The Two-Way
11:50 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Al-Qaida Is Weakened, But Remains A 'Serious Threat,' Petraeus Says

CIA Director David Petraeus (right) and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifying earlier today (Sept. 13, 2011).
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"The CIA assesses that, 10 years after the 9/11 attacks, the United States continues to face a serious threat from al-Qaida and its worldwide network of affiliates and sympathizers," even though the terrorist organization "has been weakened," CIA Director David Petraeus told Congress today in his first testimony since taking over the top job at the intelligence agency.

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Europe
11:44 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Clerical Abuse Victims Seek Justice At World Court

Members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests pose in front of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday. A group representing the victims is asking the world court to investigate top Vatican officials over the clerical sex abuse scandal.
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The international tribunals at The Hague have dealt with horrific war crimes and brought Balkan war criminals and African warlords to trial.

Now, the tribunal is being asked to investigate top Vatican officials over the global clerical sex abuse scandal, and victims say these offenses meet the legal definition of crimes against humanity.

Pope Benedict XVI has repeatedly apologized for crimes committed by priests.

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Shots - Health Blog
11:33 am
Tue September 13, 2011

USDA To Ban 6 More Strains Of E. Coli In Ground Beef

Ground beef will have to undergo more E. coli testing before sale under new USDA rule.
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E. coli 0157:H7 isn't a lonely foodborne villain any more.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said today that six uncommon strains of E. coli will be banned from ground beef due to risks of illness. Consumer groups are hailing the move as the biggest advance in meat safety in years.

But meat processors warn it will cost consumers more money, and say the scientific evidence doesn't justify the new expense.

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Shots - Health Blog
10:55 am
Tue September 13, 2011

One Price Of Fatherhood: Low Testosterone

You can almost see the testosterone slipping away.
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Originally published on Fri September 16, 2011 4:30 pm

It turns out daddies are losing more than just sleep after a child arrives. New fathers also experience a sharp decline in levels of the male sex hormone testosterone.

At least that's what scientists have concluded from a long-term study of more than 600 men in the Philippines.

The scientists found that single men who started out with relatively high testosterone levels were more likely than other men to become fathers. But once a baby arrived, testosterone levels plummeted.

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Health
10:52 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Doctors Counter Vaccine Fears In Pacific Northwest

Many parents today expect to have choices — and that includes picking and choosing which vaccines their children gets.
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Originally published on Tue September 13, 2011 5:48 pm

Parts of the U.S. are seeing a drop-off in vaccination rates among young children. The falling rates don't necessarily track with poverty or other poor public health trends; in fact, a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report flagged the poorest rates of kindergarten vaccination in relatively prosperous states, like Washington and Oregon.

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The Two-Way
10:05 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Report: Marshals Service Needs To Improve Its Handling Of Felons' Assets

Federal watchdogs say the U.S. Marshals Service needs to do a better job of valuing and selling assets tied to fraudsters and organized crime figures.

The Justice Department's inspector general has found poor oversight and problems with record keeping that could be costing taxpayers money.

The Marshals Service has managed investments, homes and jewelry tied to many prominent criminals over the past five years. The prominent felons include Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff and organized crime figure James Galante.

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Local & Regional
8:50 am
Tue September 13, 2011

New Problem for Immigrants

Tulsa, OK – A shift in prioritizing immigration cases isn't changing the way law enforcement in Tulsa County operates. But Sheriff's Sgt. Shannon Clark says it's helping shine a light on individuals who are taking unfair advantage.

He says they're hearing more about rip-off artists misleading those who may have unrealistic hope of staying here or returning quickly.

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Local & Regional
8:49 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Award Offer In Gun Thefts

Tulsa, OK – ATF offers $5K reward in Tulsa gun shop burglary

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Federal authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information about a Tulsa gun shop burglary.

Tulsa television station KOTV reports that 26 guns were stolen in the Sept. 4 burglary of Tulsa Firearms.

Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Special Agent Robert Champion says the burglars entered the store through a ventilation system on the roof and that they left through the back door.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Tulsa Election Day

Tulsa, OK – This is primary election day in the City of Tulsa. Voters are going to the polls today to pick candidates for the Tulsa City Council's November General Election. There are elections in all of the nine council districts.

In Districts One and Five, the winner of today's primary will advance to the council seat. That is because no opposition party filed. Incumbent Democrat Jack Henderson and Republican Chris Trail both drew opponents from their own parties.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Tue September 13, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear this morning's local news from 89.5/KWGS

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