Shots - Health News
3:34 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Nurse Charged With Assisting In Her Father's Death

Barbara Mancini with her father, Joe Yourshaw.
Barbara Mancini via Compassion & Choices

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 6:22 pm

A Philadelphia nurse has been charged with assisted suicide for allegedly providing her 93-year-old father with a lethal dose of morphine.

Authorities say Barbara Mancini, 57, told a hospice nurse and a police officer on Feb. 7 that she provided a vial of morphine to her father, Joe Yourshaw, to hasten his death.

Mancini and her attorneys acknowledge she handed the medication to her father, but maintain she never said she intended to help him end his life and was only trying to help her father ease his pain — an act they say is legally protected, even if it causes death.

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All Tech Considered
3:34 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

The Online Underworld's Elaborate Prank To Ship Heroin

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 4:01 pm

Cybercriminals are scary, but at least the harm they do is just in cyberspace. So they hack your Twitter, or maybe cause a few zeros to disappear (temporarily) from your bank account. They can't hurt you in any real-world way, right?

Wrong.

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The Two-Way
3:23 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Federal Reserve Will Continue Bond Buying Program

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke in May of 2013.
Alex Wong Getty Images

After a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve said it will continue to buy $85 billion in bonds every month and will leave the federal funds rate at the historic rate of near zero.

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Local News
3:13 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Charlotte Knights Announce First Game At New Field

A knight's suit of armour stands watch over press conference in the under-construction baseball stadium.
Credit Mark Rumsey / WFAE

The Charlotte Knights Wednesday announced that the first game in the new BB&T Ballpark will be played on April 11, 2014 against the Norfolk Tides.   

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The Two-Way
2:25 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

'Guardian' Report Sheds Light On NSA's Internet Spying

A top-secret presentation slide published by The Guardian.
Guardian

In its latest report stemming from leaked documents provided by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, The Guardian newspaper outlines a tool that gives intelligence analysts access to a wide range of data collected on the Internet.

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Planet Money
2:25 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Which Can Of Shaving Cream Should I Buy? A Surprisingly Complex Analysis

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Because my morning routine involves the waking, feeding, dressing, brushing and sunblocking of a 6-year-old and a 4-year-old, certain personal morning grooming habits fall by the wayside. Like, all of them. This is why I think of the gym mainly as a place to wash up.

Which is a long way of saying I ran out of shaving cream the other day.

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WFAEats
2:15 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Restaurant Critics Dish On What’s New In Charlotte Food

The Banh mi at Le's Sandwich & Cafe is an old favorite for some and a new find for others. Grilled pork topped with cilantro, jalapenos, daikon and carrots on a fresh baguette.
Credit Erin Keever

This morning on Charlotte Talks, local food writers joined host Mike Collins to give us the latest news in Charlotte’s restaurant scene. Our discussion covered everything from favorite local beer and cocktail joints to ethnic eateries and old standbys to the just-announced new location of Asheville favorite Tupelo Honey Café. We’ve compiled a list of restaurants mentioned by our panelists Helen Schwab, Tricia Childress and Heidi Billotto, and you can revisit their discussion here.

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Podcast
2:13 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Stereotypes

The August Show for Turn It Up: Teen Radio focused on the theme of “Stereotypes.” Teens created their own segments, music and conducted interviews with professional model Stacee Michelle, and Guidance Counselor Terri Smith with Ridge Road Middle School. Other interviews included O’Neal Atkinson, Director of Youth Programs at Time Out Youth and Nathan G. with the TOY Speaker’s Bureau.

The Salt
1:44 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Can The Smell Of Oranges Help Dieters Resist Sweet Treats?

Women in a recent study who were trying to diet ate about 60 percent less chocolate after smelling oranges.
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Originally published on Fri August 2, 2013 3:00 pm

Whenever we give in to temptation, be it for a helping of something divine, like fine chocolate, or just a so-so piece of saltwater taffy abandoned next to the office coffeepot, there's something more than self-control at work.

Woven into the complexities of food choices and eating behaviors are all sorts of subtle factors that we're likely not even aware of.

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Monkey See
1:34 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Coffee Break: People Arguing And Counting And Singing And Getting Gassed Edition

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* If you're anywhere near Winston-Salem, please note that Tonya Pinkins, whose chops are so considerable that I don't entirely know where to start with her amazingness, so just Google her, is in cabaret thereabouts, as part of the biennial National Black Theatre Festival. This is a thing that makes me want to go to North Carolina. [Winston-Salem Journal]

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