Author: Associated Press

Dolly Parton, Eminem, Richie get into Rock Hall of Fame

Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a list that also includes Dolly Parton, who initially resisted the honor. Parton had gone on social media to “respectfully bow out” of the process, saying she did not want to take votes away from the remaining nominees…

CDC restates recommendation for masks on planes, trains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are restating their recommendation that Americans wear masks on planes, trains and buses, despite a court ruling last month that struck down a national mask mandate on public transportation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a statement saying Americans age 2 and older should wear a well-fitting masks on…

School bus overturns, some students injured

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a Kentucky school bus hydroplaned in rainy weather and overturned on Interstate 64, injuring some students and shutting down westbound lanes of the roadway. Jefferson County Public Schools spokeswoman Carolyn Callahan told news outlets that 21 students were on the bus and some were injured, though how many wasn’t clear. She said students were…

Report: Draft opinion suggests high court will overturn Roe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft opinion circulated among Supreme Court justices suggests that earlier this year a majority of them had thrown support behind overturning the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide. That’s according to a report published Monday night in Politico. It’s unclear if the draft represents the court’s final word on the matter. The news…

What happens if I get COVID-19 while traveling?

COVID-19 rules for travelers will vary depending on the destination. But testing positive for the virus could result in an unexpected change in plans, such as being required to stay isolated in a hotel. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that travelers going overseas should make contingency plans since they might have to stay longer than planned…

GOP’s Quarles announces run for Kentucky governor in 2023

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced that he’ll enter the 2023 governor’s race. He joins what’s shaping up to be a crowded Republican contest to select a nominee to challenge Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear. Quarles told a GOP gathering in Lexington Saturday night that he will seek the state’s top elected position. Quarles is in his second term as…

First case of human bird flu infection confirmed in Colorado

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government says a Colorado state prison inmate is the first person to have tested positive for bird flu in the latest outbreak in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that the inmate had been on a prerelease employment assignment removing chickens from an infected farm. The…

Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44B and will privatize company

Elon Musk reached an agreement to buy Twitter for roughly $44 billion on Monday, promising a more lenient touch to policing content on the platform where he promotes his interests, attacks critics and opines on social and economic issues to more than 83 million followers. The outspoken Tesla CEO, who is also the world’s wealthiest person, has said he wanted…

Western Kentucky ex-official sues school, claims defamation

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky University’s general counsel of more than 25 years has sued the school and several top administrators, claiming she was wrongfully terminated and defamed. In her lawsuit, Deborah Wilkins says she was marginalized by university leaders during a series of administrative reorganizations beginning in 2018. She was paid less than others with less experience…

41 Kentucky parks to receive $4.2M for improvements

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Officials say 41 parks across Kentucky will receive $4.2 million in federal funding to make upgrades and improve accessibility. A statement from Gov. Andy Beshear says the funding will go toward a wide variety of improvements, including new playground equipment, walking and biking paths and upgrades to bring facilities into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities…