Scott Neuman http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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. Gen. 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 Ryan Says He's 'Cautiously Optimistic' On A Bipartisan Budget Deal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ryan-says-hes-cautiously-optimistic-bipartisan-budget-deal House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan tells NPR that he's "cautiously optimistic" that a budget deal can be reached with the White House.<p>Speaking to NPR a day after President Obama unveiled a 2014 budget proposal that includes cuts to Social Security and Medicare, as well as tax increases and new investments in education and infrastructure, Ryan said he was encouraged by the broad outlines from the White House.<p>"This is the first time in this presidency that I have seen a chance at a bipartisan budget agreement, so I am cautiously optimistic about that," Ryan said in the interview sch Fri, 12 Apr 2013 05:43:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 25355 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ryan Says He's 'Cautiously Optimistic' On A Bipartisan Budget Deal What a face: Monkey, new to science, found in Africa http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-face-monkey-new-science-found-africa It would seem difficult to overlook something as large as a new species of monkey, but scientists had no idea about the lesula until just a few years ago when conservation biologist John Hart discovered a specimen being kept as a pet in the Democratic Republic of Congo.<p>In retrospect, the monkey's striking, almost humanlike face should have made it hard to miss, and Hart, who spoke with <em>All Things Considered</em> host Melissa Block, is the first to admit that this new monkey was apparently not such a mystery to the Congolese themselves.<p>"As we talked to the local hunters ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:53:59 +0000 Scott Neuman 4597 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What a face: Monkey, new to science, found in Africa