Morning Edition http://iowapublicradio.org en Bank Of America Settles Mortgage Case For $16.65 Billion http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bank-america-settles-mortgage-case-1665-billion <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=Bank+Of+America+Settles+Mortgage+Case+For+%2416.65+Billion&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Bank of America agreed to pay more than $16 billion to settle charges that it defrauded investors about the quality of mortgage assets it's sold in the run-up to the financial crisis. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:07:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 45576 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hamas Senior Leaders Killed In Predawn Israeli Airstrike http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hamas-senior-leaders-killed-predawn-israeli-airstrike <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=Hamas+Senior+Leaders+Killed+In+Predawn+Israeli+Airstrike&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Now another place the Obama administration is monitoring closely is Gaza, where a cease-fire has broken down again. The violence we've seen between Israel and Hamas followed the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers earlier this summer. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 45570 at http://iowapublicradio.org George Bush Challenges Bill Clinton To Ice Bucket Challenge http://iowapublicradio.org/post/george-bush-challenges-bill-clinton-ice-bucket-challenge <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=George+Bush+Challenges+Bill+Clinton+To+Ice+Bucket+Challenge&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm David Greene. Former president George W. Bush has responded to the Ice Bucket Challenge.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "TODAY SHOW")<p>PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: I do not think it's presidential for me to be splashed with ice water. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:00 +0000 editor 45558 at http://iowapublicradio.org Oslo Police Arrest Intoxicated Segway Driver http://iowapublicradio.org/post/oslo-police-arrest-intoxicated-segway-driver <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=Oslo+Police+Arrest+Intoxicated+Segway+Driver&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Kelly McEvers Norwegian police made an arrest last night in Oslo. The crime - driving a Segway while intoxicated. This comes a little over a month after the country's officials lifted a ban on the standup motor device. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:55:00 +0000 editor 45559 at http://iowapublicradio.org As Ukraine Presses Military Offensive, The Facts Are Fuzzy http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-out-eastern-ukraine-battle-zone-hard-confirm The Ukrainian government claims its armed forces have recaptured a large part of the eastern city of Luhansk following fierce battles Wednesday with pro-Russian separatist fighters.<p>This is part of a broader campaign by the Ukrainians that has been marked by a number of successes recently. But as is often the case here, it's impossible to independently verify what either side says. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 45553 at http://iowapublicradio.org As Ukraine Presses Military Offensive, The Facts Are Fuzzy Other Hostages Are In Danger, White House Official Says http://iowapublicradio.org/post/deputy-national-security-advisor-ben-rhodes-weighs-iraq-syria <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=Other+Hostages+Are+In+Danger%2C+White+House+Official+Says&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MTExMzYxMDEzMTU0MTU2MDdlYjM2Nw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>Next we're going to talk about the foreign policy challenges facing the Obama Administration in the wake of the brutal killing of an American journalist and the advance of the militant group known as the Islamic State. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 45554 at http://iowapublicradio.org Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series http://iowapublicradio.org/post/female-pitcher-mone-davis-hit-little-league-world-series <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=Female+Pitcher+Mo%27Ne+Davis+Is+A+Hit+At+Little+League+World+Series&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTc3MDEzMjAzMzEyMDA3Njc1Nw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This week, pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis became the youngest athlete ever to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. And last night, the youngest has suffered the SI Jinx, which holds that being on the cover doesn't bode well for you next time on the field. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 45555 at http://iowapublicradio.org 'Awesome Mix' Is No. 1 On Billboard 200 Album Chart http://iowapublicradio.org/post/last-word-business-214 <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=%27Awesome+Mix%27+Is+No.+1+On+Billboard+200+Album+Chart&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5MTc0MDI0MDEzMzE4MjI4ODdlOTk4MA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>And our last word in Business is - awesome. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 45556 at http://iowapublicradio.org Liberia Blocks Off Neighborhood In Ebola Quarantine, Sparking Riot http://iowapublicradio.org/post/liberia-blocks-neighborhood-ebola-quarantine-sparking-riot <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=Liberia+Blocks+Off+Neighborhood+In+Ebola+Quarantine%2C+Sparking+Riot&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5ODMwMDEyMjg3NjMzMTE1ZjE2MA001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Liberia has been overwhelmed by the Ebola outbreak. This country has seen the highest number of deaths so far. Late last night, Liberia's president announced a 9 p.m. curfew in the capital, Monrovia. