Local News
4:26 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Indiana AG Quizzed About Proposed Gay Marriage Amendment

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says he's been fielding numerous questions from lawmakers about the state’s gay marriage ban and a proposal to add it to the state constitution.

Zoeller said Friday he could not divulge details of those conversations because of attorney-client privilege, but he's been hearing extensively from both sides of the issue.

Zoeller represents state lawmakers and other state officials in court and often provides legal advice.

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Local News
4:20 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

It's Cards vs. 'Canes in Russell Athletic Bowl; Is This Bridgewater's Final Game?

In college football, the Louisville Cardinals will take on the Miami Hurricanes Saturday evening in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

The Cards have an 11-1 regular season record;   the Hurricanes are 9-3.  The teams will share membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference when Louisville joins the league next season.

Many are wondering if this will be the final game for U of L’s Teddy Bridgewater.    The star quarterback has another year of eligibility remaining, but is considered a top prospect for the NFL draft.

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Local News
4:12 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Louisville Cardinals, Kentucky Wildcats 'Ready to Play' in Battle of the Bluegrass

The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats renew their annual men’s basketball rivalry tomorrow  in Lexington.

The defending national champion Cards are 11-1 on season.   The Wildcats are 9-3 and won the title the previous year.

UK coach John Calipari says he’s been trying to get his young team to improve its focus.

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Arts and Humanities
4:02 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Sound on Film Blog: News From Around the Filmosphere

Mads Mikkelsen in "The Hunt"
Credit Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Hello brave listener. We are saddened to report that due to holiday scheduling there will be no new episode of Sound on Film this week.

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It's All Politics
3:18 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

5 Achievements Of The 113th Congress (So Far)

Congress managed to get a few things accomplished in 2013, with an emphasis on "few."
T.J. Kirkpatrick Getty Images

Originally published on Fri December 27, 2013 3:06 pm

The 113th Congress, which just ended its first year, has come to be defined more by what it hasn't done than what it has. With two warring and ideologically polarized parties controlling either end of Capitol Hill, Congress has more or less become a quagmire for policy.

Still, one of the least productive Congresses of the modern era was able to accomplish a few things in 2013. Here are five of them:

1. Going Nuclear

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Local News
3:14 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Louisville Metro Councilman Calls for Review of KFC Yum Center-UofL Lease After S&P Lowers Rating

Credit Amanda Donhoff / WFPL

Standard & Poor's has reduced the rating of bonds used to pay for the construction of the KFC Yum Center.

The lower rating of "BB" from "BBB-" on senior lien bonds stems from concerns that the tax increment financing district used to pay part of the debt isn't performing as previously expected, the financial services agency said. The downgrade lowers the bonds below investment grade to "junk" status.

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The Two-Way
1:38 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Target: Encrypted Data Were Taken, But Not The Key To Unlock

The scene outside a Target store in Brooklyn on Black Friday, Nov. 29.
Eric Thayer Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Fri December 27, 2013 12:59 pm

Though hackers did obtain "strongly encrypted PIN data" when they got into Target's information systems, the retailer said Friday that sensitive information from customers' debit cards should not be at risk.

Target posted this explanation:

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The Two-Way
1:38 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Judge Rules That NSA Collection Of Phone Data Is Lawful

Originally published on Fri December 27, 2013 1:51 pm

A federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency's bulk gathering of the telephone records of millions of Americans is legal — less than two weeks after another federal judge ruled that the program violated the Constitution.

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Planet Money
12:02 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Why Didn't Those Gifts Arrive On Time? It's A Pricing Problem

Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Fri December 27, 2013 12:38 pm

Lots of angry customers took to Twitter this holiday season to express their frustration that packages containing gifts weren't delivered in time to be under the tree Wednesday.

While most of the angry messages were directed at UPS and FedEx, some retail analysts suggest there may be a different culprit to blame — overzealous retailers.

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Local News
10:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Byline Today: Our Favorite Stories of 2013

This week on Byline, the WFPL News team is looking back at our favorite stories of 2013.

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