10:01am

Wed October 3, 2012
10:01 Spotlight

10:01 Spotlight: LA Film Prize 2012

Bill Beckett talks with Gregory Kallenberg, Executive Director of the LA Film Prize 2012 Festival about the events this weekend at the Robinson Film Center, the Capri, and Artspace. 20 films will be shown in numerous viewings over the festival weekend.  Opening Ceremonies begin Friday at 5:00 p.m. with a welcome to the filmmakers and to festival-goers. At 7:00 p.m. there is a Street Party with Special Musical Guests Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Engine. For full details visit LA Film Prize 2012 here.

8:57am

Wed October 3, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

How Sunlight Weakens Your Skin

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 8:53 am

Stefano Amabili walks under the sun in Miami Beach, Florida, in May. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found that more people are using sunscreen and protecting themselves from the sun's rays.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

A sunny day at the beach has plusses and minuses for your health.

A little bit of sun can help your body produce vitamin D, but the sun's ultraviolet radiation raises your risk for skin cancer. And, it turns out, UV radiation poses another threat — it physically weakens your skin.

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8:56am

Wed October 3, 2012
It's All Politics

Should TV Stations Refuse To Air Political Ads That Make False Claims?

If a television or radio station determines that a political ad is false, should it refuse to run the ad?

That's exactly what the nonpartisan group Free Press is calling on stations to do.

"They certainly could reject some of them," said Matt Wood, the group's policy director.

At the very least, they could do more fact checking, he said.

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8:23am

Wed October 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Second Chance: Adam Greenberg Strikes Out, Gets A Standing Ovation

Adam Greenberg of the Miami Marlins hugs manager Ozzie Guillen after striking out against the New York Mets.
Marc Serota Getty Images

It's rare that a batter receives a standing ovation for a three-pitch strikeout. But that's exactly what happened last night in Miami.

Adam Greenberg came to the plate in a big-league uniform seven years after his only major-league at bat. As Mark told us last week, Greenberg was a Chicago Cub in 2005 making his major league debut against the Marlins.

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7:33am

Wed October 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Senate Panels Finds Anti-Terror, Data-Sharing Centers Were Useless

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 10:11 am

At a fusion center in Las Vegas workers like Daniel Burns, a program coordinator, analyze suspicious activity reports.
Monica Lam Center for Investigative Reporting

An effort to share counter-terrorism intelligence across federal and local law enforcement has turned out to be a useless and expensive exercise that also put Americans' civil liberties at risk, a newly-released Senate subcommittee report (pdf) finds.

The scathing nature of the report is perhaps best summed up by the testimony of Harold "Skip" Vandover, who headed the reporting branch of the Department of Homeland Security.

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6:47am

Wed October 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama Vs. Romney: It's Debate Night In Denver

University student Dia Mohamed gets a wireless microphone put on his tie as he stands in for President Barack Obama during rehearsal for the first presidential debate in the Ritchie Center at the University of Denver on Tuesday.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Good morning! The big story today is of course the first presidential debate between President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

The big picture is that this is Romney's opportunity to tighten a race with a little more than a month to go before the Nov. 6 elections.

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6:37am

Wed October 3, 2012
It's All Politics

OMG! A Deb8! What Young People Really Want To Ask Obama And Romney

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 3:55 pm

Students wait in line to vote last Friday on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, a day after the swing state began in-person early voting.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Generation Y is asking why.

Why is it so hard to find a job? Why is health care so expensive? Smart questions from a smart generation. Their inquiries — and the presidential candidate they think can provide the best answers — could be a decisive factor in the 2012 election. If not the Tipping Point, as least a Tilting Point.

For many millennials, economic prospects are murky.

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6:35am

Wed October 3, 2012
Election 2012

Before The Debate, Brush Up On Buzzwords

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 7:56 am

The General Motors headquarters in Detroit. The U.S. government bailout of GM and Chrysler has been a key economic issue in the presidential campaign.
Carlos Osorio AP

In their first debate Wednesday night, the two presidential candidates will explain their plans for fixing the U.S. economy.

Good luck.

The problems are complicated and long-standing, so the solutions may not be easy to spell out in the two minutes allowed for each answer under the debate rules.

But President Obama, the Democratic incumbent, and former Gov. Mitt Romney, his Republican challenger, will try, and about 60 million people are expected to tune in. This first debate will focus on domestic issues, with the economy topping the list of homefront problems.

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6:26am

Wed October 3, 2012
It's All Politics

History Says Debate Moments Matter

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 3:54 pm

6:24am

Wed October 3, 2012
Around the Nation

High School's Dress Code Spoils Homecoming Dance

Originally published on Wed October 3, 2012 9:14 am

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