2:32pm

Fri August 22, 2014
Shots - Health News

California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 3:25 pm

A false-color electron microscope image of the fungus Cryptococcus gatii, which can cause fatal illnesses in humans. The yellow areas are spores.
Microbial Pathogenesis/Duke University

A fungus called Cryptococcus gattii can cause life-threatening infections, especially in people with compromised immune systems. One-third of AIDS-related deaths are thought to be caused by the fungus.

But though people in Southern California have been getting sick from C. gatti for years, nobody knew how.

Eucalyptus trees were a prime suspect, since they harbor the fungus in Australia. But even though eucalyptus trees grow like crazy in Southern California, the fungus hasn't been found on eucalyptus there.

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1:56pm

Fri August 22, 2014
The Two-Way

White House: Islamic State Has 'Gained Capacity' In Recent Months

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 2:24 pm

Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes says the beheading of an American journalist by Islamic State militants this week is tantamount to a terrorist attack on the United States and that it comes as the al-Qaida-inspired extremist group has "gained capacity in the last several months."

In response to a question from a reporter at an afternoon briefing, Rhodes said the U.S. sees the killing of journalist James Foley "as an attack on America," adding that Washington is "moving heaven and earth to find and bring home American hostages" held captive in the region.

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1:33pm

Fri August 22, 2014
National Security

First Rule Of This Fight Club: You Must Be A Veteran

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 3:08 pm

Vance, who serves as a coach, founded the group after his own struggle with PTSD. He says it helped him get out of a dark place. He now has a degree in social work.
David Gilkey/NPR

About a dozen military veterans have locked themselves inside a caged boxing ring, in a rough part of San Diego, and they're starting to throw punches. It's therapeutic, they say.

"A lot of people say, 'You guys are punching each other in the face. How is that helpful?' " says Aaron Espinoza, a former Marine. "But it's a respect thing, it's mutual. I have to push him, he has to push me to get better."

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1:21pm

Fri August 22, 2014
The Two-Way

Chinese Fighter Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane In 'Dangerous Intercept'

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 2:25 pm

A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft takes off from Perth International Airport during the search for Malaysia Airlines MH370. The same general type of aircraft was involved in a "dangerous intercept" by a Chinese fighter jet earlier this week off Hainan island.
Reuters/Landov

Update at 2:20 p.m. ET

A Chinese fighter jet conducted what is being describing as a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon in international waters off the island of Hainan in the South China Sea earlier this week, the Pentagon confirms.

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1:02pm

Fri August 22, 2014
The Two-Way

'More That Could Have Been Done' To Help Foley, His Brother Says

Faulting the U.S. approach to dealing with hostage situations, Michael Foley says more could have been done to free his brother, American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by extremist group the Islamic State after being held captive since 2012.

From Yahoo News:

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12:31pm

Fri August 22, 2014
Arts & Culture

TPAC to Hold Auditions for Role in Nashville Engagement of Camelot

 

TPAC TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR ROLE IN NASHVILLE ENGAGEMENT OF CAMELOT

Four actors to be chosen for “Tom of Warwick” role during week-long run

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12:28pm

Fri August 22, 2014
Business

Watch MTSU's Aug. 23 Opening Night Ceremonies Live via Streaming Video

MTSU is giving supporters a chance to watch the President’s Opening Ceremonies online this Saturday afternoon, Aug. 23, if they can’t attend in person.

Special live streaming video of the event, which is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday inside MTSU’s Floyd Stadium, will be available by visiting http://ow.ly/ABXYT shortly before the ceremonies begin. 

This special page links to the video stream, which will begin about 15 minutes before the event starts. It also provides technical support for users watching the event.

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12:20pm

Fri August 22, 2014
Station News & Events

MTSU On the Record demystifies ‘Tennessee’s First Governor’

John Sevier book cover

Unraveling the myths and legends surrounding one of Tennessee’s founding fathers will be the focus of the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with MTSU alumnus and historian Gordon T. Belt will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).

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12:16pm

Fri August 22, 2014
Top Stories

Fire Closes Down the Murfreesboro Airport

Cessna airplane damaged by fire Friday morning at the Murfreesboro Airport.
Credit MFRD

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  An early morning fire closed down The Murfreesboro Airport for several hours on Friday.

Officials say that when firefighters arrived on the scene just after 9 a.m. they found heavy smoke and flames billowing out of an airport hangar.

Initial reports suggested a propane tank inside the hangar may have exploded. Firefighters now report the tank contributed to the blaze, but doesn’t appear to have caused the fire.

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12:16pm

Fri August 22, 2014
Station News & Events

The Amazing Kreskin on Q for 8-22

TODAY on "Q" 

-- For six decades THE AMAZING KRESKIN has been wowing audiences with his mentalist tricks, both on stage, and on several late night TV shows since the 1970s through to today. He returns to Q to talk to Terry about what makes him so amazing.

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