Scott Neuman http://iowapublicradio.org en Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/newspaper-editor-activist-john-seigenthaler-dies-86 John Seigenthaler, the legendary journalist who edited <em>The Tennessean,</em> was instrumental in shaping the editorial page of <em>USA Today</em> and worked as an assistant to Robert Kennedy, has died at 86.<p>A statement from his son, broadcast journalist John Seigenthaler Jr., said his father died "peacefully at home," where he was recovering after a recent medical treatment.<p>NPR's David Folkenflik says Seigenthaler was known as a crusader against corruption and for civil rights.<p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/11/john-seigenthaler-tennessean-editor-dies/125 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:55:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43607 at http://iowapublicradio.org Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86 WATCH: Giant Undulating Anchovy School http://iowapublicradio.org/post/watch-giant-undulating-anchovy-school <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvxIdkhsoqU</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:34:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43598 at http://iowapublicradio.org WATCH: Giant Undulating Anchovy School Kerry Pushes For Audit Of Disputed Afghan Presidential Poll http://iowapublicradio.org/post/kerry-pushes-audit-disputed-afghan-presidential-poll <strong>This post updated at 3:15 p.m. ET.</strong><p>Calling it a "critical moment" in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing for a partial recount in the country's presidential elections amid alleged vote fraud.<p>"We are in a very, very critical moment for Afghanistan," Kerry told reporters. "Legitimacy hangs in the balance. The future potential of the transition hangs in the balance. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:33:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43585 at http://iowapublicradio.org Kerry Pushes For Audit Of Disputed Afghan Presidential Poll Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers http://iowapublicradio.org/post/elephant-featured-film-alexander-killed-thai-poachers Poachers in Thailand killed a 50-year-old elephant who appeared in Oliver Stone's 2004 film <em>Alexander</em> before crudely hacking off the animal's giant tusks, according to <a href="http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/420052/famous-elephant-slain-killers-ivory-thieves-hunted"><em>The Bangkok Post.</em></a><p>The Asian elephant, named <a href="http://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7146">Phlai Khlao</a>, was used in scenes from the movie starring Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:01:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43583 at http://iowapublicradio.org Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers Germany Calls For 'Honest Foundation' In Relations With U.S. http://iowapublicradio.org/post/germany-calls-honest-foundation-relations-us Germany's foreign minister said his government's decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave was inevitable given recent allegations of spying, but he said he wants to renew the friendship between the two countries based on an "honest foundation."<p>Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters in Berlin on Friday that the decision to expel the U.S. intelligence official "is the right decision, a necessary step and a fitting reaction to the break of trust which has occurred."<p>"Taking action was unavoidable, in my opinion. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:47:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43581 at http://iowapublicradio.org Germany Calls For 'Honest Foundation' In Relations With U.S. Clerical Error Puts Church On New York's 'George Carlin Way' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/clerical-error-puts-church-new-yorks-george-carlin-way The <a href="http://www.corpus-christi-nyc.org/">Corpus Christi Church</a> in Manhattan, where iconoclastic comedian George Carlin once attended school and which he later ridiculed in some of his monologues, has a new street address: George Carlin Way.<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/nyregion/an-error-puts-a-church-on-george-carlin-way.html"><em>The New York Times</em></a> calls what's being described as a clerical error "an irony of Carlinesque proportions." The church fought a street named after the comedian since the idea was proposed three years ago.<p>Even so, city officials Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:03:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43557 at http://iowapublicradio.org Clerical Error Puts Church On New York's 'George Carlin Way' No Charges For Police Who Killed Woman After D.C. Chase http://iowapublicradio.org/post/no-charges-police-who-killed-woman-after-dc-chase The Justice Department has decided not to bring criminal charges against two police who shot and killed a woman after a wild car chase from the White House to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol last fall.<p>The woman, 34-year-old Miriam Carey of Stanford, Conn., <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/03/228884405/u-s-capitol-on-edge-after-reports-of-gun-shots">struck a security officer with her car</a> near the White House on Oct. 3 before driving off at high speed. