Now that President Obama has announced plans to reduce troops in Afghanistan, what will happen to women's rights in that country? Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with Samira Hamidi, country director of the Afghan Women's Network, and Gayle Lemmon, deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relation's Women and Foreign Policy program.
"The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against the estate of Anna Nicole Smith in its quest to capture some of the $1.6 billion estate left behind by her late Texas billionaire husband," The Associated Press reports.
Bluegrass Oakwood has cut about 200 jobs because of a dip in the number of residents at the Somerset facility for the developmentally disabled. Shannon Ware, CEO of Bluegrass Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation, said Wednesday that 168 people were laid off, but the total number of positions eliminated was about 200. The remaining positions that were eliminated were open positions. The cuts were across all levels of the organization. The layoffs were announced Friday, and employees were given 30 days notice.
AT&T announced Wednesday it will add 200 new jobs to a call center in Carter County and also addressed concerns about its wireless network in the state by announcing new investment in cell sites.The call center, which first opened in 2001, currently has about 1,000 employees. AT&T will not ask for any state tax incentives for the call center expansion. The average pay for the new jobs will be between $10 and $14 hourly.
"The U.S. and its partners in the International Energy Agency have decided to release a total of 60 million barrels of oil onto the world market over the next 30 days to offset the disruption in the oil supply caused by unrest in the Middle East," the White House just announced.
Of that, 30 million barrels will come from the United States' Strategic Petroleum Reserve.