1:43pm

Thu May 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Navy Launches Its First Drone Squadron

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 5:10 am

A photo of the MQ-8B, provided by Northrop Grumman.
Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Navy is inaugurating its first squadron that mixes advanced unmanned drones with conventional aircraft.

The maritime strike squadron, nicknamed the "Magicians," will be officially launched at the Naval Air Station North Island on Coronado, near San Diego.

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1:33pm

Thu May 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi Makes Brief Court Appearance In Libya

Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi, the second son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, appears in the court in Zintan city, some 150 km southwest of Tripoli.
Zintan Media Office Xinhua /Landov

Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi, who before the revolution in Libya seemed poised to take his father's place as ruler, made a brief court appearance in Zintan today.

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1:09pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Africa

With Robocalls, Eritrean Exiles Organize Passive Resistance

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 4:27 pm

Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki, shown on a visit to Libya in 2010, has been widely criticized by human rights groups. Eritrean exiles have organized passive protests, calling on people to stay home Friday.
Geert Vanden Wijngaert AP

Tucked in the northeast corner of Africa, Eritrea is one of the most closed societies in the world, so much so that it's sometimes dubbed the "North Korea of Africa."

President Isaias Afwerki does not tolerate any independent media. The Internet is restricted. Reporters without Borders recently named it 179th out of 179 countries for freedom of expression.

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12:48pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Shots - Health News

Suicide Rate Climbs For Middle-Aged Americans

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 1:17 pm

Adam Alvarado, Ashley Priest and Jimmy Garcia create a stone cross near the home of former NFL star Junior Seau's beach home in Oceanside, Calif. Seau killed himself with with a gun in May 2012.
Sandy Huffaker Getty Images

It may be time to change the benchmark for discussion of public health problems in the U.S.

For quite a while, the annual number of fatalities from auto accidents has been a kind of shorthand for health issues that are big and important.

Starting in 2009, though, suicides surpassed deaths from crashes. In 2010, there were about 38,000 suicides compared with about 35,000 deaths from motor vehicle crashes.

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12:29pm

Thu May 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Massive Spire Lifted To Top Of New WTC Building

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 1:12 pm

The 408-foot spire was hoisted onto a temporary platform at the top of One World Trade Center on Thursday.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Construction workers applauded Thursday as a crane raised the flag-draped spire of One World Trade Center to the top of the skyscraper.

When they install the spire at a later date, it will cap the structure at a symbolic 1,776 feet. The Port Authority says the spire, which acts as a fixture for various antennas, will bump the 104-story building to be the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, reports New Jersey's The Star-Ledger.

However, as the newspaper reports:

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12:20pm

Thu May 2, 2013
World Cafe

Low On World Cafe

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 11:45 am

Low.
Zoran Orlic Courtesy of the artist

It's hard to find another band that's stayed as true to its vision as Low. Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker have been making Low records for 20 years now, and just released their 10th full-length album, The Invisible Way.

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12:04pm

Thu May 2, 2013
The Two-Way

'Warren Is In The House,' Buffett Says As He Joins Twitter

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 12:33 pm

Twitter.com/WarrenBuffett

Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the "oracle of Omaha" and renowned for making lots of money for both himself and his Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, joined Twitter on Thursday.

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11:00am

Thu May 2, 2013
Pittsburgh Symphony

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Airs Monday, May 20 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conductor  Manfred Honeck is joined by violinist Nikolaij Znaider for a performance of the Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius. Also on the program Steven Stucky’s Silent Spring and the Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

11:00am

Thu May 2, 2013
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Mickey Davis Concert

Kermit Poling talks with Giovanni De Chiaro about the Mickey Davis Concert Saturday, May 4  at  7 p.m. in the El Dorado High School Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public but is also a fund raising program for the Mickey Davis Scholarship Fund. More information at 870 - 862 - 0521.

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10:57am

Thu May 2, 2013
The Two-Way

After Socking The Rockies, Snowstorm Moves East

A snowplow clears slush from the parking lot of Creighton Prep in Omaha, Neb., on Thursday after a spring storm dumped slush and snow on parts of Nebraska and Iowa.
Nati Harnik AP

Arbor Day celebrations have come and gone, but winter weather is gripping the Plains and Upper Midwest. The storm that dumped snow in the Rockies a day earlier is threatening to blanket parts of the region with up to 8 inches of snow on Thursday.

The National Weather Service warns: "Significant accumulations of snow continue to be reported across portions of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa, with over 15 inches already in Dodge Center, (Minn.)."

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