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  • WASHINGTON— The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act. Finally, McConnell announced early Saturday that the Senate would begin a weeklong Memorial Day break and return on Sunday, May 31,...

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Appalachian coal mining suffered a double blow Friday, as Murray Energy announced plans to lay off more than 1,800 miners, most from West Virginia, and Alpha Natural Resources told another 439 Mountain State miners they could be out of work. On Friday, St. Clairsville, Ohio- based Murray Energy said it told 1,417 workers at five West Virginia mines...

  • Private equity fund buying Cincinnati-based Frisch's Friday, 22 May 2015 | 9:07 AM ET

    Frisch's Restaurants Inc. said NRD Partners I will buy all outstanding shares for $34 each, or some $175 million. The regional chain of the Big Boy mascot and namesake two-burger sandwich owns some 95 family restaurants in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Frisch's says it owns the "Big Boy" trademark in Kentucky and Indiana, and in most of Ohio and Tennessee.

  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill Friday, 22 May 2015 | 3:08 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. A total of 48 Republicans supported the measure, but only 14 of the Senate's 44 Democrats backed a president of their...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy. But what started as a casual suggestion during a 2010 conference call with advisers to the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy center in Dallas, has...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate appeared headed for early Saturday morning votes on whether to change the way the National Security Agency handles American calling records, raising the possibility of a halt to that collection program and two less controversial surveillance techniques designed to track spies and terrorists. With the House already gone for a 10- day...

  • Amtrak says the system will be ready by year's end throughout the Northeast Corridor, which stretches from Boston to Washington, with the exception of some track owned by commuter railroads in New York. Democrats want Congress to give Amtrak the entire $2 billion in subsidies the railroad requested for the budget year that starts Oct. 1. They say GOP lawmakers...

  • BOWLING GREEN, Ky.— General Motors announced Thursday it will spend $439 million to upgrade the Kentucky plant that makes the Chevrolet Corvette sports car. The project includes a new 450,000- square-foot paint shop that is almost half the size of the current production facility in Bowling Green. "The Corvette is one of Kentucky's most-cherished icons,"...

  • State Department employee is accused of sending threatening emails to college-aged women in the U.S. from his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London, authorities said. Authorities apprehended him last week at Atlanta's airport as he prepared to board a flight back to London after visiting relatives in Georgia. Investigators say he began working at the London...

  • Obama's trade agenda clears key Senate hurdle Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 3:29 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a triumph for President Barack Obama, sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote that remained in doubt until the final moment. We're going to continue and finish up the bill this week, "Majority leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., and Obama's most...

  • With the Senate expected to vote as soon as Friday, Burr predicted the House bill would fail to break the 60- vote threshold needed to end debate, and he envisioned the same fate for a two-month extension of current law proposed by Senate leaders. As a compromise, he predicted, the leadership would propose that the Senate vote Friday to extend current law between 5...

  • Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 1:42 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver an hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post- Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy. "There comes a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to accumulate and liberty and...

  • James Comer asks for review of election results Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:01 AM ET

    FRANKFORT, Ky.— Republican James Comer has officially requested a review of Kentucky's election results after initial tallies showed him in second place by just 83 votes. Comer's campaign manager made the request at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, one day after voters went to the polls to settle Kentucky's divisive Republican primary. Louisville businessman Matt...

  • Small business is key in presidential campaign playbook Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Small businesses aren't in the dire straits they were four years ago, but presidential candidates aren't letting go of an issue they think will get them votes. Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton has made small business one of the top items on her campaign agenda. In the 2012 race, there was little noise about small business until four months before Election...

  • METALS-Nickel hits one-month low as stockpiles surge Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:53 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, May 20- London nickel futures dropped nearly 2 percent early on Wednesday, down for a third session and trading at their lowest in nearly a month after inventories hit a record high. Nickel inventories at London Metal Exchange warehouses jumped to 444,936 tonnes, reflecting sluggish global demand and dashing expectations the market would face...

  • NEW YORK, May 19- Cable and wire manufacturer Southwire has taken steps to ensure supplies to its Kentucky rod plant continue, a spokesman said on Tuesday, as a lockout at supplier Century Aluminum Co's nearby smelter enters its second week. Century, controlled by Glencore Plc, does not expect production to be affected at the smelter during the dispute, Century...

  • TOLEDO, Ohio— Marathon Petroleum Corp. will pay a fine of nearly $3 million and spend another $2.8 million on pollution controls at its distribution terminals in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday. Marathon Petroleum, based in Findlay in northwest Ohio, said most of the alleged violations happened several years ago, and that it is...

  • NEW YORK— KFC is bringing back Colonel Sanders as the fried chicken chain seeks to refresh its image by harkening back to its past. Sanders, who founded KFC, will be played by "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Darrell Hammond in TV commercials. The real Colonel Harland Sanders died nearly 35 years ago, and KFC hasn't featured him in TV ads for about 20 years.

  • FRANKFORT, Ky.— The alleged head of a bourbon theft ring recruited a security guard and paid her $800 to look the other way as thieves spirited away thousands of dollars' worth of whiskey from a Kentucky distillery, prosecutors said Tuesday. Leslie Wright, 34, described by prosecutors as a former security guard at Buffalo Trace Distillery, was indicted on a charge...

  • House panel unveils $578.6 billion for defense spending Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 10:38 AM ET

    The spending bill, which mirrors the broad defense policy bill the House passed last week, is to be considered Wednesday by the defense subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. "This bill makes the most of a very tight budget, utilizing all resources to ensure that our military remains the best in the world and that they are ready and able to protect all...