6:47am

Fri August 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Update: Isaac Might Be 'Near Hurricane Strength' When It Hits Haiti Today

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 12:21 pm

Isaac's projected track as of 2 p.m. ET on Friday (Aug. 24).
National Hurricane Center

Update at 3 p.m. ET. In its latest update, the National Hurricane Center says that tropical storm Isaac "could be near hurricane strength" when it reaches Haiti later today. That's a slightly more serious forecast from where we began the day.

Our original post — "Isaac Barrels Toward Haiti, But Isn't Likely To Become Hurricane Today":

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6:33am

Fri August 24, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Hospitals Bank 'Liquid Gold': Human Breast Milk

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 5:59 am

Ashley Beecher, 29, and her daughters Annie (on lap) and Charlie. After feeding Annie, Beecher donates her extra supply to the human milk bank at Texas Children's Hospital.
KUHF

When Ashley Beecher had her first daughter, nursing was a struggle, and she sometimes had to supplement her baby's diet with formula. But when she had her second daughter in January, it was a very different story.

"Very early on I noticed [that] I've got so much more milk than what this child is drinking," said Beecher, a 29-year-old Houston mom, who started expressing her milk and storing it in plastic bags in her freezer. "There's probably, I would say, estimated around 50 bags containing six ounces of milk in each one and that's just what I have right now."

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5:52am

Fri August 24, 2012
The Two-Way

21-Year Sentence For Norwegian Killer Of 77; But He May Serve For Life

Anders Behring Breivik in court today.
Odd Andersen AFP/Getty Images

At first the news may be a shock because of what would seem to Americans to be such a relatively light punishment considering the crime:

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5:35am

Fri August 24, 2012
KALW ALMANAC

Friday August 24, 2012

079 - Mt Vesuvius (highlighted story below)
  • 237th Day of 2012 /129 Remaining
  • 29 Days Until The First Day of Autumn
  • Sunrise:6:33
  • Sunset:7:50
  • 13 Hours 27 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:2:23pm
  • Moon Set:12:26am(Sat)
  • First Quarter
  • The Next Full Moon
  • August 31st @ 6:57am
  • Blue Moon
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5:26am

Fri August 24, 2012
Around the Nation

Simpsons Not A Big Seller For U.S. Postal Service

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 8:56 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with condolences to the U.S. Postal Service. The Post Office is stuck with hundreds of millions of stamps bearing the likeness of Homer Simpson. The service predicted the stamps would be twice as popular as Elvis Presley. One billion stamps were printed. Bloomberg reports only 318 million have been sold. An inspector general's report says that kind of overprinting adds to the post office money losses.

DAN CASTELLANETA: (as Homer Simpson) Doh.

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5:24am

Fri August 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Lance Armstrong's Seven Tour De France Titles Are Effectively Gone

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 9:14 am

Lance Armstrong, wearing the yellow jersey that identifies the leader in the Tour de France, during the race in 2003. He won that year and six other times.
Joel Saget AFP/Getty Images
  • Mike Pesca, reporting for the NPR Newcast

Cycling superstar and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles are about to be wiped from the record books.

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5:14am

Fri August 24, 2012
Around the Nation

Doctor Borrows Child's Bike To Make It To Surgery

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 8:56 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Dr. Catherine Baucom was late for surgery, but didn't give up. She was stuck in a massive traffic jam caused by an accident in Baton Rouge. And then she recalled a friend's house nearby and went to borrow a bike. TV station WAFB says the friend loaned his seven-year-old daughter's bike. So Dr. Baucom, almost six feet tall and wearing a green surgical outfit, pedaled for miles to surgery on a small, pink bike with a pink princess helmet. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

4:22am

Fri August 24, 2012
Business

Sony To Post Layoffs In Its Cell Phone Division

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 1:59 pm

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a big patent ruling.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

INSKEEP: This is a case of Apple against Samsung - and if that sounds familiar, it's because there's more than one patent case here.

While a jury in California deliberates a huge multibillion dollar patent infringement case, which we've been discussing this week, a ruling on a similar case with the same players has been issued today in South Korea.

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4:16am

Fri August 24, 2012
Sports

Comeback Kid: Brian Baker Rocks Tennis World

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 8:56 am

Brian Baker, 27, is a tennis player from Nashville, Tenn., who's had a Disney-like comeback season after being out of the sport for seven years with injuries. Baker started the season as 458th in the world. He's now 79th after making it to Wimbledon's fourth round. Now, Baker will be playing in his first U.S. Open since 2005.

4:16am

Fri August 24, 2012
Books News & Features

'No Easy Day' To Tell About Bin Laden's Death

Originally published on Fri August 24, 2012 8:56 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

This week the publisher Penguin confirmed it is releasing a book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The book is called "No Easy Day." And as of this morning, it is number one on Amazon's bestseller list, even though it is not due out until September 11.

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