A federal appeals court has set an Oct. 10 hearing date to take up the case of a convicted school shooter from western Kentucky. The U.S 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will consider whether 29-year-old Michael Carneal waited too long to try and withdraw his guilty plea to killing three classmates and wounding five.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has signed emergency regulations that require doctors to meet tougher prescription standards in an effort to stop drug abuse. The rules, which were given to given to state boards that oversee the medical industry on Friday, were presented to lawmakers this week and will remain in effect until permanent regulations are adopted.
Boxing great Muhammad Ali is hoping to inspire a new generation of leaders through a social media campaign. The campaign, called Generation Ali, is being launched in conjunction with the Summer Olympics in London. It will link young leaders around the world.
Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow may be best known for hit records like "Mandy", but he is currently devoting much of his energy to a program designed to put musical instruments in the schools. Manilow says he learned first hand about the importance of music education when he grew up in Brooklyn.