4:27pm

Thu July 14, 2011
NPR Story

What Book Will Fill Harry Potter Gap?

The release of the last Harry Potter movie marks an end to a saga more than 10 years in the making. The first J.K. Rowling book was published in 1997. But the question of what young adult series will fill that void remains to be seen. Michele Norris talks to Judy Bulow, a book buyer at Tattered Cover Books in Denver, about what comes after the adventure of the boy wizard comes to an end.

4:18pm

Thu July 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Pentagon Says 24,000 Files Were Stolen In Data Breach

The Pentagon said today that in March, foreign hackers stole 24,000 sensitive files during a single breach. The disclosure came from William J. Lynn III, deputy defense secretary, who was unveiling the Department of Defense's "Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace."

The New York Times has some details on the stolen documents:

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4:17pm

Thu July 14, 2011
Science And Medicine

Rethinking SIDS: Many Deaths No Longer A Mystery

Originally published on Sat July 16, 2011 10:07 am

Many cases once thought to be sudden infant death syndrome are now believed to be accidents caused by unsafe sleep practices. The image above shows a crib with a teddy bear and bumper — items the American Academy of Pediatrics warns against putting in your baby's crib.
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3:58pm

Thu July 14, 2011
All Politics are Local

Homeless Voters Prompt Ethics Complaint

After denouncing the State Board of Elections for telling county clerks to approve voter registration cards that have “homeless” listed under the address, Republican Secretary of State candidate Bill Johnson has filed an ethics complaint Thursday against the panel and Secretary of State Elaine Walker.Last week, the Todd County businessman called on Walker to resign and has made the issue of homeless voters a centerpiece of his campaign against Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, who supports the right of the homeless to list “place-to-place” under the address portion of the application.

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3:56pm

Thu July 14, 2011
Statehouse News

Kentucky Rushes Aid to Midwest States

FRANKFORT – At Gov. Steve Beshear’s direction, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has taken action to speed the emergency response to neighboring states hit with widespread electrical outages earlier this week. Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock signed an official order to waive special registration and permit requirements for utility repair vehicles headed to stricken areas.

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3:56pm

Thu July 14, 2011
World

U.S., Allies Optimistic Gadhafi's 'Days Are Numbered'

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with the Contact Group on a Libya road map on May 5, 2011, in Rome.
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top diplomats are gathering in Istanbul, Turkey, this week to talk about Libya amid fresh optimism that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi may be looking for a way out.

French officials have said that the Gadhafi regime is "sending messengers everywhere" to explore ways to end the conflict. U.S. officials have suggested that his regime is suffering from low morale and is running out of supplies.

Before setting off to Istanbul, Clinton told reporters that she's seen "contradictory signals" from Gadhafi's camp.

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3:45pm

Thu July 14, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Health Insurance Drags Down Cities

The cost of health care threatens to break the finances of cities like Lexington.  Last year, providing coverage for city worker cost 11-million dollars more than predicted.  Other cities are in better shape, but, the executive director at the Kentucky League of Cities says it’s still a struggle. Jon Steiner says increasing health care costs makes it hard to write a budget.

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3:20pm

Thu July 14, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Former Director Rejoins Lexington Jail

 A man who built a 25 year career at the Lexington jail is back in a leadership position there. Ray Sabbatine was announced Thursday as the interim director of Community Corrections. He will take over for retiring director Ron Bishop on July 25. 

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3:19pm

Thu July 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Music Streaming Service Spotify Launches In U.S.

Digital music service Spotify has officially launched in the United States, where it hopes to build on its success in Europe and compete with Apple, Amazon and Google in offering streaming music.

Here's part of a report NPR's Joel Rose filed for Newscast:

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3:11pm

Thu July 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Karachi Comes To A Standstill Because Of New Round Of Violence

Pakistan's second largest city came to a standstill, when protesters torched cars and burned buses. Acrimony between political parties is being blamed for the violence that left 14 people dead and more than two dozen wounded in Karachi.

NPR's Julie McCarthy filed this report for our Newscast unit:

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