Mark Memmott, NPR http://kut.org en Did You See It? If Not, Here's The 'Blood Moon' http://kut.org/post/did-you-see-it-if-not-heres-blood-moon There were "whistles, cheers and howls" early Tuesday on the grounds of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles as the moon turned red during a total lunar eclipse.<p>As <a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-total-lunar-eclipse-blood-moon-crowds-20140414,0,664365.story#axzz2yriYmIs4" target="_blank">the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> adds</a>, "Telescopes dotting the lawn pointed upward and southward, as the moon hovered above the observatory" and visitors who had packed the grassy lawn "scrambled toward the front of Griffith Observatory, pointing up at the reddening moon."<p>The vi Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:05:25 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 10216 at http://kut.org Did You See It? If Not, Here's The 'Blood Moon' 'I Knew It Wouldn't Be Easy,' Outgoing Health Secretary Sebelius Says http://kut.org/post/i-knew-it-wouldnt-be-easy-outgoing-health-secretary-sebelius-says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who has borne the brunt of criticism for the troubled rollout of the HealthCare.gov website, said Friday that as she prepares to leave that agency she is thankful to have had the chance to work on "the cause of my life."<p>Her agency, Sebelius said, has been "in the front lines of a long overdue national change — fixing a broken health system."<p>President Obama, at a White House ceremony in which he formally announced <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/10/301581202/reports-health-secretary-kathleen-sebelius-is-resigning" Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:49:28 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 10201 at http://kut.org 'I Knew It Wouldn't Be Easy,' Outgoing Health Secretary Sebelius Says At Least 20 Students Injured In Knife Attack At Pa. High School http://kut.org/post/many-students-stabbed-cut-pennsylvania-high-school (This post <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/09/300872511/many-students-stabbed-cut-at-pennsylvania-high-school/#0001" target="_self">is being updated</a> as news comes in.)<p>At least 20 teenagers and one adult were injured, two of them critically, Wednesday morning at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., when a 16-year-old fellow student attacked them with two knives.<p>Murrysville Police Chief Thomas Seefeld said during a press briefing that sophomore stabbed students in one wing of the school during a five-minute period. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:47:38 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 10176 at http://kut.org At Least 20 Students Injured In Knife Attack At Pa. High School Split Decisions: Ukraine Signs Up With EU, Russia Wraps Up Crimea http://kut.org/post/split-decisions-ukraine-signs-eu-russia-wraps-crimea There will be few days that better symbolize the crisis in Ukraine.<p>On Friday:<p><blockquote><p>As Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26680250" target="_blank">signing an agreement on closer relations with the European Union</a> ...<p>... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:32:33 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 10014 at http://kut.org Split Decisions: Ukraine Signs Up With EU, Russia Wraps Up Crimea Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies http://kut.org/post/westboro-baptist-church-founder-fred-phelps-sr-dies The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., whose tiny Westboro Baptist Church has protested outside the funerals of fallen soldiers and celebrities to spread its views about homosexuality and abortion, has died, according to news reports. He was 84.<p>A son, Timothy Phelps, <a href="http://www.wibw.com/home/headlines/Family-Member-Confirms-Fred-Phelps-Has-Died-251212461.html" target="_blank">tells WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kan.</a>, that his father died just before midnight Wednesday. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:43:30 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 10007 at http://kut.org Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Sr. Dies Reprimand, $20K Fine, No Jail Time For General's Sexual Misconduct http://kut.org/post/reprimand-20k-fine-no-jail-time-generals-sexual-misconduct Army Brig. Gen. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:15:46 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 10006 at http://kut.org Reprimand, $20K Fine, No Jail Time For General's Sexual Misconduct Search For Missing Jet Focuses On Objects Seen Off Australia http://kut.org/post/search-missing-jet-focuses-objects-seen-australia <h6>This post is being updated.</h6><p>Satellite images showing objects floating in the Indian Ocean <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/19/291660754/australian-prime-minister-satellite-images-may-be-linked-to-missing-jet" target="_blank">have focused the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370</a> and the 239 people who were on board to an area about 1,500 miles southwest of Perth, Australia.<p>This is, in the words of acting Malaysian transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein, the first "credible lead" since the <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/287635756/malaysia-airlines" tar Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:30:36 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 10005 at http://kut.org Search For Missing Jet Focuses On Objects Seen Off Australia Confusion Reigns Over Missing Jet's Final Location http://kut.org/post/no-terror-link-seen-between-stolen-passports-missing-malaysian-jet <h6>This post has been updated.</h6><p>There's no sign yet of <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/287635756/malaysia-airlines" target="_blank">Malaysia Airlines Flight 370</a> — the Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard that disappeared early Saturday while on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.<p>At the same time, there is confusion as to where authorities last spotted the jet.