Associated Press http://wrvo.org en Taliban Suspends Talks On Prisoner Exchange http://wrvo.org/post/taliban-suspends-talks-prisoner-exchange The Taliban has suspended talks over a possible exchange of Taliban and U.S. prisoners due to the "complexity" of the situation in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Sunday.<p>"Due to the political complexity of the current situation in the country, the leadership of the Islamic Emirate has decided to suspend the issue for some time," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media organizations, using the name the Taliban gave their 1996-2001 government.<p>"Therefore, the prisoner exchange process has been delayed until further notice," Mujahid said. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:01:00 +0000 Associated Press 51767 at http://wrvo.org One Dead, 28 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At New York Mall http://wrvo.org/post/restaurant-manager-dies-carbon-monoxide-new-york-mall A 55-year-old restaurant manager died and more than two dozen others were taken to hospitals Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a New York mall, police said.<p>Suffolk County police identified the man who died as Steven Nelson, a manager at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Long Island.<p>Police said 28 others affected by carbon monoxide were taken to area hospitals.<p>Three officers were among those overcome by carbon monoxide at the mall, which is about 35 miles east of New York City, police said. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:40:00 +0000 Associated Press 51766 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's prison education program draws criticism from Republicans http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-prison-education-program-draws-criticism-republicans <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending his plan to pay for college classes for prison inmates, saying it will cut down the number of convicts sent back to prison.</p><p>Cuomo has proposed expanding a program that currently offers privately funded college courses in some state prisons. The program would offer associate's and bachelor's degree education at 10 prisons, which Cuomo says will reduce the likelihood of inmates returning to crime.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:49:43 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Associated Press 51687 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's prison education program draws criticism from Republicans Listen to a newly discovered speech by Martin Luther King Jr. http://wrvo.org/post/listen-newly-discovered-speech-martin-luther-king-jr <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7t35qDYHgc</p><p>The New York State Museum has posted an online exhibit featuring a newly discovered audio recording of a 1962 speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.</p><p>Museum officials say it's the only known recording of King's 26-minute speech commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation at the Park-Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan. In gratitude for the speech, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller donated money to help rebuild African American churches that had been burned down in Georgia.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:33:49 +0000 Associated Press & WRVO News 50155 at http://wrvo.org Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work http://wrvo.org/post/boeing-machinists-approve-contract-secure-777x-work The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.<p>Washington Gov. Sat, 04 Jan 2014 12:08:00 +0000 Associated Press 49464 at http://wrvo.org Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash http://wrvo.org/post/fast-furious-star-dies-car-crash Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.<p>Walker died Saturday afternoon, Ame Van Iden told the Associated Press.<p>A statement on the actor's Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend's car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.<p>"We ... Sun, 01 Dec 2013 05:52:00 +0000 Associated Press 47893 at http://wrvo.org 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash Three U.S. Economists Win Nobel Prize http://wrvo.org/post/three-us-economists-win-nobel-prize Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets.<p>The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the three had laid the foundation of the current understanding of asset prices.<p>While it's hard to predict whether stock or bond prices will go up or down in the short term, it's possible to foresee movements over periods of three years or longer, the academy said.<p>"These findings, which might seem surprising and contradictory, were made and analyzed by this year's laureates," the ac Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:29:00 +0000 Associated Press 45601 at http://wrvo.org Police shoot and kill suspected killer of 4 in Herkimer County rampage http://wrvo.org/post/police-shoot-and-kill-suspected-killer-4-herkimer-county-rampage <p><strong>Updated, Thursday 5:50 p.m.:</strong> Local police officers were "overwhelmed" as they raced from scene to scene yesterday morning in pursuit of a shooter who first set his home on fire and then killed four people and wounded two others at two different locations in Herkimer County. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:27:15 +0000 Ryan Delaney, Ellen Abbott & Associated Press 34689 at http://wrvo.org Police shoot and kill suspected killer of 4 in Herkimer County rampage With Playoff Expansion, Baseball Goes Wilder http://wrvo.org/post/playoff-expansion-baseball-goes-wilder Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams Friday, adding a second wild-card in each league.<p>The decision establishes a new one-game, wild-card round in each league between the teams with the best records who are not division winners, meaning a third-place team could win the World Series.<p>This is the only change in baseball's playoff structure since the 1995 season, when wild-card teams were first added.<p>"This change increases the rewards of a division championship and allows two additional markets to experience playoff baseball each year," Commissioner Bud Seli Fri, 02 Mar 2012 21:21:00 +0000 Associated Press 15330 at http://wrvo.org With Playoff Expansion, Baseball Goes Wilder