Delmarva Public Radio http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/should-local-police-get-militarys-extra-armored-trucks Mine-resistant, ambush-protected troop carriers, known as MRAPs, were built to withstand bomb blasts. They can weigh nearly 20 tons, and many U.S. troops who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are alive today because of them. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:09:00 +0000 David Welna 60507 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks? In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!) http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/tom-hanks-ipad-app-typewriters-make-triumphant-return-ding Tom Hanks' love affair with typewriters began in the 1970s, with his first proper typewriter — a Hermes 2000. Typewriters are "beautiful works of art," he tells NPR's Audie Cornish. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:03:00 +0000 NPR Staff 60508 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!) State Dept. Officials Work To Verify Islamic State's Beheading Video http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/state-dept-officials-work-verify-islamic-states-beheading-video In a new video released by the militant group Islamic State, American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to be killed by extremists associated with the group. U.S. officials are working to determine the video's authenticity. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=State+Dept.+Officials+Work+To+Verify+Islamic+State%27s+Beheading+Video&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:50:00 +0000 editor 60506 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net New U.S. Rules Protect Giant Bluefin Tuna http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/new-us-rules-protect-giant-bluefin-tuna In an effort to reduce the number of giant <a href="http://www.fishwatch.gov/seafood_profiles/species/tuna/species_pages/atl_bluefin_tuna.htm">bluefin tuna</a> killed by fishing fleets, the U.S. is putting out new rules about commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the western Atlantic. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 60505 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Another American Doctor In Liberia Tests Positive For Ebola http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/another-american-doctor-liberia-tests-positive-ebola Another American missionary doctor has tested positive for Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia. He is the third American health care worker to contract the virus.<p>The name of the doctor, who worked for the Christian aid group SIM, has not been released. But the group said in a <a href="http://www.simusa.org/content/ebolacrisis/4572/sim_missionary_doctor_in_liberia_tests_positive_for_ebola">statement</a> that he did not treat Ebola patients. Instead, he saw obstetrics patients at the organization's main ELWA hospital, which is separate from its Ebola isolation unit. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Linda Poon 60499 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Another American Doctor In Liberia Tests Positive For Ebola For Men's Rights Groups, Feminism Has Come At The Expense Of Men http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/mens-rights-groups-feminism-has-come-expense-men This summer, a few hundred men and a handful of women gathered in a VFW hall near Detroit to attend what organizers billed as the first International Conference on Men's Issues.<p>The crowd wasn't huge, but it was enthusiastic. The event was a real-world gathering organized by the website A Voice for Men, part of an informal collection of websites, chat rooms and blogs focused on what's known as the men's rights movement. Speaker after speaker insisted that history would remember this moment.<p>"It's happening here. It's happening now. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Joel Rose 60504 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net For Men's Rights Groups, Feminism Has Come At The Expense Of Men Islamic State Video Appears To Show Beheading Of A New U.S. Journalist http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/islamic-state-video-appears-show-beheading-new-us-journalist <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Islamic+State+Video+Appears+To+Show+Beheading+Of+A+New+U.S.+Journalist&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5Njc0ODg4MDEzNDA5MTE5NDRhNDMzYw004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Melissa Block 60503 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Faced With Ukrainian Turmoil, NATO Considers New 'Rapid Reaction Force' http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/faced-ukrainian-turmoil-nato-considers-new-rapid-reaction-force <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Faced+With+Ukrainian+Turmoil%2C+NATO+Considers+New+%27Rapid+Reaction+Force%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5Njc0ODg4MDEzNDA5MTE5NDRhNDMzYw004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:08:00 +0000 editor 60502 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Changes At The 'Post' Mark A Break From Paper's Storied Past http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/changes-post-mark-break-papers-storied-past Tech billionaire Jeff Bezos, owner of <em>The Washington Post</em>, has announced he's replacing the paper's current publisher with Frederick Ryan, one of the founders of Politico. Katharine Weymouth's departure represents the end of a storied connection between the Graham publishing family and the <em>Post</em>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:08:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 60501 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Detroit's Fiscal Future Rests With A Federal Judge http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/detroits-fiscal-future-rests-federal-judge <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Detroit%27s+Fiscal+Future+Rests+With+A+Federal+Judge&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5Njc0ODg4MDEzNDA5MTE5NDRhNDMzYw004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Quinn Klinefelter 60500 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net When A Home Poses Health Risks, The Floor May Be The Culprit http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/when-home-poses-health-risks-floor-may-be-culprit Most of us overlook the ground beneath our feet. But when Gayatri Datar, 28, looks at the floor, she sees an opportunity to improve public health.<p>A research trip to Rwanda last year, when she was a Stanford University M.B.A. student, transformed Datar's perspective. "I kept seeing dirt floors," she recalls.<strong> </strong>For those who had to live and sleep on them, "it was clearly an unsanitary environment. Dust is kicked up in the dry season. In the rainy season, there are puddles. It's a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:57:00 +0000 Hannah Bloch 60498 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net When A Home Poses Health Risks, The Floor May Be The Culprit Celebrity Photo Leak Puts Spotlight On The Cloud, And Security http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/celebrity-photo-leak-puts-spotlight-cloud-and-security The FBI and Apple are looking into how private photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities were stolen, in an apparent breach of security that is raising new questions about storing personal information online.<p>"This is a flagrant violation of privacy," Lawrence's spokeswoman said Sunday, after nude images of the actress and others began to emerge online. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:40:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 60497 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Islamic State Claims It Has Beheaded Second American Journalist http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/reports-islamic-state-claims-it-has-beheaded-second-american-journalist An Islamic radical group released a video on Tuesday that purportedly shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.<p>The Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, had threatened Sotloff's life when it <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/20/341836683/video-purports-to-show-beheading-of-u-s-journalist-by-militants">released a video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley</a> two weeks ago.<p>At the time, the militants said Sotloff's life depended on the actions of the U.S. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:38:00 +0000 editor 60496 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Islamic State Claims It Has Beheaded Second American Journalist McDonnell Corruption Case in the Hands of the Jury http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/mcdonnell-corruption-case-hands-jury <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The public corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is in the hands of a federal jury.</p><p>The seven-man, five-woman jury left the courtroom to begin deliberations Tuesday after hearing nearly two hours of instructions from U.S. District Judge James Spencer. The jury heard from dozens of witnesses over a five-week trial.</p><p>The McDonnells are charged with doing special favors for Jonnie Williams, the former CEO of dietary supplements maker Star Scientific Inc., in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:28:34 +0000 Don Rush 60495 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net McDonnell Corruption Case in the Hands of the Jury Delaware Beaches Still Looking for Tourists http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delaware-beaches-still-looking-tourists <p>REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Labor Day may have passed, but that doesn't mean the end of beach business this year along Delaware's coast.</p><p>Beach towns have worked for years to extend their season with jazz festivals and other events to draw visitors into October.</p><p>Carol Everhart of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce tells <a href="http://delonline.us/1ozTnNJ">The Wilmington News Journal</a> the busiest days for Delaware's beaches are July and August. After that, September and October draw the most visitors - more people than in May and June.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:25:21 +0000 Don Rush 60494 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delaware Beaches Still Looking for Tourists The Cure On World Cafe http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/cure-world-cafe The Cure was one of the first alternative bands to have huge commercial success in the 1980s, both in the U.K. and here in the states. Starting in 1979, the band released a trilogy of albums that established its popularity with those, who like lead singer Robert Smith, donned black garb and heavy eye makeup. Then came the hits: "Heaven," "Love Cats," Friday I'm In Love" and many others.<p>This <em>Vintage Cafe</em> goes back to 2008 when we had a chance to talk with Smith about the band's appeal and longevity. