide? Dozens Of Women Reportedly Escape Nigeria's Boko Haram http://krwg.org/post/dozens-women-reportedly-escape-boko-haram-hundreds-still-held More than 60 women and girls who had been abducted by Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram have reportedly escaped to freedom, after their captors left for a raid. More than 200 schoolgirls abducted in April remain missing.<p>Nigerian officials say 68 women were abducted two weeks ago in the country's northeast. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:32:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 69939 at http://krwg.org TSA Tightens Rules For Devices At Overseas Airports http://krwg.org/post/tsa-tightens-rules-devices-overseas-airports <strong><em>Update at 4:54 p.m. ET</em></strong><p>People flying to the U.S. on international flights may want to keep their cellphones charged: Under a new policy, these and other devices might not be allowed on the plane if they can't power up.<p>The Transportation Security Administration says its new guideline is aimed at certain airports that have direct flights to the U.S. Officials at those overseas facilities should require passengers to turn on electronic devices before they're allowed to board, the TSA says.<p>The agency didn't specify which airports it's concerned about. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:25:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 69938 at http://krwg.org TSA Tightens Rules For Devices At Overseas Airports Hamas Vows Revenge For Fighters Killed In Air Attack http://krwg.org/post/hamas-vows-revenge-fighters-killed-air-attack The Islamic militant group Hamas says it will avenge the deaths of seven militants who reportedly were killed as a result of Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. Israel says the strikes were retaliation for a burst of rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel.<p>From Jerusalem, Daniel Estrin reports:<p>"A Hamas spokesman said six Hamas militants were killed in the collapse of a tunnel following Israeli airstrikes, and an additional militant died from his wounds in an earlier attack. Two other militants unaffiliated with Hamas were also reported killed. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:50:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 69930 at http://krwg.org Hamas Vows Revenge For Fighters Killed In Air Attack