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Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

Larry King, who interviewed presidents, movie stars and ordinary Joes during a half-century in broadcasting, has died at age 87.

1 winner of Mega Millions $1B prize; 3rd largest ever in US

One winning ticket has been sold in the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

Nestlé recalls 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling more than 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets.

In a first, Congress overrides Trump veto of defense bill

In an extraordinary New Year’s Day session, the Republican-controlled Senate easily turned aside the veto.

Kentucky man rescues injured bald eagle during bird count

A Kentucky man participating in an annual bird-watching hike has helped rescue an injured bald eagle.

Stimulus Deal: $300 jobless benefits, $600 checks, not money for states; likely January before checks arrive

Top negotiators in Congress have sealed a deal on an almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package.

Kentucky county and city look to waive restaurant, bar fees

Daviess County Fiscal Court and Owensboro City Commission are preparing to waive license fees for restaurants and bars to help ease the burden of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kentucky reopens former private prison closed after scandal

It closed after female inmates accused staff of forcing them to trade sex for privileges.

SpaceX launches 2nd crew, regular station crew flights begin

Their launch Sunday night by SpaceX kicks off regular crew flights from the U.S.

Man wounded in exchange with Kentucky State Police trooper

Kentucky State Police say a trooper shot and wounded a man who threatened to harm himself and his father.

Actor Sean Connery, the ‘original’ James Bond, dies at 90

Scottish actor Sean Connery, considered by many to have been the best James Bond, has died, aged 90.

Ky. coal miner dies at Bell County surface mine

The state Energy and Environment Cabinet says Douglas Slusher died Friday after being struck in the chest when a coupling failed on a hydro gun he was operating.

Trump declares ‘I get it,’ then briefly leaves hospital

In a video message to the nation late Sunday afternoon, Trump stated, “I get it,” before briefly leaving the hospital to salute from his motorcade supporters who had gathered outside.

NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report in The New York Times.

Authorities: Man requested money to shoot Louisville police

A Kentucky man who authorities accuse of requesting $30,000 to shoot police officers in Louisville in a social media video while he was brandishing a gun has been arrested.

President Trump nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court

She would be the fifth woman to serve on the high court.

‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweeps comedy categories at Emmy Awards

The show won best comedy series and acting trophies for stars Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy.

Infectious disease specialist dies after 4-month COVID fight

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday urged people to follow her advice and “wear a mask in her honor.”

Kentucky Democrats outpacing GOP in absentee ballot requests

Kentucky Democrats have built a big lead over Republicans in requesting absentee ballots for the November election.

Thousands peacefully protest outside the Kentucky Derby

This year's Kentucky Derby is a surreal distillation of the crises facing the country in 2020.