9:52am

Thu August 30, 2012
Economy

Who Really Changes The Economy?

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 10:05 am

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates
AP

With Election Day drawing closer, each presidential candidate is pushing harder to make the case that he would be a better leader for the economy.

And voters are listening to the pitches. A recent Washington Post-ABC poll showed that nearly 3 in 4 Americans say the candidate's approach to the economy will be a "major factor" in deciding between President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.

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8:59am

Thu August 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Secret Service Agent Left Loaded Handgun In Bathroom Of Romney Plane

A secret service agent accidentally left her gun inside the lavatory of Mitt Romney's campaign plane.

CBS News reports that the loaded gun was found by one of its reporters who was travelling with the Republican presidential nominee from Tampa to Indianapolis, Ind., where Romney was scheduled to deliver a speech.

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8:46am

Thu August 30, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

A Troubling Rise In Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

A doctor examines chest X-rays at a tuberculosis clinic in Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa in late 2007. The number of TB cases that don't respond to both first- and second-line medications is rising worldwide.
Karin Schermbrucker AP

Cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis are increasing around the globe, and at a faster rate than previously thought. And if that weren't enough, TB is quickly building resistance to more and more of the drugs commonly used to fight it.

The troubling picture emerged in a study just published in The Lancet.

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8:26am

Thu August 30, 2012
Local

Bossier steps up its sandbagging operation

Heavy construction equipment is used to move sandbags at the Bossier Parish Highway Department facility in Benton, La.

The Bossier Parish Highway Department's sandbagging operations in Benton stayed open overnight. Thousands of sandbags were handed out yesterday by public works departments in north Louisiana. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides the sand and bags during emergencies. Bossier Parish is using prison inmate labor to fill the sandbags.

8:22am

Thu August 30, 2012
The Two-Way

At Nonaligned Conference, Egypt's Morsi Slams Iran Over Syria Position

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 8:50 am

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, left, speaks with former Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati, right, during the opening of the Nonaligned Movement summit in Tehran.
AFP/Getty Images

The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement meeting happening in Iran started in controversy, when both Egypt and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon defied the United States, announcing they would attend.

Today, Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first post-revolution president, ignited new diplomatic sparks when he pointedly criticized Iran's position on Syria.

The AP reports:

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8:12am

Thu August 30, 2012
It's All Politics

Fact Checkers Say Some Of Ryan's Claims Don't Add Up

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 9:02 am

Rep. Paul Ryan stretched some truths Wednesday night when he accepted the Republican Party's 2012 vice presidential nomination, according to the fact checkers who parse politicians' words for news outlets and independent watchdogs:

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7:52am

Thu August 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Saw Little Change Last Week; Four-Week Average Is Up

The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment remained flat, last week, the Employment and Training Administration reports. In the week that ended Aug. 25, a seasonally adjusted 374,000 claims were filed, matching the previous week's total, which was revised up.

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7:35am

Thu August 30, 2012
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for August 30, 2012

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain share the insights he gleened from his latest mid-life crisis. Hint, it involved ethenol processing.

7:07am

Thu August 30, 2012
It's All Politics

In A Picture: Ryan's Speech Was Much Ado About Obama

Wordle.net

For those who like word clouds, here is Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan's speech Wednesday night at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, during which he accepted his party's vice presidential nomination.

This picture of how often he said something drew our eyes to:

-- "Obama." That would be the president, of course, who Ryan said has failed the American people.

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7:00am

Thu August 30, 2012
The Two-Way

After Soaking Gulf Coast, Isaac Is Weakening, Slowly Moving North

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 9:17 pm

Darrell Hill, 11, feeds his sister Floy Dillon, 2, at a flood shelter in a school gym in Kentwood, La., Thursday. Residents fled to the shelter after officials announced that a dam upstream in Mississippi was in danger of bursting.
John Moore Getty Images

The Latest At 10:01 p.m. ET:

-- Isaac, now a tropical depression, is still drenching parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. Forecasters say it will eventually move into Arkansas and Missouri.

-- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has added 14 additional counties and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to the federal disaster declaration issued Friday.

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