A 2-year-old child killed Wednesday in a lawn mower accident had been riding on the mower with her father and brother when she fell off, Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said. Ginn said Adelaide McReynolds died from multiple blunt-force and sharp-force trauma at the family farm in Lexington. Ginn said McReynolds had a history of letting his children ride on the mower with him.
Mitt Romney's choice of a place called Bittersweet Farm as the site to make his campaign for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination official next Thursday might at first strike as odd since the farm's name doesn't seem especially propitious.
But not to worry if you're a Romney supporter. The farm is apparently a popular stop for the national Republican establishment.
Aircraft wreckage is seen at the Mehran Pakistani naval air base a day after militants attacked it.
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Since Osama bin Laden was killed earlier this month by U.S. Navy SEALs not far from Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, there has been a wave of retaliatory attacks on various installations in Pakistan. That has raised concerns about the safety of the country's nuclear weapons.
One of the most brazen of the recent attacks happened last weekend, when armed militants scaled the wall of the heavily guarded Mehran navy base near the southern city of Karachi. They fought off Pakistan's military, including commandos, for 17 hours.
The graves of veterans will be barren of flags this year at local cemeteries, unless placed there by family members. Since 2006, members of the AMVETS Post 124, based in Maysville placed American flags on the graves of war veterans at cemeteries in Mason, Bracken and Fleming counties.
North Korea will reportedly free American businessman Jun Young-su, who was arrested last November and accused of 'committing a crime' against that country, according to Yonhap. The Los Angeles Times says Young-su was reportedly charged with illegal Christian missionary activity.
A torn U.S. flag hangs outside of a house damaged during Sunday's massive tornado in Joplin, Mo. As of Thursday, local police said they had arrested 16 people for looting and burglary and four for assault since the twister hit.
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As the town of Joplin, Mo., picks up the pieces of shattered lives and destroyed homes and businesses not yet a week after a devastating tornado, city officials and residents are increasingly worried about looting and fraud.
The U.S. Postal Service can't shrink fast enough. Its revenues are falling and its losses are rising as mail migrates to the Internet.
The Postal Service is supposed to be financially self-sustaining, but it has already borrowed $12 billion from the Treasury. The agency has said it can't come up with the $5.5 billion it's required to put into a health-care fund for future retirees this year.
It may get a pass from Congress that allows it to put off its payment to the health-care fund. But even so, the outlook is bleak.