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Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., talks to reporters before leaving Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 27, 2020. The nation's fiercest fiscal conservatives are largely embracing the massive economic rescue package moving through Congress. In many cases, those conservatives who support the $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill are the very same who raged against the $800 billion economic stimulus package backed by the Obama administration after the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

GOP's Massie outrages House, Trump by seeking to stall vote

Mar. 28, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Thomas Massie has always gone his own way in Congress, ever since he first ran for office inspired by a fellow libertarian-leaning Kentuckian, Rand Paul. Now in his fourth term, the Republican from northern Kentucky has frequently voted no on issues large and small, even against the...

Kentucky's Johnny Juzang (10) takes an uncontested shot during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Kentucky guard Johnny Juzang will enter NCAA transfer portal

Mar. 27, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reserve guard Johnny Juzang will enter the NCAA transfer portal after one season with the Wildcats. The 6-foot-6 freshman from Los Angeles can transfer to another school without restrictions per NCAA rules. Juzang played well down the stretch for No. 8 Kentucky (25-6),...

A sign showing an auto dealership closed as a preemptive COVID-19 action is shown Thursday, March 26, 2020 jn Detroit. Automakers' moves to reopen plants in the U.S. come as new auto sales are expected to fall dramatically for the month of March. expects March sales to fall nearly 36% from a year earlier. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Toyota seek to restart factories

Mar. 26, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota took steps Thursday to restart North American factories that have been closed to protect workers from the coronavirus. The plants would reopen in early or mid-April, restoring the largest source of cash for automakers that generally book revenue when...

The Latest: Pakistan suspending domestic flights

Mar. 25, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 422,000 people and killed over 18,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 108,000 people have recovered so...

FILE - In a June 3, 2014, photo, the Paradise Fossil Plant stands in Drakesboro Ky. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan, File)

Iconic plant's end spells doom for struggling coal industry

Mar. 24, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

DRAKESBORO, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to stop it from happening. The top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, did too. Despite their best efforts to make good on Trump’s campaign promise to save the beleaguered coal industry, including an eleventh-hour pressure campaign, the...

In this image from video, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

Sen. Rand Paul kept working for six days after virus test

Mar. 23, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he was tested a week ago for the novel coronavirus, but continued working at the Capitol because he had no symptoms of the illness and believed it was "highly unlikely” he was sick. Paul also said he did not have direct contact with anyone who tested...

Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky becomes first US senator to test positive for coronavirus

Mar. 22, 2020 1:45 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky becomes first US senator to test positive for coronavirus.
FILE - In this March 30, 1998, file photo, Kentucky's Jeff Sheppard (15) drives against Utah's Drew Hansen at the NCAA men's Final Four championship game in San Antonio. Kentucky defeated Utah 78-69. Sheppard works as a financial planner now and is over two decades removed from the time he helped Kentucky win the NCAA Tournament. Yet he still gets asked regularly about his role in the Wildcats’ 1998 national championship. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan, File)

Final Four stardom not always followed by long NBA career

Mar. 22, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

Jeff Sheppard works as a financial planner now, more than two decades removed from the time he helped Kentucky win the NCAA Tournament. Yet he still gets asked regularly about his role in the Wildcats’ 1998 national championship. “They remember where they were when they watched the championship...

FILE - In this April 4, 1983 file photo, North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano holds the net aloft after his team defeated Houston 54-52 for the national championship at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Leonard Ignelzi, File)

Biggest tourney upsets? NC State's '83 title run hard to top

Mar. 21, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

There are still moments, even after nearly four decades, when Ernie Myers has trouble believing it all really happened for his North Carolina State team. The series of tense upsets. The airball-turned-buzzer-beating dunk to stun top-ranked Houston and Phi Slama Jama. And the 1983 national championship that came...

A general view of Wembley Stadium in London, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. UEFA has formally proposed postponing the 2020 European Championship for one year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Norwegian soccer association says the new tournament dates will be June 11 to July 11. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The Latest: Pro Motocross Championship delays season start

Mar. 20, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The Pro Motocross Championship has pushed back the start its season until June 13 because of the coronavirus outbreak. MX Sports Pro Racing, which operates the series, canceled the season-opening Hangtown Classic on Thursday and...