It's All Politics
9:51 am
Wed January 18, 2012

McCain's 2008 Anti-Mitt Romney Oppo Research Raised 2012 Themes

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 9:29 am

A document that purportedly represents opposition research targeting Mitt Romney from Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign was posted online by Buzzfeed reporter Andy Kaczynski.

Immediately noticeable is how many of criticisms of Romney by his rivals during the current race for the Republican presidential nomination could just have easily come from McCain's opposition research of four years ago.

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The Two-Way
9:14 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Homeless Teen Who's Up For Science Prize To Be At State Of The Union

Intel semifinalist Samantha Garvey, 17.
John Dunn AP

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 8:39 am

The good news story of Samantha Garvey, a New York high school student who has been living with her family in a homeless shelter and recently found out she's a semifinalist in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search competition, keeps getting better.

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Winter Storm
8:41 am
Wed January 18, 2012

State emergency officials activate operations

The state Emergency Management Division activated its operations center at Camp Murray on Wednesday to help deal with the snowstorm.

Spokesman Mark Clemens says cities and counties are handling the situation on their own, and there's been no request for state aid as of 8 a.m.

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Online matters
8:32 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Internet blackout puts online piracy fight in limelight

Screenshot of Wikipedia landing page.
Wikipedia screenshot

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 8:06 am

SOPA and PIPA (no, they're not the Duchess of Cambridge's sisters) will be on the minds of a lot more people Wednesday because of the online protests by Wikipedia, Google and other popular websites over the anti-piracy legislation with the catchy acronyms currently under consideration in Congress.

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The Two-Way
8:28 am
Wed January 18, 2012

In snow-weary Alaskan towns, sun and smiles emerge

Jan. 9: An Alaska National Guardsman clears a roof in Cordova.
Spc. Balinda O'Neal Alaska National Guard Public Affairs

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 6:50 am

"Life is back to normal for two towns deeply buried in snow along Alaska's Prince William Sound," The Associated Press says. "The National Weather Service said Tuesday the weather is supposed to remain clear in both Valdez and Cordova this week."

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Winter Storm
7:23 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Thousands in Oregon without power as snow turns to rain

An Oregon Department of Transportation employee checks on a crash victim in Beaverton, Ore., on Tuesday.
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — Western Oregon woke up to rain and slush instead of significant snow accumulations on Wednesday, but a storm that moved in overnight left thousands without power.

The winter weather brought 2 to 4 inches of snow to the region overnight, but temperatures warmed and it changed to rain, leaving a slushy mix on roads and trees.

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Food for Thought
4:30 am
Wed January 18, 2012

What's the best way to store bread?

Nancy Leson's no-knead beauty.
Nancy Leson Seattle Times

Is the best way to store bread in the bag or in the fridge? In the immortal words of Prizzi's Honor hit man Charlie Partanna, "Which one of dese?"

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The Two-Way
7:19 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Facing disaster, what is a ship's captain expected to do?

The Costa Concordia lies stranded in the Giglio harbor on Tuesday.
Filippo Monteforte AFP/Getty

Originally published on Tue January 17, 2012 4:02 pm

The captain of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been pilloried by many for what they say was cowardice in the wake of the accident off the coast of Tuscany Friday.

The dramatic recordings of the exchange between Coast Guard Capt. Gregorio De Falco's and Capt. Francesco Schettino, reveal a captain unwilling to return to the listing ship, even as De Falco mocks him.

But under maritime law, what was Schettino supposed to do?

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Kitchen Window
5:01 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Bread redux: Don't throw out those stale loaves

Lynda Balslev for NPR

Originally published on Tue January 17, 2012 3:59 pm

In our home, the start of the New Year represents a fair amount of house cleaning. It's an opportunity to pare down and give away unused or outgrown clothing, toys and objects. In the kitchen it means cleaning the refrigerator and cupboards, discarding items with passed use-by dates and refreshing the spice cabinet. It's a cathartic ritual our family knows well and in which everyone participates. They also know that when they are tossing out old food, under no circumstances are they allowed to throw out the stale bread. Neither should you.

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The Two-Way
4:58 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Yahoo! Co-Founder Jerry Yang Resigns

Originally published on Tue January 17, 2012 2:15 pm

Jerry Yang, Yahoo!'s co-founder, has resigned from the company's board of directors and every other position he held. Yang is leaving at a time when the Internet behemoth has struggled to remain relevant in an age of social media.

"The time has come for me to pursue other interests outside of Yahoo!," Yang said in a statement. In the same press release, Yang was praised by the chairman of the board and the CEO, who called him a visionary and an innovator.

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