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Bevin: It Will Take Time To Heal From Shooting

(AP) – Gov. Matt Bevin says the fatal shooting at southwest Kentucky high school leaves a wound that will take a long time to heal.  Two students were killed Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School when a 15-year-old classmate opened fire. Bevin says 17 other people were injured, 12 of them suffering gunshot wounds. […]

Trump’s Medicaid Move May Actually Prod GOP States To Expand

(AP) – In an ironic twist, the Trump administration’s embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump’s move has been widely criticized as threatening the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. But if states follow through, more […]

Victims Of Sports Doctor’s Abuse Draw Strength From Others

(AP) – More than 140 women and girls are coming forward to confront the man who molested them when they were young gymnasts in an extraordinary scene unfolding in a Michigan courtroom.  That’s far more than originally expected at the sentencing hearing for former sports doctor Larry Nassar. The 54-year-old has admitted molesting athletes under […]

Sessions Interviewed By Mueller Team In Russia Investigation

(AP) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been interviewed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.  Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said Tuesday that the interview with Sessions took place last week. The interview comes as Mueller is investigating whether President Donald Trump’s actions in office, including the firing of FBI Director James Comey, constituted […]

Kentucky Governor: 2 Dead After School Shooting

(Frankfort, KY) — Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says two people are dead and 19 people are hurt after the shooting this morning at Marshall County High School. Fourteen of the injured were shooting victims. Bevin would not confirm if the deceased are students, but did say the deceased include a 15-year-old male and female. The […]

CEO Says Company Working To Stop ‘Tide Pod Challenge’

(AP) – Procter & Gamble says it’s working to stop the “Tide Pod challenge,” a social media-fueled trend in which teenagers eat single-load laundry detergent packets. The American Association of Poison Control Centers warned last week that it had seen a spike in teenagers eating the detergent pods, which it says can cause seizures, respiratory […]

Do E-Cigarettes Help Or Harm? Report Says Not Clear Yet

(AP) – A new report concludes that electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability – it all depends on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes. The report issued Tuesday wrestles with the potential benefits and harms of the vapor-emitting devices. […]

Trump Hits Solar Panels, Washing Machines With Tariffs

(AP) – President Donald Trump is signing a measure Tuesday imposing tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The administration says the decision is part of Trump’s pledge to put American companies and jobs first. The administration is imposing an immediate tariff of 30 percent on […]

Gun Industry Gathers Just A Few Miles From Mass Shooting

(AP) – The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from what is now the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. It was just in October when Stephen Paddock slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room using a display case worth of weapons, […]

Senators Strike A Deal Re-opening Government After 69 Hours

(AP) – Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are expected to return to work now that Congress has agreed on temporary funding for the government and President Donald Trump has signed the bill into law. Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations, relenting in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon […]