Court weighing whether graffiti mecca was protected by law
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Court weighing whether graffiti mecca was protected by law

AP Photo/Frank Franklin NEW YORK (AP) — For two decades, Jerry Wolkoff let graffiti artists use his crumbling Queens warehouse complex as a canvas for their vibrant works. Artists gave the spot the name “5Pointz” – a place where all five New York City boroughs come together – but painters traveled from as far as […]
APNewsBreak: NAACP names new leader for more active future
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APNewsBreak: NAACP names new leader for more active future

AP Photo/Susan Walsh WASHINGTON (AP) — The NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation’s oldest civil rights organization back to prominence. Derrick Johnson, 49, of Jackson, Mississippi, was hired as the NAACP’s 19th president and CEO after having served as interim leader since July and previously as vice chairman of the […]
Transcript errors and omissions prolong Jodi Arias appeal
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Transcript errors and omissions prolong Jodi Arias appeal

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias’ case remains a headache for Arizona’s court system long after her murder trial had spectators lining up for seats, attorneys squabbling in court and two different juries deadlocking on whether she deserved the death penalty. Problems compiling trial transcripts have delayed Arias’ appeal of her first-degree murder conviction by about […]
Wildfires plunge vineyard workers, owners into same struggle
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Wildfires plunge vineyard workers, owners into same struggle

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for safety. As the danger drew closer, grape pickers spread word of the threat and helped […]
Funeral starts for soldier at center of Trump fight
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Funeral starts for soldier at center of Trump fight

COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — Mourners filled a church in Florida on Saturday to honor a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman. The widow of Sgt. La David T. Johnson held the arm of an Army officer as she led her […]
Voter advocates push Illinois to exit multistate database
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Voter advocates push Illinois to exit multistate database

AP Photo/M. Spencer Green CHICAGO (AP) — Voter rights advocates are pushing Illinois election officials to withdraw from a longtime multistate voter registration database over questions of accuracy, security and voter suppression. The Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is aimed at cleaning voter records and preventing voter fraud. States voluntarily provide their voter lists and […]
Funeral set for soldier at center of Trump fight
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Funeral set for soldier at center of Trump fight

COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — Mourners are expected to pack a church Saturday to honor a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman. Family, friends and neighbors of Sgt. La David T. Johnson will attend his funeral service at a suburban Fort […]
Poll finds Las Vegas shooting doesn't alter opinions on guns
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Poll finds Las Vegas shooting doesn't alter opinions on guns

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws, a poll finds. The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce such mass shootings or homicides, though a majority favors tighter laws as they have for several years, […]
Questions and answers on proposed ban on lap
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Questions and answers on proposed ban on lap

WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires. The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U.N. agency that sets global aviation standards prohibit passengers from putting […]
Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency
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Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency

AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a “destructive” presidency during his time in the White House. Bannon’s scathing remarks on Friday night amounted to a retort to a Bush speech in New […]
The Latest: Bannon bashes GW Bush at California GOP meeting
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The Latest: Bannon bashes GW Bush at California GOP meeting

AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Steve Bannon speaking to California Republicans (all times local): 9 p.m. Former White House adviser Steve Bannon says there has not been a more destructive presidency than George W. Bush’s. Bannon delivered a scathing criticism of the former president after Bush this week denounced […]
Two people shot in Lexington
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Two people shot in Lexington

Lexington Police say a man and woman were wounded in what they believe was a drug-related shooting Friday night.
Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson
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Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company’s request for a new trial, saying […]
Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson
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Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company’s request for a new trial, saying there were errors […]
Coroner:  Teenager dies in accidental shooting
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Coroner: Teenager dies in accidental shooting

The Scott County coroner says a 19-year old accidentally shot and killed himself Friday night on North Court Street in Georgetown.
Lexington Veterans Day Parade names 2017 grand marshals
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Lexington Veterans Day Parade names 2017 grand marshals

Two central Kentucky residents have been chosen to serve as grand marshals for the parade.
Nicholasville police make undercover drug bust
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Nicholasville police make undercover drug bust

Nicholasville police say they arrested a man after conducting an undercover drug operation.
US probe alleges corruption by top Honolulu law enforcers
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US probe alleges corruption by top Honolulu law enforcers

AP Photo/Caleb Jones HONOLULU (AP) — A curious allegation of mailbox theft unraveled into a tale of corruption that reached the highest levels of Honolulu law enforcement, culminating in a U.S. investigation that found the former police chief and his prosecutor wife bilked clients and relatives out of hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend […]
UPDATE: KSP closer to identifying Knox Co. Jane Doe
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UPDATE: KSP closer to identifying Knox Co. Jane Doe

New details have been released the possible identification of red headed, Knox County Jane Doe.
Amendment to allow car break-ins to rescue animals, if necessary
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Amendment to allow car break-ins to rescue animals, if necessary

A Kentucky senator wants to add animals to a current law that allows people to break into cars in order to save a child.
Killer of Navajo Nation girl gets life prison sentence
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Killer of Navajo Nation girl gets life prison sentence

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a case that drew national attention over abducted Native American children. Tom Begaye was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William P. Johnson […]
UPDATE:  Southbound I-75 in Fayette County reopens after accident
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UPDATE: Southbound I-75 in Fayette County reopens after accident

All I-75 southbound lanes in Fayette County near Exit 115 have reopened after being closed earlier due to an accident.
Lane closures on Hal Rogers Parkway in Clay County Monday
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Lane closures on Hal Rogers Parkway in Clay County Monday

Lane closures are scheduled along the Hal Rogers Parkway in Clay County beginning Monday morning.
Cynthiana man accused of seeking sex with child
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Cynthiana man accused of seeking sex with child

A Cynthiana man is accused of trying to arrange to have sex with a child and sending sexually explicit text messages and emails, according to the attorney general.
Judge strikes down Internet restrictions for sex offenders
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Judge strikes down Internet restrictions for sex offenders

A federal judge has struck down Kentucky's restrictions on Internet access for registered sex offenders, saying they are too broad and violate First Amendment rights.
Rumors cause panic at Dunbar High School
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Rumors cause panic at Dunbar High School

Rumors of violence at Lexington's Dunbar High School were so out of control the principal felt the need to send an email saying the rumors were baseless.
Preservation group buys land near Kentucky’s Pine Mountain
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Preservation group buys land near Kentucky’s Pine Mountain

An environmental preservation group has purchased nearly 2,000 acres in an effort to preserve lands around Pine Mountain in far eastern Kentucky.
TV Academy could boot Weinstein; new allegation revealed
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TV Academy could boot Weinstein; new allegation revealed

AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another influential entertainment organization said Friday it would consider booting disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein as another woman accused the Oscar winner of sexual abuse. The Television Academy, which bestows the Emmy awards, said a disciplinary hearing set for November could lead to termination of his membership. […]
Lexington an “All-Star City” for equality
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Lexington an “All-Star City” for equality

Lexington is one of 41 cities to earn an "All-Star City" designation in the Human Rights Campaign's annual Municipal Equality Index scoring. 
Man robs Metro PCS in broad daylight
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Man robs Metro PCS in broad daylight

Lexington Police say a man with a gun robbed a Metro PCS Friday afternoon in broad daylight at 2:30 p.m. 
Third man arrested for murder of Cumberlands baseball player
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Third man arrested for murder of Cumberlands baseball player

Police have arrested a third suspect for the murder of a University of the Cumberlands baseball player in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
Fight leads to shots fired in Lexington
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Fight leads to shots fired in Lexington

Lexington Police say a fight turned into a shots fired call in Lexington Friday afternoon at the Coolavin Apartment Complex. 
Sessions defends 'sanctuary' ban to sheriff challenging it
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Sessions defends 'sanctuary' ban to sheriff challenging it

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday defended a ban on “sanctuary cities” at a meeting attended by a Texas sheriff who had announced on the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration that her city would not honor some federal requests to hold immigrants in jail. Sessions did not directly call […]
US official: IS burrowing for footholds from Asia to Africa
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US official: IS burrowing for footholds from Asia to Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Losing real estate in the Middle East will not sharply affect Islamic State militants’ ability to inspire attacks against the West or burrow footholds from the Philippines to Africa, which has forced the U.S. to spread its resources thinly around the world, the nation’s top counterterrorism official said Friday. IS is an […]
Off-duty officer killed in Vegas shooting left funeral notes
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Off-duty officer killed in Vegas shooting left funeral notes

AP Photo/Isaac Brekken HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — An off-duty police officer who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history was honored with a posthumous promotion to Army first sergeant during an emotional funeral service Friday. Hundreds of police officers in uniform packed the Henderson, Nevada, church as pallbearers […]
Man arrested for waving rifle near school
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Man arrested for waving rifle near school

Louisville police say a man was waving a rifle outside an elementary school and was later found and arrested.
Kentucky Chief Justice: judges need raises
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Kentucky Chief Justice: judges need raises

Kentucky's Chief Justice says he will ask state lawmakers to give judges raises of 10 percent over the next two years to bring their salary more in line with the national average.
The Latest: Slain Vegas officer left note saying don't mourn
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The Latest: Slain Vegas officer left note saying don't mourn

AP Photo/Isaac Brekken HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of an off-duty Las Vegas police officer who was one of 58 people killed when a gunman fired from a hotel into a crowded outdoor concert on Oct. 1 (all times local): 1 p.m. The Las Vegas police officer and U.S. Army service […]
AP FACT CHECK: Kelly distorts congresswoman's actions
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AP FACT CHECK: Kelly distorts congresswoman's actions

AP Photo/Alan Diaz FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief of staff distorted the facts when he accused a “selfish” Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson of grandstanding at a building dedication in the memory of two slain FBI agents in 2015. John Kelly said she stunned the audience at the somber ceremony by recounting […]
UPDATE:  Lexington murder suspect arrested in Iowa
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UPDATE: Lexington murder suspect arrested in Iowa

A man wanted in connection to a Lexington murder was arrested in Des Moines, Iowa Friday, according to Lexington Police.
Bannon brings message of Republican revolt to California
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Bannon brings message of Republican revolt to California

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon wants to oust Republican senators he feels are disloyal to President Donald Trump. But when he comes to Southern California on Friday, he’ll be in a state Trump lost by over 4 million votes and where Republicans have become largely irrelevant […]
Off-duty officer killed in Vegas shooting to be honored
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Off-duty officer killed in Vegas shooting to be honored

AP Photo/Isaac Brekken HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Traffic paused for a moment Friday on the Las Vegas Strip to mark the passing of the casket of an off-duty police officer who was among 58 people killed when a gunman opened fire from a high-rise hotel into a crowded outdoor concert in the deadliest mass shooting […]
Budget deficit hits $666B, an $80B spike for the year
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Budget deficit hits $666B, an $80B spike for the year

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed fiscal year, a spike that comes as Republicans are moving to draft a tax code rewrite that promises to add up to $1.5 trillion to the national debt over the coming decade. The sobering deficit numbers, released […]
Wheels of justice in Texas slowed down by damage from Harvey
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Wheels of justice in Texas slowed down by damage from Harvey

AP Photo/Juan Lozano HOUSTON (AP) — Damaged courtrooms. Delays in trials. Backlog of cases. A lack of jurors. Hurricane Harvey’s winds and cataclysmic rainfall have slowed criminal cases in Houston and other Texas communities where heavily damaged courthouses forced officials to move court proceedings into whatever space was available, including shuttered shorefronts and even a […]
AP FACT CHECK: Kelly distorts tale in slamming congresswoman
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AP FACT CHECK: Kelly distorts tale in slamming congresswoman

AP Photo/Alan Diaz FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s chief of staff distorted the facts when he accused a “selfish” Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson of grandstanding at a building dedication in the memory of two fallen FBI agents in 2015. John Kelly said she stunned the audience at the somber ceremony by recounting […]
Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget
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Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday “which will be the biggest in the history of our country!” following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans’ promised tax legislation. Republicans hope to push the first tax overhaul in three decades through Congress […]
The Latest: Motorcade for Vegas officer passes shooting site
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The Latest: Motorcade for Vegas officer passes shooting site

AP Photo/Isaac Brekken HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of an off-duty Las Vegas police officer who was one of 58 people killed when a gunman fired from a hotel into a crowded outdoor concert on Oct. 1 (all times local): 10 a.m. Traffic on the Las Vegas Strip paused for a […]
Parole board rejects condemned Ohio inmate's mercy request
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Parole board rejects condemned Ohio inmate's mercy request

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Parole Board on Friday rejected a request for mercy from a condemned inmate who argues he had such a bad childhood and is in such poor health that he should be spared from execution next month. The board’s 11-1 decision came in the case of Alva Campbell, set to […]
Prosecutor in meningitis case: Pharmacist gambled with lives
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Prosecutor in meningitis case: Pharmacist gambled with lives

AP Photo/Steven Senne BOSTON (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people knew mold and other bacteria were growing inside the filthy production rooms but chose to do nothing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Strachan told jurors Friday that New England Compounding Center supervisory pharmacist Glenn […]
Hawaii boat crash spurs new concerns about foreign fishermen
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Hawaii boat crash spurs new concerns about foreign fishermen

