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  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:59 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    The clock finally ran out on a proposal to insert state-supported bonding into the financing packaging to renovate Rupp Arena. Published April 16, 2014

  • End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

    By JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS - Associated Press

    Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats, but said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place. Published April 16, 2014

  • Va. justices to hear former Dem activist's appeal

    By Associated Press

    The Virginia Supreme Court is set to hear the appeal of a former Democratic activist from Falls Church who was convicted of molesting two children. Published April 16, 2014

  • Kan. employers face sentencing over illegal worker

    By Associated Press

    A Wichita man will soon learn his punishment for harboring a Chinese teenage girl who was working illegally at his restaurant. Published April 16, 2014

  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    By SAM HANANEL and HOPE YEN - Associated Press

    Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime? Published April 16, 2014

  • Obama commutes drug dealer's sentence because of clerical error

    By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

    President Obama commuted the sentence Tuesday of a convicted drug dealer whose prison term was longer than recommended due to a typographical error. Published April 15, 2014

  • Override of local bans of guns in parks fails

    By Associated Press

    A bill seeking to do away with city and county governments' power to ban firearms in parks, playgrounds and ball fields has failed for the year. Published April 15, 2014

  • Branstad scandal ensnares key Iowa link to China

    By RYAN FOLEY - Associated Press

    Chinese Association of Iowa executive director Swallow Yan has helped connect Gov. Terry Branstad with Chinese presidents and residents, boosting relations between a farming state and a growing superpower with a huge demand for Iowa's agricultural exports. Published April 15, 2014

  • Castle Rock council approves open carry election

    By Associated Press

    The Castle Rock Town Council has agreed to let voters decide whether or not to repeal the town's ban on openly carrying firearms in town-owned buildings and parks. Published April 15, 2014

  • No Jolly-Sink rematch in Florida this year: report

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Democrat Alex Sink of Florida has decided not to run for Congress this fall, meaning she will not attempt to avenge her special-election loss last month to Republican David Jolly, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Published April 15, 2014

  • Praeger, Kansas groups urge health compact veto

    By JOHN MILBURN - Associated Press

    Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and several health care organizations urged Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday to veto legislation that would allow Kansas to join a multistate health care compact. Published April 15, 2014

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    By The Associated Press - Associated Press

    The Dallas Morning News. April 12, 2014. Published April 15, 2014

  • Obama calls for prayer on anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing

    By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

    President Obama marked the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing Tuesday by calling on Americans to pray for those still recovering from the attack. Published April 15, 2014

  • Conservatives mark Tax Day by ripping IRS, say reforms are needed

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Conservatives are using the tax filing deadline to take aim at Washington's policy and the IRS, which has been steeped in scandal for nearly a year because of allegations it targeted right-leaning groups seeking favorable tax status. Published April 15, 2014

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