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Trump: Report his businesses lost more than $1B ‘inaccurate’

President Donald Trump said Wednesday a New York Times report that his businesses lost more than $1 billion from 1985 to 1994 was “highly inaccurate.”

Trump pardons former US soldier who killed Iraqi prisoner

President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. soldier convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner, the White House announced Monday.

Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday - the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago.

Judge says US government can be sued for Flint water crisis

A judge says the federal government can be sued by Flint residents who blame the Environmental Protection Agency for waiting too long to intervene in the city's water crisis.

Official: School districts should change sick leave policy

Kentucky's education commissioner says school superintendents who had to cancel classes while teachers protested at the state Capitol should close loopholes in sick leave policies.

Louisville escort’s daughter arrested

The daughter of the self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of the University of Louisville basketball team's sex scandal has been arrested.

AP: Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.

‘I was a thief’: Jewel-pilfering woman reflects on life

ATLANTA (AP) — Doris Payne exudes a seemingly effortless elegance, her white hair neatly smoothed back and gold hoops dangling from her ears. She...

Agency counting Kentucky’s homeless

The Kentucky Housing Corp. is looking for volunteers to help count Kentucky's homeless population.

Germany-Netherlands match called off shortly before kickoff

The friendly soccer game between Germany and the Netherlands was canceled at short notice after a suspicious object was found at the stadium on Tuesday.

UPDATE: At least 40 dead in Paris attacks

Two police officials say that at least 26 people have been killed in shootings and explosions around Paris, in the deadliest violence in France in decades.

Medical examiner: Heroin to blame in crash that killed 4

Authorities have announced that the driver responsible for a fatal crash in Fort Wright that killed the driver and three others was under the influence of heroin at the time of the crash.

Police searching for 2 escaped inmates

Kentucky State Police say they are searching for two inmates who walked away from the detention center in Webster County.

Ex-social worker faces more charges after false complaints

A former state social worker charged with making false child abuse complaints against her Elizabethtown neighbors is now facing additional charges she made false abuse complaints against two people in Grayson County.

Century Aluminum announces lay off at its Sebree smelter

Century Aluminum has announced it will lay off nearly 30 percent of its workforce at its Sebree smelter by year's end.

A look at today’s general election

Here is a look at Kentucky's top races in Tuesday's general election, from the contest for governor at the top of the ticket to down-ballot races for statewide offices.

University of Pikeville hires new president

The University of Pikeville has hired a new president.

Company sues university over use of ‘Kentucky’

Kentucky Mist Moonshine is suing the University of Kentucky over use of the word "Kentucky" on clothing.

Some Louisville officials want to name new bridge after monk

Some officials in Louisville are pushing to name the downtown Ohio River bridge that's under construction after Trappist monk Thomas Merton.

Sheriff: School officer fired after confrontation with student

Sheriff says school officer has been fired after he threw student across the classroom.