WVAS http://wvasfm.org en Netherlands Dominates Brazil To Win Third Place In World Cup http://wvasfm.org/post/netherlands-dominates-brazil-win-third-place-world-cup Coming off of a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/08/329898310/not-a-misprint-germany-leads-brazil-5-0-at-halftime">devastating loss to Germany</a>, World Cup host Brazil's chances at redemption were dashed by the Netherlands on Saturday. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:59:00 +0000 Steve Mullis 51327 at http://wvasfm.org Netherlands Dominates Brazil To Win Third Place In World Cup Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums http://wvasfm.org/post/looking-free-sperm-women-may-turn-online-forums Commercial sperm banks have operated in the U.S. since the early 1970s. Today, women who can afford to use them tend do so without stigma. But banks are no longer the only source for women hoping to get pregnant.<p>There are informal, unregulated websites popping up where men who are willing to donate their sperm for free can meet women who are hoping to have a baby.<p>The most established sperm donation website in the U.S., the Known Donor Registry, launched in 2010. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:20:00 +0000 Rebecca Hersher 51326 at http://wvasfm.org 'Fightshark' Recounts His Struggles, In Kickboxing And Beyond http://wvasfm.org/post/fightshark-recounts-his-struggles-kickboxing-and-beyond In the kickboxing ring, Mark Miller goes by "Fightshark" — a name he chose, he says, because when he smells blood, he attacks.<p>The legendary super heavyweight kickboxer first made his name in fighting in the early 2000s.<p>"In the early part of the decade, I was 6'4, 230 [pounds], and I was small for heavyweight kickboxing," he tells NPR's Kelly McEvers. "It's a lot of speed and power involved."<p>The fights are intense, and even just the noises coming out of the ring can be brutal. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:20:00 +0000 NPR Staff 51325 at http://wvasfm.org 'Fightshark' Recounts His Struggles, In Kickboxing And Beyond Wounded Bull-Runner: 'If You Run Long Enough, You Get Gored' http://wvasfm.org/post/wounded-bull-runner-if-you-run-long-enough-you-get-gored When Bill Hillmann joined this year's running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, he knew exactly what he was signing up for. After all, he co-wrote the book on it.<p>Hillmann was a contributor to <em>Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona. </em>But his expertise didn't protect him from harm this year: A lone bull, or <em>suelto, </em>gored him through the right leg.<p>From his hospital bed, Hillmann tells NPR's Kelly McEvers that he feels fine. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:20:00 +0000 NPR Staff 51324 at http://wvasfm.org Wounded Bull-Runner: 'If You Run Long Enough, You Get Gored' Well, I'll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea http://wvasfm.org/post/well-ill-be-un-dammed-colorado-river-briefly-reached-sea For a few weeks this spring, the Colorado River flowed all the way to the sea for the first time in a half a century. And during that window of opportunity, writer Rowan Jacobsen took the paddleboarding trip of a lifetime.<p>The river starts in the Rocky Mountains, and for more than 1,400 miles, it wends its way south. Along the way it's dammed and diverted dozens of times, to cities and fields all over the American West. Tens of millions of people depend on the river as a water source.<p>By the time the Colorado River reaches the U.S.-Mexico border, only 10 percent of it is left. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:20:00 +0000 NPR Staff 51323 at http://wvasfm.org Well, I'll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea Heading Home To Ohio, LeBron Returns To Cleveland Cavaliers http://wvasfm.org/post/heading-home-ohio-lebron-returns-cleveland-cavaliers Four years after famously leaving, NBA superstar LeBron James has decided to return to the team where he started his professional career. Many fans in Cleveland say they're excited to have him back. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:20:00 +0000 editor 51322 at http://wvasfm.org Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree To Full Recount http://wvasfm.org/post/afghan-presidential-candidates-agree-full-recount Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have agreed to a full recount of ballots cast last month, in a deal brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that's aimed at resolving a potentially damaging political deadlock.<p>The 100 percent recount is set to begin within 24 hours, and a presidential inauguration, which had been scheduled for Aug. 2, will be postponed, Kerry told a joint news conference with the two candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, according to Reuters.<p>Kerry said it would be the "largest, most comprehensive audit" of the ballots possible. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 51321 at http://wvasfm.org Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree To Full Recount Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Truck-Limousine Crash http://wvasfm.org/post/tracy-morgan-sues-wal-mart-over-truck-limousine-crash Comedian Tracy Morgan, who was seriously hurt last month when <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/07/319717577/actor-tracy-morgan-injured-in-a-car-accident-in-new-jersey">his limousine was hit by a Wal-Mart truck</a> going 20 mph over the speed limit, is suing the retail giant for negligence.<p>The complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:43:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 51320 at http://wvasfm.org Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Truck-Limousine Crash CDC Closes Two Labs After Anthrax, Flu Scares http://wvasfm.org/post/cdc-closes-two-labs-after-anthrax-flu-scares Citing an anthrax scare and other safety concerns, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily shut down two of its laboratories.<p>The announcement on Friday follows incidents in the past month that involved the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/20/324077444/cdc-says-more-workers-potentially-exposed-to-live-anthrax">possible exposure of dozens of lab workers to anthrax at facilities in Atlanta. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 51319 at http://wvasfm.org 33 People, Mostly Women, Gunned Down In Baghdad http://wvasfm.org/post/iraq-airlifting-volunteer-reinforcements-ramadi <strong>This post was updated at 5:15 p.m. ET.</strong><p>Iraqi police say 33 people, including 20 or more women, were gunned down in apartment buildings in eastern Baghdad.<p>The Associated Press quotes police as saying "the gunmen showed up in four-wheel drive vehicles and stormed the buildings in the Zayounah neighborhood in eastern Baghdad."<p>"When we walked up the stairs, we saw a couple of women's bodies and blood streaming down the stairs," an unidentified police officer told Reuters. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:58:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 51318 at http://wvasfm.org 33 People, Mostly Women, Gunned Down In Baghdad