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Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi Picked As Uber's New CEO

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

After a search that included a number of well-known candidates, the board of ride-sharing giant Uber has announced its pick for CEO: Expedia's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

San Antonio Prepares For More Evacuees From After-Effects Of Harvey

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Ron Nirenberg, the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, about his city's response to Tropical Storm Harvey, which is seeing an influx of evacuees from other areas of the state.

Morning News Brief: Harvey Dumps On Texas, Uber Gets A New CEO

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Much of Houston is under water after Hurricane Harvey came ashore. The city spent much of the weekend rescuing people. And, Uber has picked a new CEO after co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned.

Texas Capital Austin Is Spared The Brunt Of Harvey But It Still Feels Effects

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm but it is still dumping a lot of rain on Texas. In the capital Austin, thousands of people are without power.

Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:02am

A recent study suggests that when people spend their extra cash to get help with time-consuming chores, they're likelier to feel better than if they use the money to buy more things.

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Serious Nursing Home Abuse Often Not Reported To Police, Federal Investigators Find

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:00am

Despite legal requirements, more than one-quarter of cases of severe abuse that were uncovered by government investigators were not reported to the police. The majority involved sexual assault.

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President Trump Turns Up The Volume On Political Attacks

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:53am

The attacks against members of his party followed strong bipartisan criticism he faced after his reaction to the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va. He also kept up attacks on the media.

Trump Administration's Plan To Reduce Protected Land Size Criticized

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:52am

National monuments include vast areas of land that the White House can designate for special protection. David Greene talks to former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, who served under President Obama.

Floyd Mayweather And Justin Bieber Are On The Outs

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:15am

The friendship between the boxer and the singer reportedly is done. Floyd Mayweather owns a strip club, and Justin Bieber was apparently advised by his church to steer clear.

Girlfriends In Washington State Are Literally Stuck Together

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:43am

Police say every time a woman with an outstanding warrant tries to turn herself in, her girlfriend is by her side. A counselor glued their pinkies together to see if they could make it as a couple.

World Air Guitar Champion In Finland To Defend His Title

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

The 2017 world finals are this weekend in Finland, and Matt Burns is there. He was last year's winner. Burns picked "Airistotle" as his nom de rock.

Residents Prepare As Hurricane Harvey Threatens Texas

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

Businesses and residents in Texas are bracing for Hurricane Harvey. It's bringing back memories of a deadly tropical storm in 2001.

Morning News Brief

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

Escalating tension between Capitol Hill and the White House is threatening the GOP's legislative agenda, and testing party unity under the Trump administration. Some far-right groups have set their sights on San Francisco and Berkeley for rallies this weekend. And, Hurricane Harvey is threatening Texas.

World Air Guitar Champion Is In Finland To Defend His Title

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

The 2017 world air guitar finals are this weekend in Finland, and Matt Burns is there. He was last year's winner. Burns picked "Airistotle" as his nom de rock.

What A Tech Leader's Corruption Conviction Means For Samsung And South Korea

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

A South Korean court has sentenced the billionaire head of Samsung Group to five years in prison. He was found guilty in a corruption case involving the country's former president.

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Attention On Hate Speech Drives Donations To Fight Anti-Semitism

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

Jewish groups have broadened their work to oppose all forms of bigotry. Following the violence in Charlottesville, Va., more non-Jews see the reality of anti-Semitism and join the fight against it.

American Legion Elects First Female Leader In Its 98-Year History

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

Ailsa Chang talks to the American Legion's newly elected National Commander Denise Rohan, who is first woman to serve in the position for the nation's largest veterans' group.

Hurricane Harvey Is Expected To Dump Much Rain Along Its Path

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

Hurricane Harvey is barreling toward the Texas coast. Houston-based meteorologist Eric Berger tells David Greene that the storm could dump several feet of rain in a few days.

Specs For Border Wall Show It Would Divide Texas Wildlife Refuge

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

Texans are upset that the first plans for Trump's border wall show that it will rip through two nature preserves. Though the border patrol insists public access will be guaranteed, a refuge manager says the barrier poses an existential threat to the sanctuary.

This Week In Politics: Trump Takes Aim At GOP Leadership

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump this week bad-mouthed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. How long will the backbiting between the White House and Capitol Hill continue?




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