Morning Edition for July 3, 2013
Jul 3, 2013 — Near the city of Prescott, Ariz., crews are starting to make some progress on the 8,500 acre Yarnell Hill Fire. The blaze claimed the lives of 19 elite firefighters on Sunday. Tuesday night, several thousand people gathered at a football stadium for a vigil to remember the firefighters.
Jul 3, 2013 — One of the 19 elite firefighters killed in Arizona was 21-year-old Kevin Woyjeck of Seal Beach, California. The young man followed in his father's footsteps to become a firefighter.
Jul 3, 2013 — As their neighbors, the Afghans, shuffle distrustfully toward the negotiating table with the Taliban, Pakistanis are wondering what this means for them. Their own wars have already claimed tens of thousands of lives, and continue to yield daily atrocities.
Jul 3, 2013 — First lady Michelle Obama and former first lady Laura Bush shared the stage in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tuesday, at an event for the First Ladies of Africa. NPR contributor Cokie Roberts moderated the event.
Jul 3, 2013 — Hepatitis C affects more than 3 million adults, most baby boomers. New York has passed legislation to become the first state to require doctors to offer the test to this age group. But some doctors are opposed to it, and it's unclear whether Governor Cuomo will sign the measure.
Jul 3, 2013 — The push to reduce Justin Carter's $500,000 bail is getting more urgent after his family says the Texas teen is suffering physical abuse while an inmate in a Central Texas jail.
Jul 3, 2013 — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman believes he should be in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize, for his trip to North Korea in February.
Jul 3, 2013 — The world's best-selling automaker is recalling approximately 185,000 vehicles. The worldwide recall is due to a problem with its electric power steering. It affects Yaris models made between November 2010 to March 2012 and Verso-S models made between August 2010 and August 2011.
Jul 3, 2013 — U.S. automakers have reported the best monthly selling rate since December 2007. Japanese firms also saw gains.
Jul 3, 2013 — There has been a shift in recent week and global investors have been pulling their money from emerging markets. To find out the reason, Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor for The Wall Street Journal.