Dana Farrington

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Cause Of Exxon Oil Spill In Arkansas Under Investigation

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Authorities are investigating what caused an Exxon Mobil pipeline to rupture in Mayflower, Ark., Friday. The oil spill caused 22 homes to be evacuated, according to an Exxon statement.

Local station KATV reports homeowners were told Saturday that they might not be able to return for "at least ...


The Slipper Didn't Fit: Elite Eight March On Without Cinderella

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The "darlings" of the NCAA men's basketball tournament are "now no more," as CBS Sports reports. Florida Gulf Coast lost to University of Florida, 50-62.

FGCU, a 15th-seeded team, raised hopes early on, toppling top teams and gaining attention for the little-known school. The Two-Way gave a rundown of ...


Secretary Of State Kerry In Baghdad, With Concern Over Syria

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry is on an unannounced trip to Baghdad Sunday, and according to an official, the buzzword of the trip is "engagement."

NPR's Michele Kelemen, who's traveling with Kerry, tells our Newscast Desk that Syria is on his agenda:

"He's ... pressing [Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri ...


No. 1 Gonzaga's Been Dumped: Here's What Else You Should Know

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Saturday's NCAA men's basketball shocker? Wichita State toppled Gonzaga, 76-70. Gonzaga is the first top-seeded team to be eliminated, and it's the first time Wichita State is heading to Sweet 16 since 2006, The Associated Press reports. The AP adds:

"Wichita State had the Zags down 13 early. ...


In Case You Missed It: Georgetown Upended, And Other NCAA Surprises

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Another big shock from the NCAA tournament: Florida Gulf Coast "busted a load of brackets" Friday, beating second-seeded Georgetown, as The Associated Press reports.

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles managed a 78-68 victory over the Hoyas, only the seventh time in NCAA history that a No. 15 seed beat ...


Australian Prime Minister Apologizes For Forced Adoption Policy

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has formally apologized for the forced adoptions that took place in the country from the late-1950s to the 1970s. The BBC reports:

"Tens of thousands of babies of unmarried, mostly teenage mothers, were thought to have been taken by the state and given ...


Rand Paul Wins Conservative Vote In Straw Poll

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Conservative activists chose Tea Party favorite Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky as their pick to be the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

As The Associated Press notes, "the win offers little more than bragging rights for Paul, who is ...


The Queen Takes A Stand For Women, And Maybe Gay Rights, Too

Sunday, March 10, 2013

With a stroke of her pen, Queen Elizabeth II is giving royal support to equal rights.

Her majesty is expected to sign a new charter for the Commonwealth on Monday. The charter declares the core values for the 54 member states, most of which were once under British rule. ...


Second Claim Of Sexual Misconduct Against Former U.S. Olympic Speedskater

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Ex-skater and former US Speedskating President Andy Gabel faces a second accusation of sexual misconduct, as first reported by member station WUWM in Milwaukee.

Former skater Nikki Meyer told the NPR affiliate that she was assaulted by Gabel in the 1990s when she was 15 and he was 26.



With Hagel In Afghanistan, Explosion Hits Near Defense Ministry

Saturday, March 09, 2013

A bomb exploded near the Defense Ministry in Kabul on Saturday morning as U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was visiting in Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility, calling it a message to the new Pentagon chief.

Update At 10:49 a.m. ET: Hagel Not Surprised

Hagel was nowhere near the attack, but ...


In Open Source Rocket Competition, Collaboration Takes Off

Friday, March 08, 2013

Here's the challenge: Build a rocket engine. Don't worry, you don't need much.

At the SXSW festival in Austin on Saturday, startup companies DIYRockets and Sunglass are launching a competition to create 3-D-printed rocket engines with open source (read: free) technology.

Sunglass co-founder Nitin Rao says they want ...


Hillary Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot After Concussion

Sunday, December 30, 2012

The secretary of state's spokesman says she's being treated at New York-Presbyterian Hospital after the clot was discovered during a follow-up exam Sunday.


With Fiscal Cliff Around The Corner, Senate Adjourns For The Night

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Talks appeared stalled Sunday as the Senate finished up for the evening without a deal in sight. Democratic Sen. Harry Reid said there was "still significant distance between the two sides."

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Obama On Fiscal Cliff Talks: 'I Actually Still Think We Can Get It Done'

Friday, December 21, 2012

In a news conference Friday, the president said both parties would have to work together in the next 10 days to prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans.

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House Backs Off Boehner's 'Plan B'

Thursday, December 20, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner said the bill, which would have raised taxes on income above $1 million a year, did not have enough support to pass Thursday. In a statement, he said, "now ...

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Egyptian President Nullifies Expanded Executive Powers

Saturday, December 08, 2012

The referendum on the draft constitution is still set for Dec. 15, an official said in an overnight news conference. President Mohammed Morsi had been planning to give up those extra powers then.


Never Enough 'Gangnam': K-Pop Video Is YouTube's Most-Viewed

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gangnam Style, by Korean pop star PSY, is now the site's most-viewed video of all time. With more than 810 million views and numerous spoofs, "the velocity of popularity for PSY's out...


'Dallas' Villain Larry Hagman Dies At 81

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hagman played J.R. Ewing on television's long-running, prime-time soap opera Dallas. His family said in a statement that he died Friday afternoon of complications from a battle with cancer.


Diplomatic Efforts Mount As Death Toll Rises In Gaza

Sunday, November 18, 2012

At least one rocket was fired from Gaza toward Tel Aviv on Sunday, but was thwarted by Israeli missile defense. Israel continued airstrikes overnight, hitting two media buildings that...

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Jumping From The 'Top Of The World,' Skydiver Breaks Sound Barrier

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Felix Baumgartner lept 24 miles from the stratosphere and landed gracefully just more than nine minutes later in a desert in Roswell, N.M., Sunday.