3:12pm

Thu December 2, 2010
Home Or Nursing Home

States Find It Difficult To Price Home Health Care

For states, it's the big unanswered question about expanding opportunities for elderly and disabled people to get their long-term care at home: How much is all this going to cost?

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3:01pm

Thu December 2, 2010
The Two-Way

Bacterium Lives Without Phosphorous; May Alter Thinking On Life

There's lots of chatter on the cable channels and on the Web today about the news from NASA that researchers found a bacterium that can live without phosphorus -- something scientists didn't think life forms, at least those we know about, can do.

What's more, it's able to survive on a diet heavy in arsenic, which we all know isn't good for you.

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2:57pm

Thu December 2, 2010
Economy

Expiration Of Benefits Takes Toll On Unemployed

The expiration of unemployment compensation this week is having an impact on the bottom line and the outlook of many people who have been out of work for months.

Washington is now focused on deficit reduction, and that means there's a lot less political support in Congress for spending money to keep extending benefits for Americans who remain out of work.

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2:21pm

Thu December 2, 2010
The Two-Way

Brush Fire In Israel Engulfs Bus, Kills Dozens Of Student Guards

About 40 people, most of them apparently trainees in Israel's prison guard service, died today when the bus they were in was caught in flames from a huge brush fire in the Carmel Mountains near Haifa.

Haaretz reports the victims were "being brought to the Damon Prison to aid in evacuating the prisoners there."

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1:40pm

Thu December 2, 2010
The Two-Way

'King Of Spam' Under Arrest

A 23-year-old Russian who the FBI alleges controlled computers that generated about one-third of the world's spam -- 10 billion e-mails a day -- is under arrest.

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