KUVO/KVJZ http://kuvo.org en As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash http://kuvo.org/post/bp-pays-oil-spill-impact-some-people-arent-seeing-cash BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico disrupted business all along the coastline. Through the end of July, the oil giant paid more than $13 billion to compensate people, businesses and communities affected. The company is <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/12/10/249734365/bp-argues-companies-are-unfairly-cashing-in-on-2010-spill">disputing some of those claims</a> in court battles that could drag on for years.<p>But there's another group of people who lost money after the spill and never received compensation. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:38:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 9842 at http://kuvo.org As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs' http://kuvo.org/post/rats-new-york-city-tries-drain-rodent-reservoirs New York City is launching the latest salvo in its never-ending war on rats.<p>City officials are ramping up efforts to teach regular New Yorkers how to make their streets, businesses and gardens less hospitable to rodents — in other words, to see their neighborhood the way a health inspector would.<p>When Caroline Bragdon, a rat expert with the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, walks through the East Village, she's not looking at the people or the storefronts. Her eyes point down, at the place where the sidewalk meets the buildings and the street. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:29:00 +0000 Joel Rose 9844 at http://kuvo.org Rats! New York City Tries To Drain Rodent 'Reservoirs' Despite ISIS's Resources, Attacking U.S. Might Be A Stretch http://kuvo.org/post/despite-isiss-resources-attacking-us-might-be-stretch Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently talked about the militants associated with the Islamic State, the group also known as ISIL or ISIS. He made them sound 10 feet tall.<p>"ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group we have seen," he said. "They are beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology [and] a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess; they are tremendously well-funded. This is beyond anything we've seen."<p>Audrey Kurth Cronin, a professor at George Mason University and an expert on terrorism, is more sanguine. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:29:00 +0000 Dina Temple-Raston 9843 at http://kuvo.org Despite ISIS's Resources, Attacking U.S. Might Be A Stretch Obama Says U.S. Will Aid Iraqis Who Are Marooned On Mount Sinjar http://kuvo.org/post/obama-says-us-will-aid-iraqis-who-are-marooned-mount-sinjar <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Obama+Says+U.S.+Will+Aid+Iraqis+Who+Are+Marooned+On+Mount+Sinjar&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:42:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 9841 at http://kuvo.org Foley's Mother: We Didn't Want Him To Go Back To Syria http://kuvo.org/post/foleys-mother-we-didnt-want-him-go-back-syria The mother of slain journalist James Foley says in an interview with NPR's <em>All Things Considered</em> that the family did not want him to return to Syria after a brief trip back to the United States in 2011.<p>"We really did not want him to go back," Diane Foley tells host Melissa Block. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:11:00 +0000 editor 9840 at http://kuvo.org Foley's Mother: We Didn't Want Him To Go Back To Syria