Monthly Archives: April 2019

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government’s food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. They thought the information could lead to a series of stories and potentially help them identify fraud in the now $65 billion-a-year program. They sent…more »

Some polls show parents’ growing fears of dangers at school

Some polls show parents’ growing fears of dangers at school

The deadly attack at Columbine High School in 1999 seemed to usher in a new era of school shootings. Two decades later, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that their children face imminent danger whenever they go to school. Those fears have only intensified since attacks at an elementary school in 2012 in…more »

Threatened by Trump, exhausted by caravans, Mexico struggles with migrant surge

Threatened by Trump, exhausted by caravans, Mexico struggles with migrant surge

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico — When a huge caravan of migrants reached this southern Mexican town in the fall, neighbors poured into the streets to help. A band played marimba music, nurses offered free medical assistance, and townspeople served up chicken tamales and pasta to the beleaguered Central Americans as a swarm of journalists looked on. But…more »

Ilhan Omar drags George W. Bush into 9/11 controversy

Ilhan Omar drags George W. Bush into 9/11 controversy

Rep. Ilhan Omar on Friday refused to let the controversy die over remarks she made that critics said trivialized 9/11, tweeting out a partial comment that President George W. Bush made after the attacks — and bizarrely asking whether he was a Muslim. “’The people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will…more »

Bevin, Stivers at odds over governor’s veto of pension bill

Bevin, Stivers at odds over governor’s veto of pension bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Two of Kentucky’s top Republican leaders, Gov. Matt Bevin and Senate President Robert Stivers, are at loggerheads over the governor’s decision on Tuesday to veto pension reform legislation passed on the final day of the 2019 General Assembly. “The rationale behind this decision is perplexing,” Stivers said on Wednesday.  “Just weeks…more »

Gov. Matt Bevin says Jeff Walz was ‘outcoached’ in NCAA loss

Gov. Matt Bevin says Jeff Walz was ‘outcoached’ in NCAA loss

University of Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz took a jab at Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Twitter last month after he congratulated the University of Kentucky men’s team for making it to the Elite Eight and failed to mention the U of L women. On Wednesday, Bevin – who hours after Walz’s tweet sent…more »

Larry Snyder offers hope for WKU after his resignation

Larry Snyder offers hope for WKU after his resignation

For Larry Snyder, former dean of the Potter College of Arts and Letters, March 26 was a hectic day. At noon, Snyder and search committee members met for two hours to discuss the three finalists for the College of Health and Human Services vacant dean position. Shortly after the meeting at 2:30 p.m., Snyder said…more »

Court upholds Kentucky’s abortion law requiring ultrasounds

Court upholds Kentucky’s abortion law requiring ultrasounds

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions is constitutional, a divided federal appeals court declared Thursday. The ruling by a panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was a victory for Kentucky’s Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a staunch abortion…more »

To help gay son, 61-year-old woman gives birth to own grandchild

To help gay son, 61-year-old woman gives birth to own grandchild

A 61-year-old woman serving as the gestational surrogate for her son and his husband gave birth to her own granddaughter last week. The woman, Cecile Eledge, delivered the nearly 6-pound baby, Uma Louise Dougherty-Eledge, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha at 6:06 a.m. last Monday. After her son, Matthew Eledge, and his husband, Elliot…more »

‘Unplanned’ actress on Twitter backlash: ‘I couldn’t even follow my own movie’

‘Unplanned’ actress on Twitter backlash: ‘I couldn’t even follow my own movie’

The Pure Flix film based on the true story of former Planned Parenthood director turned pro-life advocate, Abby Johnson, ran into some unexpected problems during its opening weekend — and fans were outraged. The Twitter account for the movie “Unplanned” was temporarily suspended, and users reported they couldn’t follow the account. After the account was…more »

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