WWNO http://wwno.org en Algiers Ferry Hours Extended http://wwno.org/post/algiers-ferry-hours-extended <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Starting Friday, the New Orleans' Canal Street ferry will be adding more than four hours to weekday schedules.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:47:02 +0000 Associated Press 65519 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Abortion Law May Not Be Affected By Appeals Court Ruling http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-abortion-law-may-not-be-affected-appeals-court-ruling <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">The sponsor of a Louisiana law restricting abortions doesn’t believe it’s in jeopardy, despite a federal appeals court striking down a similar law in Mississippi.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:44:56 +0000 Associated Press 65518 at http://wwno.org Gaza Conflict: Shell Strikes U.N. School, Killing Up To 19 Who Sought Shelter http://wwno.org/post/gaza-conflict-shell-strikes-un-school-killing-19-who-sought-shelter As many as 19 people were killed when a shell struck a school run by the United Nations in Gaza, this morning.<p>In a message on Twitter, <a href="https://twitter.com/PKraehenbuehl">Pierre Krähenbühl</a>, the commissioner-general of UNRWA, which is responsible for the welfare of Palestinian refugees, blamed the attack on the Israeli military.<p>"Children, women and men killed & injured as they slept in place where they should have been safe and protected," Krähenbühl said, referring to the fact that the school was being used as a shelter. "They were not. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:14:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 65516 at http://wwno.org Q&A: Michelle Rhee On Teacher Tenure Challenges http://wwno.org/post/qa-michelle-rhee-teacher-tenure-challenges In Vergara v. California, lawyers for the plaintiffs argued that the state's teacher tenure system hurts poor, minority students because they are more likely to end up with "grossly ineffective" teachers. The case focused on three areas: tenure, cumbersome dismissal policies and seniority-based lay-offs. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled that several relevant state laws violated students' right to an education as spelled out in California's Constitution. Teachers unions have appealed.<p>The Vergara ruling is already reverberating across the country. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 65517 at http://wwno.org Water Main Break Dumps Up To 10 Million Gallons Of Water, Flooding UCLA http://wwno.org/post/water-main-break-dumps-10-million-gallons-water-flooding-ucla A 90-year-old water main broke near the University of California, Los Angeles, on Tuesday, spilling 8 to 10 million gallons of water.<p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-flooding-on-sunset-near-ucla-20140729-story.html">As <em>The Los Angeles Times</em> explains</a>, officials are facing some tough questions this morning because it took them about four hours to figure out which valve needed to be closed. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:20:00 +0000 editor 65515 at http://wwno.org France's Nude Models Threaten To Strike http://wwno.org/post/frances-nude-models-threaten-strike <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=France%27s+Nude+Models+Threaten+To+Strike&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTYxODUxMDEyOTc4NzE4ODNmNjI3Yg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:09:00 +0000 editor 65513 at http://wwno.org NCAA Head-Injury Settlement Includes $70 Million Medical Fund http://wwno.org/post/ncaa-head-injury-settlement-includes-70-million-medical-fund <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=NCAA+Head-Injury+Settlement+Includes+%2470+Million+Medical+Fund&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDcwNjYzMDEzMTQ4MjA1NThkNjc1Mg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:58:00 +0000 editor 65511 at http://wwno.org During Chicago's 1990s Crime Wave, A Rush To Judgment? http://wwno.org/post/during-chicagos-1990s-crime-wave-rush-judgment <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=During+Chicago%27s+1990s+Crime+Wave%2C+A+Rush+To+Judgment%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1NTU5NzI4MDEyODAxNzA2NDdhODNkZg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:56:00 +0000 editor 65514 at http://wwno.org Korean Baseball Team Fills The Stands With Fanbots http://wwno.org/post/korean-baseball-team-fills-stands-fanbots <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Korean+Baseball+Team+Fills+The+Stands+With+Fanbots&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzNjEzMDEyMTY4MzMwNzBiMGMyYQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:37:00 +0000 editor 65510 at http://wwno.org After War's Deadliest Day, Another U.N. School In Gaza Gets Hit http://wwno.org/post/after-wars-deadliest-day-israel-hits-another-un-school-gaza <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=After+War%27s+Deadliest+Day%2C+Another+U.N.+School+In+Gaza+Gets+Hit&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Emily Harris 65501 at http://wwno.org