10:49am

Thu June 23, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

To Keep Off Pounds: Pass The Nuts, Hold The Chips

Skip the chips to help keep weight gain at bay.
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To keep from gaining weight as you age, the conventional wisdom says you have to cut calories and exercise more.

But exactly what you eat and drink can make a big difference, too, according to provocative findings just published by Harvard researchers.

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10:32am

Thu June 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Sales Of New Homes Fell 2.1 Percent In May

There was a 2.1 percent drop in sales of new homes in May from April, to an annual rate of 319,000, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development just reported.

Sales were up 13.5 percent from May 2010, but that month last year was among the worst in recent times.

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10:17am

Thu June 23, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Oakwood Cuts 200 Jobs

Bluegrass Oakwood has cut about 200 jobs because of a dip in the number of residents at the Somerset facility for the developmentally disabled. Shannon Ware, CEO of Bluegrass Regional Mental Health and Mental Retardation, said Wednesday that 168 people were laid off, but the total number of positions eliminated was about 200. The remaining positions that were eliminated were open positions. The cuts were across all levels of the organization. The layoffs were announced Friday, and employees were given 30 days notice.

 

10:04am

Thu June 23, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

ATT Improving Kentucky Cell Service

AT&T announced Wednesday it will add 200 new jobs to a call center in Carter County and also addressed concerns about its wireless network in the state by announcing new investment in cell sites.The call center, which first opened in 2001, currently has about 1,000 employees. AT&T will not ask for any state tax incentives for the call center expansion. The average pay for the new jobs will be between $10 and $14 hourly.

 

10:00am

Thu June 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Strategic Petroleum Reserve Being Tapped To Offset Lost Crude

"The U.S. and its partners in the International Energy Agency have decided to release a total of 60 million barrels of oil onto the world market over the next 30 days to offset the disruption in the oil supply caused by unrest in the Middle East," the White House just announced.

Of that, 30 million barrels will come from the United States' Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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9:45am

Thu June 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Southwest Flight Attendants May File Complaint Over Pilot's Rant

Outraged over a Southwest Airlines pilot's offensive rant that was broadcast over an air traffic control frequency this spring, and not satisfied with the airline's response, Southwest flight attendants may file a federal workplace discrimination complaint, Houston's KPRC-TV reports.

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9:42am

Thu June 23, 2011
Law

Fugitive Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger Caught In Calif.

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 11:43 am

FBI special agent Richard Deslauriers speaks Monday during a news conference next to a poster featuring fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger at the FBI field office in Boston.
Michael Dwyer AP

Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger appeared in Los Angeles federal court Thursday and was remanded to Massachusetts to face charges.

Bulger appeared with his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, and waived his right to a removal hearing. The pair were arrested late Wednesday in their suburban Santa Monica apartment after 16 years on the run.

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9:40am

Thu June 23, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

No Rush for Licenses in Harlan

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Only one establishment has applied for a license to sell alcoholic beverages by the drink, since the city of Harlan passed the ordinance in late February and started accepting applications. The sole applicant so far is the Harlan Center, a facility owned by the city itself.

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9:03am

Thu June 23, 2011
The Two-Way

'Washington Post' Debated 'Undocumented' Reporter's Veracity

Before his surprising revelation Wednesday on the website of The New York Times magazine that he is an undocumented immigrant, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas had worked with editors at one of his previous employers, The Washington Post, to tell the story on the Post's p

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