The Two-Way
1:36 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

VIDEO: Oops, Or How A $1.5M Ferrari Ends Up In The Ocean

A Ferrari goes for a swim.
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Today, the Canadian press picked up on a video that seems to have been making the rounds on car sites for a few days. Here's how the Toronto Sun introduces it:

Zahir Rana wanted to give spectators at the Targa Newfoundland rally a show they'd never forget — he did just that after putting a $1.5 million Ferrari into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Middle East
1:20 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

The Palestinian Bid And The Possible Outcomes

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (left) meets U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the U.N. on Monday. Abbas says he will apply for Palestinian statehood after he addresses the General Assembly on Friday.
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 20, 2011 3:10 pm

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says he will submit his formal request for Palestinian statehood and U.N. membership on Friday, immediately after addressing the General Assembly.

This has already touched off intense diplomatic wrangling, and even more is expected in the weeks and months that follow.

"I don't remember any event in the last 25 to 30 years where it was so difficult to predict what will happen," says Yoram Peri, director of the University of Maryland Institute for Israel Studies.

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Shots - Health Blog
12:44 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

FDA Confirms Source Of Cantaloupe Contamination

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A label to look for when choosing cantaloupe. These melons were recalled by Jensen Farms.
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There's closure in the investigation of a multistate outbreak of listeriosis linked to cantaloupes.

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The Two-Way
12:15 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

What A Bright Idea: 'A Liter Of Light' For The Poor

That's a bottle of water shining brightly.
A Liter of Light

Originally published on Tue September 20, 2011 12:20 pm

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The Two-Way
12:13 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

Report: FBI Counterterrorism Trainings Paint Muslims As 'Violent' And 'Radical'

Qurans are pictured during a press conference at the a Mosque outside London on Friday.
Benn Stansall AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 20, 2011 12:35 pm

For the past week, Wired's Danger Room has been following a thread on how the FBI trains its agents on the subject of Islam. It started last week, when the national security blog obtained presentation materials that painted Muslims as a whole with the broad brush of violence and terrorism.

Here's how Wired introduced its first piece:

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Humans
11:19 am
Tue September 20, 2011

Quays Focus 'Weeping Glass' On The Mutter Museum

The Quay Brothers, filming Through The Weeping Glass at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia. The Quays started filming without a script or a storyline.
Edward Waisnis Behind the Scenes with the Quay Brothers

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:23 am

The notion of "beauty" can mean many different things to artists. For the Brothers Quay — identical-twin filmmakers — it often means dimly lit black and white images of animated dolls, screws, cogs — any manner of inanimate object brought to life. They're so good at it that fellow filmmaker Terry Gilliam called the Quays' Street of Crocodiles one of the best animated films of all time.

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The Two-Way
11:04 am
Tue September 20, 2011

U.S. Tests Early Warning System For Earthquakes

Anthony Guarino Jr., a seismic analyst at the California Institute of Technology, demonstrates an early earthquake warning system in Pasadena, Calif.
Reed Saxon AP

Originally published on Tue September 20, 2011 12:55 pm

A few seconds doesn't seem like much, but scientists say an early detection system that gives the public five, 10, up to 40 seconds of warning before an earthquake could save lives.

The AP reports today that the United States is working on a system that does just that:

After years of lagging behind Japan, Mexico and other quake-prone countries, the U.S. government has been quietly testing an earthquake early warning system in California since February. ...

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Politics
10:09 am
Tue September 20, 2011

Perry To Israel: 'Help Is On The Way'

The prospect of a United Nations vote on Palestinian statehood did not escape the notice of the Republican contenders for president as Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday hurled himself into the debate over Middle East policy with a public address on the subject in New York City.

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News
10:00 am
Tue September 20, 2011

DADT Ends, But What Will Actually Change?

On Tuesday, the Pentagon officially terminated "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." More than 14,000 troops were discharged under the law that banned gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. The repeal interrupted the discharge of Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach. He speaks with host Michel Martin.

News
10:00 am
Tue September 20, 2011

Ga. Death Row Inmate Denied Clemency, Despite Support

On Tuesday, Georgia's pardons board rejected a last-ditch plea for the clemency of Troy Davis, who is to be executed Wednesday for killing a police officer. Davis claims innocence. No physical evidence links him to the murder. His supporters, including legal professionals, say the case is rife with doubt.

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