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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican governor says he will shut down the state's expanded Medicaid program if the courts stop his plan for some people to work to keep their health benefits. Friday, the federal government approved Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to impose work requirements on some Medicaid recipients. Bevin also issued an executive order directing his administration to end the program should any part of his plan be struck down by the courts.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Four Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have waived an initial hearing before an ethics commission investigating their involvement in a secret sexual harassment settlement. Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission Chairman George Troutman said Tuesday the lawmakers agreed to skip the "probable cause" hearing.

ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters are expanding the area that could get snow in Georgia. The National Weather Service says as much as 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) of snow could fall through Wednesday morning in a patch that extends into southeastern Georgia. That's more snow over a larger region than originally forecast, and isolated areas could get even more accumulation. Metro Atlanta is within the area that could get both snow and freezing temperatures, creating the potential for travel problems.

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.6 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in southeastern Missouri. The survey says the earthquake struck Tuesday more than 2 miles (4 kilometers) southwest of Caruthersville, Missouri. No damage has been reported, but the survey reports the quake also was felt in parts of West Tennessee, northeast Arkansas and western Kentucky.

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