7:34am

Fri April 18, 2014
The Two-Way

Pakistani Madrassa Names Its Library For Osama Bin Laden

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 7:54 am

Osama bin Laden is referred to as a shaheed, or martyr, on a sign outside the library at a girls' school in Islamabad.
Aamir Qureshi AFP/Getty Images

A sign now outside the small library at a religious school for girls in Pakistan's capital says the room has been named for a martyr — Osama bin Laden, whose al-Qaida terrorist network was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed more than 3,000 people in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

"For us he was a hero of Islam," a school spokesman tells Agence France-Presse.

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6:34am

Fri April 18, 2014
The Two-Way

Deal In Doubt As Separatists Refuse To Budge In Ukraine

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 7:49 am

A masked pro-Russia gunman looks through a window of a regional administration building seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Sergei Grits AP

"Armed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said Friday that they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and were looking for more assurances about their security before leaving the public buildings they are holding," Reuters reports.

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5:56am

Fri April 18, 2014
The Two-Way

Tragedy Atop The World: Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 9:58 am

The sun shines on the peak of Mount Everest in this October 2011 photo. On Friday, an avalanche killed at least 12 Sherpas on the mountain.
Kevin Frayer AP

At least 12 Sherpa guides died Friday on Nepal's side of Mount Everest when an avalanche buried them on the world's tallest mountain.

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5:15am

Fri April 18, 2014
KALW Almanac

Friday, April 18, 2014

April 18, 1906
  • 108th Day of 2014 / 257 Remaining
  • Sunrise 6:30
  • Sunset 7:48
  • Moon Rise 11:37pm
  • Moon Set 9:00am
  • Next Full Moon May 14th @ 12:16pm
  • High Tide 1:48am/3:29pm
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  • Rainfall
  • This Year 12.30
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  • Avg YTD 22.43

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4:06am

Fri April 18, 2014
The Two-Way

Captain Of Korean Ferry Arrested As Vessel Sinks Below Surface

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 1:28 pm

Cranes, ships and other rescue equipment are on the scene off the southern coast of South Korea, where a ferry capsized Wednesday. About 270 people, most of them high school students, remain missing.
Kim Hong-Ji Reuters/Landov

The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank earlier this week in the Yellow Sea, leaving at least 28 dead and hundreds missing, has been arrested, along with two other crew members, South Korea's Yonhap news agency says.

The 69-year-old captain, Lee Jun-Seok, faces five counts including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law, Yonhap says.

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3:59am

Fri April 18, 2014
Around the Nation

Indiana Man Lets Buyer Keep His Stolen Car

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 8:10 am

Transcript

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Kelly McEvers with the story of not one, but two, good Samaritans in Boonville, Indiana. A Chrysler belonging to Derk West was stolen last week. The thief then sold the car to a 72-year-old man for 300 bucks. That buyer started feeling like the deal was too good to be true.

So he looked up the car's rightful owner, Mr. West, gave him a call. Derk West decided the older man needed the car more than he did so he let him keep it. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

3:40am

Fri April 18, 2014
Business

Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 11:00 am

Members of Japan's farmers association protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade talks at a rally in Tokyo in March 2013.
Yoshikazu Tsuno AFP/Getty Images

Next week, President Obama is going to Asia, where he'll talk up a proposed deal to increase U.S. trade with that region.

If he succeeds, he could open up huge new markets for U.S. farmers and manufacturers, strengthen U.S. influence in Asia and set a path to greater prosperity.

At least, that's what the White House says.

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3:36am

Fri April 18, 2014
Politics

Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 8:10 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

Well, the tabloids have been reporting it for years but now it is official: Chelsea Clinton is actually pregnant this time. New York magazine proclaimed that America's version of a royal baby is on the way. Chelsea's parents, Bill and Hillary, sent out tweets confirming the news. The former president wrote that he is excited to add a new line to his Twitter bio: grandfather-to-be. And, of course, now speculation on the 2064 presidential race can begin.

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3:33am

Fri April 18, 2014
Shots - Health News

Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 4:09 pm

Potent but not perfect: Medical assistant Elissa Ortivez prepares a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at a clinic in Walsenburg, Colo.
John Moore Getty Images

More than two months ago, a nasty mumps virus triggered fever, headache and painfully swollen glands among a handful of students at Ohio State University. Now the outbreak has ballooned to 234 cases at last count, and has spilled into the surrounding community in Columbus, Ohio.

"Columbus officials are calling it the city's biggest outbreak since the development of the mumps vaccine in the 1940s," WOSU reporter Steve Brown tells Shots. "It even pushed them to open a new clinic."

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2:09am

Fri April 18, 2014
NPR Story

Plunge In Circulation Forces Changes At Japanese Magazine

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 8:10 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And our last word in business today is: Wonderful Wife.

It's the name of a women's magazine in Japan. It used to be a top seller back when more women stayed home and took care of their kids.

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

But times have changed. As more women work even after having kids, Wonderful Wife has plunged in circulation. So the publisher says it's taking Wonderful Wife off the racks and replacing it with a new magazine aimed at working mothers.

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