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This undated photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor  in Louisville, Ky.  Three months after plainclothes detectives serving a warrant busted into Tylor's apartment on March 13, 2020, and shot the 26-year-old Black woman to death, only one of the three officers who opened fire has lost his job.  Calls for action against the officers have gotten louder during a national reckoning over racism and police brutality following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.  (Photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP)

Officers in deadly Breonna Taylor raid thought she was alone

Jul. 9, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police officers who fatally shot Breonna Taylor while serving a warrant were told she should be home alone because the main target of the narcotics investigation was elsewhere, according to an interview with one of the detectives who served the warrant. Taylor was shot...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear holds up a face mask while speaking about the novel coronavirus during a news conference at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Sunday, April 26, 2020. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

Kentucky gov: New requirements coming as COVID-19 cases rise

Jul. 8, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has promised new health requirements after the state recorded a second-straight day of increased COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. Kentucky reported 402 new cases on Wednesday and 371 on Tuesday, two of the highest days of daily cases the state has recorded...

Kentucky State Fair announces concert performers

Jul. 8, 2020 4:18 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Next month's Kentucky State Fair will include concerts from 24 bands over 11 nights. The State Fair on Tuesday announced the acts for the concert series from Aug. 20 to 30. All concerts are free with paid gate admission to the fair at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville. Among the...

GE Appliances to expand production, add 260 jobs

Jul. 7, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — GE Appliances announced Tuesday that it plans to expand production and add 260 new jobs at its manufacturing complex in Louisville, Kentucky. A $62 million investment will expand production of washers, dryers, dishwashers and refrigerators in the 750-acre manufacturing complex known...

A ground mural depicting a portrait of Breonna Taylor is seen at Chambers Park, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. The mural honors Taylor, a 26-year old Black woman who was fatally shot by police in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment. The artwork was a team effort by the Banneker-Douglass Museum, the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, and Future History Now, a youth organization that focuses on mural projects. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Breonna Taylor's family argues police had no cause for raid

Jul. 7, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police called off a warrant search of Breonna Taylor’s apartment after a drug suspect was located elsewhere, but then went ahead with the deadly raid to look for other suspects with no connection to Taylor, her family says in a new court filing. Taylor, a emergency...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, injured Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving applauds his teammates from the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, in New York. Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor. Irving is producing “#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR,” which will debut Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 7 p.m. EDT on the PlayersTv digital and broadcast network.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Kyrie Irving's TV program calls for action in Taylor's death

Jul. 7, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is joining rapper Common and others for a TV special calling for action following the death of Breonna Taylor. Irving is producing “#SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR,” which will debut Wednesday at 7 p.m. EDT on the PlayersTv digital and broadcast...

A ground mural depicting a portrait of Breonna Taylor is seen at Chambers Park, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. The mural honors Taylor, a 26-year old Black woman who was fatally shot by police in her Louisville, Ky., apartment. The artwork was a team effort by the Banneker-Douglass Museum, the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, and Future History Now, a youth organization that focuses on mural projects. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

7,000-square-foot Breonna Taylor mural put in Maryland park

Jul. 6, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A 7,000-square-foot (650-square-meter) mural honoring Breonna Taylor, a 26-year old Black woman who was fatally shot by police in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment, has been put in a Maryland park. Nearly 30 volunteers and 10 teaching artists finished the project in...

Louisville mural remembers Breonna Taylor, others

Jul. 6, 2020 4:07 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A mural of Breonna Taylor and other Black people killed at the hands of police has been unveiled in Louisville, Kentucky. Family members of Taylor attended the unveiling of the mural Sunday in downtown Louisville, news outlets reported. The “Say Their Names” mural...

Louisville bookstore owner champions underrepresented voices

Jul. 4, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — About a year ago, the upstairs space above Nanny Goat Bookstore, nestled inside a rehabbed church on Clay Street, was packed with people standing shoulder to shoulder for a first-of-its-kind “Queer poetry slam.” After all the registered speakers had completed their...

Chicago firm to review Louisville's police department

Jul. 3, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has hired a Chicago firm to perform a comprehensive review of the city's police department amid weeks of protests. The firm Hillard Heintze will perform the “top-to-bottom review" of the Louisville Metro Police Department, Fischer said in a...