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This undated photo released by the Louisville (Kentucky) Police shows Louisville Police Det. Joshua Jaynes, left, and Police Det. Myles Cosgrove. City officials on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, announced the firing of Jaynes and Cosgrove for their actions in the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky. (Louisville Police via AP)

2 detectives involved in Breonna Taylor's death are fired

Jan. 6, 2021 5:43 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two more officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor have been fired — a detective believed to have fired the fatal shot and another who sought the search warrant that led to the deadly raid, authorities announced Wednesday. The announcement came moments after...

Green Jr. carries E. Kentucky over Austin Peay 80-75

Jan. 2, 2021 8:04 PM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wendell Green Jr. scored a season-high 30 points as Eastern Kentucky narrowly defeated Austin Peay 80-75 on Saturday. Green, a true freshman, made 5 of 7 3-pointers and helped the Colonels foil Austin Peay's chance at matching its best 10-game start since the 2000-2001 season....

People wearing face masks walk near a banner displaying precautions against the coronavirus in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea reports biggest daily death toll so far

Dec. 28, 2020 9:56 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says 40 more coronavirus patients have died in the past 24 hours, the highest daily number since the pandemic began. Officials also reported 1,046 new confirmed coronavirus infections Tuesday, taking the total caseload to 58,725, with 859 deaths. South Korea's previous...

Volunteers wearing face masks wave after they load boxes onto a delivery truck during an event to send Christmas gifts for the underprivileged in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. The Korea Youth Foundation sent Christmas gifts using a courier to help prevent against the coronavirus as the social distancing measures. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Coronavirus cases keep rising in South Korea

Dec. 22, 2020 11:34 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has added 1,092 new coronavirus cases in a resurgence that is erasing hard-won epidemiological gains and eroding public confidence in the government’s ability to handle the outbreak. The national caseload has jumped by a quarter in the last two weeks alone, the...

A woman wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks near the display of South Korea's capital Seoul logo in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea tightens pandemic rules over virus surge

Dec. 22, 2020 1:43 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea will limit private social gatherings to fewer than five people and shut down ski resorts and major tourist spots nationwide starting on Christmas Eve as it contends with a surge in coronavirus infections. The restrictions announced Tuesday extend to a national level similar...

Kentucky Supreme Court: Online poker site must pay state $1B

Dec. 17, 2020 7:24 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday that an online poker company must pay more than $1 billion to the state for illegal gambling losses in a court battle that began a decade ago. The ruling from the state's high court reinstated a Franklin Circuit Court judgement against...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2020 photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

High court denies Kentucky religious school's plea to reopen

Dec. 17, 2020 7:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block an order by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear that bars in-person K-12 education until early January in areas hard hit by COVID-19, rejecting a plea from a private religious school. The court said in an unsigned opinion that Beshear's order will...

This photo provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Robert Brown.  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Brown and Christopher Osteen escaped Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 from Northwest Correctional Complex in Lake County, Tennessee. The inmates are considered armed and dangerous. (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP)

Authorities in Tennessee, Kentucky look for escaped inmates

Dec. 12, 2020 4:00 PM EST

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities searched Saturday for two Tennessee inmates who escaped prison, kidnapped a Kentucky highway department employee and stole a resident's truck, officials said. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Robert Brown and Christopher Osteen escaped Friday morning from Northwest...

Owners of The Black Italian restaurant and catering service, Paula Hunter, left, and her husband Anthony Hunter in their empty restaurant in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. The Hunter's spun off their catering service into a restaurant but now, hit with a recent statewide order closing restaurants to indoor dining until mid-December, the couple is hoping for another round of federal aid to hang on until vaccines can conquer the virus. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Hardships mount in Kentucky as COVID-19 relief talks drag on

Dec. 4, 2020 5:56 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Paula and Anthony Hunter spun off their catering service into a restaurant serving Italian food with a “touch of soul” right before the coronavirus hit. Soon, both Louisville businesses slammed to a halt, and the couple relied on federal relief to help stay afloat. They...

Federal judges uphold Kentucky governor's virus school order

Nov. 29, 2020 1:36 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals panel has upheld Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's order to stop in-person classes at religious schools during the coronavirus pandemic. A three-member panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Sunday issued a stay of a federal judge’s...