All Things Considered for December 10, 2012
Dec 10, 2012 — Sen. Jim DeMint says the conservative Heritage Foundation inspired him to run for Congress. Once there, he helped to bolster its allies on Capitol Hill. Now, as he leaves Congress to run the think tank, the building blocks are there to create a powerful operation with political clout.
Dec 10, 2012 — The planet may also be racked by wars over food and water; and individuals, equipped with new lethal and disruptive technologies, will be capable of causing widespread harm. The scenarios are the work of the National Intelligence Council, comprising the 17 U.S. government intelligence agencies.
Dec 10, 2012 — The singer died in an airplane that crashed in the early hours of Sunday morning in Toluca, Mexico. She was a household name and feminist presence in the Latin music scene.
Dec 10, 2012 — Cats descended from one given to the writer live at the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West. A visitor filed a complaint with the law. Now, judges have said the U.S. Department of Agriculture can regulate those felines. Yes, Hemingway's cats are a federal case. It's a long story.
Dec 10, 2012 — Some residents of Southern Maine have a new ritual — checking the newspaper for the biweekly list of people caught up in a prostitution scandal. The case centers on a Kennebunk Zumba instructor who was allegedly also a prostitute. Those who are rumored to be on the list of patrons face months of speculation while they try to clear their names.
Dec 10, 2012 — The NHL lockout has sent many Russian players home to play for a league very much in need of star power as it tries to revive hockey's popularity in a place where the sport was once dominant.
Dec 10, 2012 — A U.N. report says North Korea has more food than in previous years. But North Koreans who spoke to NPR say conditions are still dire. Food has become too expensive for many North Koreans, and people are dying of hunger, they say.
Dec 10, 2012 — Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Checque, 28, of Monroeville, Pa., died during the rescue of Dr. Dilip Joseph, an aid worker from Colorado Springs, Colo.
Dec 10, 2012 — Cash registers may be on the wane in some stores as more retailers help customers complete purchases using mobile devices. It's convenient for shoppers, and retailers benefit by leaving customers less time to change their mind about a purchase.
Dec 10, 2012 — The agency says that among its most troubling findings is that many apps for kids share such information as geolocations with third parties. Developers need to do more to improve privacy protections and to tell parents what they're doing, the agency reports.