6:32am

Tue July 17, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Hero Neighbor Catches 7-Year-Old Girl Who Falls 3 Stories

Originally published on Wed July 18, 2012 9:42 am

Steven St. Bernard, who made the catch that saved a little girl from serious injury or worse.
CBS New York

"I was just praying that I would get there and that if she [fell] that I would catch her," Steven St. Bernard tells CBS 2 TV in New York City.

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6:14am

Tue July 17, 2012
The Salt

Cooking On The Sunny Side: How Solar Chefs Put Food On The Table

Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 11:51 am

Corn dogs sizzle in a solar cooker made from reflective car windshield shades.
EBKauai Flickr

6:11am

Tue July 17, 2012
KALW ALMANAC

Tuesday July 17, 2012

1944 - Port Chicago Explosion (highlighted story below)
  • 199th Day of 2012 / 167 Remaining
  • 67 Days Until Autumn Begins
  • Sunrise:6:02
  • Sunset:8:30
  • 14 Hours 28 Minutes of Daylight
  • Moon Rise:4:44am
  • Moon Set:7:25pm
  • Moon’s Phase: 2 %
  • The Next Full Moon
  • August 1 @ 8:27pm
  • Full Sturgeon Moon
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5:52am

Tue July 17, 2012

5:45am

Tue July 17, 2012
KALW ALMANAC

Tuesday July 17, 2012

1938 - Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan (highlighted story below)

5:07am

Tue July 17, 2012
Around the Nation

Alaska Mayor Is Purrfect For The Job

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 9:17 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renée Montagne. The mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska is celebrating his 15th year on the job. No worries about term limits for this mayor. Stubbs, so named because he's missing half a tail, is as popular as the day he was elected. Townspeople voted for him as a write-in candidate even though he's a cat out of disappointment with the human candidates and Stubbs has been mayor ever since - honorary mayor.

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4:55am

Tue July 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Mass Casualties After Shootings In Toronto And Tuscaloosa

Separate mass shootings at opposite ends of North America have left dozens wounded and at least two people dead.

Late Monday evening in Toronto, two people were killed and at least 19 others wounded in a shooting that "Police Chief Bill Blair called the worst in the city's history," The Globe and Mail writes. It adds that:

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4:41am

Tue July 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Pentagon Is Prepping Defenses Against Iran, 'Wall Street Journal' Reports

One of this morning's scoops, from The Wall Street Journal:

"The Pentagon is building a missile-defense radar station at a secret site in Qatar and organizing its biggest-ever minesweeping exercises in the Persian Gulf, as preparations accelerate for a possible flare-up with Iran, according to U.S. officials."

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4:34am

Tue July 17, 2012
Around the Nation

Don't Try This At Home: Gun As A TV Remote

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 9:17 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Salem, Oregon police say a man turned off his TV using a different kind of remote - he was playing with a gun. He aimed the laser scope at the TV and pulled the trigger and discovered the gun was loaded. Nobody was hurt but neighbors called police about the bullet that came through their wall.

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4:22am

Tue July 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Drought In U.S. Now Worst Since 1956; Food Prices To Spike, Economy To Suffer

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 2:16 pm

On Monday, a weed was growing through the dry earth at Marion Kujawa's pond, which he normally uses to water the cattle on his farm in Ashley, Ill.
Scott Olson Getty Images

With about 55 percent of the continental U.S. suffering from "moderate to extreme drought" conditions the nation is withering under conditions that haven't been this bad since 1956, according to a new report from National Climatic Data Center.

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