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:56:00 +0000 David Dye 60492 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net The Cure On World Cafe World Cafe Next: Crow Moses http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/world-cafe-next-crow-moses Chicago folk artist Crow Moses is a veteran of sorts in his city's music scene, but the name might not be familiar. That's because is upcoming album,<em> Horse Heaven Hills,</em> is the first title recorded under his own name. The experimental musician previously released albumsas Musikanto — Ghost Pain in 2009 and Sky of Dresses in 2011.<p>It's no wonder Moses wanted to go by his actual name on Horse Heaven Hills — there are some remarkably strong songs on this record. Listen to two of them in this World Cafe: Next segment. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:51:00 +0000 editor 60493 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net World Cafe Next: Crow Moses Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/using-technology-counter-police-mistrust-complicated Outfitting police officers with body cameras seems to be the most concrete solution to come out of the police misconduct accusations in Ferguson, Mo. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:10:00 +0000 Elise Hu 60491 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated Ending Decades Of Family Leadership, 'Washington Post' Names New Publisher http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ending-decades-family-leadership-washington-post-names-new-publisher Ending decades of family leadership, <em>Washington Post</em> owner Jeffrey Bezos announced on Tuesday that Frederick J. Ryan Jr. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:40:00 +0000 editor 60489 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Ending Decades Of Family Leadership, 'Washington Post' Names New Publisher Kremlin Disputes Veracity Of Putin's 'I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks' Quote http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/kremlin-disputes-veracity-putins-i-can-take-kiev-two-weeks-quote The Kremlin is disputing the context of a controversial quote attributed to Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p><a href="http://www.repubblica.it/esteri/2014/09/01/news/ucraina_il_ricatto_di_putin_sul_vertice_europeo_se_voglio_prendo_kiev_in_due_settimane-94791280/?ref=HRER1-1">As Italy's La Repubblica reported</a>, Putin allegedly issued a defiant warning to European Commission President José Manuel Barros during a phone call.<p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/01/putin-russia-kiev-ukraine_n_5747362.html">According to a translation by the Huffington Post U.K.</a>, Barros first Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:06:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 60490 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Kremlin Disputes Veracity Of Putin's 'I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks' Quote First All-Female Crew Wins Deal Island Skipjack Race http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/first-all-female-crew-wins-deal-island-skipjack-race <p>It was clear skies and light winds as ten skipjacks raced through the water yesterday during the 55th annual Deal Island Skipjack race.</p><p>And, history was made as the Helen Virginia with an all-female crew crossed the finish line in first place.&nbsp;</p><p>It marked the first time ever that an all-female crew won and the first time one ever competed</p><p>Katerina Ennerfelt, the Helen Virginia's captain, described the feeling as her crew realized they had won the race.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:17:39 +0000 Don Rush 60487 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net First All-Female Crew Wins Deal Island Skipjack Race Rewarding Customers Who Conserve Electricity Today http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/rewarding-customers-who-conserve-electricity-today <p>Delmarva Power has declared Tuesday as a peak savings day for customers who conserve energy with temperatures expected to peak to the mid-90’s.</p><p>Customers will get $1.25 off their bill for every kilowatt hour of reduced usage.</p><p>In Delaware they will receive a phone call notifying them that the saving period will begin from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.</p><p>Energy rewards customers in Maryland and Delaware should have their air conditioner compressors off and on for short intervals during that time.</p><p>During summer peak periods the program helps reduce electricity consumption.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:53:25 +0000 Don Rush 60486 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Rewarding Customers Who Conserve Electricity Today After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/after-just-two-years-huge-atlantic-city-casino-shuts-down After operating for only two years, the Revel Casino Hotel has closed down, part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September. It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel facility.<p>"It's a tragedy," massage therapist Lori Bacum, who worked at the resort's spa, tells <a href="http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/09/revel_casino_closes.html">NJ.com</a>. "There were some warnings, but none of us thought it would happen. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:48:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 60488 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down Pollution Management Could Cost New Castle Over $1 Million http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/pollution-management-could-cost-new-castle-over-1-million <p>NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - City officials in New Castle say the costs for managing toxic contamination found in all three of the city's public water wells could top $1 million.