WYSO http://wyso.org en 'Hurricane' Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfuly Convicted Of Murder http://wyso.org/post/hurricane-carter-dies-boxer-was-wrongfuly-convicted-murder Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxing champion whose conviction for a triple murder was overturned after he served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48781 at http://wyso.org 'Hurricane' Carter Dies; Boxer Was Wrongfuly Convicted Of Murder This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church http://wyso.org/post/may-be-rogue-parishioners-last-easter-closed-church Nearly a decade has passed since the doors of the Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church were shut and its holy water dried up.<p>With the Archdiocese of Boston strapped for cash, it was one of dozens of churches in the area to be closed and sold off. At the time, the archdiocese was in the throes of the clergy sex abuse crisis. It had agreed to pay nearly $85 million to more than 500 people who said they were abused by priests.<p>The closing of the church took parishioners in Scituate, Mass., about 30 miles south of Boston, by surprise. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:28:00 +0000 Martha Ann Overland 48782 at http://wyso.org This May Be Rogue Parishioners' Last Easter In Closed Church Google Frecking: The Week In Pandas http://wyso.org/post/google-frecking-week-pandas What a week it's been for giant pandas. We know because for the past seven days, we have been <strong>Google Frecking</strong> for pandas.<p>Google Frecking is an info-gathering game we devised — at the suggestion of our creative editor — for drilling a little deeper into a subject that intrigues us. In this case: pandas.<p>Last weekend we set up a Google Alert for pandas. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:13:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 48783 at http://wyso.org Ukraine: Deadly Gunfight Rattles Easter Truce http://wyso.org/post/ukraine-deadly-gunfight-rattles-easter-truce A shootout at a checkpoint killed at least two people in eastern Ukraine Sunday, according to multiple reports. The violence comes on the heels of an agreement between Ukraine, Russia and the West that calls for armed groups to disband; that pact led officials to announce <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/19/304905585/ukraine-calls-an-easter-truce-in-clash-with-militants">a truce for this Easter weekend</a>.<p>The shootout took place at a separatist checkpoint near Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian militants have held a government building since last week. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:34:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48780 at http://wyso.org Ukraine: Deadly Gunfight Rattles Easter Truce Pope Francis Leads Easter Mass For Thousands http://wyso.org/post/pope-francis-leads-easter-mass-thousands A crowd estimated at more than 150,000 people gathered in St. Peter's Square for an Easter Mass led by Pope Francis Sunday. The pope gave his traditional blessing on the most important day of the Christian calendar; he also called for help for people who are living in desperate conditions.<p>From Rome, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports for our Newscast unit:<p><blockquote><p>"Looking tired after an intense holy week, Francis stressed that Easter is 'the basis of our faith and hope.' If Christ were not raised, he said, Christianity would lose its very meaning. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48779 at http://wyso.org Pope Francis Leads Easter Mass For Thousands