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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear says protesters who hung an effigy of him were trying to use “fear and terror

Kentucky election laws draw court challenge amid virus

May. 27, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new law requiring people to show a government-issued photo ID to vote drew a court challenge Wednesday from groups seeking widespread use of mail-in absentee ballots for the fall election, eager to protect voters fearful of coronavirus spread. The groups argued in a...

A general view of the Philippe-Chatrier tennis court with its new retractable roof during a media tour at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The French open will moving to September from the end of May because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest: Canucks considering moving training camp to U.S.

May. 27, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NHL’s Vancouver Canucks are considering moving training camp to the United States because of Canada’s 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement for those arriving in the country. Canucks general manager Jim...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020 file photo Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks to the press at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear says protesters who hung an effigy of him were trying to use “fear and terror

Man who hanged effigy of Kentucky governor fired from job

May. 27, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A protester who participated in hanging an effigy of Kentucky's governor at an armed rally on the State Capitol grounds has been fired from his job at an auto dealer. Neil Huffman Auto Group said it terminated the unidentified employee after an internal review, saying it “does...

Louisville Police: 1 child found shot, 1 injured after crash

May. 27, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One child was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and another for injuries from a broken glass after they were both found inside a car that had struck a telephone pole Tuesday afternoon in Louisville, police said. Officers located the children after getting reports about a shooting in...

Kentucky responds to coronavirus outbreak at nursing home

May. 26, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An outbreak of coronavirus cases at a Kentucky nursing home forced the evacuation of dozens of residents to hospitals, state officials said Tuesday. Thirty-nine residents and 20 staff members at Nazareth Clifton in Louisville tested positive for the virus last week, said state Health...

FILE - In this March 27, 1962, file photo, President John F. Kennedy, left, receives a silver bowl from William J. Small, with station WHAS in Louisville, Ky., in a Washington ceremony. Small, representing the Radio-TV News Directors Association, presented the bowl at the conclusion of an

William Small, 'hero to journalism' at CBS, NBC, dies at 93

May. 25, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime broadcast news executive William J. Small, who led CBS News' Washington coverage during the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and Watergate and was later president of NBC News and United Press International, died Sunday, CBS News said. He was 93. Small, whose career spanned from...

Police: 2 officers didn't help slain domestic abuse victim

May. 22, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky police officers were charged with failing to help a domestic violence victim who weeks later was allegedly killed by her boyfriend, investigators said. Louisville Metro Police Officer Kiersten Holman and Officer Cody Luckett were charged Friday with failing to provide...

Prosecutor to drop charge against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend

May. 22, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor is moving to dismiss an attempted murder charge against the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, who shot a police officer as they entered Taylor's home. Tom Wine, Louisville's top prosecutor, announced Friday that the case needs more investigation and he wants to let...

FILE - In this March 19, 2020, file photo, Bianca Austin composes herself before making remarks during a vigil for her niece, Breonna Taylor, outside the Judicial Center in downtown Louisville, Ky. A high-profile civil rights attorney says, Taylor, a black emergency medical worker fatally shot by police in Kentucky was “executed” in her home. Benjamin Crump made the comment Wednesday, May 20, 2020, to the Louisville public safety committee, which heard testimony about Breonna Taylor's death. (Sam Upshaw/Courier Journal via AP, File)

Louisville chief, under fire in black woman's death, retires

May. 21, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police chief is abruptly retiring as calls for his ouster intensified in the wake of a fatal shooting by officers of a black woman in her home. Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad sent out a letter to officers Thursday afternoon, saying there have been “a lot of...

FILE - In this March 19, 2020, file photo, Bianca Austin composes herself before making remarks during a vigil for her niece, Breonna Taylor, outside the Judicial Center in downtown Louisville, Ky. A high-profile civil rights attorney says, Taylor, a black emergency medical worker fatally shot by police in Kentucky was “executed” in her home. Benjamin Crump made the comment Wednesday, May 20, 2020, to the Louisville public safety committee, which heard testimony about Breonna Taylor's death. (Sam Upshaw/Courier Journal via AP, File)

Attorney: Breonna Taylor 'executed' by police in her home

May. 20, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A black emergency medical worker fatally shot by police serving a narcotics search warrant in Kentucky was “executed” in her home, a high-profile civil rights attorney said Wednesday. Benjamin Crump's remark to the Louisville public safety committee came during...