Topics http://publicradiotulsa.org en North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Ballistic Missile http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/north-korea-reportedly-tests-short-range-ballistic-missile North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, according to The Associated Press, which quotes an unnamed South Korean official.<p>The test is described as beginning with a launch in the country's southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday morning and ending when the missile landed off the east coast at the end of a 310-mile flight path.<p>The unnamed official quoted by AP did not specify what type of missile was involved, but its range suggests <a href="http://armscontrolcenter.org/publications/factsheets/fact_sheet_north_korea_nuclear_and_missile_programs/">it coul Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:24:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 63869 at http://publicradiotulsa.org U.N.: Second Black Box Found At Algerian Airliner Crash Site http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/un-second-black-box-found-algerian-airliner-crash-site United Nations experts said they had recovered a second so-called black box at the crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017 that went down in the desert in southern Mali.<p>Reuters says that "initial evidence taken from the remote crash site indicates that the aircraft broke apart when it smashed to the ground early on Thursday morning, making an attack appear unlikely."<p>The plane was en route from Ouagadougou, the capital of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, to Algiers when it suddenly disappeared from radar.<p>The death toll of 118 — 112 passengers and six crew — includes 54 French c Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:41:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 63860 at http://publicradiotulsa.org U.N.: Second Black Box Found At Algerian Airliner Crash Site U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/us-embassy-compound-libya-shut-down-amid-fighting <em><strong>Updated at 9:05 a.m. ET.</strong></em><p>The U.S. has temporarily closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated diplomats amid what is being described as a significant deterioration in security, with rival militant factions battling in the capital, Tripoli.<p>"Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:48:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 63850 at http://publicradiotulsa.org U.S. Embassy Compound In Libya Shut Down Amid Fighting Israel Agrees To 4-Hour Cease-Fire Extension In Gaza http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/temporary-cease-fire-gaza-appears-be-holding <em><strong>Update at 12:35 a.m. ET.</strong></em><p>Israel has agreed to add four hours to what was originally a 12-hour cease-fire that had been set to expire at 1 p.m. ET (8 p.m. Israeli time).<p>Yuval Steinlitz, speaking on Israeli television station Channel 10 said the lull would be extended. He said the decision was made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 63843 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Israel Agrees To 4-Hour Cease-Fire Extension In Gaza Video: Haboob, A Huge Dust Storm, Hits Phoenix Area http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/video-haboob-huge-dust-storm-hits-phoenix-area A dust storm reported to be more than 3,000 feet high hit Phoenix Friday, limiting visibility and threatening to reshape landscapes and leave a coating of grit in its wake. Striking photos show a wall of dust pushing its way across neighborhoods and streets in the Phoenix metro region in the Valley.<p>The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:22:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 63840 at http://publicradiotulsa.org 12-Hour Cease-Fire Begins In Gaza http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/israel-and-hamas-reportedly-agree-12-hour-truce <em><strong>Updated 3:03 a.m.</strong></em><p>A humanitarian cease-fire went into effect on Saturday, a plan agreed to hours earlier by Hamas and Israeli leaders. The truce would allow Palestinian civilians to get food and aid where it's needed, and would last for 12 hours, officials say.<p>The Associated Press reported that the Israeli military warned that it "shall respond if terrorists choose to exploit" the lull to attack Israeli troops or civilians.<p>News of the truce came after prolonged U.S. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:08:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 63839 at http://publicradiotulsa.org 12-Hour Cease-Fire Begins In Gaza 'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/i-love-your-country-new-house-member-tells-us-officials Rep. Curt Clawson hasn't been in Congress long — he was sworn into office exactly one month ago. We mention that as a caveat, because in a congressional hearing Thursday, Clawson seems to have mistaken Americans who work in the U.S. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:50:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 63838 at http://publicradiotulsa.org 'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials Obama: U.S., Central America Share Responsibility For Influx Of Minors http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/obama-us-central-america-share-responsibility-influx-minors President Obama met with the leaders of three Central American countries at the White House on Friday, telling them that they share responsibility with Washington for stemming an influx of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren discussed the growing humanitarian crisis with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.<p>The Associated Press says Obama told the leaders he wants to stem the flow of children. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:09:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 63835 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Obama: U.S., Central America Share Responsibility For Influx Of Minors Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To Obama http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/bill-allowing-americans-unlock-cellphones-passes-house-heads-obama Approving a bill that has already passed the Senate, the House of Representatives has given its consent to legislation that lets U.S. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:49:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 63824 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Sen. John McCain Calls Lengthy Execution In Arizona 'Torture' http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/sen-john-mccain-calls-lengthy-execution-arizona-torture Sen. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:20:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 63818 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Sen. John McCain Calls Lengthy Execution In Arizona 'Torture'