12:15pm

Thu December 8, 2011
Politics

GOP Senators Block Consumer Protection Pick

Republicans joined together to stop a vote on the nomination of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to run the new federal consumer protection agency.

12:13pm

Thu December 8, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Experimental Vaccine For Stomach Flu Might Work

Originally published on Thu December 8, 2011 12:15 pm

In early 2007, health officials boarded the Queen Elizabeth 2 (seen here in Honolulu) to investigate a stomach flu outbreak that sickened more than 300 people.
Marco Garcia AP

Nothing ruins a nice cruise or a gluttonous run down the office party buffet like the norovirus.

The obnoxious virus causes the euphemistically-named stomach flu and is one of the most common foodborne illnesses. If you catch it, there's no drug to make you better. You pretty much have to ride out the diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain for a few days.

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12:03pm

Thu December 8, 2011
Monkey See

So The Mythbusters Punched A Hole In A House With A Cannonball. Now What?

Originally published on Thu December 8, 2011 4:59 pm

The exit hole from a misfired cannonball is seen in the second story wall after it traveled through a Dublin, Calif., home on Cassata Place on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.
Doug Duran AP

So ... now what?

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11:46am

Thu December 8, 2011
The Two-Way

Obama's Choice To Head Consumer Protection Agency Blocked

Originally published on Thu December 8, 2011 12:16 pm

A vote to move forward on the nomination of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to run the new federal consumer protection agency fell seven votes short in the Senate this morning. Republicans banded together to make sure there weren't the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture and move on to a vote on the nomination itself.

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11:29am

Thu December 8, 2011
Newt Gingrich

Gingrich's Path From 'Flameout' To D.C. Entrepreneur

Originally published on Thu December 8, 2011 1:12 pm

In 1995, Time magazine named Newt Gingrich "Man of the Year" for his role in ending the four-decades-long Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.
Craig Ruttle AP

A new poll released Wednesday by Time magazine and CNN finds Newt Gingrich staying ahead of Mitt Romney in three out of the four states with January primaries or caucuses.

Gingrich's lead in the key primary states has sparked private discussions among President Obama's advisers about the former House speaker's "realistic chance" of winning the Republican presidential nomination, CBS News reported.

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10:53am

Thu December 8, 2011
Sports

NKU Joins Atlantic Sun Conference

Northern Kentucky University will accept an invitation Thursday to join the Atlantic Sun Conference, putting NKU in Division I collegiate sports. NKU has scheduled a special Board of Regents meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss intercollegiate athletics. Spokesman Chris Cole would not confirm that the university would join the Atlantic Sun, but representatives from that league have been on the Highland Heights campus and have expressed interest in NKU before.

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10:50am

Thu December 8, 2011
Health and Welfare

The Struggle with Sleep Apnea

Carol Waldemayer is breathing and sleeping a lot easier these days. The Elizabethtown resident was diagnosed with sleep apnea roughly three years ago and has been receiving treatment ever since, the benefits of which have transformed her life for the better.

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10:44am

Thu December 8, 2011
Lexington/Richmond

Playhouse Dispute Goes Viral

Years ago, it would have been hard to imagine something as routine as a Lexington family's disagreement with a homeowner association grabbing national headlines.

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10:41am

Thu December 8, 2011
Lexington/Richmond

Ex. Richmond Police Sgt. Indicted on Porn Charges

A former Richmond police sergeant was indicted by a Madison County grand jury on 10 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, the state attorney general's office said Wednesday.
James "J.J." Rogers, 36, was arrested Tuesday at his Richmond home. He was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center in lieu of a $200,000 bond, according to jail personnel.

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