<p>The head of Malaysia's air force was quoted as saying the jet was hundreds of miles off course when it was last seen on radar. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:14:09 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 9938 at http://kut.org Confusion Reigns Over Missing Jet's Final Location Mexican Drug Lord Shot Dead ... For Second Time http://kut.org/post/mexican-drug-lord-shot-dead-second-time Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, one of Mexico's reputed drug lords, has now been killed twice.<p>Well, perhaps we should say that he's been declared dead for the second time.<p>The head of "the cultlike, pseudo-Christian La Familia cartel" was <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/06/22/137341625/mexico-captures-alleged-head-of-cult-like-cartel" target="_blank">supposedly killed back in December 2010</a> during a two-day shootout with police.<p>But on Sunday, Mexican authorities announced they'd killed him again. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:18:19 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 9931 at http://kut.org Mexican Drug Lord Shot Dead ... For Second Time Edward Snowden Tells SXSW He'd Leak Those Secrets Again http://kut.org/post/live-edward-snowden-speaks-sxsw <a href="http://www.npr.org/search/index.php?searchinput=Two-Way+%22Edward+Snowden%22" target="_blank">Edward Snowden</a>, the former National Security Agency contractor who has leaked large amounts of classified information about the agency's electronic surveillance programs, spoke via video to a sympathetic audience at South By Southwest Interactive on Monday.<p>Snowden, who is wanted for prosecution in the U.S., was in Russia, where he's been given temporary asylum. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:49:27 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 9930 at http://kut.org Fate Of Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane Still A Mystery http://kut.org/post/fate-missing-malaysia-airlines-plane-still-mystery <h6>We'll be updating this post throughout the day on Monday.</h6><p>Nearly three days after the disappearance of <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/287635756/malaysia-airlines" target="_blank">Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370</a>, there's still no definitive trace of the Boeing 777 or the 239 people who were on board.<p>As of Monday evening in Malaysia, none of the clues so far had led searchers to the plane.<p>There was a flurry of activity after one search plane spotted a rectangular object Sunday in the South China Sea off Vietnam. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:45:27 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 9929 at http://kut.org Fate Of Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane Still A Mystery Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Goes Dark After Theft Report http://kut.org/post/bitcoin-exchange-mt-gox-goes-dark-after-theft-report "The website of major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was offline Tuesday amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft, a new setback for efforts to gain legitimacy for the virtual currency," <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=282335422" target="_blank">The Associated Press reports</a>.<p>Also Tuesday, all the posts had been <a href="https://twitter.com/MtGox" target="_blank">erased from the Mt. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:53:01 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 9843 at http://kut.org Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Goes Dark After Theft Report Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Ruled Unconstitutional http://kut.org/post/virginias-same-sex-marriage-ban-ruled-unconstitutional "A federal judge has struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, ruling on Thursday that the amendment adopted by voters in 2006 is unconstitutional," <a href="http://wamu.org/news/14/02/13/federal_judge_declares_virginias_same_sex_marriage_ban_unconstitutional" target="_blank">WAMU's Michael Pope writes this morning</a>. He adds that:<p><blockquote><p>"In the 41-page opinion in <em>Bostic v. McDonnell</em> Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen said the amendment violates the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:41:20 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 9783 at http://kut.org Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Ruled Unconstitutional How Bad Is It For Fliers Today? Latest 'Misery Map' Shows http://kut.org/post/how-bad-it-fliers-today-latest-misery-map-shows With more than 5,000 flights into or out of the nation canceled today and hundreds more delayed because of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/13/276282790/northeast-new-england-brace-as-ice-and-snow-move-up-coast" target="_blank">snow and ice storm</a> moving up the East Coast, it's time once again to point to <a href="http://flightaware.com/miserymap/" target="_blank">FlightAware.com's "Misery Map."</a><p>As <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/11/26/247396311/the-misery-of-holiday-travel-in-one-real-time-map" target="_blank">All Tech Considered has e Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:29:36 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 9780 at http://kut.org How Bad Is It For Fliers Today? Latest 'Misery Map' Shows CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products http://kut.org/post/cvs-stop-selling-tobacco-products Saying it is "the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health," the CEO of CVS Caremark <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cvs-caremark-to-stop-selling-tobacco-at-all-cvspharmacy-locations-243662651.html" target="_blank">announced Wednesday</a> that the company's 7,600 pharmacies will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products by Oct. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:05:53 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 9719 at http://kut.org CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products