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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Southern Utah celebrates with the trophy after defeating Northern Arizona in an NCAA college football game for the Big Sky Conference title Cedar City, Utah. The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well.(Jordan Allred/The Spectrum via AP)

The Latest: Clemson's Trevor Lawrence considered opting out

Aug. 7, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence said he considered opting out of this season when he was unsure what college football would look like going forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. But Lawrence said Friday once he understood...

A billboard sponsored by O, The Oprah Magazine, is on display with with a photo of Breonna Taylor, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Louisville, KY. Twenty-six billboards are going up across Louisville, demanding that the police officers involved in Taylor's death be arrested and charged.  Taylor was shot multiple times March 13 when police officers burst into her Louisville apartment using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. No drugs were found. (AP Photo/Dylan T. Lovan)

Winfrey demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with billboards

Aug. 7, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Now the media mogul is spreading her message with billboards demanding justice for the Kentucky woman shot to death during a police raid. Twenty-six billboards displaying a portrait of Taylor are going up...

FBI takes lead role in search for missing Kentucky woman

Aug. 6, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal and state officers began executing search warrants Thursday and planned new rounds of interviews in the search for a Kentucky woman who disappeared around the Fourth of July five years ago. The FBI field office in Louisville announced it has taken the lead on the...

Louisville restaurants can expand dining to parking areas

Aug. 6, 2020 4:32 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Restaurants in Louisville will be allowed to expand outdoor dining into parking areas under a new Metro Government ordinance. City officials said the ordinance will ease strain on restaurants that have limited indoor seating during the pandemic. “The new on-street dining...

Coach Danny Chavez aids 14-year-old Estevan Rodriguez during boxing practice Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at West Texas Knockout Boxing Club in Odessa, Texas. Both are wearing masks to abide by the boxing club's health and safety rules, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tuesday was the club's first day open since late March. (Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP)

The Latest: AAC to play 8 conference games, up to 12 total

Aug. 5, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The American Athletic Conference says it will keep its eight-game conference football schedule in place and allow its 11 schools to play up to four nonconference games. The AAC also announced it could move the date of its...

Minnesota Lynx players lock arms during a moment of silence in honor of Breonna Taylor before a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Experts: Obstacles to charging police in Breonna Taylor case

Aug. 4, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Despite mounting public pressure to file criminal charges nearly five months after Breonna Taylor's death, prosecutors may face significant obstacles to bringing homicide-related charges against police officers who were shot at when sent to her house with a warrant, legal experts...

Dwayne Simmons makes a memorial to David McAtee near the intersection of 26th and Broadway, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. McAtee, the owner of a barbecue spot who was known for offering meals to police officers, died while police and National Guard soldiers were enforcing a curfew early Monday amid waves of protests over a previous police shooting. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Probe of Kentucky barbecue cook's fatal shooting completed

Aug. 3, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State Police investigation into the fatal shooting of a Louisville barbecue cook during street protests against racism has been completed and handed over to prosecutors. Investigators turned over the findings in David McAtee's May 31 shooting death to the Commonwealth's...

McGrath looks to win over supporters of primary opponent

Aug. 3, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky, (AP) — Looking to reclaim the progressive and minority voters who didn't back her during Kentucky's U.S. Senate primary, Democrat Amy McGrath has unveiled a social justice plan and touted voter registration efforts she hopes will help her topple Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

Will art scene become more equitable for Black artists?

Aug. 1, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When Louisville’s Black Lives Matter leaders organized a demonstration at the removal of the John B. Castleman statue in Cherokee Park in early June, local artist Brianna Harlan hosted a “creative intervention” — a cleansing for the tired and weary...

Groups sue Louisville police over response to protests

Jul. 31, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky have filed a lawsuit alleging use of force and intimidation by Louisville police against protesters. The lawsuit alleges use of tear gas, pepper balls and batons against protesters as well as mass arrests in recent weeks....