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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Giles Snyder.

 

President Bush has arrived in South Korea at the start of his Asian tour. The president's plane landed today at a military airport near the South Korean capital. He is expected to meet with South Korea's president tomorrow. North Korea's nuclear program will be at the top of their agenda. Mr. Bush also hopes to persuade South Korea to commit to sending more troops to Afghanistan. Mr. Bush will also visit Thailand and attend the Olympic Games in Beijing.

 

Texas and Louisiana are preparing for Tropical Storm Edouard. The storm has top sustained winds of 65 mph and could strengthen into a hurricane before going ashore near Galveston. Jack Williams with member station KUHF reports.

 

Heavy rain and high winds are expected when Edouard comes ashore most likely near Galveston Island about 50 miles southeast of Houston. Emergency responders are on standby in case flooding and wind damage affect residents. Ed Emmett is the top administrator in Harris County. "There will be either a strong tropical storm or a very weak Category 1 hurricane. Nevertheless, 10 hours or so of constant wind and five, eight, ten, inches of rain can create dangerous situations." Officials in Galveston have not called for mandatory evacuations but do expect flooding. For NPR News I'm Jack Williams in Houston.

 

Nasty storms swept through northern Illinois last night, leaving tens of thousands of customers without power. Fans of the Cubs game had to clear the stands because of the intense storm. Steve Alshinburger lives in suburban Chicago. He was caught driving in it.

 

"There were trees down on my drive home and water pooling in streets that normally handle the rain as much as four or five inches deep. We see blocks without power, I didn't see any power lines down but it sounds like Commonwealth Edison is gonna have their hands full. " The National Weather Service says trained spotters reported seeing funnel clouds in two counties west of Chicago.

 

Wall Street will be watching Federal Reserve decision makers today. The Fed is widely expected to leave its key interest rate right where it is. NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports.

 

With the economy sending downbeat signals, investors eagerly await the Central Bank's verdict on rates. On the one hand, oil prices have backed off their highs, but continuing concern about higher overall prices, rising unemployment and more potential weakness in the financial sector make the economic picture hard to assess. Many economists expect the policy makers will leave the rates unchanged. There is concern the economy is too weak to withstand a rate increase, but there is also concern that a further reduction could worsen inflation. Also this week, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank will issue their rate decisions. Both US and European financial institutions continue to struggle from the aftermath of billions of dollars in bad housing loans. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

And from Washington, this is NPR News.

 

A strong earthquake has hit China's Sichuan Province. There have not yet been any reports of injuries or damage. The US Geological Survey puts the quake's magnitude at 6.0. It's the latest of scores of aftershocks from the more powerful quake that hit in May and killed at least 70, 000 people. Today's quake hit on the same day the Olympic torch was carried through Sichuan's capital on its way to Beijing where the Games will open on Friday. Meanwhile Olympic organizers are seeking to reassure the public that the Beijing Games will be safe after yesterday's attack that killed 16 police officers in western China.

 

The Transportation Security Administration says it's suspending new enrollments in a program to help airline passengers get through security checkpoints faster. The action was prompted by the theft of a laptop containing sensitive personal information. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

 

The suspension involves the Clear Registered Traveler program which has about 200, 000 customers so far. Verified Identity Pass, which runs Clear, says a company laptop containing sensitive information was stolen last week from San Francisco International Airport. Verified Identity Pass says the information includes names, addresses and birthdates for some 33, 000 new applicants and in some cases passport and driver's license numbers. It does not contain biometric data collected from applicants as part of a security check. The suspension only applies to new enrollments in the program. TSA says the company needs to ensure that future enrollment data is encrypted. One of the company's selling points has been that the information it collects is secure. Pam Fessler, NPR News Washington.

 

And I'm Giles Snyder, you are listening to NPR News from Washington.

 

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From NPR News in Washington,I'm Giles Snyder.

 

President Bush has arrived in South Korea at the start of his Asian Tour.The president's planned land today at the military airport near the South Korean capital .He is expected to meet with South Korea's president tomorrow.North Korea's nuclear program will be at the  top of their agenda.Mr. Bush also hopes to persuade South Korea to commit to sending more troops to Afghanistan.Mr. Bush will also visit Tailand at attending Olympic Games in Beijing.

 

 

Texas  St. Louisiana.   Tropical Storm Edouard .The storm has top sustained winds of 65 mph can could strengthen  into a hurricane before going ashore near Galveston.Jack Williams with member station KUA Jeffer reports.

 

Heavy rain and high winds are expected when Edouard comes ashore most likely near Galveston island about 50 miles southeast Huston.Emergency responders are around standby in case flooding and wing damage inffect residents.Add // the top and ministrator //.

 

"There will be the strong tropical storm are a very weak category-one hurricane,nevertherless,10 hours or so of constant wind and five eight ten inches of rain can creat dangerous situations."

 

Officials in Galveston have not called for // evacuationa but do expect flooding.Form NPR News I'm Jack Williams in Huston.

 

Nasty storms swept northern Illinois last night leaving rens of thousands of customs without power.For hands of the Cups Game had to clear the stains because of the intense storm.Steve // lives //he was can't driving at it.

 

"there were trees down at my drive home and water pour in streets that normally // rain .It's as much as  four or five inches deep.We see blacks without power ,I didn't see any power lines down but it sounds like // gonna have their handful.The National Weather Service has trained sporter reporter to see // two counties west of Chicago.

 

 

Wall Street will be watching Federal Reserve decision-makers today that if it is widely expected to leave its key interest rate right where it is.NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports.

 

With economy's sending down big signals,investors eagerly await the central banks for the down rates.On the one hand,oil prices have backed up their highs,but continuing concrn about higher overall prices ,rising unemployment and more potential weakness in the financial sector make the economic picture hard to assess.Many economists expect the policy-makers will leave their rates unchanged.There is concern economy is too weak to stand a red  increase,but there is also concern that a further reduction could worsen inflation.Also this week ,the bank of England and European Central Bank will issue their rate decisions .Both US financial and European  institutions continue to struggle from the aftermath of billions of dollars and bad housing loans.

