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Kai Sotto makes unofficial visit to Kentucky Wildcats

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:43 PM

The 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto meets with John Calipari, who is known for producing NBA players after only one season in the NCAA

NBA DREAM. Kai Sotto is currently ranked 75th by ESPN in the Class of 2020. Photo from Twitter/@kzsottolive

DOLE orders Jollibee to regularize over 6,000 workers

Apr 04, 2018 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'We have been cooperating and will continue to cooperate with DOLE,' Jollibee said in a statement, adding that it is following the process the department had prescribed to appeal the order

CONTRACTUALIZATION. The Department of Labor and Employment orders Jollibee to regularize its 6,482 employees.

Life lessons from the ‘Colonel’

May 24, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Before he invented the “secret recipe” for KFC Harland Sanders lived a life of multiple jobs business ventures and challenges

Always Dreaming wins 143rd Kentucky Derby

May 07, 2017 - 1:41 PM

Always Dreaming pulls away in the final straight on a sloppy track to win the first jewel of the Triple Crown

ALWAYS WINNING. Thanks to support from the bettors - based on a stellar showing in the Florida Derby on April 1 and strong workouts since - Always Dreaming was sent off at 9-2 and became the fifth straight betting favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Australian Isaac Humphries declares for NBA Draft

Apr 13, 2017 - 5:00 PM

This decision didn t come easily for me My goal has always been to play professionally says Isaac Humphries

DECLARED. The 7-foot, 19-year-old will skip his final two years at Kentucky to seek a spot in the NBA. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Anti-US protests staged at 11 KFC branches in China – report

Jul 19, 2016 - 10:26 PM

KFC is a potent symbol of American capitalism in the world s most populous country with over 4 000 branches The protests highlight how foresign firms can be hit by bouts of nationalism in China

KFC PROTEST. Customers exit a KFC fast-food branch in Beijing, China 23 July 2014. File photo by Rolex dela Pena

Louisville stages mass final farewell to Muhammad Ali

Jun 10, 2016 - 11:23 PM

A funeral procession through town a private burial and a public memorial service will wrap up two days of tributes to the 3 time heavyweight world champion

FAREWELL. The casket during the Islamic Jenazah Prayer Service for the late Muhammad Ali at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, June 9, 2016. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

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Jun 06, 2016 - 1:48 PM

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Clinton claims Kentucky, Sanders takes Oregon in Democratic duel

May 18, 2016 - 8:45 AM

UPDATED Hillary Clinton seeks to halt the momentum of Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders

In this file photo, US Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Bernie Sanders before the start of the Democratic Presidential candidates' debate, at the Whiting Auditorium in Flint, Michigan, USA, March 6, 2016. Jeff Kowalsky/EPA

Unbeaten Nyquist wins Kentucky Derby

May 08, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Nyquist lives up to his favorite s billing winning the 142nd Kentucky Derby to become the eighth unbeaten horse to capture the first jewel of US racing s Triple Crown

FIRST PLACE. Nyquist becomes the first undefeated horse to win the Kentucky Derby since Seattle Slew in 1977. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images/AFP

Trump, Cruz in two-way Republican race

Mar 07, 2016 - 8:24 AM

On the other hand Hillary Clinton extends her frontrunner status in the Democratic contests but Senator Bernie Sanders shows he is still in the race with a pair of victories

In this file photo Donald Trump (L) listens to Ted Cruz answering a question during the CNN Republican Presidential Primary Debate at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music Opera House in Houston, Texas, USA, February 25, 2016. Gary Coronado/Pool/EPA

Race for the White House: Cruz, Sanders score wins

Mar 06, 2016 - 8:33 AM

3rd UPDATE Meanwhile Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton dominate the delegate rich state of Louisiana

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the 43rd Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, USA, March 4, 2016. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

5 more US states vote in presidential primary race

Mar 06, 2016 - 1:25 AM

Donald Trump is ahead in the delegate count for the Republicans while Hillary Clinton is well ahead of rival Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side Will the next primaries be a game changer?

'I VOTED' Stickers given to voters after they have voted in the Presidential Primary on Super Tuesday are pictured in Burlington, Vermont, USA, March 1, 2016. Herb Swanson/EPA

Washington DC digs out after monster blizzard

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:12 AM

For many the thrill of a weekend spent playing in the snow or in warm homes watching a stunning display of nature s power gave way to the realization that in Washington DC at least the cleanup will be long and messy

BREAK TIME. Joel Clement, 50, left, and Brad Farster, 35, right, both U.S. government employees, take a break in front of the U.S. Capitol building after a day of cross country skiing on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. USA, January 25, 2016. Allison Shelley/EPA

Storm-hit US digs out as death toll rises to 25

Jan 25, 2016 - 8:38 AM

UPDATED The eastern United States emerge wearily from a massive blizzard that dumped huge amounts of snow and killed at least 25 people

AFTER 'SNOWZILLA' People take photographs in the snow with the New York City skyline in the background in Central Park in New York, New York, USA, January 24, 2016. Peter Foley/EPA

'Snowzilla': Massive blizzard paralyzes eastern US

Jan 24, 2016 - 10:55 AM

UPDATED 16 die in Arkansas Kentucky New York North Carolina Maryland and Virginia while more than 200 000 people are left without power and 2 200 National Guard personnel are drafted in

FROZEN. People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, USA, January 23, 2016. John Taggart/EPA

T-Wolves mull between Towns and Okafor with top draft pick

Jun 24, 2015 - 4:28 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves could become the first NBA club to have three consecutive number one selections playing together in one season