AP Photo/Caleb Jones HONOLULU (AP) — A boat that ran aground off Honolulu while transporting foreign fishermen to work in Hawaii’s commercial fishing industry has raised new questions about the safety and working conditions for foreign laborers in this unique U.S. fleet. A long, cramped journey to the United States for a group of fishermen […]
VA picks site for new VA hospital in Louisville
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VA picks site for new VA hospital in Louisville

After more than a decade of reviews and debate, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has formally selected the site for a new VA hospital in Kentucky's largest city.
3 arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech
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3 arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Three men were arrested after a shot was fired at a group of people following the appearance of white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida, police said. A Gainesville Police Department report released on Friday said that Tyler Tenbrink, 28; William Fears, 30; and his brother, 28-year-old Colton Fears, […]
White nationalist undeterred by boos on latest college stop
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White nationalist undeterred by boos on latest college stop

AP Photo/Jason Dearen BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The hostile audience drowned out white nationalist Richard Spencer with anti-Nazi chants. They booed him off the stage under the watchful eye of police officers in riot gear. In other words, Spencer sees his speech Thursday at the University of Florida as a smashing success. “I’m very […]
Mountain bike trail opens at Kentucky park
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Mountain bike trail opens at Kentucky park

State parks officials say Levi Jackson State Park in Kentucky has opened a new 7-mile mountain bike trail.
Police: Ford worker killed himself at Detroit-area factory
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Police: Ford worker killed himself at Detroit-area factory

WOODHAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Police say a disgruntled worker shot and killed himself at a Ford Motor factory in suburban Detroit. Ford says other employees in Woodhaven were safely evacuated Friday. Woodhaven Deputy Chief Scott Fraczek says the worker who killed himself had a work-related problem. No other shots were fired. State police say a […]
Prominent chefs oppose baker in major gay rights case
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Prominent chefs oppose baker in major gay rights case

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding. The food makers say that once they open their doors for business, they don’t get to choose their customers. They say that abiding […]
Prominent chefs, bakers say businesses can't pick customers
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Prominent chefs, bakers say businesses can't pick customers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding. The food makers say that once they open their doors for business, they don’t get to choose their customers. They say that abiding by laws that […]
Survivors attend benefit concert for Vegas shooting victims
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Survivors attend benefit concert for Vegas shooting victims

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting said they were ready for closure, though they confessed feeling engulfed by anxiety and security fears while gathering in a large group for the first time since the attack. Theresa Almada, 49, drove Thursday evening from San Diego back to […]
Woman crashes in car lot after shots fired into her car
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Woman crashes in car lot after shots fired into her car

Driver smashes into cars in lot after someone fires at her car.
Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul
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Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump’s sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they’ve muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades. The GOP on Thursday narrowly backed the […]
Orange is the new white? Unique amber wine creates buzz
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Orange is the new white? Unique amber wine creates buzz

AP Photo/Richard Drew BURDETT, N.Y. (AP) — The sloping vineyards of New York’s Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine. The color comes not from citrus fruit, but by fermenting white wine grapes with their skins on before pressing – a practice that mirrors […]
New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp
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New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp

AP Photo/Eric Gay SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Remember the Alamo? A new Texas battle is brewing over how best to do so. Land Commissioner George P. Bush is overseeing a 7-year revamp of the shrine where 189 Texas independence fighters were killed by Mexican Gen. Santa Anna’s troops in 1836. The site’s size would quadruple […]
Benefit concert show goes on for Vegas shooting survivors
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Benefit concert show goes on for Vegas shooting survivors

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting said they were ready for closure, though they confessed feeling engulfed by anxiety and security fears while gathering in a large group for the first time since the attack. Theresa Almada, 49, drove Thursday evening from San Diego back to […]
Tack Sale and Trail Ride to raise money for CKRH
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Tack Sale and Trail Ride to raise money for CKRH

Annual Halloween Tack Sale and Trail Ride to benefit Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, October 28, at the Kentucky Horse Park.
UPDATE:  Franklin County jail escapee captured
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UPDATE: Franklin County jail escapee captured

A man who escaped the Franklin County Regional Jail last week by posing as another inmate, was captured Thursday night, according to a Facebook post by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls
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Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais WASHINGTON (AP) — He started by describing the reverent handling of America’s war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to Dover Air Force Base. From that opening, White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered a raw and searing monologue Thursday about the reality and pain […]
Kentucky legislators and state employees react to pension plan
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Kentucky legislators and state employees react to pension plan

Governor Bevin said he is confident this is the right plan. Still, not everyone agrees.
UPDATE:  Lawyer wanted in theft case turns himself-in
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UPDATE: Lawyer wanted in theft case turns himself-in

A Louisville attorney charged with theft by deception in connection to his private law practice turned himself-in Friday morning, according to KSP.
Widening project to begin for US 25 South in Madison County
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Widening project to begin for US 25 South in Madison County

A shoulder widening project is scheduled to begin for US 25 South in Madison County on October 23, 2017.
GM settlement yields $1.3 million for state’s General Fund
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GM settlement yields $1.3 million for state’s General Fund

Attorney General Andy Beshear Thursday announced his office secured $1.3 million for the state’s General Fund from a settlement against General Motors (GM) for violating Kentucky’s Consumer Protection Act.
Oroville Dam repair costs will top $500 million
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Oroville Dam repair costs will top $500 million

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California officials say repair costs at the nation’s tallest dam will be nearly double the original estimate of $275 million. Department of Water Resources spokeswoman Erin Mellon said Thursday the contract with Kiewit Corp. at 770-foot Oroville Dam will grow to more than $500 million. Kiewit project director Jeff Petersen said […]
Supreme Court temporarily halts Alabama execution
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Supreme Court temporarily halts Alabama execution

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate on Thursday night just minutes before he was scheduled to die. Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, has challenged the humaneness of the state’s lethal injection procedure. He was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at 6 p.m. […]
Russell Springs man accused of raping young girl
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Russell Springs man accused of raping young girl

A Russell Springs man admits to having sex with an underage girl, according to the Russell County Sheriff's Office.
Kentucky plan would strip lawmakers of lucrative benefits
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Kentucky plan would strip lawmakers of lucrative benefits

Some of Kentucky's retired lawmakers living on public pensions of more than $100,000 a year would lose most of that money if a proposal from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin becomes law.
Woman apologizes at sentencing in deadly DUI case
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Woman apologizes at sentencing in deadly DUI case

