The Two-Way
10:13 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Romney's Words That Outraged Palestinians Were 'Mischaracterized,' Aide Says

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem's old city on Sunday.
Lior Mizrahi Getty Images

Originally published on Sun August 5, 2012 1:00 pm

Reports that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said at a fundraiser in Jerusalem that "culture" is among the reasons Israel's economy is much stronger than those in "areas managed by the Palestinian Authority" have led a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to accuse Romney of racism.

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AM Newscasts
9:29 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Newscast for July 30, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Mo. River getting boost from northern reservoirs
  • Ongoing drought should help honey production
  • Mo. county narcotics investigators featured in reality TV show
The Torch
9:27 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Let's Catch Up: Phelps In Fly, Too Many Tweets, And A Chatty Olympics Greeter

Sam Griffiths of Australia, and his horse Happy Times, compete in the cross country phase of the equestrian eventing competition in London's Greenwich Park.
John MacDougall AFP/Getty Images

Good morning. Here's a roundup of London 2012 Olympics news stories that have caught our interest. We also have a highlight list of today's upcoming events, in a different post. You can also check out our main schedule. Here's what's been happening already today:

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The Two-Way
9:15 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Afghan Reconstruction Projects May Be 'Counterproductive,' Report Warns

At a road project in Qalat, Afghanistan, last summer, U.S. forces were providing security.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt.Brian Ferguson Reuters /Landov
  • Former Ambassador Ryan Crocker speaks with Renee Montagne

The rising hopes but still-daunting challenges facing the people of Afghanistan and their allies, most notably the U.S., were underscored again this morning by two new stories:

-- The recently departed U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker, told Morning Edition host Renee Montagne that he does not think Afghans will suffer through another devasting, multi-party civil war after U.S. combat forces are gone in 2014.

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Rivers
8:53 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Mo. River gets boost from northern reservoirs

The Missouri River near Rocheport, Mo.
aimeeorleans flickr

The same reservoirs in northern states that were blamed for last year's flooding on the Missouri River are now giving the river a boost during a severe drought.

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Radio Friends
8:50 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Pet Health Tips & Columbia Volunteer Opportunities

Today Paul Pepper chats with CB CHASTAIN, College of Veterinary Medicine, about keeping your pets safe during this unruly string of hot temperatures. Also, the City of Columbia's LISA ROHMILLER is asking for volunteers with Columbia Crawdads Stream Team. 

Goodwill
8:49 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Columbia woman getting back accidental donation

goodwill.org

A Columbia woman is getting back $1,300 she accidentally left among items she donated to a Goodwill store last year.

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Politics
8:44 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Springfield marijuana petition short on signatures

Marijuana Plant
LancerenoK Flickr

Supporters of a petition to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in Springfield are running out of time to collect enough signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.

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Floods
8:31 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Mo. county denied compensation for flood damage

The Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway after it was flooded.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A southeast Missouri county has been told it won't be getting any money for damage caused by the activation of the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway last year.

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Crime
8:25 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Mo. narcotics unit featured in new reality show

Methamphetamine
justice.gov

Narcotics investigators in Franklin County, Mo., may soon have their own TV show.

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