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General Assembly passes pension relief bill, but will Bevin sign it?

The Kentucky General Assembly passed a version of House Bill 358-- a pension relief bill-- late Thursday night, but not the version the governor says he supports.

Man arrested for social media threats against Union College

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested a man who made social media threats against students and staff at Union College.

FBI could review the many suspicions around Smollett case

The FBI was already investigating Jussie Smollett before President Donald Trump tweeted that the agency and the Department of Justice would review the case, which the president called “an embarrassment” to the nation.

Trump pushes the angle of ‘no collusion’ in Russia report

Presenting himself as both vindicated and vindictive, a fired-up President Donald Trump turned the findings of the Russia investigation into a political weapon at a Michigan rally that was part victory lap, part 2020 campaign push.

Mueller’s evidence is likely a massive amount of material

Democrats say they want “all of the underlying evidence” in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. But what is all of that evidence?

Legal hemp, pot’s look-alike, creates quandary for police

Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid.

Trump’s attack on ‘Obamacare’ gives Democrats a fresh issue

President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020.

Major revamp planned for FAA’s oversight process

America’s standing as the model for aviation-safety regulation will be on trial as congressional hearings begin into the Federal Aviation Administration’s oversight of Boeing before and after two deadly crashes of its best-selling airliner.

Trump says investigation abused him, led to ‘evil things’

House Democrats pressed the Justice Department to provide the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller even as Republicans gleefully called for them to “move on” from the Russia investigation. President Donald Trump accused those responsible for launching Mueller’s probe of “treasonous things against our country” and said they “certainly will be looked into.”

Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad kill selves

Tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Sandy Hook Elementary school massacres eventually fade from view, blunted by other mass shootings and the passage of time. But for the survivors, the pain can never end.

Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, Attorney General William Barr declared. That brought a hearty claim of vindication from Trump but set the stage for new rounds of political and legal fighting.

New Zealand to probe role of spies, guns in mosque attacks

New Zealand will hold a top-level inquiry into the massacre of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques that will examine what roles guns, social media and spy agencies played preceding the attacks.

New search efforts for Savannah Spurlock

Organizers of the "Missing Savannah" Facebook page say they have organized new search efforts for the missing Richmond mother.

Hundreds of rounds found after wanton endangerment arrest

Police have arrested a man they say shot into a woman's home multiple times Friday night.

Police search for suspects after early morning robbery

Police are searching for two men they say were involved in a robbery early Monday morning in Lexington.

Man killed in Laurel County bicycle crash

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating a crash between a bicycle and a truck, that left a man dead Sunday night.

Fire burns 20 acres in Red River Gorge

According to the U.S. Forest Service, a slow-moving wildfire has burned 20 acres in the Red River Gorge and that area is closed to the public.

“Open Mosque Day” in Lexington in response to New Zealand shootings

The Masjid Bilal, or Masjid Mosque, in Lexington is inviting all community members to join a prayer service Friday afternoon, in solidarity with victims of two mosque shootings in New Zealand last week.

US abruptly endorses Israel’s Golan sovereignty in big shift

President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election.

Imam says New Zealand is broken-hearted but not broken

New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain — an act an imam told the crowd of thousands that had left the country broken-hearted but not broken.