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A challenge to a 2014 Tennessee constitutional amendment allowing tougher abortion restrictions comes before a court next week -- but the case centers on vote counting, not women's reproductive health rights.

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The director of a Kentucky Democratic political action committee has been arrested on charges including theft and forgery. 

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Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union want to join a lawsuit challenging a Tennessee law that requires counseling and a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions. 

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Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Memphis-area homebuilder Kim Grant Brown as the first woman to head the Tennessee Housing Development Agency's board of directors.

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Illinois legislators are headed to the Capitol for a special session on school funding called by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in western Kentucky is offering prime viewing spots for the upcoming total solar eclipse next month.

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Officials of a Noah's Ark theme park have sold their main parcel back to a for-profit affiliate days after Kentucky's tourism agency said the park had breached an incentive agreement that would refund a portion of the sales tax collected at the site. 

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Attorneys for President Donald Trump want a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit by protesters accusing him of ordering his supporters to rough them up at a campaign rally in Louisville last year. 

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A 19-year-old Kentucky man charged with injuring his infant son has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to first-degree criminal abuse of a child less than 12 years old.


A judge has ruled that former University of Kentucky board chairman Billy Joe Miles of Owensboro is competent to stand trial on rape and sodomy charges.