Thailand's capital Bangkok is facing the imminent threat of widespread flooding after three months of unusually heavy rain.
Panic buying has left grocery shelves empty of basics. Many are fleeing the city, and many areas are virtually empty. The government has declared a five-day holiday to encourage people to leave Bangkok for higher ground. Thursday, the government said it was no longer a question of if, but when the floods would come.
World markets rallied Thursday after European leaders agreed on a plan to deal with the eurozone debt crisis. But in Greece, the most imperiled country, there was skepticism that the deal will do much to help the country out of recession.
In addition, many Greeks also fear that they are losing their sovereignty, and are uncomfortable about the role Germany will be playing in the country's financial future.
The Nuntius stock brokerage firm is, unlike similar offices in New York or London, deathly quiet. So many people have been laid off that the offices are nearly empty.
Each year the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park attracts thousands of people from across the region. On this particular Sunday a family from Indianapolis is here to experience the museum's newest exhibit simply titled "The Horse". Six year old Sebastian says there's one thing he's really looking forward to seeing. "Bones!"
Gourmet grocery chain Trader Joe's will open its first Kentucky store Friday in Louisville. The store at 4600 Shelbyville Road will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, according to the chain's Web site. The company also plans to open a store in Lexington some time next year at 2326 Nicholasville Road, the former site of Joe's Crab Shack. Some work, including clearing a tree and removing items from inside the former restaurant, has begun on the property.
Fayette Public Schools officials are trying to determine whether a student who took a gun to the Eastside Technical Center on Wednesday also might have had the weapon at another school. Most students go to study at Eastside from their own home high schools, including some who travel from Scott and Woodford counties. A few students who have part-time jobs go to Eastside from their work sites. If the student with the gun came from another school, school officials said, it's possible he also had the weapon at that school.
Enjoy the warm weather now, because meteorologists are forecasting a snowy winter. All signs indicate this winter will be a real "doozy," said Dr. David Ball, a meteorology professor at Ball State University, "The long range forecast calls for near average temperatures with above average precipitation," Call said. "The large-scale setup of the atmosphere looks similar to last year. Given the winter of 2010-11 was one of the top 10 snowiest winters for Georgetown, I suggest being ready for another snowy winter."
For the first time, 100 of America's biggest corporations are being rated on the transparency of their political activities.
On Friday, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the nonpartisan Center for Political Accountability will release an index that ranks the S&P 100 companies. The rankings come as politicians employ new loopholes — and the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision — to solicit secret, million-dollar contributions from corporate donors.
A pro-gun group announced yesterday that it had obtained a permit to hold a protest at the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The university was the site of one of the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, where a gunman killed 32 students and faculty.