American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) http://www.kunc.org en Book News: Amazon May Be Called Before Parliament Over Taxes http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-amazon-may-be-called-parliament-over-taxes <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Amazon faces a grilling from members of Britain's Parliament over its extremely low U.K. corporate tax payments, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/17/us-britain-tax-amazon-idUSBRE94G06220130517">Reuters reported</a> Friday. As NPR <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/16/184357484/book-news-amazons-tiny-tax-payment-draws-fresh-scrutiny">noted</a> on Thursday, Amazon has the subject of intense scrutiny after it was revealed that the Internet retailer's U.K. Fri, 17 May 2013 12:57:00 +0000 44443 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: Amazon May Be Called Before Parliament Over Taxes Seniors Flirt With AARP's Online Dating Service http://www.kunc.org/post/seniors-flirt-aarps-online-dating-service Here's the plan: Find someone, get married, grow old together. But what if you've done that, and suddenly you find yourself back at square one?<p>For those 50 and older, AARP is helping to find that special someone.<p>"I never expected to be single and 50," says Dina Mande of Santa Monica, Calif., a frequent user of the site.<p>Mande met a younger man and was happily married for seven years when, out of the blue, she says, she was divorced and back in the dating pool. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 20:21:00 +0000 41659 at http://www.kunc.org Seniors Flirt With AARP's Online Dating Service NRA's 'Anti-Gun' List Includes Some Not-So-Obvious Names http://www.kunc.org/post/nras-anti-gun-list-includes-some-not-so-obvious-names What do the Kansas City Royals, C. Everett Koop, Jack Nicholson and the United Methodist Church all have in common?<p>Turns out the Major League Baseball team, the former surgeon general, the actor and the denomination's general board and church society are all enemies of firearms, and as such have made it onto the National Rifle Association's list of "<a href="http://nraila.org/Issues/FactSheets/Read.aspx?ID=15" target="_blank">National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies</a>."<p>Containing a total of 506 names, the list is dated Sept. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:02:00 +0000 39841 at http://www.kunc.org NRA's 'Anti-Gun' List Includes Some Not-So-Obvious Names Online Education Didn't Boost Colon Cancer Screening Much http://www.kunc.org/post/online-education-didnt-boost-colon-cancer-screening-much Turn 50, and you can pretty much count on an invitation to join the AARP and a referral to the gastroenterologist to be screened for colon cancer.<p>Two-thirds or less of people ages 50-75, the target range for colorectal cancer screening, are up-to-date on testing, <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/CancerScreening/index.html">according to</a> the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.<p>That's better than it used to be, but still isn't up to par. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 21:25:00 +0000 37966 at http://www.kunc.org Online Education Didn't Boost Colon Cancer Screening Much When It Comes To Entitlements, Obama Feels Heat From Left And Right http://www.kunc.org/post/when-it-comes-entitlements-obama-feels-heat-left-and-right Despite his re-election and more Democratic seats in Congress, President Obama has far from a free hand to make the kind of comprehensive deal House Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans are demanding — one that includes cuts to entitlement programs.<p>Strong resistance to that notion is coming from the political left, including warnings that while Obama won't have another re-election, most of his allies on Capitol Hill will be facing voters again.<p>"Any benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid have to be off the table," said Ilya Sheyman, campaign director for <a href="htt Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:12:00 +0000 Frank James 37576 at http://www.kunc.org When It Comes To Entitlements, Obama Feels Heat From Left And Right