 

Yuki Noguchi ,NPR News,Washington.

 

And From Washington,this is NPR News.

 

 

A strong earthquake has  hit China, Sichuan province.There had not yet been any reports of injuries or damage.The US Geological survy puts the quake's magnitude at 6.0.It's a latest of scores of aftershocks of the more powerful quake that hit in May and killed at least 70,000 people.The quake hit on the same day the Olympic torch was carried through Sichuan's capital on its way to Beijing where the Games were open on Friday.

 

Meanwhile olympic organisors are seeking to reassure the public at the Beijing Games will be safe after yesterday's attack that killed 16 police officers in western China.

 

 

The transportation security ministrations has said it's spending new// in a program  to help airline passengers get through security check points faster.The action was prompted by the safty of a laptop comtaining sensitive personal information.NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

 

The suspension involves a clear register traveler program which have about 200,000 customs so far verifies identity pass which runs clear,says a company lapyop containning sensitive information was stolen last week from San Francisco International Airport.Verified identity pass has the information includes names,addresses and birthdates for some 33,000 new applicants and in some cases passport and drive's lisence numbers.It does not contain bio-metric data collected from applicants as a part security check.This suspension only applies to new // Romens in the program.TSA says the company needs to ensure that future Romen data is encrypted.One of the company selling point is about the information that collects is secure. Pam Fessler ,NPR News Washington.

 

And I'm  Giles Snyder,you are listening to NPR News from Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Gyles Snyder.

 

 

President Bush has arrived in South Korea, had the start of his Asian tour. The president's plane landed today at a military airport near the South Korean capital. He is expected to meet with South Korea's president tomorrow. North Korea's nuclear program will be at the top of their agenda. Mister Bush also hopes to persuade South Korea to commit to sending more troops to Afghanistan. Mister Bush will also visit Thailand and attend the Olympic Games in Beijing.

 

 

 

Texas and Louisiana are preparing for Tropical Storm Edouard. The storm has top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour, and could strengthen to a hurricane before blowing a shore near Galveston. Jack Williams with member station KUAF reports.

 

Heavy rain and high winds are expected when Edouard comes at shore most likely near Galveston Island about 50 miles southeast of Houston. Emergency responders are on standby in case flooding and wind-damage affect residents. * * is the top administrator in Harris County.  "* be there strong, tropical storm or very a very week Category 1 Hurricane, nevertheless. Ten hours or so of constant wind, and five, eight, ten inches of rain can create dangerous situations."  Officials in Galveston have knuckled for mandatory evacuations but do expect flooding. For NPR News, I'm Jack Williams in Houston.

 

 

Nasty storm went through northern Illinois last night, leaving tens of thousands of customers without power. * * of the cubs' game had declared the stands because of the intense storm. Stephen Schenberger lives rather in suburban Chicago. He was cub driving in it.  "They retrieved down on my drive home, and the water pulling in straight phenomenally handled the rain as much as four and five inches deep. We see blocks without power. I didn't see any power lines down, but it sounds like * * gonna have their hands full." The National Weather Service has trained sponder if reporter's seen thunder clouds in two counties' west of Chicago.

 

 

Wall Street will be watching Federal Reserve decision makers today. The Fed is widely expected to leave its key interest rate right where it is. NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports.

 

With economy sending downbeat singnals, investors eagerly await the Central Bank's * * done rates. On the one hand oil prices have backed of their highs. But continuing concern about higher overall prices, rising unemployment and more potential weakness in the financial sector made the economic picture hard to access. Many economist expect the policy makers will leave the rates unchange. There is concern the economy is too weak to a standard rate increase, but there is also concern that a further reduction could worsen inflation. Also this weak, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank will issue their rate decisions. Both US and European financial institutions continued to struggle from the aftermath of billions of dollars and bad housing loans. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

And from Washington, this is NPR News.

 

 

A strong earthquake has hit China's Sichuan Province. There have not yet been any reports of injuries or damage. The US geological survey puts the quake's magnitude at 6.0. It's the latest of scores of aftershocks from the more powerful quake that hit in May and killed at least 70,000 people. Today is quake hit on the same day the Olympic torch was carried through Sichuan's capital on its way to Beijing where the Games will open on Friday. Meanwhile, Olympic organizers are seeking to reassure the public, that the Beijing Games will be safe after yesterday's attack that killed 16 police officers in western China.

 

The Transportation Security Administration said it has suspended new enrollments in the program to help airline-passengers get through security checkpoints faster. The action was prompted by the theft of a laptop containing sensitive personal information. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

 

The suspension of all is a clear register traveler program which has about 200,000 customers so far. Verified Identity Pass, which runs clear says a company laptop containing sensitive information was stolen last week from San Francisco International Airport. Verified Identity Pass says the information includes names, addresses and birthdays for some 33,000 new applicants, and in some cases passport and driver license numbers. It does not contain biometric data collected from applicants as a part of security check. The suspension only applies to new enrollments in the program. TSA says the company needs to ensure that future enrollment data is encrypted. One of the company selling points has banned that the information that collects is secured. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

And I'm Giles Snyder. You're listening to NPR News from Washington.

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Form NPR news at Washington, I'm Jell Snate. Bosen and Bush has arrived South Korea at the start his ancient toll. The president's planlent today had military airport near the South Korea and capital. Here's the expect meet with South Korea president tomorrow. North Korea snok the programm would be the top of their jender. Mr. Bush also hopes to persuade South Korea to commit to sending more troops to Afgannastan. Mr. Bush also visit Tailand of the attending Olympic Games in Beijing.Taxes and Winsen are preparing for chapical to the mad world. This tool has topped the stan when of the sixteen-five miles for hour, and could strink into the herk before going Ashoning Govisten. Jek Worries was the menber station KUA jepe report.

 

Heavy rain and high wings are expect when adword comes sure most likely near goast of the island about fifteen-mile sofing to the Huston. Immergency responders are around stand by in case poding and win damige facrackters. Aid amitted the top mistreid and hero's county. "Do be the strong tropical storm are very weak katical and won her kin. Never the less, er, ten hours of the soul of comes to win, and five-eight tengens are rin come to dangerous situations." Officals and yabostan have noncall for manditory about her nation but do expect plotting. For NPR news, I'm Jek Berries in Huston.

