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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly, right, hugs a member of the medical staff that treated him, after being released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.  Brantly is scheduled to testify before a Senate panel on the Ebola crisis Tuesday afternoon on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight EbolaObama administration to assign 3,000 US military personnel to combat Ebola in West Africa
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This Sept. 10, 2014, photo shows a self-serve player's club kiosk at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City N.J., disconnected and covered in dust. Trump Plaza is closing on Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go out of business so far this year.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closesTrump Plaza shuts down, becomes 4th Atlantic City casino to close this year
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NATO and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. A Taliban suicide car bomber targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy in a blast that rattled nearby neighborhoods, a police official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troopsTaliban suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops in strike on convoy near US Embassy in Kabul
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama last week outlined his military plan to destroy the extremists, authorizing U.S. airstrikes inside Syria, stepping up attacks in Iraq and deploying additional American troops, with more than 1,000 now advising and assisting Iraqi security forces to counter the terrorism threat.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possibleDempsey: If military campaign against extremists fails, US ground troops possible
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Damage lines the Black Bart Trail in Redwood Valley, Calif., Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The wildfire is one of dozens to recently rip through the state, which has been rendered tinder-dry by three years of drought according to The Press Democrat. (AP Photo/The Press Democrat, Kent Porter)
Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California townWildfire races through Northern California town, damaging 100 homes, forcing 1,500 to flee
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In this image provided by Shaho Pirani ,  Shaho Pirani shoots with an automantic weapon near the village of Koya in Iraqi Kurdistan in June 2014. The Iranian Kurd living in Denmark, was on a month-long training camp for the Kurdish diaspora organized by Iranian branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. He joined Kurds from Norway, Switzerland and Britain for a crash-course on politics followed by weapons training. Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The 30-year-old Kurd, who fled from Iran with his older brother in 1991, says he feels a moral duty to help the Peshmerga, the armed forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government, to fight the "psychopaths" of the IS group. (AP Photo/Shaho Pirani)
Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS groupNew stream of foreign fighters from Europe as Kurds take up arms against Islamic militants
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US CEOs less optimistic about hiring, spendingUS CEO optimism falls in 3rd quarter as chief executives see less hiring, investment
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, center, attends the opening of a picnic park in Suva, Fiji. Thousands of Fijians are eagerly awaiting their first chance to vote in nearly eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. Yet plenty of questions remain about how far military ruler Bainimarama has tilted the outcome in his favor. Bainimarama is running as a candidate and polls indicate his party is by far the most popular of the seven registered.  (AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)
Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military ruleFijians eager to vote after 8 years of military rule, but questions remain about regime leader
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Brazilian Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, listens to a speech after his presentation of the commission's last report on Syria at the Human Rights Session at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Pinheiro, told the U.N.'s top human rights body that the government's killing of civilians — often through the use of ubiquitous checkpoints — exceeds the crimes against civilians perpetrated by the militants and other anti-government armed groups. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)
UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimesUN war crimes panel emphasizes Assad government role in daily atrocities
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  • Hamilton named Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    Floyd County entrepreneur Shane Hamilton, third from left, owner of Service Maids, LLC, is the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards winner in the Young Entrepreneur category. Representatives from EIEA sponsoring partners, from left, Dr. Thomas Erekson, dean of Eastern Kentucky University College of Business and Technology; Ray Moncrief, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation; Brett Traver, executive director, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development ; Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO, The Center for Rural Development; and Dr. Michael T. Benson, president of Eastern Kentucky University, present Hamilton with the EIEA award. Floyd County Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:54 PM
  • State winner in 'Promote Your School' essay from Adair Co., too

    The KHEAA press release identifies the state winner, McGregor Scott, as being from Somerset, Kentucky. But many Adair Countians will recognize McGregor Scott from the little farm at the intersection of Gradyville and Milltown. Columbia Magazine, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 02:14 PM
  • Somerset sisters tackling Appalachian Trail

    That's what Sarita "Sam" Gibson and Lee Redmond are aiming to become by launching a daunting hike along the famed Appalachian Trail. The two local women - Gibson is 49, Redmond 56 - are both sisters and longtime travel buddies. WKYT, Sun, Sep 14 2014 @ 11:26 AM
  • Suspect in Brethitt County sexual abuse case also charged in Pulaski County

    According to the Commonwealth Journal, Robert Morris, 68, of Eubank was indicted earlier this month by a Pulaski County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse. The Kentucky Attorney General's Office announced the indictment of Morris in a release on Thursday, as well as that of Brenda Morris, 61, on charges of complicity to Robert Morris' alleged offenses. WKYT, Sat, Sep 13 2014 @ 05:16 PM
  • Pulaski Grand Jury indicts couple on rape and sex abuse charges

    Pulaski Grand Jury indicts couple on rape and sex abuse charges By Daniel Kemp, Deputy Communications Director News from KY Attorney General Jack Conway's office Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that a Pulaski County grand jury has indicted a husband and wife on rape and sex abuse charges. On September 4, 2014, the grand jury indicted 68-year-old Robert Morris on one count of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sexual abuse. Columbia Magazine, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 04:22 AM
  • Man drives mower to Pulaski Co. drive-thru while drunk

    The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says they've arrested two people in separate incidents of driving drunk while on a lawn mower in a week's time. The most recent case happened on September 6. The Sheriff's Office says deputies received a call about an intoxicated man on a lawn mower using the drive-thru at the Hardee's in Science Hill. WKYT, Thu, Sep 11 2014 @ 11:52 AM
  • Drury named 2014 EIEA recipient

    Harlan County entrepreneur Greg Drury, third from left, is the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards winner in the Start-Up Business category. Harlan County entrepreneur Greg Drury, third from left, is the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards winner in the Start-Up Business category. Harlan Daily Enterprise, Sat, Sep 13 2014 @ 04:39 PM
  • Kentucky Town Beats High Gas Prices-By Opening a Public Gas Station

    Earlier this month, the small city of Somerset , Kentucky, drew national attention when it opened a municipally owned and operated fuel center in an effort to drive down gas prices for local residents. As a result of its proximity to Lake Cumberland, a popular tourist destination, the city of 11,000 residents has long struggled with high fuel prices-especially during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Yes! Magazine, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 05:06 PM
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