2:00pm

Wed October 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Boeing Successfully Tests Electronics-Frying, Microwave Missile

Computers fried by CHAMP.
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

It's not the sexiest of weapons, because it doesn't cause big explosions, or fly around the world in minutes. But the effect is huge and could cripple a modern military without causing any casualties.

This week, Boeing announced that it has successfully tested a missile that can send out targeted, high-power microwaves that fry electronics without actually causing an explosion.

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1:46pm

Wed October 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Here's The List: 63 Barnes & Noble Stores Where Crooks Hacked PIN Pads

Originally published on Thu October 25, 2012 9:41 am

A Barnes & Noble store in San Bruno, Calif. It's on the list.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

If you shopped recently at 63 Barnes & Noble stores in nine states and used a credit or debit card there's a chance that thieves got hold of data about your accounts and your PIN.

As the company has announced:

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1:36pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Business

Mortgage Interest Deduction Could Be In Play

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 6:23 pm

About 34 million taxpayers take the mortgage interest deduction, for a typical savings of approximately $600 a year.
iStockphoto.com

In coming months, Congress will begin an epic struggle to get the federal budget deficit under control. One tax break almost certain to come into play is the mortgage interest deduction.

Both President Obama and his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, have suggested ways to scale back the deduction's value for wealthy taxpayers. And many economists are cheering them on, saying that now — when interest rates are low — would be a great time to reduce or even phase out the deduction.

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1:03pm

Wed October 24, 2012
It's All Politics

Despite Obama's Nevada Advantages, Romney Campaign Betting On State

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 1:35 pm

Culinary Union members Emilia Cabrera (left) and Dallany Santos canvass in Las Vegas for the union's get-out-the-vote effort for President Obama.
Liz Halloran NPR

Pundits and prognosticators have long opined about President Obama's built-in advantages in Nevada, where he captured more than 55 percent of the vote in 2008. And with good reason.

Democrats have a commanding voter registration lead, including among Latinos, and Obama's on-the-ground effort is fueled by the 55,000-member Culinary Union and Nevada Sen. Harry Reid's formidable state party organization.

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1:03pm

Wed October 24, 2012
It's All Politics

Beyond Hot Air: Political Blimps Take To Swing State Skies

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 1:41 pm

A blimp with a message in support of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney flies over Plantation, Fla., on Sunday.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

How do you reach an audience of more than 200,000 people a day in an important swing state without buying an expensive TV ad?

If you're Sid Overton, you build a blimp and fly it alongside one of Colorado's busiest freeways.

"It says, 'Romney For President. He Creates Jobs,' " Overton told KUNC.

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12:22pm

Wed October 24, 2012
The Two-Way

UPDATED: Sandy, Now A Hurricane, Hits Jamaica, Sets Sights On Cuba

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 3:49 pm

National Hurricane Center

Update at 3:46 p.m. ET. Sandy Makes Landfall:

At 3:20 p.m. ET., Sandy made landfall about five miles east of Kingston, Jamaica, the Hurricane Center said in an update.

Our Original Post Continues:

The tropical cyclone Sandy has just crossed the threshold to become a hurricane.

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12:06pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Shots - Health News

How Does The Polio Vaccine Reach A Remote Corner Of The World?

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 3:00 pm

Health workers transport the polio vaccine by donkey in southeastern Pakistan.
Asad Zaidi Courtesy of UNICEF Pakistan.

In the past week, we've had a lot to say about polio — from its history in the U.S. to vaccination efforts in Nigeria and Pakistan.

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12:03pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Food

Fine Dining Turns To Familiar Favorites

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now, it's time to open up the pages of the Washington Post Magazine. That's something we do just about every week for interesting stories about the way we live now. The Post's Fall Dining Guide is out this week and that means food critic Tom Sietsema has been going all over town, eating and drinking up a storm, trying to narrow down his list of favorite restaurants.

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12:01pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Regional Coverage

Headlines and Links

Ellen Abbott WRVO

Here's a round up of regional news from WRVO:

BP meets with towns of Cape Vincent & Lyme about wind power project

New York's top court upholds 2011 legal same-sex marriage law

New York state troopers receiving special training in responding to crashes with electric vehicles

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12:00pm

Wed October 24, 2012
Around the Nation

Same-Sex Wedding Video Goes Viral

Weddings are supposed to be filled with joy and excitement, but Artie Goldstein had mixed emotions when his daughter, Jill, got engaged to another woman. His trip to the wedding became a video journey that father and daughter wanted to share with the world. Host Michel Martin finds out how this personal moment became an internet sensation.

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