Bill Chappell http://kwit.org en Border Patrol Ceases Flying Migrants To San Diego http://kwit.org/post/border-patrol-ceases-flying-migrants-san-diego Migrants from Central America who enter the U.S. illegally in Texas will no longer be flown to San Diego for processing, the U.S. Border Patrol says. The practice came under fire last week, when opponents led protests against it in Murrieta, Calif.<p>In announcing the change, the agency didn't mention the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/02/327738660/protesters-turn-back-buses-of-immigrant-detainees-near-san-diego">fierce local opposition</a>. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:40:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48200 at http://kwit.org Border Patrol Ceases Flying Migrants To San Diego LeBron James Will Return To The Cleveland Cavaliers http://kwit.org/post/lebron-james-will-return-cleveland-cavaliers The Miami experiment is over: LeBron James will play for the Cleveland Cavaliers next season. The NBA star opted out of his contract with the Heat after spending four seasons in Miami, where he won two championships.<p>James, 29, played for Cleveland for seven seasons before leaving the town, and his home state of Ohio, for Miami. Speculation about his next move heated up after James and the Heat were trounced in the NBA Finals by the San Antonio Spurs.<p><strong>Update at 12:45 p.m. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:46:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48198 at http://kwit.org LeBron James Will Return To The Cleveland Cavaliers Fly Like An Eagle: Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos http://kwit.org/post/fly-eagle-site-picks-best-aerial-drone-photos An eagle soars above a national park in Bali, Indonesia. A waterfall in Mexico is seen from above its shelf of cascading water. Those are the top two finishers in a contest held to find the best images captured by cameras mounted on aerial drones. The winners were recently unveiled by the site <a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/">Dronestagram</a>.<p>The website chose winners by two methods: a juried competition, and the images' popularity among the site's visitors (see the <a href="http://www.dronestagr.am/contest/rewards/">top three images</a> in each category). Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48188 at http://kwit.org Fly Like An Eagle: Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos Liverpool Unloads 'The Biter,' Sending Suarez To Barca For $128 Million http://kwit.org/post/liverpool-unloads-biter-sending-suarez-barca-128-million Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan striker who became headline news in the U.S. after <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/24/325226445/living-up-to-his-past-suarez-apparently-bites-italian-opponent">biting an Italian player</a> during the World Cup, is moving to a new club. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48186 at http://kwit.org Liverpool Unloads 'The Biter,' Sending Suarez To Barca For $128 Million Dozens Of Ukrainian Troops Reportedly Killed By Militants http://kwit.org/post/dozens-ukraines-troops-reportedly-killed-militants Separatists in eastern Ukraine reportedly used a rocket-launching system in an attack Friday that a Ukrainian official says might have killed as many as 30 government troops. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:39:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48185 at http://kwit.org Dozens Of Ukrainian Troops Reportedly Killed By Militants Israel And Hamas Keep Up Attacks, Ignoring Calls For Peace http://kwit.org/post/israel-and-hamas-keep-attacks-ignoring-calls-peace <strong>This post was updated at 1 p.m. ET.</strong><p>The number of Palestinians killed in Israel's aerial offensive that began this week has surpassed 100, according to health officials in Gaza. More than 600 people have been wounded in the ongoing exchange of airstrikes and rockets between Israel's military and the militant group Hamas.<p>"Since Israel launched its offensive four days ago it has attacked at least 1,100 sites in Gaza, half of them rocket launchers, the army says," Daniel Estrin reports for NPR from Jerusalem. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:38:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48178 at http://kwit.org Israel And Hamas Keep Up Attacks, Ignoring Calls For Peace Wham! McIlroy Tees Off, Reaches Green On 436-Yard Hole http://kwit.org/post/wham-mcilroy-tees-reaches-green-436-yard-hole Golfer Rory McIlroy had an outstanding first day at the Scottish Open, finishing with a seven-under-par 64 to break the Royal Aberdeen course record Thursday. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:43:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48118 at http://kwit.org Wham! McIlroy Tees Off, Reaches Green On 436-Yard Hole HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations http://kwit.org/post/hbo-and-game-thrones-haul-most-emmy-nominations Cable network HBO has received 99 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards, running its streak as the network with the most Emmy nods to 14 years. HBO's <em>Game of Thrones</em> got 19 nominations, one ahead of the FX miniseries <em>Fargo</em>.<p>NPR's Neda Ulaby reports for our Newscast unit:<p><blockquote><p>"HBO also got nominated for its movie <em>The Normal Heart</em>, for its drama <em>True Detective</em> and, in a surprise, for its comedy <em>Silicon Valley</em>.<p>"Other winners included Netflix, with 31 nominations. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48108 at http://kwit.org HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations U.S. Willing To Facilitate Gaza Cease-Fire, White House Says http://kwit.org/post/no-ceasefire-gaza-netanyahu-says-un-calls-calm <em><strong>Update at 6:31 p.m. ET</strong></em><p>The U.S. is prepared to facilitate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, the White House said Thursday, as Israel continued its campaign of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, and rockets fired by Hamas and other groups kept raining down on Israel.<p>The Israeli airstrikes have hit more than 700 targets in Gaza, killed at least 89 people and wounded more than 600. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:28:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48098 at http://kwit.org U.S. Willing To Facilitate Gaza Cease-Fire, White House Says Kurdish Leaders Boycott Iraqi Government Meetings http://kwit.org/post/kurdish-leaders-boycott-iraqi-government-meetings A dispute between Iraq's Shiite-led central government and the semi-autonomous Kurdish region is boiling over, as Kurdish ministers withdrew from all Cabinet meetings. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48093 at http://kwit.org Kurdish Leaders Boycott Iraqi Government Meetings