AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 2:15 pm, KY
Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or email@example.com. Bruce Schreiner is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments. All times are Eastern.
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IMMIGRATION-AFTER THE RAID
COVINGTON, Ky. — It had taken a decade for Brandon Tomas Tomas to establish a life in America: a wife, a steady job and five American-born children. It took 20 seconds for that life to be taken away An immigration officer looking for someone else spotted him and asked an innocuous question: “Cómo estás?” How are you? Then he asked whether Tomas had papers. In a flash, the 33-year-old Guatemalan was in handcuffs, in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, headed to jail and probable deportation. AP Photos.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is closing in on his next Supreme Court nominee, with three federal judges leading the competition to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump’s top contenders for the vacancy at this time are federal appeals judges Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge, said a person familiar with Trump’s thinking who was not authorized to speak publicly. AP Photos.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls it an “absurdity” that the U.S. imports hemp but puts severe restrictions on American production. The Kentucky Republican is looking to change that by legalizing the crop in the next federal farm bill.
—ABOLISH ICE BILLBOARD, from Louisville: A Louisville billboard has been vandalized to say ”#AbolishICE” as protests against President Donald Trump and his administration’s immigration policies continue in the Kentucky city.
—LEAKING DAM, from Union, Ky.: Kentucky wildlife officials have removed about 300 fish from a lake where the water level is being lowered to repair a leaking dam.
—OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, from Frankfort: A new commission created by Gov. Matt Bevin will look at creating economic opportunities for Kentuckians.
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