Scott Neuman http://news.stlpublicradio.org en In Iraq, Coordination With Iran Not Impossible, Gen. Dempsey Says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/iraq-coordination-iran-not-impossible-gen-dempsey-says In an interview with <em>All Things Considered</em>, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, declined to rule out coordination with Iran and Iranian-backed forces in Iraq. Dempsey also told NPR that one option in Iraq might involve U.S. air assets going after "high-value" individuals within the main Sunni insurgent group.<p>"One of the things we need to find out is whether Iran is embedded in and advising and supporting the Iraqi security forces," Dempsey said. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:22:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 37603 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Iraq, Coordination With Iran Not Impossible, Gen. Dempsey Says Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Sheds Light On Americas Settlement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ancient-skeleton-mexico-sheds-light-americas-settlement The <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/ancient-skeleton-shedding-light-on-first-americans/2014/05/15/dcad1830-dc5c-11e3-a837-8835df6c12c4_story.html">nearly complete skeleton of a teenage girl</a> who died some 12,000 to 13,000 years ago in a cave in the Yucatan Peninsula, has yielded DNA clues linking her to Native Americans living today.<p>The connection bolsters the prevailing theory that the sole route of human migration into North America <a href="http://ows.edb.utexas.edu/site/hight-kreitman/land-bridge-theory">took place over a Siberia-Alaska land bridge know Fri, 16 May 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 36213 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Sheds Light On Americas Settlement U.S. Knew Of 'Imminent' Move In Crimea, Top Official Says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-knew-imminent-move-crimea-top-official-says Senior U.S. officials were warned of imminent Russian military action in Crimea about a week before the troop movements that have sparked a major international crisis over Ukraine, the head of the <a href="http://www.dia.mil/About.aspx">Defense Intelligence Agency</a> tells NPR.<p>"I think for easily seven to 10 days leading up to the Russian troops as we see them now in the Crimea, we were providing very solid reporting ... where we move from one level of a condition of warning, which I would just describe ... as sort of moderate to one where we believe things are imminent," Lt. 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Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:55:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 34240 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. Knew Of 'Imminent' Move In Crimea, Top Official Says Sing Along, Now: Rodman's 'Happy Birthday' For Kim Jong Un http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sing-along-now-rodmans-happy-birthday-kim-jong-un When it comes to controversy, there's no time out for Dennis Rodman in North Korea.<p>Fresh off a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/07/260440502/dennis-rodman-defends-north-korean-basketball-diplomacy">combative CNN interview in which he loudly defended his latest "basketball diplomacy" mission to the brutal and secretive regime</a>, he has courted further disapprobation by publicly leading a rendition of "Happy Birthday" for Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, who <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10557738/Kim-Jong-un-turns-30-A-portrait-of-the-lead Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:27:04 +0000 Scott Neuman 32856 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sing Along, Now: Rodman's 'Happy Birthday' For Kim Jong Un White House Grants Extra Day For Obamacare Sign-Up http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/white-house-grants-extra-day-obamacare-sign A midnight deadline to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act that starts Jan. 1 has been extended by a day in what the White House describes as an effort to accommodate people in different time zones.<p>The deadline that had been midnight on Dec. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 00:11:05 +0000 Scott Neuman 32517 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org White House Grants Extra Day For Obamacare Sign-Up Obama To Seek Congressional Approval For Action Against Syria http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-obama-speaks-syria <strong>(Post updated at 10 p.m. ET)</strong><p>President Obama said Saturday he had decided that the U.S. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 17:38:19 +0000 Scott Neuman 29549 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Obama To Seek Congressional Approval For Action Against Syria Pentagon Papers Leaker Daniel Ellsberg Praises Snowden, Manning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pentagon-papers-leaker-daniel-ellsberg-praises-snowden-manning Daniel Ellsberg, the military analyst who in 1971 leaked the top-secret Pentagon Papers detailing the history of U.S. policy in Vietnam, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=208543541">tells NPR's <em>Weekend Edition Saturday</em></a> that unlike Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, he "did it the wrong way" by trying first to go through proper channels — a delay that he says cost thousands of lives.<p>"I really regarded [it] as anathema ... leaking as opposed to working within the system," Ellsberg says, speaking to NPR's Linda Wertheimer. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 17:46:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 28780 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pentagon Papers Leaker Daniel Ellsberg Praises Snowden, Manning Detroit Files For Bankruptcy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/detroit-files-bankruptcy (<strong>This story last updated at 6:45 p.m. ET</strong>)<p>The city of Detroit has filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:49:53 +0000 Scott Neuman 28356 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Detroit Files For Bankruptcy Jury Acquits Zimmerman Of All Charges http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jury-acquits-zimmerman-all-charges <strong>Updated 10:27 p.m. ET</strong><p>The jury in the murder trial of George Zimmerman on Saturday acquitted the former neighborhood watch volunteer of all charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a scuffle in a gated Florida community.<p>The six-woman jury announced its verdict of not guilty at about 10 p.m. Sun, 14 Jul 2013 02:51:15 +0000 Scott Neuman 28217 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jury Acquits Zimmerman Of All Charges Brits On Royal Baby Watch As Rumored Due Date Arrives http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/brits-royal-baby-watch-rumored-due-date-arrives Although Buckingham Palace has never confirmed the exact date, Saturday is rumored to be the official due date for the child who will become the third in line to the British throne.<p>"There are really only two questions: boy or girl? Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:33:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 28209 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Brits On Royal Baby Watch As Rumored Due Date Arrives