Bill Chappell http://wvasfm.org en Mount Everest: Avalanche Death Toll Rises To 13 http://wvasfm.org/post/mount-everest-avalanche-death-toll-rises-13 Search teams have recovered the body of the 13th victim of a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Crews are digging through a mass of ice and snow in an unstable ice field on the world's tallest mountain in hopes of finding Sherpa guides who are still missing.<p>"Three guides remain missing, according to the head of the Nepalese government's mountaineering department," NPR's Julie McCarthy reports from New Delhi. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:39:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46633 at http://wvasfm.org Mount Everest: Avalanche Death Toll Rises To 13 Pakiastani TV Journalist Hamid Mir Wounded In Attack http://wvasfm.org/post/pakiastani-tv-journalist-hamid-mir-wounded-attack Prominent TV anchor Hamid Mir is in a Karachi hospital after gunmen opened fire on his car Saturday afternoon. Mir's car was ambushed by attackers, at least some of whom were riding motorcycles, according to local media reports.<p>Details about the attack are still emerging. Citing police, Mir's broadcast network, Geo TV, says he arrived at a hospital in critical condition after being shot three times in the leg and torso. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:13:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46632 at http://wvasfm.org Pakiastani TV Journalist Hamid Mir Wounded In Attack Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland http://wvasfm.org/post/ancient-landscape-found-under-2-miles-ice-greenland In a surprising discovery, scientists have found evidence of a tundra landscape in Greenland that's millions of years old. The revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet had survived periods of global warming intact.<p>"Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander," a news release from the <a href="http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=news&storyID=18309&category=uvmhome">University of Vermont</a> says. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:25:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46630 at http://wvasfm.org Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland Ukraine Calls An Easter Truce In Clash With Militants http://wvasfm.org/post/ukraine-calls-easter-truce-clash-militants Citing progress in diplomacy and this weekend's Easter holiday, Ukrainian officials say they've suspended an "anti-terrorist operation" that is aimed at pro-Russian forces who have occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine.<p>The move comes after an international group including Ukrainian officials, Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov reached an agreement late this week in Geneva that would compel the separatists to disarm and abandon the buildings they've taken in parts Donetsk and other cities with large Russian-speaking populations in eastern Ukraine Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46627 at http://wvasfm.org Ukraine Calls An Easter Truce In Clash With Militants Captain Apologizes As Death Toll Rises In S. Korea Ferry Accident http://wvasfm.org/post/captain-apologizes-death-toll-rises-s-korea-ferry-accident Divers searching a sunken South Korean ferry have found three more bodies, bringing the number of victims to 32. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:57:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46626 at http://wvasfm.org Captain Apologizes As Death Toll Rises In S. Korea Ferry Accident TurboTax Maker Linked To Fight Against 'Return-Free' Tax System http://wvasfm.org/post/story-links-turbotax-maker-fight-against-return-free-tax-system Proposals to let U.S. taxpayers get a statement from the government that's already filled in with their financial information have been under attack by Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, according to ProPublica. The nonprofit newsroom says several people took a stand against the proposal in a grass-roots campaign that Intuit orchestrated.<p>The proposed "return-free" system would simplify the filing process by using information the federal government receives from banks and employers. It's used in parts of Europe and in a <a href="https://www.ftb.ca.gov/readyreturn/">California pilot program</a>. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:20:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46393 at http://wvasfm.org TurboTax Maker Linked To Fight Against 'Return-Free' Tax System Boston Stronger: City Marks One Year Since Marathon Bombings [Updated] http://wvasfm.org/post/boston-stronger-city-marks-one-year-marathon-bombings On this April 15, Americans are thinking about the Boston Marathon bombings that occurred one year ago.<p>In and around Boston, people are also looking back on a year of healing. The day's events culminated in a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. ET, the time of the first explosion. Vice President Joe Biden joined other officials in a tribute near the race's finish line.<p>A large crowd formed along Boylston Street, the scene of the cruel attack that police say was carried out by two brothers. One was later killed, and the other awaits trial. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46385 at http://wvasfm.org Boston Stronger: City Marks One Year Since Marathon Bombings [Updated] Ooops! US Airways Accidentally Includes Lewd Photo In Tweet http://wvasfm.org/post/ooops-us-airways-accidentally-includes-lewd-photo-tweet Airlines commonly use Twitter to address the concerns of customers, answering questions about flights and policies and helping passengers deal with delays. But US Airways ran into trouble online Monday, when its response to an unhappy customer included a link to a graphic photo of a woman with a model airplane.<p>The company has apologized and deleted the tweet from its account.<p>"We apologize for an inappropriate image recently shared as a link in one of our responses," <a href="https://twitter.com/USAirways">the airline tweeted</a> this afternoon. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46365 at http://wvasfm.org Ooops! US Airways Accidentally Includes Lewd Photo In Tweet Pulitzer Prizes Are Out: 'Washington Post,' 'The Guardian' Win For NSA Stories http://wvasfm.org/post/pulitzer-prizes-are-out-washington-post-guardian-win-nsa-stories Months after lifting a veil of secrecy from the National Security Agency's surveillance operations, <em>The Washington Post</em> and <em>The Guardian </em>won a Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday. The two papers broke the story in tandem, relying on NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden.<p><a href="http://www.pulitzer.org/node/8501">The Pulitzer Prize win</a> comes days after two journalists at the heart of the story, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, received a George Polk Award for national security reporting. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:27:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46349 at http://wvasfm.org Pulitzer Prizes Are Out: 'Washington Post,' 'The Guardian' Win For NSA Stories Banksy Is Believed To Be Behind Eavesdropping Mural Near British Spy HQ http://wvasfm.org/post/banksy-believed-be-behind-eavesdropping-mural-near-british-spy-hq A telephone box near Britain's Government Communications Headquarters is now bracketed with a trio of snoops, after a mural was added to a nearby wall this weekend. The art is believed to be the work of Banksy, who often uses public spaces as his canvas.<p>The mural was painted around the telephone box to create the image of three trenchcoat-clad men wearing sunglasses, holding microphones and other surveillance gear. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:27:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46343 at http://wvasfm.org Banksy Is Believed To Be Behind Eavesdropping Mural Near British Spy HQ