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‘Protected Intersection’ For Bikes Opens In Salt Lake City

September 30, 2015
Salt Lake City's new protected intersection is pictured in this aerial photo. (Courtesy of Salt Lake City's Transportation Division)

This intersection design has long existed in the Netherlands, but the new one in Salt Lake City will be only the second in the U.S.

Amazon Takes A Page From Uber’s Playbook

September 30, 2015 founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The much-anticipated device is available for pre-order today and is available exclusively with AT&T service. (David Ryder/Getty Images)

The e-commerce giant launched a new program this week in Seattle that pays part-time drivers to deliver packages.

Healing The Body, Along With The Mind

September 30, 2015
Yoga in the mountains of New Zealand. (Tomas Sobek/Flickr)

A renowned trauma expert says yoga and mindfulness techniques can help people recover from PTSD.

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Had Secret Meeting With The Pope

September 30, 2015
Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk of Courts, listens to Robbie Blankenship and Jesse Cruz as they speak with her at the County Clerks Office on September 2, 2015 in Morehead, Kentucky. Citing a sincere religious objection, Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling. (Ty Wright/Getty Images)

The clerk who went to jail for defying a federal court’s orders to issue same-sex marriage licenses says she met briefly with the pope.

U.S. Conducting Airstrikes In Afghan City Of Kunduz

September 30, 2015
Afghan security forces gather at the roadside a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city of Kunduz, on September 29, 2015. Afghanistan on September 29, 2015, mobilized reinforcements for a counter-offensive to take back Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Special Forces are now involved in the battle against the Taliban in Kunduz, which is about 150 miles north of Kabul.

Biden Is ‘Making Every Move’ To Enter 2016 Race

September 30, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden speaks on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 on September 26, 2015 in New York City's Central Park. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

The vice president has said he’s not emotionally ready to run, after his son’s death, but his schedule makes him look like a candidate.

How To Stay Sharp As You Age

September 30, 2015
Doing crossword puzzles is one of many things that can help keep the brain agile. (Pixabay)

A psychiatrist and a psychologist have come up with nine keys to keeping an agile mind, including curiosity.

Some Oregon Communities Say No To Pot

September 30, 2015
Rona Lindsey and employee Rikki Abercrombie stand outside Highway 30 Cannabis, a medical marijuana dispensary in La Grande, Oregon. (Chris Lehman/Northwest News Network)

As the state legalizes recreational marijuana, some local officials are banning such sales in their communities.

Russia Joins Air War Against ISIS In Syria

September 30, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin sits before speaking at the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on September 28, 2015 in New York City. The ongoing war in Syria and the refugee crisis it has spawned are playing a backdrop to this years 70th annual General Assembly meeting of global leaders. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The U.S. is also conducting airstrikes, but Russia and the U.S. disagree over whether Bashar Assad should remain in power.

Missouri High School Joins Others In Canceling Football Program

September 30, 2015
A football game will not be part of this year's homecoming celebrations at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School. (MRH School District via Facebook)

Amid reports about the effects of concussions and two recent deaths of high school players, some schools say it’s not worth the risk.

As Hurricane Joaquin Moves North, Concerns For Heavy Rains, Flooding

September 30, 2015
In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Joaquin is seen churning in the Caribbean on September 30, 2015. Joaquin was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane early on September 30. The exact track has yet to be determined, but there is a possibity of landfall in the U.S. anywhere from North Carolina to the Northeast. (NOAA via Getty Images)

Meteorologists are watching the storm closely, as it makes its way north from the Bahamas.

Music From The Show

September 29, 2015

From Horse Lords to Wax Stag.

MacArthur ‘Genius’ Focuses On Immigrant Education

September 29, 2015
Juan Salgado, CEO of Instituto Del Progreso Latino, at his office in Chicago, Tuesday, September 15, 2015. (Photo by Peter Wynn Thompson for John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

Juan Salgado is one of 24 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants,” who will each receive $625,000 over five years.

DJ Session: Soundtrack For A Recovery

September 29, 2015
Los Angeles-based pop trio Superhumanoids. Their latest album "Do You Feel OK?" was released September 11, 2015. (Courtesy)

KCRW DJ Anne Litt shares some of the music that helped her recover after a ski accident last winter.

Turbulence In Markets And Commodities

September 29, 2015

Shares in the commodities trader Glencore fell nearly 30 percent Monday, as the company struggles with low commodity prices.

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