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26-year-old man educates crowds about autism through magic

Jan. 25, 2020 12:23 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — By no stretch of the imagination had Cody Clark solved the Rubik's cube. The puzzle in the magician’s left hand was a scattered mess of colors. But Clark is autistic, and his mind works differently. Moments before, he’d passed a second cube around the audience and let...

Emergency crews work the scene of a fatal crash involving a charter bus and car on the AA highway in Campbell County, Ky., Saturday,  Jan. 25, 2020. Campbell County police say a charter bus filled with Covington Catholic students was coming from the March for Life in Washington, D.C., when the bus driver hit a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle died.  (Albert Cesare/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Covington Catholic bus involved in fatal crash in Kentucky

Jan. 25, 2020 11:50 AM EST

CALIFORNIA, Ky. (AP) — A charter bus carrying students from a Catholic high school collided with a car Saturday morning in northern Kentucky, killing the car's driver, police said. The crash on the AA Highway in Campbell County happened around 7:20 a.m. as the bus was bringing Covington Catholic High...

Train crash 57½ years ago was worst Philly sports tragedy

Jan. 25, 2020 3:06 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Surrounded by thick clots of baseball fans on a midsummer Saturday night, the 14 adjoining rows of empty seats along Connie Mack Stadium’s first-base line stuck out like a missing front tooth. Many of the 12,450 spectators at the Phillies’ 9-2 win over Pittsburgh that July...

Holden scores 20 to lift Wright St. over N. Kentucky 95-63

Jan. 24, 2020 11:25 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tanner Holden had 20 points as Wright State won its seventh consecutive home game, rolling past Northern Kentucky 95-63 on Friday night. Bill Wampler had 19 points for Wright State (18-4, 8-1 Horizon League). Loudon Love added 16 points. Jaylon Hall had 15 points. Tyler Sharpe had 18...

Kentucky's Kahlil Whitney, left, shoots while pressured by Alabama's John Petty Jr. and Javian Davis, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Kentucky forward Kahlil Whitney leaving the No. 15 Wildcats

Jan. 24, 2020 2:50 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman forward Kahlil Whitney says on his verified Twitter that his time at the school “has not gone as I had hoped” and that he will leave the No. 15 Wildcats. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Whitney averaged 3.3 points and 1.7 rebounds and started eight of...

Kentucky officials worry bankrupt mines may abandon cleanup

Jan. 24, 2020 2:08 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are concerned that two bankrupt coal companies could abandon their environmental obligations. At a hearing this week in West Virginia, officials said Blackjewel LLC and Revelation Energy might leave Kentucky taxpayers with a bill for millions in mine reclamation...

Health system plans to hire nearly 400 nurses, doctors

Jan. 24, 2020 11:12 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville plans to hire almost 400 nurses and doctors to increase access to local health care in its expanded system, an official said. UofL Health Chief Executive Tom Miller told the school's Board of Trustees on Thursday that the move would improve access to care...

Kentucky colleges, universities to seek funding increase

Jan. 24, 2020 4:54 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky state colleges and universities will ask for their first funding increase since the 2007-08 budget, lawmakers were told. Aaron Thompson, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, said public colleges will seek a 6.2% increase next fiscal year and an 8.8%...

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet college scholarships offered

Jan. 24, 2020 4:51 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — College students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees can apply for scholarships offered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The cabinet will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to prospective and current college students, the...

Florida forward Omar Payne (5) spins between Auburn center Austin Wiley (50) and guard Samir Doughty (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Florida hosts No. 1 Baylor in marquee Big 12/SEC matchup

Jan. 24, 2020 4:01 AM EST

Here are a few things to watch as most Southeastern Conference schools face off against the Big 12 in the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge: GAME OF THE WEEKEND A lot of attention will be focused on Gainesville and whether host Florida (12-6, 4-2) can upend top-ranked Baylor. The Gators are 2-16 all-time against the...