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McConnell talks up presidential race, mum on governor's race

Posted: 07/20/2015 - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is handicapping next year's presidential race, but the Kentucky Republican didn't mention his home state's pivotal campaign for governor in a speech to a business group.

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President Barack Obama defends Iran deal

Posted: 07/15/2015 - President Barack Obama is defending his high-stakes nuclear accord with Iran as a sign of American leadership that will make the world safer.

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Landmark Iran agreement reached

Posted: 07/14/2015 - A senior diplomat says a landmark Iran nuclear agreement has been reached after clearing final obstacles.

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Rand Paul doesn't know if clerks can deny gay marriages

Posted: 07/14/2015 - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul doesn't know whether county clerks in his home state have a constitutional claim to religious liberty in defense of their refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

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The history of special sessions in Kentucky (from 1940-present)

Updated: 07/09/2015 - Governor Steve Beshear's office has said there's no need to spend $60,000 per day for a special legislative session to address same-sex marriage licenses. When was the last time they decided to do so? Here's a list from 1940 to the present.

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US to make marriage benefits available to gay couples

Posted: 07/09/2015 - Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the government will make federal marriage benefits available to same-sex couples following a Supreme Court decision last month that legalized same-sex marriage.

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TV ads begin in Kentucky's race for governor

Posted: 07/08/2015 - The Republican Governor's Association has entered Kentucky's race for governor with a statewide TV ad attacking Democratic nominee Jack Conway.

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Critics blast hiring of cabinet official's husband

Posted: 07/06/2015 - The hiring of a Kentucky cabinet official's husband has been questioned by critics who say the hiring represents a conflict of interest and a misuse of funds that could be better spent on helping overworked and underpaid social workers.

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Toyota's top female executive arrested in Japan resigns

Updated: 07/01/2015 - Toyota says Julie Hamp, who was arrested in Japan last month on suspicion of drug law violations, has resigned as managing officer. She was the most senior female executive ever at the Japanese automaker.

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Gay marriage ruling faces political test in Kentucky

Posted: 06/29/2015 - The political fallout of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage will get its first test in Kentucky, one of the few conservative states where Democrats still control state government.

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