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Big question for Amazon’s 2 chosen cities: Will it pay off?

The awarding of Amazon’s second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost?

Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Its New York location will be in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, while its Arlington offices will be located in an area called National Landing.

WATCH: Long-time Amazon workers losing benefits after minimum wage hike

Amazon's announcement that it would raise its hourly minimum wage to $15 has been seen as a win for workers. But some longtime employees say they are losing out.

Amazon is boosting its minimum wage to $15 per hour

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month. The company said Tuesday that the...

Alexa is everywhere, even the microwave

Amazon wants the most basic of tasks to be controlled by voice, from microwaving potatoes to switching up the music in the car.

Amazon is 2nd US company to reach $1 trillion market value

Amazon has become the second publicly traded company to be worth $1 trillion, hot on the heels of Apple.

Red Cross offering gift card to donors during blood shortage

The American Red Cross is adding an incentive for donors as a way to encourage people to give blood during an emergency shortage of all blood types.

Amazon says it’s working to resolve glitches

The hiccups could mute sales and send shoppers elsewhere on one of Amazon's busiest sales days.

Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers...

Amazon flexes muscles, Seattle backs down on business tax

City leaders said they plan to repeal a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses, an about-face just a month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for efforts to combat a growing homelessness crisis.

Amazon holding hiring event in Lexington for 600 jobs

Amazon says the positions are full-time, permanent roles for its fulfillment operations.

Louisville not getting Amazon’s second headquarters

Louisville misses out to be site of Amazon's second headquarters.

Businesses, schools, hospital working around water main break

Water main break near Leestown corridor causing issues for businesses and schools.

Former school turning into home for women veterans

The former Trapp Elementary is becoming a transitional home for women veterans when returning from service.

Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Covington, Kentucky, alleges that Dane Lane and Allegra Schawe-Lane were targeted with threats, slurs and sexual harassment by numerous colleagues at their shipping facility

Bevin: Kentucky breaks record for business investments

Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky has surpassed its record for business investments in less than half a year. The record pace has been fueled by three separate billion-dollar announcements.

House agrees to tax break aimed at new Amazon hub

Kentucky House of Representatives has approved a bill aimed at giving online retailer Amazon a tax break on the purchase of jet fuel as part of its decision to locate a major air hub in northern Kentucky.

Amazon Picks Kentucky Airport as Site for Air Cargo Hub

Online retail giant Amazon says it will build an air cargo hub expected to employ more than 2,000 people at a northern Kentucky airport south of Cincinnati.

LPD: Note mentioning gun found at Amazon in Lexington

Police say a handwritten note that mentions a gun was found Monday afternoon at a Lexington business.

Amazon to host hiring event in Lexington

Amazon Fulfillment Centers in Lexington will be hosting a hiring event Friday and Saturday at the Clarion Hotel.

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Student arrested, accused of making threat at Harlan County High School

The 15-year old was arrested at school and taken to a juvenile detention center, according to deputies.

London man arrested for rape

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says detectives arrested a 45-year-old London man Monday night on a warrant for rape charges.