Fri July 22, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Dangerous Heat in Forecast

Besides dealing with a high heat index, Jason Caldwell Jr. and Kyla Gerkey handled a "thermo cart" that produced 450-degree heat to install traffic stripes Thursday on Midland Avenue. It takes the high temperature for the plastic to bond to the blacktop.
Charles Bertram Lexington Herald-Leader

It's so hot, air conditioners are melting. Or, more accurately, they are being overtaxed by the heat and humidity that has engulfed much of the nation and caused the National Weather Service in Louisville to issue an excessive heat warning for Kentucky. The warning is in effect until Saturday.


Fri July 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Developing: Explosion In Oslo Near Government Offices

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 11:37 am

People light candles and lay flowers in central Oslo, Norway, on Saturday to pay tribute to the victims of twin attacks a day earlier. At least 91 people died in an explosion at government offices in the capital and a shooting at a youth camp on nearby Utoya island.
Jan Johannessen AFP/Getty Images

Two tragic stories are playing out in Norway, where a large explosion today — or possibly more than one blast — caused deaths, injuries and extensive damage to government buildings in Oslo.

At the same time, there are reports that an individual dressed as a police officer opened fire at a youth Labor Party camp on an island in a fjord about 45 minutes from Oslo. News media in Norway say there were fatalities.

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Fri July 22, 2011
The Two-Way

First Suspect Cleared, Two Others Arrested In Beating Of Giants Fan

The search for who was responsible for the severe beating of a San Francisco Giants fan earlier this year after a game in Los Angeles against the Dodgers took a surprising turn Thursday.

As the Los Angeles Times reports, police "arrested two men in connection with the brutal [March 31] beating ... and have concluded that the suspect they took into custody in May was not involved in the attack, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation said."

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Fri July 22, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Calif. Milk Board Dumps Controversial PMS Campaign

In one piece from the edgy campaign, a henpecked husband cowers with cartons of milk in his arms.
California Milk Processor Board

Even if the science was right, the message proved terribly wrong.

The California Milk Processor Board pulled the plug on a controversial campaign that positioned milk as a remedy for premenstrual syndrome by appealing to cowering husbands and boyfriends.

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Fri July 22, 2011

Weekly Standard: Mate Was A Mighty Democracy Man

The cast of "Gilligan's Island" is shown in this 1978 photo.
Alan Hale Jr. AP

Victorino Matus is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard.

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Fri July 22, 2011
The Two-Way

James Murdoch: What Did He Know And When Did He Know It?

The latest key development in the U.K.'s "hacking scandal" centers on News Corp. executive James Murdoch (son of Rupert) and "claims he misled lawmakers" earlier this week, The Associated Press writes.

The wire service adds that "a [British] lawmaker called for a police investigation and Prime Minister David Cameron insisted the media scion had 'questions to answer' about what he knew and when he knew it."

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Fri July 22, 2011

Foreign Policy: Who Are The Real Hacks?

News of the World Editor, Colin Myler, center, leads his staff out of the headquarter of News International, the publisher of News of the World, in London, Saturday, July 9, 2011. The paper ceased publication on July 10 following allegations that some journalists paid police for information and hacked into the voicemails for story leads.
Sang Tan AP

Toby Harnden is U.S. editor of the Daily Telegraph.

Early on in my career as a newspaper reporter in London, a grizzled newsroom veteran summoned me over to his desk for a stern talking to. "Harnden, you're letting the side down," he told me. "You're bringing in all these stories but your expenses are pathetic. You need to start claiming some more." Helpfully, he pulled open his desk drawer, which was stuffed full of blank taxi and restaurant receipts.

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Fri July 22, 2011
The Two-Way

Crisis In The Horn Of Africa: 'We Need Water, We Need Life'

In Dadaab, Kenya, newly arrived Somali refugees lined up for tents Thursday (July 21, 2011).
Oli Scarff Getty Images

While in the U.S. we worry about the dangerous heat wave covering much of the country, in the Horn of Africa the famine, drought and conflict plaguing Somalia and some nearby regions have combined to create a far deadlier disaster.

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Fri July 22, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Families, Funerals and "Frank-n-furter" this Weekend

Frank-n-furter (Christopher Baker) meets Brad (Wood Van Meter) and Janet (Meaghan Sharrard) in Sweet Transvestite. SummerFest presents Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show July 20-24 at the Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive in Lexington, Ky.
Rich Copley Lexington Herald-Leader

Two musicals for two very different audiences this weekend in central Kentucky.  The Lexington Children’s Theater offers a production of “Annie” that includes whole families in its cast.  Summerfest stages “The Rocky Horror Show” for people with more adult tastes.  Plus, in response to audience demand, “Three Viewings” will have more viewings.  Arts reporter Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader offers these previews.


Fri July 22, 2011
The Two-Way

It's So Hot That ...

Dealing with the dog days: This pooch in Manhattan found one way to stay cool Thursday (July 21, 2011).
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images

Hot hot is it?

"#itssohot my makeup melted as I was applying it." (@sleepgh on Twitter.)

Or, "#itssohot my Iced Coffee cup says 'Caution: Hot Beverage' on it." (@number6six.)

Feel free to join that Twitter trend or give us your own "it's so hot" responses in our comments section.

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