 

Masting stores went to north and annoil last night leaving tens of thousands custmors of the power, for and the copes game had clear the steins because of intend stores. Stenfen Alburg leap the lenps chicargal he was come to the driving anit. "There were train storn down of my driving home, and water pouring in the strint that normally had the rin, er, it's menchers for five to deep. We see blark for our power, I didn't see power storn, but it's sound like came more faten of the henfor." Lonas to whether service have change sport he port in poning calong that to caning to the west of the Ghicago. War strait would be watching federal reserve disicion today, that aid expected lever to the king interest wilders. NPR Shege Nogalching reports.

 

With economy sending down be seganose in that egally for the central banks for the donnerates. Under won him, oil prices has back to the highs. But contious concern about higher over all prices, rising uninprivit and more pertentionally finacial sekter, make it economy picture hard to asence. Many economies expect the policy make for the leave of ways unchanged. There are a concerning economy is too weak to astend rending crise, but there's also concern that ferse redarksion could worse and flashion. Also this week the bank of England and European central bank were assure zerary disicions. But the US and European finacial insticions contious to strugal for the after mass bilions of dollars in better house lense. Ukinar Gochiar, NPR news, Washington. And from Washington, this is NPR news.

 

A strong earthquake has hit China's Sichuan Province. There have not yet been any reports of injuries or damage. The US geological survey puts the quake's magnitude at 6.0. It's the latest of scores of aftershocks from the more powerful quake that hit in May and killed at least 70,000 people. Today is quake hit on the same day the Olympic torch was carried through Sichuan's capital on its way to Beijing where the Games will open on Friday. Meanwhile, Olympic organizers are seeking to reassure the public, that the Beijing Games will be safe after yesterday's attack that killed 16 police officers in western China.

 

The Transportation Security Administration said it has suspended new enrollments in the program to help airline-passengers get through security checkpoints faster. The action was prompted by the theft of a laptop containing sensitive personal information. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

 

The suspension of all is a clear register traveler program which has about 200,000 customers so far. Verified Identity Pass, which runs clear says a company laptop containing sensitive information was stolen last week from San Francisco International Airport. Verified Identity Pass says the information includes names, addresses and birthdays for some 33,000 new applicants, and in some cases passport and driver license numbers. It does not contain biometric data collected from applicants as a part of security check. The suspension only applies to new enrollments in the program. TSA says the company needs to ensure that future enrollment data is encrypted. One of the company selling points has banned that the information that collects is secured. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

And I'm Giles Snyder. You're listening to NPR News from Washington.

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Support for this podcast comes from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, whose website letyourworriesgo.com, lets visitors vote to help non-profits alleviates societal worries.

 

 

From NPR News in Washington,I'm Giles Snyder.

 

President Bush has arrived in South Korea ,had the start of his Asian Tour.The president's plane landed today at a military airport near the South Korean capital .He is expected to meet with South Korea's president tomorrow.North Korea's nuclear program will be at the top of their agenda. Mr. Bush also hopes to persuade South Korea to commit to sending more troops to Afghanistan.Mr. Bush will also visit Thailand and attend the Olympic Games in Beijing.

 

 

Texas and Louisiana are preparing for Tropical Storm Edouard .The storm has top sustained winds of 65 mph and could strengthen into a hurricane before going ashore near Galveston.Jack Williams with member station KUHF  /Jeffer/ reports.

 

Heavy rain and high winds are expected when Edouard comes ashore most likely near Galveston island about 50 miles southeast of Houston. Emergency responders are on standby in case flooding and wind-damage  affect  residents. * * is  the  top administrator in Harris County. "There will be the strong tropical storm or a very weak Category 1 Hurricane, evertherless,10 hours or so of constant wind and five,eight,ten,inches of rain can create dangerous situations." Officials in Galveston have not called for mandatory evacuations  but do expect flooding.Form NPR News I'm Jack Williams in Houston.

 

Nasty storms swept through northern Illinois last night leaving tens of thousands of customers without power.For hands of the Cups Game had to clear the stands because of the intense storm.Steve // lives rather in suburban Chicago. He was cub driving at it.

 

"There were trees down on my drive home and water pour in streets phenomenally handled the rain,/It's/ as much as  four or five inches deep.We see blocks without power ,I didn't see any power lines down but it sounds like // gonna have their hands

full." The National Weather Service has trained sponder if reporter's seen thunder clouds in two counties west of Chicago.

 

 

Wall Street will be watching Federal Reserve decision makers today. The Fed is widely expected to leave its key interest rate right where it is.NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports.

 

With economy sending downbeat signals,investors eagerly await the Central Banks for the down rates.On the one hand,oil prices have backed off their highs,but continuing concern about higher overall prices ,rising unemployment and more potential weakness in the financial sector make the economic picture hard to assess.Many economists expect the policy makers will leave their rates unchanged. There is concern the economy is too weak to a standard rate increase, but there is also concern that a further reduction could worsen inflation. Also this week ,the Bank of England and European Central Bank will issue their rate decisions .Both US financial and European financial  institutions continue to struggle from the aftermath of billions of dollars and bad housing loans. Yuki Noguchi ,NPR News,Washington.

 

And from Washington, this is NPR News.

 

 

A strong earthquake has  hit China, Sichuan province.There had not yet been any reports of injuries or damage.The US geological survey puts the quake's magnitude at 6.0. It's a latest of scores of aftershocks from  the more powerful quake that hit in May and killed at least 70,000 people. Today's quake hit on the same day the Olympic torch was carried through Sichuan's capital on its way to Beijing where the Games will open on Friday.

 

Meanwhile Olympic organizers are seeking to reassure the public that the Beijing Games will be safe after yesterday's attack that killed 16 police officers in western China.

 

 

The Transportation Security Administration said it has suspended new enrollments

in a program  to help airline passengers get through security checkpoints faster.The action was prompted by the theft of a laptop comtaining sensitive personal information.

NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

 

The suspension involves a clear register traveler program which have about 200,000 customers so far. Verified Identity Pass, which runs clear,says a company lapyop containning sensitive information was stolen last week from San Francisco International Airport.Verified Identity Pass has the information includes names,addresses and birthdates for some 33,000 new applicants and in some cases passport and drivers'

lisence numbers.It does not contain biometric data collected from applicants as a part security check.The suspension only applies to new enrollments in the program.TSA says the company needs to ensure that future enrollment data is encrypted.One of the company selling pointhas banned that the information it collects is secured. Pam Fessler ,NPR News Washington.

 

And I'm Giles Snyder,you are listening to NPR News from Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I am Gyles Synder.

 

President Bush has arrived in South Korea at the start of his Asian Tour. The president's plane landed today at a military airport near the South Korean capital. He is expected to meet with South Korea's president tomorrow. North Korea's nuclear program will be at the top of their agenda. Mr. Bush also hopes to persuade South Korea to commit to sending more troops to Afghanistan. Mr Bush will also visit Thailand and attend the Olympic Games in Beijing.

 

Texas and Louisiana are preparing for Tropical Storm Edouard. This storm has top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour. And could strength into a hurricane before blowing shore near Galveston. Jack Williams with member station KUA Jeffery reports.

 

Heavy rain and high winds are expected when Edouard comes ashore most likely near Galveston Island about 50 miles southeast of Huston. Emergency responders are on standby in case winds and flood damages affect residents. Add Imputus, the top administrator in Harris County. "There will be a strong tropical storm or a very weak Category 1 hurricane. Nevertheless, 10 hours or so of constant wind and 5,8,10 inches of rain can create dangerous situations." Officials in Galveston has not called for a mandatory evacuation but do expect flooding. For NPR News, I am Jack Williams in Huston.

 

Nasty storm sweeps through northern Illinois land last night leaving tens of thousands of customers without power. Fans, the cop's game have declared the stance because the inturn storm. Steve Alshcberger lives rather in suburban Chicago. He was caught driving at it. "There were trees down at my drive home and water poles in streets normally handled the rain as much as 4 or 5 inches deep. We see black without power. I didn't see any power lines down, but it sounds like common citizens are gonna have their handful. The National Weather Surveys has trained spotters report at scene / and two counties of west Chicago.

 

Wall Street  will be watching Federal Reserve decision makers today. The Feds is widely expected to leave its key interest rate right where it is. NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports.

 

With the economy sending down beats signals, investors eagerly await the Central Bank's verdict of rate. On the one hand, oil prices have backed off their highs but continuing concerns about higher overall prices, rising employment and more potential weakness in the financial sector make the economic picture hard to assess. Many economists expect the policy makers will leave their rates on changed. There is concern the economy is too weak to withstand rating increase. But there is also concern that a further reduction could worse inflation. Also this week, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank will issue their rate decisions. Both US and European financial institutions continue to struggle from the aftermath of billions of dollars and bad housing loans. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

And from Washington, this is NPR News.

 

A strong earthquake has hit China's Sichuan Province there have not yet been any reports of injuries or damage. US Geological Survey puts the quake's magnitude at 6.0. It's the latest scores of aftershocks of more powerful quake that hit in May and killed at least 70,000 people. Today's quake hit on the same day the Olympic Torch was carried through Sichan's capital on its way to Beijing where the games will open on Friday. Meanwhile, Olympic organizers are seeking to reassure the public at the Beijing Games will be safe after yesterday's attack that killed 16 police officers in western China.

 

The Transportation Security Administration says it's suspending new enrollments in a program to help airline passengers get through security checkpoints faster. The action was prompted by the theft of a laptop containing sensitive personal information. NPR's / reports.

 

The suspension involves a clear registered traveler program which has about 200,000 customers so far. Verified Identity Pass which runs clear, says a company laptop containing sensitive information was stolen last week from San Francisco International Airport. Verified Identity Pass says the information, includes names, addresses and birth dates for some 33,000 new applicants. And in some cases, passport and diver's license numbers. It doesn't not contained biometric data collected from applicants, says part of a security check. The suspension only applies to new enrollments in the program. TSA says the company needs to ensure that future enrollment data is encrypted. One of the company's selling points has been on the information that collects as secure.  /, Washington.

 

I am  Gyles Synder. You are listing to NPR News from Washington.

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Support for this podcast comes from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation whose website letyourworriesgo.com lets visitors vote to help non-profits alleviate societal worries.

 

From NPR News in Washington, I'm Giles Snyder.

 

President Bush has arrived in South Korea at the start of his Asian tour. The president's plane landed today at a military airport near the South Korean capital. He's expected to meet with South Korea's president tomorrow. North Korea's nuclear program will be at the top of their agenda. Mr. Bush also hopes to persuade South Korea to commit to sending more troops to Afghanistan. Mr. Bush will also visit Thailand and attend the Olympic Games in Beijing.

 

Texas and Louisiana are preparing for tropical storm Edouard. The storm has top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour and could strengthen into a hurricane before going ashore near Galveston. Jack Williams with member station KUA ** reports.

 

Heavy rain and high winds are expected when Edouard comes ashore most likely near Galveston Island about 50 miles southeast of Houston. Emergency responders are on stand-by in case flooding and wind damage affect residents. Ed Emmett is the top administrator in Harris County. "There'll be a strong tropical storm or a very weak category 1 hurricane. Nevertheless, 10 hours or so of constant wind and 5, 8, 10 inches of rain can create dangerous situations. Officials in Galveston have not called for mandatory evacuations but do expect flooding." For NPR News, I'm Jack Williams in Houston.

 

Nasty storm swept through northern Illinois last night, leaving tens of thousands of customers without power. Fans of the Cubs game had to clear the stands because of the intense storm. Steve Braunsberger lives rather in suburban Chicago. He was kinda driving at it. "There were trees down on my drive home and water pooling in streets that normally handle the rain as much as 4 and 5 inches deep. We see blocks without power. I didn't see power lines down. But it sounds like ** citizen's gonna have their hands full."  The National Weather Service has trained spotters reported seeing funnel clouds in two counties west of Chicago.

