10:04am

Thu September 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Actress: Anti-Islam Filmmaker Lied And Made Me Look Like A 'Religious Bigot'

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a.k.a. Sam Bacile, made her look like a religious bigot by "having hateful words put in her mouth" when he dubbed a new soundtrack into the anti-Islam video Innocence of Muslims that has sparked violence and protests around the Muslim world, one of the actresses in the video charges.

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10:01am

Thu September 20, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight - 4th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

Dr. Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches about the 4th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference which takes place Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22 in Magale Recital Hall on the NSU Campus. One of the topics this year includes the life and paintings of Clementine Hunter. Information available at the Louisiana Folklife Center.

Related Story: Biography gives fresh insight into artist Clementine Hunter

10:00am

Thu September 20, 2012
U.S.

'Fiscal Cliff' Scenarios Leave Economists On Edge

Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 1:46 pm

Economists hope lawmakers can avert a "fiscal cliff" after November's election, but what if Congress runs out of time?
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Members of Congress are about to flee Capitol Hill, and they'll be gone until Nov. 13, one week after Election Day.

As they shift to full-time campaigning, lawmakers are leaving behind many questions about the "fiscal cliff," a massive cluster of automatic spending cuts and tax-break expirations that come together around year's end.

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9:36am

Thu September 20, 2012
Local

Caddo Parish achieves 'pinnacle' bond rating, AAA

Caddo Parish finance director Ericka Bryant speaks at a news conference to announce the AAA bond rating.

The Caddo Parish Commission has earned the highest possible bond rating from the rating agency Standard & Poor's. The AAA investment-grade rating is a first for a public body in Louisiana.

9:16am

Thu September 20, 2012
The Salt

As Scientists Question New Rat Study, GMO Debate Rages On

Italian farmer Giorgio Fidenato picks up what's left of his genetically altered corn after anti-GMO activists trampled it, back in 2010.
Paolo Giovannini AP

The headlines on the press releases that started showing up yesterday, here at The Salt certainly got our attention. Just one sample: "BREAKING NEWS: New Study Links Genetically Engineered Food to Tumors."

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9:06am

Thu September 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Colorado's 'Deeply Spiritual' Chimney Rock To Be A National Monument

Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 9:22 am

Chimney Rock, in southwestern Colorado.
National Trust for Historic Preservation Sen. Michael Bennet's Flickr photostream

Southwestern Colorado's 4,700-acre Chimney Rock Archaeological Area will on Friday be designated a national monument, according to Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.

The designation, which President Obama will approve and that has bipartisan support, will help preserve the site.

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8:10am

Thu September 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Woman Who Ruined Fresco Of Jesus Now Wants To Be Paid

Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 9:44 am

Three images: How the fresco should look (left); how it looked before the "restoration" (center); and what it looked like after Cecilia Gimenez was done.
Centre de Estudios Borjanos AFP/Getty Images

Cecilia Giménez, the Spanish woman who really messed up when she tried to restore a 19th-century fresco of Jesus, now wants a piece of the action from the 2,000 or so euros ($2,600) her church has collected from tourists coming to see the ruined artwork.

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7:45am

Thu September 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Changed Little Last Week

There were 382,000 first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, down by just 3,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says.

Meanwhile, "the 4-week moving average was 377,750, an increase of 2,000 from the previous week's revised average of 375,750." That figure offers a slightly better look at the trend.

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7:35am

Thu September 20, 2012
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for September 20, 2012

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his joy and disdain for online shopping, passwords, and the quest for the perfect App.

6:18am

Thu September 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Pakistani Students Burst Barricades In Latest Protest Linked To Anti-Islam Video

Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 7:19 am

One scene from the site of today's protest in Islamabad, where men identified as students got through police barricades and into the diplomatic enclave.
Sajid Mehmood NPR

More than 500 people presumed to be university students today broke through police barricades and got into Islamabad's diplomatic enclave as they protested against the anti-Islam video that has sparked sometimes deadly demonstrations in many Muslim nations, NPR's Jackie Northam reports from the Pakistani capital.

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