Tue October 11, 2011
The Salt

Cooking (Or Not Cooking) Broccoli To Protect Its Nutritional Riches

Broccoli eaten raw may be the best way to take advantage of its cancer-fighting compounds.

J. Scott Applewhite AP

Is there a right or a wrong way to cook a vegetable? If you want to unleash all its disease-fighting superpowers, then the answer is probably yes.

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Tue October 11, 2011
Statehouse News

Governor Candidates Up for Debate Tonight

For the first time in the general election, the three candidates for governor of Kentucky will debate tonight. Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear, Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith last appeared together in early August at the Fancy Farm picnic.  Beshear has drawn criticism for refusing to attend debates and forums with his opponents. And the three will have only two full-fledged debates before election day. The first is tonight in Richmond, Kentucky. The second will be on the 31st on KET.  The Kentucky Broadcasters Association and the League of Women Voters are sponsoring the event.


Tue October 11, 2011
National Security

U.S.: Iranians Paid Others To Kill Saudi Diplomat

Originally published on Tue October 11, 2011 10:08 pm

The Saudi ambassador to the U.S., Adel al-Jubeir, speaks to the press in Annapolis, Md., in 2007. The U.S. government said Tuesday that elements in the Iranian military plotted to kill the ambassador.

Nicholas Kamm AFP/Getty Images

The Justice Department said Tuesday it had foiled a plot directed by elements in the Iranian government who sought to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S.

Attorney General Eric Holder said two men, Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri, have been accused in connection with the alleged plot. Authorities said they had planned a bombing to kill the Saudi ambassador, Adel al-Jubeir.

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Tue October 11, 2011

Bikes and Bikeways Across Kentucky


More and more bikers are likely to make their way across Kentucky’s landscape in the years ahead.  It’s an issue which is foremost on the minds of the state’s Bike and Bikeway Commission.  The group’s annual meeting is coming up later this fall in Lexington.  State transportation engineering branch manager, Lynn Soporowski says each new stretch of pavement receives cycling attention.

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Tue October 11, 2011
The Commonwealth

Man Rescued in Apartment Fire

An early morning fire at Winchester's Brown Proctor apartments was traced to a stove burner that was left on in an apartment kitchen. Winchester Fire-EMS Maj. Greg Beam said the fire started in the kitchen of an apartment where a burner ignited some papers that were lying on the counter.


Tue October 11, 2011
The Commonwealth

Civilian Employee of the Year

Bruce Olin, center, who works at Kentucky State Police headquarters in Frankfort, received the KSP Employee of the Year Award from Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown, left, and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, right.

Kentucky State Police named Frankfort worker Bruce Olin “Civilian Employee of the Year” Monday in a ceremony at Capital Plaza Hotel. Olin, who was a state trooper for 33 years, now works as a program coordinator in public affairs at KSP headquarters in Frankfort. He also serves as state coordinator for the D.A.R.E. program.


Tue October 11, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Supplements Look Risky In Study Of Older Women

Daily supplements come under fire for a lack of proved benefits and mounting evidence about risks.


Eating too much, rather than not enough, is the big health problem for most Americans. Yet, many of us take a supplement or vitamin in the hope of staving off illness with big doses of particular nutrients.

A new study shows that might not be such a great idea. Use of many common supplements — iron, in particular — appeared to increase the risk of dying, and only calcium supplements appeared to reduce mortality risk. The increased risk amounted to a few percentage points in most instances.

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Tue October 11, 2011

Jobs Bill Falters Despite Presidential Push

President Obama speaks about job creation and the economy at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 5 Training Center in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Ever since President Obama proposed his $447 billion jobs bill in a joint address to Congress last month, he has been campaigning for it nonstop. He has whipped up crowds all across America who chant: "Pass this bill!"

It contains a variety of measures to fight unemployment — everything from tax breaks for businesses to extended benefits for the jobless. But despite the campaigning, the Senate is expected to kill the proposal Tuesday on a procedural vote.

Jonathan Cowan of the centrist Democratic group Third Way says that's no big deal — it was always a long shot.

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Tue October 11, 2011
Election 2012

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Face Off At Dartmouth

Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.


Tue October 11, 2011

A Look At The NBA's Labor Troubles

Guy Raz talks with NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca about the numbers behind the NBA's labor troubles.