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Alaska city residents worry about herring population decline

Residents of a Southern Alaska city are worried their herring population is on the verge of collapse, although state officials say the birds are bustling. KTOO-FM reports ( ) a … Click to Continue »

Czech crisis ends with finance minister replacement

The Czech Republic's president has fired Finance Minister Andrej Babis and appointed his replacement, a move that ends the country's political crisis. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka requested that President Milos … Click to Continu...

Michigan Senate OKs allowing dogs on restaurant patios

Patrons could bring their dogs along while eating in outdoor areas of restaurants under a bill advancing in the Michigan Legislature. State law generally prohibits live animals at restaurants. The … Click to Continue »

Algeria's president names new prime minister after poll win

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has named a new prime minister following the ruling coalition's victory in parliamentary elections earlier this month in the oil-rich North African country. A statement from … Click to Contin...

Ivanka Trump asks trafficked women what US can do to help

Ivanka Trump met Wednesday met with a group of African women who were trafficked into Italian prostitution rings, a private encounter said to have moved her to tears. Trump visited … Click to Continue »

US official urges vigilance over Russia's role in Balkans

A U.S. official on Wednesday urged vigilance over Russia's policies in the troubled Balkans, where Moscow has sought to increase its influence and undermine that of the West. Deputy Assistant … Click to Continue »

GOP lawmaker says partisanship clouding gas tax debate

A Louisiana Republican lawmaker chastised by her party's leaders for supporting a gas tax increase has shot back that the GOP effort to kill the bill is short-sighted partisanship. Rep. … Click to Continue »

Erdogan: EU seems to want Turkey to abandon membership bid

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he believes the European Union wants Turkey to abandon its membership bid and says it's up to the bloc to decide whether the accession … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Outdoorsmen urge panel to OK woodchuck season

The Latest on a public hearing on a bill that would establish a woodchuck hunting season in Wisconsin (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Trappers and outdoorsmen are urging the Assembly's … Click to Continue »

New York governor offers talks with Hungary on Soros school

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is ready for talks with Hungary's government on the status of Central European University. CEU, founded by billionaire George Soros, is also accredited … Click to Continue »

Commissioner who spearheaded welfare reforms steps down

Maine's health and human services commissioner, who led sweeping welfare reform, is stepping down from her position. GOP Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday that Commissioner Mary Mayhew will be leaving … Click to Continue »

Defendant protesting outside of court house loses appeal

A defendant who tried to give a juror a flyer denouncing the judge about to consider his case has lost an appeal. The 2nd District Court of Appeals on Wednesday … Click to Continue »

West Virginia reorganizing state's cyber security effort

Gov. Jim Justice has directed the West Virginia Board of Risk and Insurance Management to take steps to protect personally identifiable information collected and kept by state agencies, including health … Click to Continue »

Mayor keeps fighting after PawSox stadium plans stall

Supporters of a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox haven't given up even though the plans have stalled in the Rhode Island legislature. Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien has scheduled … Click to Continue »

Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers. "When you say, 'I need you to do this right now,' they get … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Packed audience to watch swearing-in ceremonies

The Latest on Gov. Terry Branstad's scheduled resignation and swearing-in as U.S. ambassador to China, and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynold's ceremony to take an oath of office as Iowa governor … Click to Continue »

Washington consultant charged in insider trading case

A Washington consultant is among five people charged in an insider trading case stemming from secrets leaked from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Charges including conspiracy and securities … Click to Continue »

Pope to first lady: what are you feeding Trump?

Thanks to Pope Francis and the U.S. first lady, a traditional Slovenian dish is hitting the headlines. As Melania Trump approached and shook hands with the pontiff on Wednesday, Francis … Click to Continue »

Lebanon renews Central Bank governor's term amid turbulence

The Lebanese government has reappointed Lebanon's long-serving Central Bank governor for another six year term. The renewal of Riad Salameh's term sends a positive signal to international investors at a … Click to Continue »

Critics slam process for OKing Oklahoma's $6.8B budget bill

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are complaining about how two budget panels approved a $6.8 billion spending bill shortly before midnight that slashes spending to most Oklahoma state … Click to Continue »

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