Bill Chappell http://wfpl.org en How People In Ferguson See The Police In Ferguson http://wfpl.org/post/how-people-ferguson-see-police-ferguson A police officer's killing of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Mo., has ignited racial tensions in a town whose population is two-thirds black — and whose police force reportedly has three black members. Some black residents say that long before Brown's death, they saw the police as a potential threat.<p>"It's the constant pressure of every time a police officer gets behind us, we're gripping the steering wheel," Anthony Ross, 26, of neighboring Berkeley tells NPR's David Schaper. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:12:58 +0000 Bill Chappell 9985 at http://wfpl.org How People In Ferguson See The Police In Ferguson NCAA Loses Court Ruling In Athletes' Antitrust Case http://wfpl.org/post/ncaa-loses-court-ruling-athletes-antitrust-case The NCAA violated antitrust laws when it said college athletes couldn't be compensated for the use of their names and likenesses, a federal judge ruled Friday.<p>U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken sided with a group of current and former college football and basketball players who say they're being used to help sell video games, TV broadcasts and other content without being paid. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:33:50 +0000 Bill Chappell 9956 at http://wfpl.org NCAA Loses Court Ruling In Athletes' Antitrust Case U.S. Added 288,000 Jobs In June, Labor Department Says http://wfpl.org/post/us-added-288000-jobs-june-labor-dept-says Analysts' expectations of continued growth in the jobs report for June were surpassed by federal data issued this morning, as the Labor Department says U.S. employers added 288,000 jobs last month. The government released the numbers one day early because of the July 4 holiday.<p><strong>Update at 8:35 a.m. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:54:56 +0000 Bill Chappell 9697 at http://wfpl.org Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says http://wfpl.org/post/companies-can-refuse-cover-contraception-supreme-court-says The Supreme Court has ruled that family owned and other closely held companies can opt out of the Affordable Care Act's provisions for no-cost prescription contraception in most health insurance if they have religious objections.<p>The owners of the Hobby Lobby chain of arts and crafts stores and those of another closely held company, Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., had objected on the grounds of religious freedom.<p>The ruling affirms a Hobby Lobby victory in a lower court and gives new standing to similar claims by other companies.<p><strong>Update at 1:15 p.m. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:20:39 +0000 Bill Chappell 9671 at http://wfpl.org Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says EPA Unveils New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases http://wfpl.org/post/epa-unveils-new-proposal-targeting-greenhouse-gases New federal regulations announced Monday aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.<p>The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive. But the proposal's backers say the rules are needed to cut carbon pollution that scientists say contributes to climate change.<p><strong>Update at 10:45 a.m. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:31:34 +0000 Bill Chappell 9469 at http://wfpl.org EPA Unveils New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases As It Happened: American Wins 118th Running Of The Boston Marathon http://wfpl.org/post/live-blog-american-wins-118th-running-boston-marathon There is no doubt the bombings of last year cast a long shadow on the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.<p>It was an inevitable backdrop: The signs on the buildings that line the course near the finish are usually covered in witty, encouraging posters. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:53:34 +0000 Bill Chappell 9181 at http://wfpl.org As It Happened: American Wins 118th Running Of The Boston Marathon 'Hurricane' Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder http://wfpl.org/post/hurricane-carter-dies-boxer-was-wrongfuly-convicted-murder Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxing champion whose conviction for a triple murder was overturned after he served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:17:07 +0000 Bill Chappell 9177 at http://wfpl.org 'Hurricane' Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder Westboro Baptist Founder Is 'On The Edge Of Death,' Son Says http://wfpl.org/post/westboro-baptist-founder-edge-death-son-says The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., founder of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., that became famous for its controversial protests at funerals, is ill and in hospice care, family members and church officials confirmed today.<p>Phelps' estranged son, Nathan, first announced his father's condition Saturday night.<p>Fred Phelps is "on the edge of death at Midland Hospice house in Topeka," Nathan Phelps wrote in a statement posted to his <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NatePhelps/posts/10151924300961765">Facebook page</a> Saturday night. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:12 +0000 Bill Chappell 8893 at http://wfpl.org Westboro Baptist Founder Is 'On The Edge Of Death,' Son Says 'The Fact Is These Are Russian Forces,' Says Ukraine's Ambassador To U.S. http://wfpl.org/post/fact-these-are-russian-forces-says-ukraines-ambassador-us <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juH4SSX-zyM</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:57:35 +0000 Bill Chappell 8781 at http://wfpl.org 'The Fact Is These Are Russian Forces,' Says Ukraine's Ambassador To U.S. Obama Warns Russia Against Using Force In Ukraine http://wfpl.org/post/obama-warns-russia-against-using-force-ukraine Saying that the United States is "deeply concerned" by reports that Russia is taking military action in Ukraine, President Obama urged Russia not to intervene in the destabilized country, where tensions have reached new highs this week.<p>Obama said that he had spoken to Russia's President Putin in recent days, to foster cooperation in coping with the situation.<p>But, he said, "we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the Russian Federation inside of Ukraine. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:34:31 +0000 Bill Chappell 8745 at http://wfpl.org Obama Warns Russia Against Using Force In Ukraine