8:44am

Fri August 12, 2011
Opinion

Foreign Policy: Deja Vu — UK Riots Nothing New

Burnt out cars are seen following attacks on police and firefighters in Tottenham in London, October 1985. Riots in London in August 2011 seem to mirror attacks like this.
Robert E. Dear AP

Sophia Jones blogs for Foreign Policy.

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8:44am

Fri August 12, 2011
Education

Calipari Touts Financial Literacy

University of Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari is championing a new cause in Kentucky: financial literacy education. The program being launched by the Calipari Family Foundation for Children, tech company EverFi, Inc., and area banks is called "Vault." The online interactive program aims to educate elementary school students on a particularly timely issue: how to handle money.

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8:43am

Fri August 12, 2011
Opinion

New Republic: Iowa Might Actually Be Influential

The Iowa Straw Poll kicks off this week in Ames, Iowa. GOP presidential hopefuls debated Thursday and the mock election results will be announced on Saturday.
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Jonathan Bernstein writes at aplainblogaboutpolitics.com

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8:42am

Fri August 12, 2011
Opinion

Weekly Standard: Ame'n For The Wrong Target

Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty look to the audience before the start of the Iowa GOP/Fox News Debate at the CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Stephen F. Hayes is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard

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8:40am

Fri August 12, 2011
Sports

Oldham Team Plays for LL Title

The North Oldham County Little League team will play the last game of the regional finals against Hamilton, Ohio this Saturday. If they win, they’ll head to Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series. The team is staying at the central division Little League Headquarters in Indianapolis, said manager Brad Bates.

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8:38am

Fri August 12, 2011
Business and the Economy

Super Region Planning Begins

The initial planning for a super region between Louisville and Lexington has begun. The Brookings Institution is helping the cities put together a plan for an economic partnership centered around manufacturing jobs. In particular, it will look at how best to lure more auto industry jobs to Louisville, Lexington or nearby cities.

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8:00am

Fri August 12, 2011
The Two-Way

'I Deserved To Get Shot,' Sis In Dougherty Gang Tells Police

Pueblo County (Colo.) Sheriff's Department photos of (L-R): Ryan Edward Dougherty, Lee Grace Dougherty and Dylan Dougherty Stanley.
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Though she reportedly claims she and her brothers weren't trying to hurt anyone, the sister in the so-called Dougherty Gang has told investigators that "I deserved to get shot," The Pueblo Chieftain and other news outlets in Colorado are reporting.

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7:24am

Fri August 12, 2011

6:59am

Fri August 12, 2011
Animals

Officials Enlist Geese To Patrol Brazilian Prison

In Brazil, prison officials needed to goose up their alarm system at an overcrowded prison. They could have done many things, but instead they turned to geese. According to the warden, geese will honk loudly when they sense strange movements — like someone escaping over a wall.

6:55am

Fri August 12, 2011
Around the Nation

Halloween Prop Frightens Young Fisherman

A boy in Illinois was fishing when something caught his hook. He got a look at the terrible sight only briefly before it fell off the hook again. He alerted authorities that he had found a severed foot. A search and rescue team spent eight hours looking for what turned out to be a Halloween prop.

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