A woman who killed a man in a drunk driving crash in Lexington last year apologized to the victim's family in court Thursday during her sentencing.
White nationalist Spencer drowned out by protesters
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White nationalist Spencer drowned out by protesters

AP Photo/Jason Dearen GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Counter demonstrators greatly outnumbered white nationalist Richard Spencer’s supporters on Thursday at the University of Florida, their chants drowning Spencer out during his speech. Outside, hundreds more people protested with signs and anti-Nazi chants alongside hundreds of police officers there to prevent violence. Anti-Spencer protesters shouted, “Not in […]
California fires cause $1B in damages, burn 7,000 buildings
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California fires cause $1B in damages, burn 7,000 buildings

AP Photo/Eric Risberg SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The wildfires that have devastated California this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said Thursday, as authorities raised the number of homes and other buildings destroyed to nearly 7,000. Both numbers were expected to rise as crews continue assessing areas scorched by […]
Obama tells Democrats to reject politics of division, fear
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Obama tells Democrats to reject politics of division, fear

AP Photo/Julio Cortez NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama on Thursday rallied at the side of his former ambassador to Germany, who is running for governor in New Jersey, and called on the crowd of Democrats to reject politics of “division” and “fear.” Obama did not mention Republican President Donald Trump in his […]
Georgetown police searching for high school burglar
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Georgetown police searching for high school burglar

Georgetown Police are asking for your help in identifying a man they say broke into Scott County High School this week and stole cash.
UPDATE:  Accused killer reaches plea deal
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UPDATE: Accused killer reaches plea deal

A teenager charged with shooting and killing another teen during a drug deal pleaded guilty Thursday to an amended charge of second degree manslaughter, according to Jessamine Circuit Court.
Feds secure rare hate crime conviction for mosque threat
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Feds secure rare hate crime conviction for mosque threat

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors secured a relatively rare federal hate crime conviction punishable by a tough sentence on Thursday as a Florida man pleaded guilty to leaving a voicemail that threatened to shoot people at a mosque. Legal experts and Islamic advocates said it sends an important message at a time of tension for American […]
Deported Mexican man drops lawsuit against US over removal
2 days ago
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Deported Mexican man drops lawsuit against US over removal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An immigrant who had been shielded from deportation but was sent back to Mexico has dropped his lawsuit against the Trump administration. A federal judge in San Diego on Thursday agreed to dismiss the case filed by Juan Manuel Montes. The suit was taxing for the 23-year-old, who is now living […]
Ex-councilwoman get 3 weeks in jail for fake checks
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Ex-councilwoman get 3 weeks in jail for fake checks

A former Urban County councilwoman in Lexington was sentenced to three weeks in jail and three years of probation after pleading guilty to crimes related to cashing bogus payroll checks.
AG wins appeal upholding sanctions against American National of KY
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AG wins appeal upholding sanctions against American National of KY

Attorney General Andy Beshear Thursday announced that his office has won the final appeal in a case requiring American National University of Kentucky to pay $147,000 in civil monetary sanctions.
Report of shots fired on Morgan Avenue
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Report of shots fired on Morgan Avenue

Lexington Police say someone reportedly fired shots on Morgan Avenue late Thursday morning.
Fort Knox Patton Museum closing 6 months for upgrades
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Fort Knox Patton Museum closing 6 months for upgrades

Fort Knox's Gen. George Patton Museum is closing for six months for renovations.
GM reaches $120m settlement with states over switches
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GM reaches $120m settlement with states over switches

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. has reached a $120 million settlement with 49 states and the District of Columbia over its defective ignition switches. GM recalled 2.6 million small cars worldwide in 2014 because their ignition switches could slip from the “run” position to the “off” position, shutting off the engine. The switches played […]
Obama pushing Democratic governor candidates in 2 states
2 days ago
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Obama pushing Democratic governor candidates in 2 states

AP Photo/Julio Cortez NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — People arrived early and were waiting in line for hours Thursday as former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia. Thursday’s events to fire up Democrats ahead of the Nov. 7 elections in both states mark […]
Company seeks to build island off Alaska for Arctic drilling
2 days ago
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Company seeks to build island off Alaska for Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won’t be from a remote drilling platform. Federal regulators are taking comments on a draft environmental statement for the Liberty Project, a proposal by a subsidiary of Houston-based Hilcorp to create an artificial […]
Thousands eligible for DACA renewals failed to apply in time
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Thousands eligible for DACA renewals failed to apply in time

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 21,000-22,000 young immigrants, many brought to the country illegally as children, did not submit their status renewal applications in time. That’s according to preliminary numbers released Thursday by the Department of Homeland Security. President Donald Trump last month announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, […]
Backyard chicken trend leads to more disease infections
2 days ago
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Backyard chicken trend leads to more disease infections

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. When his breathing became difficult, doctors detected a mass that appeared to be a tumor. For a week, Dan and DeAnna Gabriele thought their […]
Missouri proposes innovation corridor for Amazon's 2nd home
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Missouri proposes innovation corridor for Amazon's 2nd home

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials were submitting a bid Thursday for Amazon’s second headquarters that would involve an innovation corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis rather than a single location in one of the state’s major metropolitan areas. That proposal is in addition to individual applications submitted by Kansas City and St. […]
Missouri proposes innovation corridor for Amazon's 2nd home
2 days ago
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Missouri proposes innovation corridor for Amazon's 2nd home

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials were submitting a bid Thursday for Amazon’s second headquarters that would involve an innovation corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis rather than a single location in one of the state’s major metropolitan areas. That’s proposal is in addition to individual applications submitted by Kansas City and St. […]
Rick Pitino gives ESPN first interview since firing
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Rick Pitino gives ESPN first interview since firing

Former coach Rick Pitino talked to ESPN in detail about a federal investigation into the bribery of student-athletes was made public.
Court halts ruling allowing immigrant teen to have abortion
2 days ago
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Court halts ruling allowing immigrant teen to have abortion

HOUSTON (AP) — An appeals court has temporarily stayed a judge’s ruling that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a short ruling Thursday and scheduled a hearing for Friday morning. […]
Kentucky taking applications for roles in hemp program
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Kentucky taking applications for roles in hemp program

Kentucky agriculture officials say the application period has opened for people wanting to participate next year in the state's hemp research pilot program.
Kentucky park offering fly fishing workshop
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Kentucky park offering fly fishing workshop

Pine Mountain State Resort Park in eastern Kentucky is planning a two-day workshop for people wanting to learn about fly fishing.
Report: Medicaid enrollments, costs begin to stabilize
2 days ago
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Report: Medicaid enrollments, costs begin to stabilize

States are seeing more stability in their Medicaid programs after experiencing a surge in enrollment and costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that one of the major pillars of former President Barack Obama’s health overhaul may be nearing its peak. At the same time, they are experiencing a high level of uncertainty as […]
Elderly couples in wildfires' path died in each other's arms
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Elderly couples in wildfires' path died in each other's arms

AP Photo/Eric Risberg Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars. The vast majority of the 42 people killed in the wildfires that have ravaged Northern California were in their 70s and 80s. Several were […]
'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?
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'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?

