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No. 1 South Carolina wins 28th straight 87-69 over 'Cats

Feb. 02, 2023 22:14 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley's pleased South Carolina had made its once-lopsided series with UConn more competitive the past few years. She hopes her top-ranked team can accomplish another milestone when the teams meet for a top-five showdown on Sunday. “It...

Daughter charged after mom's body found in Chicago freezer

Feb. 02, 2023 20:12 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has been accused of keeping her mother's dead body in a freezer for nearly two years while living in a nearby apartment. Eva Bratcher, 69, appeared in court Thursday on charges of concealing her 96-year-old mother’s death and possessing a fraudulent...

Decisions loom for pandemic-era Medicaid enrollees

Feb. 02, 2023 18:04 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Some Kentuckians who signed up for Medicaid during the COVID-19 pandemic will soon have to shop around to maintain health insurance coverage, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The Democratic governor said his administration intends to help people through the...

Kentucky lawmakers press for more juvenile justice changes

Feb. 02, 2023 15:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A group of Kentucky lawmakers called for new leadership Thursday in the state's troubled juvenile justice agency, saying someone from outside the system should be brought in to make changes to quell violent outbursts in the youth detention centers. The...

Kentucky seeks to relocate historic bridge

Feb. 02, 2023 04:16 AM EST

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky transportation officials are seeking a new home for a historic bridge that's being replaced next year. The Georges Creek Bridge, which was closed to traffic in 2019, is located on Kentucky 581 in Lawrence County. The Parker pony truss...

Florida upends No. 2 Tennessee 67-54 behind Colin Castleton

Feb. 01, 2023 22:26 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Colin Castleton is accustomed to being double-teamed every time he touches the ball, so he was pleasantly surprised — maybe even downright stunned — when Tennessee opted to guard him with a single defender in the second half. “I’ve got to take...

Tornado-relief payments come under scrutiny in Kentucky

Feb. 01, 2023 18:17 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Some people unaffected by tornadoes that ravaged Kentucky in late 2021 were mistakenly sent payments from a relief fund funneling private donations into the region, the state treasurer's office said Wednesday. State Treasurer Allison Ball's office said it...

Grammy predictions: AP writers debate who'll win on Sunday

Feb. 01, 2023 14:11 PM EST

The Beyhive is all abuzz over the possibility that Beyoncé will have a chance to make Grammy history this year, which should make for an exciting awards show as she's up against heavy hitters Adele, Kendrick Lamar and Harry Styles. She'll need just four more trophies to ascend to...

Economic development projects add jobs in northern Kentucky

Feb. 01, 2023 04:12 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A company's expansion in northern Kentucky is creating more than 400 jobs in the region while bolstering the state's logistics and distribution sector, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Whitehorse Freight added a new facility in Kenton County in response to growth and...

Seniors help Kentucky pull away for 75-66 win over Ole Miss

Jan. 31, 2023 23:47 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Antonio Reeves came off the bench to score a season-high 27 points, Oscar Tshiebwe had a double-double and Kentucky pulled away for a 75-66 victory over Mississippi on Tuesday night. Reeves sank 8 of 12 shots from the floor, including 6 of 7 from 3-point range,...