Airline Safety And Smaller SeatsSat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400 Airlines are packing more and more seats onto planes, and Clive Irving, aviation correspondent for The Daily Beast, tells NPR's Scott Simon he's concerned FAA safety tests are outdated.
Gary, Ind., Woos AmazonSat, 23 Sep 2017 08:11:26 -0400 Amazon is looking for a site for its second headquarters. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Max Grinnell, who teaches urban studies at the University of Chicago, about one longshot attempt by Gary, Ind.
London Officials Say Uber Is Unfit To Operate In CityFri, 22 Sep 2017 16:41:00 -0400 The transport authority said Uber's approach and conduct "demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues that have public safety and security implications."
(Legally) Selling Weed While Black Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:11:00 -0400 As Oakland's legal cannabis industry grows, the biggest players seem to have two things in common: They're white, and they have lots of money.
Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue WeedkillerFri, 22 Sep 2017 04:51:00 -0400 Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide that Monsanto says is farmers' best hope for weed-free fields.
A Health Care CEO On Graham-CassidyFri, 22 Sep 2017 04:51:00 -0400 David Greene speaks with Independence Health Group CEO Dan Hilferty, which serves 8.5 million people in 24 states and Washington, D.C., about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.
Los Angeles Is An NFL Town! It Just Needs Some Football Fans To Move ThereSun, 24 Sep 2017 13:43:00 -0400 The Los Angeles Chargers had their home opener in a small soccer stadium that holds just 27,000 people. Yet they didn’t sell it out. The stadium was loud, but those cheers were coming from Dolphins fans, which confused everyone, including Phillip Rivers. Cartoon by Rob Tornoe.
These Eight NFL Team Owners Donated Millions To Donald TrumpSun, 24 Sep 2017 15:30:30 -0400 President Donald Trump made his distaste for NFL players who kneel in protest during the national anthem clear over the weekend. Trump also attacked the NFL for allowing players to protest, despite receiving campaign and inauguration contributions from NFL owners, several of which fired statemnts back.
Trump kicked the controversy off Friday at a rally in Alabama.
“Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘get that son of a b ---- off the field right now? He's fired,’” said Trump.
WATCH: Disturbing Video Re-Emerges Of KFC Workers' Unsanitary PracticesFri, 22 Sep 2017 14:40:05 -0400 A viral video has re-emerged of a KFC location's unsanitary practices. The video, which has attracted more than 5.2 million views and more than 12,000 comments on YouTube, shows an employee recording two co-workers as they prepare to close an undisclosed U.S. restaurant.
The video first appeared on YouTube in January 2013, but it continues to resurface often, according to a representative of the restaurant.
Blockchain IoT Firm Chronicled Creates MediLedger Project To Safeguard PharmaceuticalsFri, 22 Sep 2017 13:50:35 -0400 Blockchain IoT company Chronicled has partnered with life sciences consultancy LinkLab on the MediLedger Project, to track and trace products in the pharmaceutical industry.
The project is primarily aimed at demonstrating compliance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), using a blockchain (transparency, immutability, shared memory etc) to track and trace prescription medicines. The project also seeks to demonstrate the ability to prevent counterfeit medicines from entering the supply chain.
Spirit Airlines Being Investigated After Spewing Metal Parts During Engine FailureThu, 21 Sep 2017 15:39:03 -0400 Spirit Airlines is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after a recent flight reportedly spewed plane parts into the yards of Detroit homes. Flight 569 from Michigan to Atlanta was forced to return to Detroit Metropolitan Airport after it experienced engine failure, according to reports.
What Is Botulism? Death Wish Coffee Recalls Nitro Over Deadly Toxin Concern Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:34:25 -0400 Turns out the world’s strongest coffee might kill you — but it’s not because of the caffeine.
How’s this for irony: Death Wish Coffee recalled their cold brew cans Wednesday over concerns they contained potentially deadly toxins. Nitro Cold Brew canned coffees were removed from shelves over the risk they could cause botulism, which is a rare poisoning that comes from Clostridium botulinum bacteria.
The company took to their website to issue a statement:
Miley Cyrus Poses Nude For Book Amid Apparent Return To Country RootsWed, 20 Sep 2017 19:48:22 -0400 Following Miley Cyrus’ rebrand and apparent return to her country music beginnings, the star appears to be bucking claims that she is also chasing a new brand of “ wholesomeness.” The 24-year old “Wrecking Ball” singer posed nude for a new book being released by photographer David LaChapelle later this year.
Gwyneth Paltrow Opens Ridiculously Stylish Goop Store In Los AngelesWed, 20 Sep 2017 16:23:18 -0400 Gwyneth Paltrow's long-awaited Goop standalone store opened its doors Sept.16 at the Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles. Roman & Williams Buildings and Interiors, the pairing of married couple Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer, teamed up with Goop for the second time to help conceptualize the absurdly, ultra chic Brentwood bungalow.
Woman And Service Dog Kicked Off Ryanair Flight To IbizaWed, 20 Sep 2017 15:53:57 -0400 As massive cancellations of roughly 2,000 flights affect Ryanair scheduling and hundreds of thousands of customers of Europe’s largest short-haul airline, a woman has come forward to claim that she and her service dog were booted from their flight shortly before takeoff. Sophia Costabal, 32, claimed that she was “left alone” in the airport after being asked to leave the flight with her dog, for which she said she had all the necessary paperwork for travel.
Panera Challenges McDonald's And Others To Eat Their Own Kid's MenusWed, 20 Sep 2017 14:24:08 -0400 Panera Bread revealed its plans to launch the largest-ever clean kid's menu. The children's menu will feature smaller portion sizes of regular food items. Panera, however, slammed the CEOs of its fast-food competitors for not introducing healthier alternatives for children. McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King were challenged by Panera to eat from its own children's menu for a week.