AP Photo/Marta Lavandier ATLANTA (AP) — The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later. Some are calling it “murder insurance,” and say that […]
Armed robbery at Speedway store
2 days ago
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Armed robbery at Speedway store

A suspect with his face covered and armed with a gun robbed a Speedway Thursday morning.
Fight leads to shooting in Lexington
2 days ago
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Fight leads to shooting in Lexington

Three men get into a fight and one of them ends up shot.
Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance
2 days ago
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Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

AP Photo/Alex Brandon WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major “Obamacare” health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable. The unexpected assessment comes from consultants, policy experts, and state officials trying to discern […]
Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island
3 days ago
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Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won’t be from a remote drilling platform. Federal regulators are taking comments on a draft environmental statement for the Liberty Project, a proposal by a subsidiary of Houston-based Hilcorp to create an artificial […]
Older couples die together or cling to each other in fires
3 days ago
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Older couples die together or cling to each other in fires

AP Photo/Eric Risberg Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars. The vast majority of the 42 people killed in the wildfires that have ravaged Northern California were in their 70s and 80s. Several were […]
Obama returns to campaign trail for Dems in governor's races
3 days ago
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Obama returns to campaign trail for Dems in governor's races

AP Photo/Julio Cortez WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for next month’s elections. Thursday’s events mark the first time the former president is stepping back into the political spotlight since leaving the White […]
Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media
3 days ago
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Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday. The report by the nonprofit group Common Sense Media on the viewing habits of more than 1,400 children nationwide age 8 and under found that less-affluent […]
Unseasonably warm through the weekend…
3 days ago
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Unseasonably warm through the weekend…

Dry and unseasonably warm for the next four days but by next week, we could be looking at our first freeze of the year.
Living with Lyme
3 days ago
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Living with Lyme

It's fall, and for many people, that means camping. Camping can mean ticks, and ticks can lead to Lyme disease.
LPD:  Man robbed at gunpoint on Loudon Avenue
3 days ago
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LPD: Man robbed at gunpoint on Loudon Avenue

Lexington Police say a man walking in the 100 block of Loudon Avenue Wednesday night was robbed at gunpoint.
FCPS:  Student had unloaded shotgun in truck at school
3 days ago
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FCPS: Student had unloaded shotgun in truck at school

An 11th grader at The Learning Center in Lexington had an unloaded shotgun in his pickup truck at school on Wednesday, according to Fayette County Public Schools.
States ask US court to keep up health subsidies cut by Trump
3 days ago
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States ask US court to keep up health subsidies cut by Trump

AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Top government lawyers representing 19 U.S. states on Wednesday asked a federal judge in California to force the administration of President Donald Trump to make health care subsidy payments that Trump abruptly cut off last week. The monthly payments would normally be scheduled to go out Friday. […]
Judge orders government to allow abortion for immigrant teen
3 days ago
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Judge orders government to allow abortion for immigrant teen

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the government to allow a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant, who was detained after entering the country illegally, to undergo an abortion. After a brief hearing that included a testy exchange with government lawyers, Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered the government to move “promptly and without delay” to transport […]
Q-and-A: A look at most recent travel ban rulings
3 days ago
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Q-and-A: A look at most recent travel ban rulings

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta SEATTLE (AP) — So far, the third time isn’t the charm for President Donald Trump’s travel ban. As with his previous two attempts to bar travelers from certain predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States, his Travel Ban 3.0 has run into an immediate buzz saw in the courts. Federal […]
The Latest: Jury deliberating in trial of ex-Oklahoma cop
3 days ago
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The Latest: Jury deliberating in trial of ex-Oklahoma cop

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the fourth murder trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with killing his daughter’s black boyfriend (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Jurors in the fourth trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer accused of killing his daughter’s black boyfriend are deliberating a […]
Kentucky chiropractor makes deal to avoid felony charges
3 days ago
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Kentucky chiropractor makes deal to avoid felony charges

A Kentucky chiropractor originally charged with sexually abusing his patients has accepted a plea deal that could allow him to resume practicing within a year.
EKU prepares for targeted violence in light of recent attacks
3 days ago
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EKU prepares for targeted violence in light of recent attacks

In light of the recent targeted violence attack in Las Vegas, EKU Police says they have enhanced their training and response capabilities.
Kentucky man sentenced to 20 years for beating death of baby
3 days ago
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Kentucky man sentenced to 20 years for beating death of baby

A Kentucky man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the beating death of a 7-week-old boy.
Getting warmer…
3 days ago
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Getting warmer…

Our warm up really begins in earnest on Thursday as temperatures reach the middle 70s on our way to the lower 80s by Saturday.
FDA OKs 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer; 1st for adults
3 days ago
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FDA OKs 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer; 1st for adults

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a second gene therapy for blood cancer. The one-time treatment is for aggressive lymphoma in adults. The Food and Drug Administration approved sales of the therapy from Kite Pharma on Wednesday. The treatment involves removing immune system cells called T cells from a patient, reprogramming them to […]
Manhunt underway for gunman in Maryland office park shooting
3 days ago
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Manhunt underway for gunman in Maryland office park shooting

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal past who was fired from a job earlier this year for punching a colleague showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded. Less […]
Wolfe Co. man dead after hit and run collision
3 days ago
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Wolfe Co. man dead after hit and run collision

According to KSP, one man is dead after being hit while riding a bicycle.
Eric Conn’s alleged accomplice pleads not guilty
3 days ago
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Eric Conn’s alleged accomplice pleads not guilty

The man charged with helping fugitive lawyer Eric Conn escape pleads not guilty at initial court appearance.
Lexington Public Library unveils ‘Tiny Library’ program
3 days ago
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Lexington Public Library unveils ‘Tiny Library’ program

Lexington Public Library unveils the 'Tiny Library' program to make reading more accessible to the community.
PGA sets 2018 stop at Keene Trace Golf Club
3 days ago
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PGA sets 2018 stop at Keene Trace Golf Club

Professional golf is coming to the Commonwealth next year.
Ex-employee pleads not guilty to helping Eric Conn escape
3 days ago
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Ex-employee pleads not guilty to helping Eric Conn escape

