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COVID-19 problems magnified for refugees

Jan. 23, 2021 10:58 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult and isolating for Kentuckians across the state, but those challenges have been amplified for refugees who have come to the area fleeing persecution or conflict. Whether it’s trying to learn English online, figuring out new technology or...

Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma shouts during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Saul Young/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Westbrook sparks No. 3 UConn to win over No. 25 Tennessee

Jan. 21, 2021 10:33 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It couldn't have been a better script for Evina Westbrook's return to Rocky Top. UConn's redshirt junior guard, who transferred from Tennessee two years ago, connected on back to back fourth-quarter 3-pointers to spark the No. 3 Huskies (9-0) to a 67-61 victory over the No. 25 Lady...

Nonprofit forms to support Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

Jan. 21, 2021 4:35 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Friends of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park has launched as a nonprofit organization to raise money and support the park in northeastern Kentucky. The group's mission is simply to support the park however possible, said Scott Hill, president of the newly formed organization....

This Sept. 10, 2014 photo shows a partially burned-out sign on the exterior of the Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, an auction house soliciting bids for the right to press the button to implode the shuttered casino stopped the effort after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from billionaire Carl Icahn, who owns the property. Icahn says the auction would have promoted something he considered to be a safety risk, and said he will replace the $175,000 that would have gone to the Boys Girls Club of Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Carl Icahn nixes charity bid to blow up ex-Trump casino

Jan. 18, 2021 3:16 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An auction house trying to raise money for a youth charity by soliciting bids to blow up a former casino once owned by President Donald Trump called off the effort Monday after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from conservative billionaire Carl Icahn. Icahn told The Associated...

FILE - In this April 18, 2020, file photo, tents line a sidewalk on Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. A coalition in California is proposing legislation to boost taxes on wealthy multi-national corporations to raise more than $2 billion a year to end homelessness. Supporters say Assembly Bill 71, if approved, would

Proposed corporate tax hike in California would aid homeless

Jan. 13, 2021 6:20 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California coalition is proposing legislation to boost taxes on wealthy multinational corporations to raise more than $2 billion a year to house tens of thousands of homeless people, addressing what has become a worsening problem in the country's most populous state. Supporters say...

Connecticut's Tyrese Martin (4) shoots over DePaul's Romeo Weems during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Unexpected win has UConn fans downing hot sauce for charity

Jan. 13, 2021 4:57 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn fan Bryan Jackson says he thought his taste buds were safe when he joked last week on Twitter that he'd drink a spoonful of hot sauce if his Huskies came from behind to beat Marquette. After all, it was already the second half, UConn was down by 18 points and its best player,...

Connecticut's Tyrese Martin (4) shoots over DePaul's Romeo Weems during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Unexpected win has UConn fans downing hot sauce for charity

Jan. 13, 2021 2:58 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn fan Bryan Jackson says he thought his taste buds were safe when he joked last week on Twitter that he'd drink a spoonful of hot sauce if his Huskies came from behind to beat Marquette. After all, it was already the second half, UConn was down by 18 points and its best player,...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson speaks during a news conference for the opening of Parisian Macao in Macau.  Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

With Sheldon Adelson's death, Netanyahu loses key supporter

Jan. 12, 2021 1:46 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday mourned the passing of U.S. casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, one of Netanyahu’s staunchest American supporters, lauding his efforts to bolster ties between the U.S. and Israel that helped drive pro-Israel policy under the...

10 winners announced for I Love My Librarian Award

Jan. 11, 2021 10:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In Hayward, California, library director Jayanti Addleman was cited for her “inspiring optimism and extensive expertise” during the ongoing pandemic. At Washburn University, in Topeka, Kansas, librarian Sean Bird made sure that students now taking all courses online because of...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Gov. Andy Beshear proposed an infusion of aid into Kentucky's coronavirus-battered economy on Thursday evening, Jan. 7, 2021, announcing an ambitious budget plan that includes down-payments on his long-running goals of raising salaries for teachers and boosting public education funding.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Kentucky governor proposes quick virus aid in budget plan

Jan. 7, 2021 9:11 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear proposed an infusion of aid into Kentucky's coronavirus-battered economy on Thursday evening, announcing an ambitious budget plan that includes down-payments on his long-running goals of raising salaries for teachers and boosting public education funding. The...