Archive for August 30th, 2014


MMA Fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver aka War Machine Booking Photo
Mixed martial arts fighter War Machine has been extradited from California to Las Vegas to face charges he brutally beat his porn star ex-girlfriend.
Katherine Streeter for NPR

Results from screening tests can be high in anxiety

A healthy man paid $150 for a battery of tests at his church. The findings frightened him and didn't give his doctor any information that changed the man's care.
St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam watches pregame festivities before the start of the South Dakota State-Missouri NCAA college football game on Saturday, in Columbia, Mo. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, was released by the St.

Rams cut Michael Sam, 1st openly gay player drafted

The former Missouri defensive end was edged out in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a spot on St. Louis' roster.
Little dudes polish a penny.
In a recent report, the U.S. Department of Labor broke down different economic outcomes among Asian-American and Pacific Islander ethnic subgroups.
"The Feynman Lectures," delivered at Caltech, are now available to read for free online. You can also watch video of some of the material covered in those lectures.
Smoke rises near a Syrian flag hoisted up a flagpole as a result of the fighting between Syrian rebels and the Syrian Army over the control of Quneitra crossing, on Saturday. The area is where  dozens of U.N. peacekeepers had been under siege by Nusra Fro

UN peacekeepers rescued after being trapped by Syrian militants

Dozens of blue-helmeted Filipino soldiers were extracted after a firefight with militants on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.
An Oct. 28, 1985 photo of John A. Walker Jr., being escorted by a federal marshal as he leaves the Montgomery County Detention Center in Rockville, Md., enroute to a federal court in Baltimore. He was ultimately sentenced to life in prison on espionage ch

John Walker Jr., Cold War spy for Soviets, dies at 77

The U.S. Navy warrant officer recruited his son, brother and a friend to help him steal and sell classified message keys to the USSR over a 17-year period.
A miner after he was rescued at the El Comal gold and silver mine in Bonanza, Nicaragua, on Friday. A total of 26 were trapped after a collapse on Thursday.

Nicaraguan miners trapped after collapse

Four miners remain trapped after 22 others were rescued at a gold and silver mine near the south central city of Bonanza.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media and supporters after he was booked on August 19 in Austin. Perry is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official.

Rick Perry's legal trouble: The line between influence, coercion

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.
california state senate chamber wooden state seal
California lawmakers have wrapped up the end of the legislative session ahead of their Sunday deadline. Several bills are now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
common cold

Bill passes granting California workers paid sick days

If signed by the governor, AB 1522 will require most California employers to give workers at least three paid sick days a year.


Ohio Labor Day

10 little-known facts about labor and Labor Day

Holiday trivia: The first Labor Day parade was almost cancelled for lack of a band. But hundreds of Jewelers Union members poured into Manhattan to save the day.


The Frame

Wild Q&A
John Horn, host of KPCC's "The Frame," moderates a Q&A with the people who made the movie happen, along with author Cheryl Strayed, whose book the film is based on.
Xavier Dolan
John Horn talks with the writer and director of the French-Canadian drama that is likely to be a contender for the foreign language Oscar.
Mirror Talk
Being in a band is not cheap. The sneaker company is helping artists cut the cost with Rubber Tracks — a pop-up studio that lets bands record for free.

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