1:06pm

Mon May 13, 2013
Shots - Health News

Middle East Virus Spreads Between Hospitalized Patients

The new coronavirus has a crown of tentacles on its surface when viewed under the microscope.
NIAID/RML

It's been eight months since a Saudi Arabian doctor described a previously unknown virus related to SARS. And for most of that time only germ geeks paid much attention.

But in the past few days the new virus — which some would like to call MERS-CoV, for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus — has been making up for lost time.

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12:39pm

Mon May 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Arrests Made In Malcolm Shabazz Murder Investigation

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 1:24 pm

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of civil rights-era leader Malcolm X who died Thursday in Mexico City. The suspects, who work at a bar Shabazz visited, could face charges of homicide and robbery, the BBC reports.

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12:38pm

Mon May 13, 2013
Author Interviews

In 'Passage', Caro Mines LBJ's Changing Political Roles

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 2:39 pm

Vice President Spiro Agnew (right) and former President Lyndon Johnson view the liftoff of Apollo 11 from the stands at the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969.
NASA Getty Images

For the past 37 years, Robert Caro has devoted his life to writing the definitive biography of Lyndon Johnson. So far, The Years of Lyndon Johnson has four acclaimed volumes and has shown readers just how complex the 36th president was, as both a politician and a man.

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12:13pm

Mon May 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Benghazi Talking Points Debate Is A 'Sideshow,' Obama Says

Republican questions about how and when changes were made to his administration's "talking points" about last September's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, are a "sideshow," President Obama told reporters at the White House on Monday.

"There's no there, there," the president declared.

"What we have been clear about throughout," Obama insisted, is that "we were not clear who exactly had carried this out."

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12:11pm

Mon May 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Holmes Enters Not Guilty By Insanity Plea In Colo. Shootings

An artist's sketch of Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes, from an April court appearance.
Bill Robles/Reuters /Landov

James Holmes on Monday formally changed his plea from not guilty to "not guilty by reason of insanity" for the July 20, 2012, movie theater shooting rampage in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 people dead and an additional 70 injured.

Holmes' lawyers had said last week that the young man would be doing this.

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11:59am

Mon May 13, 2013
Music Reviews

Bing Crosby: From The Vaults, Surprising Breadth

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 2:27 pm

A batch of reissues and archival releases from Bing Crosby's own vaults is getting a high-profile relaunch. Above, Crosby circa 1956.
Courtesy of Universal Music

Bing Crosby was the biggest thing in pop singing in the 1930s, a star on radio and in the movies. He remained a top star in the '40s, when Frank Sinatra began giving him competition.

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11:25am

Mon May 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Prosecution Seeks Lifetime Political Ban On Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi spoke Saturday at a rally in Brescia, Italy. The former prime minister could face a jail term of six years and a lifetime ban from holding political office in a sex-for-hire case.
Antonio Calanni AP

The prosecutor in former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's trial on charges that he had sex with an underage prostitute is seeking a term of six years behind bars and a lifetime ban on the former premier from holding public office.

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11:10am

Mon May 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama On IRS Actions: 'Outrageous' If True

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 12:13 pm

President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

It's "outrageous and there's no place for it" if the Internal Revenue Service did, as it has admitted, single out some conservative groups for extra scrutiny in recent years, President Obama said Monday morning during a news conference at the White House.

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11:00am

Mon May 13, 2013
Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, May 13 at 11 a.m.  This week on the Pittsburgh symphony Orchestra concert Mariss Jansons takes the podium in a orchestral spectacular with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No 41 in C Major “Jupiter”; Richard Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome; Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor (Unfinished); Bela Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta.

11:00am

Mon May 13, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Shreveport Symphony with Pianist James Dick

Kermit Poling is joined by Music Director Michael Butterman and pianist James Dick to talk about the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's Season Finale which takes place this Saturday Night at 7:30 p.m. in RiverView Theatre. The Final Family Concert will take place this Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.  SciPort is collaborating with the Shreveport Symphony to offer pre-concert activities and musical demonstrations starting in the RiverView Theater lobby at 2:15 PM.   More information at 318 - 227 - 8863.

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