Korva Coleman http://kuow.org en You Can't Pay It Forward At This Georgia Toll Plaza http://kuow.org/post/you-cant-pay-it-forward-georgia-toll-plaza It'll just have to be the thought that counts. Georgia motorists going through toll booths on state Route 400 can no longer donate the 50-cent toll for the driver behind them.<p>A new directive orders toll plaza workers to <a href="http://www.ajc.com/news/news/charity-at-the-toll-booth-not-anymore-on-ga-400/nZP47/">return all the surplus change</a> as motorists stop to pay. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:04:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 18710 at http://kuow.org Journalist Jack Germond, One Of The 'Boys On The Bus,' Dies http://kuow.org/post/journalist-jack-germond-one-boys-bus-dies Political journalist and author Jack Germond died Wednesday at his home in West Virginia. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:22:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 18571 at http://kuow.org Journalist Jack Germond, One Of The 'Boys On The Bus,' Dies Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Calls Election 'A Huge Farce' http://kuow.org/post/zimbabwes-prime-minister-calls-election-huge-farce A day after Zimbabweans turned out heavily to vote in national elections, the main challenger to longtime President Robert Mugabe is calling the balloting "a sham election that does not reflect the will of the people."<p>Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change, ticked off a list of alleged problems, including thousands of citizens who he says were thrown off voter rolls, voters being moved to different polling stations, an excess of printed ballots, and voters being forced to accept "assistance" when casting ballots.<p>"This has been a Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:31:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 17771 at http://kuow.org Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Calls Election 'A Huge Farce' Beset San Diego Mayor Says He Didn't Get Harassment Training http://kuow.org/post/beset-san-diego-mayor-says-he-didnt-get-harassment-training San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, accused by at least eight women of sexually harassing them, never received a mandated training course on sexual harassment from the city, according to his attorney.<p>Harvey Berger says the city failed to meet its legal requirement and therefore should foot the mayor's legal bills. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:33:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 17764 at http://kuow.org Beset San Diego Mayor Says He Didn't Get Harassment Training Luxury Watch Store Robbed Days After Riviera Hotel Heist http://kuow.org/post/luxury-watch-store-robbed-days-after-riviera-hotel-heist In an amazing string of coincidences, a luxury watch store in Cannes, France, has been robbed just three days after an armed man successfully stole diamonds and other valuable jewels from a nearby hotel.<p>On Wednesday, two thieves entered the Kronometry shop in the central part of the city and threatened staffers with a gun and a hand grenade, <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/10213731/Cannes-watch-shop-held-up-days-after-luxury-hotel-heist.html">according to <em>The Telegraph</em></a>. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:24:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 17694 at http://kuow.org Luxury Watch Store Robbed Days After Riviera Hotel Heist Home Prices Rose In May; Consumer Confidence Dips http://kuow.org/post/home-prices-rose-may-consumer-confidence-dips Home prices continue to rise, according to the latest numbers in the <a href="http://www.housingviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/CSHomePrice_Release_May-Results.pdf">S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index</a>. Home prices were up 12.2 percent in May from a year ago.<p>S&P/Case-Shiller's closely watched 20-city index found the average price of a home climbed 2.4 percent in May compared with April. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:08:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 17616 at http://kuow.org Home Prices Rose In May; Consumer Confidence Dips Landmark Paris Mansion Is Damaged By Fire http://kuow.org/post/landmark-paris-mansion-damaged-fire Paris' historic Hotel Lambert, once home to the likes of Voltaire and Chopin, was partly damaged by fire early Wednesday.<p>The <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23254172">BBC reports</a> that the 17th-century structure lost a section of its roof and a central staircase and saw water and smoke damage to celebrated fresco paintings by Charles Le Brun, who also designed the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.<p>Paris Deputy Mayor Anne Hidalgo says the mansion has suffered "<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/fire-partially-destroys-17th-century-paris-mansion-that-once-be Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:59:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 16423 at http://kuow.org Landmark Paris Mansion Is Damaged By Fire Hey, It's Not A Burglar, It's A 19-Foot Python http://kuow.org/post/hey-its-not-burglar-its-19-foot-python Imagine this: A 19-foot python falls out of the ceiling of a store and leaves a big hole, knocks over sale objects and then makes a nasty mess on the floor before hiding in plain sight along a wall. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:53:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 16395 at http://kuow.org Hey, It's Not A Burglar, It's A 19-Foot Python U.S. Businessman Trapped By Chinese Workers Is Freed http://kuow.org/post/us-businessman-trapped-chinese-workers-freed American businessman Chip Starnes finally left his factory in China on Thursday after he and a union negotiator worked out severance payments for Chinese employees.<p>Starnes had been stuck inside his medical supply parts factory since last Friday. That's when workers, fearing they were all going to be laid off and that the company wasn't going to compensate them fairly, blocked all of the exits out of the plant. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:42:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 15690 at http://kuow.org U.S. Businessman Trapped By Chinese Workers Is Freed Revised GDP Numbers Weaker Than Projected http://kuow.org/post/revised-gdp-numbers-weaker-projected The nation's gross domestic product, the output of goods and services produced within the U.S., grew at a rate of 1.8 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to the <a href="http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/gdpnewsrelease.htm">Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis</a>. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:42:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 15639 at http://kuow.org North, South Korean Sites Hacked On Korean War Anniversary http://kuow.org/post/north-south-korean-sites-hacked-korean-war-anniversary Websites in both North and South Korea were hacked Tuesday, the 63rd anniversary of the Korean War. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:40:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 15562 at http://kuow.org Chicago Defeats Boston, Evens NHL Stanley Cup Series http://kuow.org/post/chicago-defeats-boston-evens-nhl-stanley-cup-series So there was <em>another</em> overtime last night in the Stanley Cup series, except this time the Chicago Blackhawks outlasted the Boston Bruins, defeating them 6-5 and tying the NHL championship series.<p>What happened to the formidable Bruins? Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:11:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 15291 at http://kuow.org Chicago Defeats Boston, Evens NHL Stanley Cup Series "Suffering On A Huge Scale": World Refugee Numbers Swell http://kuow.org/post/suffering-huge-scale-world-refugee-numbers-swell The United Nations Refugee Commission says more than 45.2 million people were in "situations of displacement" around the world as of last year — the most since 1994.<p>A report from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says there were 15.4 million refugees in other countries, 937,000 people seeking political asylum and 28.8 million people forced out of their homes but still inside their own countries.<p>"Those are the highest numbers since 1994, when people fled genocide in Rwanda and bloodshed in former Yugoslavia," according to The Associated Press.<p>The U.N.'s ye Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:38:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 15229 at http://kuow.org "Suffering On A Huge Scale": World Refugee Numbers Swell Oops. Wrong Birth Year Fixed On N.Y.C. Mayor Koch's Tombstone http://kuow.org/post/oops-wrong-birth-year-fixed-nyc-mayor-kochs-tombstone "You could call it a 'grave' mistake," says WNBC-TV of New York City.<p>The tombstone of <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/02/01/170789121/ed-koch-outspoken-mayor-who-brought-n-y-back-from-the-brink-dies?sc=nl&cc=brk-20130201-0641">Edward I. Koch</a>, the city's colorful, three-term mayor who died in February, listed <a href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Ed-Koch-Tombstone-Mistake-Gravestone-Birth-Date-Marker-1924-1942-211815511.html">an incorrect birth date</a> for him. Instead of showing Dec. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:07:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 15223 at http://kuow.org Oops. Wrong Birth Year Fixed On N.Y.C. Mayor Koch's Tombstone Boston Tops Chicago In Game 3 Of NHL's Stanley Cup http://kuow.org/post/boston-tops-chicago-game-3-nhls-stanley-cup The Boston Bruins have taken the lead in the NHL's Stanley Cup championships, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 Monday night in Boston. Interestingly, last night wasn't a tense, drawn-out reprise of Games 1 and 2 and did not require an overtime.<p>Boston's goalie, Tuukka Rask, playing peerlessly, had another shutout, letting the Bruins put it away in the second period. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:06:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 15144 at http://kuow.org Boston Tops Chicago In Game 3 Of NHL's Stanley Cup