7:40am

Fri September 16, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

2 Tonys, 4 Actors, 39 Steps

“39 Steps” was once known primarily as a masterwork by film maker Alfred Hitchcock.  But, most recently, it’s been a work for the stage, in London, New York and now Lexington.  Studio Players begins its interpretation this weekend with just four cast members.  Also, this weekend, an exhibition of the digital arts, including music, at Transylvania University.  Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader newspaper has a preview. 

7:30am

Fri September 16, 2011
The Two-Way

Texas Execution Put On Hold By Supreme Court

Duane Buck, "a black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago was at least temporarily spared from lethal injection" on Thursday when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to "his lawyers' claims that race played an improper role in his sentencing," The Associated Press writes.

As the wire service adds:

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7:17am

Fri September 16, 2011
Around the Nation

Big Y Supermarket To Phase Out Self-Checkout Lanes

The self-serve checkout lanes were meant to speed service and save money, but checkout times increased. Cashiers will return, helping people baffled by bar codes, coupons and ways to pay.

7:10am

Fri September 16, 2011
Around the Nation

Grandparents Monkeying With Camera Are Web Stars

Esther and Bruce Huffman were playing with the camera on their new laptop but didn't know millions were about to see it. Their granddaughter posted on YouTube the retired couple's first attempt at uploading video. It went viral.

4:00am

Fri September 16, 2011
Europe

Could Euro Bonds Mend Eurozone Debt Crisis?

As the 17 European countries that use the euro grapple with the sovereign debt crisis, one possible way out is jointly underwritten euro bonds. The debt burden would be jointly shared among the nations that use the euro and stronger economies would help shore up weaker ones. But Germany — Europe's largest economy and main player in the crisis — remains vehemently opposed to the idea.

4:00am

Fri September 16, 2011
Business

Rogue Trader Arrested In Swiss Bank UBS Scandal

Originally published on Fri September 16, 2011 8:23 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, Host:

Already dealing with a debt crisis, Europe's banks are now being rattled by another rogue trading scandal. A 31-year-old trader was arrested yesterday in London after a $2 billion loss was revealed by the Swiss banking giant UBS. Megan Murphy has been following the story very closely, and she's the banking correspondent for The Financial Times newspaper in London, and London is where we reached her. Good morning, Megan.

MEGAN MURPHY: Good morning.

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4:00am

Fri September 16, 2011
Business

Business News

Steve Inskeep has business news.

4:00am

Fri September 16, 2011
Environment

EPA Postpones Power Plant Emissions Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to delay new rules that would limit emissions of climate-warming gases from power plants. It's the second time this month the EPA has either withdrawn or postponed new pollution rules that industry didn't like.

4:00am

Fri September 16, 2011
Business

'Bucky Larson' Is No Box Office Hero

The new movie Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, is getting unfavorable reviews — a lot of them. The screenplay was co-written by Adam Sandler. The film has a 0 percent rating on the movie review website Rotten Tomatoes. Sony Studios opened Bucky on about 1,500 screens last weekend. And according to one box office tracking site, each showing had an average audience of just eight.

4:00am

Fri September 16, 2011
Asia

Substantial Parts Of Pakistan Are Underwater

Pakistan is dealing with substantial flooding for the second year in a row, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless. For the more on the situation, Steve Inskeep talks to Timo Pallkkala, the humanitarian coordinator for the United Nations in Pakistan.

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