The Two-Way
10:06 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Gay Couple Asked To Sit In Back Of Bus Gets An Apology

Ron McCoy (left) and Chris Bowers were holding hands after arriving at the Albuquerque, N.M., airport when a shuttle driver told them to move to the back of the bus. The bus company has apologized.
KRQE TV

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 5:23 pm

A gay couple who were asked to sit in the back of a bus in New Mexico because they were holding hands have received an apology from the company that operates the shuttles at the Albuquerque International Sunport, where the incident took place earlier this summer.

The couple, Ron McCoy and Chris Bowers, live in the Portland, Ore., area and had begun a vacation days after the U.S. Supreme Court issued historic rulings that strengthened gay rights. The pair's visit to Albuquerque was timed to coincide with the city's Pride Festival.

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The Two-Way
9:44 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Obama Cancels One-On-One Meeting With Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama when they sat down together in June at a G8 summit in Northern Ireland.
Alexi Nikolsky EPA /LANDOV

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 10:12 am

President Obama has canceled a one-on-one September summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House says.

It's the most dramatic effect so far on U.S.-Russian relations in the wake of Russia's decision to grant "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden temporary asylum while he tries to get safe haven in some third country.

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The Two-Way
9:44 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Shark Week Roundup: New SharkCat Video; 'Fake Documentary'

SharkCat in action.
YouTube.com

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 11:09 am

We could, but we won't, ignore the annual fuss over Discovery Channel's Shark Week.

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8:51 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Ariel Castro 'hell house' demolished in Cleveland

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The house in Cleveland, Ohio, where Ariel Castro held three women in brutal captivity for years has been torn down.
The house in Cleveland, Ohio, where Ariel Castro held three women in brutal captivity for years has been torn down. At about 07:30 local time (11:30 GMT), a wrecking machine smashed through the house to begin the demolition.
8:48 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Obama urges 'wind down' of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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US President Barack Obama has urged a revamp of the housing market that would "wind down" government-owned mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
US President Barack Obama has urged a revamp of the housing market that would "wind down" government-owned mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Speaking in Arizona, Mr Obama said action was needed to ensure that the rebounding US property market does not simply "re-inflate the housing bubble".
8:42 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Nairobi airport closes as fire crews tackle blaze

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A huge fire has ravaged the main international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
A huge fire has broken out at the main international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated. Cabinet secretary for transport Michael Kamau said the fire was "very severe" and urged people to stay away from the airport.
Governing
8:42 am
Wed August 7, 2013

In Some Cities, Gays Face Greater Risk Of Becoming Homeless

A rainbow flag against a San Francisco roofline.
Torbakhopper via Flickr

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 10:48 am

Tim Oviatt was once a successful businessman. For 32 years, he owned an apparel store in San Francisco called All American Boy.

"If you wore my logo T-shirt, people knew you were gay all over the world," he says.

Now, Oviatt finds himself symbolizing something stark about the gay community. Having lost his business, his longtime partner and finally his home, Oviatt, who is 64, has mostly been sleeping in his car the past nine months.

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8:40 am
Wed August 7, 2013

The Social Climber: Sinkhole Leaves Kansas Residents on Edge

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A sinkhole that appeared in a small Kansas community has left residents wondering how it got there. The sinkhole, which is located in a remote area of Sharon Springs, stretches to 200 feet across and 90 feet deep.
quicklist: 1 title: Sinkhole Leaves Kansas Residents on Edge text: A sinkhole that appeared in a small Kansas community has left residents wondering how it got there. The sinkhole, which is located in a remote area of Sharon Springs, stretches to 200 feet across and 90 feet deep. Officials are...
8:38 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Fort Hood shooting survivor comes face-to-face with Nidal Hasan

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Fort Hood, Texas (CNN) -- Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford stared hard at the Army psychiatrist in a wheelchair who hours earlier admitted to carrying out the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, appearing to brace for questions from the man now acting as his own attorney.
Fort Hood, Texas (CNN) -- Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford stared hard at the Army psychiatrist in a wheelchair who hours earlier admitted to carrying out the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, appearing to brace for questions from the man now acting as his own attorney. The man, Maj.
The Two-Way
8:11 am
Wed August 7, 2013

'I Am The Shooter,' Fort Hood Defendant Tells Court

Maj. Nidal Hasan faces 13 charges of murder and 32 of attempted murder for the November 2009 shootings at Fort Hood. A Muslim, he has refused a judge's order to shave his beard, though it violates Army regulations.
Bell County Sheriff's Office Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 12:17 pm

  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Martin Kaste reports on Day 1 of the Fort Hood trial

(We updated this post at 11:30 a.m. ET with word that attorneys who are advising Maj. Nidal Hasan want to be excused from the case and at 12:15 p.m. ET with word that the trial had recessed for the day.)

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