TOUGH PICK. Karl-Anthony Towns (L) averaged 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots a game last season for Kentucky, while Duke's Jahlil Okafor (R) averaged 17.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots a game for the Blue Devils last season. File photos by Getty Images/AFP

US Supreme Court appears split on gay marriage

Apr 29, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Experts say recognition of same sex marriage – legal in 37 of the country s 50 states and in the capital Washington but not recognized everywhere – seems inevitable

FOR EQUALITY. Katherine Struck, of Frederick, Maryland, and Aman Ardalan, of Annapolis, Maryland, shout support for Gay Marriage rights, in front of the US Supreme Court, in Washington DC, USA, April 28, 2015. John Boal/EPA

US Supreme Court set for historic gay marriage case

Apr 28, 2015 - 2:03 PM

Experts say recognition of same sex marriage – already legal in 37 of the country s 50 states and in the capital Washington DC – seems inevitable

In this file photo, a gay couple, Marcos German-Domingues (R) and Daniel German-Domingues (L), hold rainbow flags outside the US Supreme Court on the day the high court hears the case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), in Washington DC, USA, March 27, 2013. Michael Reynolds/EPA

NCAA: Wisconsin ends Kentucky's bid for undefeated season

Apr 05, 2015 - 3:08 PM

The Wisconsin Badgers handed the Kentucky Wildcats their first loss of the season to set up an NCAA Championship match with Duke

UPSET CITY. A 15-4 run over the last four and a half minutes earned Wisconsin the upset victory over Kentucky.Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Girl survives US plane crash that kills 4 others

Jan 03, 2015 - 1:02 PM

Investigators confirm 4 fatalities at the plane crash site The fatalities include the pilot and the remaining passengers

Where Obama could lose it all: Senate races to watch

Sep 07, 2014 - 4:23 PM

Republicans must gain six seats to take over the US Senate and many analysts say that goal is within reach

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

UConn defeats Kentucky to win fourth NCAA title

Apr 08, 2014 - 12:47 PM

The University of Connecticut kept their perfect championship game record intact by claiming their fourth NCAA national title on Monday with a 60 54 victory over the University of Kentucky

DOG FIGHT. The UConn Huskies outlasted Kentucky to win the NCAA men's basketball championship. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

UConn to face Kentucky for NCAA basketball crown

Apr 06, 2014 - 3:09 PM

The University of Connecticut toppled top seeded Florida on Saturday and will play Kentucky for America s coveted national collegiate basketball crown

NCAA SHOWDOWN. Terrence Samuel (L), Lasan Kromah (R) and the rest of the UConn Huskies will face the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA Finals. Photo from Getty Images/AFP

Last dance: Rappler's Guide to the NCAA Final Four

Apr 03, 2014 - 3:48 PM

From 64 teams we re down to the Final Four With everyone s brackets long since busted Rappler breaks down the chances of the last NCAA men s basketball teams standing

AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR. Kentucky, Wisconsin, UConn and Florida will all vie for the grandest prize in men's college basketball

KFC sorry over China chicken scare

Jan 11, 2013 - 2:53 PM

The food giant apologizes for failing to inform Chinese authorities about tests showing high levels of antibiotics in chicken

INFOGRAPHIC: 2012 U.S. Electoral Map

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED Here is the 2012 US Election Map showing the distribution of the electoral votes as of Saturday November 10

#USvote: Electoral College tally

Nov 11, 2012 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Nov 11 Here is the Electoral College tally for the 2012 US presidential election based on projections from the major US networks ABC NBC CBS CNN FOX and the New York Times

LIVE: Obama wins, say U.S. media

Nov 07, 2012 - 8:19 AM

LIVE COVERAGE of the 2012 US presidential election November 6 2012

Voters in full force for U.S. poll finale

Nov 07, 2012 - 6:44 AM

Freezing temperatures in the northeast light drizzle in Chicago and a threat of thunderstorms in Florida did little to deter citizens from lining up at polling stations

Obama, Romney end tumultuous White House campaign

Nov 06, 2012 - 2:10 PM

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made their final cases to Americans on election eve Monday November 5 capping a grueling negative multi billion dollar campaign and handing their fates to voters

THE BATTLE IS ON. This combination of file pictures shows US President Barack Obama (L) speaking during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center July 19, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, and US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R) addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES

Passionate Biden targets earnest Ryan in fiery VP debate

Oct 12, 2012 - 12:32 PM

Vice President Biden and Ryan nearly 30 years his junior clashed sharply on Iran Libya Afghanistan and top domestic issues including health care abortion and tax on a combustive evening in Kentucky

VP CANDIDATES FACE OFF. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Republican vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) participate in the vice presidential debate as moderator Martha Raddatz looks on at Centre College October 11, 2012 in Danville, Kentucky. This is the second of four debates during the presidential election season and the only debate between the vice presidential candidates before the closely-contested election November 6. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

VIDEO: The 2012 US Vice Presidential debate

Oct 12, 2012 - 9:52 AM

Joe Biden rained rhetorical punches on Republican Paul Ryan Thursday October 11 Friday October 12 in Manila in a fiery vice presidential debate

Kentucky teammates go 1-2 in NBA draft

Jun 29, 2012 - 4:04 PM

First pick Anthony Davis and second pick Michael Kidd Gilchrist of University of Kentucky marked the first time in draft history that two players from the same school were taken with the top two picks

Kentucky is king of US college basketball

Apr 03, 2012 - 1:06 PM

Kentucky defeated Kansas 67 59 in the NCAA championships for their 8th national title