10:23am

Mon August 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Rodeo Clown In Obama Mask Sparks Outrage, Apologies

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 11:42 am

A photo taken of the clown who wore a mask resembling President Obama during a rodeo at the Missouri State Fair on Saturday.
Jameson Hsieh AP

"It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally."

That's the reaction of spectator Perry Beam to Saturday's appearance at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo., of a rodeo clown wearing a mask meant to look like President Obama and what happened during his performance.

Videos that Beam took show some of the scene and capture some of what the rodeo announcer and another clown were saying. The Kansas City Star has posted two of the clips on its YouTube channel.

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9:57am

Mon August 12, 2013
Technology

Showcase Highlights Security Concerns and Business Computing

Credit InfoSystems

The focus for this year's Technology Convergence Showcase is security with the keynote speaker presentation  Solving the Security Strategy Puzzle at noon on August 14th in the Chattanooga Convention Center. 

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9:23am

Mon August 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Resort Villa Collapses Into Sinkhole Near Disney World

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 11:49 am

An aerial view of the Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, Fla., shows a villa that collapsed into a sinkhole Sunday night.
WFTV AP

Vacationers staying in a luxury villa in central Florida awoke to creaking and crashing sounds Sunday night, as the three-story building they were staying in began to collapse. A large portion of the structure was pulled into a sinkhole at the Summer Bay Resort near Disney World. It seems the process was slow enough that it allowed everyone in the building to get out safely.

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8:57am

Mon August 12, 2013
Parallels

India Unveils Locally Built Aircraft Carrier

Originally published on Wed October 9, 2013 5:53 pm

Tugboats guide the INS Vikrant as it leaves the Cochin Shipyard after a launch ceremony in Kochi, India, on Monday. When it comes into full service in 2018, India will become the fifth nation to have designed and built its own aircraft carrier.
Manjunath Kiran AFP/Getty Images

India unveiled its first locally built aicraft carrier, the INS Vikrant, on Monday.

Here's what the ship looks like:

With the $5 billion INS Vikrant, India joins a select group of nations that have built their own aircraft carriers. Others include:

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8:53am

Mon August 12, 2013
It's All Politics

For Democrats And Republicans, It's Happily (N)ever After

Political discord tends to lead to disharmony in relationships.
iStockphoto.com

Amanda Northrup would never do it again.

She's dated Democrats in the past, but she found their acceptance of abortion heartbreaking and their support of President Obama nearly as off-putting.

"He was going off to celebrate Obama becoming president, and I felt betrayed and like he didn't understand me," recalls Northrup, who is 30 and works in real estate in Chattanooga, Tenn. "I think that's why eventually the two can't be together. It's such a big difference."

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8:52am

Mon August 12, 2013
Community

Chattanooga Fire Department And Food Bank Fight Hunger Together

Today begins a week long food drive sponsored by the Chattanooga Food Bank and Chattanooga Fire Department. The drive is called Firefighters Fight Against Hunger. Until August 18th, you can drop a variety of foods to any of the nineteen fire stations in the city, and the food will be donated to the Chattanooga Food Bank.

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8:29am

Mon August 12, 2013

7:59am

Mon August 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Retired Idaho Sheriff Credited For Teen's Discovery

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 11:33 am

Mark John, the former sheriff who helped find Hannah Anderson.
AP

The key to the discovery of California teen Hannah Anderson and her alleged kidnapper on a mountain in Idaho appears to have been a chance meeting they had with an ex-sheriff, his wife and two friends who were out riding their horses.

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7:09am

Mon August 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Does Lance Armstrong Have The Right To Lie In His Memoirs?

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 9:47 am

Lance Armstrong is being sued for false claims in his books, which were marketed as nonfiction.
Nathalie Magniez Getty Images

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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7:01am

Mon August 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Holder Decries 'Draconian Mandatory Minimum Sentences'

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 3:50 pm

The sun sets behind a guard tower at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind.
Scott Olson AFP/Getty Images

(We put a new top on this post at 1:40 p.m. ET.)

Arguing that it is "well past time to address persistent needs and unwarranted disparities," Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday laid out more of the Obama administration's thinking on changes it wants to make to the way nonviolent offenders are prosecuted and how they are punished.

"Our system is in too many ways broken," Holder told the American Bar Association at its annual meeting in San Francisco. "The course we are on is far from sustainable."

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