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Judge to block Florida abortion ban; Kentucky ban on hold

Jun. 30, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge said Thursday that he will temporarily block a 15-week ban on abortions in his state, but his bench ruling won't take effect before the ban becomes law Friday — an issue that could cause confusion for patients as well as abortion providers. ...

Beshear denounces near-total abortion ban as 'extremist'

Jun. 30, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday denounced a Kentucky law designed to impose a near-total ban on abortions as “extremist,” pointing to the lack of exceptions for rape and incest victims as he pushed back on an issue that Republicans have made a policymaking...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 30, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Kentucky QB Levis balances NIL gains with long-term goals

Jun. 30, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Heading into last season, the most notable moment of Will Levis' career as a college football player just might have been eating an unpeeled banana. A year later, the Kentucky quarterback with the active and entertaining TikTok account has become an intriguing NFL...

Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban that was triggered by Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling

Jun. 30, 2022 10:10 AM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban that was triggered by Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling.

Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban that was triggered by Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling

Jun. 30, 2022 09:59 AM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban that was triggered by Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling.

Arizona, Louisiana among states grappling over abortion bans

Jun. 30, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Arizona’s attorney general says a total abortion ban that has been on the books since before statehood can be enforced and Louisiana's attorney general is warning doctors against performing abortions even while a ban there is temporarily blocked, as states grapple with...

Voter registration continues to rise in Kentucky

Jun. 30, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More new voters were added to Kentucky's registration rolls than were removed in May, marking the third straight month of gains, Secretary of State Michael Adams said. From May 18 — when the rolls reopened for registration following the state's May 17...

Man fatally shot in Kentucky after wounding Tenn. officer

Jun. 29, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police fatally shot a suspect who fled after allegedly shooting an officer in Tennessee. Nashville Metro Police said a warrant was issued Tuesday night charging Samuel Quinton Edwards, 34, with attempted murder of a Hendersonville police...

Officials break ground on new western Louisville hospital

Jun. 29, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Company officials have broken ground on a new campus in western Louisville that will house a hospital and a headquarters for Goodwill Industries. The new hospital will be the first in the predominantly African American area west of Ninth Street since a Marine...