Bill Chappell http://www.kplu.org en Hospital Settles Lawsuit By Thousands Of Women Over Exam Photos http://www.kplu.org/post/hospital-settles-lawsuit-thousands-women-over-exam-photos The Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to former patients of a gynecologist who used a small camera to secretly film examinations, in one of the the largest sexual misconduct settlements involving a physician.<p>The Baltimore-based hospital is settling a class-action lawsuit that includes more than 7,000 women and at least 62 minors; more women will likely register with the suit.<p>From member station WYPR, Christopher Connelly reports:<p><blockquote><p>"Dr. Nikita Levy saw more than 12,000 patients over the decades he spent working at Hopkins. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:05:42 +0000 Bill Chappell 17833 at http://www.kplu.org Flight MH17: Black Boxes And Bodies Handed Over; U.N. Calls For Inquiry http://www.kplu.org/post/flight-mh17-un-calls-inquiry-and-access-victims-bodies-handed-over <strong>This post was last updated at 7:10 p.m. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:40:46 +0000 Bill Chappell 17829 at http://www.kplu.org Flight MH17: Black Boxes And Bodies Handed Over; U.N. Calls For Inquiry Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Friend Convicted For Impeding Bombing Inquiry http://www.kplu.org/post/dzhokhar-tsarnaevs-friend-found-guilty-impeding-inquiry Azamat Tazhayakov, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who police say impeded their investigation of the 2013 attack, has been convicted on some of the charges against him and found not guilty of others.<p>Tazhayakov was found guilty of obstructing justice and conspiracy. A 12-member jury says that along with another friend, Tazhayakov conspired to remove a backpack from Tsarnaev's dorm room that could have provided evidence in the case, shortly after police had broadcast photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, as suspects in the deadly bombing. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:22:43 +0000 Bill Chappell 17826 at http://www.kplu.org U.S. Officials: Malaysian Airliner Likely Shot Down http://www.kplu.org/post/malaysian-jet-crashed-ukraine-may-have-been-shot-down <strong>This post was last updated at 6:40 p.m. ET.</strong><p>A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 298 passengers and crew aboard has crashed in eastern Ukraine in an area of the country that has been wracked by a separatist insurgency.<p>The airline's senior vice president and European chief, Huib Gorter, told reporters the plane was carrying at least 154 Dutch, 27 Australians, 23 Malaysians, 11 Indonesians, six Britons, four Germans, four Belgians, three Filipinos and one Canadian. The nationalities of 47 passengers had yet to be determined. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:20:23 +0000 Bill Chappell 17769 at http://www.kplu.org U.S. Officials: Malaysian Airliner Likely Shot Down New Hampshire Says It Will Now Allow D.C. Residents To Buy Booze http://www.kplu.org/post/new-hampshire-says-it-will-now-allow-dc-residents-buy-booze Clearing up a technicality that had left visitors from Washington, D.C., unable to purchase alcohol in New Hampshire, the state's liquor board says it's now OK to accept D.C. licenses. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:58:48 +0000 Bill Chappell 17751 at http://www.kplu.org Sweet Deal? Chocolatier Lindt Buys Russell Stover http://www.kplu.org/post/sweet-deal-chocolatier-lindt-buys-russell-stover In a push for greater prominence in the American market, Swiss chocolate company Lindt & Sprungli has reached a deal to acquire Russell Stover, the company whose products include the time-tested Whitman's Sampler box of chocolates, a product featured in the 1994 film <em>Forrest Gump</em>.<p>The deal would make the combined company the No. 3 chocolate maker in North America, Lindt says in a news release announcing the deal. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:45:29 +0000 Bill Chappell 17713 at http://www.kplu.org Sweet Deal? Chocolatier Lindt Buys Russell Stover Fly Like An Eagle: Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos http://www.kplu.org/post/fly-eagle-site-picks-best-aerial-drone-photos An eagle soars above a national park in Bali, Indonesia. A waterfall in Mexico is seen from above its shelf of cascading water. Those are the top two finishers in a contest held to find the best images captured by cameras mounted on aerial drones. The winners were recently unveiled by the site <a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/">Dronestagram</a>.<p>The website chose winners by two methods: a juried competition, and the images' popularity among the site's visitors (see the <a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/contest/rewards/">top three images</a> in each category). Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:56:34 +0000 Bill Chappell 17698 at http://www.kplu.org Fly Like An Eagle: Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos Liverpool Unloads 'The Biter,' Sending Suarez To Barca For $128 Million http://www.kplu.org/post/liverpool-unloads-biter-sending-suarez-barca-128-million Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan striker who became headline news in the U.S. after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/24/325226445/living-up-to-his-past-suarez-apparently-bites-italian-opponent">biting an Italian player</a> during the World Cup, is moving to a new club. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:40:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 17695 at http://www.kplu.org Liverpool Unloads 'The Biter,' Sending Suarez To Barca For $128 Million HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations http://www.kplu.org/post/hbo-and-game-thrones-haul-most-emmy-nominations Cable network HBO has received 99 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards, running its streak as the network with the most Emmy nods to 14 years. HBO's <em>Game of Thrones</em> got 19 nominations, one ahead of the FX miniseries <em>Fargo</em>.<p>NPR's Neda Ulaby reports for our Newscast unit:<p><blockquote><p>"HBO also got nominated for its movie <em>The Normal Heart</em>, for its drama <em>True Detective</em> and, in a surprise, for its comedy <em>Silicon Valley</em>.<p>"Other winners included Netflix, with 31 nominations. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:56:47 +0000 Bill Chappell 17664 at http://www.kplu.org HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations Brazil Reels From Thrashing That Bounced It From World Cup http://www.kplu.org/post/brazil-reels-thrashing-bounced-it-world-cup "The worst game I saw in my life" is how one Brazilian fan describes it. Another says it's simply a tragedy. Some angry fans burned Brazil's flag in the street.<p>To say Brazil's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/08/329898310/not-a-misprint-germany-leads-brazil-5-0-at-halftime">7-1 loss to Germany</a> stunned the host country would risk giving the impression that its fans aren't feeling intense pain after this loss. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:57:25 +0000 Bill Chappell 17646 at http://www.kplu.org Brazil Reels From Thrashing That Bounced It From World Cup 5,000 Years Old: Ancient Yew Tree Identified In Wales http://www.kplu.org/post/5000-years-old-ancient-yew-tree-identified-wales It might be the oldest tree in Britain. A yew tree that sprawls over a churchyard in Wales is more than 5,000 years old, according to experts. While it's not exceptionally tall, the tree has a wide canopy. And it dates back to the era of Egypt's pharaohs.<strong> </strong><p>From NPR's London bureau, Rich Preston reports:<p><blockquote><p>"The 60-foot-wide yew tree sits in the grounds of St Cynog's churchyard near Swansea in Wales. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:51:16 +0000 Bill Chappell 17640 at http://www.kplu.org As Deadline Nears, Snowden Seeks To Extend His Stay In Russia http://www.kplu.org/post/deadline-nears-snowden-seeks-extend-his-stay-russia Edward Snowden remains a fugitive from U.S. authorities over leaking secret documents about its surveillance programs. Now he's asking Russia to extend the one-year term of asylum the country granted the former NSA contract worker last summer.<p>Snowden's asylum, which was granted last August, is set to expire at the end of this month. His lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, says they've filed papers for an extension.<p>"We have gone through the course of receiving temporary asylum. On July 31, this term ends. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:03:35 +0000 Bill Chappell 17635 at http://www.kplu.org Senator Asks U.S. To Investigate Possible Cuban Plot Against Him http://www.kplu.org/post/senator-asks-us-investigate-possible-cuban-plot-against-him Did fake accusations that Sen. Robert Menendez had visited underage prostitutes come from Cuba's intelligence agency? Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:09:58 +0000 Bill Chappell 17618 at http://www.kplu.org Senator Asks U.S. To Investigate Possible Cuban Plot Against Him Police Use Dog To Find Memory And Hard Drives In Search http://www.kplu.org/post/police-use-dog-find-memory-hard-drives-search Police in Rhode Island have a secret weapon to fight child pornography: a 2-year-old Labrador named Thoreau, who's been trained to sniff out computer hard drives. The dog is credited with finding a thumb drive that was hidden deep inside a metal cabinet last month.<p>Thoreau was trained by the Connecticut State Police, <a href="http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140705-new-methods-to-combat-growth-of-internet-child-porn-in-rhode-island.ece">the Providence Journal</a> reports. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:23:23 +0000 Bill Chappell 17614 at http://www.kplu.org Police Use Dog To Find Memory And Hard Drives In Search Meeting Abuse Victims, Pope Francis Begs Forgiveness http://www.kplu.org/post/meeting-abuse-victims-pope-francis-begs-forgiveness Pope Francis spent parts of Sunday and Monday meeting with six people who had been sexually abused by priests, speaking with them about the lingering effects of their experiences and asking for their forgiveness.<p>The sessions brought the first official meetings with abuse survivors for Francis; his predecessor, Pope Benedict, met with the victims on several occasions.<p>From Rome, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports:<p><blockquote><p>"Pope Francis met three women and three men, two each from Britain, Germany and Ireland. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:35:47 +0000 Bill Chappell 17594 at http://www.kplu.org