</p><p>Pamela Patone, general manager of New Castle's Municipal Services Commission tells <a href="http://delonline.us/1pBYEue">The Wilmington News Journal</a> the city is looking at temporary and permanent treatments needed to resume use of the city's three wells. Costs could range from $350,000 to more than $1 million.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:34:30 +0000 Don Rush 60485 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Pollution Management Could Cost New Castle Over $1 Million Woman in Wheel Chair Sues OC Over Sidewalk Accident http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/woman-wheel-chair-sues-oc-over-sidewalk-accident <p>OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A woman who says a defect in a wheelchair sidewalk ramp in Ocean City caused her to fall out of her wheelchair and break her arms is suing resort.</p><p>Eighty-nine year old Oda Wendt of Philadelphia alleges that a piece of rubber on the warning mat caused her wheelchair, which was being pushed by her daughter, to sop suddenly.</p><p>Her lawsuit, filed Aug. 20 in federal court in Baltimore, seeks $750,000 in damages. The suit says the incident occurred in June of 2012.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:29:49 +0000 Don Rush 60484 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Woman in Wheel Chair Sues OC Over Sidewalk Accident Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/shared-risk-programs-help-tame-cost-infertility-treatment Infertility treatment is a numbers game in some respects: How many treatments will it take to conceive a child? And how much can you afford?<p>Even as insurance plans are modestly improving their coverage of such treatments, clinics and others are coming up with creative ways to cover the costs to help would-be parents reduce their risk for procedures that can run tens of thousands of dollars. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:56:00 +0000 editor 60483 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment Voters Casting Ballots in Two Separate States http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/voters-casting-ballots-two-separate-states <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - Advocacy groups say hundreds of Maryland and Virginia voters may have cast two ballots, one in each state.</p><p>The Maryland State Prosecutor's Office is investigating an allegation made by two groups, Virginia Voters Alliance and Election Integrity Maryland. Those groups say there is evidence of double voting among some Maryland and Virginia residents.</p><p>Virginia Voters Alliance says it found that 164 people cast ballots in 2012 in both Maryland and Virginia, which is illegal under federal law.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:52:56 +0000 Don Rush 60482 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Voters Casting Ballots in Two Separate States Inmate Death in Carroll County Dentention Center Under Investigation http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/inmate-death-carroll-county-dentention-center-under-investigation <p>WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) - Detectives in Carroll County are investigating the death of an inmate after a man was found unconscious in his cell.</p><p>Sheriff's deputies were called to the Carroll County Detention Center on Friday for the report of an unconscious inmate. Investigators say 43-year-old Ronnie Mosko of Westminster was found unresponsive in his single-occupancy cell.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:46:05 +0000 Don Rush 60481 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Inmate Death in Carroll County Dentention Center Under Investigation Changes in Delaware's Outdoor Violation Laws http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/changes-delawares-outdoor-violation-laws <p>WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - People who violate certain environmental laws regarding hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities in Delaware will soon no longer be slapped with criminal records.</p><p>But violators will also be paying heftier fines for certain other offenses under legislation to be signed Tuesday by Gov. Jack Markell.</p><p>The legislation declassifies several minor violations associated with wildlife, fishing, and boating by changing them from misdemeanors to violations, meaning they will not be reported on criminal history records.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:41:37 +0000 Don Rush 60480 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Changes in Delaware's Outdoor Violation Laws Search Suspended for Pilot Off Chincoteague http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/search-suspended-pilot-chincoteague <p>CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a pilot who lost consciousness and crashed a small airplane into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia shore.</p><p>Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn says the search was halted Sunday morning after a civilian boater recovered a wheel and engine cowling from the single-engine Cirrus. Littlejohn says the chances of finding anything else were slim.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:31:06 +0000 Don Rush 60479 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Search Suspended for Pilot Off Chincoteague