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Marianne Battani, longtime Detroit-area judge, dies at 77

Sep. 10, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Marianne Battani, a Detroit-area judge who served in local and federal courts for 40 years, has died at age 77. Battani, who retired as a federal judge less than a year ago, died Thursday after a lengthy illness, U.S. District Court said Friday. ...

Matt Gaetz elopes to California, marries girlfriend

Aug. 22, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida eloped to Southern California, marrying his girlfriend Ginger Luckey on Saturday in a small ceremony on Catalina Island. The controversial 39-year-old Republican, who is under investigation as part of a sex trafficking...

Gov: Hospitals in critical situation for capacity, staffing

Aug. 19, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky hospitals are reaching a “critical point” in finding enough space and staff to treat an influx of COVID-19 patients, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The governor pleaded with the unvaccinated to get inoculated and pushed back...

Stivers: Infrastructure plan could cover 2 Kentucky bridges

Aug. 13, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal infrastructure bill could allow Kentucky to pay for two large bridge projects without tolls, state Senate President Robert Stivers said Friday. The $1 trillion plan passed the Senate 69-30 Tuesday, with Kentucky's GOP senators splitting...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 13, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Claim that $2.5...

Kentucky Sen. Paul failed to disclose wife's stock trade

Aug. 12, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul waited more than a year to disclose that his wife purchased stock in a company that makes a COVID-19 treatment, an investment made after Congress was briefed on the threat of the virus but before the public was largely aware of its danger. ...

YouTube suspends Rand Paul after misleading video on masks

Aug. 11, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube suspended U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for seven days on Tuesday and removed a video posted by the Kentucky Republican that claimed cloth masks don't prevent infection, saying it violated policies on COVID-19 misinformation. It's the second time this...

Kentucky senators split votes on infrastructure measure

Aug. 10, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican senators split their votes Tuesday on a Senate-approved $1 trillion infrastructure plan, with Mitch McConnell supporting the measure and Rand Paul opposing it. McConnell, the top-ranking Senate Republican, said the measure...

Beshear: GOP speakers put politics ahead of fighting virus

Aug. 09, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican leaders had a duty to promote COVID-19 vaccinations at Kentucky's marquee political event, and their failure to do so showed they put “politics above the very lives of our people,” Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday. GOP...

Beshear's COVID restrictions targeted at Fancy Farm picnic

Aug. 07, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

Two Republicans expected to compete to lead their party's ticket in 2023 took turns Saturday accusing Kentucky's Democratic governor of infringing on individual liberties with his pandemic-related restrictions, pressing GOP themes on the stage of the state's premiere political event. ...