4:26pm

Fri November 18, 2011
The Two-Way

Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Has Cancer

Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno in September.
Justin K. Aller Getty Images

Joe Paterno's son said his father has lung cancer, but that it was treatable.

The AP reports:

Scott Paterno says in a statement provided to The Associated Press by a family representative that the 84-year-old Joe Paterno is undergoing treatment and that "his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery."

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4:21pm

Fri November 18, 2011
The Commonwealth

Police Officer Arrested

A Hopkinsville police officer was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie confirmed. A call came in around 5:30 p.m. that Officer Timothy Leyenaar, 35, was suspected of reckless driving, Howie said. Members of the Christian County Sheriff’s Department investigated the call, and determined there was enough evidence to arrest him on charges of DUI and reckless driving.

4:17pm

Fri November 18, 2011
The Commonwealth

Baptist Healthcare Acquires Madisonville Facility

Trover Health System has started exclusive negotiations to become part of the Baptist Healthcare System. The board of directors met Wednesday and authorized Trover to enter into nonbinding letter of intent negotiations with the Louisville-headquartered organization. Baptist’s proposal is to acquire all of Trover’s assets and liabilities — essentially buying the Madisonville-based facility. Baptist Healthcare was selected over finalists LifePoint Hospitals Inc. of Brentwood, Tenn., and Owensboro Medical System after a long vetting process.

4:13pm

Fri November 18, 2011
The Commonwealth

All-Breed Equine Survey

The Kentucky Horse Council is joining the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, and industry groups in conducting an all-breed equine survey. The $600,000 survey was approved Thursday by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.

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4:10pm

Fri November 18, 2011
The Commonwealth

Bowling Green Praised for Green Success

The Obama Administration is pointing to the success of federal spending in thirteen rural communities, including Bowling Green. The Warren County city was used as a case study in a recent report released by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, which includes input from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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3:46pm

Fri November 18, 2011
Asia

Myanmar's Capital, A White Elephant In The Jungle

Originally published on Tue February 28, 2012 12:31 pm

People offer prayers at the newly completed Uppatasaniti Pagoda in Naypiydaw earlier this year. It's unclear when construction on the new capital began or how much it has cost this impoverished nation where round-the-clock power is a rarity.
Soe Than Win AFP/Getty Images

The government of Myanmar bars or severely restricts reporting by foreign correspondents. NPR is withholding the name of the veteran journalist who recently entered the country and filed this story, in order to protect his identity and his ability to return in the future.

The newest — and nicest — road in Myanmar is, paradoxically, one of the emptiest as well: Only a handful of cars travel along the desolate four-lane highway to nowhere, or so it seems.

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3:45pm

Fri November 18, 2011
The Two-Way

NCAA To Examine Penn State's Sports Programs

Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno in September.
Justin K. Aller Getty Images

Saying it is deeply troubled by "tragic events" alleged to have happened at Penn State, the NCAA has told the school it is launching an examination of whether the university has "institutional control over its intercollegiate athletics program, as well as the actions, and inactions, of relevant ... personnel."

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3:41pm

Fri November 18, 2011
Politics

Panetta On Other End Of Budget Cuts As Role Changes

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 1:41 pm

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (left) talks with Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Washington on Tuesday. The pair testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on security issues relating to Iraq.
Evan Vucci AP

It's hard to miss the irony: Leon Panetta, as President Clinton's budget guru, backed billions of dollars in Pentagon cuts. Now, as secretary of defense, he's warning that the U.S. could become a "paper tiger" if his department's budget is further reduced.

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3:30pm

Fri November 18, 2011
The Two-Way

China Now Investigating Nude Photos Of Outspoken Artist Ai Weiwei

Originally published on Fri November 18, 2011 3:32 pm

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (C) posing with women in the nude in Beijing.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

The artist Ai Weiwei can't seem to catch a break with the Chinese government. His open dissension, of course, doesn't help, but the government has kept coming after him time and time again.

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3:00pm

Fri November 18, 2011
Science

Scientists Claim Neutrinos Are Faster Than Light

Scientists at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics are now touting a successful second experiment that may challenge Albert Einstein's long-held theory of relativity. The results show that neutrinos could travel faster than the speed of light. Guy Raz talks to Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, about the findings.

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