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Southern Baptists meet during challenging times

Posted: 06/19/2012 - The Southern Baptist Convention plans to begin its annual meeting Tuesday to elect a new leader and consider how to attract more believers in a country that's more diverse than ever.

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Tests show students struggle to explain answers

Posted: 06/19/2012 - American children do much better identifying the correct answers to simple scientific tasks than using evidence from their experiments to explain those answers.

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Ind. man gets life in prison for dismembering girl

Posted: 06/18/2012 - An Indiana man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for bludgeoning and dismembering a 9-year-old girl, then hiding her head, hands and feet in his freezer.

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Feds expand Toyota fire probe to 1.4 million cars

Posted: 06/18/2012 - The government has added 600,000 Toyota Camrys and other vehicles to an investigation of fires in power window switches. The probe now includes more than 1.4 million cars and SUVs.

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Seven Kentucky pawn shops part of First Cash acquisition

Updated: 06/18/2012 - First Cash Financial Services announced today it is acquiring 24 pawn stores in Kentucky, Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. The locations are all large format, full service pawn stores operating under the Mister Money brand. Two of the seven Kentucky locations are in Lexington.

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Los Angeles beating victim Rodney King found dead

Updated: 06/17/2012 - Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers led to some of the nation's most destructive race riots, has died at age 47.

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U.S. coal use falls as utilities switch to gas

Posted: 06/12/2012 - The share of U.S. electricity that comes from coal is forecast to fall below 40 percent for the year, its lowest level since World War II. Utilities are aggressively ditching coal in favor of natural gas, which has become cheaper as supplies grow.

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Defense lawyer: Sandusky did nothing criminal

Posted: 06/11/2012 - The attorney for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky tells jurors that the young men who will testify in his high-prolife child sex abuse trial are accusers, not victims.

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Rulings due on WikiLeaks dismissal motions

Posted: 06/08/2012 - An Army private accused of causing an enormous spillage of U.S. intelligence secrets is returning to a Fort Meade courtroom to learn whether some of the charges will be dismissed.

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Cyrus gets engaged

Posted: 06/06/2012 - Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth announced their engagement Wednesday morning.

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Author Ray Bradbury dies in California

Updated: 06/07/2012 - Ray Bradbury has died at 91 after a lengthy career of writing everything from science-fiction and mystery to humor.

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Gaylord sells hotel brand to Marriott

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Under the agreement, Nashville-based Gaylord Entertainment Co. will continue to own its hotel properties and other businesses.

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Facebook stock pounded

Updated: 05/29/2012 - Earlier, the stock hit $30.03, its lowest since Facebook began publicly trading more than a week ago.

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