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  • Current Weather Conditions in PADUCAH, KY - Updated Apr 24 9:35 AM

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    Most Popular News Headlines
    Prince William Recalls "Wonderful Memories" With Kate Middle... - E Online 2 hours ago

        The royal tour is almost over! On Thursday, the eighteenth day of their trip Down Under, Prince William and Kate Middleton traveled to Canberra, Australia. Their first stop was at the...

    Goodbye Emily Thorne?! Revenge's Leading Lady Takes on a New Identityâ... - E Online 1 hour ago

        Goodbye Amanda Clarke! So long Emily Thorne! Yes, Emily VanCamp is taking on yet another identity on ABC's Revenge, with fans meeting her latest character on the ABC hit's...

    Matt Bomer "Flattered" by Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Rumor... - E Online 1 hour ago

        Long before Charlie Hunnam was cast in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie—and later replaced by North Irish actor Jamie Dornan—fans of the best-selling book trilogy lobbied for Matt Bomer...

    GM posts lower first-quarter profit after recall costs - Reuters 3 hours ago

        DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday posted lower quarterly profit after a massive recall due to defective ignition switchs linked to at least 13 deaths, but results still topped Wall Street expectations on strong pricing for its vehicles, especially in North America.

    Ginnifer Goodwin Breaks Her Silence on Pregnancy and Wedding to Josh D... - E Online 1 hour ago

        Ginnifer Goodwin has a pregnancy glow and a newlywed glow! The Once Upon a Time actress stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday, where she opened up about her recent wedding to co-star...

    Entertainment News
    Dave Navarro Touches Tongues With Carmen Electra: I "May Get Luck... - E Online NEW!

        'Til Death Do Us Part, indeed! Dave Navarro and Carmen Electra are still quite close. The exes, who were married from 2003 to 2006, reunited on the red carpet before the 6th Annual...

    Cameron Diaz "Pranked" Jimmy Fallon's Baby Winnie...and Fran... - E Online NEW!

        Slumber party rules apply to girls of all ages—just ask Cameron Diaz! On Wednesday's Tonight Show, the Other Woman star laughed with Jimmy Fallon about the time she...

    Bachelorette Tragedy: Boss Mike Fleiss on How Show Will Handle Death o... - E Online NEW!

        Tragedy hit close to home when Bachelorette contestant Eric Hill died after a paragliding accident. Hill competed as a contestant on The Bachelorette season that is currently...

    Katy Perry's Latest Ad for CoverGirl's #instaGLAM Is Here—Watch Now!... - E Online NEW!

        Katy Perry is one of our favorite faces of CoverGirl, so we're pretty pumped that her brand-new ad for #instaGLAM Collection is here, giving us an up-close look at the brand's latest...

    Girl on Top 2014: It's Your Last Chance to Vote in Round 1—Find Out ... - E Online NEW!

        Who knew these ladies could get so ugly?! Our Girl on Top tournament is officially underway, with round one of voting set to end in just a few hours. There are currently 64 small screen...

    Financial News
    Abbas seeks legitimacy in Palestinian strategy splurge - Reuters NEW!

        RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Rather than keep his cards close to his chest, President Mahmoud Abbas is playing them all at once in a confusing effort to advance Palestinian statehood and bolster his own fragile legitimacy.

    Chemical weapons watchdog weighs chlorine attack probe in Syria: sourc... - Reuters NEW!

        AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The head of the global chemical weapons watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria's toxic stockpile is considering launching a fact-finding mission on his own initiative to investigate reports of chlorine gas attacks there, sources said.

    GM posts lower profit after recall; core outlook on target - Reuters 1 hour ago

        DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Thursday that first-quarter profit tumbled 88 percent after a massive recall due to defective ignition switches, but results still topped expectations on strong pricing for its redesigned pickup trucks in North America and improvement overseas.

    Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Russia starts drill near border... - Reuters 1 hour ago

        SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - U krainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would go in.

    London's Gherkin tower enters receivership - Reuters 1 hour ago

        LONDON (Reuters) - London's landmark Gherkin office tower has been placed into receivership by its creditors, Deloitte, the accountancy firm said on Thursday, paving the way for a sale of the skyscraper.