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:30:00 +0000 David Greene 45520 at http://iowapublicradio.org Missing: Bag Of Money Left On Roof Of Armored Car http://iowapublicradio.org/post/missing-bag-money-left-roof-armored-car <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=Missing%3A+Bag+Of+Money+Left+On+Roof+Of+Armored+Car+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm David Green. Gamblers are usually thrilled when a casino loses money. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:27:00 +0000 editor 45515 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hello Kitty Joins The Space Race http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hello-kitty-joins-space-race <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=Hello+Kitty+Joins+The+Space+Race&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Kelly McEvers. Hello Kitty is taking one small step for man, one giant leap for cats. Japan's favorite mouthless feline is currently orbiting the Earth on a government-funded space mission. The Hello Kitty project is part of a push to promote Japan's high-tech industry. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:24:00 +0000 editor 45507 at http://iowapublicradio.org Chicago's All-Black Little League Team Enhances City's Image http://iowapublicradio.org/post/chicagos-all-black-little-league-team-enhances-citys-image <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=Chicago%27s+All-Black+Little+League+Team+Enhances+City%27s+Image&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMzQ0NTcxMDEzNTE2Mjg4MDQ3OGJiOA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>OK, the most important thing in the world is happening right now, that is if you're a Little League baseball player.<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>The Little League World Series is underway in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and the championship is this weekend. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 45508 at http://iowapublicradio.org Malls Find New Ways To Draw Shoppers http://iowapublicradio.org/post/malls-find-new-ways-draw-shoppers <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=Malls+Find+New+Ways+To+Draw+Shoppers&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Kelly, you grew up in the '80s like I did. You went to the mall a lot, right?<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>Yeah, what else are you going to do when you're 13?<p>GREENE: Well, these days, there seem to be other options. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 45509 at http://iowapublicradio.org Latest Cease-Fire In Gaza Collapses http://iowapublicradio.org/post/attacks-resume-gaza-cease-fire-ends <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=Latest+Cease-Fire+In+Gaza+Collapses&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMzQ0NTcxMDEzNTE2Mjg4MDQ3OGJiOA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>The latest cease-fire between Israel and Hamas has now collapsed. Since fighting resumed yesterday, Palestinian officials say 11 people have been killed - and that includes children. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 45510 at http://iowapublicradio.org Vodquila Gets Attention From Prestigious Competition http://iowapublicradio.org/post/last-word-business-213 <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=Vodquila+Gets+Attention+From+Prestigious+Competition&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwMzQ0NTcxMDEzNTE2Mjg4MDQ3OGJiOA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>And our Last Word in business today is Vodquila.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>What?<p>MCEVERS: Think about it. It's a hybrid. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 45511 at http://iowapublicradio.org In Ferguson, Family Takes Turns Guarding Front Door http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ferguson-family-takes-turns-guarding-front-door <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 KWMU-FM. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org">http://www.stlpublicradio.org</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=In+Ferguson%2C+Family+Takes+Turns+Guarding+Front+Door&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzgwMzIyMDEyMTQ4NzkxNDM0OWYxYg004)"/></div><p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:26:00 +0000 editor 45455 at http://iowapublicradio.org Legendary Skateboarder Jay Adams Dies At 53 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/skateboarder-jay-adams-dies-53 <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=Legendary+Skateboarder+Jay+Adams+Dies+At+53&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDQ1MjMzMDEzMjA3NzExMTA5OTU5Yw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>If you know anything about skateboarding, you know that skaters have lost an icon. Jay Adams is known for taking skateboarding from the streets of LA to the world of extreme sports. Adams died on Friday at the age of 53. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:26:00 +0000 editor 45453 at http://iowapublicradio.org Rare Good News Regarding 5 Ebola Patients In Nigeria http://iowapublicradio.org/post/rare-good-news-regarding-5-ebola-patients-nigeria <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=Rare+Good+News+Regarding+5+Ebola+Patients+In+Nigeria&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDQ1MjMzMDEzMjA3NzExMTA5OTU5Yw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>We are reporting this morning on some rare good news about the Ebola virus outbreak in Africa. It has not so far become a widespread epidemic in Nigeria as some had feared. Five patients in that country have even been released from the hospital out of 12 confirmed cases. