How do Iraqis feel about the U.S. decision to withdraw all its remaining troops by the end of this year? The issue of a residual American force to train the Iraqi military was hotly debated in Baghdad.
Chicago recently ranked as the city with the second-worst traffic congestion problem in the country, but it doesn't have a lot of money to invest in other transit options. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's solution? A $2 "congestion fee" on weekday parking in public lots and garages downtown.
Other cities have had some success with congestion pricing for parking, but some Chicagoans are skeptical of the plan.
The Oakland minister who predicted the end of the world would take place on Friday, Oct. 21, was confronted by the continuation of the world instead. It marks the second time this year that the ministry led by Harold Camping, 90, has settled on a doomsday date, only to have it tick by in quotidian fashion.
<p>Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks in Islamabad Friday, as Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar looks on. Clinton urged Pakistan to act swiftly to dislodge the militant Haqqani network.</p>
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in Pakistan to urge the country's leadership to eliminate safe havens for terrorists, says that U.S. officials met with the Haqqani network this summer. She did not say who the participants were, or what was discussed.
As the BBC reports:
Reports about such a meeting circulated over the summer but the US refused to confirm them at the time.
Mrs Clinton said the US had reached out to the Taliban and to the Haqqani network to test their sincerity and willingness to engage in a peace process.
End of life care known as hospice has changed a great deal over the centuries. The clinical type of caring for the dying and their families began in the 17th century. Hospice relies on a team of care-givers and may include a doctor, nurse, social worker, and chaplain. Hospice of the Bluegrass chief medical officer Todd Cote says the approach may seem simple, but can be complicated.
Todd P'Pool (left), candidate for Kentucky attorney general, speaks Thursday while James Comer, candidate for agricultural commissioner, listens during a campaign stop at the Western Kentucky University Institute for Combustion Science.
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A year ago, “Aqua Buddha” made national headlines after Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and current Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway ran ads focusing on allegations that his opponent, eventual U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, was part of a group at Baylor University that worshipped a god called “Aqua Buddha.” The term has returned in this year’s election cycle, with the Republicans bringing it back. Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool, who is running against Conway in this year’s general election, started airing a statewide ad Tuesday reminding voters that Conway attacked Paul with “Aqua Buddha.”
At least for now, the 965 acres along Interstate 65 in Simpson County that was up for auction Thursday will remain farmland. Four of the six parcels pieced together over the years by Bowling Green entrepreneur David Garvin were purchased by Kent and Brad Kelley. The remaining two parcels went to the Franklin-Simpson Industrial Authority.
The Franklin County Humane Society remains on lockdown after several more puppies were put down after testing positive for the canine parvovirus, bringing the total number of dogs euthanized to 11. The society has been under quarantine since Monday after the virus was first discovered last weekend. Since then, seven more puppies were brought in with symptoms and were euthanized after testing positive for the parvovirus. Humane Society Vice President Trudi Johnson said two of the sick puppies may have visited the East Frankfort Dog Park while contagious.
<p><strong>Here Bums The Bride: </strong>Lars von Trier's <em>Melancholia </em>centers on a newlywed (Kirsten Dunst) whose chronic depression leaves her singularly well-equipped to confront the end of the world. </p>
In the space of a few weeks, Hollywood will give us four serious dramas about mentally unstable characters. It's a minitrend at best, and most likely coincidental. But it got me thinking about how filmmakers use narrative form to shake up audiences and put them in the same frame of mind as the characters they're watching.