I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, we'll hear why some analysts are calling Mali, of all places, the Afghanistan of Africa. We'll ask NPR's West Africa's correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about why this formerly stable democracy has so many in the region on edge. We'll have that conversation in just a few minutes.
The Associated Press writes that "none of the three commuter jets that flew too close together near Washington was ever on course to collide head-on with the others, U.S. officials said Thursday. "During a news conference, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood strongly disputed media reports characterizing the incident as a near-miss."
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (HUBBARD) -- While many teachers enjoy the opportunity to relax during their summer break, a professor at Middle Tennessee State University is having a summer that’s anything but relaxing.
Most people know Dr. Andrew Owusu as a professor health and human performance at MTSU . He's also know as the school’s assistant track coach. What most people don’t know is that Owusu is also a decorated jumper and three-time Olympic athlete.
Some Londoners may not be much interested in sports - but one image from these Olympic Games will surely remain with them, long after the cheers and crowds have faded away. It is the spectacle of their mayor, Boris Johnson, brandishing a Union flag in either hand, dangling helplessly from a zip wire 20 feet above the ground.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — It’s called the World's Longest Yard Sale and each summer it brings bargain hunters from all over the country to Tennessee and five other states.
The event begins today and runs through Sunday along nearly 700 miles of U.S. 127. The northern end is Addison, Mich., and the southern end point is Gadsden, Ala.
The Fentress County Chamber of Commerce in Jamestown serves as the headquarters for the sale. The Chamber’s Walt Page says the sale is a way to get travelers off the interstate highways and into rural communities to spend some cash.
There's ample evidence cholesterol-lowering pills called statins can reduce the risk of a repeat heart attack. The pills are frequently prescribed for people who've never had a heart attack or stroke, but are at high risk for trouble.
Good morning. Here's a rundown of the news that's catching our eye this morning, from the London Olympics:
-- The women's eight rowing competition was won by the U.S. team, in an encore of their gold-medal performance in Beijing 2008. The team, which led from the start and stayed ahead of silver medalists Canada at the end, consists of Mary Whipple (coxswain), Caryn Davies, Caroline Lind, Eleanor Logan, Meghan Musnicki, Taylor Ritzel, Esther Lofgren, Susan Francia and Erin Cafaro.
From 'Morning Edition': Anthony Kuhn, in Beirut, talks with Steve Inskeep
Anti-Bashar Assad forces in the Syrian city of Aleppo now have at least a few tanks, rocket-propelled grenades and improved explosives.
And that has U.N. observers warning about the deadly consequences of heavy weapons being used by both sides within such a "confined urban area," NPR's Anthony Kuhn said earlier on Morning Edition. The fear, of course, is that even more non-combatants will be caught in the crossfire.