KERA News http://keranews.org en Tragedy Atop The World: Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12 http://keranews.org/post/tragedy-atop-world-everest-avalanche-kills-least-12 At least 12 Sherpa guides died Friday on Nepal's side of Mount Everest when an avalanche buried them on the world's tallest mountain.<p>The death toll may go higher: <a href="http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=At+least+12+killed+in+Everest+avalanche&NewsID=412101" target="_blank"><em>The Himalayan Times</em> reports</a> that while 12 bodies have been recovered, an additional body "has been sighted buried in the snow," and that as the day ended another five Sherpas were still missing. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:38:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48181 at http://keranews.org Tragedy Atop The World: Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12 A Barbecue Showdown: North Texas Pitmaster Competes On National BBQ Show http://keranews.org/post/barbecue-showdown-north-texas-pitmaster-competes-national-bbq-show <p><em>Five stories that have North Texas talking: A local barbecue guru competes on a national show; Glenn Beck expands his media empire; an earthquake hit Dallas Thursday; and more:</em></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:32:43 +0000 Eric Aasen 48180 at http://keranews.org A Barbecue Showdown: North Texas Pitmaster Competes On National BBQ Show Indiana Man Lets Buyer Keep His Stolen Car http://keranews.org/post/indiana-man-lets-buyer-keep-his-stolen-car A 72-year-old man thought the deal he got on a car was too good to be true so he looked up its rightful owner. Derk West decided the older man needed the car more than he did so he let him keep it. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:18:00 +0000 editor 48179 at http://keranews.org As Rescue Efforts Continue, Korean Ferry Sinks Below Surface http://keranews.org/post/rescue-efforts-continue-korean-ferry-sinks-below-surface As darkness fell Friday in the Yellow Sea off South Korea's southern coast, there was still no good news to report about efforts to determine if any of the nearly 270 people missing since a passenger ferry capsized Wednesday might still be alive inside the sunken ship.<p>The overturned ship's keel, which had been floating just above the surface of the water, <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/04/18/transcript-shows-ferry-captain-delayed-evacuation/" target="_blank">disappeared below the waves at day's end</a>. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48177 at http://keranews.org As Rescue Efforts Continue, Korean Ferry Sinks Below Surface Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying http://keranews.org/post/obama-wants-sell-exports-asia-critics-arent-buying Next week, President Obama is going to Asia, where he'll talk up a proposed deal to increase U.S. trade with that region.<p>If he succeeds, he could open up huge new markets for U.S. farmers and manufactures, strengthen U.S. influence in Asia and set a path to greater prosperity.<p>At least, that's what the White House says.<p>Critics say that cheery outlook is all wrong. They believe the <a href="http://www.ustr.gov/tpp">Trans-Pacific Partnership</a> would lead to environmental harm, more expensive prescription drugs and a less open Internet. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:40:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 48178 at http://keranews.org Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant http://keranews.org/post/chelsea-clinton-announces-shes-pregnant Chelsea's parents — Bill and Hillary — sent out tweets confirming the news. The former president wrote that he's excited to add a new line to his Twitter bio: grandfather to be. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:36:00 +0000 editor 48175 at http://keranews.org Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated http://keranews.org/post/why-mumps-and-measles-can-spread-even-when-were-vaccinated More than two months after a nasty <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mumps/downloads/dis-mumps-color-office.pdf">mumps virus</a> triggered fever, headache and painfully swollen glands among a handful of students at Ohio State University, the outbreak has ballooned to 234 cases at last count, and has spilled into the surrounding community in Columbus, Ohio.<p>"Columbus officials are calling it the city's biggest outbreak since the development of the mumps vaccine in the 1940s," WOSU reporter Steve Brown tells Shots. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:33:00 +0000 Michaeleen Doucleff 48174 at http://keranews.org Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated Plunge In Circulation Forces Changes At Japanese Magazine http://keranews.org/post/last-word-business-225 Wonderful Wife was a top seller when more women stayed at home and took care of the kids. Now that more women stay on the job, the publisher replaced it with a magazine aimed at working mothers. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 48176 at http://keranews.org Inmates To Be Moved Temporarily Out Of Infamous Iraqi Prison http://keranews.org/post/inmates-be-moved-temporarily-out-iraqs-abu-ghraib-prison Kelly McEvers talks to Ned Parker, Baghdad bureau chief for the Reuters news agency, about the temporary closure of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. Its 2,400 inmates will be transferred. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 48173 at http://keranews.org Colombia Mourns Death Of Favorite Son: Gabriel Garcia Marquez http://keranews.org/post/colombia-mourns-death-favorite-son-gabriel-garcia-marquez Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, died on Thursday. He made Colombia synonymous with literature, particularly the dreamlike, whimsical story-telling known as magical realism. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:00 +0000 editor 48172 at http://keranews.org