The influential consulting firm McKinsey & Company caused quite a stir when it published an article last week predicting that nearly a third of employers "will definitely or probably stop offering" health insurance to their workers after 2014.
Kentucky public colleges and universities are already compiling their capital project wish lists. They're getting ready for next year's legislative session. A $33 million Engineering-Physics building tops the projects list at Murray State University, but President Randy Dunn says the school also badly needs a new $62 million library.
Keith Mularski doesn't look like someone with a lot of secrets. He has this aw-shucks demeanor, like an overgrown kid in a business suit.
But back in 2005, his first assignment with the cybercrime division at the FBI was to hang out on the underground sites where stolen credit cards are bought and sold. By 2006, he would be running one of the biggest underground sites on the Internet.
The Boston Early Music Festival has a rhythm all its own. For those who want to dive in at the deep end, there's the centerpiece opera of the festival — invariably grand, Baroque, obscure and wonderful. The next day, the concerts begin in earnest: afternoons, early evenings, after dinner and even a series at Emmanuel Church in the Back Bay that starts each night at 11:15. Oh, and did I mention the Young Performers' Series and the Boston Early Music "Fringe" concerts?
In an interview, the University of New Mexico football player arrested after wearing sagging pants disputed the version of events put forth by police. As we reported yesterday, San Francisco police said DeShon Marman was asked by an airline employee and by police to pull up his pants. They say he refused, so they kicked him off a plane at San Francisco International Airport and Marman ended up in jail.
Soniya Patel's 3-year-old daughter loves getting a book in the mail each month. It comes from the Dollywood Foundation's Imagination Library, which sends free books each month to hundreds of thousands of children. But Patel is blind, so reading new books to her daughter isn't so simple. Patel has the book read aloud to her, and she transcribes the text on her Braille typewriter — and then she can read the new book to her daughter.
Government officials are forecasting a turbulent future for the nation's weather satellite program.
Federal budget cuts are threatening to leave the U.S. without some critical satellites, the officials say, and that could mean less accurate warnings about events like tornadoes and blizzards. In particular, officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric are concerned about satellites that orbit over the earth's poles rather than remaining over a fixed spot along the equator.
From the New York Times, a damning catalog of New York City Opera's financial missteps. And a similar piece from the New York Observeras well: "Steel is still stuck with much of the board responsible for the mismanagement. Ex-chairman Susan Baker, I'm looking at you."
The case of two Iraqi refugees captured in Kentucky after an FBI sting operation is reigniting the political debate over where to bring terrorists to justice.
Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says the men pose a danger to the people in his state and he wants them sent to Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. detention facility in Cuba. But, Justice Department leaders say the real danger is fear-mongering by politicians.