Congress will continue discussions this week to work out a deal to continue funding the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA ran out of money on last Friday and some 4,000 employees were put on furlough. Airport modernization projects were also put on hold this week. None of that should affect the Louisville Airport, though.
President Obama recently certified the repeal of the policy preventing gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. Host Michel Martin speaks with Service Women's Action Network head Anu Bhagwati about the changes service members can expect, why Marines were most reluctant to repeal the ban, and why Bhagwati believes discrimination and homophobia will still occur in the military.
The public health community has gotten markedly better at distributing effective vaccines to the children who need them. But researchers are noticing an increase in mistrust of vaccines around the world, and they're concerned that unfounded suspicions could derail immunization programs essential to saving lives.
A 2008 beating of a Floyd County jail inmate that court documents say involved him being "brutally and savagely tortured" by as many as 10 inmates over three days is now the focus of several criminal trials set for early next year and a pending civil trial in federal court.
Three people died in motor vehicle crashes in Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night. A fatal motorcycle accident took one man's life in Leslie County while a head-on crash between two vehicles took both drivers' lives in Knott County
Keeping the pressure on Democratic Governor Steve Beshear, a group fronted by the Republican Governor’s Association has launched a second advertisement in support of gubernatorial candidate David Williams, highlighting the state Senate president’s toughness and personalizing unemployment in the state.
Passwords — almost everyone's got one, or two, or 10.
But are passwords really the best way to protect your digital identity? Computer scientists have been trying to crack the code on the next generation of passwords, and one researcher says all you may need is a squirrel.
Security expert Markus Jakobsson says, just imagine that you went jogging in the forest, and you stepped on a squirrel.
That's one way to create a strong password, he says.
"Think of a story," he says. "Turn it into three important words of the story."
A Clay County constable, Jackie "The Tireman" Roberts, 50, charged in a drug case sold prescription pills to an informant and snorted a crushed-up pain pill in front of that witness, according to a court document. Details about the investigation and arrest of Roberts — an elected constable with arrest powers — and his wife Jennifer, 41, were included in a sworn statement from an ATF special agent who has taken part in the case. Police arrested the couple Wednesday.
William Kristol is editor of The Weekly Standard, which, together with Fred Barnes and John Podhoretz, he founded in 1995.
O tempora, o mores! O Cicero, if thou couldst be with us now! The corruption of our age is approaching that of your own! Who today speaks for the ancient Roman — and modern American — virtues of civic duty and personal responsibility?