World http://kgou.org en The Advantages Of SoonerCare For Native Americans And Other Stories http://kgou.org/post/advantages-soonercare-native-americans-and-other-stories <p><strong>SoonerCare Can Give Indian Health Care Services An Added Advantage</strong></p><p>SoonerCare is Oklahoma’s Medicaid program. The tribal relations associate for SoonerCare is Katie Carden. Carden says more Native Americans and native veterans need to sign up because not only are there more services available for them to take advantage of, it will pay their tribal clinics for services received. In fact, SoonerCare is the third largest payer to Indian Health Service.</p><p>Katie Carden, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, wants Native Americans to sign up for SoonerCare.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:30:37 +0000 Susan Shannon 33253 at http://kgou.org The Advantages Of SoonerCare For Native Americans And Other Stories Hamas Fires Rockets At Tel Aviv; Israel Continues Strikes On Gaza http://kgou.org/post/hamas-fires-rockets-tel-aviv-israel-continues-strikes-gaza NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to correspondent Emily Harris about the situation in Gaza, and the ongoing conflict with Israel. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:20:00 +0000 editor 33254 at http://kgou.org U.N. Security Council Urges Israel And Hamas To De-Escalate Conflict http://kgou.org/post/un-security-council-urges-israel-and-hamas-de-escalate-conflict NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with reporter Daniel Estrin, who is covering the conflict in Israel and Gaza from Tel Aviv. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:20:00 +0000 editor 33255 at http://kgou.org Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree To Full Recount http://kgou.org/post/afghan-presidential-candidates-agree-full-recount Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have agreed to a full recount of ballots cast last month, in a deal brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that's aimed at resolving a potentially damaging political deadlock.<p>The 100 percent recount is set to begin within 24 hours, and a presidential inauguration, which had been scheduled for Aug. 2, will be postponed, Kerry told a joint news conference with the two candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, according to Reuters.<p>Kerry said it would be the "largest, most comprehensive audit" of the ballots possible. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:20:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 33245 at http://kgou.org Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree To Full Recount Switzerland: From Banking Paradise To Data Safe Zone http://kgou.org/post/switzerland-banking-paradise-data-safe-zone Stash gold in a Swiss bank? It's old hat. Try something really valuable: data.<p>Swiss vaults have held treasures ranging from Nazi gold to Wall Street fortunes. Now they might become the guardians of the 21st century's most precious asset. Think thick steel doors, timed locks, biometric sensors — all virtual, of course.<p>Data storage is booming in Switzerland. Attracted by the country's political neutrality and ironclad privacy laws, a growing number of people and companies are choosing to keep their sensitive information in the nation's servers.<p>Behind the rush: Edward Snowden. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:43:00 +0000 Laura Secorun Palet 33243 at http://kgou.org Switzerland: From Banking Paradise To Data Safe Zone 33 People, Mostly Women, Gunned Down In Baghdad http://kgou.org/post/iraq-airlifting-volunteer-reinforcements-ramadi <strong>This post was updated at 5:15 p.m. ET.</strong><p>Iraqi police say 33 people, including 20 or more women, were gunned down in apartment buildings in eastern Baghdad.<p>The Associated Press quotes police as saying "the gunmen showed up in four-wheel drive vehicles and stormed the buildings in the Zayounah neighborhood in eastern Baghdad."<p>"When we walked up the stairs, we saw a couple of women's bodies and blood streaming down the stairs," an unidentified police officer told Reuters. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:58:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 33240 at http://kgou.org 33 People, Mostly Women, Gunned Down In Baghdad Financial Scandals Tarnish Spanish Soccer Glory http://kgou.org/post/financial-scandals-tarnish-spanish-soccer-glory Many of the biggest stars in global soccer — Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo — play the regular season with club teams in Spain. Their marquee names have helped their Spanish teams get filthy rich. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona top <em>Forbes</em> magazine's list of<a href="http://www.realmadrid.com/en/news/2014/05/forbes-names-real-madrid-as-the-most-valuable-sports-club-in-the-world-for-the-second-year-running"> the world's richest sports franchises</a>. You have to scroll down to No. 4 to find the New York Yankees, and NFL teams below that.<p>This, in a country with roughly one-sixth of the U.S. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:08:00 +0000 editor 33228 at http://kgou.org Financial Scandals Tarnish Spanish Soccer Glory Death Toll At 135 In Israeli Airstrikes On Gaza http://kgou.org/post/death-toll-rises-120-israeli-airstrikes-gaza <strong>This post updated at 5:00 p.m. ET.</strong><p>At least 145 people have been killed and more than 1,000 wounded since Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip began five days ago, according to Palestinian officials. The offensive has come amid a barrage of Hamas rocket fire directed at Israel. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports that Israeli tanks and reserve troops are poised for a possible ground invasion.<p>Hamas issued a warning that it would target Tel Aviv at 9 p.m. Saturday night and rockets were fired from Gaza right about that time, NPR's Emily Harris says. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:53:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 33231 at http://kgou.org Death Toll At 135 In Israeli Airstrikes On Gaza Conflict Continues In Gaza Strip, With No Cease-Fire In Sight http://kgou.org/post/israel-continues-bombing-operation-gaza Transcript <p>TAMARA KEITH, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Tamara Keith in for Scott Simon. The conflict continues between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip. Israeli air strikes have killed more than 120 Palestinians since Tuesday morning. In Israel, nearly a dozen Israelis have been seriously injured by rocket fire from Gaza. There is no cease-fire in sight, but there may be some indications of a slowdown. NPR's Emily Harris joins us from Gaza City. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:38:00 +0000 editor 33225 at http://kgou.org The Day That Changed Everything On Mt. Everest http://kgou.org/post/day-changed-everything-mt-everest On April 18, 16 Nepalese guides were killed in an avalanche on Mt. Everest. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Outside Magazine's Grayson Schaffer about the deadliest day in Everest history. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:38:00 +0000 editor 33223 at http://kgou.org