 

Wall Street will be watching Federal Reserve decision makers today. The Fed is widely expected to leave its key interest rate right where it is. NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports.

 

With the economy sending down ** signals, investors eagerly await the Central Bank's verdict down rates. On the one hand oil prices have backed off their highs. But continuing concern about higher overall prices, rising unemployment and more potential weakness in financial sector make the economic picture hard to assess. Many economists expect the policy makers will leave their rates unchanged. There's concern the economy is too weak to stand a rate increase. But there is also concern that a further reduction could worsen inflation.

 

Also this week, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank will issue their rate decisions. Both US and European financial institutions continue to struggle from the aftermath of billions of dollars in bad housing loans.

Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

And from Washington, this is NPR News.

 

A stronger earthquake has hit China Sichuan Province. There have not yet been any reports of injuries or damage. The US geological survey puts the quake's magnitude at 6.0. It's the latest of scores of after shocks from a more powerful quake that hit in May and killed at least 70,000 people. Today's quake hit on the same day the Olympic torch was carried through Sichuan’s capital on its way to Beijing where the Games will open on Friday.

 

Meanwhile Olympic organizers are seeking to reassure the public that the Beijing Games will be safe after yesterday's attack that killed 16 police officers in western China.

 

The Transportation Security Administration says it's suspending new enrollments in a program to help airline passengers get through security check points faster. The action was prompted by the theft of a laptop containing sensitive personal information. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

 

The suspension involves a Clear Registered Traveler program which has about 200,000 customers so far. Verified Identity Pass which runs Clear says a company laptop containing sensitive information was stolen last week from San Francisco International Airport. Verified Identity Pass says the information includes names, addresses and birthdays for some 33,000 new applicants, and in some cases passport and driver's license numbers. It does not contain biometric data collected from applicants as a part of security check. The suspension only applies to new enrollments in the program. TSA says the company needs to ensure that future enrollment data is encrypted. One of the company's selling points has been that the information it collects is secure. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.

 

And I'm Giles Snyder. You're listening to NPR News from Washington.

 

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President Bush has arrived in South Korea at the start of his Asian Tour. The president's plane landed today at a military airport near the South Korean capital . He is expected to meet with South Korea's president tomorrow. North Korea's nuclear program will be at the top of their agenda. Mr. Bush also hopes to persuade South Korea to commit to sending more troops to Afghanistan. Mr. Bush will also visit Thailand and attend the Olympic Games in Beijing.

 

 

Texas and Louisiana are preparing for Tropical Storm Edouard . The storm has top sustained winds of 65 mph and could strengthen into a hurricane before going ashore near Galveston. Jack Williams with member station KUHF Jeffer reports.

 

Heavy rain and high winds are expected when Edouard comes ashore most likely near Galveston island about 50 miles southeast of Houston. Emergency responders are on standby in case flooding and wind-damage affect residents. Ed Emmett is the top administrator in Harris County. "There will be the strong tropical storm or a very weak Category 1 Hurricane, nevertherless, 10 hours or so of constant wind and five, eight, ten, inches of rain can create dangerous situations. " Officials in Galveston have not called for mandatory evacuations but do expect flooding. For NPR News I'm Jack Williams in Houston.

 

Nasty storms swept through northern Illinois last night leaving tens of thousands of customers without power. Fans of the Cubs game had to clear the stands because of the intense storm. Steve ** lives rather in suburban Chicago. He was kinda driving at it.

 

"There were trees down on my drive home and water pooling in streets that normally handle the rain as much as four or five inches deep. We see blocks without power , I didn't see any power lines down but it sounds like ** citizen's gonna have their hands

full. " The National Weather Service has trained spotters reported seeing funnel clouds in two counties west of Chicago.

 

 

Wall Street will be watching Federal Reserve decision makers today. The Fed is widely expected to leave its key interest rate right where it is. NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports.

 

With the economy sending downbeat signals, investors eagerly await the Central Bank's verdict down rates. On the one hand, oil prices have backed off their highs, but continuing concern about higher overall prices , rising unemployment and more potential weakness in the financial sector make the economic picture hard to assess. Many economists expect the policy makers will leave their rates unchanged. There is concern the economy is too weak to a standard rate increase, but there is also concern that a further reduction could worsen inflation. Also this week , the Bank of England and the European Central Bank will issue their rate decisions . Both US and European financial institutions continue to struggle from the aftermath of billions of dollars in bad housing loans. Yuki Noguchi , NPR News, Washington.

 

And from Washington, this is NPR News.

 

 

A strong earthquake has hit China, Sichuan province. There have not yet been any reports of injuries or damage. The US geological survey puts the quake's magnitude at 6. 0. It's a latest of scores of aftershocks from the more powerful quake that hit in May and killed at least 70, 000 people. Today's quake hit on the same day the Olympic torch was carried through Sichuan's capital on its way to Beijing where the Games will open on Friday.

 

Meanwhile Olympic organizers are seeking to reassure the public that the Beijing Games will be safe after yesterday's attack that killed 16 police officers in western China.

 

 

The Transportation Security Administration says it's suspending new enrollments

in a program to help airline passengers get through security checkpoints faster. The action was prompted by the theft of a laptop containing sensitive personal information.

NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

 

The suspension involves a Clear Registered Traveler program which has about 200, 000 customers so far. Verified Identity Pass, which runs Clear says a company laptop containing sensitive information was stolen last week from San Francisco International Airport. Verified Identity Pass says the information includes names, addresses and birthdates for some 33, 000 new applicants and in some cases passport and drivers'

lisence numbers. It does not contain biometric data collected from applicants as a part of security check. The suspension only applies to new enrollments in the program. TSA says the company needs to ensure that future enrollment data is encrypted. One of the company's selling points has been that the information it collects is secure. Pam Fessler , NPR News Washington.

 

And I'm Giles Snyder, you are listening to NPR News from Washington.
 

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Giles Snyder.