An ex-employee of fugitive Kentucky lawyer Eric Conn has pleaded not guilty to charges of helping the attorney escape before his sentencing in a Social Security fraud case.
Former UK trustee, Ashland exec, giving $12M to university
3 days ago
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Former UK trustee, Ashland exec, giving $12M to university

A longtime donor and former University of Kentucky trustees has given $12 million to support an undergraduate center named for him.
Utah man will be tried for murder in girl's recorded suicide
3 days ago
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Utah man will be tried for murder in girl's recorded suicide

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has ruled an 18-year-old Utah man accused of helping a friend kill herself and filming the act because he was fascinated with death should stand trial for murder. Judge James Brady in a ruling Tuesday called the case unusual but said Tyerell Przybycien should be tried on allegations […]
Kentucky sets record for degrees, credentials awarded
3 days ago
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Kentucky sets record for degrees, credentials awarded

Kentucky's public and independent colleges and universities conferred a record 70,146 degrees and credentials during the 2016-17 academic year.
Murray State grad a contestant on “Survivor”
3 days ago
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Murray State grad a contestant on “Survivor”

A Murray State graduate who works in Louisville as a nurse is competing on this season's "Survivor" on CBS.
Site of Amazon's HQ2 has much to learn from Seattle
3 days ago
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Site of Amazon's HQ2 has much to learn from Seattle

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson SEATTLE (AP) — Memo to the many places vying for Amazon’s second headquarters: It ain’t all food trucks and free bananas. For years, much of downtown Seattle has been a maze of broken streets and caution-taped sidewalks. Dozens of enormous cranes tower overhead as double-length dump trucks hauling excavated dirt rumble past […]
Maryland office shooting suspect linked to Delaware shooting
3 days ago
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Maryland office shooting suspect linked to Delaware shooting

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said. He is also believed to be involved in a later shooting about 55 miles away in Wilmington, Delaware. There were no immediate reports […]
Correction: Self-Driving Cars Report story
3 days ago
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Correction: Self-Driving Cars Report story

BOSTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 17 about a Boston self-driving car study, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a computer simulation showed that the advent of self-driving cars would likely add vehicles to the roads. The analysis showed that while vehicles would travel longer distances, there would be fewer of them on roads. […]
Families of the fallen, and their presidents
3 days ago
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Families of the fallen, and their presidents

The Associated Press is speaking with family members who have lost loved ones in U.S. military operations and asking them about their interactions, if any, with the president at the time – George W. Bush, Barack Obama or Donald Trump. Here’s a sampling of their stories: A FAMILY LET DOWN After Army Sgt. Jonathon M. […]
Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up period
3 days ago
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Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up period

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Americans across the country are grappling with unanswered questions as they prepare to select their health insurance plans when the new sign-up period for the Affordable Care Act begins in two weeks. The uncertainty is especially pronounced in Iowa, which is seeking last-minute federal approval to revamp […]
Kentucky to move all new hires to 401(k)-style plan
3 days ago
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Kentucky to move all new hires to 401(k)-style plan

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Republican leaders say they will close the state’s troubled pension system for most new employees, offering them a 401(k)-style plan as they seek to stop the bleeding in one of the country’s worst funded public retirement plans. Gov. Matt Bevin and the state’s top two legislative leaders unveiled the plan […]
Blazes light up California pot farms ahead of legalization
3 days ago
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Blazes light up California pot farms ahead of legalization

AP Photo/Paul Elias GLEN ELLEN, Calif. (AP) — Desperate to see if wildfires had damaged his farm, Marcos Morales gunned his four-wheel-drive station wagon along the hidden dirt roads that crisscross Sonoma County vineyards. After evading police roadblocks and passing vintners’ well-tended pools and houses, he finally arrived to a disheartening sight: Scores of his […]
APNewsBreak: Mike Pence's brother plans to run for Congress
3 days ago
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APNewsBreak: Mike Pence's brother plans to run for Congress

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence’s older brothers, has filed a tax document indicating he will seek the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years. He formed the Greg Pence for Congress Committee on Monday, according to a filing with the Internal Revenue Service […]
Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed “disrespect”
3 days ago
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Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed “disrespect”

AP Photo/Susan Walsh WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed “disrespect” to the soldier’s loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body. Trump, engulfed in controversy over the appropriate way for presidents to show […]
Poll: Big partisan gap in views on gender equality in the US
3 days ago
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Poll: Big partisan gap in views on gender equality in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Does the United States still have hard work ahead of it in enabling women to attain equality with men? The answer, according to a new large-scale survey, may depend on whether it’s coming from a Democrat or a Republican. The survey, released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center , found a […]
Church sold for $10.5M, unclear where congregation will go
3 days ago
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Church sold for $10.5M, unclear where congregation will go

It's unclear where hundreds of people will worship after years of legal disagreements led to a Kentucky church being sold for $10.5 million to its lender.
For ornery shelter cats, 2nd chance is a job chasing mice
3 days ago
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For ornery shelter cats, 2nd chance is a job chasing mice

AP Photo/Matt Rourke PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gary wasn’t used to being around people. He didn’t like being touched, or even looked at. If anyone came too close, he’d lash out. He was perfect for the job. Because at the “Working Cats” program, no manners is no problem. Philadelphia’s Animal Care and Control Team established the […]
Sheriff's office: Multiple injuries at office park shooting
3 days ago
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Sheriff's office: Multiple injuries at office park shooting

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A sheriff’s office in northeastern Maryland says it is on the scene of a shooting at an office park. The Harford County Sheriff Office’s tweets that multiple injuries are reported at the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood. No other details were immediately released. As a precaution and on the advice of […]
Elvis house, Marilyn dresses, JFK radio up for auction
3 days ago
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Elvis house, Marilyn dresses, JFK radio up for auction

AP Photo/Jay Reeves TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Years before Elvis Presley became the King of Rock and Roll, the story goes, he lived in a small house up a hill from his elementary school in northeastern Mississippi and played with other kids in a nearby field. Fans now have a chance to buy that old […]
Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 children
3 days ago
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Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 children

SILSBEE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a woman and her five children were killed in a fire that destroyed their Texas home. Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis says the fire was reported at around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday near Silsbee, which is about 80 miles northeast of Houston. He says the family’s home, which he described […]
Trump reverses course on emerging Senate health care deal
3 days ago
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Trump reverses course on emerging Senate health care deal

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement, and top congressional Republicans and conservatives gave it a frosty reception. Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced their accord Tuesday after weeks […]
Jefferson told lawyers to read these; now they'll be online
3 days ago
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Jefferson told lawyers to read these; now they'll be online

