Morning Edition http://kwit.org en Bank Of America Settles Mortgage Case For $16.65 Billion http://kwit.org/post/bank-america-settles-mortgage-case-1665-billion <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Bank+Of+America+Settles+Mortgage+Case+For+%2416.65+Billion&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Bank of America agreed to pay more than $16 billion to settle charges that it defrauded investors about the quality of mortgage assets it's sold in the run-up to the financial crisis. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:07:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 50584 at http://kwit.org Hamas Senior Leaders Killed In Predawn Israeli Airstrike http://kwit.org/post/hamas-senior-leaders-killed-predawn-israeli-airstrike <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Hamas+Senior+Leaders+Killed+In+Predawn+Israeli+Airstrike&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Now another place the Obama administration is monitoring closely is Gaza, where a cease-fire has broken down again. The violence we've seen between Israel and Hamas followed the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers earlier this summer. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Philip Reeves 50574 at http://kwit.org George Bush Challenges Bill Clinton To Ice Bucket Challenge http://kwit.org/post/george-bush-challenges-bill-clinton-ice-bucket-challenge <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=George+Bush+Challenges+Bill+Clinton+To+Ice+Bucket+Challenge&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm David Greene. Former president George W. Bush has responded to the Ice Bucket Challenge.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "TODAY SHOW")<p>PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: I do not think it's presidential for me to be splashed with ice water. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:00 +0000 editor 50565 at http://kwit.org Oslo Police Arrest Intoxicated Segway Driver http://kwit.org/post/oslo-police-arrest-intoxicated-segway-driver <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Oslo+Police+Arrest+Intoxicated+Segway+Driver&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm Kelly McEvers Norwegian police made an arrest last night in Oslo. The crime - driving a Segway while intoxicated. This comes a little over a month after the country's officials lifted a ban on the standup motor device. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:55:00 +0000 editor 50566 at http://kwit.org As Ukraine Presses Military Offensive, The Facts Are Fuzzy http://kwit.org/post/news-out-eastern-ukraine-battle-zone-hard-confirm The Ukrainian government claims its armed forces have recaptured a large part of the eastern city of Luhansk following fierce battles Wednesday with pro-Russian separatist fighters.<p>This is part of a broader campaign by the Ukrainians that has been marked by a number of successes recently. But as is often the case here, it's impossible to independently verify what either side says. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 50550 at http://kwit.org As Ukraine Presses Military Offensive, The Facts Are Fuzzy Other Hostages Are In Danger, White House Official Says http://kwit.org/post/deputy-national-security-advisor-ben-rhodes-weighs-iraq-syria <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Other+Hostages+Are+In+Danger%2C+White+House+Official+Says&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MTExMzYxMDEzMTU0MTU2MDdlYjM2Nw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>Next we're going to talk about the foreign policy challenges facing the Obama Administration in the wake of the brutal killing of an American journalist and the advance of the militant group known as the Islamic State. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 50554 at http://kwit.org Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series http://kwit.org/post/female-pitcher-mone-davis-hit-little-league-world-series <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Female+Pitcher+Mo%27Ne+Davis+Is+A+Hit+At+Little+League+World+Series&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTc3MDEzMjAzMzEyMDA3Njc1Nw004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>This week, pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis became the youngest athlete ever to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. And last night, the youngest has suffered the SI Jinx, which holds that being on the cover doesn't bode well for you next time on the field. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 50555 at http://kwit.org 'Awesome Mix' Is No. 1 On Billboard 200 Album Chart http://kwit.org/post/last-word-business-409 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=%27Awesome+Mix%27+Is+No.+1+On+Billboard+200+Album+Chart&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5MTc0MDI0MDEzMzE4MjI4ODdlOTk4MA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>And our last word in Business is - awesome. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 50559 at http://kwit.org China Investigates Lexus For Anti-Monopoly Violations http://kwit.org/post/business-news-296 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=China+Investigates+Lexus+For+Anti-Monopoly+Violations&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3OTAzNzgzMDEzMTIyMTYyODIxZDdjYg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>We begin NPR's Business News in China's foreign car market. Toyota, the Japanese automaker, said today that it will lower prices of auto parts for its luxury Lexus models in China. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 50562 at http://kwit.org Liberia Blocks Off Neighborhood In Ebola Quarantine, Sparking Riot http://kwit.org/post/liberia-blocks-neighborhood-ebola-quarantine-sparking-riot <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Liberia+Blocks+Off+Neighborhood+In+Ebola+Quarantine%2C+Sparking+Riot&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5ODMwMDEyMjg3NjMzMTE1ZjE2MA001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Liberia has been overwhelmed by the Ebola outbreak. This country has seen the highest number of deaths so far. Late last night, Liberia's president announced a 9 p.m. curfew in the capital, Monrovia. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:30:00 +0000 David Greene 50516 at http://kwit.org