Public Radio Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org en Tulsa's First Ozone Alert Day of 2014 http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsas-first-ozone-alert-day-2014 <p></p><p>The OZONE ALERT program takes a voluntary, episodic approach to ozone pollution reduction. The Tulsa Branch of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, in collaboration with the National Weather Service and the EPA uses computer modeled predictors to determine when high ozone levels may occur.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:07:51 +0000 KWGS News 63733 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa's First Ozone Alert Day of 2014 Oklahoma Board Votes Again to Delay Standards Plan http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/oklahoma-board-votes-again-delay-standards-plan <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The State Board of Education has again voted to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal by three education groups that represent public school boards and administrators from across Oklahoma.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:02:37 +0000 Associated Press 63732 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Oklahoma Board Votes Again to Delay Standards Plan American Airlines to Pay First Dividend since 1980 http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/american-airlines-pay-first-dividend-1980 <p></p><div><p>FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will pay its first dividend since 1980.</p><p>The company announced Thursday that shareholders will get a quarterly cash dividend of 10 cents per share. American will also spend up to $1 billion to buy back shares, which raises the value of remaining shares.</p><p>American Airlines Group Inc. made the announcement as it reported net income of $864 million in the second quarter, up from $220 million a year earlier.</p><p>Excluding special charges, the profit was $1.5 billion, a quarterly record for American.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:59:06 +0000 Associated Press 63731 at http://publicradiotulsa.org American Airlines to Pay First Dividend since 1980 Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/gaza-conflict-day-17-heres-what-you-need-know The Federal Aviation Administration is now allowing American flights in and out Israel.<p>If you remember, the FAA <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/22/334054282/faa-prohibits-u-s-airlines-from-flying-to-tel-aviv">banned flights to Ben Gurion Airport on Tuesday</a>, after a rocket landed about a mile from the airport.<p>"Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:40:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 63723 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know Thursday Morning's First News from KWGS http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/thursday-mornings-first-news-kwgs-19 <p></p><p> In the local news:</p><ul><li>It is an Ozone Alert Day in Tulsa.</li><li>Only 4-students pass the&nbsp; 3rd Grade summer reading assessment test in Tulsa.</li><li>A burned church will become the site of new homes in North Tulsa.</li></ul> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:42 +0000 John Durkee 63722 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Thursday Morning's First News from KWGS Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/syrian-babies-born-refugees-face-future-limbo Thousands of Syrian infants born to refugee parents are now stateless. Their births are unregistered and will pose many difficult challenges in this long-term conflict.<p>The exact numbers are far from certain. A recent report by the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, suggests that 75 percent of Syrians born in Lebanon since 2011 have not been properly registered. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Deborah Amos 63730 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Syrian Babies Born To Refugees Face A Future In Limbo Military Dogs' Advocates Say The Canines Aren't Pets — They're Vets http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/military-dogs-advocates-say-canines-arent-pets-theyre-vets <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=Military+Dogs%27+Advocates+Say+The+Canines+Aren%27t+Pets+%E2%80%94+They%27re+Vets&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 David Welna 63729 at http://publicradiotulsa.org With New Safety Measures, Nuclear Reactors May Reopen In Japan http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-safety-measures-nuclear-reactors-may-reopen-japan <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=With+New+Safety+Measures%2C+Nuclear+Reactors+May+Reopen+In+Japan&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 editor 63728 at http://publicradiotulsa.org New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-rules-proposed-oil-carrying-trains-wake-fiery-crashes <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=New+Rules+Proposed+For+Oil-Carrying+Trains+In+Wake+Of+Fiery+Crashes&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 63727 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/iowa-mayor-calls-caring-cities-take-young-immigrants <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=Iowa+Mayor+Calls+For+%27Caring+Cities%27+To+Take+In+Young+Immigrants&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Cheryl Corley 63726 at http://publicradiotulsa.org