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Trump says he is open to restrictions on contraception before backing away from the statement

May. 21, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was open to supporting regulations on contraception and that his campaign would release a policy on the issue “very shortly,” comments that he later said were misinterpreted. The comments, made during an interview with a Pittsburgh...

Catholic diocesan hermit approved by Kentucky bishop comes out as transgender

May. 21, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

(RNS) — Diocesan hermits by nature don’t get much attention. A small subset of religious persons, hermits mostly spend their lives engaged in quiet prayer. Brother Christian Matson, a Catholic diocesan hermit in Kentucky, has spent years doing just that. His monk’s habit might...

Tuesday's primaries include presidential races and the prosecutor in Trump's Georgia election case

May. 21, 2024 04:50 AM EDT

The presidential primaries that Joe Biden and Donald Trump have already clinched will move closer to their end Tuesday. Voters in two states, Kentucky and Oregon, will get their chance to weigh in, symbolic decisions that provide a few more delegates to the national conventions and...

Kentucky congressman expects no voter fallout for his role in attempt to oust House speaker

May. 21, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Fresh off his role in a failed attempt to topple the House speaker, Republican Rep. Thomas Massie downplayed any political fallout back home in Kentucky as he looked to maintain his dominance in his solidly conservative district as Bluegrass State voters headed to the polls...

Scottie Scheffler's Louisville court date postponed after arrest during PGA Championship

May. 20, 2024 15:04 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky court has postponed pro golfer Scottie Scheffler's appearance on charges he injured a police officer and disobeyed commands outside the gates of Valhalla Golf Club as the venue hosted this year's PGA Championship. Scheffler, who was handcuffed and...

Scottie Scheffler caps a 'hectic' weekend by rallying to a strong finish at the PGA Championship

May. 19, 2024 21:44 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The sentence seemed unthinkable at the beginning of the PGA Championship. Or any other time for that matter. And yet there Scottie Scheffler was late Sunday afternoon, talking matter-of-factly about a week in which his burgeoning celebrity crossed over into...

Thomas Detry's late birdie assured him of a top-4 finish at the PGA and an invitation to the Masters

May. 19, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thomas Detry's 12-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th on Sunday at the PGA Championship did more than assure the 31-year-old of his best finish in a major. It also carried him all the way to Augusta National. Detry's closing 5-under 66 —...

Scottie Scheffler, from the course to jail and back: What to know about his PGA Championship arrest

May. 18, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two-time Masters champion Scottie Scheffler was arrested after police say he dragged an officer while trying to get around the scene of a fatal accident Friday ahead of the second round of the PGA Championship. The 27-year-old Scheffler, the world's No....

After starting his day in jail, Scheffler finds peace on the course and a chance to win, too

May. 17, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Perspective was even harder to come by than birdies through all the raindrops, bourbon and cigar smoke that streamed across golf's biggest stage Friday during one of the sport's most bizarre mornings ever. By the time the world's best player, Scottie...

Police report: Detective hospitalized after being dragged by golfer Scottie Scheffler's vehicle at PGA Championship

May. 17, 2024 10:28 AM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police report: Detective hospitalized after being dragged by golfer Scottie Scheffler's vehicle at PGA Championship.