Fri March 8, 2013
Shots - Health News

A Man's Journey From Nepal To Texas Triggers Global TB Scramble

Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 9:47 am

Although tuberculosis is declining around the world, drug-resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis are on the rise.

We don't know too much about a Nepalese man who's in medical isolation in Texas while being treated for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, or XDR-TB, the most difficult-to-treat kind. Health authorities are keen to protect his privacy.

But we do know that he traveled through 13 countries — from South Asia to somewhere in the Persian Gulf to Latin America — before he entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico in late November. He traveled by plane, bus, boat, car and on foot.

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Fri March 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Coroner: Zoo Intern May Have Been Killed After Lion Lifted Cage Handle

Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 9:19 am

An undated photo of Dianna Hanson provided by her brother, Paul Hanson.
Paul Hanson Associated Press

A woman killed by a 550-pound male lion at a conservancy near Fresno, Calif., earlier this week may have been caught by surprise after the animal escaped its cage, investigators say.

According to a preliminary autopsy, Dianna Hanson, a 24-year-old intern for Cat Haven, was killed Wednesday when the lion snapped her neck.

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Fri March 8, 2013
West Coast Live Saturday 3/9/13 @ 10AM

West Coast Live's 1000th! Bela Fleck, Anne Lamott & more

Join Sedge Thompson and Mike Greensill for West Coast Live's 1000th broadcast on KALW with a great line-up of guests including novelist Anne Lamott and urban farmer Nicole Easterday -- plus travel tips from Karl & Carl and the brilliant banjo of Bela Fleck. 

Listen now on KALW's Local Music Player.

More information at wcl.org.


Fri March 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Pyongyang To Cut North-South Hotline, Cancel Nonaggression Pact

Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 9:22 am

A North Korean soldier reacts as he patrols along the Yalu River near the Chinese border last month.
Mark Ralston AFP/Getty Images

North Korea responded to new U.N. sanctions aimed at starving its nuclear program by vowing to cut a Cold War-style hotline and scrap a nonaggression pact with the South.

State-run media said North Korea "abrogates all agreements on nonaggression reached between the North and the South ... and also notifies the South side that it will immediately cut off the North-South hotline."

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Fri March 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Pleasant Surprises: 236,000 Jobs Added; Jobless Rate Dips To 7.7 Percent

Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 6:54 am

The scene at a job fair in Manhattan earlier this month.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

There were 236,000 jobs added to payrolls in February — many more than expected — and the jobless rate unexpectedly dropped by two-tenths of a point, to 7.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

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Fri March 8, 2013
KALW Almanac

Friday March 8, 2013

  • 67th Day of 2013 / 298 Remaining
  • 12 Days Until The First Day of Spring
  • Sunrise:6:30
  • Sunset:6:11
  • 11  Hours 41 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:4:16am
  • Moon Set:3:15pm
  • Moon’s Phase:11 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • March 27 @ 2:30am
  • Full Worm Moon
  • Full Crust Moon
  • Full Lenten Moon
  • Full Crow Moon
  • Full Sap Moon

As the temperature begins to warm and the

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Fri March 8, 2013
The Two-Way

150 Years Later, Civil War Sailors Get Arlington Burial

Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 4:04 pm

In this undated photograph provided by Naval History and Heritage Command, the crew of USS Monitor relax just outside of its turret.
U.S. Navy

(Updated at 7 p.m. ET.)

More than 150 years after they died when their ship sank during a storm, two Union sailors from the Civil War were buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.

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Fri March 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Hilary Mantel Has 'No Regrets' About Kate Middleton Remarks

Catherine Middleton, the duchess of Cambridge, walking in Grimsby, England. A "jointed doll"?
Getty Images

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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Fri March 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Jobs Report; Chávez Funeral

In Caracas, Venezuela, early Friday, supporters of the late President Hugo Chávez were in the streets ahead of his funeral.
Luis Acosta AFP/Getty Images


Fri March 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Cardinals Expected To Set Date For Start Of Conclave

Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 8:41 am

Roman Catholic cardinals have been meeting at the Vatican to get to know each other better and to set a date for the start of the conclave that will choose the next pope. On Thursday, this cardinal was walking to one of those meetings.
Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images

Update at 11:36 a.m. ET. Starts Tuesday:

"The eighth General Congregation of the College of Cardinals has decided that the Conclave will begin on Tuesday, 12 March 2013," reads a statement just sent to reporters by the Vatican Press Office. It adds that:

"A pro eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass will be celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica in the morning. In the afternoon the cardinals will enter into the Conclave."

Our original post — "Cardinals Expected To Set Date For Start Of Conclave":

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