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Noah's ark project in Kentucky to move forward PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Friday, 28 February 2014 06:56

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Christian ministry's long-stalled plans to build Noah's Ark in the hills of Kentucky have been revived.

Creation Museum founder Ken Ham announced Thursday that a municipal bond offering has raised enough money to begin construction on the Ark Encounter project, estimated to cost about $73 million. Groundbreaking is planned for May and the ark is expected to be finished by the summer of 2016.

Ham said a high-profile evolution debate he had with "Science Guy" Bill Nye on Feb. 4 helped boost support for the project.

Nye said he was "heartbroken and sickened for the Commonwealth of Kentucky" after learning that the project would move forward. He said the ark would eventually draw more attention to the beliefs of Ham's ministry, which preaches that the Bible's creation story is a true account, and as a result, "voters and taxpayers in Kentucky will eventually see that this is not in their best interest."

Ham's Answers in Genesis ministry and the Creation Museum enjoyed an avalanche of news media attention during the debate, which focused on science and the Bible's explanations of the origins of the universe.

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Furniture maker renews warning after two kids die PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Thursday, 27 February 2014 15:34

NEW YORK (AP) — Lane Home Furniture urged people to check if they own a cedar chest it stopped making nearly 30 years ago, after two children recently suffocated to death inside of them.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said a latch on the chest automatically locks when closed. The latch can't be opened from inside the chest. Lane originally recalled about 12 million of the chests in 1996 after other deaths, but they are still being bought at second-hand stores or handed down by families.

The chests were made between 1912 and 1987 and can be identified by the Lane and Virginia Maid brands inside of them. Consumers who own the chest should immediately remove the latch and call Lane at 800-327-6944 for replacement hardware.

The CPSC said Thursday that a total of nine children have died inside the chests, and two others were near death.

The two recent deaths pushed Lane and the CPSC to renew its warning about the chests. The victims were a brother and sister from Franklin, Mass., who were 7 and 8 years old. That chest was bought from a resale store about 13 years ago.

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Online:

CPSC recall information: http://1.usa.gov/1hDtyuw

Lane Furniture information: http://www.lanefurniture.com/CustomerService/Lock-Replacement.aspx


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Tokyo bitcoin exchange files for bankruptcy PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Friday, 28 February 2014 06:55

TOKYO (AP) — The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo filed for bankruptcy protection, acknowledging that a significant amount of the virtual currency had gone missing.

The exchange's CEO Mark Karpeles appeared before Japanese TV news cameras Friday, bowing deeply for several minutes.

He said a weakness in the exchange's systems was behind the massive loss of the virtual currency.

Speaking in Japanese at a Tokyo court, he apologized for the troubles he had caused so many people.

Kyodo News said debts at Mt. Gox totaled more than 6.5 billion yen ($65 million), surpassing its assets.

The exchange's unplugging this week drew renewed regulatory attention to a currency created in 2009 as a way to make transactions across borders without third parties such as banks.


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Woman posing as Waffle House manager steals cash PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Thursday, 27 February 2014 15:22

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are searching for a woman dressed in a Waffle House uniform who walked into a restaurant pretending to be an area manager — and left with about $100 in cash from the register.

The heist happened shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday at one of the chain's 24-hour diners on the city's southeast side.

Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones says the suspect began acting as an area manager and conducted an inspection of the restroom area, then continued her routine as real area managers do.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/1cbE52r ) reports that she also turned the cash register key and took out about $100.

Police say the woman was seen leaving the store in a Mercury Mountaineer SUV with Georgia tags and a male driver behind the wheel.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com


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