In Kentucky, Dallas-based AT&T (NYSE: T) invested in new cell sites, expanded mobile broadband coverage and increased 3G capacity.Read more: AT&T invests $80M in Kentucky – Business First of Louisville
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The leader of a tiny church on Thursday backed off his threat to burn the Quran, saying he gave up the plan in exchange for a deal to move a planned Islamic center and mosque away from New York’s ground zero. The imam planning the center, however, quickly denied any such deal. Read more at the Miami Herald.
Bud Chiles, who until this week was running an independent campaign for governor, ended it Thursday with a kumbaya moment with Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, the Democratic nominee. Read or at Florida Capital News.
Florida’s Republican gubernatorial candidate — Naples healthcare executive Rick Scott — will try to defy those odds and govern Florida successfully if elected. Read or at Florida Capital News.
BP on Wednesday September 8, released the results of its internal investigation into the fatal blowout of the Macondo oil well, attributing the largest oil spill in U.S. history to eight missteps — most of which it pins on contractors. Read more at the Times-Picayune.
The Army confirmed a study is under way but provided no details on its plan. But in meetings with Plaquemines officials, the Army has said it needs a site from which to launch missiles over open water for “target practice,” in conjunction with launch sites in Florida, Parish President Billy Nungesser said. Read more at the Times-Picayune.
The Democrat and Republican candidates for state attorney general made their pitches to be the state’s chief attorney in separate speeches today before the Alabama Retired State Employees’ Association, stressing their differences and backgrounds. Read more at al.com.
Alabama seafood market owner David Scott faces a difficult decision as he tries to rejuvenate his business after the Gulf oil spill: He can accept a piece of BP’s $20 billion claims fund — relatively fast, easy money — or sue the oil giant for a bigger payday, wait years and risk ending up with nothing. Read more of the USA Today report.
If you enjoy sweating profusely, you’re in luck. It’s going to get hotter. In just 70 years, Central Kentucky will average 105 days of over 90 degrees Fahrenheit each year. Read more on this great global warming opinion piece at the Lexington-Herald Leader.