Abilene Public Radio http://kacu.org en LA Judge Rules Sale Of Clippers Can Move Ahead http://kacu.org/post/la-judge-rules-sale-clippers-can-move-ahead A Los Angeles judge has issued a preliminary ruling against embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The judge decided that Sterling's wife, Shelly, was within her rights to agree to an earlier $2 billion sale of the team. Dan Woike has been reporting on the story for the <em>Los Angeles Register</em>. He speaks with Audie Cornish about the ruling. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:55:00 +0000 editor 41329 at http://kacu.org Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed http://kacu.org/post/judge-rules-against-sterling-allows-la-clippers-sale-proceed A probate judge has ruled that Donald Sterling cannot block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.<p>Shelly Sterling, his estranged wife, had <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/30/317328419/shelly-sterling-l-a-clippers-will-be-sold-to-steve-ballmer-for-2-billion" target="_blank">arranged</a> in May to sell the NBA franchise to former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion.<p>Donald Sterling sued to block the deal. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:41:00 +0000 editor 41328 at http://kacu.org Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich http://kacu.org/post/sandwich-monday-korean-steak-sandwich Ever since we landed in San Francisco and refused to leave, we've heard people talking about the Korean steak sandwich at <a href="http://www.yelp.com/biz/rheas-deli-and-market-san-francisco">Rhea's Deli and Market</a>. People say things like "It's amazing" and "Get away from me, I'm trying to eat" and "Did you just lick a drop of sauce off of my shirt? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:16:00 +0000 Ian Chillag 41327 at http://kacu.org Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich Margot Adler, A Venerable And Beloved NPR Voice, Passes At 68 http://kacu.org/post/margot-adler-venerable-and-beloved-npr-voice-passes-68 <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=Margot+Adler%2C+A+Venerable+And+Beloved+NPR+Voice%2C+Passes+At+68&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMjQ1NzYwMDEyMjU5MjA0MjE0Yzg1Mg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 41326 at http://kacu.org Netanyahu: Israel Is Prepared For 'Long Operation' In Gaza http://kacu.org/post/netanyahu-israel-prepared-long-operation-gaza Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday dismissed international calls for an immediate cease-fire in the country's conflict with Hamas in Gaza.<p>"We need to be prepared for a long operation until our mission is accomplished," Netanyahu said in televised remarks.<p>He defined that mission the same way Israeli officials have since launching a ground offensive in Gaza: taking out the tunnels Hamas uses to infiltrate Israel.<p>"Israeli citizens cannot live with the threat from rockets and from death tunnels — death from above and from below," Netanyahu said, adding that Israelis would Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:26:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 41324 at http://kacu.org Netanyahu: Israel Is Prepared For 'Long Operation' In Gaza It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks http://kacu.org/post/its-boom-times-pop-shops-mobile-shopping-clicks Fast-rising mobile technology is making buying stuff with a tap of an app easier than ever, and shifting the way we shop. What were once permanent, brick-and-mortar stores, where shoppers look at items in a physical space, are now often pop-ups first — shops that last for a limited time only.<p>Pop-up shops are temporary retail spaces that spring up in unused premises. Leases can last as short as a single day, when brands use the spaces for a promotional event instead of testing out a market.<p>"As long as they can change it back, they can do whatever they want," says Joe LaPadula. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Elise Hu 41325 at http://kacu.org It's Boom Times For Pop-Up Shops As Mobile Shopping Clicks Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York http://kacu.org/post/teacher-tenure-challenge-spreads-california-new-york Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.?<p>That question is at the center of the heated debate about teacher tenure. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:31:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 41321 at http://kacu.org Teacher Tenure Lawsuits Spread From California To New York Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication http://kacu.org/post/taliban-pakistan-derails-world-polio-eradication Last January Salma Jaffar was shot while she was going door to door in Karachi, giving children drops of the polio vaccine.<p>"Even when they took out the pistol, I couldn't understand why he was taking out the gun," Jaffar says of the two men who pulled up on a motorcycle and started shooting at the vaccination team.<p>"But when he opened fire, that is when I thought it was the end of the life," she says. "My first thought was that I won't be able to see my children again."<p>Jaffar was shot four times: twice in her arm and twice in her chest. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 41320 at http://kacu.org Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication In Colo., An Effort To Ease Court Confusion Over Same-Sex Marriage http://kacu.org/post/colo-effort-ease-court-confusion-over-same-sex-marriage The Colorado attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriages. As Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee reports, he's trying to have the matter both ways — dropping his opposition to lawsuits against the state's gay marriage ban, while still pushing the courts to continue enforcing it. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Colorado Public Radio. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:27:00 +0000 editor 41313 at http://kacu.org After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill http://kacu.org/post/after-5-weeks-haggling-congress-inks-bipartisan-va-bill <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=After+5+Weeks+Of+Haggling%2C+Congress+Inks+Bipartisan+VA+Bill&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 41314 at http://kacu.org Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Just Drive One http://kacu.org/post/sometimes-you-feel-nut-sometimes-you-just-drive-one After graduation, Mason Kerwick landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, he'll drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile, marketing the peanut brand. His first assignment? Driving the peanut-shaped truck into New York City for Macy's July Fourth parade. <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=Sometimes+You+Feel+Like+A+Nut%2C+Sometimes+You+Just+Drive+One&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:23:00 +0000 editor 41323 at http://kacu.org House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets http://kacu.org/post/house-votes-end-full-fare-rule-airline-tickets The House voted Monday to allow airlines to advertise lower prices for their routes.<p>The Transparent Airfares Act, which was approved with minimal debate, would overturn a <a href="http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/04/25/2011-9736/enhancing-airline-passenger-protections#h-42" target="_blank">2012 rule</a> that requires airlines to post the full price of tickets, including taxes and fees.<p>Shoppers are smart enough to figure out the price of an airline ticket without federal regulation, said Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio, a bill co-sponsor.<p>"Talk about the nanny state," he said. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 41315 at http://kacu.org House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets International Court Rules Against Russia In $50 Billion Decision http://kacu.org/post/international-court-rules-against-russia-50-billion-decision Russia says it will appeal an unfavorable decision by a court in The Hague. The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded $50 billion to shareholders of the defunct Yukos oil company. Russia seized the company in 2003 and put owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky in jail on tax and fraud charges. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 41316 at http://kacu.org Teacher Tenure Fight Spills Into N.Y., Where A New Lawsuit Brews http://kacu.org/post/teacher-tenure-fight-spills-ny-where-new-lawsuit-brews <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=Teacher+Tenure+Fight+Spills+Into+N.Y.%2C+Where+A+New+Lawsuit+Brews&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5MjM1MDEyODE2MzMyMTZmZDQwMg001)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 editor 41319 at http://kacu.org A Deal Between 'Dollar' Stores Raises The Stakes Against Wal-Mart http://kacu.org/post/deal-between-dollar-stores-raises-stakes-against-wal-mart <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=A+Deal+Between+%27Dollar%27+Stores+Raises+The+Stakes+Against+Wal-Mart&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDc0NDkyMDEzMTQ4ODU0MTE0OGNiNg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Sonari Glinton 41317 at http://kacu.org