10:33am

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dies At 89

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 11:07 am

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., in October 2012.
Jason Kempin Getty Images

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg died early Monday, his office says in a statement sent to reporters.

He was 89. According to the statement, the Democratic senator "passed away due to complications from viral pneumonia at 4:02 a.m. today at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell."

As the senator's office adds, Lautenberg was "the last remaining World War II veteran serving in the Senate."

He announced in February that he would not be seeking a sixth term in the Senate.

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10:20am

Mon June 3, 2013
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

Authorities in Selma say an off duty police officer shot and killed two people and then committed suicide.  Selma Policeman Dwight Moorer is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her stepfather before taking his own life.  The triple shootings occurred on Sunday.  Authorities said the stepfather's body was found on 10th Street.  The bodies of Moorer and his former girlfriend were found in a vehicle on Springdale Street.  Police said Moorer had worked for the Selma Police Department for almost five years.  He was a military veteran with two tours of duty in Iraq.  The Alabama Bureau of In

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10:20am

Mon June 3, 2013
WVAS Local

WVAS Local News

Authorities in Selma say an off duty police officer shot and killed two people and then committed suicide.  Selma Policeman Dwight Moorer is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her stepfather before taking his own life.  The triple shootings occurred on Sunday.  Authorities said the stepfather's body was found on 10th Street.  The bodies of Moorer and his former girlfriend were found in a vehicle on Springdale Street.  Police said Moorer had worked for the Selma Police Department for almost five years.  He was a military veteran with two tours of duty in Iraq.  The Alabama Bureau of In

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9:50am

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

In Turkey, Protesters Say Prime Minister Has Gone Too Far

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 10:30 am

The scene at one of the protests in Istanbul early Monday.
Ahmet Sik EPA /LANDOV
  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Istanbul

After more violence overnight, protesters and police clashed again in Istanbul on Monday. As the BBC writes:

"Police used tear gas to stop a group of demonstrators marching on the prime minister's office in Istanbul, the private Dogan news agency reports."

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9:02am

Mon June 3, 2013

8:39am

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Who Knew? Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Is A Funny Guy

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 10:15 am

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. (2010 file photo.)
Tim Shaffer Reuters /Landov

Hearing that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered Princeton graduates "10 suggestions" at their commencement ceremony Sunday, we had visions of those in caps and gowns nodding off during a treatise on the fine points of investing in municipal bonds.

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7:46am

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Cardboard Bike Creator May Soon Start Peddling His Product

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 1:07 pm

Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni and his cardboard bicycle.
Baz Ratner Reuters /Landov

After capturing the imagination of people around the world last year with video of a bicycle made almost entirely out of cardboard, Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni is now hoping to capture money from folks who would like to own one.

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7:33am

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Apple Vs. DOJ As Ebook Price-Fixing Trial Begins

An Apple store in Beijing, China opens.
Feng Li Getty Images

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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7:17am

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

More Than 100 Dead In China Poultry Plant Blaze

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 8:42 am

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, smoke rises from a poultry farm owned by Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Jilin province on Monday.
Wang Haofei AP

A fire at a poultry processing plant fire in northeast China on Monday has killed at least 119 people, according to the Jilin province government. The blaze is one of the country's deadliest industrial accidents in recent years.

Flames broke out a little after 6 a.m. and the sprawling, low-slung plant filled with dark smoke, witnesses said. About 300 workers were inside the facility owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi Township of Dehui City.

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7:01am

Mon June 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Death Toll From Latest Oklahoma Tornado Rises Further

Originally published on Mon June 3, 2013 8:58 pm

After the storm: Sheet metal that was torn off a building during Friday's tornado in El Reno, Okla., ended up caught in a tree.
Bill Waugh Reuters /Landov

There are now reports that as many as 18 people died from injuries they received Friday when the latest in a weeks-long series of tornado-spawning storms tore through parts of Oklahoma.

Update at 8:50 p.m. ET. Death Toll Revised:

An update from Oklahoma's Department of Emergency Management Monday evening reports that 12 adults and 6 children died in Friday night's storms, NPR Southern Bureau Chief Russell Lewis tells us. Officials say that they haven't identified all of the victims. Our original post continues:

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