The Torch
12:36 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Watch The London Olympics Online: A Guide To Web Video And Mobile Apps

The NBC Olympics app will include different levels of streaming video. The network requires registration for access to its live content from London.

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 3:44 am

If you love to watch the Olympics, this is your year: NBC is pumping out more than 5,500 hours of video for your TV and digital devices. We've covered that before — but how do you go about watching?

Here's a guide to how you can keep up with the Summer Games:

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12:35 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Scioto County drug drop-off reportedly a success

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs  were collected over the weekend in Scioto County, an area hit hard by drug overdose deaths. Collection sites at grocery stores in Portsmouth and Wheelersburg gathered a total of 318 pounds of prescription drugs from residents for disposal.  Dozens of county residents have died over the past decade from overdoses attributed to painkillers and many more have been treated for addiction.  

12:34 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Car crashes into Scioto River

Columbus police are investigating exactly how a car crashed into the Scioto River last night. Police say a 25-year-old woman drove into the water at Riverside Drive and McCoy Road. She is hospitalized with injuries sustained in the crash. Divers pulled her from the water. Police say a medical problem or mechanical failure are among the possible causes of the crash.

12:32 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Biker killed Sunday night identified

Columbus police have identified the bicyclist killed in a crash Sunday night on the Far West Side. Police say 19-year-old Elissa Hatfield was hit by an SUV on Hilliard-Rome Road as she attempted to cross Fisher Road. Police say the motorist was not injured.

12:29 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Prosecutors recommend sentence for Dimora

Federal Prosecutors are asking a judge to put convicted former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora in prison for 22 years for taking bribes. Prosecutors are also seeking restitution of nearly 100-thousand-dollars as well as half the proceeds from the pending sale of his house.  The former county Democratic party chair was convicted in March on charges of racketeering, fraud and bribery as part of an FBI probe of corruption in county government. Sentencing is scheduled for July 30th. 

It's All Politics
12:25 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

At VFW, Romney Seeks To Dull Obama's National Security Sheen

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars look on Monday as President Obama speaks during the group's national convention in Reno, Nev. Republican Mitt Romney was scheduled to speak to the group on Tuesday.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 3:23 pm

(Revised @ 3:19 pm ET)

In a result few predicted before he became commander in chief, President Obama exhibits surprising strength with voters on national security issues.

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The Two-Way
12:14 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Pennsylvania Monsignor Sentenced To 3 To 6 Years In Prison

Monsignor William Lynn exits the Criminal Justice Center on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Matt Rourke AP

Monsignor William Lynn, who became the first Catholic leader convicted in the church sex abuse scandal, was sentenced to three to six years in prison.

The AP reports:

"The former secretary for clergy at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, handled priest assignments and child sexual assault complaints from 1992 to 2004.

"Judge M. Teresa Sarmina said Lynn enabled 'monsters in clerical garb ... to destroy the souls of children, to whom you turned a hard heart.'

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Krulwich Wonders...
12:10 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Which Is Bigger: A Human Brain Or The Universe?

Robert Krulwich NPR

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 1:46 pm

This is one of those fun-to-think-about questions. A brain isn't much to look at, after all. It's about the size of your two fists put together, three pounds to hold, but oh my, what it can do.

With our brains, we can think backwards, imagine forwards, conjure, create things that don't exist, leap vast distances. For example, suppose I say to you, close your eyes and imagine this:

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The Salt
12:02 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

A Bartender's Antidote To Sweet And Citrus? Bitter Bark, Myrrh And Secrets

Alexandra Bookless, head bartender at The Passenger, suggests starting off with Fernet in a cocktail like the Hanky Panky.
Bill Chappell NPR

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 6:48 pm

For bartenders, the words "last call" have a hidden meaning: It won't be long before they're enjoying a drink of their own. And after hours of making tonics, flips and fizzes, what does a bartender drink? Often, the answer is short and simple: Fernet.

In a world of citrusy, sugary drinks that can all taste alike, Fernet Branca stands alone. Depending on how your palate responds, the Italian digestif can be called everything from refreshingly bold to an acquired taste to cough syrup that's gone bad.

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11:52 am
Tue July 24, 2012

The Humility And Determination Of Sally Ride

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 10:47 am



This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, as sports fans around the world look forward to the start of the Olympics, we'll check in with a star of the U.S. women's soccer team, Sydney Leroux. We'll have that conversation in just a few minutes.

But first, we are taking a closer look at the life and legacy of a pioneering American, Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. She died yesterday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61 years old.

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