    Health News
    Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future - AP 8 hours ago

        PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A technology committee is poised to make a final recommendation for the future of Cover Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange....

    Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign - AP NEW!

        MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor....

    Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants - AP NEW!

        WASHINGTON (AP) -- Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing....

    Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147 - AP NEW!

        DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa....

    AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found - AP NEW!

        WASHINGTON (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun....

    Regional News
    Two hunters accidentally shot in Clay County; one dies - Kentucky.com 1 hour ago

        One hunter died and another was flown to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital after they were shot in Clay County by an unknown person, WKYT-TV reported.Click to Continue »

    2 shot while hunting in eastern Ky.; 1 killed - Kentucky.com 1 hour ago

        Police say one man is dead and another injured after they were shot while hunting turkeys in eastern Kentucky.Click to Continue »

    Former Montgomery County commissioner official gets 60 days in jail, d... - The Leaf Chronicle 1 hour ago

        A former pharmacist and ex-county commissioner in Montgomery County was sentenced on amended forgery and drug charges Wednesday in Christian Circuit Court.

    Adkisson on 2014 legislative session: 'list of negatives … is far lo... - Biz Journal - Louisville 1 hour ago

        Editor's note: Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Dave Adkisson on Thursday distributed this op-ed, which Business First is publishing in its full form.The state budget is always the giant in the room when the General Assembly meets in even-numbered years. That’s understandable, since the two-year spending plan sets policy and determines the direction of state agencies across the board.As the giant, the budget gets the most legislative time and attention, particularly in the closing…

    WATCH: Clarksville Morning Report April 18 - The Leaf Chronicle 1 hour ago

        From the arrests of three men charged with criminal homicide to trials for the regional Warrior Games, the Clarksville Morning Report for April 18 has it covered. Alane S. Megna reporting

    Science News
    Scientists discover brain's anti-distraction system - EurekaAlert 1 hour ago

        Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders.The Journal of Neuroscience has just published a paper about the discovery by John McDonald, an associate professor of psychology and his doctoral student John Gaspar, who made the discovery during his master's thesis research.

    'Dressed' laser aimed at clouds may be key to inducing rain, lightning... - EurekaAlert 1 hour ago

        The adage 'Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it,' may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida's College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning. Other possible uses of this technique could be used in long-distance sensors and spectrometers to identify chemical makeup.

    First Earth-size planet is discovered in another star's habitable zone... - EurekaAlert 1 hour ago

        A team of astronomers that includes Penn State scientists has discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star at a distance where liquid water might pool on the planet's surface. The discovery of this planet, named Kepler-186f, confirms for the first time that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our Sun.

    Best Space Pictures: Blood Moon, Auroras, and Rover Tracks - National Geographic 1 hour ago

        A galaxy warps, auroras light up the night, and the moon turns blood red in this look back at the week in space.

    Storms threaten 2nd launch try to space station - AP 1 hour ago

        CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX is back on the launch pad in hopes of making a critical delivery to the International Space Station....

    Sports News
    Stastny's goals late in third, OT propel Avalanche past Wild - CBS Sports 1 hour ago

        Paul Stastny scored 7:27 into overtime after tying the game with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild in the opener of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night.

    Former A&M quarterback Joeckel transferring to TCU - CBS Sports 1 hour ago

        Former A&M quarterback Joeckel transferring to TCU

    Westwood surges clear in Malaysia as Larrazabal dives for cover - Yahoo Sports 3 hours ago

        (Reuters) - Lee Westwood surged four shots clear at the halfway stage of the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Friday after an eventful second round where Spain's Pablo Larrazabal was forced to dive into a lake to avoid a swarm of hornets. Filipino Antonio Lascuna and Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts were his nearest challengers at nine-under. Westwood matched his eight-birdie opening round again on Friday but was pulled back by a double-bogey on the 11th hole at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club with his tee-shot ending in the water. The water proved a haven for Spain's Larrazabal, though, as he encountered the "scariest" moment of his career when he had to dive into a lake after being attacked by hornets on the fifth hole.

