Rowan Williams, who as archbishop of Canterbury is the spiritual leader for more than 70 million Anglicans around the world, announced today that he will step down at the end of the year to become Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University.
Multiple agencies are responding to a fire in downtown Nicholasville this morning. Richmond State Police say main street is closed as crews battle the fire near Maple street. Commercial structures downtown are impacted by the fire. Officials estimate main street could be closed for several hours today.
Jiro Ono, 85, owns a small sushi restaurant in a Tokyo subway station. The 10 seats at the sushi bar require reservations months in advance. In the new movie, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, director David Gelb explores the chef's relationships with his sons and the art of sushi-making. Gelb talks to Renee Montagne about Ono's story.
The Department of Agriculture has announced it would give schools the choice to order ground beef that does not contain Pink Slime — otherwise known as lean beef trimmings. But beef trimmings aren't just found in school lunches.
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We're learning more about the American staff sergeant accused of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan. Last night, his lawyer said the soldier did not want to go to Afghanistan, his fourth deployment for the Army. He had been wounded twice and he didn't think he was healthy enough to deploy. The attorney didn't release the soldier's name, but did say he was the father of two young children and added that the soldier's family was totally shocked by the allegations against him.
Three of the four Kentucky teams in this year’s N-C double A basketball tournament are moving forward with games tomorrow. The University of Kentucky proved too much for Western Kentucky University, winning going away last night 81-66. UK takes on Iowa State, who knocked out defending N-C double A champion Connecticut last night. Murray State defeated Colorado State 58-41 before a vocal crowd in Louisville. The Racers now face Marquette Saturday. The Golden Eagles were a 20 point winner over Brigham Young. The University of Louisville Cardinals got a seven point win over Davidson in the west region. The Cards take on New Mexico Sat, who beat Long Beach State by 13.
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The heirs to one Latin America's biggest media conglomerates, a brother and a sister, spent years with their real identities in question. They've long been thought to be part of a group of children stolen from their birth parents more than 30 years ago. That was during Argentina's Dirty War, the terror campaign waged by the military junta then ruling Argentina against members of the opposition.