WUTC http://wutc.org en U.S. Teens Still Lag In Getting Vaccinated Against HPV http://wutc.org/post/us-teens-still-lag-getting-vaccinated-against-hpv Though the vaccine against human papilloma virus is highly effective in preventing certain forms of cancer, the number of preteens getting the vaccine is still dismally low, doctors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.<p>"One of the top 5 reasons parents listed is that it hadn't been recommended to them by a doctor or nurse," the CDC's <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/about/leadership/leaders/schuchat.htm">Dr. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:03:00 +0000 Nicholas St. Fleur 40709 at http://wutc.org U.S. Teens Still Lag In Getting Vaccinated Against HPV 4 Theories About Why Wal-Mart Changed Its U.S. Chief http://wutc.org/post/four-theories-about-why-wal-mart-changed-its-us-chief Bill Simon, head of Wal-Mart's U.S. division, <a href="http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2014/07/24/walmart-names-greg-foran-president-and-ceo-of-walmart-us">is leaving</a> the retail giant, the company said Thursday.<p>Any major shake-up at Wal-Mart is closely watched because the company is so important — it tops the Fortune 500 list with annual sales approaching a half-trillion dollars. So lots of people are speculating about what Simon's departure really means. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:33:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 40710 at http://wutc.org 4 Theories About Why Wal-Mart Changed Its U.S. Chief U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops http://wutc.org/post/us-russia-based-artillery-targeting-ukrainian-troops The U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 40708 at http://wutc.org U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops This Suit Keeps Ebola Out — So How Can A Health Worker Catch It? http://wutc.org/post/suit-keeps-ebola-out-so-how-can-health-worker-catch-it The fight against Ebola in West Africa suffered a setback Wednesday. Dr. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:58:00 +0000 editor 40707 at http://wutc.org This Suit Keeps Ebola Out — So How Can A Health Worker Catch It? Central American Presidents Say U.S. Shares Responsibility For Migration Crisis http://wutc.org/post/central-american-presidents-say-us-shares-responsibility-migration-crisis The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador will meet with President Obama on Friday.<p>But before the meeting, the heads of state are making the rounds in Washington, telling their side of <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/326440909/unaccompanied-minors">an immigration crisis</a> that has driven tens of thousands of unaccompanied children to the U.S. border.<p>During a forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on Thursday, the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala said the U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:42:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 40704 at http://wutc.org Central American Presidents Say U.S. Shares Responsibility For Migration Crisis 'Panic In A Suitcase' Puts A Fresh Spin On A Coming-To-America Story http://wutc.org/post/panic-suitcase-puts-fresh-spin-coming-america-story There's a wonderful 1982 memoir called <em>An Orphan in History</em> by the late <em>Village Voice</em> writer Paul Cowan. It's about Cowan's search for his European Jewish roots, and in it he says something about the sacrifices of older generations of immigrants that's always stayed with me. Cowan says: "Millions of immigrant families . . . Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Maureen Corrigan 40706 at http://wutc.org 'Panic In A Suitcase' Puts A Fresh Spin On A Coming-To-America Story Human Rights Watch Researcher Reports ISIS Abuses In Iraq http://wutc.org/post/human-rights-watch-researcher-reports-isis-abuses-iraq <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Human+Rights+Watch+Researcher+Reports+ISIS+Abuses+In+Iraq&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTYxODUxMDEyOTc4NzE4ODNmNjI3Yg004)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:27:00 +0000 editor 40705 at http://wutc.org Consumer Watch's Ellen Phillips Is In Your Corner http://wutc.org/post/consumer-watchs-ellen-phillips-your-corner <p></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:11:54 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 40694 at http://wutc.org Consumer Watch's Ellen Phillips Is In Your Corner Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada http://wutc.org/post/zoo-argentina-says-sad-bear-too-old-go-canada Despite a public outcry that resulted in more than a half-million petition signatures and a personal appeal by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Arturo, Argentina's "sad bear," has been deemed too old to migrate to Canada.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/19/332775413/200-000-sign-petition-to-move-sad-bear-to-better-life-in-canada">As we reported on Saturday</a>, Arturo the polar bear, dubbed the "world's saddest animal," lost his enclosure mate two years ago and appears to have fallen into a deep depression. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:01:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 40702 at http://wutc.org Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada Syrian President Issues New Stamps, But Can't Deliver The Mail http://wutc.org/post/syrian-president-issues-new-stamps-cant-deliver-mail As the Middle East froths with blood — from Iraq to Syria to the Gaza Strip — a commemorative set of three stamps depicting Syrian President Bashar Assad may not seem hugely relevant.<p>But these pieces of paper tell us much about the power struggles behind the slaughter in Syria. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Alice Fordham 40703 at http://wutc.org Syrian President Issues New Stamps, But Can't Deliver The Mail When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients http://wutc.org/post/when-federal-privacy-laws-protect-hospitals-instead-patients <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGqINIwOArg</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:46:00 +0000 Charles Ornstein 40699 at http://wutc.org When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients Ukraine's Prime Minister Quits After Allies Withdraw From Coalition http://wutc.org/post/ukraines-prime-minister-quits-after-allies-withdraw-coalition <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/126978660/ukraine" target="_blank">Ukraine</a>'s prime minister announced today that he is resigning after two parties said they were withdrawing from the ruling coalition.<p>"I am announcing my resignation in connection with the collapse of the coalition," Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said, adding Parliament could no longer do its work.<p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/07/24/ukraine-prime-minister-resign/13091533/" target="_blank">The Associated Press adds</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The nationalist Svoboda party and the Udar party led b Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:42:00 +0000 editor 40700 at http://wutc.org Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria http://wutc.org/post/globe-trotting-virus-hides-inside-peoples-gut-bacteria <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DTrENdWvvM</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:32:00 +0000 editor 40701 at http://wutc.org Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria Israeli Artillery Hits U.N.-Run School In Gaza http://wutc.org/post/israeli-artillery-hits-un-run-school-gaza <strong><em>Updated at 1:40 p.m. ET.</em></strong><p>A United Nations-run school sheltering civilians in Gaza has been hit by Israeli tank artillery, the U.N. says. More than a dozen people have been killed, according to Palestinian officials.<p>Reuters quotes Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency, the main U.N. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:19:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 40698 at http://wutc.org Israeli Artillery Hits U.N.-Run School In Gaza European Court Rules Against Poland In CIA 'Black Sites' Case http://wutc.org/post/european-court-rules-against-poland-cia-black-sites-case The European Court of Human Rights <a href="http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/sites/eng-press/pages/search.aspx?i=003-4832205-5894802">ruled today</a> that Poland broke the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two terrorism suspects in secret prisons on its soil.<p>"The Court found that Poland had cooperated in the preparation and execution of the CIA rendition, secret detention and interrogation operations on its territory, and it ought to have known that by enabling the CIA to detain the applicants on its territory, it was exposing them to a serious risk of tr Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:08:00 +0000 editor 40695 at http://wutc.org European Court Rules Against Poland In CIA 'Black Sites' Case