Rebels' advances in Libya are renewing praise and criticism for the country's leader. Americans are questioning how Barack Obama's support of the rebels will affect his 2012 presidential campaign. And Texas Governor Rick Perry is changing the picture for the GOP presidential candidates. Host Michel Martin talks politics with Politico's Cornell Belcher and Republican strategist Ron Christie.
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Nervous investors - and these days that's most investors - were all ears this morning as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered a speech in Wyoming. The investors were listening for any clues about additional steps the Fed might take to shore up the sagging economy. Bernanke did not outline any big rescue plans, but he did say the Fed has tools it can use if necessary.
– Jurors in Kansas have returned a guilty verdict for a former Greenville resident charged with four counts of capital murder.
James Kraig Kahler was alleged to have shot and killed his wife, their two daughters and his wife's grandmother. The shootings occurred over Thanksgiving weekend in 2009, near Topeka, Kansas. Kahler's son was able to flee from the residence unharmed.
Greenville – Two Fannin County residents are facing federal charges of embezzlement from the City of Garland.
44-year-old Duane Milford Stailey, and his wife, 45-year-old Sharon Ware Stailey, along with a Denison man, are each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit theft from a program receiving federal funds.
Yes, it was Albert Einstein who unified space and time together into a single, coherent whole. As a physicist I can say that was a pretty impressive feat, but as parent — slogging across interstate whatever on the last weekend of the summer — I have to ask: What's the big deal?
Anyone stuck in vacation traffic with kids in tow can tell you that Space and Time have always been unified but not in the wiggly, abstract sense my buddy Al Einstein was talking about.
Good morning, I'm David Greene. Two clowns walked into a Colorado jewelry store this week, guns blazing. The men wore white face paint, black lipstick and wigs. They pointed guns at employees and forced the owner to unlock his jewelry cases. The clown duo made off with the loot. But the joke was on them, Sonny's Rocks Jewelry Store in Denver does not display real jewelry. The display cases are full of fake gold and platinum, which is exactly what ended up in the clown's garbage bags.
Paris – Life has been more like a medical book than a story book for Doctors Colton and Katie Wicks of Charleston.
However with their recent endeavors these Cooper High School sweethearts will be writing the first new chapter of their dream future with the grand opening of Paris Optical, newly acquired from the former owner Dr. John Carter Jr. OD.