WMKY http://wmky.org en Four Theories About Why Wal-Mart Changed Its U.S. Chief http://wmky.org/post/four-theories-about-why-wal-mart-changed-its-us-chief Bill Simon, head of Wal-Mart's U.S. division, <a href="http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2014/07/24/walmart-names-greg-foran-president-and-ceo-of-walmart-us">is leaving</a> the retail giant, the company said Thursday.<p>Any major shakeup at Wal-Mart is closely watched because the company is so important — it tops the Fortune 500 list with annual sales approaching a half-trillion dollars. So lots of people are speculating about what Simon's departure really means. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:33:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 19007 at http://wmky.org Four Theories About Why Wal-Mart Changed Its U.S. Chief U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops http://wmky.org/post/us-russia-based-artillery-targeting-ukrainian-troops The U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 19005 at http://wmky.org U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops This Suit Keeps Ebola Out — So How Can A Health Worker Catch It? http://wmky.org/post/suit-keeps-ebola-out-so-how-can-health-worker-catch-it The fight against Ebola in West Africa suffered a setback Wednesday. Dr. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:58:00 +0000 editor 19004 at http://wmky.org This Suit Keeps Ebola Out — So How Can A Health Worker Catch It? Central American Presidents Say U.S. Shares Responsibility For Migration Crisis http://wmky.org/post/central-american-presidents-say-us-shares-responsibility-migration-crisis The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador will meet with President Obama on Friday.<p>But before the meeting, the heads of state are making the rounds in Washington, telling their side of <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/326440909/unaccompanied-minors">an immigration crisis</a> that has driven tens of thousands of unaccompanied children to the U.S. border.<p>During a forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on Thursday, the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala said the U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:45:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 19006 at http://wmky.org Central American Presidents Say U.S. Shares Responsibility For Migration Crisis Human Rights Watch Researcher Reports ISIS Abuses In Iraq http://wmky.org/post/human-rights-watch-researcher-reports-isis-abuses-iraq <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=Human+Rights+Watch+Researcher+Reports+ISIS+Abuses+In+Iraq&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTYxODUxMDEyOTc4NzE4ODNmNjI3Yg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:27:00 +0000 editor 19003 at http://wmky.org Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada http://wmky.org/post/zoo-argentina-says-sad-bear-too-old-go-canada Despite a public outcry that resulted in more than a half-million petition signatures and a personal appeal by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Arturo, Argentina's "sad bear," has been deemed too old to migrate to Canada.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/19/332775413/200-000-sign-petition-to-move-sad-bear-to-better-life-in-canada">As we reported on Saturday</a>, Arturo the polar bear, dubbed the "world's saddest animal," lost his enclosure mate two years ago and appears to have fallen into a deep depression. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:01:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 19001 at http://wmky.org Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada Syrian President Issues New Stamps, But Can't Deliver The Mail http://wmky.org/post/syrian-president-issues-new-stamps-cant-deliver-mail As the Middle East froths with blood — from Iraq to Syria to the Gaza Strip — a commemorative set of three stamps depicting Syrian President Bashar Assad may not seem hugely relevant.<p>But these pieces of paper tell us much about the power struggles behind the slaughter in Syria. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Alice Fordham 19002 at http://wmky.org Syrian President Issues New Stamps, But Can't Deliver The Mail Feature: Federal Mogul Plant Closing http://wmky.org/post/feature-federal-mogul-plant-closing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maysville&nbsp;is still reeling after a company announced its decision last week to close its plant in the city. MSPR's Zachary Senvisky has the story...</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:09:27 +0000 Zachary Senvisky 19000 at http://wmky.org Feature: Federal Mogul Plant Closing Wednesday, July 23 http://wmky.org/post/wednesday-july-23 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:54:28 +0000 Greg Jenkins 18996 at http://wmky.org Wednesday, July 23 Jim Nickell, Rowan County Judge Executive (7/24) http://wmky.org/post/jim-nickell-rowan-county-judge-executive-724 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">July&nbsp;24th&nbsp;-- Chuck&nbsp;Mraz&nbsp;is joined by&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;Nickell, Rowan County Judge Executive.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:51:50 +0000 Greg Jenkins 18995 at http://wmky.org Jim Nickell, Rowan County Judge Executive (7/24) When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients http://wmky.org/post/when-federal-privacy-laws-protect-hospitals-instead-patients <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGqINIwOArg</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:46:00 +0000 Charles Ornstein 18997 at http://wmky.org When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients St. Claire President on Managed Care http://wmky.org/post/st-claire-president-managed-care <p>The president of Morehead’s Saint Claire Regional Medical Center says there’s a definite need re-evaluate Kentucky’s managed care system for Medicaid. Mark Neff was among those who attended&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1159257133" tabindex="0">Wednesday’s</span>&nbsp;forum in Morehead on the challenges facing rural hospitals in Kentucky. It was hosted by State Auditor Adam Edelin.