Topics http://publicradiotulsa.org en Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/judge-rules-against-sterling-allows-la-clippers-sale-proceed A probate judge has ruled that Donald Sterling cannot block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.<p>Shelly Sterling, his estranged wife, had <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/30/317328419/shelly-sterling-l-a-clippers-will-be-sold-to-steve-ballmer-for-2-billion" target="_blank">arranged</a> in May to sell the NBA franchise to former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion.<p>Donald Sterling sued to block the deal. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:06:00 +0000 editor 63975 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Judge Rules Against Sterling, Allows LA Clippers Sale To Proceed Netanyahu: Israel Is Prepared For 'Long Operation' In Gaza http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/netanyahu-israel-prepared-long-operation-gaza Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday dismissed international calls for an immediate cease-fire in the country's conflict with Hamas in Gaza.<p>"We need to be prepared for a long operation until our mission is accomplished," Netanyahu said in televised remarks.<p>He defined that mission the same way Israeli officials have since launching a ground offensive in Gaza: taking out the tunnels Hamas uses to infiltrate Israel.<p>"Israeli citizens cannot live with the threat from rockets and from death tunnels — death from above and from below," Netanyahu said, adding that Israelis would Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:26:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 63970 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Netanyahu: Israel Is Prepared For 'Long Operation' In Gaza House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/house-votes-end-full-fare-rule-airline-tickets The House voted Monday to allow airlines to advertise lower prices for their routes.<p>The Transparent Airfares Act, which was approved with minimal debate, would overturn a <a href="http://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/04/25/2011-9736/enhancing-airline-passenger-protections#h-42" target="_blank">2012 rule</a> that requires airlines to post the full price of tickets, including taxes and fees.<p>Shoppers are smart enough to figure out the price of an airline ticket without federal regulation, said Oregon Democrat Peter DeFazio, a bill co-sponsor.<p>"Talk about the nanny state," he said. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 63958 at http://publicradiotulsa.org House Votes To End Full-Fare Rule For Airline Tickets Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/another-appeals-court-tosses-same-sex-marriage-ban For the second time this summer, a federal appellate court has voted to strike down a ban on same-sex marriage.<p>A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a district court judge's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/14/276807609/virginias-same-sex-marriage-ban-is-ruled-unconstitutional" target="_blank">decision</a> that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.<p>"We do not dispute that states have refused to permit same-sex marriages for most of our country's history. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:02:00 +0000 editor 63959 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Another Appeals Court Tosses Same-Sex-Marriage Ban Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/margot-adler-npr-journalist-three-decades-dies Margot Adler, one of the signature voices on NPR's airwaves for more than three decades, died Monday at her home in New York City. She was 68 and had been battling cancer.<p>Margot joined the NPR staff as a general assignment reporter in 1979. She went on to cover everything from the beginnings of the AIDS epidemic to confrontations involving the Ku Klux Klan in Greensboro, N.C., to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.<p>"Her reporting was singular and her voice distinct," Margaret Low Smith, NPR's vice president for news, said in an announcement to staff. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:20:00 +0000 editor 63948 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies FAA Seeks $12 Million Fine Against Southwest Airlines http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/faa-seeks-12-million-fine-against-southwest-airlines The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday that it intends to fine Southwest Airlines $12 million for flying Boeing 737 airplanes without making proper repairs.<p>Beginning in 2006, Southwest began "extreme makeover" alterations to address cracking of aluminum skin on 44 jetliners, the FAA said in a <a href="http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=16754" target="_blank">news release</a>.<p>The agency's investigation found that Aviation Technical Services Inc., a Southwest contractor, failed to follow proper procedures during repairs. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:18:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 63947 at http://publicradiotulsa.org FAA Seeks $12 Million Fine Against Southwest Airlines It May Be Summer, But For Economists, This Week Feels Like Christmas http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/it-may-be-summer-economists-week-feels-christmas This week is summer's sweet spot — the peak time for pool parties, fresh-picked berries and cool drinks. But for economists, it may feel more like Christmas — so much to unwrap!<p>Each day will bring new decisions and reports that could have a big impact on the nation's economy. So economists, investors and workers will have plenty to ponder. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:37:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 63949 at http://publicradiotulsa.org It May Be Summer, But For Economists, This Week Feels Like Christmas Court Orders Russia To Pay Former Yukos Shareholders $50B http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/court-orders-russia-pay-former-yukos-shareholders-50b In 2003, Russia arrested the country's richest man, seized his main asset, Yukos Oil, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4235927">broke it up and sold it</a>. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:52:00 +0000 editor 63935 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/dollar-tree-buy-family-dollar-85-billion-deal With Dollar Tree's agreement to purchase Family Dollar on Monday, two of the United States' biggest discount stores are coming together in a deal estimated at $8.5 billion in cash and stock.<p><a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/dollar-tree-to-buy-family-dollar-for-8-5-billion/?_php=true&_type=blogs&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHeadline&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0"><em>The New York Times</em> reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The deal comes amid pressure on Family Dollar by the activist investor Carl C. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:26:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 63933 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/team-investigating-downing-mh17-turns-back-due-heavy-fighting For a second day in a row, Dutch and Australian experts were unable to reach the debris field left by downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine.<p><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/28/world/europe/ukraine-crisis/">CNN reports</a> that team members were attempting to make their way to the area when they heard explosions and were told there was heavy fighting, so they turned back. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:08:00 +0000 editor 63930 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting