Scott Neuman http://publicradioeast.org en Pope Reportedly Says That 1 In 50 Clergy Are Pedophiles http://publicradioeast.org/post/pope-reportedly-says-1-50-clergy-are-pedophiles Calling the church sex abuse scandal a "leprosy in our house," Pope Francis tells an Italian newspaper that 1 in 50 Catholic clerics are pedophiles.<p>In an interview with Eugenio Scalfari<em>, </em>the 90-year-old founder of<em> <em>La Repubblica</em></em>, Francis is quoted as saying that advisers in the Church "reassure me" that the problem amounts to "about 2 percent."<p>"This data should hearten me but I have to tell you that it does not hearten me at all. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46272 at http://publicradioeast.org Pope Reportedly Says That 1 In 50 Clergy Are Pedophiles WATCH: Russian Beachgoers Caught In Surprise Hailstorm http://publicradioeast.org/post/watch-russian-beachgoers-caught-surprise-hailstorm Bathers at a beach in Novosibirsk, central Russia, went from a stifling 105F to 71F in a matter of seconds as a cold front swept over them, dropping what is described as golf-ball sized hail.<p>The freak storm was captured on video (above).<p><a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10964493/Freak-hail-storm-hits-beach-goers.html"><em>The Telegraph</em> says:</a><p><blockquote><p>"Some people can be seen screaming and running for the cover of beach umbrellas as the hail storm intensifies, while some chose to stay in the water and one brave person sheltered under their beach towel.<p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:16:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46270 at http://publicradioeast.org WATCH: Russian Beachgoers Caught In Surprise Hailstorm Antares Blasts Off On ISS Supply Mission http://publicradioeast.org/post/antares-blasts-iss-supply-mission <strong>This post was updated at 2:05 p.m. ET.</strong><p>Private space venture <a href="https://twitter.com/OrbitalSciences">Orbital Sciences Corp.</a> launched its second resupply mission to the International Space Station in <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/structure/launch/orbital.html#.U8LKcEAmWYk">a perfect launch from at Wallops Island, Va, after several delays.</a><p>The Antares rocket, carrying an unmanned Cygnus resupply capsule packed with 3,293 lbs. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:01:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46268 at http://publicradioeast.org Antares Blasts Off On ISS Supply Mission Desmond Tutu Backs Britain's 'Assisted Dying' Bill http://publicradioeast.org/post/desmond-tutu-backs-britains-assisted-dying-bill Retired Anglican bishop Desmond Tutu, who describes as "disgraceful" the way former South African President Nelson Mandela was treated in his last, enfeebled days, has thrown his support behind a British assisted-dying bill.<p>"I have been fortunate to spend my life working for dignity for the living. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:55:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46252 at http://publicradioeast.org Desmond Tutu Backs Britain's 'Assisted Dying' Bill Moscow Warns Ukraine Over Alleged Shelling Of Russian Town http://publicradioeast.org/post/moscow-warns-ukraine-over-alleged-shelling-russian-town Moscow says artillery shells fired from Ukrainian territory killed one person and wounded two others in a Russian border town. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:46:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46250 at http://publicradioeast.org Palestinians Flee Gaza After Israel Drops Warning Leaflets http://publicradioeast.org/post/palestinians-flee-gaza-after-israel-drops-warning-leaflets <strong>This post was updated at 4:45 p.m. ET.</strong><p>Thousands of people are fleeing a border town in the Gaza Strip after Israel dropped leaflets warning of stepped up attacks on the sixth day of an offensive. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:07:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46247 at http://publicradioeast.org Palestinians Flee Gaza After Israel Drops Warning Leaflets Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree To Full Recount http://publicradioeast.org/post/afghan-presidential-candidates-agree-full-recount Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have agreed to a full recount of ballots cast last month, in a deal brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that's aimed at resolving a potentially damaging political deadlock.<p>The 100 percent recount is set to begin within 24 hours, and a presidential inauguration, which had been scheduled for Aug. 2, will be postponed, Kerry told a joint news conference with the two candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, according to Reuters.<p>Kerry said it would be the "largest, most comprehensive audit" of the ballots possible. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46228 at http://publicradioeast.org Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree To Full Recount Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Truck-Limousine Crash http://publicradioeast.org/post/tracy-morgan-sues-wal-mart-over-truck-limousine-crash Comedian Tracy Morgan, who was seriously hurt last month when <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/07/319717577/actor-tracy-morgan-injured-in-a-car-accident-in-new-jersey">his limousine was hit by a Wal-Mart truck</a> going 20 mph over the speed limit, is suing the retail giant for negligence.<p>The complaint, filed Thursday in U.S. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:43:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46225 at http://publicradioeast.org Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Truck-Limousine Crash CDC Closes Two Labs After Anthrax, Flu Scares http://publicradioeast.org/post/cdc-closes-two-labs-after-anthrax-flu-scares Citing an anthrax scare and other safety concerns, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has temporarily shut down two of its laboratories.<p>The announcement on Friday follows incidents in the past month that involved the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/20/324077444/cdc-says-more-workers-potentially-exposed-to-live-anthrax">possible exposure of dozens of lab workers to anthrax at facilities in Atlanta. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46223 at http://publicradioeast.org 33 People, Mostly Women, Gunned Down In Baghdad http://publicradioeast.org/post/iraq-airlifting-volunteer-reinforcements-ramadi <strong>This post was updated at 5:15 p.m. ET.</strong><p>Iraqi police say 33 people, including 20 or more women, were gunned down in apartment buildings in eastern Baghdad.<p>The Associated Press quotes police as saying "the gunmen showed up in four-wheel drive vehicles and stormed the buildings in the Zayounah neighborhood in eastern Baghdad."<p>"When we walked up the stairs, we saw a couple of women's bodies and blood streaming down the stairs," an unidentified police officer told Reuters. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:29:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46221 at http://publicradioeast.org 33 People, Mostly Women, Gunned Down In Baghdad Utah Seeks To Block Benefits To Married Same-Sex Couples http://publicradioeast.org/post/utah-seeks-block-benefits-married-same-sex-couples Utah's attorney general says he will appeal to the U.S. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:53:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46219 at http://publicradioeast.org Tommy Ramone, Last Original Member Of The Ramones, Dies At 65 http://publicradioeast.org/post/tommy-ramone-last-original-member-ramones-dies-62 Drummer Tommy Ramone, born Tamás Erdélyi, the last of the founding members of the seminal 1970s punk band <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2011/04/03/135087738/the-ramones-live-26-songs-in-54-minutes">The Ramones</a>, has died. He was 65.<p>An announcement on the band's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/theramones?fref=ts">Facebook page</a> said Ramone died on Friday at his home in Ridgewood, Queens, New York. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:32:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46212 at http://publicradioeast.org Tommy Ramone, Last Original Member Of The Ramones, Dies At 65 Death Toll At 135 In Israeli Airstrikes On Gaza http://publicradioeast.org/post/death-toll-rises-120-israeli-airstrikes-gaza <strong>This post updated at 5:00 p.m. ET.</strong><p>At least 145 people have been killed and more than 1,000 wounded since Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip began five days ago, according to Palestinian officials. The offensive has come amid a barrage of Hamas rocket fire directed at Israel. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports that Israeli tanks and reserve troops are poised for a possible ground invasion.<p>Hamas issued a warning that it would target Tel Aviv at 9 p.m. Saturday night and rockets were fired from Gaza right about that time, NPR's Emily Harris says. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:53:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46211 at http://publicradioeast.org Death Toll At 135 In Israeli Airstrikes On Gaza Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86 http://publicradioeast.org/post/newspaper-editor-activist-john-seigenthaler-dies-86 John Seigenthaler, the legendary journalist who edited <em>The Tennessean,</em> was instrumental in shaping the editorial page of <em>USA Today</em> and worked as an assistant to Robert Kennedy, has died at 86.<p>A statement from his son, broadcast journalist John Seigenthaler Jr., said his father died "peacefully at home," where he was recovering after a recent medical treatment.<p>NPR's David Folkenflik says Seigenthaler was known as a crusader against corruption and for civil rights.<p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/11/john-seigenthaler-tennessean-editor-dies/125 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46169 at http://publicradioeast.org Newspaper Editor, Activist John Seigenthaler Dies At 86 WATCH: Giant Undulating Anchovy School http://publicradioeast.org/post/watch-giant-undulating-anchovy-school <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvxIdkhsoqU</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:35:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46154 at http://publicradioeast.org WATCH: Giant Undulating Anchovy School Kerry Pushes For Audit Of Disputed Afghan Presidential Poll http://publicradioeast.org/post/kerry-pushes-audit-disputed-afghan-presidential-poll <strong>This post updated at 3:15 p.m. ET.</strong><p>Calling it a "critical moment" in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing for a partial recount in the country's presidential elections amid alleged vote fraud.<p>"We are in a very, very critical moment for Afghanistan," Kerry told reporters. "Legitimacy hangs in the balance. The future potential of the transition hangs in the balance. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:47:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46130 at http://publicradioeast.org Kerry Pushes For Audit Of Disputed Afghan Presidential Poll Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers http://publicradioeast.org/post/elephant-featured-film-alexander-killed-thai-poachers Poachers in Thailand killed a 50-year-old elephant who appeared in Oliver Stone's 2004 film <em>Alexander</em> before crudely hacking off the animal's giant tusks, according to <a href="http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/420052/famous-elephant-slain-killers-ivory-thieves-hunted"><em>The Bangkok Post.</em></a><p>The Asian elephant, named <a href="http://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7146">Phlai Khlao</a>, was used in scenes from the movie starring Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:01:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46120 at http://publicradioeast.org Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers Germany Calls For 'Honest Foundation' In Relations With U.S. http://publicradioeast.org/post/germany-calls-honest-foundation-relations-us Germany's foreign minister said his government's decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave was inevitable given recent allegations of spying, but he said he wants to renew the friendship between the two countries based on an "honest foundation."<p>Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters in Berlin on Friday that the decision to expel the U.S. intelligence official "is the right decision, a necessary step and a fitting reaction to the break of trust which has occurred."<p>"Taking action was unavoidable, in my opinion. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:47:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46116 at http://publicradioeast.org Germany Calls For 'Honest Foundation' In Relations With U.S. Clerical Error Puts Church On New York's 'George Carlin Way' http://publicradioeast.org/post/clerical-error-puts-church-new-yorks-george-carlin-way The <a href="http://www.corpus-christi-nyc.org/">Corpus Christi Church</a> in Manhattan, where iconoclastic comedian George Carlin once attended school and which he later ridiculed in some of his monologues, has a new street address: George Carlin Way.<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/nyregion/an-error-puts-a-church-on-george-carlin-way.html"><em>The New York Times</em></a> calls what's being described as a clerical error "an irony of Carlinesque proportions." The church fought a street named after the comedian since the idea was proposed three years ago.<p>Even so, city officials Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:03:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46081 at http://publicradioeast.org Clerical Error Puts Church On New York's 'George Carlin Way' No Charges For Police Who Killed Woman After D.C. Chase http://publicradioeast.org/post/no-charges-police-who-killed-woman-after-dc-chase The Justice Department has decided not to bring criminal charges against two police who shot and killed a woman after a wild car chase from the White House to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol last fall.<p>The woman, 34-year-old Miriam Carey of Stanford, Conn., <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/03/228884405/u-s-capitol-on-edge-after-reports-of-gun-shots">struck a security officer with her car</a> near the White House on Oct. 3 before driving off at high speed. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:33:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46066 at http://publicradioeast.org No Charges For Police Who Killed Woman After D.C. Chase