From NPR: Far from the political theater of China's Communist Party Congress in Beijing this week is a cave that the country's next leader once called home. Just 15 at the time, Xi Jinping was sent by his family in Beijing to the remote rural village Liangjiahe in the hills of Shaanxi Province, hundreds of miles away, where for seven years he lived in a cave scooped out of the yellow loess hillsides.
Kentucky: Murray State athletics legend J.D. “Stumpy” Rayburn died yesterday at the age of 100. Tonight’s men’s and women’s double header at the CFSB center marks the opening of the Murray State Racers’ regular basketball season. An independent from Paducah says he's running for the top position in the Republican-controlled state Senate. The Herald Leader reports state Senator Bob Leeper made the announcement Thursday. A tax reform panel appointed by Governor Steve Beshear is considering a proposal that would result in more retirees having their pensions taxed. Prosecutors say the alleged operators of a Ballard County sex club will face more charges when they appear in court later this month. A Hickman, Kentucky man has been indicted again in the fatal shooting of the city’s mayor after he was ruled competent to stand trial.