KRCC http://krcc.org en House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama http://krcc.org/post/house-votes-ok-lawsuit-against-obama The House voted Wednesday to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama, claiming that he has overstepped the limits of his executive authority.<p>The vote to allow Speaker John Boehner to sue Obama was 225 to 201. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:17:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 22694 at http://krcc.org House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others http://krcc.org/post/why-your-small-batch-whiskey-might-taste-lot-others It's a good time to be a whiskey maker, and craft whiskeys are all the rage, with names like Bulleit, Redemption, Templeton and George Dickel.<p>But according to a <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/07/28/your-craft-whiskey-is-probably-from-a-factory-distillery-in-indiana.html">report</a> on The Daily Beast, some of those producers tossing off hazy, golden adjectives like "hand-crafted," "small-batch" and "artisanal" are, well, not. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:33:00 +0000 editor 22693 at http://krcc.org Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good http://krcc.org/post/job-worries-linger-economy-looking-good Five years after the Great Recession ended, where are we with this recovery?<p>On Wednesday, the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve both answered by saying, in effect:<p>We're in a sweet spot — growing at a decent rate with good reason for optimism.<p>Or as the Fed blandly put it, "economic activity will expand at a moderate pace."<p>President Obama, speaking on the economy in Kansas City, Mo., was more effusive.<p>After a brutal recession, "we have fought back. We have got back off our feet, we have dusted ourselves off," Obama said. "Construction is up. Manufacturing is back. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:02:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 22689 at http://krcc.org Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza http://krcc.org/post/amidst-confusion-17-killed-shelling-market-gaza It may have been a tragic case of confusion.<p>The Israel Defense Forces declared a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Wednesday. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:50:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 22690 at http://krcc.org Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment http://krcc.org/post/moldovas-winemakers-seize-upon-regions-geopolitical-moment Consider, for a moment, the misfortunes of winemakers in Moldova, a former Soviet republic in southeastern Europe, tucked in between Ukraine and Romania.<p>Their country is the poorest in Europe, with a per capita GDP about the same as Honduras. They'd love to sell their product — which has gotten approving nods from foreign critics<strong> --</strong> in wealthier countries. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:44:00 +0000 Dan Charles 22691 at http://krcc.org Moldova's Winemakers Seize Upon Region's Geopolitical Moment Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway? http://krcc.org/post/why-are-theater-tickets-cheaper-west-end-broadway It's a Wednesday afternoon in London and a bunch of kids are standing outside a West End theater, giddily unaware that their parents have just shelled out a lot of money for the experience they're about to have. A giant sign over their heads shows a silhouette of a girl standing on a swing, her hair flying behind her in the wind — it's a matinee performance of <em>Matilda</em>.<p>More than 3,000 miles away on the same Wednesday afternoon, the same scene plays out on Broadway. It's the same show, with equally excited kids. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 22692 at http://krcc.org Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses http://krcc.org/post/gazas-network-tunnels-major-hole-israels-defenses Israeli officials say the country's deadly ground offensive won't end until its soldiers destroy a vast network of Hamas tunnels the militants use to try to attack Jewish communities outside the Gaza Strip.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/30/336497615/gaza-conflict-shell-strikes-un-school-killing-up-to-19-who-sought-shelter">Three more soldiers died Wednesday</a> when explosives detonated as they uncovered one of those tunnels. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 22687 at http://krcc.org Gaza's Network Of Tunnels Is A Major Hole In Israel's Defenses Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back http://krcc.org/post/grocery-chain-workers-want-their-ceo-back If your boss was fired, would you walk off the job in protest?<p>That's what's happening at the New England grocery store chain Market Basket, which has 25,000 employees. Business at Market Basket stores has slowed to a trickle as workers disrupt operations, stage protests and ask shoppers to stay away.<p>They say CEO Arthur T. Demoulas treats them well, and they want him reinstated.<p>Outside the Market Basket store in Somerville, Mass., a dozen workers wave protest signs as cars honk in support. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:04:00 +0000 editor 22688 at http://krcc.org Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back Judge Orders Bank Of America To Pay $1.3 Billion Fine http://krcc.org/post/judge-orders-bank-america-pay-13-billion-fine A federal judge has ordered Bank of America to pay a $1.27 billion fine for fraud perpetrated by Countrywide Financial Corp., a mortgage company the bank acquired in 2008.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/23/240311295/bank-of-america-liable-for-fraud-in-countrywide-mortgages" target="_blank">Last October</a>, a jury held Bank of America liable for bad loans Countrywide sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of its "Hustle" mortgage-lending program as the housing market soured in 2007 and 2008.