In lavish style, President Obama and Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday affirmed a bond between the United States and the United Kingdom that has strengthened through the sacrifice of war and a history of common values. As the queen put it, the relationship is "tried, tested and, yes, special."
For his part, the president, dressed in white-tie tuxedo for a glitzy dinner at Buckingham Palace, said in a toast that the relationship "never rests."
NPR's Dina Temple Raston brings us a bit of fascinating news about 2009's underwear bomber case. She reports that the FBI found fingerprint and forensic evidence that ties the attempted bombing to one of al-Qaida's master bomb makers in Yemen. Dina reports:
For months now, U.S. officials have been certain that the Christmas Day attack against a U.S. airliner in 2009 and the cargo bomb attempt last year were the work of one man... His name is Ibrahim al-Asiri.
A new program will keep rising Fayette County kindergartners busy this summer. Four-year-old Josiah is already looking forward to next school year, when he'll be a kindergartner at Northern Elementary. "Books and art and paint," says Josiah. He's one of 2,000 students who will start kindergarten at Fayette County Public Schools this fall.
A neighborhood-based crime prevention program would be reduced from eight officers to four under a Lexington Police budget proposal. The program is called CLEAR -- Community Law Enforcement Action Response. It has the support of several Urban County Council members, including 3rd District Representative Diane Lawless.
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So far this year there have been 118 cases of measles reported in the United States.
Now that may not sound like a whole lot, but that makes this the busiest period for measles since 1996, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. In fact, in the last decade, the median number of cases each year has been only 56.
FRANKFORT — Officials from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Tuesday announced that 11 Kentucky counties have qualified for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. Kentuckians in Boyd, Crittenden, Graves, Hardin, Hickman, Jefferson, Livingston, Marshall, McCracken, Webster and Union counties who have lost work or whose businesses were damaged due to severe weather that occurred April 22 – May 20 may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.