AP Photo/Steve Helber CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thick tomes on the laws of England. Half a dozen legal dictionaries. Books on Roman law and maritime law. Those are some of the books Thomas Jefferson thought aspiring lawyers should be reading or using as reference. Now, almost 200 years after his death, the University of Virginia […]
Senate health care deal in doubt as Trump says he's opposed
3 days ago
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Senate health care deal in doubt as Trump says he's opposed

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement and top congressional Republicans and conservatives gave it a frosty reception. Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., announced their accord Tuesday after weeks […]
Up in smoke: Wildfires scorch California pot crop at harvest
4 days ago
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Up in smoke: Wildfires scorch California pot crop at harvest

AP Photo/Paul Elias GLEN ELLEN, Calif. (AP) — Desperate to see if wildfires had damaged his farm, Marcos Morales gunned his four-wheel-drive station wagon along the hidden dirt roads that crisscross Sonoma County vineyards. After evading police roadblocks and passing vintners’ well-tended pools and houses, he finally arrived to a disheartening sight: Scores of his […]
US Rep: Trump says fallen soldier knew what he signed up for
4 days ago
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US Rep: Trump says fallen soldier knew what he signed up for

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he “knew what he signed up for,” according to a Florida congresswoman. Rep. Frederica Wilson said she was in the car with Myeshia Johnson on the way to Miami International Airport to meet the body of Johnson’s husband, […]
Wooing Amazon with sun, fun … and giant buttons
4 days ago
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Wooing Amazon with sun, fun … and giant buttons

AP Photo/Brynn Anderson BOSTON (AP) — Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon’s much-vaunted second headquarters that they’re brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons. Literally. The Associated Press talked to the leaders of more than 50 cities or metropolitan regions about […]
Amazon has brought benefits – and disruption – to Seattle
4 days ago
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Amazon has brought benefits – and disruption – to Seattle

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson SEATTLE (AP) — Memo to the many places vying for Amazon’s second headquarters: It ain’t all food trucks and free bananas. For years, much of downtown Seattle has been a maze of broken streets and caution-taped sidewalks. Dozens of enormous cranes tower overhead as double-length dump trucks hauling excavated dirt rumble past […]
Big question for US cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 worth the price?
4 days ago
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Big question for US cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 worth the price?

AP Photo/Seth Wenig WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon’s second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: Is it worth it? Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning city would have to provide Amazon […]
Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care
4 days ago
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Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care

AP Photo/Gregory Bull SAN DIEGO (AP) — Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes’ husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it too, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right. […]
Women in California Capitol speak out against harassment
4 days ago
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Women in California Capitol speak out against harassment

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Women lawmakers, lobbyists and staffers in California’s Capitol are encouraging each other to share stories of sexual harassment in the workplace in an effort to show its pervasiveness and to ensure more men stand up against it. The open letter from nearly 150 women posted online Monday letter […]
Two men found shot at car crash scene
4 days ago
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Two men found shot at car crash scene

Lexington Police say two men were found shot in a car that crashed on Old Todds Road Tuesday night. 
Bannon boosts Flake challenger, snubs Trump plea to back off
4 days ago
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Bannon boosts Flake challenger, snubs Trump plea to back off

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon doubled down on his criticism of the GOP establishment at a Tuesday night fundraiser for a challenger to Arizona’s incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake. Bannon heaped disdain on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other incumbent Republicans, saying they failed President Donald Trump […]
Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue
4 days ago
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Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez SAN DIEGO (AP) — Northern California homeowners allege in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. failed to adequately protect its power lines before the region’s deadly wildfires, a theory that state investigators are considering as they try to determine the cause. The lawsuit in San Francisco Superior […]
Almost perfect fall weather…
4 days ago
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Almost perfect fall weather…

Expect another chilly night as temperatures drop to the lower 40s to upper 30s
Smithfield Foods & Kroger donate to God’s Pantry Food Bank
4 days ago
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Smithfield Foods & Kroger donate to God’s Pantry Food Bank

Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes initiative joined forces with Kroger Tuesday to donate more than 39,000 pounds of protein to God's Pantry Food Bank. 
Lexington man convicted of threatening to kill federal prosecutor
4 days ago
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Lexington man convicted of threatening to kill federal prosecutor

A Mexican National in Lexington was convicted on charges of threatening to murder an Assistant U.S. Attorney and solicitation to murder an officer of the United States, according to federal prosecutors.
Governor signs charter school legislation
4 days ago
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Governor signs charter school legislation

Governor Bevin, ceremonially signed a bill Tuesday that enables the creation of public charter schools for the first time in the Commonwealth.
Lexington begins removing Confederate statues downtown
4 days ago
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Lexington begins removing Confederate statues downtown

The City of Lexington has begun removing two Confederate statues from downtown.
Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student's slaying
4 days ago
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Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student's slaying

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death “because of his race,” a Maryland prosecutor said. Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced the grand jury indictment against Sean Urbanski at a news conference in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. […]
A slow warm up…
4 days ago
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A slow warm up…

Expect dry and pleasant daytime and chilly nighttime temperatures for the next five days.
Men get “R.E.A.L.” in the classroom
4 days ago
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Men get “R.E.A.L.” in the classroom

Fayette County Public Schools is looking to get more men involved in elementary education.
LPD: Man shot in head on Chestnut Street
4 days ago
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LPD: Man shot in head on Chestnut Street

Lexington Fire Department confirms shots were fired 5 p.m. Tuesday at Fourth and Chestnut Streets. 
Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student's slaying
4 days ago
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Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student's slaying

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death “because of his race,” a Maryland prosecutor said. Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced the grand jury indictment against Sean Urbanski at a news conference in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. […]
'Praying to have business': Workers hit hard by wildfires
4 days ago
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'Praying to have business': Workers hit hard by wildfires

AP Photo/Eric Risberg SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Outside one of the first shops to reopen for business on an empty central square in California wine country, clerk Rhiannon Lorenzini swept the sidewalks as the sky cleared of ash more than a week after the state’s deadliest group of wildfires ignited. In a wine region that […]
Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban
4 days ago
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Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

AP Photo/Caleb Jones HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor.” It was the third set of travel restrictions issued by President Donald […]
Four children in car seats injured in crash
4 days ago
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Four children in car seats injured in crash

Four children in car seats were injured Tuesday afternoon in a crash that closed Old Frankfort Pike in Woodford County, according to police.
Man admits fatally shooting daughter over lack of 'respect'
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Man admits fatally shooting daughter over lack of 'respect'

CLEVELAND (AP) — A suburban Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his daughter while she slept, saying he believed she disrespected his rules by coming home late and not cleaning her room. Jamal Mansour, of Rocky River, pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault and has been sentenced to 22 years […]
Chinese nationals indicted on illegal drug manufacturing
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Chinese nationals indicted on illegal drug manufacturing

