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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear taking Asia trip amid turmoil over Biden's candidacy

Jul. 12, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday left behind the turmoil gripping his party over the fate of President Joe Bide n's candidacy, taking a business trip to Asia to promote his state. Beshear is one of several Democratic governors viewed as a potential...

Two weeks that imperiled Biden's presidency left him on probation in the court of Democratic opinion

Jul. 12, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's tribulations were previewed in Hollywood days before he got on the debate stage. At a fundraiser organized by George Clooney and packed with luminaries including former President Barack Obama, Biden was a listless figure, perhaps merely jet-lagged...

Pierceson Coody shoots 11-under 61 to take lead in the ISCO Championship in Kentucky

Jul. 11, 2024 19:30 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Pierceson Coody shot an 11-under 61 — the lowest round in his brief PGA Tour career — to take the first-round lead Thursday in the ISCO Championship. Coody had 11 birdies in the bogey-free morning round on Keene Trace’s Champions Course, making six...

Kentucky drug crackdown yields 200 arrests in Operation Summer Heat

Jul. 11, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A sweeping investigation into suspected drug trafficking rings has produced more than 200 arrests and drug seizures valued at nearly $685,000, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. He also touted prevention and treatment programs fighting the deadly addiction epidemic. ...

Dispute over access to database pits GOP auditor and Democratic administration in Kentucky

Jul. 09, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican auditor is embroiled in a dispute with Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's administration over access to a database that tracks the state's efforts to assist its most vulnerable citizens. In a letter dated Tuesday, Auditor Allison Ball...

Violent holiday weekend sees mass shootings in Michigan, Illinois and Kentucky

Jul. 08, 2024 14:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A shooting at a block party in Detroit left two people dead and more than a dozen wounded, capping a violent holiday weekend in the U.S. that also saw mass shootings in Kentucky and Chicago. More than 100 people were shot in Chicago, 19 of them fatally, over the long...

4 killed in shooting during party at a Kentucky home; suspect died after a vehicle chase, police say

Jul. 06, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — Four people were killed and three others were wounded in an early Saturday shooting during a party at a home in northern Kentucky, police said. The shooting suspect later died after fleeing the home and leading police on a vehicle pursuit that ended with the...

Police say 4 people are dead, 3 wounded after mass shooting in Kentucky; suspect also dead

Jul. 06, 2024 12:54 PM EDT
FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — Police say 4 people are dead, 3 wounded after mass shooting in Kentucky; suspect also dead.

Biden dismisses age questions in interview as he tries to salvage reelection effort

Jul. 06, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Joe Biden, fighting to save his endangered reelection effort, used a highly anticipated TV interview to repeatedly reject taking an independent medical evaluation that would show voters he is up for serving another term in office while blaming his disastrous debate...

Pressure is building on Biden to step aside. But many Democrats feel powerless to replace him

Jul. 02, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders describes President Joe Biden's recent debate performance as “painful.” In an interview, he says he's not confident that Biden can win this fall. But the progressive senator from Vermont does not want Biden to step aside. ...