The Two-Way
5:52 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Book News: Tilting At Windmills? Radar Used To Search For Cervantes' Remains

Technicians sweep an area of the Convent of las Trinitarias Descalzas using ground-penetrating radar to search for the remains of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes four centuries after his death.
Gerard Julien AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 10:36 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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Business
5:18 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Microsoft Web Browser Vulnerable To Hackers

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 5:37 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news begins with some cyber insecurity.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

GREENE: Microsoft is warning that a flaw in its Internet Explorer Web browser leaves the program vulnerable to hackers. It's apparently been exploited to target financial and defense companies. The biggest risk is to users still running the Windows XP operating system, which Microsoft stopped supporting with updates and security patches a few weeks ago. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

The Two-Way
5:17 am
Mon April 28, 2014

U.S. Announces New Sanctions On Russia Over Ukraine Unrest

President Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines, on Monday. Obama said the U.S. and EU were planning new economic sanctions against Russia.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 3:09 pm

Update at 9 a.m. ET:

The White House announced sanctions Monday against seven top Russian officials with links to President Vladimir Putin, including freezing their assets and banning them from obtaining U.S. visas. It also threatened to impose more economic sanctions on key sectors of Russia's economy if there is evidence of further Kremlin involvement in the unrest in eastern Ukraine.

The Associated Press reports:

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Around the Nation
5:14 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Old Atari Games Found In N.M. Landfill

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 5:37 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST: Good morning. I'm David Greene. The movie "E.T." was a smash hit in the '80s; not so for the video game based on the film. You might say the creators at Atari phoned it in. They rushed it to market. People playing the game found it so bad it was as if aliens had created it. It's been rumored Atari dumped truckloads of unused game cartridges in a landfill in New Mexico.

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5:06 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Students Met Their Goal So Teacher Has To Deliver

Originally published on Tue April 29, 2014 3:22 am

A 4th grade teacher in Wichita, Kan., challenged her students to do their homework for 100 straight days. Mission accomplished — now she has to dye her hair orange and come to class in a prom dress.

Business
4:53 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Hersman: Growing North American Oil Industry Tests Rail Safety

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 5:37 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

The Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board left office on Friday and on her final day she sat down with us to talk about a longstanding concern. Deborah Hersman says the growing North American oil industry is leading to a railroad safety problem.

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The Two-Way
4:35 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Killer Tornadoes Rip Through Arkansas, Oklahoma

Travel trailers and motor homes were piled on top of each other at Mayflower RV in Mayflower, Ark., on Sunday after tornadoes carved through the central and southern U.S.
Danny Johnston AP

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 11:55 am

This post was updated at 1:53 p.m. ET

Emergency officials were searching Monday for survivors after tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma overnight, killing at least 14 people and leveling entire neighborhoods.

"We don't have a count on injuries or missing. We're trying to get a handle on the missing part," Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said at a news conference Monday. "Just looking at the damage, this may be one of the strongest we have seen."

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Asia
4:27 am
Mon April 28, 2014

In Pakistan, Ultra-Conservative Rivals Attack Moderate Muslims

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 8:18 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Here's a vital reality about the troubled nation of Pakistan. The most common victims of Islamist extremists in that country are the extremists' fellow Muslims. Attacks by the Taliban and other fundamentalist groups dominate headlines about Pakistan yet most Pakistanis follow a different form of Islam - more moderate and peculiar to South Asia. To extremists moderation makes Muslims into targets. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

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NPR Story
3:15 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Stronger Patent Protections Sought In Pacific Rim Trade Pact

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 10:29 am

President Obama landed in the Philippines on Monday for the last stop on his eight-day tour through Asia.

Much of the trip has focused on a free-trade deal being negotiated by a dozen countries along the Pacific Rim. The Trans-Pacific Partnership would establish standards on everything from intellectual property to labor.

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