<p>In his ruling Wednesday, Federal District Judge Jed Rakoff did not mince Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:27:00 +0000 editor 22685 at http://krcc.org Judge Orders Bank Of America To Pay $1.3 Billion Fine A Tour Of The Tower That Fell Into Squatters' Hands http://krcc.org/post/tour-tower-fell-squatters-hands <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=A+Tour+Of+The+Tower+That+Fell+Into+Squatters%27+Hands&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 editor 22684 at http://krcc.org A Market And A School Come Under Fire During A Violent Day In Gaza http://krcc.org/post/market-and-school-come-under-fire-during-violent-day-gaza <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=A+Market+And+A+School+Come+Under+Fire+During+A+Violent+Day+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MTAzMDEyMTY4NDEzNjUxZmMzYQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Emily Harris 22681 at http://krcc.org Fast Growth Does Little To Budge Fed's Caution — For Now http://krcc.org/post/fast-growth-does-little-budge-feds-caution-now <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Fast+Growth+Does+Little+To+Budge+Fed%27s+Caution+%E2%80%94+For+Now&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 John Ydstie 22680 at http://krcc.org As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay http://krcc.org/post/wildfires-burns-through-funds-washington-seeks-new-way-pay Though wildfires this summer have burned hundreds of homes and scorched thousands of square miles of land in Washington, Oregon and California, officials say that so far, this wildfire season could be worse.<p>But the cost of fighting those fires has skyrocketed, and the Obama administration and some in Congress say it's time to rethink how those dollars are spent.<p>In places like central Washington, watching the evening news has recently not been for the faint of heart, with daily broadcasts chronicling evacuations of local towns with the approach of "firestorms."<p>The fire there is still n Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 22679 at http://krcc.org As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay Senate Bill Would Fine Colleges For Mismanaging Campus Rape Cases http://krcc.org/post/senators-roll-out-bill-curb-sexual-assault-campus Eighteen-year-old Anna went off to Hobart and William Smith Colleges in upstate New York last year, where she says she was raped 16 days into her freshman year.<p>A medical examiner's report found blunt-force trauma, possibly from multiple partners, and a witness described seeing her passed out in the back of a dance hall being raped by football players while others watched or took photos.<p>The football players denied the allegations, and the school cleared them of wrongdoing 12 days later, before the results of the rape kit were complete.<p>One of the first people Anna called was her mother, Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 22678 at http://krcc.org For 2 Senators, Campus Sexual Assault Solution Starts In Washington http://krcc.org/post/2-senators-campus-sexual-assault-solution-starts-washington <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=For+2+Senators%2C+Campus+Sexual+Assault+Solution+Starts+In+Washington&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTc3MDEzMjAzMzEyMDA3Njc1Nw004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 editor 22677 at http://krcc.org Violence On The Ground Hobbles MH17 Investigations http://krcc.org/post/violence-ground-hobbles-mh17-investigations <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Violence+On+The+Ground+Hobbles+MH17+Investigations&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExNDI3NjUzMDEzNjkzMTgzNTExNDFlYQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 editor 22676 at http://krcc.org Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default http://krcc.org/post/big-banks-rally-argentina-debt-deadline Talks aimed at resolving Argentina's debt crisis have broken down in New York. A court-appointed mediator has declared that the country will go into default. It is the second time the country has defaulted in about 12 years.<p>With a midnight deadline looming, the government and its creditors walked away without a deal late Wednesday.<p>Argentina has been waging a protracted legal battle with a small number of bondholders. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli & NPR Staff 22675 at http://krcc.org Late Rally From Argentina Fails To Delay Default Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong http://krcc.org/post/lawsuit-opens-long-round-political-pingpong The House passed a resolution this evening authorizing Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama. The 225-201 vote fell nearly along party lines, with five Republicans joining Democrats to vote "no."<p>The suit accuses Obama of exceeding his constitutional authority in his implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 S.V. Date 22674 at http://krcc.org Lawsuit Opens A Long Round Of Political Pingpong Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots http://krcc.org/post/dom-flemons-holds-those-old-time-roots <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAhygvgUCqc</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:50:00 +0000 editor 22682 at http://krcc.org Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search? http://krcc.org/post/can-pinterest-compete-googles-search The Pinterest interface is simple: Just click a button, and any Web page gets broken down into its constituent images. Any of those can be added to your own set of images, known on Pinterest as a board. Other people can find those boards and copy what they like — or simply search through all the photos on the site.<p>Pinterest didn't take off among tech-loving men in California. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:45:00 +0000 editor 22683 at http://krcc.org Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search? Fed Continues To Scale Back Economic Stimulus http://krcc.org/post/fed-continues-ease-economic-stimulus The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will ease up slightly on its efforts to stimulate the economy.<p>Fed officials said that there is still room for improvement in the labor market, but with the economy growing, they expressed concern that inflation might start ticking up.<p>Continuing its own recent trend, the Fed announced it will be buying up fewer financial assets. It's on track to end its bond-buying program in October.<p>Starting in August, the Fed will buy $10 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities a month, which is a cut from $15 billion. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:38:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 22673 at http://krcc.org Fed Continues To Scale Back Economic Stimulus Women Defy Turkey's Deputy PM, Who Said Women Shouldn't Laugh In Public http://krcc.org/post/women-defy-turkeys-deputy-pm-who-said-women-shouldnt-laugh-public Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç stirred some controversy on Monday, when during an Eid el-Fitr speech, he said chaste women should not laugh in public.<p>"Chastity is so important," <a href="http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/women-should-not-laugh-in-public-turkish-deputy-pm-says-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=69732&NewsCatID=338">Arınç said, according to the Hurriyet Daily News</a>. "It is not only a name. It is an ornament for both women and men. [She] will have chasteness. Man will have it, too. He will not be a womanizer. He will be bound to his wife. He will love his children. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 22670 at http://krcc.org Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later http://krcc.org/post/problem-drinking-midlife-linked-memory-trouble-later To ward off big memory problems in your 70s and beyond you may want to cork the bottle more often now.<p>In a <a href="http://www.ajgponline.org/article/S1064-7481(14)00167-5/fulltext">study</a> of 6,500 people published this week, adults with a midlife history of drinking problems were more than twice as likely as those without alcohol problems to suffer severe memory impairment decades later.<p>Researchers from the <a href="http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/">University of Exeter Medical School</a>, in Exeter, England, analyzed the records of more than 6,542 American adults who had been tracked f Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:54:00 +0000 Nicholas St. Fleur 22671 at http://krcc.org Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later Sierra Leone Doctor Who Led The Fight Against Ebola Dies http://krcc.org/post/sierra-leone-doctor-who-led-fight-against-ebola-dies For the past several months, Dr. Sheik Umar Khan had been one of the top doctors battling the deadliest and largest Ebola outbreak in history.<p>Khan had treated over a 100 Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and was hailed by the government as a "national hero."<p>Then last week Khan caught the virus himself. He died Tuesday, Reuters <a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/29/us-health-ebola-africa-idINKBN0FY1H420140729">reports</a>, while receiving treatment at a clinic in Kailahun, Sierra Leone.<p>"He fought like an animal. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:00 +0000 editor 22672 at http://krcc.org Sierra Leone Doctor Who Led The Fight Against Ebola Dies Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are Checking Out After Swarm Spinoff http://krcc.org/post/some-loyal-foursquare-users-are-checking-out-after-swarm-spinoff <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQAJmmVsi1g</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:12:00 +0000 Elise Hu 22669 at http://krcc.org Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are Checking Out After Swarm Spinoff U.S. Issues Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials http://krcc.org/post/us-issues-travel-restrictions-venezuelan-officials The State Department on Wednesday announced it was revoking visas for a number of Venezuelan government officials the U.S. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 22668 at http://krcc.org U.S. Issues Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials Desk Desk Evolution http://krcc.org/post/desk-desk-evolution <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU0Xk5pv3BA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEQj_b2nsn8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2qoiUWfWM4</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:13:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 22667 at http://krcc.org Desk Desk Evolution WATCH: Video Shows Women Narrowly Escape Death On Railroad Tracks http://krcc.org/post/watch-video-shows-women-narrowly-escape-death-railroad-tracks <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goFcYEKCuEU</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:14:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 22666 at http://krcc.org WATCH: Video Shows Women Narrowly Escape Death On Railroad Tracks Proposed Rules to Reduce Carbon Emissions the Subject of EPA Hearings in Denver http://krcc.org/post/proposed-rules-reduce-carbon-emissions-subject-epa-hearings-denver <p>Hundreds of people are expected to testify in Denver this week on proposed rules to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. The Denver hearing is one of several the Environmental Protection Agency is hosting across the country on the plans.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sixty-nine year old Stanley </span>Sturgill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is from a small </span>coalmining<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> town in southeastern Kentucky. He flew to Denver for the day just to make his voice heard…</span></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:33:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 22646 at http://krcc.org Proposed Rules to Reduce Carbon Emissions the Subject of EPA Hearings in Denver U.S. Economy Rebounds In Spring With GDP Expanding At 4 Percent Rate http://krcc.org/post/us-economy-rebounds-spring-gdp-expanding-4-percent-rate The Commerce Department had some good news about the U.S. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:05:00 +0000 editor 22665 at http://krcc.org