 

President Bush has arrived in South Korea at the start of his Asian tour. The president’s plane landed today at a military airport near the South Korean capital, he ‘s expected to meet with South Korea’s president tomorrow. North Korea’s nuclear program will be at the top of their agenda, Mr. Bush also hopes to persuade South Korea to commit to sending more troops to Afghanistan. Mr. Bush will also visit Thailand and attend the Olympic Games in Beijing.

 

Texas and Louisiana are preparing for tropical storm Edouard, the storm has top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour, and could strengthen into a hurricane before blowing a shore near Galveston. Jack Williams with member station KUHF reports.

 

Heavy rain and high winds are expected when Edouard comes ashore most likely near Galveston Island about 50 miles southeast of Houston. Emergency responders are on standby in case flooding and wind damage affect residents. Ed Emmett is the top administrator in Harris County. ‘It’ll the strong tropical storm or very weak category one hurricane, nevertheless ten hours or so, of constant wind, and 5, 8 10 inches of rain can create dangerous situations.’ Officials in Galveston have not called for mandatory evacuations but do expect flooding. For NPR News, I’m Jack Williams in Houston.

 

Nasty storm swept though northern Illinois last night leaving tens of thousands of customers without power, fans at the Cub’s game had declared the stands because of the intense storm. Steven Alshinburger lives rather in suburban Chicago, he was * driving at it. ‘There were trees down on my drive home and water pulling in streets at normally handled rain, it’s much as four or five inches deep. We see blocks without power, I didn’t see any power lines down, but it sounds like * gonna have their hands full.’ The national weather service has trained spotters reported at scene * clouds in two counties west of Chicago.

 

Wall Street will be watching Federal Reserve decision makers today, the Fed is widely expected to leave its key interest rate right where it is. NPR’s Yuki Noguchi reports.

 

If the economy’s sending downbeats signals, investors eagerly away the central bank’s verdict down a rate. On the one hand, oil prices have backed off their highs, but continuing concern about higher overall prices, rising an employment a more potential weakness in the financial sector, make the economic picture hard to assess. Many economists expect the policy makers will leave their rates unchanged, there’s concern the economy is too weak to a standard rate increase, but there’s also concern that a further reduction could worsen inflation. Also this week, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank will issue their rate decisions, both US and European financial institutions continue to struggle, from the aftermath of billions of dollars in bad housing loans. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

And from Washington, this is NPR News.

 

A strong earthquake has hit China’s Sichuan province, there have not yet been any reports of injures or damage. The US geological survey puts the quake’s magnitude at 6.0. It’s the latest of scores of aftershocks from more power quake that his in May and killed at least 70,000 people. Today’s quake hit on the same day the Olympic torch was carried through Sichuan’s capital on its way to Beijing, where the games will open on Friday. Meanwhile, Olympic organizers are seeking to reassure the public that the Beijing games will be safe after yesterday’s attack, that killed 16 police officers in western China.

 

The transportation security administration says it’s suspending new enrollments in a program to help airlines passengers get through security checkpoints faster. The action was prompted by the theft of a laptop containing sensitive personally information. NPR’s Pam Fessler reports.

 

The suspension involves a clear register traveler program, which has about 200,000 customers so far. Verified identity pass which runs clear says a company laptop containing sensitive information was stolen last week from San Francisco International Airport. Verified identity pass has the information includes names, addresses and birthdays for some 33,000 new applicants and in some cases, passport and drivers license numbers, it doesn’t not contain biometric data collective from applicants as part of a security check, the suspension only applies to new enrollments in the program, TSA says the company needs to ensure that future enrollment data is encrypted, one of the company’s selling points has been at the information the collects is secure. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.

 

And I'm Giles Snyder, you are listening to NPR News from Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Giles Snyder.

President Bush has arrived in South Korea and he started his Asian tour. The President planed a land today at military airport near the South Korea capital is expected to meet with South Korea's President tomorrow. North Korea nuclear program the top of the gender, Mr. Bush also hopes to persuade to commit to sending more troops to Afganastain.  Mr. Bush also  Tailand detending the Olympic Games in Beijing.
Texas and Louisiana  are preparing for tropical storm Edouard. The storm has top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour and could stict  before going Edouard with member station KUAH reports.
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strong tropical storm are very week, neverthless 10 hours so constantly and 5 of rain against situations. Officials have not called for main detory evacuations but do except plunding. For NPR News ,I'm Jack Williams in Huston. 

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Weather  service says train's boder report things found clouds in two west of Chicago
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When the economy descending down  equally  central banks for    rates. on the one hand oil prices have backed off their highs, but continual concerning about high over all prices , rising an unemployment and more potential weekness in the financial sector  make the economic  picture hard access. Many economists expect the policy makers will leave the rates  unchanged concerning  the economy is too week to withstand waiting increase,  but they also concern that further reduction could worsen the inflation.
Also this week the bank of England and the European centural bank will issure vary decisions, but US and European financial institutions continue destru. after  billions of dollars in band house loans.  Yuki Noguchi   NPR News Washongton. And from Washington , this is NPR News.

A strong earthquake in China Sichuan Provibnce, their have not yet any reports of injuries and damage.  large survey magnitude 6.0, it's latest schools of aftershoks in the more powerful quake that hit in May and killed at least 17,000 people . Today's quake hit on the same day,the Olympic torch was carried  through Sichuan's capital on its way to Beijing where Games are open on Friday. Meanwhile Olympic Organizaors are seeking to reinsure the  public that the Beijing Games will be saved  after yesterday's attack that killed 16 police offices in western China.The transportation security administration says it's spending new programs to help airline passangerns get through security check points faster.The action was plunt to laptop containing since the personal information. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

The suspection involes clear register traveler  program  which has about 200,000 customers so far, verefy identity which clear says company laptop  containing sensative information was last week from San.. international airport.Verfy identity pass asys information inxludes  names, addresses and birthdays for some 32,000  new applicants  and in some cases passports and driver lisences numbers. It does not contain by a  collected form applicants suspassed part of security check. Despension only applies   to program  TSA says the company needs to insure  that the future is  . one of the company  suspend the information collected  is secure. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington
And I'm Giles Snyder, you are listening to NPR News from Washington.

