Scott Neuman http://wmub.org en Radioactive Leak At U.S. Waste Dump Was Preventable, Report Says http://wmub.org/post/radioactive-leak-us-waste-dump-was-preventable-report-says A February accident at a nuclear waste dump that resulted in the contamination of 21 workers resulted in part from "poor management, ineffective maintenance and a lack of proper training and oversight," a Department of Energy report concludes.<p>NPR's Geoff Brumfiel says the report, released Thursday, says the release of radioactive material into the environment from the Feb. 14 accident at the underground Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M., could have been prevented. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 25924 at http://wmub.org Radioactive Leak At U.S. Waste Dump Was Preventable, Report Says American Journalist Freed By Kidnappers In Eastern Ukraine http://wmub.org/post/american-journalist-freed-kidnappers-eastern-ukraine Simon Ostrovsky, the Vice News journalist who was reportedly seized by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine earlier this week, has been released, <a href="https://news.vice.com/articles/simon-ostrovsky-has-been-released?trk_source=homepage-in-the-news">according to his employer</a>.<p>"VICE News is delighted to confirm that our colleague and friend Simon Ostrovsky has been safely released and is in good health," the website reports on Thursday.<p>"We would like to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:14:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 25901 at http://wmub.org American Journalist Freed By Kidnappers In Eastern Ukraine Long-Lost Wreck Off San Francisco Recalls Anti-Chinese History http://wmub.org/post/long-lost-wreck-san-francisco-recalls-anti-chinese-history Rewind to the year 1888: The 202-foot SS City of Chester, departing San Francisco harbor in thick fog, is nearly cut in two by the much larger liner Oceanic, arriving from Hong Kong. Within six minutes, the smaller ship disappears under the turbulent current near the site of the present-day Golden Gate Bridge, claiming 16 lives.<p>Now, fast-forward to Wednesday: <a href="http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2014/20140423_cityofchester_shipwreck.html">NOAA says</a> it's found the wreck of the City of Chester, which still ranks among San Francisco's worst maritime disasters. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 25899 at http://wmub.org Long-Lost Wreck Off San Francisco Recalls Anti-Chinese History Obama: Japan's Administration Of Disputed Islands Shouldn't Change http://wmub.org/post/obama-japans-administration-disputed-islands-shouldnt-change President Obama said Thursday that the U.S. believes Japan's administration of a contested island chain should not change "unilaterally," as he assured Tokyo that a U.S. security treaty "covers all territories administered by Japan."<p>Obama, on the first stop in a weeklong swing through the Asia-Pacific region, spoke alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 25895 at http://wmub.org Obama: Japan's Administration Of Disputed Islands Shouldn't Change Unbeliebable: Justin Offends Asian Fans With Shrine Visit http://wmub.org/post/belieb-it-or-not-justin-offends-asian-fans-shrine-visit Pop star Justin Bieber has been lurching from <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/justin-biebers-2013-a-year-of-mishaps-controversies-sobbing-fans-and-fake-retirements-9030439.html">crisis</a> to <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2574166/Judge-orders-police-video-showing-Justin-Bieber-urinating-Miami-jail-cell-released-blackout.html">crisis</a> in recent months, but his latest faux pas could be his biggest, risking the affections of possibly a billion Beliebers.<p>During a trip to Japan, the 20-year-old Canadian singer appears to have visited perhaps the Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:53:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 25868 at http://wmub.org Unbeliebable: Justin Offends Asian Fans With Shrine Visit