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  • High court to hear historic gay marriage arguments Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:35 AM ET
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

    The Supreme Court is being asked to show where it stands in the dispute over whether marriage is solely the union of a man and woman.

  • Lexmark posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:42 AM ET

    LEXINGTON, Ky. _ Lexmark International Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $19.7 million. For the current quarter ending in June, Lexmark expects its per-share earnings to range from 75 cents to 85 cents. Lexmark shares have risen roughly 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Churchill Downs reports 1Q loss Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:06 PM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Churchill Downs Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $1.6 million in its first quarter. The Louisville, Kentucky- based company said it had a loss of 9 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON— House and Senate GOP negotiators neared agreement Monday on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans controlling Congress to more easily target President Barack Obama's signature health care law while delivering an almost $40 billion budget boost to the Pentagon. The emerging plan relies on deep cuts to domestic agency budgets and...

  • Rob Portman is reaching back to a familiar topic in his likely 2016 faceoff with Ohio's former governor: jobs. "Ohio lost over 350,000 jobs on Strickland's watch and his endless excuses will never cover up the fact that Ohio lagged behind 47 other states in job creation. Ohio voters can't let Ted Strickland take them backwards. "

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Some observers say a North Dakota bill passed this legislative session that sets guidelines for industrial hemp production should make it easier to grow and may help create an industry for Indian tribes, although it could take a while to sort out federal policies. David Monson is meant to put the state in line with the new federal farm bill that...

  • Some police in US looking to body cameras on their own Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:33 AM ET

    Studies of camera use by police in Rialto, California, and Mesa, Arizona, showed steep declines in citizen complaints and in use of force by officers. In the Ohio village of New Richmond, where Kidder's restraint last week in the face of a potentially deadly suspect has drawn wide acclaim, police chief Randy Harvey said the video shows why he'd like to have the...

  • Longtime fugitive turns himself in...for health care Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:42 AM ET
    Clarence David Moore, aka 'Ronnie Dickinson.'

    A 66-year-old man turned himself in after 39 years of running in order to receive health care benefits in prison, NBC News reports.

  • Stock Yards tops Street 1Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Stock Yards Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $9.3 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 56 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $31.1 million.

  • FRANKFORT, Ky.— The Kentucky distillery worker who's accused of leading a bourbon theft ring wore shirts promoting the distillery where he worked— and also stole liquor— as he delivered purloined barrels covered by a tarp in a pickup truck, a detective said. The ring that prosecutors say was led by Gilbert "Toby" Curtsinger operated for years and turned into a...

  • Stolen bottles of extremely rare bourbon recovered Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 5:26 PM ET
    Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.

    Stolen bourbon estimated to be worth $100,000 was recovered in Kentucky, officials said, with nine people charged with engaging in organized crime.

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Yum Brands Inc.' s first-quarter profit fell but still topped Wall Street expectations as global sales jumped at its Taco Bell and KFC brands. The parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut reported a profit of $362 million, or 81 cents per share, for the quarter that ended on March 21, down 9 percent from $399 million, or 87 cents per share, the year...

  • Cuba's not as open for business as everyone thinks Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 1:54 PM ET
    A taxi cab in Havana, Cuba.

    American companies have been eyeing the Cuban market since December but consultants are wary about how easy it will be to do business there.

  • HOUSTON— A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases. Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries said Tuesday, a day after recalling all its products, that it is getting closer to pinpointing the cause of the...

  • Workers busted for stealing $100K worth of bourbon Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Bourbon distillery

    Nine people have been indicted on charges of spiriting away at least $100,000 worth in stolen bourbon.

  • FRANKFORT, Ky.— Kentucky authorities indicted nine people Tuesday on charges of spiriting away what one prosecutor called more bourbon whiskey than a person could drink in a lifetime. "You had some rogue employees who took advantage of both the trust of their companies and their knowledge of the security measures to steal the barrels and bottles of bourbon from...

  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:22 PM ET

    BRENHAM, Texas— Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. Five others in Kansas and Texas were sickened with listeriosis, which can cause fever, muscle aches,...

  • And some are striking a sympathetic tone with lower-income workers in a way that contrasts with four years ago when Mitt Romney struggled to overcome perceptions that he was largely the candidate of the wealthiest Americans. Then, Republican nominee Romney had the luxury of being able to hammer President Barack Obama with an unemployment rate of more than 8...

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- Alpha Natural Resources Inc, a struggling U.S. coal company, may be forced to buy costly new insurance or otherwise ensure it can cover obligations for cleaning up any abandoned mines, according to officials in West Virginia. Alpha has been allowed to leave about $262 million in cleanup liabilities uninsured in West Virginia under a federal...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner appointed five largely loyal Republican allies to a negotiating panel on Tuesday to work out differences between House- and Senate- passed budgets. The Republican negotiators are led by Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price and include panel vice chairman Todd Rokita of Indiana, Diane...