Elections
12:29 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Early voting deadline approaching

Friday is the last day of early voting in the November 8th constitutional amendment election. 10 changes to the Texas constitution will be on the ballot for voters in the state to consider.

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The Two-Way
12:23 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Cuba Approves Buying And Selling Of Residential Property

Beginning Nov. 10, citizens and permanent residents in Cuba will be able to buy and sell residential property on the island. The move is one of the more major acts of reforms instituted by President Raúl Castro.

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The Salt
10:51 am
Thu November 3, 2011

How Low Fat Foods Get Their Texture

One way food companies compensate for the texture lost from lowering fat is by using replacements like cellulose gum.
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Pull any packaged food item off the shelf and chances are it has a long list of mysterious ingredients with highly scientific names like "methylcellulose." If you're like us, you may puzzle and even worry a little over these unappetizing words.

Why do we have so much weird stuff like methylcellulose and xanthum gum that's produced in a laboratory in our food? Texture, baby, texture. It's nearly impossible to understate the importance of texture and "mouth feel" to food companies, especially in an age when people fear the fat content in their food.

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Shots - Health Blog
10:40 am
Thu November 3, 2011

A Disco Beat Isn't Enough For CPR Stardom

"Disco Science," which you may know from the movie Snatch, has joined the '70s hit "Stayin' Alive" and the British children's song "Nellie the Elephant" on a unique playlist.

The three songs have been found to help people compress the chest at the right rate. Unfortunately, adding music to the CPR mix doesn't improve its overall effectiveness, a new study finds.

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The Two-Way
9:35 am
Thu November 3, 2011

Daughter Beaten By Dad Who's A Texas Judge: It Happened Regularly

Hillary Adams (left) as her father was striking her with a belt. She set up a video camera to record what she says was one of many such beatings.
YouTube.com (warning, video is graphic)

Originally published on Thu November 3, 2011 4:51 pm

Hillary Adams, who videotaped her father beating her in 2004 and released it to the world last week because she believes he should not be serving as a judge in Texas, said this morning that such punishments happened regularly and that she believes her father "needs help and rehabilitation."

For his part, Judge William Adams says that "in my mind I haven't done anything wrong. ... She wasn't hurt, it was a long time ago" and she was just "being disciplined."

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Theft
8:38 am
Thu November 3, 2011

Convenience store theft suspects formally charged

SULPHUR SPRINGS - The Hopkins County Grand Jury has returned indictments against six women accused of conspiring to steal from the E-Z Mart on Main Street in Sulphur Springs.

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The Two-Way
8:15 am
Thu November 3, 2011

Top Stories: Eurozone Crisis, 'Occupy Oakland,' Afghan Strategy

Originally published on Thu November 3, 2011 8:25 am

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The Two-Way
8:07 am
Thu November 3, 2011

Greek Prime Minister Under Pressure To Resign

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou heads to a cabinet meeting in Athens earlier today (Nov. 3, 2011).
Louisa Gouliamaki AFP/Getty Images
(We're updating this post as the story develops. Hit "refresh" and scroll down to see our latest additions.)

Under intense pressure from the European Union, Greece's prime minister has scrapped the idea of asking the country to vote on whether to accept the terms of a bailout package.

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Breakdown with Bob Aikin
8:00 am
Thu November 3, 2011

The Breakdown with Bob Aikin

This week's Breakdown is about college football and the current flavor of the month, Herman Cain.

Deadly fire
7:47 am
Thu November 3, 2011

Positive I.D. made on victim of Monday fire

DALLAS - The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body found inside Monday’s house fire as that of the owner, Roger Hooper.

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