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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) celebrates after scoring on a 5-yard pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Column: Smith-Schuster fires up foes through jigs and digs

Jan. 12, 2021 2:31 AM EST

Say this about Ju-Ju Smith-Schuster: he sure knows how to fire up foes through jigs and digs alike. Baker Mayfield trolled the Steelers star Sunday night, bellowing, “The Browns is the Browns!” as he hurried to join his delirious teammates following Cleveland’s 48-37 AFC wild card win at...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, former Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields speaks after being named the new Louisville, Ky., police chief. Louisville city leaders praised Shields, who has been hired to oversee their struggling department in the wake of Breonna Taylor's death, but some critics questioned if she was the right choice after a rocky departure from her previous job. (Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal via AP, File)

Police chief's past sows doubts in wake of Taylor's death

Jan. 8, 2021 2:00 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville city leaders praised the former Atlanta police chief who has been hired to oversee their struggling department in the wake of Breonna Taylor's death, but some critics questioned if she was the right choice after a rocky departure from her previous job. Erika Shields was...

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...

Two Kentucky detectives involved in raid that left Breonna Taylor dead have been fired.

Jan. 6, 2021 11:41 AM EST
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky detectives involved in raid that left Breonna Taylor dead have been fired.
The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during the funeral of Andre Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 at First Church of God in Columbus, Ohio.  Hill, a 47-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by Columbus Division of Police Officer Adam Coy in the early morning of Dec. 22, 2020 after officers responded to a non-emergency call in the area.  (Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Sharpton: Firing officer who killed Andre Hill is not enough

Jan. 5, 2021 5:33 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The life of Andre Hill was commemorated Tuesday morning as family and lawmakers called for justice to be brought against the white Columbus police officer who fatally shot the 47-year-old days before Christmas. “We don’t want your sympathy. We want justice,” the...

Kentucky lawmakers convene amid COVID-19 challenges

Jan. 5, 2021 5:20 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers flexed their political muscle as Kentucky's legislature convened Tuesday, promoting legislation to scale back the Democratic governor's emergency powers and give the state’s anti-abortion attorney general new authority to regulate abortion clinics. ...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky.  In news reported on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, Louisville police have taken steps that could result in the firing of an officer who sought the no-knock search warrant that led detectives to the apartment where Taylor was fatally shot. (Courtesy of Taylor Family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File)

Kentucky detectives in Breonna Taylor case face termination

Jan. 4, 2021 4:22 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police detective facing termination in connection with his role in the raid that left Breonna Taylor dead has met with his police chief, an attorney said Monday. Detectives Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes received notice last week from Louisville Police Interim Chief...

Woman known for giving food to protesters loses home in fire

Jan. 2, 2021 9:25 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chaunda Lee walked through her Louisville home Sunday afternoon for the first time since Christmas Day, when a fire destroyed nearly everything inside. Stepping over broken glass and ashes littered across her porch, Lee carried with her one of her few possessions that hadn’t...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. While Senate leader Mitch McConnell is at the center of talks on another coronavirus relief bill, hardships are mounting in his home state of Kentucky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Kentucky GOP lawmakers ready to wield clout in 2021 session

Jan. 2, 2021 9:02 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After months of watching mostly from the sidelines as Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear doled out pandemic relief and issued orders to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Republican lawmakers are ready to put their own imprint on policymaking in Kentucky. Republicans begin this year's...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks back to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

GOP rebuffs Trump on $2K aid, defense as Congress wraps up

Jan. 2, 2021 12:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate wrapped up a rare New Year's Day session with Republicans rejecting President Donald Trump's demand for $2,000 COVID-19 aid checks and overriding his veto of a sweeping defense bill, an unusual one-two rebuke at the end of a chaotic Congress. Democrats tried a final time to...