The Two-Way
10:28 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Netanyahu: Reports Of Decline In U.S.-Israel Ties 'Just Wrong'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference in Washington on Monday.
Cliff Owen AP

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 10:50 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told an audience at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that they are "here to tell the world" that reports of a decline in the U.S.-Israeli relationship are "not only premature they're just wrong."

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The Two-Way
10:20 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Video Shows L.A. Police Shot And Killed Man On Sidewalk

A cellphone video captured the deadly struggle between Los Angeles police officers and a man on a city sidewalk (in background). Seconds after this image appears in the video, shots were fired that killed the man, a robbery suspect.
Anthony Blackburn Facebook

An altercation in Los Angeles in which police killed a man in the Skid Row area Sunday is putting new scrutiny on law enforcement's use of deadly force. Police say the man tried to grab an officer's weapon. A dramatic video posted online shows the man was on the ground struggling with officers when he was shot.

The LAPD says that two of its officers involved suffered minor injuries and were treated and released. Police say three officers fired their weapons.

Here's a summary of what happened:

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Local News
8:35 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Icy Road Conditions

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Delaware state road crews were out yesterday and overnight trying to clean off some of the secondary streets with a warning that the highways remain icy due to the cold temperatures.

The Wilmington News Journal reports there were more than a 100 crashes on Sunday spread across all three counties.

Crews were out salting the roads overnight.

Delaware Electric Cooperative said there were power outages for just over 12-hundred customers.

Most of these were in the Felton and Frederica areas.

DelDOT Accident

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Local News
8:25 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Nighttime Closures for I-495 Bridge Over Christina River

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - State transportation officials are warning motorists of nighttime closures on the I-495 bridge over the Christina River this week.

Officials say the left and center northbound lanes between the Terminal Avenue and 12th Street exits, as well as the left southbound lane,  will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday through Thursday.

The nighttime closures are in lieu of previously scheduled daytime closure on Monday.

The lane closures are needed so that workers can remove two temporary steel girders.

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The Two-Way
8:24 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Netanyahu In Washington For Controversial Speech To Congress

A handout image provided by the Israeli Government Press Office shows Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sarah, leaving Tel Aviv on their way to Washington Sunday.
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Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 10:25 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington, D.C., where he'll deliver a speech to Congress Tuesday — an event that's causing debate both in the U.S. and Israel. The leader's plans were made without consulting the White House; he will not meet with President Obama during the visit.

Netanyahu will appear Monday morning at the annual conference of AIPAC, a powerful pro-Israeli lobby, where he's expected to urge the U.S. to impose sanctions on Iran instead of making a deal over the country's nuclear ambitions.

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Local News
8:22 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Gas Prices Inch Upward in Maryland

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Maryland are paying 5 cents more at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Saturday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $2.36, up from $2.31 a week ago.

The price of gas in the state is a penny below the national average of $2.37.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in cities around the state includes $2.36 in Baltimore, $2.38 in Cumberland, $2.37 in Hagerstown and $2.35 in Salisbury.  

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Local News
8:20 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Fast Food is Big for Delaware State Workers

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Fast Food is in for Delaware state workers.

The Wilmington News Journal found that an analysis of food purchases during the 2014 fiscal year revealed that state workers spent $195-thousand on fast food.

That the paper says comes out to $543 a day including weekends.

It reports that a favorite spot is Capriotti’s with a location near Dover which saw $92-hundred spent by state workers.

But a big winner was Chick-fil-A where state employees charged just over $13-thousand at the north Dover location alone in 2014.

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Local News
8:14 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Delaware Considers Decriminalization of Marijuana

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Supporters of decriminalizing marijuana rallied this weekend in Wilmington urging the Delaware General Assembly to act.

There were around 40 people who marched along Market Street with curious onlookers – some honking their horns others shouting support from apartment above the street.

Governor Jack Markell says he is willing to look at decriminalization.

But the Delaware Democrat strongly opposed legalization of the weed that has taken place in Colorado and other states.

He said not enough was known about its impact.

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Local News
8:11 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Hogan's Transportation Nominee in for Another Day of Grilling

Annapolis
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Senate panel is scheduled to continue questioning Gov. Larry Hogan's nominee to head the transportation department.

Pete Rahn is scheduled to appear before the Senate Executive Nominations Committee late Monday.

Rahn appeared before the panel last week. Lawmakers on the panel held off on voting on his nomination and several other nominees to the governor's Cabinet to ask more questions.

Last week, Rahn faced questions about a controversial highway project in New Mexico in 1997, when he led that state's transportation department.

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NPR Ed
8:03 am
Mon March 2, 2015

College: I'll Only Go If I Know (That I Can Afford It)

New research shows that when students think they can afford college, they're more likely to go to college.
Elissa Nadworny NPR

It's Financial Aid Week here at the NPR Ed Team (not really, but it sure feels like it). And we're kicking things off with a nostalgia nugget for all you children of the '80s.

The old G.I. Joe animated series famously ended with the phrase, "Now I know! And knowing is half the battle."

It's a catchy line and, it turns out, eerily relevant when it comes to high school seniors debating their college options.

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