The Two-Way
10:15 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Olympic Cyclist Dies After Being Hit By Taxi In South Africa

South African cyclist Burry Stander, seen here riding in the cross-country mountain bike race at the London Olympics, was killed during a training ride Thursday in South Africa.
Fabrice Coffrini AFP/Getty Images

Burry Stander, one of the world's elite mountain bikers, was killed Thursday as he rode his bike in his native South Africa. Stander, 25, a two-time Olympian who placed fifth in his event at the London 2012 Olympics, was reportedly struck by a taxi van as he trained near his home in Shelley Beach, on South Africa's southeastern coast.

The close proximity of the accident to his childhood home apparently allowed Stander's family members, reportedly including his wife, mother and father, to arrive at the scene quickly.

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The Two-Way
9:56 am
Fri January 4, 2013

In Australia, Trees Made Famous By Aboriginal Artist Fall To Suspected Arsonist

One of the "ghost gums," which fell to the ground after being set afire.
Northern Territory Govt., Dept. of Attorney General & Justice

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 11:47 am

Two "ghost gum" trees that were revered by many in Australia after being made famous by Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira have been found toppled over and burned — victims of a suspected arsonist.

The trees, in the outback near Alice Springs, were due to soon be put on Australia's national heritage register, The Guardian says. It adds that:

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Economy
9:39 am
Fri January 4, 2013

After Outsourcing Boom, An 'Insourcing' Comeback?

Following years of moving jobs overseas, some companies are deciding there are benefits to manufacturing products here at home. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses the latest jobs numbers and the new trend called "insourcing." Headlee talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Sudeep Reddy and journalist Charles Fishman.

The Two-Way
9:27 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Update: Senate Joins House In Passing Sandy Aid Bill

Superstorm Sandy swept through the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., in late October. In late November, this sign symbolized the hope of homeowners that help would be coming soon.
Eric Thayer Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 12:27 pm

Update at 2:17 p.m. ET. Passage In The Senate:

The Senate just passed, by unanimous agreement, a bill that injects more than $9 billion into the insurance program that will assist those hit hard by Superstorm Sandy last October.

President Obama had urged passage and is expected to quickly sign the bill.

Our original post:

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The Salt
9:02 am
Fri January 4, 2013

FDA Releases Rules To Strengthen Safety Of Food Supply

Farmworkers like these in California picking produce may soon be required by the FDA to take more precautions against spreading foodborne illness.
Heather Craig iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 1:10 pm

UPDATED: 4:50 p.m. Looking for a little weekend reading? The Food and Drug Administration has just the thing. On Friday, the agency released two proposed rules designed to boost the safety of the nation's food supply, encompassing hundreds of pages.

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Local News
8:24 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Albuquerque Police Release Partial Files To KUNM

Update to previous story – After numerous requests, the Albuquerque Police Department has provided KUNM News with a portion of the files KUNM has sought for weeks concerning the behavior of an APD officer.

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Local News
7:56 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Richardson: North Korea Trip Is Private, Humanitarian

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says the State Department should not be nervous about a visit he's making to North Korea with Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt.

The State Department has advised against his making the trip. But Richardson says he doesn't work for the U.S. government.

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Local News
7:54 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Navajo Commission Takes Up Predatory Auto Sales

Navajos who feel they've been the victim of predatory auto sales can share their experiences with the tribe's Human Rights Commission.

The commission is holding a public hearing on the topic Friday in Crownpoint. About 160 people attended two other hearings held last year in the Arizona communities of Dilkon and Kayenta.

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Local News
7:52 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Los Lunas Police Offer To Buy Back Stolen Guns

In an ongoing effort to recover six guns stolen in a Christmas day burglary, the Los Lunas police department is offering to buy back the weapons taken from a local Wal-Mart.

Police Chief Roy Melnick says the department will pay anyone who may have bought the stolen guns the same price they paid, as long as they give them information that might lead them to the suspects who burglarized the store early Christmas morning.

Among the items stolen were five Remington rifles and a Remington shotgun.

Los Lunas police say the suspects were in a white pickup.

Local News
7:47 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Feds OK New Mexico's Health Exchange

Credit clevercupcakes via Flickr

Gov. Susana Martinez's administration says New Mexico is on track to establish a health insurance exchange this year now that the federal government has given the green light to the state's plan for a clearinghouse to help small businesses and individuals buy affordable health coverage.

New Mexico received conditional approval from the federal government on Thursday for its plan for a state-run exchange.

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