Bill Chappell http://wcqs.org en GM Was Slow To Recall Saturn Cars With Steering Flaw http://wcqs.org/post/gm-was-slow-recall-saturn-cars-steering-flaw General Motors delayed a safety recall of more than 330,000 Saturn cars that have been found to have defective power steering systems, newly released federal documents show. The records also show federal regulators didn't demand a recall of the cars, despite thousands of complaints about them.<p>The cars' problem is described as "a sudden loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist that could occur at any time while driving" by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:02:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 16923 at http://wcqs.org GM Was Slow To Recall Saturn Cars With Steering Flaw Mount Everest: Avalanche Death Toll Rises To 13 http://wcqs.org/post/mount-everest-avalanche-death-toll-rises-13 Search teams have recovered the body of the 13th victim of a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Crews are digging through a mass of ice and snow in an unstable ice field on the world's tallest mountain in hopes of finding Sherpa guides who are still missing.<p>"Three guides remain missing, according to the head of the Nepalese government's mountaineering department," NPR's Julie McCarthy reports from New Delhi. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:16:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 16922 at http://wcqs.org Mount Everest: Avalanche Death Toll Rises To 13 Pakiastani TV Journalist Hamid Mir Wounded In Attack http://wcqs.org/post/pakiastani-tv-journalist-hamid-mir-wounded-attack Prominent TV anchor Hamid Mir is in a Karachi hospital after gunmen opened fire on his car Saturday afternoon. Mir's car was ambushed by attackers, at least some of whom were riding motorcycles, according to local media reports.<p>Details about the attack are still emerging. Citing police, Mir's broadcast network, Geo TV, says he arrived at a hospital in critical condition after being shot three times in the leg and torso. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:13:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 16920 at http://wcqs.org Pakiastani TV Journalist Hamid Mir Wounded In Attack Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland http://wcqs.org/post/ancient-landscape-found-under-two-miles-ice-greenland In a surprising discovery, scientists have found evidence of a tundra landscape in Greenland that's millions of years old. The revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet had survived periods of global warming intact.<p>"Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander," a news release from the <a href="http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=news&storyID=18309&category=uvmhome">University of Vermont</a> says. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:01:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 16918 at http://wcqs.org Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland Ukraine Calls An Easter Truce In Clash With Militants http://wcqs.org/post/ukraine-calls-easter-truce-clash-militants <h6>This post was updated at 6 p.m. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 16911 at http://wcqs.org Ukraine Calls An Easter Truce In Clash With Militants Captain Apologizes As Death Toll Rises In S. Korea Ferry Accident http://wcqs.org/post/captain-apologizes-death-toll-rises-s-korea-ferry-accident The number of confirmed dead from a South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday has risen to 36. Since the ship sank, difficult conditions have complicated recovery efforts; heavy cranes have arrived that can shift the ferry, but officials say they'll wait to use them until they're sure none of the hundreds still missing managed to survive.<p>"They've been dealing with next to zero visibility, very strong currents," NPR's Anthony Kuhn tells Wade Goodwyn on <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/04/19/304896359/captain-2-crew-members-arrested-in-s-korea-ferry-sinking">Weekend Edition Saturday</a>. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:57:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 16898 at http://wcqs.org Captain Apologizes As Death Toll Rises In S. Korea Ferry Accident TurboTax Maker Linked To Fight Against 'Return-Free' Tax System http://wcqs.org/post/turbotax-maker-linked-fight-against-return-free-tax-system Proposals to let U.S. taxpayers get a statement from the government that's already filled in with their financial information have been under attack by Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, according to ProPublica. The nonprofit newsroom says several people took a stand against the proposal in a grass-roots campaign that Intuit orchestrated.<p>The proposed "return-free" system would simplify the filing process by using information the federal government receives from banks and employers. It's used in parts of Europe and in a <a href="https://www.ftb.ca.gov/readyreturn/">California pilot program</a>. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 16722 at http://wcqs.org TurboTax Maker Linked To Fight Against 'Return-Free' Tax System Boston Stronger: City Marks One Year Since Marathon Bombings [Updated] http://wcqs.org/post/boston-stronger-city-marks-one-year-marathon-bombings On this April 15, Americans are thinking about the Boston Marathon bombings that occurred one year ago.<p>In and around Boston, people are also looking back on a year of healing. The day's events culminated in a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. ET, the time of the first explosion. Vice President Joe Biden joined other officials in a tribute near the race's finish line.<p>A large crowd formed along Boylston Street, the scene of the cruel attack that police say was carried out by two brothers. One was later killed, and the other awaits trial. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:09:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 16714 at http://wcqs.org Boston Stronger: City Marks One Year Since Marathon Bombings [Updated] Ooops! US Airways Accidentally Includes Lewd Photo In Tweet http://wcqs.org/post/ooops-us-airways-accidentally-includes-lewd-photo-tweet Airlines commonly use Twitter to address the concerns of customers, answering questions about flights and policies and helping passengers deal with delays. But US Airways ran into trouble online Monday, when its response to an unhappy customer included a link to a graphic photo of a woman with a model airplane.<p>The company has apologized and deleted the tweet from its account.<p>"We apologize for an inappropriate image recently shared as a link in one of our responses," <a href="https://twitter.com/USAirways">the airline tweeted</a> this afternoon. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 16692 at http://wcqs.org Ooops! US Airways Accidentally Includes Lewd Photo In Tweet Pulitzer Prizes Are Out: 'Washington Post,' 'The Guardian' Win For NSA Stories http://wcqs.org/post/pulitzer-prizes-are-out-washington-post-guardian-win-nsa-stories Months after lifting a veil of secrecy from the National Security Agency's surveillance operations, <em>The Washington Post</em> and <em>The Guardian </em>won a Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday. The two papers broke the story in tandem, relying on NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden.<p><a href="http://www.pulitzer.org/node/8501">The Pulitzer Prize win</a> comes days after two journalists at the heart of the story, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, received a George Polk Award for national security reporting. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:15:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 16676 at http://wcqs.org Pulitzer Prizes Are Out: 'Washington Post,' 'The Guardian' Win For NSA Stories