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Support for this podcast comes from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation whose website letyourworriesgo.com lets visitors vote to help non-profits alleviate societal worries.

 

From NPR News in Washington, I'm Giles Snyder.

 

President Bush has arrived in South Korea at the start of his Asian tour. The president's plane landed today at a military airport near the South Korean capital. He's expected to meet with South Korea's president tomorrow. North Korea's nuclear program will be at the top of their agenda. Mr. Bush also hopes to persuade South Korea to commit to sending more troops to Afghanistan. Mr. Bush will also visit Thailand and attend the Olympic Games in Beijing.

 

Texas and Louisiana are preparing for tropical storm Edouard. The storm has top sustained winds of 65 miles per hour and could strengthen into a hurricane before going ashore near Galveston. Jack Williams with member station KUHF reports.

 

Heavy rain and high winds are expected when Edouard comes ashore most likely near Galveston Island about 50 miles southeast of Houston. Emergency responders are on stand-by in case flooding and wind damage affect residents. Ed Emmett is the top administrator in Harris County. "There'll be a strong tropical storm or a very weak category 1 hurricane. Nevertheless, 10 hours or so of constant wind and 5, 8, 10 inches of rain can create dangerous situations. Officials in Galveston have not called for mandatory evacuations but do expect flooding." For NPR News, I'm Jack Williams in Houston.

 

Nasty storm swept through northern Illinois last night, leaving tens of thousands of customers without power. Fans of the Cubs game had to clear the stands because of the intense storm. Steve Alshinburger leaves, lives rather, in suburban Chicago. He was kinda driving in it. "There were trees down on my drive home and water pooling in streets that normally handle the rain as much as 4 and 5 inches deep. We see blocks without power. I didn't see any power lines down. But it sounds like Camel citizen's gonna have their hands full."  The National Weather Service has trained spotters reported seeing funnel clouds in two counties west of Chicago.

 

Wall Street will be watching Federal Reserve decision makers today. The Fed is widely expected to leave its key interest rate right where it is. NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports.

 

With the economy sending down beats signals, investors eagerly await the Central Bank's verdict down rates. On the one hand oil prices have backed off their highs. But continuing concern about higher overall prices, rising unemployment and more potential weakness in financial sector make the economic picture hard to assess. Many economists expect the policy makers will leave the rates unchanged. There's concern the economy is too weak to withstand a rate increase. But there is also concern that a further reduction could worsen inflation.

 

Also this week, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank will issue their rate decisions. Both US and European financial institutions continue to struggle from the aftermath of billions of dollars in bad housing loans.

Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

And from Washington, this is NPR News.

 

A stronger earthquake has hit China Sichuan Province. There have not yet been any reports of injuries or damage. / US geological survey puts the quake's magnitude at 6.0. It's the latest of scores of after shocks from a more powerful quake that hit in May and killed at least 70,000 people. Today's quake hit on the same day the Olympic torch was carried through Sichuan’s capital on its way to Beijing where the Games will open on Friday.

 

Meanwhile Olympic organizers are seeking to reassure the public that the Beijing Games will be safe after yesterday's attack that killed 16 police officers in western China.

 

The Transportation Security Administration says it's suspending new enrollments in a program to help airline passengers get through security check points faster. The action was prompted by the theft of a laptop containing sensitive personal information. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

 

The suspension involves a Clear Registered Traveler program which has about 200,000 customers so far. Verified Identity Pass which runs Clear says a company laptop containing sensitive information was stolen last week from San Francisco International Airport. Verified Identity Pass says the information includes names, addresses and birthdays for some 33,000 new applicants, and in some cases passport and driver's license numbers. It does not contain biometric data collected from applicants as a part of security check. The suspension only applies to new enrollments in the program. TSA says the company needs to ensure that future enrollment data is encrypted. One of the company's selling points has been that the information it collects is secure. Pam Fessler, NPR News, Washington.

 

And I'm Giles Snyder. You're listening to NPR News from Washington.

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President Bush has arrived in South Korea at the start of his Asian tour. The president's plane landed today at a military airport near the South Korean capital. He is expected to meet with South Korea's president tomorrow. North Korea's nuclear program will be at the top of their agenda. Mr. Bush also hopes to persuade South Korea to commit to sending more troops to Afghanistan. Mr. Bush will also visit Thailand and attend the Olympic Games in Beijing.

 

 

Texas and Louisiana are preparing for Tropical Storm Edouard. The storm has top sustained winds of 65 mph and could strengthen into a hurricane before going ashore near Galveston. Jack Williams with member station KUHF Jeffer reports.

 

Heavy rain and high winds are expected when Edouard comes ashore most likely near Galveston Island about 50 miles southeast of Houston. Emergency responders are on standby in case flooding and wind damage affect residents. Ed Emmett is the top administrator in Harris County. "There will be either a strong tropical storm or a very weak Category 1 hurricane. Nevertheless, 10 hours or so of constant wind and five, eight, ten, inches of rain can create dangerous situations." Officials in Galveston have not called for mandatory evacuations but do expect flooding. For NPR News I'm Jack Williams in Houston.

 

Nasty storms swept through northern Illinois last night, leaving tens of thousands of customers without power. Fans of the Cubs game had to clear the stands because of the intense storm. Steve Alshinburger lives in suburban Chicago. He was caught driving in it.

 

"There were trees down on my drive home and water pooling in streets that normally handle the rain as much as four or five inches deep. We see blocks without power, I didn't see any power lines down but it sounds like ???? gonna have their hands full. " The National Weather Service says train\ spotters reported seeing funnel clouds in two counties west of Chicago.

 

 

Wall Street will be watching Federal Reserve decision makers today. The Fed is widely expected to leave its key interest rate right where it is. NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports.