    Golf-Westwood surges clear in Malaysia as Larrazabal dives for cover - Yahoo Sports 3 hours ago

        Lee Westwood surged four shots clear at the halfway stage of the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Friday after an eventful second round where Spain's Pablo Larrazabal was forced to dive into a lake to avoid a swarm of hornets. Filipino Antonio Lascuna and Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts were his nearest challengers at nine-under. Westwood has been without a win since claiming the 2012 Nordea Masters in Sweden and the trophy-less spell has seen his world ranking slip to 36. Westwood matched his eight-birdie opening round again on Friday but was pulled back by a double-bogey on the 11th hole at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club with his tee-shot ending in the water.

    Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV - Yahoo Sports 6 hours ago

        OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades.

    Technology News
    Chrome OS may kill the password with Easy Unlock smartphone option - PC World 1 hour ago

        Google may be opening a new front on the war against the password with a smartphone-enabled unlock option for Chrome OS PCs. Dubbed Easy Unlock, the new test feature would "instantly unlock your Chromebook when you and your phone are nearby, no password necessary."Easy Unlock is currently available in the dev channel of Chrome OS, but it isn't fully baked yet so it's not possible to try it out, according to Android Police, which first spotted the new feature.Nevertheless, Chrome OS dev users can enable Easy Unlock under "chrome://flags/#enable-easy-unlock." Right now, all you get to see is some introductory material on how to enable the feature, but not the actual feature itself. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    Small Type - Wired 1 hour ago

        Adding a physical keyboard to an iPad mini is an easy and inexpensive way of converting the small tablet into something closer to a laptop. OK, more like a netbook.

    Why, and how, to encrypt your Android device - PC World 3 hours ago

        We know the days of digital privacy are long gone. You can start to claw a smattering of it back by encrypting your Android phone or tablet.

    Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines - PC World 3 hours ago

        Twitter’s new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps.The suite combines Twitter Cards, a feature that automatically adds Google Play and App Store links to tweets, and Promoted Tweets, sponsored tweets that appear in people’s timelines. Users will be able to download apps directly from their timelines, Twitter said Thursday.The new suite also allows marketers to promote their apps outside Twitter through MoPub market, a mobile-focused ad exchange Twitter bought last September for a reported US$350 million. The MoPub exchange reaches more than 1 billion unique devices and handles more than 130 billion ad requests inside Android and iOS applications every 30 days, according to Twitter.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    Transcendence: A Movie Too Terrible to Even Hate-Watch - Wired 4 hours ago

        Sometimes a review isn't enough. Sometimes you need...a poem.

    US News
    Ludlow massacre spurred New Deal labor reforms - Yahoo 1 hour ago

        DENVER (AP) — A century ago this Sunday, 11 children and two women died in a fire that followed a shootout between the Colorado National Guard and striking coal miners at a tent camp in southern Colorado.

    Michigan judge tells snickering killer: ‘I hope you die in prison’... - Fox News 1 hour ago

        A 31-year-old woman will spend the rest of her life in prison without the possibility of parole in the murder of her boyfriend in their Jackson apartment.

    Detroit man allegedly bit school principal after son denied field trip... - Fox News 2 hours ago

        A 34-year-old Detroit man has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a reported attack on the principal of his child's school.

    6-year-old boy fatally shot South Carolina woman, police say - Fox News 2 hours ago

        Police in Easley say a woman has been accidentally shot to death by a 6-year-old boy as she sat in a moving car.

    Florida attorney at Everest base camp during avalanche - Fox News 2 hours ago

        A Florida attorney set to scale the world’s tallest mountain Friday says moments after the avalanche swept the Everest’s slopes killing at least 12 Sherpas, climbers from the base camp scrambled to find them.

    World News
    Cleric names library after Usama bin Laden at Pakistani girls school - Fox News 1 hour ago

        A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, says he has named the school's new library in honor of Usama bin Laden.

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12 - AP 1 hour ago

        KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak....

    British officials looking into killing of 18-year-old in Syria - Fox News 1 hour ago

        British officials say they are looking into the death of a British teenager in Syria.

    Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings - AP 1 hour ago

        DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns....

    57-nation OSCE to play key Ukraine monitoring role in human rights, el... - Fox News 1 hour ago

        A team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is going to try to help de-escalate Russian-Ukrainian tensions after the two nations agreed to work on reducing frictions sparked by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

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