Business
6:10 am
Wed July 23, 2014

5 Managers Detained In Shanghai Expired-Meat Scandal

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 7:51 am

Chinese regulators suspended operations at Shanghai Husi Food, owned by Illinois-based OSI group. State media reported that stale meat was packaged for sale under "tacit approval" of senior managers.

Law
6:10 am
Wed July 23, 2014

How A Chokehold, Aka Neck Restraint, Is Supposed To Work

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 7:51 am

After a New York man died during a police takedown, police trainers say properly administered "neck restraint" moves do not result in choking and are safer than alternatives like Tasers.

Health Care
6:10 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Conflicting Obamacare Rulings Set Stage For Supreme Court Face-Off

Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting views of the subsidies available under Obamacare. The problem is the language in one subsection of the 950-page law — boiling down to just three words.

Middle East
5:30 am
Wed July 23, 2014

As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch

Palestinian Imad Abudayyah, 49, and his son, Ghassan, 11, speak to relatives in the Gaza Strip via Skype from Ramallah in the West Bank. Israeli restrictions make it extremely difficult to travel between the two territories and West Bank Palestinians have largely been bystanders in the current round of fighting.
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson NPR

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 12:41 pm

At least three times a day, Imad Abudayyah, 49, fires up his laptop at the West Bank hotel where he's currently living with his 11-year-old son, Ghassan, to reach out to relatives in the Gaza Strip. Abudayyah says Skype is the only way they can see the family members they have left behind.

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Business
5:24 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Don't Make Me Come Back There: Toyota's New Parent-Friendly Options

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 6:10 am

The new Sienna minivan has an optional pull-down mirror to allow better surveillance of the backseat, and a "Driver Easy Speak" feature that lets you speak to the kids without shouting.

Strange News
5:19 am
Wed July 23, 2014

$500,000 Gets You A 170-Foot-Tall Ketchup Bottle In Illinois

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 6:10 am

The condiment container towers above the former Brooks Old Original and Tangy Ketchup factory. The company moved out decades ago; now the space is for sale. It doesn't come with a giant side of fries.

In 1988, a determined Bob Boilen started showing up on NPR's doorstep every day, looking for a way to contribute his skills in music and broadcasting to the network. His persistence paid off, and within a few weeks he was hired, on a temporary basis, to work for All Things Considered. Less than a year later, Boilen was directing the show and continued to do so for the next 18 years.

Health Care
4:53 am
Wed July 23, 2014

What Do The New Obamacare Rulings Mean For People Getting Subsidies?

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 7:51 am

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Business
4:53 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Atlantic City's Casino Crisis: A Cautionary Tale

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 6:10 am

With the announcements of the planned closures of the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos, the New Jersey town that once had the monopoly on gaming in the northeast is at a crucial turning point.

Middle East
4:45 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Airlines Cancel Service To Israel Amid Heightened Aviation Safety Concerns

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 7:51 am

A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements.

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