All Tech Considered
12:30 am
Thu April 19, 2012

To Read All Those Web Privacy Policies, Just Take A Month Off Work

Many Web users have little idea about how, or when, they're being tracked. In this 2011 photo, Max Schrems of Austria sits with 1,222 pages about his activities on Facebook — the company gave him the file after he requested it under European law.
Ronald Zak AP

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 2:08 am

Internet surfers have long worried that they have insufficient control over their online privacy — despite the privacy policies many people agree to when they visit websites or use online services.

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U.S.
12:29 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Few Answers In Abuse Probes At Homes For Disabled

A memorial to Van Ingraham at his brother Larry Ingraham's home in San Diego. Van Ingraham died after an injury at Fairview Developmental Center in 2007.
Nadia Borowski Scott

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 2:08 am

Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a sprawling facility of offices, residential buildings and therapy rooms set between a noisy boulevard and a golf course.

Some 400 people with developmental disabilities live at Fairview. And while minor scratches and bruises are not uncommon for these patients, over the years, the center has seen scores of serious injuries and even deaths.

Fairview is one of five state-run developmental centers in California — homes for people with developmental disabilities who are unable to care for themselves.

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Around the Nation
10:02 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Alleged $30M Theft By Comptroller Stuns Ill. City

This November 2011 photo provided by The American Quarter Horse Journal shows Rita Crundwell of Dixon, Ill., at the 2011 American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. FBI agents arrested Crundwell, the Dixon comptroller, on charges she misappropriated more than $30 million since 2006 to finance a lavish lifestyle.
AP

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 5:52 am

The top financial official for the small city of Dixon, Ill., is accused of stealing more than $30 million from city coffers over the past six years. It's a staggering amount of money for the city of just 15,000 residents in northwest Illinois, and federal prosecutors allege she used the funds to finance a lavish lifestyle that included horse farms and a $2 million luxury motor home.

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New Earthquake Faults
6:09 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Geologists Identify New Earthquake Faults Near Bellingham

This USGS map shows the known fault lines around northwestern Washington prior to the recent study.
Photo Credit: USGS Northwest News Network

Geologists have discovered two previously unknown earthquake faults, and possibly a third, near Bellingham, Wash. The scientists working for the U.S. Geological Survey believe the shallow faults are capable of spawning damaging tremors.

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Idaho Tuition Hike
5:53 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Idaho Board Of Education Approves Tuition Hikes

The Idaho State Board of Education has approved the tuition and fee increases as requested by the state’s colleges and universities.

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Marijuana Activists
5:37 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Marijuana Activists Target Oregon Attorney General Candidate

Medical marijuana activists are targeting a candidate for Oregon Attorney General.
Photo Credit: O'Dea Wikimedia Commons

A candidate for Oregon state Attorney General faces an unusual new opposition campaign. Democrat Dwight Holton has become the target of medical marijuana activists. Holton faces retired judge Ellen Rosenblum in the May Democratic primary.

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Marriage Equality
4:46 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Spokane Council Not Willing To Commit Support For Marriage Equality Law

This week Spokane’s City Council voted to indefinitely table a resolution on Washington’s marriage equality law.

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Luna Defends Policies
4:33 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Idaho Schools' Luna Defends Policies During Moscow Visit

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna visited Moscow, Idaho to defend his policies.
Photo courtesy Office of Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction

Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna finished his post- legislative tour in Moscow on Tuesday, speaking with educators and administrators about the education reform laws approved by the state legislature.

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Music Interviews
4:29 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Anoushka Shankar: A Sitar Player In Andalusia

"There's a very primal, emotional response I feel when I hear flamenco," sitar player Anoushka Shankar says. "It's quite in the belly in a way."
Harper Smith

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 5:41 am

Anoushka Shankar is the daughter and protege of the renowned Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, who is credited with introducing Indian classical music to Western audiences. Now, Anoushka Shankar carries on this tradition in more ways than one. On her new album, Traveller, she goes back in time to make the connections between India and Spain.

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UI Flagship
4:12 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Speakers Urge Idaho State Board Of Education To Reconsider UI "Flagship" Decision

The Idaho State Board of Education was asked to keep University of Idaho's "flagship" status in mission statement.
Graphic courtesy of Idaho State Board of Education

It didn’t take long for supporters of the University of Idaho to raise the flagship issue again at the meeting of the Idaho State Board of Education in Moscow Wednesday.

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