Scott Neuman http://wvxu.org en Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Small Plane That Crashed In Ocean http://wvxu.org/post/coast-guard-calls-search-small-plane-crashed-ocean The Coast Guard says it has called off a search for the pilot of a single-engine prop plane that drifted into restricted airspace over Washington, D.C., forcing fighter jets to scramble an intercept. The apparently unconscious pilot of the small aircraft later ran out of fuel and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean.<p>On Saturday, a pair of F-16s were dispatched to escort the <a href="http://cirrusaircraft.com/sr22/">Cirrus SR22</a>. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:53:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 31047 at http://wvxu.org Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Small Plane That Crashed In Ocean Corvette-Eating Sinkhole Will Be Filled In, Museum Says http://wvxu.org/post/corvette-eating-sinkhole-will-be-filled-museum-says <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IukDWhf7U9I</p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:44:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 31046 at http://wvxu.org Corvette-Eating Sinkhole Will Be Filled In, Museum Says Rebels Reportedly Seize Part Of U.S. Embassy Compound In Tripoli http://wvxu.org/post/rebels-reportedly-seize-part-us-embassy-compound-tripoli <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfFo-TVXkpo</p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:39:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 31044 at http://wvxu.org Hong Kong Activists Protest China's Control Of Leadership Vote http://wvxu.org/post/hong-kong-activists-protest-chinas-control-leadership-vote Pro-democracy activists have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to protest China's rejection of pleas that the territory hold an open election for its next chief executive three years from now.<p>As NPR's Frank Langfitt reports, the protesters say they will attempt to paralyze the city's financial district with protests after an announcement that gives the territory a vote in 2017, but only from a group of candidates hand-picked by a pro-Beijing committee.<p>The pro-democracy movement, known as Occupy Central — a reference to the city's main business district — says in a statement that Beijing' Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:04:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 31043 at http://wvxu.org Hong Kong Activists Protest China's Control Of Leadership Vote Putin Calls For Talks To Consider Statehood For Southeastern Ukraine http://wvxu.org/post/putin-calls-talks-consider-statehood-southeastern-ukraine <em><strong>Update at 10:35 a.m. ET</strong></em><p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for "meaningful talks" to end the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, reiterating that the Kremlin, which is said to have allowed thousands of its soldiers to join the rebels, views the situation as an internal dispute.<p>"Substantive, meaningful talks should begin immediately ... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:38:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 31041 at http://wvxu.org Putin Calls For Talks To Consider Statehood For Southeastern Ukraine