12:10pm

Thu September 13, 2012
The Two-Way

Federal Reserve Announces New Round Of Economic Stimulus

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 1:22 pm

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke arrives for a dinner at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium on Thursday.
Ted S. Warren AP

Update at 12:31 p.m. ET. Federal Reserve Announces QE3:

The Federal Reserve announced it would spend $40 billion a month on bond purchases in an effort to stimulate the economy and drive the the unemployment rate down.

The Wall Street Journal says that unlike the first two rounds of Quantitative Easing, this time the Fed will focus solely on buying mortgage-backed securities.

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11:23am

Thu September 13, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Whooping Cough Vaccine's Protection Fades Quickly

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 11:24 am

Nurse Fatima Guillen (left) gives 4-year-old Kimberly Magdeleno a whooping cough booster shot at a health clinic in Tacoma, Wash., in May.
Ted S. Warren AP

To protect children against whooping cough, doctors recommend five shots of vaccine before they turn 7.

But what happens after that? How long does the protection last?

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10:24am

Thu September 13, 2012
The Two-Way

Director Of Anti-Islam Film Still A Mystery

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 4:19 pm

The past 24 hours have produced a few answers — but many more questions — about the anti-Islam film that became a flashpoint across North Africa and the Middle East this week.

NPR's Carrie Kahn reports on Morning Edition that The Innocence of Muslims was shot in Los Angeles County last August, under the title Desert Warriors. It's full of "choppy dialogue, bad acting and scenes of a buffoonish Muhammad," she says.

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10:00am

Thu September 13, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

# 647, Adventure, John Steele, Adventurer "Three Minus Two" 12/14/52, Cavalcade of America "Life on the Mississippi" 2/24/53  

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.
 

10:00am

Thu September 13, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned to Yesterday

# 646, Broadway, Theater Guild "What Every Woman Knows" 3/2/47  

Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.
 

9:50am

Thu September 13, 2012
The Salt

Freedom Soda: New York's Ban On Big Sodas Hits Us Where We're Human

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 2:46 pm

Under New York Mayor Bloomberg's proposed big soda ban, soda sizes at the movies and elsewhere would have to shrink, and so would the fun, some people say.
iStockphoto.com

UPDATE: 11:37 a.m. As expected, the New York Board of Health passed a rule banning sugary drinks like soda in sizes 16 oz. or larger at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries in an effort to combat obesity today. The ban is expected to take effect in March, but according to the Wall Street Journal, opponents are already considering a legal challenge to prevent that. It passed 8-0.

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8:22am

Thu September 13, 2012
The Two-Way

Mob Attacks U.S. Embassy In Yemen As Clashes Spread Over Anti-Islam Film

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 7:03 am

A mob in Yemen attacks the U.S. Embassy during a protest against a film they say insults the Prophet Muhammad, in the capital, Sanaa, on Thursday.
Yahya Arhab EPA/Landov

Update 8:21 ET. Two Slain Americans Identified:

Two of the security personnel who were killed Tuesday along with Ambassador Chris Stevens and Information Management Officer Sean Smith have been identified. They are Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty, both security personnel who died helping protect their colleagues. Both men were former Navy SEALs, according to a statement from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Here's more from the statement:

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7:00am

Thu September 13, 2012
Politics and Government

Poll shows increased support for fracking

The natural gas industry sees hopeful signs in a new poll that finds more New Yorkers now support hydrofracking. A Quinnipiac University survey also finds upstate New Yorkers, some who live where the gas drilling process would occur, back fracking in greater numbers.

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6:56am

Thu September 13, 2012
Politics

State primary day brings confusion

It's a quiet primary day in Central New York this year.  There are only scattered elections across the area on the day that lets voters, registered in political parties, choose who will be on the November ballot.

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6:28am

Thu September 13, 2012
Around the Nation

Man Tries To Pay For Beer With Bartender's Card

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