Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denied again that he was about to resign on Monday, an announcement that sent Italy's borrowing costs close to a level most analysts believe is unsustainable. Berlusconi is seen by many Italians as a major obstacle to Italy's escape from its current financial woes. He faces a number of difficult votes in parliament this week, but if forced to step down, he'll call new elections.
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And it's time now for All Tech Considered. Today, a look at social media and the CIA. A group within the agency monitors Facebook updates and tweets from people overseas, up to 5 million a day. Kimberly Dozier got a rare inside look at these operations. She's the intelligence correspondent for the Associated Press, and she joins me in the studio. Welcome.
Supporters of Nicaraguan President and presidential candidate Daniel Ortega celebrate following the presidential election in Managua on Nov. 6.
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After elections yesterday, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega looks set on serving a third term. La Prensa, one of the country's largest daily newspaper, reports with almost 39 percent of the precincts reporting, Ortega leads with close to 64 percent of the vote.
Sharon Bialek during her appearance before reporters today in New York City.
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A Chicago woman just told reporters that in a 1997 encounter with 2012 Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain in Washington, D.C., he reached under her skirt and tried to pull her head toward his crotch.
A Cain spokesman calls the story "more false accusations."
Sharon Bialek, who said she had come to Cain for employment advice, claimed he took her out to dinner and then in his car "suddenly reached over and put his hand on my leg under my skirt and reached for my genitals." Then, she said, he "grabbed my head and brought it toward his crotch."
An accident at the Hubble Mining Company Number 9 mine at Eolia in Letcher County has claimed the life of one miner. Initial reports from investigators from the Kentucky Office of Mine Safety and Licensing indicate the miner died when struck by a piece of equipment in the underground mine.
Caleb Hisle plays with colored blocks as part of the HANDS program for first-time parents. The program teaches parents how to interact and bond with their children.
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At 2 1/2 years old, Caleb Hisle likes to sing “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” holding his Elliot the Elephant and playing blocks with his dad. HANDS program home visitor Amber Azbill said all those activities can be used to further Caleb’s development, and help him bond with his parents. The state program was created in 2000. HANDS, Health Access Nurturing Development Services, is free to all new parents, regardless of income.
Maria Montgomery interviews University of Kentucky football coach Joker Phillips as part of her work for vaughtsviews.com
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Maria Montgomery says she feels a little silly calling herself a “trophy girl,” but that’s exactly what she will be Wednesday. The former Miss Kentucky USA, a Boyle County native, has been selected as one of two Trophy Girls for the Country Music Association Awards Show, which will be televised live at 8 p.m. on CMT. This gives central Kentucky not one but two direct connections to one of the industry’s top awards presentations. Eddie Montgomery and Montgomery Gentry have been nominated for Best Country Duo.
Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers Monday announced $1 million in ARC grants to support the Appalachian Rural Development Philanthropy Initiative. Beshear joined Appalachian Regional Commission Federal Co-Chair Earl Gohl and other community leaders in Somerset for Monday’s announcement.
This is another story in the "Robbers In The Wrong Place, At The Wrong Time" category. This past Friday in Los Angeles, Luis Rosales walked into a Comfort Inn and police say he pulled a gun on the clerk.
What Rosales didn't know is that two mixed martial arts fighters were in town for the World Jiu-Jitsue No-Gi Championship in Long Beach.