9:27am

Tue June 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Man Says He Tried To Rob Bank Of $1 To Get Health Care In Prison

James Verone, who says he tried to rob a bank of $1 because he needs health care and thought he could get it in prison.
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The part of this story that's getting attention across the nation is that James Verone of Gaston County, N.C., decided that the only way he could get adequate health care and a solid roof over his head would be to get himself arrested for trying to rob a bank of $1.

Verone, 59, says he has several medical problems, including a growth on this chest and two ruptured disks. He also says he's out of work and has no insurance.

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9:10am

Tue June 21, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Knox Flood Kills One, Wrecks Homes

Flash flooding in Knox County Monday destroyed 12 homes and caused major damage to another 17. Fourteen received minor damage after 4 inches of rain fell in a brief period. One man died in the deluge. Meanwhile, three miners were trapped in an underground Bell County coal mine after runoff from rainwater flooded part of the mine. The miners were rescued Monday night.

9:07am

Tue June 21, 2011
The Commonwealth

Railroad near Fort Knox Closes Trails

Hikers hoping to test the trails at Bridges to the Past or Tioga Falls will have to put those plans on hold. The two trail systems in the Fort Knox area have closed and could remain restricted to the public for up to three years. The post is coordinating the closures with the Paducah & Louisville Railway as it makes repairs and upgrades to its rail network, which will create a maze of safety hazards. Part of the project involves replacing a railroad bridge nearly 600 feet long that was built in 1889.

9:02am

Tue June 21, 2011
The Commonwealth

Resort Developer Charged with "False Acts"

A consumer protection lawsuit has been filed against developers of Green Farm Resort in Grayson County. The lawsuit, filed Friday by the attorney general’s office in Grayson Circuit Court, accuses the defendants of engaging in unfair, false, misleading or deceptive acts in the marketing and selling of lots at resort in Falls of Rough.

8:59am

Tue June 21, 2011
Business and the Economy

Bengal's Departure Tough to Measure

The Georgetown Scott County Tourism office typically gets calls in June about the Cincinnati Bengals’ training camp at Georgetown College. This year, callers have one question. “We have already gotten calls from people asking about camp and the status,” said John Simpson, director of the tourism commission. “I can’t answer their questions. Right now, we can just tell them the tentative dates.” As more days pass with the NFL lockout still in place, it is becoming more difficult to stay positive. Simpson says he has already heard some nervousness from local business owners that the NFL team and its fans may not travel to Georgetown this summer.

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8:58am

Tue June 21, 2011
Europe

U.K. Police Arrest Suspect In Hacking Attacks

A 19-year-old man suspected of hacking attacks on international businesses and intelligence agencies has been arrested, British police said Tuesday.

London's Metropolitan Police said the suspect is in custody on suspicion of hacking and fraud offenses following a joint operation by its Internet crimes unit and the FBI.

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8:54am

Tue June 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Confidence Vote Today In Greece; Huntsman To Join Race For White House

Good morning.

There's word from Pakistan, as we just reported, that an army brigadier has been arrested on suspicion of having ties to a "banned organization" — Islamic militants. It's the first prominent report since the May 2 killing of Osama bin Laden of a high-ranking Pakistani officer being accused of such a link.

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8:32am

Tue June 21, 2011
Opinion

The Root: First Lady's African Trip Not A Vacation

Cynthia Gordy is The Root's Washington reporter.

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8:30am

Tue June 21, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

When Out-Of-Network Charges Pop Up, Try An Appeal

In times like this, who can check which doctors are in the insurer's network?
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When Janet Wolfe was admitted to the hospital near Macon, Georgia, a few years ago, her lungs were functioning at just one-fifth their normal capacity. The problem: graft-versus-host disease, a complication from a stem cell transplant she received to treat lymphoma.

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8:30am

Tue June 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Developing: Pakistani Brigadier Suspected Of Ties To 'Banned' Group

The BBC's Urdu-language service is reporting, and Agence France Presse says it has confirmed, that a senior officer in the Pakistani army has been taken into custody and is suspected of having ties to "a banned organization."

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