Over the past few weeks, Lulzsec has become a common name. It's a group of hackers much in the vein of their better-known cousins Anonymous. Today, Lulzsec struck again: this time they took responsibility for hacking into Arizona Department of Public Safety computers, stealing and then releasing hundreds of files.
There's apparently at least one congressional Republican leader willing to sit down with President Obama to talk about raising the debt ceiling. The White House on Friday issued the following statement:
The Labor Department wants a federal court judge in Kentucky to issue a rare injunction against a Kentucky coal mine accused of warning miners underground about a surprise federal mine safety inspection.
The inspectors for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) allege in court documents that a June 17 late-night, surprise inspection at CAM Mining's #28 mine in Pike County, Ky., was thwarted by mine managers.
President Obama has announced plans for scaling back on troops in Afghanistan. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor walked out on the deficit-reduction talks. Obama's former Ambassador to China, John Huntsman, announced plans to seek the GOP nomination for president. Host Michel Martin talks about this week's politics with Republican strategist Ron Christie and Atlanta Journal Constitution columnist and blogger Cynthia Tucker.
Police have arrested more than 20 people charged in Pulaski County with not paying child support and are searching for others as part of an enforcement roundup, local prosecutors announced. A total of 44 people were charged. Police from several agencies began arresting them June 16 and have found about half of them, Pulaski County Attorney Martin Hatfield said in a news release Wednesday.
As if orange barrels, speed traps and distracted motorists sharing the road weren’t stressful enough, drivers on southbound Interstate 71/75 Thursday morning were given another warning – beware of the undead. An electronic highway sign on the interstate near the Ky. 18 exit read: “Nightly lane closures, zombies ahead.” The sign was apparently hacked, said Nancy Wood, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman.
Not all that long ago, doctors seemed pretty much united by their antipathy toward being told by outsiders how to practice medicine — particularly by the government.
That bond helped fuel the American Medical Association's bitter opposition to several efforts to overhaul the U.S. health care system in the 1930s and 1940s and to the original effort to pass Medicare in the 1960s.
Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between May 2010 and May 2011, while 16 county rates increased and five counties remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.