WJCT NEWS http://news.wjct.org en Rescuers Deliver Most, But Not All, Nigerian Schoolgirls To Safety http://news.wjct.org/post/rescuers-deliver-most-not-all-nigerian-schoolgirls-safety According to the Nigerian military, all but eight of the girls kidnapped from a Nigerian boarding school have been rescued. As many as 100 girls had been abducted by militants earlier in the week. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:02:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton 12825 at http://news.wjct.org Free Drug Samples Prompt Skin Doctors To Prescribe Costlier Meds http://news.wjct.org/post/free-drug-samples-prompt-skin-doctors-prescribe-costlier-meds Every "free" sample comes with a price.<p>Dermatologists who accept free tubes and bottles of brand-name drugs are likelier to prescribe expensive medications for acne than doctors who are prohibited from taking samples, a study <a href="http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/journal.aspx">reports</a> Wednesday.<p>The difference isn't chump change. When patients see a dermatologist who gets and gives free samples, the average cost of medicines prescribed is $465 per office visit. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Michaeleen Doucleff 12824 at http://news.wjct.org Free Drug Samples Prompt Skin Doctors To Prescribe Costlier Meds Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude' http://news.wjct.org/post/book-review-kinder-solitude Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Ellah Allfrey 12823 at http://news.wjct.org Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude' Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Put Faith In Unorthodox Dating Service http://news.wjct.org/post/israels-ultra-orthodox-put-faith-unorthodox-dating-service Yael Mizrachi, a 33-year-old Israeli woman, has been to many matchmakers.<p>"Too many," she says, rolling her wide dark eyes and tossing her shoulder-length hair.<p>Matchmakers are the traditional way to find a mate in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community to which Mizrachi belongs. But she is not entirely traditional.<p>"I identify myself as a modern ultra-Orthodox," Mizrachi says.<p>Mizrachi is part of a growing number of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel who are seeking job skills, getting higher education or joining the military. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Emily Harris 12822 at http://news.wjct.org Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Put Faith In Unorthodox Dating Service Army Corps Approves JAXPORT Dredging Plan http://news.wjct.org/post/army-corps-approves-jaxport-dredging-plan <p>The plan to deepen the channel at JAXPORT got a big boost Wednesday as the US Army Corps of Engineers gave its stamp of approval to the dredging project.</p><p>The project will now be included in the Water Resources Development Act when Congress votes on the bill next month, said JAXPORT spokeswoman Nancy Rubin.</p><p>"A sort of slowdown on the approval of the legislation and a subsequent approval of our project through the regular process means the timing has come out just right for us," she said.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:48:41 +0000 Karen Feagins & Associated Press 12821 at http://news.wjct.org Army Corps Approves JAXPORT Dredging Plan Legal Moves Might Mean Fiscal Relief, And More PR Troubles, For GM http://news.wjct.org/post/legal-moves-might-mean-fiscal-relief-and-more-pr-troubles-gm General Motors is signaling its plans to ask a bankruptcy judge for protection from lawsuits related to a defective switch recall. As Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton reports, the action could further complicate its current public relations crisis. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Legal+Moves+Might+Mean+Fiscal+Relief%2C+And+More+PR+Troubles%2C+For+GM&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNTQ1NzQ1MDEyMjk0OTcxNTI4MzljZQ001)"/></div><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Tracy Samilton 12820 at http://news.wjct.org New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved http://news.wjct.org/post/new-fossil-takes-bite-out-theory-sharks-barely-evolved Sharks have looked more or less the same for hundreds of millions of years. But a newly discovered fossil suggests that under the hood, a modern shark is very different from its ancient ancestors.<p>The finding, <a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature13195.html">published in the journal Nature</a>, strongly implies that sharks are not the "living fossils" many paleontologists once thought they were. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Geoff Brumfiel 12819 at http://news.wjct.org New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights http://news.wjct.org/post/justices-peacemaker-unit-focuses-transgender-rights A groundbreaking survey reports that <a href="http://transequality.org/PDFs/Executive_Summary.pdf" target="_blank">nearly 2 out of 3 transgender people</a> say they've been victims of physical assault. Most of those crimes are never reported to police. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 12818 at http://news.wjct.org Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights Entering Talks In Geneva, U.S. Hopes For A Ukraine Breakthrough http://news.wjct.org/post/entering-talks-geneva-us-hopes-ukraine-breakthrough Secretary of State John Kerry is set to meet Thursday with officials from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. They will discuss the crisis in Ukraine. While the Obama administration has said it has overwhelming evidence that Moscow is stirring up the unrest in eastern Ukraine, it says it wants to wait before expanding sanctions. Analysts say Washington has few other options. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 12815 at http://news.wjct.org South Korea Ferry Disaster Sets Rescuers, And Fears, In Motion http://news.wjct.org/post/south-korea-ferry-disaster-sets-rescuers-and-fears-motion Hundreds are missing after a ferry sank Wednesday off South Korea's southern coast. Reporter Jason Strother in Seoul offers details on the latest developments. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 NPR Staff 12814 at http://news.wjct.org