By early morning, 17 were still on the loose. The teens escaped after they found a weak spot in the center’s perimeter fence. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 … paign=news
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Company. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedily defeated in a June primary. http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics … paign=news
The city’s plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they’re being railroaded. http://www.npr.org/2014/09/02/345056007 … paign=news
NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 … paign=news
The FBI is looking into allegations that online accounts of several celebrities had been hacked. Apple says it is determining whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked. http://www.npr.org/2014/09/02/345139331 … paign=news
Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn’t. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/0 … paign=news
The casino’s closure will be followed today by the shutdown of The Revel. The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino will likely close Sept. 16. They are casualties of competition from outlets in other states. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 … paign=news
A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/0 … paign=news
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A hundred years ago on Monday, a once-mighty species became extinct. At the Cincinnati Zoo, a passenger pigeon named Martha died at the age of 29.
People coming to the zoo to see the last passenger pigeon were disappointed by the bird, which barely budged off its perch. As Joel Greenberg writes in his recent book A Feathered River Across the Sky, some threw sand into its cage to try to force it to walk around. But on that first day of September a century ago, Martha no longer had to put up with such humiliations.
It was a quiet end to a noisy species. As recently as the mid-1800s, deafening flocks of billions of passenger pigeons swarmed across the eastern half of the United States. But they proved no match for humans, whose rapidly advancing technology drove the birds to extinction in a matter of decades.
The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. The judge’s ruling allows the law to take effect, but doctors who break it won’t be penalized. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 … paign=news