</p><p>Neff believes managed care can work but it hasn’t gone very well so far in the Commonwealth…</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:42:59 +0000 Dan Conti 18994 at http://wmky.org St. Claire President on Managed Care Ukraine's Prime Minister Quits After Allies Withdraw From Coalition http://wmky.org/post/ukraines-prime-minister-quits-after-allies-withdraw-coalition <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/126978660/ukraine" target="_blank">Ukraine</a>'s prime minister announced today that he is resigning after two parties said they were withdrawing from the ruling coalition.<p>"I am announcing my resignation in connection with the collapse of the coalition," Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said, adding Parliament could no longer do its work.<p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/07/24/ukraine-prime-minister-resign/13091533/" target="_blank">The Associated Press adds</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The nationalist Svoboda party and the Udar party led b Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:42:00 +0000 editor 18998 at http://wmky.org Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria http://wmky.org/post/globe-trotting-virus-hides-inside-peoples-gut-bacteria <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DTrENdWvvM</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:32:00 +0000 editor 18999 at http://wmky.org Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria European Court Rules Against Poland In CIA 'Black Sites' Case http://wmky.org/post/european-court-rules-against-poland-cia-black-sites-case The European Court of Human Rights <a href="http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/sites/eng-press/pages/search.aspx?i=003-4832205-5894802">ruled today</a> that Poland broke the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two terrorism suspects in secret prisons on its soil.<p>"The Court found that Poland had cooperated in the preparation and execution of the CIA rendition, secret detention and interrogation operations on its territory, and it ought to have known that by enabling the CIA to detain the applicants on its territory, it was exposing them to a serious risk of tr Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:08:00 +0000 editor 18990 at http://wmky.org European Court Rules Against Poland In CIA 'Black Sites' Case U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing http://wmky.org/post/us-database-glitch-delays-passport-visa-processing The U.S. State Department's global database for processing visas and passports is experiencing problems that could cause delays for millions of people around the world who are awaiting travel documents.<p>The Associated Press writes:<p><blockquote><p>"Unspecified glitches in the department's Consular Consolidated Database have resulted in "significant performance issues, including outages" in the processing of applications for passports, visas and reports of Americans born abroad since Saturday, spokeswoman Marie Harf said. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 18991 at http://wmky.org U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado http://wmky.org/post/shades-middle-ages-plague-popped-china-and-colorado The plague isn't just something you read about in medieval history books.<p>This past week, five cases were reported: four in Colorado and one in China.<p>The Colorado residents <a href="http://www.cpr.org/node/115543">were diagnosed</a> after coming into contact with an infected dog.<p>According to Chinese officials, <a href="http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557217/china-seals-entire-city-gansu-after-resident-dies-bubonic-plague">parts of a city</a> in northern China were quarantined for nine days, and 151 people were put under close observation, after a man died of the disease last We Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 editor 18992 at http://wmky.org Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado Israeli Artillery Hits U.N.-Run School In Gaza http://wmky.org/post/israeli-artillery-hits-un-run-school-gaza <strong><em>Updated at 1:40 p.m. ET.</em></strong><p>A United Nations-run school sheltering civilians in Gaza has been hit by Israeli tank artillery, the U.N. says. More than a dozen people have been killed, according to Palestinian officials.<p>Reuters quotes Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency, the main U.N. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:44:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 18993 at http://wmky.org Israeli Artillery Hits U.N.-Run School In Gaza Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism http://wmky.org/post/montana-sen-walsh-says-ptsd-may-have-played-role-his-plagiarism <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/us/politics/montana-senator-john-walsh-plagiarized-thesis.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0.">After <em>The New York Times</em> reported</a> that Sen. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:32:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 18988 at http://wmky.org Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism Iraq Elects Kurdish Politician To Ceremonial Post Of President http://wmky.org/post/iraq-elects-kurdish-politician-ceremonial-post-president Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been elected president of Iraq by the country's parliament, another step in forming a new government after months of deadlock.<p>As Leila Fadel reports from Erbil in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region, "Massoum took his oath vowing to protect the constitution and the unity of Iraq. He made the promise as Iraq threatens to splinter into three pieces."