Originally published on Sun September 16, 2012 6:26 am
Comments from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are ratcheting up diplomatic tension between Israel and the United States.
During a joint press conference in Jerusalem with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Netanyahu expressed his frustration with how world powers are handling Iran and its nuclear program.
"The world tells Israel 'wait, there's still time'. And I say, 'Wait for what? Wait until when?' Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before Israel," Netanyahu said.
Every summer, some of the ice that covers the Arctic Ocean melts. Come mid-September, it begins to refreeze. Scientists began to monitor this cycle in the late 1970s, and this year, they saw less ice than ever before - a lot less ice. NPR science correspondent Richard Harris joins us here in Studio 3A. Richard, nice to have you on the program.
This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. There are new questions about Iran's nuclear program after a report from the IAEA late last month. The U.N. inspectors expressed frustration with Iran's tactics. At one site, Parchin, they worry that what may be critical evidence is being destroyed. At another, Fordow, they found that Iran has doubled the number of centrifuges available to enrich uranium, and now there's a report that Iran ran computer models of atomic warhead explosions.
Ann Packer, author of 2 national best-selling novels, Songs Without Words(2007) and The Dive from Clausen’s Pier (2002) is Tom Williams' guest on Access Utah today. Her collection of short stories, Swim Back to Me will also be discussed. We're replaying her interview so we can't take phone calls during the replay, but continue the conversation by posting your comments below.
Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 9:21 pm
In the rarefied air of China's leadership circle, anything that strays from strict protocol becomes grist for the rumor mill.
So it is with the mysterious and sudden disappearance of Xi Jinping, the presumptive heir to President Hu Jintao.
Xi, 59, has inexplicably missed a series of important meetings with foreign dignitaries in the past week, including one with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Beijing. The last time anyone saw him in public was Sept. 1.
More people are surviving cancer in Utah, but new data released by the Utah Department of Health show cancer survivors are experiencing more chronic diseases than those without cancer. Utah Cancer Control Program Epidemiologist Meghan Balough says the data comes from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, which is part of a 5-year plan to combat cancer in Utah.
Federal and local law enforcement officials are trying to find who is responsible for killing eagles across the state. Tom Tidwell with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says more than a dozen golden and bald eagles have been poisoned or shot in Utah over the past two years.
“It’s a unique situation. I’ve been in this job for a little over a decade now and I’ve never seen a situation like this where we have this many eagles either shot or poisoned in such a short amount of time.”
Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 11:31 am
The health care overhaul law makes it easier for most people with private insurance to get the vaccines they need without going into their pockets for a copay. Medicare beneficiaries don't get the quite same sweet deal, though.