 

With the economy sending downbeat signals, investors eagerly await the Central Bank's verdict on rates. On the one hand, oil prices have backed off their highs, but continuing concern about higher overall prices, rising unemployment and more potential weakness in the financial sector make the economic picture hard to assess. Many economists expect the policy makers will leave the rates unchanged. There is concern the economy is too weak to withstand a rate increase, but there is also concern that a further reduction could worsen inflation. Also this week, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank will issue their rate decisions. Both US and European financial institutions continue to struggle from the aftermath of billions of dollars in bad housing loans. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

And from Washington, this is NPR News.

 

 

A strong earthquake has hit China's Sichuan Province. There have not yet been any reports of injuries or damage. The US Geological Survey puts the quake's magnitude at 6.0. It's the latest of scores of aftershocks from the more powerful quake that hit in May and killed at least 70, 000 people. Today's quake hit on the same day the Olympic torch was carried through Sichuan's capital on its way to Beijing where the Games will open on Friday. Meanwhile Olympic organizers are seeking to reassure the public that the Beijing Games will be safe after yesterday's attack that killed 16 police officers in western China.

 

 

The Transportation Security Administration says it's suspending new enrollments in a program to help airline passengers get through security checkpoints faster. The action was prompted by the theft of a laptop containing sensitive personal information. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

 

The suspension involves the Clear Registered Traveler program which has about 200, 000 customers so far. Verified Identity Pass, which runs Clear, says a company laptop containing sensitive information was stolen last week from San Francisco International Airport. Verified Identity Pass says the information includes names, addresses and birthdates for some 33, 000 new applicants and in some cases passport and driver's licence numbers. It does not contain biometric data collected from applicants as \ part of a security check. The suspension only applies to new enrollments in the program. TSA says the company needs to ensure that future enrollment data is encrypted. One of the company's selling points has been that the information it collects is secure. Pam Fessler, NPR News Washington.

 

And I'm Giles Snyder, you are listening to NPR News from Washington.

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Texas and Louisiana are preparing for Tropical Storm Edouard. The storm has top sustained winds of 65 mph and could strengthen into a hurricane before going ashore near Galveston. Jack Williams with member station KUHF /Jeffer/ reports.

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Giles Snyder.

 

President Bush has arrived in South Korea at the start of his Asian tour. The president's plane landed today at a military airport near the South Korean capital. He is expected to meet with South Korea's president tomorrow. North Korea's nuclear program will be at the top of their agenda. Mr. Bush also hopes to persuade South Korea to commit to sending more troops to Afghanistan. Mr. Bush will also visit Thailand and attend the Olympic Games in Beijing.

 

 

Texas and Louisiana are preparing for Tropical Storm Edouard. The storm has top sustained winds of 65 mph and could strengthen into a hurricane before going ashore near Galveston. Jack Williams with member station KUHF / reports.

 

Heavy rain and high winds are expected when Edouard comes ashore most likely near Galveston Island about 50 miles southeast of Houston. Emergency responders are on standby in case flooding and wind damage affect residents. Ed Emmett is the top administrator in Harris County. "There will be either a strong tropical storm or a very weak Category 1 hurricane. Nevertheless, 10 hours or so of constant wind and five, eight, ten, inches of rain can create dangerous situations." Officials in Galveston have not called for mandatory evacuations but do expect flooding. For NPR News I'm Jack Williams in Houston.

 

Nasty storms swept through northern Illinois last night, leaving tens of thousands of customers without power. Fans of the Cubs game had to clear the stands because of the intense storm. Steve Alshinburger (ms没有这个姓) lives in suburban Chicago. He was caught driving in it.

 

"There were trees downed on my drive home and water pooling in streets that normally handle the rain as much as four or five inches deep. We see blocks without power, I didn't see any power lines downed but it sounds like ComEd's gonna have their hands full. " The National Weather Service says train\ spotters reported seeing funnel clouds in two counties west of Chicago.

 

 

Wall Street will be watching Federal Reserve decision makers today. The Fed is widely expected to leave its key interest rate right where it is. NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports.

 

With the economy sending downbeat signals, investors eagerly await the Central Bank's verdict on rates. On the one hand, oil prices have backed off their highs, but continuing concern about higher overall prices, rising unemployment and more potential weakness in the financial sector make the economic picture hard to assess. Many economists expect the policy makers will leave the rates unchanged. There is concern the economy is too weak to withstand a rate increase, but there is also concern that a further reduction could worsen inflation. Also this week, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank will issue their rate decisions. Both US and European financial institutions continue to struggle from the aftermath of billions of dollars in bad housing loans. Yuki Noguchi, NPR News, Washington.

 

And from Washington, this is NPR News.

 

 

A strong earthquake has hit China's Sichuan Province. There have not yet been any reports of injuries or damage. The US Geological Survey puts the quake's magnitude at 6.0. It's the latest of scores of aftershocks from the more powerful quake that hit in May and killed at least 70, 000 people. Today's quake hit on the same day the Olympic torch was carried through Sichuan's capital on its way to Beijing where the Games will open on Friday. Meanwhile Olympic organizers are seeking to reassure the public that the Beijing Games will be safe after yesterday's attack that killed 16 police officers in western China.

 

 

The Transportation Security Administration says it's suspending new enrollments in a program to help airline passengers get through security checkpoints faster. The action was prompted by the theft of a laptop containing sensitive personal information. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.

 

The suspension involves the Clear Registered Traveler program which has about 200, 000 customers so far. Verified Identity Pass, which runs Clear, says a company laptop containing sensitive information was stolen last week from San Francisco International Airport. Verified Identity Pass says the information includes names, addresses and birthdates for some 33, 000 new applicants and in some cases passport and driver's licence numbers. It does not contain biometric data collected from applicants as \ part of a security check. The suspension only applies to new enrollments in the program. TSA says the company needs to ensure that future enrollment data is encrypted. One of the company's selling points has been that the information it collects is secure. Pam Fessler, NPR News Washington.

 

And I'm Giles Snyder, you are listening to NPR News from Washington.

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原帖由 sylvia_qian 于 2008-8-6 22:26 发表 翩然斑斑,这个地方麻烦再听下哈   Texas and Louisiana are preparing for Tropical Storm Edouard. The storm has top sustained winds of 65 mph and could strengthen into a hurricane before going as ...

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