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NATO Chief: No Sign Russian Troops Leaving Ukraine Border

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 06:37

The secretary general of the alliance says he's seen no evidence of such a move a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly promised a partial withdrawal.

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HealthCare.Gov Woes Frustrate Last-Minute Shoppers And Helpers

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 06:10

People turned out in droves Monday to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. They found long lines and eager helpers. Some will have to return later to finish up.

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Report: British Army Sniper's Single Shot Kills Six Taliban

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 05:57

The marksman's commanding officer says the bullet hit a suspected militant who was wearing a vest rigged with explosives. The subsequent blast killed a group of men in Afghanistan.

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Missing Malaysian Jet May Never Be Found, Head Of Search Warns

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 04:50

With no firm data on how fast the plane was flying and how far it actually went, the operation to find it is "the most challenging ever," retired Australian Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston cautions.

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Names Released Of 22 Missing Since Mudslide

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-01 03:00

Authorities say the death toll from the disaster stands at 24 and that some of those on the list of the missing may be among five bodies yet to be identified.

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Senate panel considers dual track tenure system

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:02

JUNEAU — The Senate Education Committee on Monday took testimony on a bill that would increase the number of years a teacher would have to be in the classroom to reach tenure.

HB162 would keep the tenure track for rural educators at three years but would increase that requirement to five years for a teacher in an urban school.

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More than 2,300 Alaskans sign up for health insurance

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:01

ANCHORAGE — Heavy Web traffic and software glitches prevented some Alaskans from obtaining health insurance from the online federal marketplace Monday, the last day to sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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New coalition says corporations aren't people

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:01

ANCHORAGE — A new grassroots group is launching a campaign to get Alaska political leaders and candidates to sign a pledge declaring that only people have rights, and not corporations and unions.

The We the People Alaska coalition was beginning its effort Monday in 11 communities, including Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Kenai, Anchorage Daily News reported.

“It’s really about influence,” said Gershon Cohen, who backed a successful ballot initiative in Haines last year that took a stand against “corporate personhood.”

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Company hopes to tap high winds for rural power with flying turbine

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:01

FAIRBANKS — A Boston-based company was preparing to test a flying wind turbine that it hopes could lower power costs to Alaska villages and other remote locations.

Altaeros Energies said the Buoyant Airborne Turbine aims to take advantage of high-altitude winds that are stronger and more consistent than those at lower levels.

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Chenault to propose AGDC amendment

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-04-01 00:01

JUNEAU — House Speaker Mike Chenault on Monday said he plans to propose allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of a corporation that could play a key role in a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska.

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What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:46

Some Ukrainians insist the show is funnier when dubbed in Ukrainian rather than Russian. In the recent crisis in Ukraine, much has been made of the country's language divide.

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Latvia's Ex-President: 'We Have To Worry' About Russia

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:21

Latvia joined NATO and the European Union a decade ago. Its former president sees these strong ties to the West as vital to maintaining its security and independence.

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This Tax Season, Fraudsters May Target Your Refund

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:19

Credit card data breaches get a lot of attention, but payroll system data breaches can have even more damaging effects.

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An Intern At 40-Something, And 'Paid In Hugs'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:08

Your boss may be younger than you, your fellow interns may be decades younger, and you work for free. For Renee Killian and Danielle Probst, reconsidering their careers meant interning in their 40s.

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For Native Americans, Losing Tribal Membership Tests Identity

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:07

For nearly 30 years, Jade Unger's family was embraced by a tribe. Then, in September, everything changed when the tribe's enrollment committee said they were enrolled in error.

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Lending Circles Help Latinas Pay Bills And Invest

NPR News - Mon, 2014-03-31 23:05

Participants in these social networks pool their money to give each other informal, no-interest loans. They're called cundinas or tandas, and politicians are taking notice.

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