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With family out of state, Greitens hunkers down as scandal swirls

In the week since allegations of blackmail engulfed his administration in scandal, Gov. Eric Greitens has struggled to keep out of the spotlight. As rumors continue to swirl, and an … Click to Continue »

Protesters in Haiti condemn Trump remarks at embassy protest

Haitians angry over recent words and actions by U.S. President Donald Trump are showing their anger outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince. Demonstrators gathered outside the gates of the embassy … Click to Continue »

Year-old 'resistance' now sets it sights on the ballot box

The idea first came to Teresa Shook, a Hawaii retiree, in the hours after Donald Trump was elected. Perhaps, she suggested to a few friends on Facebook, women could march … Click to Continue »

Brownback’s ambassador nomination moves to full Senate

Gov. Sam Brownback is another step closer to leaving Kansas and joining the Trump administration. His nomination to become ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom once again had to go through … Click to Continue »

For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilize

Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force, while looking ahead to the coming … Click to Continue »

Rhode Island officials don't regret Amazon bid

Rhode Island has been knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, but state officials say it was worth putting in a serious bid. Seattle-based Amazon on Thursday announced … Click to Continue »

Legislators push for workforce development

A group of Democratic legislators on Thursday urged the General Assembly to approve a package of bills aimed at helping small businesses and training young people for good-paying jobs that … Click to Continue »

Raimondo submits nearly $9.4B state budget plan to lawmakers

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has released a nearly $9.4 billion state budget plan that cuts Medicaid programs and generates new revenue through sports betting and increasing access to medical … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Replacement for senator who resigned chosen

The Latest on the replacement for state Sen. Debbie Lesko, who resigned to run for Congress (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has chosen a … Click to Continue »

Lawmakers vote to expand rape law to include sex with teens

The Kentucky House has passed a bill to expand rape statutes to include instances when older adults have sex with 16 or 17 year olds. The measure would declare that … Click to Continue »

Indictment: 3 Wichita police officers obstructed justice

Federal prosecutors are accusing three former Wichita police officers of obstruction of justice for their roles in identifying a suspected undercover officer who was investigating illegal gambling. An indictment unsealed … Click to Continue »

House passes measure creating sexual harassment task force

The Washington House has passed a resolution setting up a legislative task force on sexual harassment. House Concurrent Resolution 4413 was passed on a voice vote in the House chamber … Click to Continue »

American Express posts $1.2 billion loss due to new tax law

Credit card company American Express is reporting it lost $1.2 billion in the fourth quarter, as the company booked large one-time charges related to the new tax law. On a … Click to Continue »

Ex-Milwaukee officer takes plea deal in sex assault case

A former Milwaukee police officer acquitted in a fatal shooting that sparked riots is taking a plea deal in a sex assault case that got him fired. Dominique Heaggan-Brown pleaded … Click to Continue »

Wealthy exodus to escape new tax rules worries California Democrats

The Republican-backed federal tax bill flipped the tables on a never-ending question for California politicians: Will high taxes lead the state’s wealthiest residents to flee the Golden State for the … Click to Continue »

El Salvador tells citizens to renew soon-to-end TPS status

El Salvador's foreign minister is urging his countrymen to renew their temporary protected residency, even though the U.S. government plans to end the program. There is a 60-day renewal period … Click to Continue »

Ex-Kentucky House speaker running for re-election

The former Kentucky House speaker who stepped down after signing a secret sexual harassment settlement is running for re-election. The Secretary of State's website shows that Jeff Hoover filed paperwork … Click to Continue »

Ex-Trump aide was subject of arrest warrant at White House

Hungarian police had an arrest warrant open for Sebastian Gorka during the eight months he spent as a national security aide to U.S. President Donald Trump. The warrant issued in … Click to Continue »

Indiana official says state will be careful in Amazon offer

A top state official says Indiana will be judicious in what it offers in support of the bid from Indianapolis for Amazon's second headquarters. Seattle-based Amazon included Indianapolis on its … Click to Continue »

Red River diversion report leaves dam location in question

A task force assembled by the governors of North Dakota and Minnesota has released its final recommendations for re-starting a stalled Red River diversion project meant to protect Fargo and … Click to Continue »

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