7:41am

Fri July 1, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Doneghy Convicted, Faces 30 Year Sentence

 After some 18 hours of deliberation, a jury has found 34 year old Glen Doneghy guilty of second degree manslaughter in the death of Lexington Police Officer Bryan Durman. The twelve member panel also convicted Doneghy on counts of leaving the scene of an accident, second degree assault, fourth degree assault, possession of marijuana, cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.

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7:35am

Fri July 1, 2011
The Two-Way

White House Sees Deficit/Debt Deal Deadline As July 22

"The Obama administration believes congressional leaders must agree to a deficit-reduction deal by July 22 in order to raise the government's borrowing limit in time to avoid a default in early August, according to Democratic officials with knowledge of the negotiations," The Wall Street Journal reports this morning.

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7:29am

Fri July 1, 2011
Opinion

New Republic: Missing Sandra Day O'Connor

Then-Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and her husband John, attend an awards ceremony in Huntington, N.Y on March 9, 2004. O'Connor left the bench to take care of her ill husband in 2007. He died in 2009.
Zach Seckler AP

Jeffrey Rosen is the legal editor of The New Republic.

The Supreme Court term that ended this week would have looked very different if Justice Sandra Day O'Connor were still on the bench. Twenty percent of the cases were decided by a 5-4 vote, and, in many of those cases, Justice O'Connor would have voted to swing the result the other way.

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7:21am

Fri July 1, 2011
The Two-Way

As Tuscaloosa Rebuilds, Exodus Of Immigrants Makes Job Harder

April 30, 2011: In Tuscaloosa, Ala., LaTia Cobbs sat in the rubble of her destroyed home following the massive tornado that swept through the city three days earlier.
Tom Pennington Getty Images

"When the city of Tuscaloosa, Ala., begins rebuilding more than 5,300 homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by an Apr. 27 tornado, it may find itself missing many of the people it needs to put the city together again," Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

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6:37am

Fri July 1, 2011
News

July Means Fireworks And A New Crop Of State Laws

Connecticut will start taxing yoga sessions on July 1.
iStockphoto.com

Like any fireworks show on July 4, state laws taking effect Friday are certain to deepen some Americans' patriotism — and leave others feeling cheated.

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5:41am

Fri July 1, 2011
Education

Beshear "Greatest Education Governor"

The National Education Association honored Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on Thursday with this year’s America’s Greatest Education Governor Award. The annual award is given to governors who have made statewide efforts to improve public education and leaving education out of budget cuts.

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5:38am

Fri July 1, 2011
Business and the Economy

Kentucky Mayors Announce Job Study

Joined by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray at the Clinton Global Initiative American event held in Chicago Thursday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced a regional economic development study to improve both cities’ competitiveness in advanced manufacturing.

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5:35am

Fri July 1, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Indictments in Lottery Fraud Probe

A grand jury today indicted four individuals in Louisville and Lexington on charges of lottery fraud.The indictments are part of an undercover investigation by the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. KLC personnel visited various lottery retailers and presented tickets that, when scanned at a lottery terminal, would instruct the store clerk to award a prize.

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4:00am

Fri July 1, 2011
Business

Amazon Cuts Ties With Calif. Affiliates To Avoid Tax

Under a new law signed by Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown, online retailers like Amazon are supposed to start collecting sales taxes, even when they're based outside the state. Amazon says the new law is unconstitutional, and it won't collect the tax. One way the company is trying to avoid it, is by severing ties with about 10,000 small businesses and individual blogs based in the state which link to Amazon.com through their websites.

4:00am

Fri July 1, 2011
Business

Minnesota's Government Closed For Business

Thousands of state workers in Minnesota are being told to stay home Friday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on a new state budget. That also means tax refund checks will not be going out and zoos and parks will likely be closed this holiday weekend. This is the second shutdown for Minnesota in six years.

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