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Chinese nationals have been indicted on charges they manufactured tons of fentanyl and other powerful narcotics that were then peddled in the United States, killing at least four people and seriously injuring five others, Justice Department officials announced Tuesday. Authorities said the men controlled one of the most […]
FCPS:  Student brought loaded gun to Bryan Station Middle
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FCPS: Student brought loaded gun to Bryan Station Middle

Fayette County Public Schools says an eighth grader at Bryan Station Middle School brought a loaded gun to school on Tuesday.
DA who dropped Weinstein case rethinking campaign donations
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DA who dropped Weinstein case rethinking campaign donations

AP Photo/Branden Camp NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan district attorney who declined to charge Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual abuse case says he will stop taking campaign contributions pending a review by an outside ethics group. Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has come under fire for accepting thousands of dollars from a lawyer who […]
Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban
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Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

AP Photo/Caleb Jones HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the Trump administration Tuesday from enforcing its latest travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted Hawaii’s request to temporarily block the policy that was to be implemented starting early Wednesday. He found Trump’s […]
Kentucky governor says pension announcement coming soon
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Kentucky governor says pension announcement coming soon

Kentucky's Republican governor says he is close to calling state lawmakers back into session so they can make changes to one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems.
UPDATE:  Chicago fires 2 officers in United passenger dragging case
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UPDATE: Chicago fires 2 officers in United passenger dragging case

The Chicago Department of Aviation fired two security officers involved in dragging a doctor from Kentucky off a United Airlines flight after he refused to give up his seat.
UPDATE:  Reward offered for information in bank robbery
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UPDATE: Reward offered for information in bank robbery

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) involved in a bank robbery in London last week.
Woman charged with drowning infant son, another child
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Woman charged with drowning infant son, another child

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware’s largest city have charged a woman with drowning her infant son and the baby’s 5-year-old half brother. Wilmington Police Chief Robert Tracy said at a news conference Tuesday that officers found a 3-month-old boy and a 5-year-old boy drowned in a bathtub Monday morning. Thirty-year-old Kula Pelima, the […]
The Latest: Friend says Florida woman bawled before trip
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The Latest: Friend says Florida woman bawled before trip

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on the case of a Nebraska man charged with assisting in his girlfriend’s suicide (all times local): 1 p.m. A friend of a Florida woman who flew to Nebraska to kill herself says the woman never mentioned to him that she had been diagnosed with cancer. Kenny Johnson, of […]
Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case
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Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri appeals court has thrown out a $72 million award to a woman who claimed talcum powder made by Johnson & Johnson contributed to her ovarian cancer. The Missouri Eastern District court ruled Tuesday that Missouri was not the proper jurisdiction for a lawsuit filed by 62-year-old Jacqueline Fox, of […]
NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driver
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NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driver

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The pilot in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history was likely impaired by opioids and sedatives when he ignored weather warnings and flew the ride into a power line, investigators said Tuesday. Besides Valium and oxycodone, there was a high enough dosage of the over-the-counter antihistamine Benadryl in […]
325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her
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325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child, The Pensacola News Journal reported. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report identified Posey as the girl’s cousin. […]
Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration
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Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

AP Photo/Susan Walsh WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s drug czar, is withdrawing from consideration following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government’s authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. Marino “has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration […]
Indictment: Fugitive Kentucky lawyer had help in his escape
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Indictment: Fugitive Kentucky lawyer had help in his escape

A federal indictment claims a fugitive Kentucky lawyer involved in a Social Security fraud case had help in the escape plot he hatched a year before his disappearance.
Manager hired for new Old Forester Distillery in Kentucky
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Manager hired for new Old Forester Distillery in Kentucky

Brown-Forman Corp. has hired a manager for its Old Forester Distillery in Louisville.
Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self
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Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self

WEEPING WATER, Neb. (AP) — Investigators say a Nebraska man facing an assisted suicide charge in his Florida girlfriend’s death believed she had stage-four cancer, but an autopsy didn’t find any tumors. Cass County sheriff’s deputies charged Matthew J. Stubbendieck, 41, of Weeping Water last week in the death of 38-year-old Alicia Wilemon-Sullivan of Orange […]
Trump's claim about predecessors, fallen troops disputed
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Trump's claim about predecessors, fallen troops disputed

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais WASHINGTON (AP) — For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. President Donald Trump’s suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters. “He’s a deranged animal,” […]
LPD: Man shot walking home
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LPD: Man shot walking home

Lexington police say a man was shot while walking home.
LPD:  Man used mace to rob disabled Lexington woman
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LPD: Man used mace to rob disabled Lexington woman

A man is accused of macing a woman and robbing her at gunpoint in her Lexington home.
Bergdahl guilty pleas leave room for drama at sentencing
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Bergdahl guilty pleas leave room for drama at sentencing

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s guilty plea to charges of endangering comrades in Afghanistan has set up a dramatic sentencing hearing that could land him in prison for life. Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after leaving his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009, pleaded […]
Trump's claim about predecessors, fallen troops disputed
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Trump's claim about predecessors, fallen troops disputed

AP Photo/Alex Brandon WASHINGTON (AP) — For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. President Donald Trump’s suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters. “He’s a deranged animal,” Alyssa […]
Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter
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Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump waded back into Southern politics Monday, showering praise on one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. At a closed-door campaign fundraiser, Trump praised McMaster as his “friend” and “compatriot” and predicted McMaster would be the state’s governor for “many years,” according to […]
Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl
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Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

AP Photo/Steven Senne BOSTON (AP) — A new study inspired by Boston’s early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. The report, released Tuesday by the Boston Consulting Group and the World Economic Forum, is a […]
Kentucky Horse Park to host inaugural Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo
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Kentucky Horse Park to host inaugural Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo

The Kentucky Horse Park announced Monday it will host the inaugural Bluegrass Rockin’ Rodeo, Nov. 17-18 in the Alltech Arena.
Driver accused of being under the influence, causing crash
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Driver accused of being under the influence, causing crash

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says the driver of a car was under the influence when he rear-ended another car Monday night.
McCain condemns 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in speech
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McCain condemns 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in speech

AP Photo/Matt Rourke PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain jabbed Monday night at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics, saying at his National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia that abandoning America’s role as an international leader is “unpatriotic.” The six-term Republican senator from Arizona made the remarks after receiving the award for a […]
911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'
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911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasingly agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 […]
Pitino’s out. What’s next?
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Pitino’s out. What’s next?

Rick Pitino has officially been fired. So, what happens now?