1:54pm

Tue August 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Indian Parliament Adjourned After Row Over 'Coal-Gate'

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 2:07 pm

India's parliament was adjourned briefly today as the opposition called for the resignation of the prime minister, saying he was complicit in what has become known as "coal-gate."

The uproar stems from an official audit issued last week accusing the government of selling coal mining rights for too low a price.

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12:58pm

Tue August 21, 2012
Asia

China's Increased Investment Upsets Some Pakistanis

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 4:08 pm

China is planning to increase investments in Pakistan, and some Pakistanis feel China is trying to become a new colonial power. Amid these tensions, a bomb went off near the Chinese Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, on July 23. The blast injured two people.
Rizwan Tabassum AFP/Getty Images

With all its current troubles, Pakistan has not been attracting much foreign investment recently. In fact, China seems to be the only country that's prepared to pour money into Pakistan in a big way.

But a boost in Chinese investment has sparked resentment in southern Pakistan, where activists accuse China of trying to be a new colonial power. A bomb blast recently hit near the Chinese Consulate in Karachi — an ominous sign of the rising tensions.

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12:08pm

Tue August 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Roger Clemens Returns To Pro Baseball Saturday; Majors Next?

Roger Clemens in 2007, as he was throwing batting practice for the Houston Astros. Could he be back in an Astros' uniform next month?
David J. Phillip AP

The Rocket is going to be pitching again Saturday night.

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12:02pm

Tue August 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Nike's New Frontier: LeBron X Sneakers Will Sell For $315

Nike's new Lebron X. Fully loaded, they will retail for $315.
Nike

Despite tough economic times, Nike is about to go where it has never gone before: Its Lebron X sneakers are expected to retail for $315. That's the first time a pair of its kicks breaks the $300 barrier.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the price hike comes after the company saw some steep drops to its gross margins. But the company may be taking its customers too far. The Journal reports:

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11:46am

Tue August 21, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Hospitals Gripe About Health Insurers, Too

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 12:19 pm

When it comes to dealing with insurers, hospitals like some more than others.
iStockphoto.com

It is a truth universally acknowledged that health insurance companies can be a pain for patients. What may be a surprise is that hospitals often complain, too. And the reasons aren't so different from those of consumers: Denied claims. Low reimbursement. Late reimbursement. Thickets of red tape.

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11:45am

Tue August 21, 2012
Top Stories

University Faculty Leader Arrested

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A vocal faculty member at Tennessee State University who has opposed university leadership was taken away from a meeting in handcuffs and removed from her leadership position on the faculty senate.

Jane Davis, an English professor, was arrested by campus police on Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct, according to TSU spokesman Rick Delahaya.

The Tennessean reported (http://tnne.ws/PAq0ex ) that Delahaya said Davis became extremely disruptive and would not allow the meeting to proceed.

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11:43am

Tue August 21, 2012
Top Stories

New Soring Safeguards at Walking Horse Celebration

SHELBVYVILLE, Tenn. (AP./WMOT) — The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is changing the way soring test results are handled at this year’s annual competition.

The Celebration's Board of Directors say that for the first time, results from chemical tests will be made public immediately, and result in trainers losing their trophies and prize money if caught abusing horses.

In the past, chemical test results were delayed, but this year the results will be expedited and made available during the event.

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11:38am

Tue August 21, 2012
Station News & Events

WMOT to Adjust Weekday Morning Schedule as Public Radio International Revamps Takeaway

Public Radio International and the producers of TheTakeaway have announced a major format change for The Takeaway. So, accordingly WMOT will adjust the morning schedule.  PRI has announced that after four years of producing The Takeaway as a four-hour program they will discontinue the early morning drive version  and will present a one-hour revamped Takeaway starting on September 3rd. 

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11:35am

Tue August 21, 2012
Top Stories

Volunteerism Not a Priority in the Volunteer State

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new study suggests residents of the “Volunteer State” are not as generous with their time as the nickname suggests.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy magazine says that only about one-in-four Tennesseans volunteer their time, a full percentage point below the national average.

Tennesseans are more generous with their cash, ranking fourth among the 50 states, donating 6.6 percent of their disposal income annually.

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11:15am

Tue August 21, 2012
It's All Politics

Both Sides Can Claim Some Money Advantage In Presidential Race

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 12:53 pm

Air Force One is parked at John F. Kennedy International Airport before President Obama's July 30 departure from New York City, where he was attending a private fundraiser.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

New reports from the presidential campaigns show that Republican Mitt Romney last month widened his cash advantage over President Obama. But the numbers reported to the Federal Election Commission paint a more complex picture of the race and the vast amounts of money fueling the campaign.

The Obama campaign committee, Obama for America, reported raising about $39 million, almost $11 million more than was raised in July by the Romney campaign committee, Romney For President.

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