Here and Now Today: More on bin Laden, Gas Prices, and Kentucky Derby Lore

The number of questions around what happened during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound is growing. New details have emerged, and the Obama administration had to backtrack yesterday, saying, among other things, that Bin Laden did not have a gun, and his wife was not used as a human shield by him. We’ll get […]

For Pitino Family, bin Laden Death Brings Sense Of Closure

The news that Osama bin Laden was killed by American forces in Pakistan Sunday night was especially comforting to University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and his family.      Among those killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center was Billy Minardi (right), who worked for the financial services firm […]

7pm BBC News Special Includes New bin Laden Documentary

At this hour, we’re airing a special edition of World Briefing from the BBC. This program will include a new documentary about events leading up to yesterday’s action: “The Hunt for bin Laden.” This is the final hour of special coverage planned for today. But, as always, if events warrant, we’ll make adjustments to cover […]

Commander in Afghanistan Says Soldiers Happy, Subdued

by Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio A battalion commander from Fort Knox says American troops in Afghanistan are thrilled by the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. However, Lieutenant Colonel James Vizzard says the soldiers are surprisingly subdued. “I think that’s because folks here understand this is a very, very important moment, but it’s […]

Special Coverage Today: 12:30pm Update

Here are out coverage plans for this afternoon: 1-2pm: BBC World Have Your Say – with perspectives on the death of Osama bin Laden from newsmakers and ordinary citizens around the world. 2-3pm: NPR News Special Coverage – NPR’s Neal Conan hosts an hour of coverage from Washington, DC 3-4pm: BBC Newshour – a special […]

UPDATE: Area Lawmakers React to bin Laden Death

Reacting to the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., issued a statement praising the U.S. military for its efforts, saying the country fulfilled its pledge to hunt down the mastermind of the September 11 attacks. From McConnell’s office: “The death of Osama bin Laden marks a long-awaited […]

Special Coverage of the Death of Osama bin Laden: 9:30 am Update

Special coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden continues today on WFPL. At 10 am, Diane Rehm will speak with Yochi Dreazen, the senior national security correspondent for the National Journal, and John McLaughlin, the former acting director of the CIA and a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins school of Advanced International Studies. […]

Osama bin Laden Killed in Pakistan

Nearly a decade after the September 11 attacks, the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, is dead. Calling it it “the most significant development” in the fight against al-Qaeda, President Barack Obama said tonight that bin Laden was killed in a firefight in Pakistan, which was the result of a “targeted assault” ordered […]