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:33:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43552 at http://iowapublicradio.org No Charges For Police Who Killed Woman After D.C. Chase Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/eileen-ford-creator-supermodel-dies-92 Eileen Ford, who is credited with inventing the modern modeling business and in the process launching the careers of supermodels such as Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and Naomi Campbell, has died at 92.<p>A spokeswoman who handles public relations for Ford Models confirmed Wednesday's death, which follows a fall Ford took last week at her New York apartment.<p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-10/eileen-ford-agent-who-promoted-world-s-supermodels-dies-at-92.html">Bloomberg says</a>: "For more than six decades, Ford represented the world's most prominent models and raised the pr Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43527 at http://iowapublicradio.org Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92 Jeans 'Designed' By Lions And Tigers To Benefit Japanese Zoo http://iowapublicradio.org/post/jeans-designed-lions-and-tigers-benefit-japanese-zoo At long last, the ultimate in that "distressed look" for jeans.<p>To help support the Kamine Zoo in <a href="http://hyotan-hitachi.world.coocan.jp/06sightseeing/1009kaminepark/kaminepark.html">Hitachi City, Japan</a>, the Mineko Club of volunteer zoo boosters is holding an auction of three pairs of one-of-a-kind bluejeans designed by lions and tigers and, yes, bears too.<p>According to an English-language translation on the group's website, "Zoo Jeans are the only jeans on earth designed by dangerous animals."<p><blockquote><p>"We first take their favourite playthings — old tires and giant rub Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:43:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43525 at http://iowapublicradio.org Jeans 'Designed' By Lions And Tigers To Benefit Japanese Zoo Singapore Anti-Gambling Council Loses Big On World Cup Ad http://iowapublicradio.org/post/singapore-anti-gambling-council-loses-big-world-cup-ad <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1bs9luXZP4</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:43:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43511 at http://iowapublicradio.org Singapore Anti-Gambling Council Loses Big On World Cup Ad Results Of Indonesia's Presidential Election In Limbo http://iowapublicradio.org/post/results-limbo-after-indonesias-presidential-election As rival candidates both claim victory in Indonesia's presidential election, police have joined the country's outgoing leader in calling on supporters of the two camps not to celebrate the results until the political limbo is resolved.<p>While unofficial "quick counts," appear to give Jakarta's governor, Joko Widodo, a slim lead, former army Gen. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:37:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43510 at http://iowapublicradio.org Results Of Indonesia's Presidential Election In Limbo 4 Children, 2 Adults Killed In Apparent Domestic Dispute In Texas http://iowapublicradio.org/post/man-texas-kills-4-children-2-adults-apparent-domestic-dispute <strong>This post was updated at 11:10 a.m. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:41:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43507 at http://iowapublicradio.org California Highway Patrol Probing Videotaped Beating Of Woman http://iowapublicradio.org/post/california-highway-patrol-probing-videotaped-beating-woman The California Highway Patrol says it is <a href="http://laist.com/2014/07/05/chp_investigate_officer_caught_on_c.php">investigating a video that shows an officer repeatedly punching a woman</a> after trying to stop her from walking into traffic.<p>As Reuters notes: "The video, which was taken by a passing motorist, posted online and broadcast by local television stations, has caused an outcry from community activists who say the officer used excessive force in the arrest on Tuesday."<p>After the officer spotted the barefoot woman walking along the shoulder and stepping into lanes of the 10 Fr Sun, 06 Jul 2014 18:55:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43301 at http://iowapublicradio.org California Highway Patrol Probing Videotaped Beating Of Woman Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer For Wimbledon Title http://iowapublicradio.org/post/novak-djokovic-beats-roger-federer-wimbledon-title Novak Djokovic won his first Wimbledon championship in three years in a hard-fought contest that went five sets, denying Roger Federer's bid for a record eighth title.<p>Djokovic took the trophy in a 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 victory.<p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/tennis/wimb/2014/07/06/novak-djokovic-roger-federer-wimbledon-final/12265945/">USA Today</a> says:<p><blockquote><p>"Djokovic was serving for the match at 5-3 in the fourth set but Federer broke him twice and won the set forcing the match to go the distance.<p>"In the final set, Federer, who served well all day, had t Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:22:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43299 at http://iowapublicradio.org Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer For Wimbledon Title Separate Attacks In Uganda, Kenya Leave Dozens Dead http://iowapublicradio.org/post/separate-attacks-uganda-kenya-leave-dozens-dead <strong>This post was updated at 12:30 p.m. ET.</strong><p>At least 17 people were killed in Uganda in an attack by armed gunmen on three police stations in an area of the country that had once been the focus of an Islamic insurgency.