2:25pm

Wed August 24, 2011
The Two-Way

Panel: Carrier Commander Who Made Raunchy Videos Can Keep Serving

You remember Owen P. Honors? He was the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise who was relieved of command back in January after producing what even he said were offensive videos.

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2:09pm

Wed August 24, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Got High Blood Pressure? It Might Take 24 Hours To Know For Sure

The standard technique for measuring blood pressure may not be good enough.
iStockphoto.com

A blood pressure check may well be the world's most common medical procedure. Measuring blood pressure is quick, painless, and provides a pretty good clue to risks for future heart attacks and strokes. But some researchers now say that the classic cuff test can be misleading.

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1:43pm

Wed August 24, 2011
The Commonwealth

Alleged Copper Thief Electrocuted

A man was found dead Tuesday in the Harlan County Smith community on property owned by Manalapan Mining Company. The body was located inside the fenced area of an electric substation. Kentucky State Police Trooper Doyle Halcomb is in charge of the death investigation. KSP Sgt. Jeremy Lee said the man appeared to be have been electrocuted while attempting to steal copper wiring from a relay station that supplied power to the property of R & B Coal Company.

1:38pm

Wed August 24, 2011
The Two-Way

Libya's Foreign Minister: 'It's Over' For Gadhafi

In an interview with Britain's Channel 4, Libya's foreign minister Abdul Ati al-Obeidi said the rule of Col. Moammar Gadhafi was over.

Al-Obeidi said if he was in charge of the loyalists still fighting in Tripoli, he would tell them to "lay down their arms."

Al-Obeidi was talking to Channel 4 from him home in Tripoli and confirmed that the regime had collapsed.

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1:01pm

Wed August 24, 2011
The Two-Way

WikiLeaks Makes Cache Of Diplomatic Cables Public

Originally published on Wed August 24, 2011 2:31 pm

WikiLeaks logo.
WikiLeaks

Earlier today, WikiLeaks made public 5,523 diplomatic cables. While WikiLeaks claimed on its Twitter account that the cables were "new," they've actually been in the hands of news organizations like The New York Times and The Guardian since November.

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12:55pm

Wed August 24, 2011
Education

State Learns Through ITunes

Becky Keith shows Gov. Steve Beshear how she used the iPad in her Spanish class last year during the launch for Kentucky on iTunes U at Woodford County High School Wednesday morning.
Hannah Reel Frankfort State Journal

Students, parents, teachers and community members can now access free Kentucky-specific educational materials through iTunes. During Wednesday’s launch at Woodford County High School, state Education Commissioner Terry Holliday called the resource “mass customization of learning,” comparing it to his own Yahoo News page and Twitter feed. “It’s no longer a cookie-cutter education,” he said. “Students can customize their learning lists like they do their music playlists.” The iTunes U project is a partnership among the Kentucky Department of Education, the University of Kentucky and KET.

12:52pm

Wed August 24, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

KSU Fraternity Helps with MLK Monument

A Kentucky State University grad and his fraternity brothers can say they played a small role in this week’s historic dedication of a towering memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C. Bill Wilson, now associate vice president for development at KSU, and Central Kentucky alumni members of Alpha Phi Alpha raised more than $25,000 toward the monument’s construction. It will be the first memorial for an African American leader on the hallowed grounds of the National Mall.

12:49pm

Wed August 24, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

New Polar Bear for Louisville Zoo

Siku
Louisville Public Media

The Louisville Zoo is getting another polar bear cub for its Glacier Run exhibit.  Zoo director John Walczak says Siku, a 22 month old male cub, will arrive in Louisville early this fall from the Toledo, Ohio Zoo. “Our hope is that in the not too distant future that Siku will become best friends with Qannik, our female cub that we helped rescue from the North Slope in Alaska. She was the female abandoned by her mom back in April. This is just creating a great future for Glazier Run and polar bears here in Louisville,” he said.

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12:27pm

Wed August 24, 2011
It's All Politics

Most U.S. House Members Not Doing Town Hall Meetings

Originally published on Wed August 24, 2011 12:57 pm

A Royal Caribbean recruiter (c) hands out an application at a Congressional Black Caucus jobs fair in Miami, Aug. 23, 2011.
Lynne Sladky AP

If your member of Congress is holding town-hall meetings during their summer recess to discuss the great issues of the day with you and their other constituents, he or she is in the minority.

The non-partisan group No Labels, created as a refuge for voters favoring pragmatic, less ideological solutions to the nation's problems, surveyed U.S. House members and found that 60 percent weren't holding town hall meetings this summer.

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12:09pm

Wed August 24, 2011
Business and the Economy

CBO Projects Slow Growth, High Jobless Rate

Projecting slow growth and high unemployment over the next six years, the Congressional Budget Office released its updated report Wednesday that paints a dire economic picture for the foreseeable future. The nonpartisan agency forecasts the country’s jobless rate will remain above 8 percent until 2014 and economic growth will be 2.7 percent next year. President Obama’s critics pointed out that the projection breaks a promise by the administration, which said the stimulus package would reduce unemployment.

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