In Tripoli on Thursday (Aug. 25, 2011), this anti-Gadhafi fighter celebrated.
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As Libya's Transitional National Council prepares to move its leadership from the eastern city of Behghazi to Tripoli, Moammar Gadhafi remains "on the run with his regime in tatters," NPR.org writes this morning.
The oldest form of performance art can be seen this weekend in Lexington. The Ringling Brothers Circus returns to Rupp Arena. Its Ring Master, who is a trained opera singer, says the circuses of Europe are having a deep impact on that American institution. Still, he says circuses don't get the respect they deserve. Also, a UK and NBA Basketball standout sings this weekend at the Lexington Opera House. Rich Copley, who’s an arts and culture reporter for the Lexington Herald Leader, previews both events.
Good morning, I'm David Greene. Two clowns walked into a Colorado jewelry store this week, guns blazing. The men wore white face paint, black lipstick and wigs. They pointed guns at employees and forced the owner to unlock his jewelry cases. The clown duo made off with the loot. But the joke was on them, Sonny's Rocks Jewelry Store in Denver does not display real jewelry. The display cases are full of fake gold and platinum, which is exactly what ended up in the clown's garbage bags.
Though the suspect remains at large, police in Toledo, Ohio, got his picture: A squirrel, fleeing with a tiny American flag and a plastic flower purloined from the Police Memorial Garden. One officer told the Toledo Blade, he "knew what he was doing." The bandit was later spotted up a tree, with two tiny flags.
Head inland: Nags Head, N.C., is among the many communities along the East Coast that are, or have been, evacuated as Irene draws near.
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Though Hurricane Irene has weakened slightly and its projected track has been nudged east just a bit, it's still headed for what could be a devastating collision with the East Coast of the U.S. that will affect tens of millions of people from North Carolina to New England over the weekend.
Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan announced his resignation on Friday. He held the top leadership position for 15 months. His popularity dropped after the government was criticized for its handling of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. Kenneth Cukier, the Tokyo correspondent for The Economist, about the political situation in Japan.
The U.S. Attorney's Office is warning parents about a new tactic employed by a sexual predator online in Kentucky. Sexual predators who take advantage of the anonymity of the internet sometimes do so by posing as young boys in order to lure underage females. But Ernest Baker, a Nicholasville man now serving a sentence of 288 months in federal prison, posed as a young girl first, then a young boy, effectively creating an extra layer of disguise. United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky Kerry Harvey.
Kentucky is collaborating with three other states to form the Interstate Prescription Drug Task Force, which will attempt to stop prescription drug abuse. Soon, doctors will be able to request data across state lines to monitor patient prescriptions. Ohio and Kentucky announced earlier this month that they began exchanging prescription drug information in a similar program, and now Tennessee and West Virginia have been asked to participate.
It's not only people suffering from the drought in Texas. Susan Edwards, manager of Wildlife Rescue, holds a juvenile raccoon. The raccoon should at least be double in size, but its mother's milk was lacking needed nutrients.