11:30am

Mon December 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Lowe's Ignites Controversy By Pulling Ads From 'All-American Muslim'

Originally published on Mon December 12, 2011 11:33 am

A Lowe's store in Saugus, Mass.
Michael Dwyer AP

By deciding to stop advertising during the TLC network's All-American Muslim reality TV show after hearing that some conservatives object to the program, Lowe's Home Improvement is now hearing complaints from others who accuse it of religious bigotry.

California State Sen. Ted Lieu (D), The Associated Press says, may call for a boycott of the home improvement chain.

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11:04am

Mon December 12, 2011
Fresh Food

Losing Virginity: Olive Oil's 'Scandalous' Industry

Originally published on Mon December 12, 2011 1:39 pm

IFP iStockphoto.com

Extra-virgin olive oil is a ubiquitous ingredient in Italian recipes, religious rituals and beauty products. But many of the bottles labeled "extra-virgin olive oil" on supermarket shelves have been adulterated and shouldn't be classified as extra-virgin, says New Yorker contributor Tom Mueller.

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10:40am

Mon December 12, 2011
The Two-Way

What A Sour Note: Thieves Target Tubas In Southern California

Originally published on Mon December 12, 2011 10:43 am

Who knew the big horn could be so valuable?
Jonathan Daniel Getty Images

The high prices they command on the black market and "Southern California's banda music craze" have combined to make tubas a hot property, the Los Angeles Times writes today.

Hot, that is, in the sense that there's been a recent "rash of unsolved tuba thefts at high schools in southeast Los Angeles County."

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10:21am

Mon December 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments On Arizona Immigration Law

Originally published on Mon December 12, 2011 10:27 am

Arizona's controversial immigration law will indeed be getting a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court, it was just announced.

Long expected, the court's decision to weigh in could help settle whether the law — known as SB 1070 for its bill number in the Arizona Senate — encroaches on federal law because, in large part, of its provision that would require the police to determine the immigration status of a person they have detained and whether the suspect is in the country illegally.

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10:06am

Mon December 12, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Utility Prefers Coal Fired Power Plants

Across the country, power plant operators are figuring out how they’ll comply with the Obama Administration’s upcoming rules to reduce air pollution. In Louisville, the utility company has announced plans to convert one of its older power plants from coal to natural gas. But at the Big Sandy plant in eastern Kentucky, another company says it’ll still be less expensive to keep burning coal.

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9:59am

Mon December 12, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Civil War Exhibit Opens in Louisville

Louisville Public Media

Louisville’s Filson Historical Society has opened a new exhibit focusing on the Civil War as it played out in Kentucky and the Ohio Valley region.  It’s called “United We Stand—Divided We Fall.” Filson Curator of Special Collections Jim Holmberg says interest is running high as the country marks the Civil War’s 150th anniversary.

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9:56am

Mon December 12, 2011
The Commonwealth

State Reviews Citation of Danville Nursing Home

The Kentucky Attorney General's office is reviewing a state citation stemming from the way officials at a Danville nursing home responded to allegations that a former male nurse's aide tried to suffocate one resident and, weeks later, lay in bed with and kissed another.

9:55am

Mon December 12, 2011
The Commonwealth

Advocacy Center Studies Green Dot Program

The local rape crisis center is working on a proactive approach to violence along with all other centers in the state. The Advocacy and Support Center in Elizabethtown is taking part in the statewide research of the violence-prevention program Green Dot. The program, which asks bystanders of violent or potentially violent situations to intervene in safe and possibly non-confrontational ways, is being studied for its effectiveness at the high school level in decreasing the amount of incidents like bullying and dating violence.

9:30am

Mon December 12, 2011

9:09am

Mon December 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Here We Go Again: Has Misnamed 'God Particle' Finally Been Found?

This is what researchers at the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider expect a Higgs boson to look like. The Higgs boson is the subatomic particle that scientists say gives everything in the universe mass.
ATLAS Experiment/CERN

The news that scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland will talk Tuesday at 8 a.m. ET about "the status of their searches for the Standard Model Higgs boson" has reignited speculation that they might be about to say they've found the so-called God particle.

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