KOSU http://kosu.org en After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down http://kosu.org/post/after-just-two-years-huge-atlantic-city-casino-shuts-down After operating for only two years, the Revel Casino Hotel has closed down, part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September. It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel facility.<p>"It's a tragedy," massage therapist Lori Bacum, who worked at the resort's spa, tells <a href="http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/09/revel_casino_closes.html">NJ.com</a>. "There were some warnings, but none of us thought it would happen. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:48:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 7051 at http://kosu.org After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment http://kosu.org/post/shared-risk-programs-help-tame-cost-infertility-treatment Infertility treatment is a numbers game in some respects: How many treatments will it take to conceive a child? And how much can you afford?<p>Even as insurance plans are modestly improving their coverage of such treatments, clinics and others are coming up with creative ways to cover the costs to help would-be parents reduce their risk for procedures that can run tens of thousands of dollars. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:04:00 +0000 Michelle Andrews 7050 at http://kosu.org Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment 32 Teens Escape From Nashville-Area Detention Center http://kosu.org/post/32-teens-escape-nashville-area-detention-center Police near Nashville spent the night raking the city with dogs and helicopters in search for 32 teens who escaped from a detention center in Bordeaux, Tenn.<p>Blake Farmer of NPR member station WPLN tells our Newscast unit that 17 of them are still on the loose. Blake sent this report:<p><blockquote><p>"Young men were found hiding in drainage pipes and in bushes, according to WZTV. The mass exodus started around 11 pm during a shift change. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:45:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 7049 at http://kosu.org Moore Waits To Apply For FEMA's Safe Room Rebate Program http://kosu.org/post/moore-waits-apply-femas-safe-room-rebate-program <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">After last year’s tornadoes in central Oklahoma, FEMA allocated $4 million in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">hazard mitigation funding</a>&nbsp;for communities to safeguard against future severe weather.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:44:46 +0000 Kate Carlton Greer 7048 at http://kosu.org Moore Waits To Apply For FEMA's Safe Room Rebate Program The Politics Of Calling In Sick http://kosu.org/post/politics-calling-sick Got the flu? Or a new baby? Perhaps a little one with chicken pox? In most countries, your employer must pay your wages if you stay home sick or to care for others. Not in America.<p>But a growing grass-roots movement aims to change that — starting with paid sick leave.<p>Already the movement has met some success. This past weekend, California became the second state in the country to mandate sick leave for employees.<p>Others may join soon. Sick-day measures are on at least a half-dozen ballots in November, including in Massachusetts, Oakland, Calif., and a few citIes in New Jersey. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:01:00 +0000 Emily Cadei 7046 at http://kosu.org The Politics Of Calling In Sick Targeting Al-Shabab Leadership, U.S. Launches Airstrikes In Somalia http://kosu.org/post/targeting-al-shabab-leadership-us-launches-airstrikes-somalia The United States conducted airstrikes in Somalia late Monday, targeting the leadership of the al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab.<p>Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John F. Kirby <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/world/africa/us-undertakes-military-operation-against-shabab-in-somalia.html?hpw&rref=world&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHedThumbWell&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=1">tells <em>The New York Times</em></a> that the U.S. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:50:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 7047 at http://kosu.org What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out http://kosu.org/post/whats-name-former-arthur-anderson-employees-spell-it-out Arthur Andersen is back. Or at least the old accounting firm's <em>name</em> will be, for the first time since its association with accounting scandals at Enron more than a decade ago.<p>The firm was criminally convicted — a decision that was later overturned, although that came too late to save the company.<p>As of Monday, a company called WTAS is adopting the Andersen name and, in doing so, hopes clients will have forgotten the bad associations.<p><strong>'That Was The End'</strong><p>Mark Vorsatz recalls his day at Andersen on March 14, 2002. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 7045 at http://kosu.org What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court http://kosu.org/post/detroit-bankruptcy-battle-begins-federal-court Detroit's historic bankruptcy case is entering the home stretch. The crucial, final trial phase begins Tuesday in a Detroit courtroom.<p>The trial will decide the fate of a plan to wipe out billions of dollars in debt and help Detroit emerge from bankruptcy as a new, revitalized city.<p>This trial is a big deal, but don't expect anything with lots of courtroom drama. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:31:00 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 7043 at http://kosu.org Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up http://kosu.org/post/us-draws-down-afghan-fighting-heating As U.S. and NATO troops draw down in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters are growing bolder. They have been massing in larger and larger numbers and taking on Afghan forces across the country.<p>NPR producer Sultan Faizy and I spent a recent day making calls to ordinary Afghan citizens in some of the country's hot spots.<p>First, we reached Ahmadullah, who like many Afghans, goes by one name. He's a shopkeeper in the restive Sangin District in the southern province of Helmand. Sangin has been one of the bloodiest and most contested districts in the country. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:28:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 7044 at http://kosu.org As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank http://kosu.org/post/eric-cantor-joins-wall-street-investment-bank Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor this week begins working at the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co.<p>Cantor will serve as vice chairman and managing director, and will also be elected to the firm's board of directors.<p>Cantor, 51, and firm founder Ken Moelis announced the decision in a joint interview on Monday.<p>A statement on the<a href="http://www.moelis.com/News/SitePages/news-feed-details.aspx?feedId=248"> Moelis website</a> said, "Cantor will provide strategic counsel to the firm's corporate and institutional clients on key issues. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:36:00 +0000 editor 7042 at http://kosu.org Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank