7:20am

Fri September 2, 2011
The Two-Way

7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Felt Off Alaska; Local Tsunami Warning Issued

Where the quake occurred.
West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center

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A strong earthquake (preliminary magnitude of 7.1 later revised to 6.8) has been detected in a remote area of the Aleutian Islands off Alaska, about 1,000 miles west southwest of Anchorage, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

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7:03am

Fri September 2, 2011
Around the Nation

Plane Passenger Spots Burglars At His House

An Arkansas homeowner recently caught a pair of burglars. Stephen Lynn wasn't home at the time, he was flying overhead in a friend's plane. The Jonesboro Sun says Lynn was taking photos of his house when he spotted the criminals. He called the police and gave them turn-by-turn directions.

7:00am

Fri September 2, 2011
The Two-Way

Stocks Down In Anticipation Of Weak Jobs News

Originally published on Fri September 2, 2011 7:05 am

The August employment report, due for release at 8:30 a.m. ET, is expected to show that the jobless rate stayed at 9.1 percent, or ticked higher, and that fewer jobs were added to payrolls than in July, both Reuters and Bloomberg News are reporting.

Each news service is basing their forecasts on surveys of economist.

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6:54am

Fri September 2, 2011
Around the Nation

Arizona Wedding Reception Gets Out Of Hand

Someone called police to report a brawl in the backyard of a home in suburban Phoenix. Police tried to stop the fighting and pepper-sprayed the crowd. You could predict that this would displease the bride, who was soon accused of kicking a police officer. A judge sentenced her to community service but no prison time.

6:33am

Fri September 2, 2011
The Commonwealth

Fairness Ordinance Hits Rural Wall

In part one WEKU reported on the experiences and challenges for young people growing up gay in Kentucky. In part two, she examines the complex and sometimes acrimonious debate over fairness ordinances.  They’re designed to protect Kentuckians from discrimination based on sexual preference or identity.

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5:07am

Fri September 2, 2011
Around the Nation

Powell: Don't Let Terrorism Change 'Who We Are'

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell reflects on how the country has changed in the 10 years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Powell tells Steve Inskeep, "We have to be on guard that we don't spend so much time worrying about terrorism and guarding ourselves that we start to lose the essence of who we are as an open, freedom-loving people."

4:00am

Fri September 2, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Fri September 2, 2011
Business

Spain's Lawmakers Set To Pass Debt Amendment

Spain's lower house of Parliament votes Friday on a constitutional amendment limiting the country's future budget deficit. The amendment would almost balance Spain's budget by the year 2020. The Senate is expected to vote on the measure next week.

4:00am

Fri September 2, 2011
NPR Story

Famous Bookstore Attracts Photographers, Not Buyers

The bookshop made famous in the movie Notting Hill will close next week unless a buyer is found. A campaign has been started to keep the travel bookshop open. The founder of the shop says people are more interested in taking the store's picture than coming inside to buy a book.

4:00am

Fri September 2, 2011
NPR Story

Irene Chases Away Catskills' Labor Day Tourists

Labor Day is usually a busy one for towns in New York's Catskills. Tourists from New York City and nearby states come to enjoy the last long weekend of summer. But this year, many towns are still cleaning up from the floods that followed Hurricane Irene. Business owners worry that even if they manage to reopen, the tourists won't come.

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