Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Speed Of Light Hasn't Been Broken, Second Set Of Scientists Says

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 5:40 pm

Albert Einstein: His famous theory faces a challenge.

Full disclosure: We're not even close to being qualified to figure out who's right and who's wrong on this one.

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Mon November 21, 2011
Health and Welfare

Advocates Push Smoking Ban in Bourbon County

Smoke-free advocates are gearing up to push for an indoor smoking ban in Bourbon County, which ranks among the state's top producers of burley tobacco. Armed with an air-quality study and a public-opinion survey to bolster their cause, members of the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Bourbon County plan to hold a public forum sometime in early 2012, coalition member Phyllis Robinson said. After that forum, the coalition will ask Bourbon Fiscal Court to pass an ordinance for a countywide smoking ban, Robinson said.


Mon November 21, 2011
The Commonwealth

Parks Officials: Cuts May Mean Slice in Services

Without a recommendation on targeted cuts from the congressional deficit-cutting supercommittee this week, the National Park System stands to show some of the most outward signs of what the alternative across-the-board cuts would mean. The National Parks Conservation Association is warning that cuts would mean alterations to services that are already being taxed because of the steady influx of visitors to national parks. Kentucky’s national parks include Mammoth Cave National Park, Cumberland Gap, Big South Fork and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace.


Mon November 21, 2011
National Security

The American Behind The 2008 Attack On Mumbai

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 3:38 pm

In this courtroom drawing, David Coleman Headley is shown facing a federal judge.
Carol Renaud AFP/Getty Images

American David Coleman Headley was one of the leading planners of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, which killed 166 people over three days at two five-star hotels, a train station and a small Jewish community center.

Headley, the son of a Pakistani father and an American mother, had been chosen for the mission because he looked like a non-Muslim Westerner. He used those looks — and his U.S. passport — to plan logistics for several of the places attacked in Mumbai.

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Mon November 21, 2011

Good Giving In Central Kentucky

A different kind of on-line fund raising campaign leading up to the holidays could generate more than financial gains for nearly 60 central Kentucky charities.  Called the “Good Giving Guide Challenge,” When browsing the internet, if you click on good-giving-guide-dot-net you’ll find a list of non-profit organizations participating in the “Good Giving Guide Challenge.”   Among them is the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center.  Executive Director Marcey Ansley hopes the on-line campaign will help her reach former students and their families who no longer live in Lexington.

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Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

UC Davis Pepper-Spraying: Police Chief Put On Leave, Chancellor To Speak

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 9:56 am

In this image made from video, a police officer uses pepper spray as he walks down a line of Occupy demonstrators sitting on the ground at the University of California, Davis on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.
Thomas K. Fowler AP


Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Seattle Mariners Outfielder Halman Stabbed To Death, Brother Arrested

"Dutch police say Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman has been stabbed to death and his brother has been arrested as a suspect," The Associated Press reports from Rotterdam. He died earlier today.

Halman, 24, is Dutch-born. In the past two years with the Mariners, he appeared in 44 games — hitting at a .207 average, with two home runs and nine runs batted in.

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Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Death Toll Rising In Cairo After Crackdown In Tahrir Square

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 8:26 am

An Egyptian protester prepares to hurl a tear gas canister back at security forces as others run for cover earlier today in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Mohammed Hossam AFP/Getty Images

The death toll from three days of clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square has risen to at least 24, a morgue official tells The Associated Press. (Note at 8:25 a.m. ET: Earlier, the official told the AP that the toll was 35; now, he says 11 of the deaths were unrelated to the violence.)

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Mon November 21, 2011
Strange News

Boring Conference Tickets Are Hot Sellers

The second annual Boring Conference was held over the weekend in London. It began as a joke but tickets sold out this year. Organizer James Ward worried his event might be too interesting.