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New Report Finds Climate Change Could Take A $1 Billion Bite From Winter Sports

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:12:00 -0500

As the climate warms, a new report finds that low-snow years like this one can cost the U.S. winter sports industry up to $1 billion. That can bring economic pain well beyond ski resorts.



Amnesty International Finds Human Rights Deteriorating Around The World

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:55:00 -0500

The group's annual report claims that increasingly world leaders are "undermining the rights of millions." It sees a "feeble response" to crimes against humanity from Syria to South Sudan.



Zagitova Edges Medvedeva To Win Figure Skating Gold At Pyeongchang Olympics

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:31:00 -0500

It's the first gold medal for the Olympic Athlete from Russia team. The three Americans in the field — Mirai Nagasu, Karen Chen, and Bradie Tennell — fell short of the podium.



Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Indicted On A Charge Of Felony Invasion Of Privacy

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:03:51 -0500

The first-term Republican governor is alleged to have photographed a semi-nude woman with whom he had an affair and threatened to publish it if she exposed their relationship.



South Korean Speedskaters Left A Teammate Behind, Now Fans Want Them Off The Team

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:29:41 -0500

The speedskaters face public outrage for their unsportsmanlike behavior in a race, that left one member sobbing on the sidelines. A petition demands that they be expelled.



Trump Appears To Read From The NRA's Script Hours After The Gun Lobby Chief's Speech

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:19:52 -0500

The president held another meeting on the subject of school safety after last week's after 17 people were killed last week in a shooting at a Florida high school.



Iran May Follow Venezuela In Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:33:00 -0500

The move, announced by a government official in a tweet on Wednesday, raised fears of rogue states using virtual currencies to evade sanctions.



Florida School Cop Took No Action During Last Week's Fatal Shooting

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:11:00 -0500

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel says he is "devastated" by video footage of his armed deputy standing outside the school doing "nothing" during the shootings of students and faculty members.



The Rev. Billy Graham's Casket Will 'Lie In Honor' At The Capitol

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:06:56 -0500

It is a rare distinction bestowed on only a handful of civilians. For two days Americans will be welcome to pay their respects to the beloved Evangelical pastor. He will be buried in North Carolina.



West Virginia's Teachers Walk Off The Job, Protesting Low Pay And Benefit Cuts

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:58:00 -0500

Teachers formed picket lines and descended on the state Capitol to demand higher salaries and better insurance. The state has some of the lowest teacher pay in the country.



Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Indicted On Felony Charges Of Invasion Of Privacy

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:34:00 -0500

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted on felony charges of invasion of privacy and taken into custody Thursday. This apparently stems from allegations made last month that during an extramarital affair, Greitens took a photo of the woman and threatened to publish it if she exposed the affair.



America No Longer A 'Nation Of Immigrants,' USCIS Says

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:18:20 -0500

The new director of Citizenship and Immigration Services says changing the federal agency's mission statement reminds staff that they work for the American people.



New Maps Reveal Global Fishing's 'Vast Scope Of Exploitation Of The Ocean'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:57:00 -0500

Researchers have used radio transmissions to track the movement of fishing vessels and create stunning maps of fishing activity. The maps show that fishing covers most of the globe's oceans.



NPR Board Faces Tough Questions Over Sexual Harassment Handling

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:40:00 -0500

NPR's senior management and board members faced skepticism as they sought to rebuild trust with the network's workforce. Some comments appear to have stoked fresh anger from staffers.



Florida Lawmakers Advance Bill Requiring Schools To Display 'In God We Trust'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:23:00 -0500

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Kimberly Daniels, said while "gun issues" need to be addressed "the real thing that needs to be addressed are issues of the heart."