KSMU Radio http://ksmu.org en Federal Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Restrictions http://ksmu.org/post/federal-judge-blocks-texas-abortion-restrictions Regulations passed in Texas, which affected clinics that perform abortions there, were set to go into effect on Sept. 1. On Friday, a federal judge blocked those regulations, on the grounds that they unconstitutionally restricted access to legal abortion. <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=Federal+Judge+Blocks+Texas+Abortion+Restrictions&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEzMzgxNzM4MDEzOTQ4MjU1MjVlMTBmZQ001)"/></div><p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:21:00 +0000 Melissa Block 13540 at http://ksmu.org Springfield Startup Hoping Sparks Fly With New Dating Site http://ksmu.org/post/springfield-startup-hoping-sparks-fly-new-dating-site <p></p><p>“Your perfect match is just a click away” promises 417 Fling, a dating website exclusively for relationship seekers in southwest Missouri. As KSMU’s Alissa Zhu reports, it’s just one of many new startups in Springfield.</p><p>The dating site was the brainchild of 19-year-old Shaun Borneman, a sophomore at Missouri State University. Borneman created 417 Fling as a summer project after he decided that large national online dating services were not meeting his expectations.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:39:47 +0000 Alissa Zhu 13539 at http://ksmu.org Springfield Startup Hoping Sparks Fly With New Dating Site Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria http://ksmu.org/post/lawmakers-demand-say-obamas-decisions-syria The White House is working behind the scenes to develop a strategy for fighting the Islamic State in Syria, a strategy that could include airstrikes and other military action there. But there are already lots of questions in political and national security circles about the legal authority the Obama administration might use to justify those actions.<p>In the days after the Sept. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 13537 at http://ksmu.org Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria Chinese High-Rise Worker Left Dangling After Annoyed Boy Cuts Rope http://ksmu.org/post/chinese-high-rise-worker-left-dangling-after-annoyed-boy-cuts-rope A worker in southern China was left hanging from 100 feet up the side of a high-rise apartment building when a 10-year-old boy, apparently annoyed at the construction racket outside his window, decided to cut the safety line on the man's rappelling apparatus.<p>Xinhua says the boy was watching cartoons in his eighth-floor apartment in Guizhou province as the worker was outside installing lighting. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 13534 at http://ksmu.org 'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential' http://ksmu.org/post/i-am-not-inmate-i-am-man-and-i-have-potential If you want to know how prison can shape a man, talk to Dan Huff. He's spent more than half of his 59 years locked up. He says he was "raised by the state of California."<p>"Even judges, when they would send me away — looking back at it now — they [were] kind of more like a father figure sitting up there," he says. "Closer to fatherly than any father that I ever had."<p>Those judges had plenty of reason to be concerned about him: Huff used heroin. He committed robberies.<strong> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:54:00 +0000 editor 13535 at http://ksmu.org 'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'