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Current events

Doom!

Oh, for God's sake:

The Doomsday Clock’s minute hand has been moved two minutes closer to midnight as experts warn we are closer than ever to a global catastrophe.

Free speech? What's that?

Trying times for the First Amendment. Students at the University of Kentucky will be able to choose between very little free speech and even less free speech:

The return of 2nd base

Well, that didn't last long:

Baring her breasts and winking at the camera, ‘Nicole from Bournemouth’ today brought to an end speculation that Page 3 had been killed off.

Dry heaves

I saw a report on CBS this morning about a great surge in the number of Cubans trying to cross the 90-mile strectch of water between the island and the United States and thought, "What the hell?" Isn't a major point of "normalizing" relations with Cuba to cut down on the number of people fleeing that country? Why are we suddenly an even more attractive destination? Naturally I had to turn to the print medium to get the part of the story TV couldn't bother with:

No more 2nd base on Page 2

So, no more "Page 3 Girls," the topless models who have graced Britain's The Sun newspaper for 45 years. Whether this was aimed at appeasing feminist ire was a matter of speculation, but the feminists certainly are rejoicing. However, I found this possible explanation a little more intriguing:

A radical policy

Why President Obama, following the precedent set by President Bush, can't say "radical Islam" -- because the long war against radical Islamic terrorists requires at least the tacit support of many radical Muslims:

Cool off, please

Oh, my God! The sky is falling! Well, first, it's probably going to catch on fire, and then it will fall!

For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday.

Zeroing in on Sniper

There's something I don't understand here:

In spite of the vitriol spewed toward the movie “American Sniper,” Americans flocked to see the Clint Eastwood biopic of the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in record numbers.

Smart diplomacy

I did not think it was possible for John Kerry to do anything cheesier than throwing up that hand salute and shouting, "John Kerry reporting for duty" at the Democratic Convention. But, by heavens, I think he's done it:

Under fire for being a no-show at the Paris March Against Terrorism, the Obama administration sent Secretary of State John Kerry to Paris today to give a “big hug” to the French.

So's your old lady

Religion of peace shows a nasy streak. No, not Islam this time:

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Thursday there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when it insults or ridicules someone's faith.

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