The Two-Way
12:27 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Arrests Made In Alleged $1 Billion Disability Scheme On Long Island

An alleged scandal involving doctors, a union president and hundreds of Long Island Rail Road workers led to the arrest of 10 people today on charges related to what officials say was a scam that paid an estimated $1 billion in disability benefits to people who didn't deserve them.

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Media
12:12 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

David Carr: The News Diet Of A Media Omnivore

The New York Times. "I look at my backpack ... and it contains more journalistic firepower than the entire newsroom that I walked into 30-40 years ago."

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"We are entering a golden age of journalism," says David Carr of The New York Times. "I look at my backpack ... and it contains more journalistic firepower than the entire newsroom that I walked into 30-40 years ago."

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David Carr has a cold. On Sunday night, the media columnist for The New York Times tweeted to his more than 335,000 followers that he realized he probably had a variation of the common cold — because his drugstore was out of his favorite cold remedy.

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Africa
11:29 am
Thu October 27, 2011

U.N. Votes To Lift Libya No-Fly Zone On Oct. 31

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to lift the no-fly zone over Libya on Oct. 31 and end its authorization of military action to protect civilians.

The council authorized the actions on March 17 in response to an Arab League request to try to halt Moammar Gadhafi's military, which was advancing against rebels and their civilian supporters. The NATO bombing campaign that followed was critical in helping the rebels oust Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from power in August.

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The Two-Way
11:17 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Six Animals That Survived Ohio Tragedy To Be Given To Owner's Wife

(A new lede was put on this story at 2:35 p.m. ET)

As the widow of the Ohio man who last week paralyzed a community by releasing 56 lions, tigers, bears and other exotic animals from his farm came this afternoon to claim the six creatures who survived, the Ohio Department of Agriculture put a stop to her plans.

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Games & Humor
11:01 am
Thu October 27, 2011

No, You Can't: World Record Ideas That Didn't Cut It

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Guinness World Records keeps more than 50,000 records for people that can say they are the most, the fastest or the highest at a range of quirky and impressive feats.

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Business
10:50 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Businesses Get Help Removing Graffiti

The city of Ann Arbor is stepping up enforcement of its anti-graffiti ordinance next month.  Once again, the Downtown Development Authority is offering help to those businesses facing clean-ups.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

The Salt
10:50 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Snuffing Out Snakehead By Putting It On The Plate

A snakehead is filleted for a dinner this week hosted by the Oyster Recovery Partnership.

John Rorapaugh

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em.

That's the rallying cry for conservationists who are recruiting cooks — and their filet knives and frying pans — to the fight against invasive fish species.

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The Two-Way
10:46 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Suddenly, The 'Ladies Love Libyan Rebels'

Young Libyan men who less than a year ago were "hopeless layabouts" are now "marriageable heroes" because they took up arms against the regime of Moammar Gadhafi and toppled the dictator who had ruled Libya for 42 years, journalist Ellen Knickmeyer writes for Foreign Policy magazine.

Or, as the magazine's headline says, "Ladies Love Libyan Rebels: The Sexual Revolution Arrives In Tripoli."

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Economy
10:33 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Economy Shows Modest Growrth

The economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter after coming to a near standstill in the first six months of the year.

Shots - Health Blog
10:15 am
Thu October 27, 2011

High-Tech Shoes Aim To Stop Wandering Alzheimer's Patients

There's a GPS tracker hidden inside this mild-mannered shoe.

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Shoes that make the news often look funny.

Whether they're touting health benefits like those toning shoes that didn't quite pan out or the glove-like footwear being marketed as the anti-shoe.

But some GPS-enabled shoes designed to help keep track of people with Alzheimer's, look exactly like some shoes already popular with the elderly.

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