11:03am

Fri September 28, 2012
'It's All Politics': NPR's Weekly News Roundup

It's All Politics, Sept. 27, 2012

Tony Dejak AP

Less than six weeks to go and President Obama seems to have opened up a lead in the battleground states of Ohio, Virginia and Florida. Aside from poor economic numbers and worsening international events, Mitt Romney's best hope lies in the debates, which begin next week. Also to no one's surprise — and Sen. Claire McCaskill's delight — Todd Akin stays in the Missouri Senate race.

Join NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin for the latest political news in this week's roundup.

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10:43am

Fri September 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Due To Threat, University Barred Colorado Shootings Suspect, Prosecutors Say

Originally published on Fri September 28, 2012 12:08 pm

James Holmes in a Sept. 20 sheriff's photo.
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Getty Images

The man charged with killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater on July 20 threatened a University of Colorado psychiatrist about six weeks before the massacre and was barred from campus "as a result of those actions," according to local prosecutors.

They also say in court documents released this morning that James Holmes' alleged threat was reported to university police at the time.

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10:39am

Fri September 28, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: Summing up his love for the Deep South

The late commentator Archie McDonald often expressed his strong bond with his Nacogdoches kin. Over the years, he introduced us to many characters. But McDonald loved the Deep South. He grew up here, and knew its history through and through as a scholar and Regents Professor of history at Stephen F. Austin State University. This is his tidy Top 10 list about life in the South.

10:33am

Fri September 28, 2012
Middle East

Should The World Brace For An Iran-Israel War?

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 10:50 am

Transcript

CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, violence erupted at the University of Mississippi 50 years ago when an African-American student tried to enroll. We'll look back on that day in just a few minutes.

But, first, to the United Nations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday, the only way to prevent Iran from attaining a nuclear bomb is to draw a clear red line.

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10:15am

Fri September 28, 2012
Local

Titanic artifacts come to Shreveport

More than 150 artifacts recovered from the legendary Titanic are set to go on display at Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center. "Titanic: The Traveling Exhibition" opens Sept. 29 and runs through Jan. 30.

10:01am

Fri September 28, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: Matthew Davidson Steps Up

Bill Beckett talks with blues man Matthew Davidson and bassist Joe Osborn about the release of the New EP Step Up and the show Matthew presents tomorrow night at the Madison Park El Chico's at 6:00 p.m.  Details can be found at Matthews Web Site Here.

9:46am

Fri September 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Apple Is 'Extremely Sorry' For Its Much-Maligned Maps, CEO Tim Cook Says

Will it take you where you want to go? A new iPhone 5 and Apple's new mapping software.
Beck Diefenbach Reuters /Landov

How much of a "public relations disaster" has Apple's new mapping software been?

Big enough that the famously proud company has apologized — and suggested that users can turn to arch rival Google Maps instead.

In a message "to our customers" posted this morning, CEO Tim Cook says:

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9:08am

Fri September 28, 2012
The Salt

Some Grumble About Change As School Lunches Get Leaner And Greener

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 12:16 pm

Michelle Kloser, School Nutrition Director for the West Salem School District in Wisconsin took this picture of Thursday's lunch, which includes baked chicken and rosemary potatoes.
Michelle Kloser for NPR

8:50am

Fri September 28, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

'Cocaine For Snowblindness': What Polar Explorers Packed For First Aid

Originally published on Tue October 2, 2012 10:12 am

From left: Frank Wild, Ernest Shackleton, Dr. Eric Marshall and Jameson Adams head back to base camp after getting within 97 miles of the South Pole — closer than anyone had gotten before them — in January 1909.
Getty Images

So you're headed out to explore the frozen wilderness of the Antarctic, facing one of the most punishing climates on Earth. What kind of medical supplies do you strap onto your sledge in case of emergency, miles from any sign of civilization?

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8:33am

Fri September 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Bank Of America To Pay $2.43 Billion To Settle Class Action Lawsuit

Bank of America's corporate center in Charlotte, N.C.
Scott Olson Getty Images

While denying it did anything wrong, Bank of America announced this morning it will pay "$2.43 billion and institute certain corporate governance policies ... to settle a class action lawsuit brought in 2009 on behalf of investors who purchased or held Bank of America securities at the time the company announced plans to acquire Merrill Lynch."

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