Journalist James Fallows is in Louisville today to speak at the Kentucky Chamber’s annual meeting. Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a former editor of U.S. News and World Report, and delivered a speech based on a recent article on the future of coal.
Like most juvenile crimes, cybercrimes are often the result of peer pressure. An article in this week’s American Journal of Criminal Justice concludes kids who commit cybercrimes usually have friends who also commit cybercrimes. Researchers surveyed 435 students in a suburban Kentucky school district. Helping with the study was Doctor David May, a professor of Criminal Justice at Eastern Kentucky University. May, who spoke with WEKU’s Charles Compton, says they studied four forms of internet crime.
The British newspaper the Guardian reports the CIA recruited a Pakistani doctor to set up a fake vaccination program in the town where Osama bin Laden was living. The idea was to obtain a DNA sample from one of bin Laden's children.
The Rhode Island city of Central Falls is sliding closer into bankruptcy. The state won't give the cash-strapped city money to pay its bills for the fiscal year that just ended, and the city is entering the new fiscal year nearly five million dollars in the hole. Catherine Welch of member station WRNI reports
Former First Lady Betty Ford is being laid to rest in Michigan Thursday. Her funeral was held Tuesday in Palm Desert, California. Among the speakers were former first lady Rosalyn Carter and the head of the Betty Ford Clinic.
As British investigators dig for details in the News Corp. scandal, a columnist for the Reuters news service looked at figures that were already public. News Corp. is a publicly-traded company in the U.S., meaning it must disclose its finances here. So columnist David Cay Johnston ran those numbers — how much News Corp. made in the last four years and the taxes paid. Johnston talks to Steve Inskeep about his investigation.