KPCW http://kpcw.org en Tragedy Atop The World: Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12 http://kpcw.org/post/tragedy-atop-world-everest-avalanche-kills-least-12 At least 12 Sherpa guides died Friday on Nepal's side of Mount Everest when an avalanche buried them on the world's tallest mountain.<p>The death toll may go higher: <a href="http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=At+least+12+killed+in+Everest+avalanche&NewsID=412101" target="_blank"><em>The Himalayan Times</em> reports</a> that while 12 bodies have been recovered, an additional body "has been sighted buried in the snow" and that as the day ended another five Sherpas were still missing. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:38:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 12343 at http://kpcw.org Tragedy Atop The World: Everest Avalanche Kills At Least 12 As Rescue Efforts Continue, Korean Ferry Sinks Below Surface http://kpcw.org/post/rescue-efforts-continue-korean-ferry-sinks-below-surface As darkness fell Friday in the Yellow Sea off South Korea's southern coast, there was still no good news to report about efforts to determine if any of the nearly 270 people missing since a passenger ferry capsized Wednesday might still be alive inside the sunken ship.<p>The overturned ship's keel, which had been floating just above the surface of the water, <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/04/18/transcript-shows-ferry-captain-delayed-evacuation/" target="_blank">disappeared below the waves at day's end</a>. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 12342 at http://kpcw.org As Rescue Efforts Continue, Korean Ferry Sinks Below Surface Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying http://kpcw.org/post/obama-wants-sell-exports-asia-critics-arent-buying Next week, President Obama is going to Asia, where he'll talk up a proposed deal to increase U.S. trade with that region.<p>If he succeeds, he could open up huge new markets for U.S. farmers and manufactures, strengthen U.S. influence in Asia and set a path to greater prosperity.<p>At least, that's what the White House says.<p>Critics say that cheery outlook is all wrong. They believe the <a href="http://www.ustr.gov/tpp">Trans-Pacific Partnership</a> would lead to environmental harm, more expensive prescription drugs and a less open Internet. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:40:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 12340 at http://kpcw.org Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated http://kpcw.org/post/why-mumps-and-measles-can-spread-even-when-were-vaccinated More than two months after a nasty <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mumps/downloads/dis-mumps-color-office.pdf">mumps virus</a> triggered fever, headache and painfully swollen glands among a handful of students at Ohio State University, the outbreak has ballooned to 234 cases at last count, and has spilled into the surrounding community in Columbus, Ohio.<p>"Columbus officials are calling it the city's biggest outbreak since the development of the mumps vaccine in the 1940s," WOSU reporter Steve Brown tells Shots. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:33:00 +0000 Michaeleen Doucleff 12341 at http://kpcw.org Why Mumps And Measles Can Spread Even When We're Vaccinated Born With HIV, Building A Future http://kpcw.org/post/born-hiv-building-future Cristina Peña was born in 1984 with HIV. Her father died from AIDS, and her mother is still living with HIV. Cristina was told she had HIV when she was 9, but she and her family kept it a secret from her schoolmates and friends.<p>In high school, she started dating Chris Ondaatje. One day, Chris decided to tell Cristina that he was in love with her.<p>That's when Cristina sat him down for a revelation of her own.<p>"I remember sitting on your living room floor, and I could tell something was wrong," Chris tells Cristina on a visit to StoryCorps in San Francisco. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:34:00 +0000 NPR Staff 12337 at http://kpcw.org Born With HIV, Building A Future