<p>Meanwhile, the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for attacking on two coastal villages in Kenya that left at least 22 people dead. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 14:21:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43298 at http://iowapublicradio.org Separate Attacks In Uganda, Kenya Leave Dozens Dead Report: Most NSA-Intercepted Data From 'Ordinary Internet Users' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/report-most-nsa-intercepted-data-ordinary-internet-users A <em>Washington Post</em> <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-nsa-intercepted-data-those-not-targeted-far-outnumber-the-foreigners-who-are/2014/07/05/8139adf8-045a-11e4-8572-4b1b969b6322_story.html">analysis of data provided by Edward Snowden</a> has revealed that nine out of 10 communications intercepted by the National Security Agency were from ordinary Internet users, not legally targeted foreigners. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 13:07:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43297 at http://iowapublicradio.org Israel Arrests 6 Jewish Youths In Teen's Death http://iowapublicradio.org/post/israel-arrests-6-teens-death-holds-victims-us-cousin <strong>This post was updated at 4:10 p.m. ET.</strong><p>Israel has arrested six suspects in connection with <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/05/328845212/palestinian-teen-burned-alive-according-to-official">last week's killing of Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir</a>. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:17:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43296 at http://iowapublicradio.org Israel Arrests 6 Jewish Youths In Teen's Death American Teen Visiting Israel Reportedly Beaten By Police http://iowapublicradio.org/post/american-teen-visiting-israel-reportedly-beaten-police The U.S. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:10:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43281 at http://iowapublicradio.org Shootout Victory Sends Netherlands To World Cup Semifinals http://iowapublicradio.org/post/argentina-moves-world-cup-semifinals-after-beating-belgium The semifinals of the World Cup have been decided. Saturday's winners, Netherlands and Argentina, will meet each other on the field in Sao Paulo on Wednesday for a shot at the title.<p>The other half of that final match will be decided when Germany plays Brazil on Tuesday.<p><strong>Netherlands vs. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 18:46:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43279 at http://iowapublicradio.org Shootout Victory Sends Netherlands To World Cup Semifinals WATCH: Hurricane Arthur From 30 Miles Out At Sea http://iowapublicradio.org/post/watch-hurricane-arthur-30-miles-out-sea Although Hurricane Arthur appears to have <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/05/328802686/arthur-disrupts-july-4th-festivities-but-does-little-damage#commentBlock">spared the U.S. East Coast any major damage</a>, 100 mph winds are nothing to take lightly, especially 30 miles out to sea along the infamous Frying Pan Shoals south of Cape Hatteras.<p>Take a look at the video above of Arthur as it passed on Thursday over Frying Pan Tower, a one-time U.S. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:44:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43278 at http://iowapublicradio.org WATCH: Hurricane Arthur From 30 Miles Out At Sea Palestinian Teen 'Burned Alive,' According To Official http://iowapublicradio.org/post/palestinian-teen-burned-alive-according-official A preliminary autopsy of a teenage boy who Palestinians believe was kidnapped and murdered by Jewish extremists shows that he was burned alive, according to the Palestinian attorney general.<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/06/world/middleeast/autopsy-suggests-palestinian-boy-was-burned-alive-reports-say.html?_r=0">The New York Times</a>, citing Mohammed Al A'wewy, says that soot was found in 16-year-old Mohammad Abu Khdeir's lungs, a sign that he was alive when his body was burned. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 16:56:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43276 at http://iowapublicradio.org Palestinian Teen 'Burned Alive,' According To Official Philadelphia Row House Fire Kills 4 Children http://iowapublicradio.org/post/philadelphia-row-house-fire-kills-4-children A fire that swept through a stretch of Philadelphia row houses early today has killed four children in what the city's fire commissioner has described as a "tragic, tragic day."<p>The Associated Press reports that the fast-moving fire, which started just before 3 a.m. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43272 at http://iowapublicradio.org Philadelphia Row House Fire Kills 4 Children Czech Petra Kvitova Wins Wimbledon Title http://iowapublicradio.org/post/czech-petra-kvitova-wins-wimbledon-title Czech Petra Kvitova beat Eugenie Bouchard in a lopsided victory to win a Grand Slam in the women's singles final at Wimbledon, besting her opponent 6-3 6-0.<p>The Associated Press says that in her match with Canadian Bouchard, Kvitova, who won the championship in 2011, "dominated play with her big serve, aggressive returns and flat groundstrokes."<p>The AP writes:<p><blockquote><p>"The Czech player broke serve three times, including in the final game of the set, which lasted 32 minutes."<p>"It's the first Grand Slam final between two players born in the 1990s. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 14:55:24 +0000 Scott Neuman 43270 at http://iowapublicradio.org Czech Petra Kvitova Wins Wimbledon Title Arthur Disrupts July 4th Festivities, But Does Little Damage http://iowapublicradio.org/post/arthur-disrupts-july-4th-festivities-does-little-damage The headline in <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/07/04/hurricane-arthur-brings-rain-flooding-massachusetts/TzrTAAWKJtBwMWNFDkSU8N/story.html">The Boston Globe</a> sums it up: "Arthur douses, but does little damage."<p>The first hurricane of the season has raked the Atlantic seaboard from Florida to Massachusetts and is hitting the Canadian Maritimes as a tropical storm packing 60 mph winds. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 13:12:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43269 at http://iowapublicradio.org Arthur Disrupts July 4th Festivities, But Does Little Damage Indian Nurses Back Home After Being Trapped By Fighting In Iraq http://iowapublicradio.org/post/indian-nurses-back-home-after-being-trapped-fighting-iraq More than 40 Indian nurses trapped since last month in the rebel-held city of Mosul have arrived back home.<p>According to The Associated Press, the Indian government organized an Air India plane to fly the nurses home from Irbil.<p>The AP says: "Outside the airport in Kochi [in India's southern state of Kerala], hundreds of friends and relatives of the women greeted them with hugs and flowers. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43268 at http://iowapublicradio.org Indian Nurses Back Home After Being Trapped By Fighting In Iraq Ukrainian Forces Retake Key Rebel Stronghold In East http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ukraine-forces-retake-key-rebel-stronghold-east Ukrainian troops have retaken the key stronghold of Slovyansk from pro-Russian forces in a sign that Kiev may be regaining control over the country's east, months after insurgents <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/16/303646309/in-ukraine-reports-of-soldiers-switching-to-pro-russia-side">swept through the region establishing a self-proclaimed independent republic.</a><p>The country's president, Petro Poroshenko, and a spokesman for the rebels confirmed that the city of 100,000 was back in government hands after a night of fighting. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:57:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43259 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ukrainian Forces Retake Key Rebel Stronghold In East SunTrust Settles In Probe Into Mishandled Home Loan Modifications http://iowapublicradio.org/post/suntrust-settles-probe-mishandled-home-loan-modifications Atlanta-based SunTrust Mortgage Inc. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:41:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43212 at http://iowapublicradio.org Chinese Leader's Seoul Visit Seen As Snub To North Korea http://iowapublicradio.org/post/chinese-leaders-seoul-visit-seen-snub-north-korea In a sign that China and South Korea are moving closer together, possibly at North Korea's expense, Beijing and Seoul have said they are close to a free-trade deal and issued a joint statement that they firmly oppose nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula.<p>The announcement on Thursday comes amid North Korean missile tests and a visit to South Korea by Chinese leader Xi Jinping that carries with it an implied snub to Pyongyang: It's his first visit to the Korean Peninsula and the first that a Chinese head of state has stopped in the South before visiting the North.<p>What's more, North Korea Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:23:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43186 at http://iowapublicradio.org Chinese Leader's Seoul Visit Seen As Snub To North Korea Woman Charged In Denver With Seeking To Aid Islamic Extremists http://iowapublicradio.org/post/woman-charged-denver-seeking-aid-islamic-extremists A 19-year-old Denver-area woman has been charged with conspiring to help a foreign terrorist organization after she was arrested in April boarding a flight that would ultimately land her in Syria, where she hoped to wage jihad, according to newly unsealed court documents.<p>According to the FBI, Shannon Maureen Conley told FBI agents that "she wanted to use her American military training from the <a href="http://www.armyexplorers.us/">U.S. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:51:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43174 at http://iowapublicradio.org Saudi Arabia Reportedly Moves 30,000 Troops To Iraqi Border http://iowapublicradio.org/post/saudi-arabia-reportedly-moves-30000-troops-iraqi-border Amid reports that Saudi Arabia has deployed some 30,000 troops to its border with Iraq, President Obama has called King Abdullah to discuss the developments in the region.<p>Reuters quotes Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television as saying the kingdom has deployed forces to its border after Iraqi troops abandoned their positions amid a Sunni-led insurgency.<p>According to Reuters:<p><blockquote><p>"The Dubai-based al-Arabiya said on its website that Saudi troops had fanned out into the border region after Iraqi government forces withdrew from their positions, leaving the Saudi and Syrian frontiers ex Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:54:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43167 at http://iowapublicradio.org Saudi Arabia Reportedly Moves 30,000 Troops To Iraqi Border