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- Iraq welcomes Russian fighter jets, helicopter gunships into ISIL fight
- John McCain laments: Obama’s ‘self-pity … is really kind of sad’
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- Paul Ryan offers to repair U.S. economic safety net with a single grant stream
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- Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to death
News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT
Monday, April 7, 2014
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ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - A coalition is hosting a second fundraiser on April 12 to benefit research at the University of Kentucky on Parkinson’s disease.
According to the Daily Independent (http://bit.ly/1qctPtj), the organization’s first event last year raised $8,000 for research.
The group was formed by Deanna Arrington, who died last month of ovarian cancer. Arrington was diagnosed in 2002 with Parkinson’s.
According to statistics from the University of Kentucky, the degenerative disease affects about 1 million Americans.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say more than 40 small fires were doused, 12 people were treated for minor injuries and several people were arrested after University of Kentucky fans filled Lexington streets to celebrate the Wildcat’s NCAA tournament win over Wisconsin.
The 74-73 win on Saturday night sends the Wildcats to the national championship game on Monday, when eighth-seeded Kentucky (29-10) will play seventh-seeded Connecticut (31-8).
University of Kentucky spokeswoman Kathy Johnson says “nothing got out of control” following the game as crowds filled State Street where students traditionally gather after big wins. She says most fires involved couches or trash, and crowds were dispersed by 2:30 a.m.
Police officials were not immediately available for comment.
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