The scandal prompted News International to fold <em>News of the World</em>. Sunday's issue was the 168-year-old newspaper's last.
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"The scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch's media empire exploded in several directions Monday," The Associated Press writes, "with fresh reports of phone hacking attacks against some of the nation's most powerful figures, including royals and former prime minister Gordon Brown."
A proposed state law that would make it a felony to wait more than 12 hours to report a child missing appears to have bipartisan support from Warren County’s legislative delegation. State Rep. Richard Henderson, D-Jeffersonville, is prefiling legislation that would make it a felony to fail to report children ages 12 and under who have been missing more than 12 hours. The announcement came at the conclusion last week of the Casey Anthony trial in Florida. In that case, Casey Anthony failed to report her daughter, Caylee Anthony, missing for a month in the summer of 2008
LEXINGTON - Community leaders and company officials from Allconnect Inc., a consumer services company, celebrated Monday the opening of the company’s new in-bound sales and customer care center in Lexington. The company announced its decision to locate the new facility in the Coldstream Research Campus earlier this year. The project represents a nearly $7 million investment and approximately 220 new jobs for the community.
A former Lexington foster mother is taking her fight to be taken off the state's registry of people who have abused or neglected children to the Kentucky Supreme Court. Joyce Givens was a foster mother until a 15-year-old girl in her care failed to take medicine to maintain a transplanted kidney in 2008, prompting social workers to place Givens on the child abuse and neglect registry. She was never charged with a crime, and the girl later testified that she lied to Givens and others about taking the medicine.
As talks resumed Monday after a weekend of no progress with congressional leaders, President Obama insisted that now is the time for a far-reaching deal on the federal debt. He warned that the U.S. will default on its debts if a deal is not struck soon, and said he will not sign a proposed short-term deal that would postpone the reckoning. Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about Obama's news conference.
U.S. forward Abby Wambach heads in the equalizer past Brazil's defender Daiane and goalkeeper Andreia Sunday in Dresden.
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The U.S. women's national team could be forgiven for soaking in the glory of their gut-wrenching win over Brazil in the Women's World Cup quarterfinals. The tight game electrified fans, driving many to parse the game's twists and turns, and it's dramatic final moments, on Twitter.
But Abby Wambach — whose head forcefully redirected a crossing pass from Megan Rapinoe in the 122nd minute to send the game to penalty kicks — says the U.S. team isn't satisfied.
Over the weekend, President Obama's top counterterrorism official travelled to Saudi Arabia to talk to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is in the country recovering from injuries he sustained during a bomb attack at his presidential palace in Sanaa.
Thousands of Saddle-bred Horse Enthusiasts are at the Red Mile in Lexington this week for the 75th Annual Junior League Horse Show. Alice Dearborn is serving as this year's event chairwoman: "We are the largest outdoor saddle-bred horse show in the world. What makes us so unique is that a group of women who don't really know a lot about horses put on this world class event."
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley listens to testimony at the Wisconsin State Capitol. The State of Wisconsin and unionized public employees have been locked in a contentious rights battle for months.
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John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, has written the Beat since 1999. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.
Sunday's meeting between President Obama and Republican and Democratic lawmakers did not produce a budget deal. As the August 2nd deadline looms, Obama said he'd hold meetings until both parties agree on a plan that would keep the U.S. from defaulting. Host Michel Martin discusses the deficit talks with The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Cynthia Tucker and U.S. News & World Report's Mary Kate Cary.