The Two-Way
10:51 am
Wed November 23, 2011

40 Miles Of 'Sticky Goo' Damages 150 Cars In Pennsylvania

We have to pass along more about this bullet from our Thanksgiving travel roundup:

"Some motorists were delayed for hours last night and early today on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Pittsburgh when 'a tar-like substance ... leaked from a tanker,' the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports."

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Shots - Health Blog
10:37 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Study Lends Support To Long-Term Treatment With Statins

Cholesterol-fighter simvastatin, the generic version of Zocor, gets a clean bill of health in an update to a study dating back to '90s.
JB Reed Landov

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 10:38 am

Standing in line at the drugstore or Costco might lead you to believe that just about everybody is taking a drug for high cholesterol.

And it's true that drugs to fight cholesterol, such as Zocor, now generic, and Lipitor, which is about to be, are the most frequently prescribed in the nation.

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From time to time, radio stories will be submitted by students at A&M-Commerce. The author of the post should be credited in the story.

Drought
10:32 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Drought takes a toll on Northeast Texas

The lack of rain in Northeast Texas has had an effect on crops and hay production, as well as the landscape.

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The Two-Way
10:10 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Planning To Fry That Turkey? Watch These Videos First

Frozen turkey hot oil = big problem.
SafetyAtHome.com

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Middle East
10:05 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Yemen's President Signs Deal To Transfer Power

In this image from Saudi television, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signs the Gulf Cooperation Council-sponsored transition deal Wednesday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 3:43 pm

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh accepted a deal Wednesday to end his more than three decades in power, making him the latest leader to be ousted in the Arab Spring uprisings.

Saleh flew to Saudi Arabia early Wednesday and signed the agreement at a ceremony in the capital city of Riyadh. The accord, brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council, shifts power to Vice President Abdo Rabu Mansour Hadi within 30 days.

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Chompsgiving to Chew Year's: Holiday Dishes
9:29 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Turkey Joints That Taste Like Candy

A piece of turkey joint candy made in Rome, N.Y.
Rachel Ward for NPR

Originally published on Thu November 24, 2011 10:01 am

Part of an ongoing series on unique holiday dishes

Each fall when it turns cold, a candy maker in Rome, N.Y., kicks into production on a confection known as turkey joints.

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Law
9:16 am
Wed November 23, 2011

The Newest Magazine Fad: The Mug-Shot Tabloid

Each week, Little Rock, Ark., residents snap up some 7,000 copies of The Slammer.
Dave Anderson

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The Two-Way
9:15 am
Wed November 23, 2011

It's Crowded Out There Again, Got A Holiday Travel Tip To Share?

News nuggets like these are holiday classics:

-- "42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a four percent increase from the 40.9 million people who traveled one year ago," the AAA says.

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It's All Politics
9:05 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Fact-Checking The GOP Debate: What The Candidates Said On National Security

PolitiFact.com's Truth-O-Meter
PolitiFact.com

Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact.com and Washington bureau chief for The St. Petersburg Times, wrote about about how candidates at Tuesday night's GOP debate rated on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter for PolitiFact.com and It's All Politics:

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