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Officials watch as fiery cyclone grows over 200 ft high

Top Stories - September 19, 2018 - 4:25pm
Firefighters encountered the swirling blaze in Vanderhoof, BC, while battling wildfires in the area.

The pilot shortage isn't changing course. How UPS will land new talent

Kentucky Press News Service - September 19, 2018 - 4:02pm
A shortage of pilots is causing airlines to rethink their approach to landing talent. That includes Louisville’s largest employer, UPS, which has created a recruitment program, recently christened UPS FlightPath, in anticipation of a shrinking labor pool. UPS employs about 2,800 pilots to fly its 245 airplanes. Two-thirds of those pilots are based out of Louisville International Airport, the third busiest cargo airport in the country behind only UPS’ other hub in Anchorage, Alaska, and FedEx’s base in Memphis, Tennessee. A long-predicted shortage of pilots could spell trouble in the future for the company. 2018-09-19T13:45:58-04:00

If you can't trust New York Times with facts, why trust that op-ed?

Kentucky Press News Service - September 19, 2018 - 4:02pm
If they will lie about the curtains, why should I believe them on the anonymous op-ed? That was the first thought I had last week when The New York Times published a “news” story on the curtains hanging in the residence of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. 2018-09-19T13:31:23-04:00

Ronnie Bastin chooses less transparency, delaying public access to info about who’s bankrolling his campaign

Kentucky Press News Service - September 19, 2018 - 4:02pm
Given a choice between more or less transparency, Ronnie Bastin chose less transparency in how he reports who is bankrolling his campaign for Lexington mayor. Bastin is doing nothing illegal by hand-filing, rather than electronically filing, his campaign finance reports. With the exception of candidates for statewide office, hand-filing is acceptable under Kentucky law, although the legislature should change that, certainly for campaigns like Bastin’s that raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some would say Bastin is playing smart politics by making it even a little more difficult for his opponent to gauge the financial state of his campaign and to see how he’s spending money. Rather than logging on to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance’s electronic data base to see Bastin’s reports, Linda Gorton’s campaign must obtain paper copies from the Registry. 2018-09-19T13:23:32-04:00

Times beats a retreat from hit job on Haley

Kentucky Press News Service - September 19, 2018 - 4:02pm
The New York Times had a scoop last week. The newspaper teed up Republican Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who is now the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The Times cast Haley in the sexist stereotype of an out-of-control designing woman. Specifically the newspaper reported that $52,701 was spent last year to install customized, mechanized curtains for picture windows in Haley's official residence in New York. It noted that rent for the residence itself is $58,000 a month and said the spending comes at a time when the State Department she represents is enduring deep budget cuts. But there was a problem with the Times' narrative. Haley didn't order the curtains. The Obama administration did, in 2016. 2018-09-19T13:18:18-04:00

Trash from Virginia floods this Kentucky lake every year. Who should clean it up?

Kentucky Press News Service - September 19, 2018 - 4:02pm
A Democratic lawmaker and candidate for Pike County judge-executive has asked the governors of Kentucky and Virginia to work together on a plan to clean up a federally-managed lake in Eastern Kentucky that fills with trash and debris each year. Following a Herald-Leader report on the trash-filled lake that was published last month, Kentucky Senate Minority Floor Leader Ray Jones, D-Pikeville, sent letters requesting help from Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat. Every year since the construction of Fishtrap Dam in 1968, trash and wooded debris from Kentucky and Virginia — more than 90 percent of the lake’s watershed is in Virginia — have flooded the Pike County lake, creating islands of trash and logs that impede boats and curb the lake’s potential as a tourist destination. 2018-09-19T13:07:25-04:00

Settlement at hand in Federal-Mogul suit

Kentucky Press News Service - September 19, 2018 - 4:02pm
Federal-Mogul and Industrial Warehouse Co. have settled claims with more than 300 people who alleged the companies that owned the former Federal-Mogul plant in Scottsville allowed waste from materials manufactured at the facility to contaminate the surrounding environment. In an order filed Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley dismissed the personal injury and property damage claims brought by plaintiffs who had reached a settlement with the owners of the facility where brake pads were once made. 2018-09-19T13:03:36-04:00

Jack Ma rows back on pledge to create one million US jobs

Business - September 19, 2018 - 4:01pm
The Alibaba chair says he can no longer create one million US jobs because of rising US-China tensions.

Jack Ma rows back on pledge to create one million US jobs

World News - September 19, 2018 - 4:01pm
The Alibaba chair says he can no longer create one million US jobs because of rising US-China tensions.

Westminster inquest: CCTV shows attacker's preparations

Top Stories - September 19, 2018 - 3:51pm
The inquest is shown footage of Khalid Masood buying knives and collecting the car used in the 2017 attack.

Brett Kavanaugh: Senate sets deadline for accuser testimony

World News - September 19, 2018 - 3:47pm
In a letter, the judiciary committee chairman says it is "not the FBI's role" to investigate this.

CCTV shows car crashing into nightclub dance floor

Top Stories - September 19, 2018 - 3:11pm
CCTV of a car crashing into a Gravesend nightclub has been released by police.

MSPs vote to halt tests for 5-year-olds

Top Stories - September 19, 2018 - 3:08pm
Opposition parties inflict a defeat on the Scottish government over assessments for five-year-olds.

Will peace follow South Korean President's Pyongyang trip?

World News - September 19, 2018 - 2:57pm
North Korea has agreed to shut one of the country's main missile testing and launch sites.

Cycling land speed: Denise Mueller-Korenek breaks world record

Top Stories - September 19, 2018 - 2:49pm
Denise Mueller-Korenek rode a custom bike at a 183.932 mph average, the take-off speed of a large jet.

California couple deny mass drug rape allegations

World News - September 19, 2018 - 2:31pm
The couple disputes the charges and says the allegations harm "true victims of sexual assault".

Formula 1: Is Kimi Raikkonen right to stay in F1? - Jolyon Palmer

Top Stories - September 19, 2018 - 1:24pm
Is Kimi Raikkonen right to stay on in F1 at the expense of a log-jam of younger talent dreaming of a seat on the grid?

In Pictures: South Korea's Moon Jae-in attends Pyongyang Mass Games

Top Stories - September 19, 2018 - 1:13pm
South Korea's president attended the events at Pyongyang's May Day stadium during his visit.

Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour might have been found in US

Top Stories - September 19, 2018 - 1:02pm
Researchers in the US will release a 3D image on Friday before a planned excavation in 2019.

Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour might have been found in US

World News - September 19, 2018 - 1:02pm
Researchers in the US will release a 3D image on Friday before a planned excavation in 2019.

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