10:27am

Mon June 27, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Pediatricians Recommend A Media Diet For Kids To Fight Obesity

D'oh! Forget the error on screen. Parking in front of it is the bigger mistake.
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A quick stroll around the mall is all the reminder you need that an epidemic of childhood obesity is all around us.

And the media, defined very broadly, is a big part of the big problem, according to a leading group of pediatricians. Kids don't burn many calories sitting and watching TV or messing around on the computer or game console.

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10:24am

Mon June 27, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Defense Ready in Doneghy Trial

After nearly two weeks of testimony, the murder trial of Glenn Doneghy is expected to wrap up this week.
Prosecutors have presented more than a dozen witnesses who have testified about seeing Doneghy leave his apartment, stop at a gas station and return home. Several investigators have testified about what happened after they found officer Bryan J. Durman, the efforts made to save him and the evidence they used to tie Doneghy's sport-utility vehicle to the scene.

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9:49am

Mon June 27, 2011
U.S.

Nebraska Nuclear Plant Safe From Floodwaters

Officials say that floodwater seeping into the turbine building at a nuclear power plant near Omaha on the banks of the Missouri River is not a safety risk.

Omaha Public Power District spokesman Jeff Hanson said Monday that seepage was expected at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station and that pumps are handling the problem.

Hanson says no nuclear material is kept in the turbine building and that "everything is secure and safe." The plant has been closed for refueling since April.

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9:11am

Mon June 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Watch Out! Small Asteroid Will Narrowly Miss Earth Today

We didn't get much notice, but today Asteroid 2011 MD, estimated to be between 25 and 55 feet wide, will come closer to the Earth than the moon. Wired reports that only parts of South Africa and Antarctica will get a glimpse of the rock. They add:

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8:43am

Mon June 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Discussion Of Union Law, Led To Altercation Between Wisconsin Justices

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley accused one of her colleagues, Justice David Prosser, of putting her in a "chokehold" during a dispute about the state's controversial new labor law.

Bradley, reports the AP, is a member of the court's liberal faction, while Prosser is a conservative.

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8:22am

Mon June 27, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Comment Period for Bridges Project

There will be public comment hearings today and tomorrow for the Ohio River Bridges Project. Earlier this month, opponents of tolls welcomed cost reducing changes to the bridges project that were proposed by the Mayor of Louisville and the governors of Kentucky and Indiana. The changes would make the project slightly smaller and cut its cost by $1.2 billion, bringing the total price tag to about $2.9 billion. Previously, it was suggested that tolls would be used to pay for half of the project, and until a final financing plan is in place, it’s not clear how essential tolls will be for the revised plan.

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8:08am

Mon June 27, 2011
Opinion

Foreign Policy: President's Wrong Is His Right

President Barack Obama speaks to about 150 soldiers during his visit to Fort Drum, New York. The president thanked the soldiers one day after announcing a drawdown of troops from Afghanistan during a televised address to the nation. The soldiers, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, were among the first to deploy to Afghanistan following the attacks on 9/11.
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Peter Feaver is the director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies and the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy. He was special advisor for strategic planning and institutional reform on the National Security Council staff at the White House from 2005-2007.

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8:01am

Mon June 27, 2011
Business

Michael Jackson Items Popular At Music Icon Auction

Michael Jackson's famous red and black jacket from the video Thriller fetched $1.8 million. His crystal-covered glove went for more than $300,000.

7:56am

Mon June 27, 2011
Middle East

International Judges Order Arrest Of Moammar Gadhafi

The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, his son and his intelligence chief for crimes against humanity in the early days of their struggle to cling to power.

Judges announced Monday that Gadhafi is wanted for orchestrating the killing, injuring, arrest and imprisonment of hundreds of civilians during the first 12 days of an uprising to topple him from power after more than four decades, and for trying to cover up the alleged crimes.

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7:55am

Mon June 27, 2011
Around the Nation

Wounded Afghan Vet Catches Ball At Yankee Stadium

Michael Kacer lost his left arm in a rocket attack in Afghanistan. But he still has one good arm, and he demonstrated how good at Yankee Stadium Friday night. He was in the stands when a foul ball spun his way. Kacer reached over the railing and snatched the ball with his hat.

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