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Does Ky. killer get new sentencing hearing?

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed unsure Wednesday on whether it should order a new sentencing hearing for a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky. The justices heard arguments over Robert Keith Woodall’s ...

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U.S. appeals court backs graphic cigarette labels

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal law requiring cigarette packages to carry graphic warnings about the dangers of smoking and restricts how tobacco products may be marketed and advertised passes constitutional muster, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The case is ...

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Maryland to debate more gambling as casino market grows more crowded

Gambling is shaping up to be one of the most interesting debates of the 2012 legislative session in Maryland and, underscoring the need that many in the General Assembly feel to approve table games, it’s going to be a big ...

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Ban on trucker cell use, texting recommended

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —  Truckers and other commercial drivers should be banned from talking on the phone and texting when they are behind the wheel, a federal safety agency decided Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board gave its recommendation at a ...

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Mammoth Cave tours reveal subterranean wonders

MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK, Ky. — Blasts of cool air offered a welcome reprieve from the scorching summer as a tour group descended into the depths of the world’s longest-known cave. Some visitors donned light jackets for the long hike ...

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Maryland ranks 5th among ‘Toxic 20’

Maryland ranks as the fifth-worst state in the country for toxic air pollution caused by coal- and oil-fired power plants, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The environmental group and the Physicians for Social Responsibility on Wednesday jointly released ...

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