New Hampshire Public Radio http://nhpr.org en Meriam Ibrahim Leaves Sudan, Arrives at Vatican http://nhpr.org/post/meriam-ibrahim-leaves-sudan-arrives-vatican <p>After a year-long struggle with the Sudanese government, Meriam Ibrahim left Sudan on Thursday.</p><p>Alongside her husband Daniel Wani of Manchester and their two young children, Ibrahim flew to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis today, according to <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28460383">the BBC</a>. Ibrahim was blessed by the pontiff in a private ceremony and is due to return to the states in the next few days.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:04:49 +0000 Austin Cowan 52520 at http://nhpr.org Meriam Ibrahim Leaves Sudan, Arrives at Vatican Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada http://nhpr.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 52521 at http://nhpr.org Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada Who Is Most To Blame For Climate Change? http://nhpr.org/post/who-most-blame-climate-change Here in southeastern Virginia, our biggest city, Norfolk, is saddled with an unwanted claim to fame. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:42:00 +0000 Barbara J. King 52522 at http://nhpr.org Who Is Most To Blame For Climate Change? How To Name Your Sequel II: Not Just Roman Numerals Anymore http://nhpr.org/post/how-name-your-sequel-ii-not-just-roman-numerals-anymore Remember when movie companies just put Roman numerals at the end of titles when they made sequels? <em>Rocky II</em>, <em>Rocky III</em>, <em>Rocky IV</em>. Well, not anymore.<p>This summer, we've had <em>X-Men: Days of Future Past</em>, with no mention that it's either the sixth or seventh X-Men movie, depending on how you're counting. Also <em>22 Jump Street</em>, the across-the-street follow-up to <em>21 Jump Street</em>. And <em>Begin Again</em> (which ought to be a sequel, but isn't).<p>Do you suppose they stopped numbering sequels so we wouldn't do the math? Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:28:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 52519 at http://nhpr.org How To Name Your Sequel II: Not Just Roman Numerals Anymore Effective New HIV Treatment Makes Researcher 'Hopeful' In Fighting Epidemic http://nhpr.org/post/effective-new-hiv-treatment-makes-researcher-hopeful-fighting-epidemic <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=Effective+New+HIV+Treatment+Makes+Researcher+%27Hopeful%27+In+Fighting+Epidemic&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5ODMwMDEyMjg3NjMzMTE1ZjE2MA001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:23:00 +0000 52518 at http://nhpr.org Racially-Charged Casting Call: 'Surprising' But Not Shocking To Insiders http://nhpr.org/post/racially-charged-casting-call-surprising-not-shocking-insiders <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=Racially-Charged+Casting+Call%3A+%27Surprising%27+But+Not+Shocking+To+Insiders&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NjY4NzQ2MDEyOTc4NzIzMThmMjJkMg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:23:00 +0000 52517 at http://nhpr.org Garden Bugs: The Good, The Bad, The Dreaded http://nhpr.org/post/garden-bugs-good-bad-dreaded <p>If you spend time tending a garden, chances are that you’ve come across some insects you don’t know. Other times there may be bugs you think you know and may be tempted to get rid of. Henry Homeyer argues that that’s not always the best thing to do. Homeyer is a lifelong organic gardener living in Cornish Flat. He’s the author of four gardening books and writes a weekly gardening column for ten newspapers around New England. I spoke with Homeyer on Thursday:</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:11:32 +0000 Rick Ganley 52509 at http://nhpr.org Garden Bugs: The Good, The Bad, The Dreaded When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients http://nhpr.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 52515 at http://nhpr.org When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients Ukraine's Prime Minister Quits After Allies Withdraw From Coalition http://nhpr.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 connect 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 by f Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:42:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 52514 at http://nhpr.org Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria http://nhpr.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 52516 at http://nhpr.org Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria European Court Rules Against Poland In CIA 'Black Sites' Case http://nhpr.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 tre Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:08:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 52510 at http://nhpr.org European Court Rules Against Poland In CIA 'Black Sites' Case U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing http://nhpr.org/post/us-database-glitch-delays-passport-visa-processing The U.S. State Department's global database for processing visas and passports is experiencing problems that could cause delays for millions of people around the world who are awaiting travel documents.<p>The Associated Press writes:<p><blockquote><p>"Unspecified glitches in the department's Consular Consolidated Database have resulted in "significant performance issues, including outages" in the processing of applications for passports, visas and reports of Americans born abroad since Saturday, spokeswoman Marie Harf said. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 52511 at http://nhpr.org U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado http://nhpr.org/post/shades-middle-ages-plague-popped-china-and-colorado The plague isn't just something you read about in medieval history books.<p>This past week, five cases were reported: four in Colorado and one in China.<p>The Colorado residents <a href="http://www.cpr.org/node/115543">were diagnosed</a> after coming into contact with an infected dog.<p>According to Chinese officials, <a href="http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557217/china-seals-entire-city-gansu-after-resident-dies-bubonic-plague">parts of a city</a> in northern China were quarantined for nine days, and 151 people were put under close observation, after a man died of the disease last We Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 Rae Ellen Bichell 52513 at http://nhpr.org Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado Israeli Artillery Hits U.N.-Run School In Gaza http://nhpr.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 14:44:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 52512 at http://nhpr.org Israeli Artillery Hits U.N.-Run School In Gaza FootGolf: A Hybrid Sport Bringing New Life To The Links http://nhpr.org/post/footgolf-hybrid-sport-bringing-new-life-links <p>Sagamore-Hampton Golf Club in North Hampton has all the characteristics of a golf course. It has manicured fairways, rows of golf carts and a pristine clubhouse. Its patrons are all dressed in golfing garb, awaiting their turn to tee off down the first fairway. However, there is something a little odd about this course, something that doesn’t quite fit.</p><p>Amidst the traditional golfers are young kids holding soccer balls. They are here for a different game called FootGolf. That’s right, FootGolf, a sport that combines golf and soccer.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:23:22 +0000 Austin Cowan 51760 at http://nhpr.org FootGolf: A Hybrid Sport Bringing New Life To The Links