Shots - Health Blog
10:00 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Flu Bug: Missing In Action

Ramon Maldonado-Cardenas grimaces as he gets a flu shot from pharmacy student Khoa Truong during a health fair in Sacramento, Calif., last October.
Rich Pedroncelli AP

It's been a weird winter. It's warm when it should be cold. There's mud where there should be snow. Flowers are blooming way ahead of schedule. Wildlife seems confused.

Well, here's one more weirdness: The flu season seems to be largely M.I.A.

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The Two-Way
9:05 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Google Glasses: Frightening Or Fantastic?

The view will be more sophisticated than this, but you get the idea.
Jeff J Mitchell Getty Images

Originally published on Thu February 23, 2012 10:34 am

The buzz is building about the news that, as The New York Times has reported, there soon may be "Google glasses" that can "stream information to the wearer's eyeballs in real time."

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Transportation
8:37 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Congested thoroughfare could receive some help

Intersection of Wesley St. and Kari lane in Greenville.

GREENVILLE - A compromise has been reached concerning a busy intersection in Greenville following a Wednesday meeting among business leaders, city and transportation officials.

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The Two-Way
8:15 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Seven Marines Killed When Helicopters Collide Over Arizona Training Range

(This post was updated with breaking news at 9:27 a.m. ET.)

Seven U.S. Marines were killed Wednesday night when two helicopters collided over the Yuma, Ariz., Training Range Complex, according to a statement just emailed to the NPR Newscast Desk by a spokesman for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

The statement adds that:

"The aircraft, an AH-1W 'Cobra' and an UH-1Y 'Huey,' were conducting routine training operations around 8:00 p.m. Identities of the Marines will be withheld until next of kin have been notified."

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Breakdown with Bob Aikin
8:00 am
Thu February 23, 2012

The Breakdown with Bob Aikin

This week Bob Aikin breaks down the Ocars and the BCS.

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The Two-Way
7:40 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Jobless Claims Stay At Four-Year Low

There were 351,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, unchanged from the four-year-low level of the week before, the Employment and Training Administration just reported.

It adds that "the 4-week moving average was 359,000, a decrease of 7,000 from the previous week's revised average of 366,000."

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Police and Courts
7:12 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Guilty plea heard in illegal firearms sale

GREENVILLE - A Rains County woman has been convicted on federal charges for illegally selling firearms at area flea markets.

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The Two-Way
7:10 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Online Privacy Act's No. 1 Principle Is 'Individual Control'

Originally published on Thu February 23, 2012 8:09 am

  • Steve Henn, reporting on 'Morning Edition'

Saying that "we must reject the conclusion that privacy is an outmoded value" and that it has been "at the heart of our democracy from its inception," President Obama this morning released his administration's "Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy" — a "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights."

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News
7:00 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Judge to rule on landowner's restraining order vs. TransCanada

Texans rally outside the Lamar County Courthouse Friday, February 17.
Photo by Sam Craft/The Paris News

PARIS - Environmentalists who oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline are again planning to converge on the Lamar County Courthouse Friday in support of Julie Triggs Crawford.

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