More than 1,500 University of Kentucky students got out of their dorms and into the Lexington community Monday as part of the annual UK FUSION service event. Junior Son Doan first heard about UK For Unity and Service in Our Neighborhoods, or FUSION, a couple of years ago as a freshman. The finance major spent his Monday afternoon painting a pavilion at the Living Arts and Science Center.
Aug. 13, 2011: A stage collapses at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. Seven people have died from the injuries they received.
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"The families of those who were seriously hurt when the Indiana State Fair Grandstand stage rigging collapsed" on Aug. 13, are struggling with "a mix of hoping and coping," The Indianapolis Star writes this morning.
The projected path puts the center of the storm over North Carolina at 2 a.m. ET on Sunday.
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The fight for control of Tripoli continues, as we reported earlier. From Libya, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports that what had looked like it might be a quick victory for opponents of Moammar Gadhafi is turning into what could be "a bitter, difficult battle."
The coast guard in Finland may file criminal charges against a ferry captain. His boat slammed into a rock near Helsinki, breaking dishes and slightly injuring some of the 54 passengers. It turns out no one was at the wheel. The captain had run to the bathroom, and the lock on the door got jammed.
David Greene talks to James Hider, the London Times Middle East bureau chief, about the recent conflict between Egypt and Israel. If, under former strongman Hosni Mubarak, Egypt was willing to ignore minor offenses by Israel, the new Egypt is not. The quick escalation of tensions shows the new dynamic in the Middle East, and an Egypt determined to assert its own foreign policy identity.