Brian Naylor http://kplu.org en As Man Faces Off With Nature More Often, U.S. Agency Scrutinized http://kplu.org/post/man-faces-nature-more-often-us-agency-scrutinized <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ju2e0InMus</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 19:48:49 +0000 Brian Naylor 15721 at http://kplu.org A Rising GOP Star In Oklahoma Aims For The U.S. Senate http://kplu.org/post/rising-gop-star-oklahoma-aims-us-senate The announcement by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn that he is resigning his seat at the end of the year has set up a spirited battle among Oklahoma Republicans to replace him.<p>Leading the pack are Rep. James Lankford and former state House Speaker T.W. Shannon. At age 36, Shannon is an up-and-coming star in the GOP, and if elected he would become the third African-American in the Senate — two of them Republicans.<p>On Saturday night, the Comanche County Republican Party held its annual barbecue. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:51:56 +0000 Brian Naylor 15513 at http://kplu.org A Rising GOP Star In Oklahoma Aims For The U.S. Senate U.S. Checks For Stolen Passports, But Other Nations Fall Short http://kplu.org/post/us-checks-stolen-passports-other-nations-fall-short One of the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is the appearance of two men on the flight manifest who were apparently traveling with stolen passports.<p>On U.S.-bound flights there are safeguards aimed at preventing that from happening. Interpol, the international police organization, issued a statement criticizing Malaysia for allowing the passengers to board the flight.<p>Since 9/11, Interpol has maintained a database of stolen passports containing more than 40 million entries, according to the agency. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:37:48 +0000 Brian Naylor 14685 at http://kplu.org In West Virginia, Polluted Water Squeezes Wallets And Patience http://kplu.org/post/west-virginia-polluted-water-squeezes-wallets-and-patience Nate May's Prius is loaded down with water. The back is filled with boxes, each holding three one-gallon jugs that he just bought at Walmart. He and other volunteers are driving around Charleston, W.V., dropping off the jugs to people who have contacted his ad hoc group, the West Virginia Clean Water Hub. It's paid for with donations.<p>"There are a lot of people this has put in a difficult bind. Some of them can't get out, some of them are elderly, some of them — it's just too much of a financial burden," May says. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:57:49 +0000 Brian Naylor 13636 at http://kplu.org In West Virginia, Polluted Water Squeezes Wallets And Patience Post Office Could Rack Up Billions By Offering Money Services http://kplu.org/post/post-office-could-rack-billions-offering-money-services As the U.S. Postal Service continues to lose money each year, a new report suggests a way to add to its bottom line: offer banklike services, such as a check cashing card that would allow holders to make purchases and pay bills online or even take out small loans. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:48:15 +0000 Brian Naylor 13377 at http://kplu.org Post Office Could Rack Up Billions By Offering Money Services Putting The Brake On Who Can See Your Car's Data Trail http://kplu.org/post/putting-brake-who-can-see-your-cars-data-trail At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, carmakers are happy to demonstrate the technology in their vehicles. A spokeswoman for Buick points out some of the safety features in the new Regal:<p>"Automatic crash preparation," she says. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:11:09 +0000 Brian Naylor 12787 at http://kplu.org Putting The Brake On Who Can See Your Car's Data Trail Tighter Access To 'Death Master File' Has Researchers Worried http://kplu.org/post/tighter-access-death-master-file-has-researchers-worried The "Death Master File." It sounds like a ledger the Grim Reaper might keep, but in reality, it's a computerized list containing some 86 million names and other data kept by the Social Security Administration.<p>An obscure provision tucked into the budget deal that Congress approved last month would limit access to the list — and that has everyone from genealogists to bankers concerned.<p>When someone dies, that person's Social Security number, name and dates of birth and death are passed on to Social Security by funeral homes, hospitals and families. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:11:30 +0000 Brian Naylor 12319 at http://kplu.org Tighter Access To 'Death Master File' Has Researchers Worried Push to end teens' distracted driving targets parents, peers http://kplu.org/post/push-end-teens-distracted-driving-targets-parents-peers <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JVspjqaFro</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MJN7ncuIQo</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI6MKwCADb8</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 05:43:01 +0000 Brian Naylor 8719 at http://kplu.org Push to end teens' distracted driving targets parents, peers In Presidential Ads, A Shared Strategy For Connection http://kplu.org/post/presidential-ads-shared-strategy-connection <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HjDCHbtXHQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9xCCaseop4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYI7qPO5wVw</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:47:43 +0000 Brian Naylor 6531 at http://kplu.org In Presidential Ads, A Shared Strategy For Connection Bain, Bain, Go Away: In Defense, Romney Attacks http://kplu.org/post/bain-bain-go-away-defense-romney-attacks Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sat for a hastily arranged flurry of TV interviews Friday, strongly denying he had any role in running Bain Capital at a time when, according to reports, the company invested in firms that outsourced jobs overseas.<p>He also called for an apology from President Obama for statements by his campaign that Romney said were beneath the dignity of the presidency.<p>The five network interviews came after stories this week about Romney's role in Bain Capital. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 03:09:06 +0000 Brian Naylor 5591 at http://kplu.org Bain, Bain, Go Away: In Defense, Romney Attacks Delayed at the airport? They're working on it http://kplu.org/post/delayed-airport-theyre-working-it When the summer travel season begins, airline passengers typically brace for delays as vacationers fly in larger numbers and the inevitable weather-related disruptions occur.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration, which oversees the nationwide system of air traffic control, is hoping to make some of those delays a thing of the past. It's developing what it calls "Next Generation" technology. Sat, 26 May 2012 16:35:33 +0000 Brian Naylor 5115 at http://kplu.org Delayed at the airport? They're working on it