Author: Associated Press

Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike not running in Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike will not run in the Preakness. Owner Rich Dawson made the stunning announcement 10 days before the race in Maryland. It means there will not be a Triple Crown winner for a fourth consecutive year. Dawson said he and trainer Eric Reed agreed to stick with the initial plan for Rich Strike and rest him…

Kentucky attorney general files for 2023 governor’s race

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has filed paperwork to enter the state’s 2023 governor’s race. Cameron is hoping to ride his resistance to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s coronavirus restrictions into the governor’s office. Cameron made history in 2019 as the first African American in Kentucky to serve as attorney general. Now he’s trying to blaze…

Parents hunting for baby formula as shortage spans US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents across the U.S. are scrambling to find baby formula because of supply disruptions and a massive safety recall by manufacturer Abbott. Ongoing supply problems have intensified since Abbott shuttered its largest U.S. formula plant due to contamination concerns. Pediatricians are urging parents who can’t find formula to contact food banks or doctor’s offices. They warn against…

Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter’s ban of Donald Trump

LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk said he will reverse Twitter’s permanent ban of former President Donald Trump if the Tesla CEO follows through with his plan to buy the social media company. Musk, speaking virtually at a Future of the Car summit hosted by the Financial Times, said Twitter’s Trump ban was a “morally bad decision” and “foolish in the…

Sheriff: Alabama inmate, jailer were prepared for a shootout

Photo credit: Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page. An Indiana sheriff says the Alabama murder suspect and jailer who evaded authorities for more than a week were heavily armed and preparing for a shootout when they were captured. Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said they were carrying four handguns and an AR-15 rifle along with $29,000 in cash. He said…

Biden starts program to provide discounted internet service

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Biden administration says 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to people with low incomes. The program announced Monday could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free service. The $1 trillion infrastructure package passed by Congress last year included funding that provided $30 monthly subsidies on internet service for millions…

Less immigrant labor in US contributing to price hikes

The U.S. is experiencing a labor shortage that’s partly fueled by a drop-off in immigration, which ground to a halt during the coronavirus pandemic. By some estimates, the U.S. now has an 2 million fewer immigrants than it would have if the pace had stayed the same. That’s helped lead to a desperate scramble for workers in many sectors, from…

Motherhood deferred: US median age for giving birth hits 30

Over the past three decades, birthrates have declined for women in their 20s and jumped for women in their late 30s and early 40s. That’s according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau released this spring ahead of Mother’s Day. Experts say decisions by women to invest in their education and careers so they can better support their…

More assistance awarded for western Kentucky tornado relief

File PhotoFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Additional assistance has been announced for western Kentucky to help with recovery from the December tornadoes. Gov. Andy Beshear says more than $6.1 million from the West Kentucky State Aid Funding for Emergencies fund will go to seven western Kentucky cities, counties and utilities. The awards include more than $2.8 million for the city of…

What’s next in the investigation of the Supreme Court leak?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts, in ordering an investigation into an “egregious breach of trust” in the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion, has tasked a relatively unknown court official to carry out what could be one of the most high-profile investigations in decades. Despite the Biden administration’s curtailing the government’s ability to seize records…