Here & Now http://kgou.org en Netherlands Mourns As Crash Victims' Bodies Arrive http://kgou.org/post/netherlands-mourns-crash-victims-bodies-arrive The Dutch Safety Board says it has taken charge of the investigation into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine. The two black boxes from the airliner are reported to have arrived in Britain.<p>In the Netherlands, it&#8217;s a National Day of Mourning. Church bells in towns and villages across the country rang for five minutes today, just before two transport planes arrived at Eindhoven airbase, carrying the first coffins of the crash victims.<p>The remains are being taken to a military base in Hilversum, southeast of Amsterdam. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 33987 at http://kgou.org Netherlands Mourns As Crash Victims' Bodies Arrive Commonwealth Games Begin http://kgou.org/post/commonwealth-games-begin <em>Only A Game</em>&#8216;s <strong>Doug Tribou</strong> is in Scotland for start of the <a href="http://www.glasgow2014.com/" target="_blank">Commonwealth Games</a>, an event that takes place every four years.<p>About 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will fiercely compete for medals in 17 sports. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 33988 at http://kgou.org Commonwealth Games Begin New California Football Law Tackles Brain Injuries Head-On http://kgou.org/post/new-california-football-law-tackles-brain-injuries-head In a few weeks, high school football players across the country will begin training for the season to come. In California, come January 1st, those practices will be different.<p>Governor Jerry Brown this week signed <a href="http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB2127" target="_blank">a new law</a> that limits full-contact drills for all teams in public and private middle and high schools. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 editor 33989 at http://kgou.org New California Football Law Tackles Brain Injuries Head-On Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana http://kgou.org/post/remains-clovis-boy-reburied-montana Earlier this year, <em>Here & Now</em> <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/02/26/montana-native-genome" target="_blank">told the story</a> of the so-called &#8220;Clovis boy,&#8221; a young boy buried in what is now Montana, more than 12,000 years ago. His remains were discovered there in 1968 and eventually his DNA was analyzed, showing the boy was part of the Clovis culture, which existed in North America about 13,000 years ago.<p>The analysis also showed that his people were the direct ancestors of many of today&#8217;s natives peoples in the Americas. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 editor 33920 at http://kgou.org Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana Hong Kong Debates Independence From China http://kgou.org/post/hong-kong-debates-independence-china There have been huge protests in the former British colony Hong Kong recently. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets to demand that Beijing honor China&#8217;s commitment to Hong Kong&#8217;s political and judicial independence.<p>As the BBC’s <strong>Juliana Liu</strong> reports, there is deep anxiety in Hong Kong that China has no intention of allowing people on the island to choose their next leader, but there are also protestors on the other side, with leanings more toward China.<p><h4>Reporter</h4> <ul> <li><strong>Juliana Liu</strong>, Hong Kong correspondent for the BBC. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 editor 33921 at http://kgou.org Hong Kong Debates Independence From China Next iPhone To Offer Bigger Screen, But Will It Fit In Your Pocket? http://kgou.org/post/next-iphone-offer-bigger-screen-will-it-fit-your-pocket Apple is placing its bets on iPhones with bigger screens, and a whole lot of them. The company is asking suppliers to make between 70 and 80 million of the new models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens by December 30, according to the Wall Street Journal. This is larger than the current models with 4-inch displays.<p>Apple had stuck with its smaller displays even as rival smartphone companies rolled out bigger screens and customers sought larger models. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 editor 33922 at http://kgou.org Next iPhone To Offer Bigger Screen, But Will It Fit In Your Pocket? Another Facet Of The Jobs Debate: Baby Boomers http://kgou.org/post/another-facet-jobs-debate-baby-boomers A strong economy naturally depends on a large portion of the population earning money and sending it back into the economy. But the U.S. labor force has been shrinking since 2007, and according to a report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers, this is because baby boomers are reaching retirement age.<p>But critics disagree, saying that the weak economy has forced baby boomers to work longer to support their families. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:01:48 +0000 editor 33849 at http://kgou.org Another Facet Of The Jobs Debate: Baby Boomers Gay Florida Couple In Limbo After Winning Right To Marry http://kgou.org/post/gay-florida-couple-limbo-after-winning-right-marry <strong>3:30 p.m. ET update:</strong> Monroe Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia has denied the motion by Aaron Huntsman and William &#8220;Lee&#8221; Jones to lift the stay on the ruling that Florida&#8217;s ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution. This means, for now, that Monroe County will not issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The case now heads to an appellate court.<p class="sep"><p>A county in Florida could join 17 states and the District of Columbia in allowing same sex marriage. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:58:05 +0000 editor 33848 at http://kgou.org Gay Florida Couple In Limbo After Winning Right To Marry Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters http://kgou.org/post/boxing-attracts-more-would-be-fighters Who boxes nowadays? Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:23:00 +0000 editor 33825 at http://kgou.org Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters Chinese Buyers Snap Up Real Estate In The U.S. http://kgou.org/post/chinese-buyers-snap-real-estate-us Foreign buyers have helped boost luxury real estate prices in places such as Manhattan for several years now. But that trend may soon push into non-luxury markets across the United States.<p>The real estate website Zillow soon plans to publish its for-sale listings in Mandarin. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:11:00 +0000 editor 33826 at http://kgou.org Chinese Buyers Snap Up Real Estate In The U.S.