State governments

May 04, 2018 - 3:40 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — "Sex and the City" star and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon released tax returns on Friday showing she and her wife had an income of $1.9 million last year and gave about $53,000 to charity. The Democratic candidate released the returns after initially filing an...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a news conference about allegations related to his extramarital affair with his hairdresser, in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri House Democrats are demanding that the Republican leadership launch immediate impeachment proceedings against Greitens, accusing Republicans of stalling. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
May 04, 2018 - 2:59 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens are renewing a request to have a judge, not a jury, decide the felony invasion of privacy case against the embattled Republican governor. A court filing late Thursday marked the second time Greitens' attorneys have asked St. Louis Circuit...
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FILE - This March 19, 2018 file photo shows the Google app on an iPad in Baltimore. Google says it will do a better job of verifying the identity of political ad buyers in the U.S., requiring them to provide a government-issued ID and other key information before allowing them to buy ads. Senior vice president Kent Walker says in a blog post Google will also require ad buyers to disclose who is paying for the ad. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 04, 2018 - 2:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google says it will do a better job of verifying the identity of political ad buyers in the U.S. by requiring a copy of a government-issued ID and other information. Google will also require the disclosure of who is paying for the ad. Google executive Kent Walker is repeating a...
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May 04, 2018 - 2:38 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said she plans to sign a six-week abortion ban into law on Friday, setting the state up for a lengthy court challenge. The Republican governor announced in a news release that she would sign the legislation in her formal office at the state Capitol...
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FILE - This March 19, 2018 file photo shows the Google app on an iPad in Baltimore. Google says it will do a better job of verifying the identity of political ad buyers in the U.S., requiring them to provide a government-issued ID and other key information before allowing them to buy ads. Senior vice president Kent Walker says in a blog post Google will also require ad buyers to disclose who is paying for the ad. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 04, 2018 - 1:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google says it will do a better job of verifying the identity of political ad buyers in the U.S. by requiring a government-issued ID and other key information. Google will also require ad buyers to disclose who is paying for the ad. Google executive Kent Walker is repeating a...
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Students return to Oakwood Elementary School, Friday, May 4, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz., after a statewide Arizona teachers strike ended. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 04, 2018 - 1:07 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes Friday, a day after state lawmakers approved 20 percent raises for teachers and they ended a six-day walkout that shuttered most classrooms around the state. Teachers at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a news conference in Jefferson City, Mo., about allegations related to his extramarital affair with his hairdresser. Washington University says it's looking into whether grant money was misused after a former political aide for Greitens says he got paid from a grant to promote one of Greitens' books. University spokeswoman Julie Flory says the St. Louis-based school takes accountability seriously. She says the school is reviewing issues related to a Greitens' grant after the release this week of a House investigatory report. (Julie Smith /The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)
May 04, 2018 - 12:36 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A private university says it is looking into whether grant money was misused after a former political aide for embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said he got paid from grant funds to promote one of Greitens' books as he simultaneously helped launch Greitens'...
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Students return to Oakwood Elementary School, Friday, May 4, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz., after a statewide Arizona teachers strike ended. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 04, 2018 - 12:23 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes Friday a day after state lawmakers approved 20 percent raises for teachers and they ended a six-day walkout that shuttered most classrooms around the state. Teachers at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa...
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Democratic Sen. Marlon Kimpson speaks inside the Senate Chambers in Columbia, S.C., Thursday, May 3, 2018 about the abortion ban proposal which would only allow abortions in cases of rape, incest or if the mother's life is at risk. (AP Photo/Christina L. Myers)
May 04, 2018 - 12:13 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Senate has effectively killed a ban on almost all abortions in the state, voting early Friday morning to return the bill to committee. Five Republicans joined Democrats in the 24-21 vote, which came after Democrats held the Senate floor for an hours-long...
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In this photo released by U.S. Geological Survey, a plume of ash rises from the Puu Oo vent on Hawaii's Kilaueaa Volcano after a magnitude 5.0 earthquake, Thursday, May 3, 2018 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted Thursday, sending lava shooting into the air in a residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby homes. Hawaii County said steam and lava poured out of a crack in Leilani Estates, which is near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 10:45 am
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets. Volcano officials couldn't predict how long Thursday's eruption may last...
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