Friday Round-up

Mike Stunson

World: The Taliban is gaining strength in Afghanistan. Armed attacks by insurgents are currently 59 percent higher than at this time last year. (CNN)

National: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank is taking steps to pump money back into the economy. Bernanke said the economy is growing at a pace “less vigorous than we would like.” (USA Today)

Kentucky: A Ky man has been convicted of killing his lover’s husband. Timmy Rogers, 43, was sentenced to 35 years in prison. (WBKO)

Other: Rapper T.I helped a suicidal man down from a skyscraper on Wenesday. T.I. said he heard about the situation on the radio and drove to the building to help. (Yahoo! Music)