Murder trial
8:11 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Sentencing delayed in Caddo Mills murder case

GREENVILLE - The punishment for convicted murderer Randall Douglas Smith will have to wait two more weeks after a judge grants a pre-sentence investigation.

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The Two-Way
7:54 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Top Stories: BlackBerry, Cain, Iran, Trade Deals, Listeria

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 8:03 am

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The Two-Way
7:35 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Jobless Claims Nearly Unchanged

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 7:38 am

The number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits last week was basically the same as the week before, the Employment and Training Administration just reported.

It says 404,000 such claims were submitted, vs. 405,000 the week before (a number that was revised up slightly from the previous estimate of 401,000).

As we wrote last week:

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Construction
7:11 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Officials hope to start spring semester at new school

SULPHUR SPRINGS - Sulphur Springs ISD administrators this week learned that their new Middle School, originally scheduled for completion this November, will instead be finished in December.

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The Two-Way
7:03 am
Thu October 13, 2011

GOP Presidential Contender Herman Cain Takes Lead In Second Poll

"Fueled by Tea Party supporters, conservatives and high-interest GOP primary voters, former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain now leads the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll," NBC News deputy political director Mark Murry reports.

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The Two-Way
6:30 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Alleged Iran Plot Is More 'Caper Novel' Than Spy Novel

The suspect: Manssor Arbabsiar (front, right) appearing in court Tuesday.

Shirley Shepard AFP/Getty Images

Here's another way to look at what U.S. law enforcement officials say was a plot by two Iranians — with assistance from "factions" of Iran's government — to kill the Saudi ambassador to the U.S.:

Yesterday, we posted about how "brazen and bizarre" the alleged scheme appears.

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Europe
6:24 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Runner Confesses To Bus Ride During Race

Rob Sloan finished third in a marathon outside New Castle, England. Spectators saw him running through bushes and jumping on a public bus.

Around the Nation
6:14 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Fla. Gov. Rick Scott Slams Anthropology Degrees

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 1:04 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

World
5:28 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Wall Street Protests Make News Around The World

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 1:04 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Here's some other news we are following. The Occupy Wall Street protests have made news around the world including the state-run media in Syria. Syria, facing its own protests, is highlighting American dissatisfaction and now the U.S. Embassy in Syria has responded on its Facebook page.

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Politics
3:00 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Romney Camp Slow To Attract Former Bush Donors

Republican donor Ray Washburne was a major contributor to George W. Bush's presidential campaign, and he was the national finance chairman for Tim Pawlenty. But when Pawlenty pulled out of the presidential race, Washburne tells Steve Inskeep that it took some time before deciding to back Mitt Romney's campaign.

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