Kentucky

Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago. [more…]

Senator Rand Paul returns to work after being tackled while mowing lawn

Senator Rand Paul returns to work after being tackled while mowing lawn

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said he returned to work on Monday, more than a week after he suffered six broken ribs when tackled by a neighbor while mowing his lawn. [more…]

Rand Paul`s accused attacker pleads not guilty to assault

Rand Paul`s accused attacker pleads not guilty to assault

Published 10/11/2017

The man accused of tackling U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and breaking his ribs as he was mowing his lawn pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a misdemeanor assault charge, a court official said. [more…]

Senator Paul suffers five broken ribs after assault: reports

Senator Paul suffers five broken ribs after assault: reports

Published 06/11/2017

U.S. Senator Rand Paul's return to Washington may be delayed after he suffered five broken ribs during an assault at his Kentucky home, media reported on Sunday, citing a senior adviser to the Republican lawmaker. [more…]

Kentucky man arrested in assault on Senator Rand Paul released on bail

Kentucky man arrested in assault on Senator Rand Paul released on bail

Published 05/11/2017

A man has been arrested for assaulting U.S. Senator Rand Paul at his Kentucky home on Friday and causing a "minor injury," the state police said. [more…]

No doubting Thomas would be a pro golfer

No doubting Thomas would be a pro golfer

Published 14/08/2017

Justin Thomas was seven-years-old when he attended the 2000 PGA Championship in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. [more…]

Three more states refuse Trump commission`s voter data request

Three more states refuse Trump commission`s voter data request

Published 03/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: A ballot is placed into a locked ballot box by a poll worker as people line-up to vote early at the San Diego County Elections Office in San Diego, California, U.S., November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Maryland, Delaware and Louisiana on Monday joined a growing number of U.S. states that have refused to hand over voter data to a commission established by President Donald Trump to investigate possible voting fraud.

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Venus Ramey, war bond-selling, gun-toting Miss America of 1944, dies at 92

Venus Ramey, war bond-selling, gun-toting Miss America of 1944, dies at 92

Published 19/06/2017

Venus Ramey, who used her victory as Miss America in 1944 to sell war bonds and make appearances on the vaudeville stage, has died at the age of 92, a funeral home in her native Kentucky said on Sunday.

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Trump seeks to ax Appalachia economic programs, causing worry in coal country

Trump seeks to ax Appalachia economic programs, causing worry in coal country

Published 17/03/2017

Earl Gohl (C), co-director of the Appalachian Regional Commission, is participating in a coding demo with Interapt trainees in Paintsville, Kentucky, U.S. on March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Valerie Volcovici

President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating funding for economic development programs supporting laid-off coal miners and others in Appalachia, stirring fears in a region that supported him of another letdown on the heels of the coal industry’s collapse.

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Eleven U.S. states to drop suit over transgender bathroom order

Eleven U.S. states to drop suit over transgender bathroom order

Published 03/03/2017

An activist waves a rainbow flag during the ''Queer and Trans Dance Party'' in protest of U.S. President Donald Trump outside of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., February 26, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

Eleven U.S. states have agreed to drop a lawsuit against an Obama administration order for transgender students to use bathrooms of their choice after the measure was revoked by President Donald Trump, a court filing showed on Thursday.

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