10:50am

Mon July 18, 2011

10:13am

Mon July 18, 2011
Opinion

Weekly Standard: Accusations Left And (Mostly) Right

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks with Rep. Steve King of Iowa during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday.
Susan Walsh AP

Mark Hemingway is an editorial page writer for the Washington Examiner.

Winning the sweepstakes for the most hysterical piece of political journalism in recently is no mean feat, but I think Joshua Green at The Atlantic might have done it:

Michele Bachmann's Church Says the Pope Is the Antichrist

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10:11am

Mon July 18, 2011
Opinion

The Nation: Media Give No Presumption Of Innocence

Casey Anthony talks with her attorney, Dorothy Clay Sims, before a sentencing hearing in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday, July 7, 2011. Anthony was acquitted of killing her daughter, Caylee, but faces four charges of lying to police officials.
Joe Burbank AP

Patricia J. Williams is a professor of law at Columbia University.

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10:10am

Mon July 18, 2011
The Commonwealth

Three Kentucky Cities make "Best" List

FRANKFORT — Forbes magazine has named three Kentucky cities to its Best Places for Business and Careers List. The magazine ranked Lexington at No. 4 and Louisville at No. 14, as well as Bowling Green at No. 5 on the small towns list.

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10:08am

Mon July 18, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Bowling Green Woman Wins Miss Kentucky

Djuan Trent, Miss Kentucky 2010, put the crown on Miss Bowling Green, Ann-Blair Thornton, after Thornton won the Miss Kentucky Pageant on Saturday at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts.
Brooke Didonato Lexington Herald-Leader

Ann-Blair Thornton, a 21-year-old from Bowling Green, was nearly speechless Saturday night after being crowned Miss Kentucky 2011. "I don't know if this is real," she said. "Looking back on all the years I've put into this, I never dreamed it would be real." Shortly after the glittering crown was placed atop her head at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts, Thornton said the first thing she planned to do as Miss Kentucky was "give my parents a hug. This is all their doing," she said.

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10:05am

Mon July 18, 2011
The Two-Way

For Devastated Japanese, World Cup Was 'More Than A Game'

In Tokyo today, newspapers printed extra editions to report about the women soccer team's victory in the World Cup.
Yoshikazu Tsuno AFP/Getty Images

While American fans are understandably disappointed that the U.S. women's team came up short in Sunday's World Cup soccer final against Japan, there's no shortage of reports about how important the victory was across the Pacific in a nation still recovering from the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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10:04am

Mon July 18, 2011
The Commonwealth

Bracken County Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers.
The Ledger Independent

A Bracken County family is grieving the loss of family member and soldier, Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers. Summers, a U.S. Army soldier serving in Afghanistan was killed July 14, a family member confirmed Friday. His mother told the Lexington Herald-Leader that her son had just re-enlisted in the Army last week.

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10:00am

Mon July 18, 2011
Science/Health

"Potpourri" Sold as Pot Substitute

7H is an herbal incense product sold as "potpourri." Many people looking for a cheap, legal alternative to marijuana are smoking 7H.
Alex Slitz The Daily News

Two hits into an herbal incense packaged as 7H, and Amy, a University of Kentucky sophomore home for the summer in Bowling Green, loses complete awareness that she has a body. Amy is having what some drug users call a “bad trip,” the kind of trip that in Amy’s case ended with an ambulance ride to the emergency room at The Medical Center. Amy, whose name was changed for this story, agreed to speak anonymously to the Daily News to warn other young people about the dangers of smoking incense.

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9:57am

Mon July 18, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

"Speed Racer" Recreation at Car Show

Hundreds of people walk through the parking lot to admire the cars on display Saturday at the National Corvette Homecoming at the Sloan Convention Center.
Miranda Pederson The Daily News

Adrian Vergot grew up playing with Hot Wheels and watching the television show “Speed Racer.” He was constantly disappointed that few cars actually resembled his childhood icons, so last year he purchased the ultimate hot wheels. Vergot, of Pittsburgh, brought his 1968 titanic Corvette to the 30th annual National Corvette Homecoming, which wrapped up Saturday at Bowling Green's Sloan Convention Center. Vergot was one of hundreds of Corvette enthusiasts who flocked to the three-day event, showing off their cars that ranged from the newest Corvettes to cars that were manufactured decades ago.

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9:54am

Mon July 18, 2011
Planet Money

Nation's Newest Finance Watchdog To Open Without A Leader

President Obama will nominate Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Kiichiro Sato AP

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will formally open for business this week. It will not have a director.

The White House said yesterday that President Obama would nominate former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to run the bureau. But Cordray has to be confirmed by the Senate, and that won't happen this week. It may not happen at all (more on that below).

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