4:20pm

Mon April 2, 2012
The Commonwealth

Kentucky Joins Distracted Driving Campaign

In an effort to make roadways safer, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety has joined the “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All” campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in honor of Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April. “We all know that talking on our cell phones while driving is distracting, but that doesn’t stop most people from continuing to do it,” KOHS Director Bill Bell said in a statement.

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4:15pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Environment

Seafloor Becomes Next Frontier For Gold Diggers

A robotic arm breaks off a chunk of mineral-rich rock deep underwater. Nautilus Minerals of Australia hopes to develop and expand undersea mining by extracting copper, gold, silver and zinc from the seafloor.
Nautilus Minerals

Filmmaker James Cameron recently reminded us of the wonders of the sea by diving solo in a submarine to the deepest spot in the ocean. Next year, if all goes as planned, a rather different expedition will take place 1,000 miles south of that dive: An Australian company will start mining for copper, gold, silver and zinc on the seafloor off the shore of Papua New Guinea.

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4:07pm

Mon April 2, 2012
It's All Politics

Mitt Who? State Issues, Governor Eclipse Presidential Politics In Wisconsin

Originally published on Tue April 3, 2012 2:25 pm

Mitt Romney has campaigned in the shadow of embattled Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who faces a recall vote in June. Here, Romney speaks with Walker supporters at a phone bank during a campaign stop in Fitchburg, Wis., on Saturday.
Steven Senne AP

Voters in Wisconsin's GOP primary Tuesday are poised to help former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney wrap up his dogged, well-financed quest for the Republican presidential nomination.

But the winner-take-all primary and Romney's drawn-out battle with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum have been overshadowed by the campaign to recall GOP Gov. Scott Walker, whose anti-union efforts since his 2010 election have cleaved the Badger State.

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4:06pm

Mon April 2, 2012
It's All Politics

'Mad Men' George Romney Swipe Incites Angry Tweet From Grandson Tagg

Mitt Romney with campaign poster for his father, George, in Spartanburg, SC, January 2012.
Charles Dharapak AP

Was Mad Men weighing in on Election 2012 from the year 1966?

That's the question many are asking today after last night's episode of the Emmy Award-winning advertising-world drama on AMC.

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4:04pm

Mon April 2, 2012
All Politics are Local

GOP Split Six-Ways Over Davis Replacement

As primary campaigns in Kentucky warm up, one of the highest-profile contests has turned into a blame game. State Representative Alecia Webb-Edgington is one of six Republicans vying to replace outgoing Fourth Congressional District Congressman Geoff Davis. One of her opponents, Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore, is criticizing Webb-Edgington for missing crucial votes on the state budget last week. Moore says his opponent was too busy fundraising to fulfill her duty as a state lawmaker.

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3:32pm

Mon April 2, 2012
The Two-Way

At Least One Dead In Shooting At Christian University In Oakland

Originally published on Mon April 2, 2012 9:22 pm

An Oakland police officer walks outside of Oikos University in Oakland, Calif., Monday.
Noah Berger AP

A gunman opened fire inside a Christian university in Oakland. Several people were shot and multiple people were dead at the Oikos University campus.

The Oakland Police Department tweeted that a "possible suspect" was in custody so there was "no imminent public safety threat."

Update at 9:19 p.m. Police Identify Suspect:

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3:28pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Music Interviews

Hello? Is This The Country Album You're Looking For?

Originally published on Mon April 2, 2012 5:12 pm

"If I had to have another title for this record besides Tuskegee," Lionel Richie says, "it would be called All the Songs That They Told Me Would Ruin My Career."
Alan Silfen UMG Nashville

You know who's got a country album out right now? Lionel Richie. The same Lionel Richie who started his career in the funk band The Commodores — that's right, the group that made "Brick House."

But on his new album, titled Tuskegee, country artists from Tim McGraw to Darius Rucker re-imagine the ballads that made Richie famous. These are the songs that have become slow-dance staples at proms and weddings everywhere.

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3:12pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Africa

Once-Thriving Egyptian Port Suffers After Soccer Riot

Originally published on Mon April 2, 2012 5:12 pm

Egyptian soccer fans clash with riot police following a match between the hometown Al-Masry team and Cairo's Al-Ahly at the soccer stadium in Port Said, Egypt, on Feb. 1.
AP

The Egyptian city of Port Said is the northern gateway to one of the world's key shipping lanes, the Suez Canal connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea. With its ornate buildings and clean streets, the sprawling city has one of the highest standards of living in Egypt.

But this year, Port Said has become known for something more sinister: It was the site of Egypt's deadliest soccer riot.

Many of the city's officials and residents say the tragedy has destroyed Port Said's reputation and left them in financial trouble.

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2:35pm

Mon April 2, 2012
The Two-Way

ABC News: Enhanced Video Shows Injury To Zimmerman's Head

From the enhanced version of the video, showing what may be a gash on George Zimmerman's head.
ABC News

Reporting that it has had the video "clarified" by a forensics company, ABC News is now saying that a police surveillance recording of George Zimmerman "shows the neighborhood watch captain with an injury to the back of his head."

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2:19pm

Mon April 2, 2012
The Salt

French Muslims Ease Cultural Tensions With French-Halal Food

Originally published on Mon April 2, 2012 2:21 pm

A butcher shop in Paris, which prominently advertises that it sells halal meat.
Michel Euler AP

On a recent evening, Les Enfants Terribles, a Paris restaurant that serves French cuisine cooked with halal meat, was brimming with customers.

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