"Jill Abramson, a former investigative reporter and Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, will become the paper's executive editor, succeeding Bill Keller, who is stepping down to become a full-time writer for the paper," the Times announced this morning.
On April 15, 2011, distinguished guests, including US Ambassador to Germany Philip D. Murphy, joined US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a memorial service for Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke (1941-2010).
Holbrooke, a founder of the American Academy in Berlin, held many diplomatic positions during his career, including US Ambassador to the UN.
This Saturday evening at 19:00, and Monday morning at 08:00, NPR FM Berlin, 104,1, presents Hillary Clinton's remarks at the American Academy memorial service for her friend Richard Holbrooke.
Fishing enthusiasts can test the waters for free this weekend as the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources sponsors the annual free fishing weekend. State residents and nonresidents can fish in any body of water Saturday and Sunday without a license. The weekend is part of a program to get more people familiar with fishing in Kentucky.
With Mitt Romney officially entering the race for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday, expect to hear a lot more from the former Massachusetts governor on how the health-care legislation he signed in his state differs from that signed into law by President Obama for the nation.
One approach Romney has used to try to distance his health-care law from the federal Affordable Care Act is to say that his legislation only had 70 pages compared with 2,700 pages for the Obama-signed law.
Residents in the city of Wallins will soon be faced with a petition to dissolve their long defunct city. It is the county that plans to go door-to-door to gather signatures. The petition will mark the start of a legal process to formally dissolve the city by circuit judge’s order. “No one ran for anything in the city during the last race for offices in the county,” said Harlan County Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop. “That is telling of where people are. They have accepted the fact that Wallins can not go back to what it was.”
The mass protest movement that swept Bahrain in February and March has since turned into a bitter sectarian confrontation. The tiny island nation — a key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf — is mostly populated by Shiites, but it's ruled by a Sunni royal family.
Analysts say the family is now pushing a sectarian agenda that might eventually be its undoing.
Following the successful completion of aerial spraying to treat adult mosquitos, state and local officials are ready to begin the second phase of an effort to rid more than 700,000 acres of western Kentucky of a growing pest problem caused by last month's flooding.