The Two-Way
12:25 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Panel: Carrier Commander Who Made Raunchy Videos Can Keep Serving

You remember Owen P. Honors? He was the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise who was relieved of command back in January after producing what even he said were offensive videos.

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Shots - Health Blog
12:09 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Got High Blood Pressure? It Might Take 24 Hours To Know For Sure

The standard technique for measuring blood pressure may not be good enough.

A blood pressure check may well be the world's most common medical procedure. Measuring blood pressure is quick, painless, and provides a pretty good clue to risks for future heart attacks and strokes. But some researchers now say that the classic cuff test can be misleading.

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The Two-Way
11:38 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Libya's Foreign Minister: 'It's Over' For Gadhafi

In an interview with Britain's Channel 4, Libya's foreign minister Abdul Ati al-Obeidi said the rule of Col. Moammar Gadhafi was over.

Al-Obeidi said if he was in charge of the loyalists still fighting in Tripoli, he would tell them to "lay down their arms."

Al-Obeidi was talking to Channel 4 from him home in Tripoli and confirmed that the regime had collapsed.

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The Two-Way
11:01 am
Wed August 24, 2011

WikiLeaks Makes Cache Of Diplomatic Cables Public

WikiLeaks logo.

Originally published on Wed August 24, 2011 12:31 pm

Earlier today, WikiLeaks made public 5,523 diplomatic cables. While WikiLeaks claimed on its Twitter account that the cables were "new," they've actually been in the hands of news organizations like The New York Times and The Guardian since November.

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It's All Politics
10:27 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Most U.S. House Members Not Doing Town Hall Meetings

A Royal Caribbean recruiter (c) hands out an application at a Congressional Black Caucus jobs fair in Miami, Aug. 23, 2011.
Lynne Sladky AP

Originally published on Wed August 24, 2011 10:57 am

If your member of Congress is holding town-hall meetings during their summer recess to discuss the great issues of the day with you and their other constituents, he or she is in the minority.

The non-partisan group No Labels, created as a refuge for voters favoring pragmatic, less ideological solutions to the nation's problems, surveyed U.S. House members and found that 60 percent weren't holding town hall meetings this summer.

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The Two-Way
10:00 am
Wed August 24, 2011

'Hearing Something We Can't Hear:' How Animals Foretold The Earthquake

The National Zoo's 23-year-old male red-ruffed lemur, Joven.
Mehgan Murphy Smithsonian Institution

Originally published on Wed August 24, 2011 12:16 pm

We know how humans first sensed Tuesday's earthquake. We felt the shake, then the rattle, and then the urge to flee.

But what about the region's animals?

Did they sense the rare 5.8-magnitude temblor before the shaking started?

We checked in with the folks at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, one of the most popular attractions in the nation's capital, to see what they could tell us.

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Shots - Health Blog
9:58 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Google Forking Over $500 Million In Online Pharmacy Ad Settlement


It's official. Google has agreed to settle a federal probe into ads it ran for online Canadian pharmacies by forfeiting $500 million.

The settlement had been widely anticipated since May, when the online powerhouse disclosed it had set aside that amount "in connection with a potential resolution of an investigation by the United States Department of Justice into the use of Google advertising by certain advertisers."

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9:51 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Secretary Salazar defends wolf plan

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Tuesday defended the decision to accept Wyoming's wolf management plan pending acceptance by the state legislature. Salazar made his comments to reporters while visiting Grand Teton National Park. Salazar explains that the hunting of wolves outlined in the plans for Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, are necessary to maintain the populations at manageable level.
"The recovery plan targets have been exceeded and those population targets are required to be kept."