3:49pm

Tue October 25, 2011
The Commonwealth

Judge Rejects Kentucky's Request to Join Lawsuit

Kentucky cannot join a federal lawsuit against Education Management Corp., the second-largest for-profit college company in the country, a judge ruled Monday. In August, Attorney General Jack Conway announced the commonwealth had filed to intervene in the whistleblower case as part of a larger effort to crackdown on the business practices of for-profit colleges. The attorney general’s office has sued and investigated other institutions, including Owensboro-based Daymar College and Louisville-based Sullivan University.

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3:39pm

Tue October 25, 2011
The Commonwealth

Tax Falls Short on City Revenue

The state has conceded that cities are receiving 15 percent less tax revenue than before the 2006 enactment of a state telecom tax, a move that over the last five years has cost Winchester about $125,000. Because there has been a 15 percent shortfall in the tax revenue cities have received, Winchester, along with Greensburg, Mayfield and Florence, filed a lawsuit last month asking the Franklin Circuit Court to deem the tax unconstitutional.

3:34pm

Tue October 25, 2011
The Commonwealth

Wire Theft at AT&T Facility

Winchester Police officer David Aldridge looks at some of the wire stolen from the AT&T building at 203 Forrest Ave. over the weekend. The wire was discovered in an abandoned house at the intersection of W
James Mann/Winchester Sun

Police have recovered some of the wire from an AT&T theft over the weekend, but are still searching for thousands of feet of wire. Winchester Police Capt. James Hall said someone cut through the fence at an AT&T facility, broke into several trucks on site and took approximately 6,000 feet of wire. Hall said the thieves took six large spools, each with 1,000 feet of wire, and several smaller spools of other wire.

3:29pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Science/Health

Child is First Born from Frozen Egg

Avery Lee Kennedy, 5, sat for a portrait with parents Wendy Kennedy, left, and Jared Kennedy and younger brother John Glenn Kennedy, 3. Avery is the first child born of the world's first commerc
Pablo Alcala/Lexington Herald-Leader

A 5-year-old Lexington girl was the first child born from mixing frozen eggs with live sperm. Avery is the first child born of the world's first commercial egg bank. Nonetheless, making babies from frozen eggs is still a somewhat dicey business.

3:22pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Employers May Not Rush To Drop Health Coverage After All

Despite claims to the contrary, a insightful economic analysis suggests that it wouldn't be in most employers' business interests to stop providing health insurance when the main coverage provisions of the federal health overhaul kick in.

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3:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Africa

Tunisia Announces Results Of Election

A supporter of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party celebrates on Tuesday at the party's headquarters in Tunis. Ennahda is leading the results of Tunisia's first free and democratic election — though is not expected to win an outright majority.

Fethi Belaid AFP/Getty Images

In Tunisia, a moderate, once-banned Islamist political party is on track to win the country's first free and democratic election — and the first among the countries of the Arab Spring. On Sunday, Tunisians elected a national assembly that will rewrite the country's constitution.

Despite the strong showing by the Islamists, no party is expected to get an absolute majority in the assembly and the new government will likely to be a coalition of secular and religious parties. And that, it appears, is what most Tunisians want.

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3:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
National Security

Congress Recognizes First Black Marines

Nearly 70 years ago, the Marines became the last branch of the American military to accept blacks into their ranks. The first to serve at the segregated Marine base at Montford Point in North Carolina are relatively little known, compared to their fellow trail blazers in the Army's Buffalo Soldiers and the Air Force's Tuskegee Airmen — until now. Congress voted Tuesday to recognize the Montford Point Marines with the Congressional Gold Medal. Historian Melton McLaurin joins Michele Norris to discuss the black servicemen of the Montford Point Marines.

3:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Education

ETS Says SAT Cheating Attempts Not Uncommon

Originally published on Tue October 25, 2011 6:06 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

MICHELE NORRIS, HOST:

And I'm Michele Norris. The company that administers the SAT says it catches hundreds of people a year trying to impersonate test-takers. Officials from the Educational Testing Service spoke at a New York state Senate hearing today, where lawmakers are investigating an alleged SAT cheating ring.

Charles Lane, of member station WSHU, reports.

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3:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Election 2012

Huntsman Shows Off Mandarin Skills

Throughout the presidential campaign, we'll bring you moments from the candidates. Monday night, Jon Huntsman showed off his often mentioned, but seldom demonstrated, knowledge of the Mandarin language on the Colbert Report.

3:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Science

Northern Lights Glow In Southern States

Melissa Block talks to Robert Moore of the University of West Georgia's physics department about a surprising display of the northern lights Monday night that went as far south as Mississippi, Arkansas and Georgia itself.

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