<p>The vote for the largely ceremonial post of president was delayed for a day after the Kurdish bloc of legislators asked for more time to make their pick. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:27:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 18989 at http://wmky.org Iraq Elects Kurdish Politician To Ceremonial Post Of President A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse http://wmky.org/post/simple-way-reduce-stroke-risk-take-your-pulse An irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation is a big cause of stroke, especially for people who have recently had a stroke. But it's not something that most people can feel.<p>Doctors test for <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/atrialfibrillation.html">atrial fibrillation</a> by hooking people up to an <a href="http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/ekg/">electrocardiogram</a> machine at the office, or having them wear a Holter monitor for a day or a week. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:57:00 +0000 editor 18982 at http://wmky.org A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know http://wmky.org/post/gaza-conflict-day-17-heres-what-you-need-know <em><strong>Updated at 1:40 p.m. ET.</strong></em><p>The Federal Aviation Administration is now allowing American flights in and out Israel.<p>If you remember, the FAA <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/22/334054282/faa-prohibits-u-s-airlines-from-flying-to-tel-aviv">banned flights to Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday</a>, after a rocket landed about a mile from the airport.<p>"Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:40:00 +0000 editor 18983 at http://wmky.org Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets — They're Veterans http://wmky.org/post/military-dogs-advocates-say-canines-arent-pets-theyre-vets It's dog days on Capitol Hill — or, more precisely, dogs have had their day there.<p>Five in particular — all war dog veterans. The canines joined their human advocates at a Capitol Hill briefing Wednesday, "Military Dogs Take the Hill," to spotlight an effort to require that all military working dogs be retired to the U.S.<p>Congress passed a law last year saying the military <em>may</em> bring back its working dogs to the U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 David Welna 18987 at http://wmky.org Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets — They're Veterans With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan http://wmky.org/post/new-safety-measures-nuclear-reactors-may-reopen-japan <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=With+New+Safety+Measures%2C+Nuclear+Reactors+May+Reopen+In+Japan&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NjY4NzQ2MDEyOTc4NzIzMThmMjJkMg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 editor 18986 at http://wmky.org New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes http://wmky.org/post/new-rules-proposed-oil-carrying-trains-wake-fiery-crashes <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=New+Rules+Proposed+For+Oil-Carrying+Trains+In+Wake+Of+Fiery+Crashes&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MTczMTM4MDEyNzM1OTUxMzg5ZDUyMw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 18985 at http://wmky.org In Detroit Porch Shooting Trial, It's Murder Vs. Self-Defense http://wmky.org/post/detroit-porch-shooting-trial-its-murder-vs-self-defense <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 Michigan Radio. To see more, visit <a href="http://michiganradio.org/">http://michiganradio.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=In+Detroit+Porch+Shooting+Trial%2C+It%27s+Murder+Vs.+Self-Defense&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 18984 at http://wmky.org Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo http://wmky.org/post/syrian-babies-born-refugees-face-future-limbo Thousands of Syrian infants born to refugee parents are now stateless. Their births are unregistered and will pose many difficult challenges in this long-term conflict.<p>The exact numbers are far from certain. A recent report by the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, suggests that 75 percent of Syrians born in Lebanon since 2011 have not been properly registered. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:08:00 +0000 Deborah Amos 18979 at http://wmky.org Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo Sarah Palin Gets A Speeding Ticket, Says She 'Can't Drive 55' http://wmky.org/post/sarah-palin-gets-speeding-ticket-says-she-cant-drive-55 <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=Sarah+Palin+Gets+A+Speeding+Ticket%2C+Says+She+%27Can%27t+Drive+55%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MjMxOTIyMDEzMTcxNjAzMzFmMjBhZQ001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:50:00 +0000 editor 18981 at http://wmky.org Judge To Bulldog Thief: 'You Hid The Pup; The Jig Was Up' http://wmky.org/post/judge-bulldog-thief-you-hid-pup-jig-was <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=Judge+To+Bulldog+Thief%3A+%27You+Hid+The+Pup%3B+The+Jig+Was+Up%27+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:50:00 +0000 editor 18980 at http://wmky.org Air Algerie: Jet Likely Crashed In Mali With 116 Aboard http://wmky.org/post/authorities-lose-contact-air-algerie-aircraft <em><strong>Updated at 2:15 p.m. ET.</strong></em><p>Air Algerie says an MD-83 en route from the capital of Burkina Faso to Algiers with 116 passengers and crew aboard has likely crashed in Mali.<p>Mali's president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, was quoted by Reuters as saying wreckage from the airplane had been spotted in the country's north between Aguelhoc and Kidal, but he gave no other details. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:38:00 +0000 editor 18973 at http://wmky.org