Mark Memmott http://wbaa.org en One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water http://wbaa.org/post/one-mans-pee-pushes-portland-flush-38-million-gallons-water <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wXnTtKKSrg</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:47:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 58830 at http://wbaa.org One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water Fate Of Girls Abducted In Nigeria Now Uncertain http://wbaa.org/post/fate-girls-abducted-nigeria-now-uncertain A Nigerian school principal says searchers are still looking for about 100 girls and young women abducted by Islamist extremists, even though the nation's military has said all but eight of the victims are now safe and accounted for.<p>"We are still waiting and praying for the safe return of the students ... the security people, especially the vigilantes and the well-meaning volunteers of Gwoza are still out searching for them," Principal Asabe Kwambura <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=304044424" target="_blank">told The Associated Press on Thursday</a>. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 58820 at http://wbaa.org Ukraine Crisis: Russia Endorses Call For Protesters To Disarm http://wbaa.org/post/ukraine-crisis-diplomats-meet-putin-admits-russias-role-crimea <h6>This post was updated with a new top at 12:55 p.m. ET.</h6><p>Diplomats from the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and the European Union emerged Thursday from a meeting that wasn't expected to accomplish much saying they had made progress toward resolving the crisis in Ukraine.<p>"We worked hard and we worked in good faith in order to narrow our real differences," Secretary of State John Kerry said following the meeting in Geneva. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:11:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 58818 at http://wbaa.org Ukraine Crisis: Russia Endorses Call For Protesters To Disarm Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Near 7-Year Low http://wbaa.org/post/jobless-claims-stay-near-7-year-low There were 304,000 first-time claims filed for unemployment insurance last week, up just 2,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 302,000, <a href="http://www.dol.gov/ui/data.pdf" target="_blank">the Employment and Training Administration said Thursday</a>.<p>The scant increase means claims continued to run near their lowest pace since May 2007 — seven months before the economy slipped into its latest recession. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:38:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 58816 at http://wbaa.org Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn't Do Mass Surveillance http://wbaa.org/post/putin-tells-snowden-russia-doesnt-do-mass-surveillance <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1yH554emkY</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 58810 at http://wbaa.org Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn't Do Mass Surveillance No Sign Yet Of Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Disaster http://wbaa.org/post/no-sign-yet-hundreds-missing-after-south-korean-ferry-disaster <h6>This post will be updated as news comes in.</h6><p>A second day of dangerous efforts to reach any survivors has ended with still no sign of the nearly 300 people — most of them high school students — believed to be trapped aboard a South Korean ferry that has capsized in the Yellow Sea.<p>South Korean coast guard authorities said Thursday that divers have not been able to get into any of the cabins aboard the overturned ship, the Sewol. Bad weather and rough seas are said to be hampering the search efforts. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 58808 at http://wbaa.org No Sign Yet Of Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Disaster Boston Bombing Defendant Can See Victims' Autopsy Photos, Judge Says http://wbaa.org/post/boston-bombing-defendant-can-see-victims-autopsy-photos-judge-says A federal judge said Wednesday that Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may see autopsy photos of the three people who died after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/177378595/boston-marathon-explosions" target="_blank">explosions near the finish line of last year's race</a>.<p>District Judge George O'Toole "rejected a claim by the government that Tsarnaev should not see the photos because it would disturb the families of the victims," <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/boston-bombing-anniversary/tsarnaev-can-view-victim-autopsy-photos-judge-n81996" target="_blank">NBC Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:39:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 58749 at http://wbaa.org Boston Bombing Defendant Can See Victims' Autopsy Photos, Judge Says Most Of The Dozens Of Girls Abducted In Nigeria Reportedly Free http://wbaa.org/post/dozens-girls-abducted-nigeria <strong>9:45 a.m. ET, April 17:</strong> The latest developments have changed this story. We've put up a news post with this headline: <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/17/304072807/fate-of-girls-abducted-in-nigeria-now-uncertain" target="_blank">Fate Of Girls Abducted In Nigeria Now Uncertain</a>.<p><strong>Our post from April 16:</strong><p>Most of the 100 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped have been freed, Nigeria's military reports. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:09:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 58730 at http://wbaa.org 43-Year-Old Cold Case Closed: South Dakota Girls Died In Accident http://wbaa.org/post/43-year-old-cold-case-closed-south-dakota-girls-died-accident Families and friends who have wondered since 1971 about what happened to two South Dakota girls now have some closure.<p>Authorities said Tuesday that they believe Pamela Jackson and Cheryl Miller died when their 1960 Studebaker Lark accidentally went off a gravel road and into a local creek. "All the evidence would appear to indicate an accident," South Dakota Attorney Gen. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:14:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 58726 at http://wbaa.org 43-Year-Old Cold Case Closed: South Dakota Girls Died In Accident In Ukraine: Reports Of Soldiers Switching To Pro-Russia Side http://wbaa.org/post/ukraine-reports-soldiers-switching-pro-russia-side Confusion continues to reign in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russia gunmen remain in control of many government offices even as the Ukrainian military sends in troops, tanks and armed aircraft in an attempt to dislodge them.<p>According to NPR's Ari Shapiro, who is in eastern Ukraine, locals who are pushing to separate from the central government and join the Russian Federation claim that at least some Ukrainian troops are refusing to move against them.<p>In the city of Slovyansk, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/04/16/303640418/the-latest-from-eastern-ukraine" target="_blank">Ari reported on<em Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:02:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 58722 at http://wbaa.org In Ukraine: Reports Of Soldiers Switching To Pro-Russia Side