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:26:00 +0000 editor 45454 at http://iowapublicradio.org Owl Flies Into Apartment; Attacks Canary Cage http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hr-2-return-029-km-samantha <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=Owl+Flies+Into+Apartment%3B+Attacks+Canary+Cage&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMDgzMzYwMDEyOTc4NzE4NzJkZTAzYw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm David Greene. Still no motive in an attack in Idaho the other night. The crime scene was something. Sue Sausser woke up and found feathers everywhere. Her birdcage was open. One of her canaries was dead, the other terrified. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 editor 45456 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mr. T Not Picked To Serve On Jury http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mr-t-not-picked-serve-jury <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=Mr.+T+Not+Picked+To+Serve+On+Jury&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:27:00 +0000 editor 45408 at http://iowapublicradio.org Running Late, Pope Skips Evening Prayers In South Korea http://iowapublicradio.org/post/running-late-pope-skips-evening-prayers-south-korea <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=Running+Late%2C+Pope+Skips+Evening+Prayers+In+South+Korea&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Kelly McEvers. Finding time to pray is a big deal when you're the worldwide leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, who reportedly wakes up at 4:30 in the morning to make sure he isn't rushed. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:19:00 +0000 editor 45409 at http://iowapublicradio.org Thoughts Of Fall Butt Into Lazy Day Of Summer http://iowapublicradio.org/post/thoughts-fall-butt-lazy-day-summer <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=Thoughts+Of+Fall+Butt+Into+Lazy+Day+Of+Summer&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzNTg0OTAyMDEyOTc4NzIxNTYxN2U1Yg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:25:00 +0000 editor 45400 at http://iowapublicradio.org How Does Winning Math's Fields Medal Affect Productivity? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-does-winning-fields-medal-effect-mathematicians-productivity <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=How+Does+Winning+Math%27s+Fields+Medal+Affect+Productivity%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MTczMTM4MDEyNzM1OTUxMzg5ZDUyMw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:25:00 +0000 editor 45401 at http://iowapublicradio.org No Cease-Fire In Sight For Eastern Ukraine http://iowapublicradio.org/post/no-cease-fire-sight-eastern-ukraine <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=No+Cease-Fire+In+Sight+For+Eastern+Ukraine&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:25:00 +0000 editor 45402 at http://iowapublicradio.org Getty Photographer Witnesses Attack On Ebola Quarantine Center http://iowapublicradio.org/post/getty-photographer-witnesses-attack-ebola-patients <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=Getty+Photographer+Witnesses+Attack+On+Ebola+Quarantine+Center&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwMjMzNDA2MDEyOTc4NzE1NzhiYWUyMA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:25:00 +0000 editor 45404 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mom's App Gets Revenge On Kids Who Ignore Messages http://iowapublicradio.org/post/last-word-business-212 <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=Mom%27s+App+Gets+Revenge+On+Kids+Who+Ignore+Messages&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MTAzMDEyMTY4NDEzNjUxZmMzYQ004)"/></div><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:25:00 +0000 editor 45405 at http://iowapublicradio.org Smartphone Users Might Be Reaching App Saturation http://iowapublicradio.org/post/business-news-123 <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=Smartphone+Users+Might+Be+Reaching+App+Saturation&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NTM3OTcyMDEyNjIwNDkzMjFhNTlkZg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:25:00 +0000 editor 45406 at http://iowapublicradio.org HitchBOT Makes Its Way Across Canada http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hitchbot-makes-its-way-across-canada <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=HitchBOT+Makes+Its+Way+Across+Canada&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Think of this as a high-tech version of a message in a bottle. A college professor sent a robot hitchhiking across Canada by itself. He put hitchBOT by the side of the road with its thumb out. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:36:00 +0000 editor 45299 at http://iowapublicradio.org Plastic Water Bottle Shows Up In 'Downton Abbey' Photo http://iowapublicradio.org/post/plastic-water-bottle-shows-downton-abbey-photo <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=Plastic+Water+Bottle+Shows+Up+In+%27Downton+Abbey%27+Photo&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjAzMDQ5MDEyNzM2OTA5ODMzNzMwOQ004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm David Greene. Those of us who are Downton Abbey fans know that the period drama is set in the early 1920s. But when PBS released a promotional photo for the series' fifth season, it looked like a time warp worthy of Doctor Who. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:11:00 +0000 editor 45297 at http://iowapublicradio.org China's Wanda Group Branches Out Into Entertainment http://iowapublicradio.org/post/chinas-wanda-group-branches-out-entertainment <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=China%27s+Wanda+Group+Branches+Out+Into+Entertainment&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTc3MDEzMjAzMzEyMDA3Njc1Nw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The Walt Disney company may have some competition in the world's most populous market. Like many film studios, Disney distributes movies in China. Not only that, the first Disneyland in China is supposed to open next year. There's already one in Hong Kong. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 editor 45293 at http://iowapublicradio.org