Fashion designer Oscar de La Renta, 82, died Monday after a decade-long battle with cancer, The New York Times and other media outlets report. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 … paign=news
Many in the city are worried about its future, and there’s speculation there will be a “mass migration” should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city. http://www.npr.org/2014/10/20/357612090 … paign=news
The new guidelines call for a site supervisor, who makes sure healthcare workers put on and remove their personal protective equipment correctly. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 … paign=news
The agency says if 2014 continues to be this hot, it’s on pace to be the hottest year on record. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 … paign=news
Since 2008, almost 16 million vehicles have been recalled over worries that airbags might explode if exposed to high humidity for long periods of time. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 … paign=news
Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump. http://www.npr.org/2014/10/20/357440359 … paign=news
In an effort assist Kurdish forces in the Syrian border town, the U.S. military said Sunday the dropped supplies were meant to help resistance to Islamic State efforts to control Kobani. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 … paign=news
With three justices dissenting, the high court’s ruling effectively blocks a lower federal court decision declaring the law restrictive and unconstitutional. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 … paign=news
Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr spoke out on behalf of Saudi Shia demonstrating against government discrimination in 2011 and 2012. Protesters promise more unrest if Nimr is killed. http://www.npr.org/2014/10/18/357108117 … paign=news
With several faults slicing through the San Francisco Bay Area, forecasting the next deadly earthquake becomes a question of when and where, not if.
Now researchers propose that four faults have built up enough seismic strain (stored energy) to unleash destructive earthquakes, according to a study published today (Oct. 13) in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.
http://www.livescience.com/48274-fault- … -risk.html