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Students participate in earthquake drill

Updated: 02/07/2013 - Millions of people including students and staff at a local elementary school participated in an earthquake drill called "The Great Shakeout."

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Panetta warns of 'crisis' in military readiness

Posted: 02/07/2013 - If the billions of dollars in cuts are allowed to stand, Panetta said, he would have to throw the country's national defense strategy "out the window," and the United States would no longer be a first-rate power.

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Southern diet, fried foods, may raise stroke risk

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. A study finds that people who consume a lot of fried foods and drinks like sweet tea and soda were 41 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than people who ate that way about once a month.

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Pleas entered in illegal gambling case

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Two men have pleaded guilty to charges related to an illegal gambling operation at a market in southeastern Kentucky,

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Greenlight sues Apple, wants more cash

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Greenlight Capital said Thursday that it is suing Apple in a New York federal court over the company's proposal to eliminate preferred stock. David Einhorn, who heads Greenlight, said the proposal would prevent Apple's board from unlocking shareholder value.

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Abortion ultrasound bill clears first hurdle

Updated: 02/07/2013 - Persistent Senate Republicans are again pushing a bill that would require doctors to allow women seeking abortions to look at ultrasound images.

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Manhunt for ex-cop accused of killing 3

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Los Angeles police say an ex-LA cop sought for two weekend killings is a suspect in a Thursday morning shooting in nearby Riverside that killed one officer and critically wounded another.

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Confederate past: Uproar over changing park names

Posted: 02/07/2013 - The legacy of onetime Confederate fighter and slave trader Nathan Bedford Forrest has sparked new discord in Memphis amid moves to rename parks whose very names recall the Old South.

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Southern Indiana mobile home fire kills 5 people

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Crawford County Sheriff Tim Wilkerson says two half-brothers and a girlfriend of one of the men died along with the 8-year-old daughter of one of the brothers and the woman's 3-year-old son.

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Adkins says oversight bill to get floor vote

Posted: 02/07/2013 - House Floor Leader Rocky Adkins says legislation that would strengthen oversight of Kentucky's more than 1,200 local taxing districts will be called for a vote on Thursday.

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Anti-strip mining activists to rally in Frankfort

Posted: 02/07/2013 - They call it "I Love Mountains Day," and it annually attracts hundreds of people to the capital to protest the strip mining practice, which blasts and scrapes away layers from the top of mountains.

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W.Va. miner killed in prep plant accident

Posted: 02/07/2013 - U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration spokeswoman Amy Louviere says the miner died Wednesday at Midland Trail Energy's Blue Creek preparation plant in Malden.

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