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Suspect under arrest for historic black church fires in Louisiana

According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney, police have a suspect in custody, accused of setting fires at multiple historic black churches in Louisiana.

At brother’s vigil, murder suspect called for violence to end

A man arrested for the murder of a pregnant woman previously called for an end to violence in communities, after the stabbing death of his brother.

Eying Supreme Court, abortion foes promote tough state bans

Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade.

Dems prepare own border proposals, say Trump enflamed crisis

Under pressure to show they have solutions, Democrats are honing proposals to address the surge of families entering the U.S. at the southern border, a problem they say President Donald Trump’s restrictive immigration policies are enflaming.

Pregnant woman shot in Anderson County

The Anderson News is reporting that police are investigating the shooting of a pregnant woman early Tuesday morning.

Business fire shuts down Versailles Road

Firefighters say a business fire has shut down Versailles Road at Halls Lane.

Fundraiser for Paducah referee allegedly sucker-punched by coach

Referees in Kentucky's 1st and 2nd Regions are raising money for a youth basketball referee that sheriff's deputies say was sucker punched by a coach during a game.

Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay win at ACM Awards

Grammy-winning duo Dan + Shay solidified themselves as the hottest group in country music with multiple wins at the Academy of Country Music Awards, where Keith Urban was named entertainer of the year and Kacey Musgraves won three honors.

Trump shakes up leadership at Homeland Security Dept.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid President Donald Trump’s growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern border.

Search for missing Laurel Co. man

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is searching for 22-year-old Tyler N. Jones.

Preliminary report says Ethiopia crew followed Boeing rules

The preliminary report of the data from the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month states that the flight crew performed all procedures from Boeing but could not control the jet.

Experts warn of cyber threats ahead of Israel’s election

As Israel prepares to hold a national election next week, experts say it is vulnerable to the kind of foreign hacks and cyber campaigns that have disrupted the political process in other countries.

UPDATE: Amber Alert cancelled for teenage girl

An amber alert has been cancelled for missing 16-year-old Lauryn Sizemore.

Trump pivots on pledges, exploring the art of the climb-down

His border shutdown went from imminent to uncertain. A major health care push was declared and then delayed. Funding cuts were inserted in his proposed budget and just as quickly taken out.

Lightfoot says Chicago mayoral victory means ‘a city reborn’

Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s resounding victory was a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation’s third-largest city.

UPDATE: Elderly Lexington man found safe after Golden Alert

Lexington Police have issued a Golden Alert for 81-year-old George Jacks, who they say suffers from Alzheimer's and was last seen Tuesday night in the Hamburg area.

UPDATE: Man suspected of killing Nipsey Hussle arrested

Authorities say the man suspected of fatally shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle has been arrested.

New Zealand lawmakers pass initial vote for new gun controls

New Zealand lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of new gun restrictions during the first stage of a bill they hope to rush into law by the end of next week.

Biden defends his interactions with women

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he doesn’t believe he’s ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician’s assertion that Biden’s kiss on the back of her head made her feel uncomfortable prompted some Democrats to question whether the 76-year-old is too out of step with his own party to run a successful 2020 presidential campaign.

New Zealand initiates bill to ban guns used in mosque attack

New Zealand’s government on Monday introduced a bill it plans to rush into law that would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques.