Janice Lokelani Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele, who goes by Loke, complained to a Honolulu radio station that since her name was so long, it was always cut off on IDs. That led to issues with travel and police. Officials in Hawaii say the state is expanding the character limit of names on IDs.
Many economic analysts expect the Federal Reserve to announce the first reduction in its stimulus program on Wednesday. The Fed has been pumping money into the financial system by purchasing U.S. government bonds and mortgage-backed-securities.
Air rescues have resumed in Colorado's Boulder and Larimer counties, sending a stream of evacuees to shelters around the region. Also, more federal resources are beginning to become available. Additionally, flooding is beginning to work its way into the plains of eastern Colorado.
Portions of Bellview, Colo., are entirely cut off by flooding. Resident Mark Benjamin has been helping neighbors by rigging a zipline across floodwaters to transport supplies. He talks with Steve Inskeep about the condition of Bellview's roads — and what it will take to rebuild them.
Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, President Obama is touting an economic comeback. But he says the country still has a long way to go to restore prosperity for the middle class. He warned Republicans in Congress not to impede the recovery by staging another showdown over the debt ceiling.
A defense-industry employee used his pass to get into the Washington Navy Yard and went on a deadly shooting spree on Monday. The motive for the assault is not known at this time. Thirteen people were killed — including the gunman.
Officials have released the names of seven out of 12 people killed in the Washington Navy Yard shootings. Police say Aaron Alexis, a defense-industry employee, went on a shooting rampage Monday. The gunman was killed in a shootout with police.
John Lippert, an investigative reporter for Bloomberg Markets magazine, traced the violence in Chicago back to Mexico. Lippert talks to Steve Inskeep about the impact of the Sinaloa drug cartel's dominance over the drug trade in Chicago and the Midwest.
A shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. killed 13 people including the shooter. By late Monday, authorities said they were convinced the shooting was the work of a lone gunman, and the lockdown around the area was eased.
Police say the gunman, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, died after a gun battle inside a building at the Navy Yard on Monday. He was a veteran with a history of gun-related incidents. His last known address was in Fort Worth, Texas.
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