12:34pm

Wed July 6, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Three Family Members Drown in KY River

Three men from the same family died after they were swept away by the rain-swollen current during a Fourth of July outing on the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River. Rescuers on Tuesday recovered the body of Tim Blevins about half a mile below a dam on the river, near Hyden. On Monday, Blevins' brother, Larry Blevins, 36, and Kendall Estep, 30, their brother-in-law, had been pronounced dead.

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12:24pm

Wed July 6, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Few Quick Fixes For Brent Spence Bridge

Reinstate emergency pull-over lanes. Reduce the speed limit. Ban trucks. Reroute traffic away from the bridge altogether. Less than two weeks after a stranded motorist was knocked to his death off the Brent Spence Bridge, the accident has revived a years-long debate about ways to make driving the span safer - now.

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12:19pm

Wed July 6, 2011
Sports

Campers Settle in at KY Speedway

They say life's pretty sweet in Hershey, Pa., but the Fletcher families - three brothers and their kin -- chose to spend this week, beginning Tuesday, camping out at the Kentucky Speedway. "It's your inaugural race" in NASCAR's Sprint Cup series, the top tier of stock-car racing, said Ann Fletcher, explaining why this is the one Sprint Cup race the Fletcher clan intends to visit in 2011.

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12:00pm

Wed July 6, 2011
Law

Shades Of O.J. Case In Casey Anthony Verdict?

Casey Anthony was acquitted yesterday on charges of murdering her two-year-old. The credibility of the maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault has been thrown into question. The AMA has taken a stand against the use of Photoshop in magazines. Host Michel Martin discusses these stories with this week's "Beauty Shop" panel: political science professor Melissa Harris-Perry, former magazine editor Anita Malik and journalist Eleanor Beardsley. This conversation may contain language considered too graphic for young listeners.

11:58am

Wed July 6, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Doctors Overuse Stents In Stable Patients

Now they tell us.

Heart specialists who sifted through a registry of more than 600,000 people treated with catheters, inflatable balloons and stents to clear blocked coronary arteries found the procedures were used too often in patients with stable heart trouble.

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11:50am

Wed July 6, 2011
The Two-Way

Army To Seek Death Penalty In Court-Martial Of Fort Hood Suspect

Saying today that he has "referred the case to a general court-martial for trial," the commander at Fort Hood has also decided to pursue the death penalty in the case against Maj. Nidal Hasan, the psychiatrist charged with 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder for the deadly November 2009 shooting rampage at the Army post in Texas.

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11:47am

Wed July 6, 2011
It's All Politics

Obama Taking His Economic Message To Twitter Town Hall

White House.gov screenshot

When you're a U.S. president, you can never have too many followers. So it makes sense, then, that President Obama would eventually turn to that ultimate population of followers, the 140-character delimited Twitterverse by holding the first White House Twitter town hall Wednesday.

At the event scheduled to start at 2 pm eastern time and "presented" by Twitter, people will be able to tweet their questions to the hashtag #AskObama.

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11:32am

Wed July 6, 2011
Opinion

Weekly Standard: Founding Fathers Opposed Slavery

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks in Charleston, S.C.on June 29, 2011.
Andy Dunaway AP

John McCormack is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard.

One gets the sense that some in the media are doing their best to help Michele Bachmann win the Republican nomination by attacking her over ridiculous kerfuffles. The latest example involves her claim that the Founding Fathers "worked tirelessly" to end slavery. On Good Morning America, host George Stephanopoulos told Bachmann that her claim is "just not true":

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