10:14am

Wed September 14, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Army Depot Hints of an Explosion

A final decision has not been made, but preliminary information presented Tuesday strongly suggests that more than 15,000 mustard rounds at Blue Grass Army Depot will be exploded inside steel detonation chambers and not destroyed through a pilot plant under construction in Madison County.

10:05am

Wed September 14, 2011
The Commonwealth

FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have opened a disaster recovery center in Knox County. FEMA officials have opened the new center at First Baptist Church Artemus, located at 3085 KY Highway 225, a week after individual assistance for the area was approved.

9:15am

Wed September 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Report: White House 'Tried To Rush' Decision On Loan To Solar Firm

May 26, 2010: President Obama tours the Solyndra solar panel company with Executive VP of Engineering Ben Bierman.
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One of the scoops of the day, from The Washington Post:

"The Obama White House tried to rush federal reviewers for a decision on a nearly half-billion-dollar loan to the solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra so Vice President Biden could announce the approval at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company's factory, newly obtained e-mails show."

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8:51am

Wed September 14, 2011
It's All Politics

GOP's Bob Turner Wins Weiner's House Seat In N.Y. Upset

Republicans had reasons to cheer and Democrats to despair Wednesday with the upset special election victory in New York City of a Republican retired businessman who will complete the congressional term of Anthony Weiner, the Democrat who exited the U.S. House because of a sexting scandal.

Bob Turner, a 70-year old former cable television executive, beat David Weprin, a 55-year old, state assemblyman, in a district which had, until Tuesday, been reliably Democratic for nearly 100 years.

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8:38am

Wed September 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Retail Sales And Wholesale Prices Unchanged In August

A sharp drop in energy costs helped keep prices at the wholesale level unchanged in August vs. July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported.

According to BLS, while food costs went up 1.1 percent, energy costs fell 1 percent.

Still, over the 13 months ended Aug. 31 the producer price index rose 6.5 percent, BLS added.

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8:28am

Wed September 14, 2011

8:10am

Wed September 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Release Of American Hikers Not Imminent, Iran's Judiciary Says

The limits of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's authority appear to be showing again with word from that country's official news outlet that:

"Iran's Judiciary has rejected recent media reports on the imminent release of the two American nationals that were convicted of spying on behalf of the United States."

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7:55am

Wed September 14, 2011
Around the Nation

Candy Company Claims World's Biggest Chocolate Bar

The Chicago company World's Finest Chocolate may have just made the world's biggest chocolate bar. It weighs six tons and sort of looks like an edible brown bus. The company hopes it breaks the world record.

7:55am

Wed September 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Democrats Suffer 'Demoralizing' Defeats In New York And Nevada

"Republicans pulled off an upset in Tuesday's special election in New York City to replace former congressman Anthony Weiner," NPR's Joel Rose reports. "Bob Turner claimed victory over Democrat David Weprin."

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7:45am

Wed September 14, 2011
Around the Nation

Gumby Turns Out To Be A Stand-Up Guy

Recently a man who tried to rob a California 7-Eleven. He disguised himself as Gumby, but he was foiled when his bulky gloves kept him from reaching the gun he claimed to have in his pocket. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports police identified Gumby and gave him a call. He turned himself in, brought his accomplice and also surrendered the Gumby suit.

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