Asia
4:30 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Rioters In Vietnam Trash Foreign-Owned Factories

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 5:27 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Here's something you do not often see in a country as tightly controlled as Vietnam. Thousands of rioters have been trashing factories that they believed were owned by Chinese companies in Vietnam. The rioting follows China's move to plant an oil rig off Vietnam's coast. It's in the South China Sea in waters claimed by both countries. Chris Brummitt is in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi. He's the Associated Press Southeast Asia news editor and he's on the line. Welcome to the program.

CHRIS BRUMMITT: Hi. Good morning.

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World
4:19 am
Wed May 14, 2014

International Aviation Group Says Plane Tracking Is A Priority

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 7:28 am

The U.N. organization that oversees aviation is taking a big step toward requiring global satellite tracking of all commercial flights. The move follows the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jet.

Around the Nation
4:16 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Tea Party Challenger Wins Nebraska's GOP Senate Primary

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 5:27 am

In Tuesday's Senate primary in Nebraska, Ben Sasse, a university president and Tea Party favorite, beat former state treasurer Shane Osborn.

Politics
3:36 am
Wed May 14, 2014

With Midterm Elections In Mind, Democrats Micro-Target Voters

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 7:30 am

During the 2012 presidential race, Democrats used big data to much success. The big data approach to micro-targeting voters is getting increasingly powerful, and is being used for midterm campaigns.

Around the Nation
3:27 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Wrong Turn, Guns In His Truck, Lands Veteran In Mexican Jail

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 7:30 am

A former U.S. Marine sergeant is in a Mexican prison just across the border from California. The reservist says he missed his freeway exit in San Diego and drove across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Around the Nation
3:27 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Tea Party SuperPAC Targets Established GOP Candidates

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 7:29 am

Mainstream Republicans have been fighting back against Tea Party groups in congressional primaries this year. Steve Inskeep talks to Drew Ryun of the Madison Project, a national Tea Party superPAC.

Business
3:21 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Calif. Gov. Brown Urged To Expand Tax Credits For Movie Industry

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 7:28 am

The state Assembly passed a bill to offer tax incentives to film and TV production companies. Big city mayors signed a letter in support, but it's not clear Gov. Jerry Brown will sign on.

Law
3:10 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Judicial Nominee On Hold Over Drone Strike Justification

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 5:27 am

Harvard law professor David Barron is under fire for signing memos that allowed the U.S. to kill a U.S. citizen overseas in a drone strike. Those blocking his nomination want the documents released.

NPR Story
3:03 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Chinese Airline Orders 50 Planes From Boeing

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 5:27 am

The order comes as the Chinese government loosens control over low-cost travel to meet demand from its growing middle class.

NPR Story
3:03 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Astronaut's Video Taken Down After Copyright Expires

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 5:27 am

Astronaut Chris Hadfield covered David Bowie's "Space Oddity" while he was in space. In the copyright agreement, Bowie said the YouTube video could stay up a year. The year ended at midnight.

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