Monday, June 17 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:32:14 GMT
Prep work for the $133 million streetcar project is moving forward, even though $17.4 million is still needed. That deficit could be closed soon, pending a vote from council to move some money around. But,Full Story >
Prep work for the $133 million streetcar project is moving forward, even though $17.4 million is still needed. That deficit could be closed soon, pending a vote from council to move some money around.Full Story >
Monday, June 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:04:15 GMT
For the first time, middle school athletics in Kentucky could be overseen by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. The state board of education has already approved this regulation and now, it'sFull Story >
For the first time, middle school athletics in Kentucky could be overseen by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. The state board of education has already approved this regulation and now, it's up to lawmakers.Full Story >
WASHINGTON (RNN) - Gen. David Petraeus, director of the CIA, has resigned from his post due to an extramarital affair.
Petraeus submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama on Thursday, he said in a letter directed to CIA personnel.
Obama formally accepted the resignation in a phone call on Friday afternoon, according to CNN.
The letter noted that Petraeus had exercised "extremely poor judgment" in conducting the affair. Petraeus and his wife, Holly Knowlton Petraeus, have been married almost four decades.
"After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair," the letter, obtained by NBC News, stated. "Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation."
In his letter, Petraeus stated it had been "the greatest of privileges" to serve with the agency. He called it "a work force that is truly exceptional in every regard."
"Indeed, you did extraordinary work on a host of critical missions during my time as director, and I am deeply grateful to you for that," he wrote.
According to the Associated Press, Paula Broadwell, Petraeus' biographer, is the woman with whom he was having the affair. The FBI discovered the relationship while monitoring Petraeus' emails after discovering Broadwell may have had access to his personal account, AP reported.
Broadwell is a West Point graduate who spent significant time embedded with troops in Afghanistan while co-writing the book All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.
Obama will have to nominate a replacement for Petraeus, who has served as head of the CIA since September 2011. He was previously head of U.S. Central Command and Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.
Petraeus has been credited with the success of the troop "surge" in Iraq and served as commander of the coalition forces in 2007 and 2008.
Mike Morell is now acting director of the agency. He was sworn in as deputy director on May 6, 2010, under then-Director Leon Panetta.
Morell previously served as acting director from July through September 2011 with the departure of Panetta, the current Secretary of Defense. Morell has been a member of the CIA since 1980.
Obama said he was confident the CIA would move forward with the lead of Morell.
The president also praised Petraeus for his service to the country.
"As director of the Central Intelligence Agency, he has continued to serve with characteristic intellectual rigor, dedication, and patriotism," Obama said in a statement Friday. "By any measure, through his lifetime of service David Petraeus has made our country safer and stronger."
James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, issued a statement and called Petraeus one of the country's "greatest patriots" he had known in his five decades of service.
"Under his leadership, the CIA remained instrumental in providing our policy makers decision advantage through the best possible intelligence," Clapper stated. "I'm particularly thankful for Dave's unwavering support and personal commitment to my efforts to lead the intelligence community and integrate our intelligence enterprise."
The CIA has endured heavy criticism that it did not provide timely information to prevent the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in the attack.
CBS News correspondent Mark Knoller tweeted Petraeus would not testify at a closed hearing on the events in Benghazi scheduled for next week, the Senate Intelligence Committee announced.
Petraeus had reached the rank of four-star general in the U.S. Army before retiring and assuming the role of CIA director on Sept. 6, 2011.
He graduated from West Point Academy and holds a doctorate in international relations from Princeton. He served in the military from 1974 until he retired in 2011.
Holly Petraeus was also active in affairs dealing with the military. She became the director of the Better Business Bureau Military Line in 2005, working in consumer education and advocacy for service members and also working with the Treasury Department.
She was appointed to direct the Office of Servicemember Affairs in the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau in 2011.
The two met in 1973 at the U.S. Military Academy where Holly's father, William Knowlton, served as superintendent.
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Monday, June 17 2013 9:16 AM EDT2013-06-17 13:16:14 GMT
Multiple injuries have been reported in a head-on collision on Route 42 at South Fork Road. Two helicopters and multiple engines have been requested to assist. Highway traffic is backed up extensivelyFull Story >
Police have identified a mother who was killed in a head-on crash on Sunday in Verona. Full Story >
Monday, June 17 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-17 15:13:15 GMT
(CNN) - The deaths of five infants and dozens of injuries or falls have led federal regulators to stop the sales of a popular baby recliner. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said it got numerousFull Story >
The deaths of five infants and dozens of injuries or falls have led federal regulators to stop the sales of a popular baby recliner.Full Story >
Sunday, June 16 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-06-16 23:16:29 GMT
A deer went Krogering on Saturday evening in Newport, Kentucky. The horned buck walked right into the store with the aid of the automatic door. When it tried to run back out, the door had shut and theFull Story >
A deer went Krogering on Saturday evening in Newport, Kentucky. The horned buck walked right into the store with the aid of the automatic door.Full Story >
Monday, June 17 2013 8:39 AM EDT2013-06-17 12:39:47 GMT
HOKKAIDO, JAPAN (AVN/CNN) - Someone bought a watermelon for more than $3,000 at an auction in Japan. Watermelons from Toma are popular as gifts in the country. They have darker skins and have a sweeterFull Story >
Someone bought a watermelon for more than $3,000 at an auction in Japan.Full Story >
Monday, June 17 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-06-17 16:03:57 GMT
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has announced a plea by information in a vehicular homicide case from 2011. Paul Lallier, 64, is charged with one count of vehicular homicide and one county of obstructingFull Story >
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has announced a plea by information in a vehicular homicide case from 2011.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:55 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:55:59 GMT
Thirty parkgoers were stuck on The Beast for Tuesday afternoon. Kings Island says the ride was climbing the second hill when a safety mechanism kicked on and didn't release the car. Officials say theFull Story >
Kings Island says the ride was climbing the second hill when a safety mechanism kicked on and didn't release the car.Full Story >
Sunday, June 16 2013 4:06 PM EDT2013-06-16 20:06:19 GMT
A Williamstown, Ky. Man was flown to the hospital after a tire smashed through his windshield on northbound I-75 near Walton. Authorities say that 41-year-old Sandra Slater was driving her pickup truckFull Story >
A Williamstown, Ky. Man was flown to the hospital after a tire smashed through his windshield on northbound I-75 near Walton.
Monday, June 17 2013 9:57 AM EDT2013-06-17 13:57:30 GMT
(CNN) - According to a new CNN/ORC poll, just 45 percent of Americans believe the President is doing a good job. President Obama can't seem to get out from under his dark cloud- fueling the fall in hisFull Story >
The drop in President Barack Obama's popularity comes on the heels of a leak that revealed the NSA has been conducting a large data-mining operation on American citizens.Full Story >
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