4:21pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Songs We Love

Songs We Love: Disney Songwriters The Sherman Brothers

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 11:35 am

Robert Sherman (left) and his brother Richard in a documentary of their life and songs, The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

3:49pm

Tue March 6, 2012
It's All Politics

As Advertisers Flee Limbaugh, Pro-Gingrich SuperPAC Buys More Time

Newt Gingrich.
Evan Vucci AP

As advertisers continue to bail from "The Rush Limbaugh Show" after the host called a law student a "slut" and "prostitute," the superPAC supporting GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has essentially doubled down.

Gingrich himself has denounced Limbaugh's remarks, but it hasn't cooled the pro-Gingrich group Winning Our Future.

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3:34pm

Tue March 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Colts Will Release Peyton Manning, Making Him A Free Agent, ESPN Says

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 10:07 am

Peyton Manning.
Rob Carr Getty Images

ESPN is reporting that sources close to the NFL's Indianapolis Colts say the team is going to let star quarterback Peyton Manning become a free agent.

An announcement is due Wednesday, the network adds.

Manning, who has spent his entire 14-year career with the Colts and is a lock to be a hall of famer, "missed the entire 2011 season after having his third neck surgery in 19 months, a fusion of two vertebrae," as ESPN writes.

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3:10pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Deaths From Dangerous Gut Bacteria Hit Historic Highs

Originally published on Tue March 6, 2012 4:19 pm

The C. difficile bacteria causes infections that kill about 14,000 Americans each year, the CDC reports.
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Federal health officials Tuesday called on hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and doctors' offices to work harder to fight the spread of a dangerous bacterial infection that can cause life-threatening diarrhea and other complications.

While other health-care related infections have been decreasing in recent years, cases of Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, continue rising, according to Clifford McDonald of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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3:07pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Election 2012

Romney Looks For Knockout In Super Tuesday States

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 7:58 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporters at his Super Tuesday rally in Boston.
Brian Snyder Reuters /Landov

Super Tuesday was an almost perfect reflection of the Republican presidential primary process so far this year.

Mitt Romney won the most states and built up a solid lead in delegates. Yet he was forced to vastly outspend his nearest rival to win the most important contest — Ohio, where he narrowly defeated Rick Santorum.

Romney won five other states, but Santorum captured three, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won one.

It's been this way for Romney all year. With a potentially game-changing contest on the line, Romney has always found a way to win.

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3:01pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Economy

How Many U.S. Jobs Does Apple Really Create?

Originally published on Tue March 6, 2012 4:19 pm

Apple's store in New York City's Grand Central station employs about 315 people.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Apple has about 47,000 workers in the U.S. That's not a huge amount for such a profitable and influential company. Now the tech giant is saying it has actually created about 10 times that many jobs indirectly.

Some economists are skeptical of the claim. And the move comes as Apple is facing increased criticism and scrutiny over labor practices at factories it outsources to in China.

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2:10pm

Tue March 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Join Us For Live Blogging Of Super Tuesday Contests

Originally published on Tue March 6, 2012 2:56 pm

As the news comes in tonight about the Republican presidential campaign's 10 Super Tuesday contests, we'll be helping out the Elections Desk by live blogging.

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1:55pm

Tue March 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama To Romney: 'Good Luck Tonight ... Really'

Originally published on Tue March 6, 2012 1:58 pm

Before we get deep into the news of the Super Tuesday primaries, here's something from the lighter side of politics.

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1:54pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Law

To Solve Hacking Case, Feds Get Hacker Of Their Own

The LulzSec icon on Twitter.
Twitter

Federal prosecutors have charged five men with responsibility for some of the biggest computer hacks in the past few years. The FBI says the hackers penetrated the computer systems of businesses like Fox Broadcasting and Sony Pictures, stole confidential information and splashed it all over the Internet.

But what's most unusual about the case is how investigators cracked it — with the help of an insider who became a secret government informant.

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1:12pm

Tue March 6, 2012
Afternoon News Digest

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Tuesday, March 6, 2012

An Oakland judge has agreed to delay the release of a report on the UC Davis pepper spray incident. An attorney for a union that represents campus police says it needs more time to determine if releasing the report would violate a state law designed to protect the names of officers interviewed during the internal investigation...

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