9:54am

Wed August 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Is Europe's Recession Really Over? It's Too Soon To Say

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 11:29 am

The line outside an employment office in Madrid last October. Spain's economy has been among the hardest hit in Europe.
Dominique Faget AFP/Getty Images

These headlines this morning make it sound like Europe's economy is up and running again:

-- "Euro Area Exits Longest Recession on Record." (Bloomberg News)

-- "Euro Zone Emerges from Recession." (The Wall Street Journal)

Read more

9:50am

Wed August 14, 2013
Shots - Health News

Doctors Look For A Way Off The Medical Hamster Wheel

The doctor is too tired to see you now.
iStockphoto.com

I became a doctor to help people.

When I was a medical student, I held the naive and idealistic belief that if I just did good work, the business side of things would somehow take care of itself.

How wrong I was.

Now I'm an internist taking care of all comers age 18 and up. Some days I find myself facing patients and feeling more like a harried airline clerk than a real doctor.

Read more

9:27am

Wed August 14, 2013
All Tech Considered

This Little Thing May Help You Find Your Keys

The Tile, accompanied by an iPhone app, locates items that are attached to it. It's about as small as a matchbook or a stamp.
Matt Perko Courtesy of Tile

8:42am

Wed August 14, 2013
Memphis to Mountain City

Three Men Planning Walk From West To East Tennessee

An interview with Tim Duggan of Tennessee Walking Men

On August 24th, three men will begin a journey from Memphis to Mountain City. 

Read more

8:37am

Wed August 14, 2013
NPR Story

UPS Plane Crashes Near Birmingham, Ala.; 2 Dead

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 9:16 am

A UPS cargo plane crashed near the airport in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday morning. The pilot and co-pilot were both killed.

7:45am

Wed August 14, 2013
The Two-Way

AOL CEO Apologizes For Public Firing

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 12:51 pm

Tim Armstrong, the CEO of AOL.
Michael Kovac Getty Images for AOL

After several days of brutal criticism and commentary about the brutal way he fired a man during a conference call, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is now apologizing.

"I am writing you to acknowledge the mistake I made last Friday during the Patch all-hands meeting when I publicly fired Abel Lenz," Armstrong says in an email to AOL employees, which Mashable has posted here.

Armstrong adds that:

Read more

7:43am

Wed August 14, 2013
The Race Card Project: Six-Word Essays

A Postman's 1963 Walk For Justice, Cut Short On An Alabama Road

Civil rights activist William Moore made several one-man marches for racial equality. In April 1963, he was killed during a march from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss.
Baltimore Sun

In April of 1963, a Baltimore mailman set off to deliver the most important letter in his life — one he wrote himself. William Lewis Moore decided to walk along Highway 11 from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss., hoping to hand-deliver his letter to Gov. Ross Barnett. Moore wanted Barnett to fundamentally change Mississippi's racial hierarchy — something unthinkable for a Southern politician at the time.

Read more

7:41am

Wed August 14, 2013
Around the Nation

What Food Should Astronauts Eat On The Way To Mars?

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 9:16 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Read more

7:38am

Wed August 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Handwriting Offers Clues In Shakespeare Debate

Shakespeare's handwriting may offer clues to a mysterious passage in Thomas Kyd's Spanish Tragedy.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

Read more

7:35am

Wed August 14, 2013
Sports

Brazilian Soccer Team Is Full Of Stars

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 9:16 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

What do John Lennon, Michael Jackson and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? You guessed it: They all play for the same Brazilian soccer team. The team is Atletico Goianiense. They just signed a striker named Carlos Adriano Souza Cruz. He's better known as Adriano Michael Jackson for his smooth celebration dances. Brazilian players often go by nicknames, even putting them on their jerseys. Just ask national team player Hulk. He's the one who looks like actor Lou Ferrigno.

Read more

Pages