State governments

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 - 7:01 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' administration posted a document bearing an unauthorized signature of another elected official to Greitens website shortly after he took office, according to records obtained Friday by The Associated Press. At issue is an executive order...
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In this combination photo, actress Olivia de Havilland appears in Rome on Oct. 4, 1968, left, and actress Catherine Zeta-Jones portrays de Havilland in a scene from the FX series, "Feud: Betty and Joan." De Havilland has asked the California Supreme Court to revive her lawsuit against the FX Networks show “Feud: Bette and Joan.” Lawyers for the 101-year-old actress filed the appeal Friday, May 4, 2018, asking the court to reverse an appeals court decision in March that threw out the suit. (AP Photo, left, FX via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 6:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia de Havilland has asked the California Supreme Court to revive her lawsuit against the FX Networks show "Feud: Bette and Joan." Lawyers for the 101-year-old actress filed the appeal Friday, asking the court to reverse an appeals court decision in March that threw out the...
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FILE- In this April 18, 2013 file photo, Michael Skakel listens to his former defense attorney Mickey Sherman testify at Skakel's habeas corpus hearing at Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Conn. The Connecticut Supreme Court has vacated Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction and ordered a new trial in connection with a 1975 killing in wealthy Greenwich. The court issued a 4-3 ruling Friday that Skakel's trial attorney, Michael Sherman, failed to present evidence of an alibi. (Jason Rearick/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)
May 04, 2018 - 6:41 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a stunning reversal, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday overturned Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction in the 1975 bludgeoning death of a girl in wealthy Greenwich. The high court issued a 4-3 ruling that Skakel's trial attorney failed to present...
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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 - 6:30 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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Principal Shawn Duguid welcomes a student back to Oakwood Elementary School after a statewide Arizona teachers strike ended Friday, May 4, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. 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. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 04, 2018 - 6:26 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes Friday, a day after state lawmakers approved a plan to hike teacher salaries to end a historic six-day walkout by educators that shuttered most schools statewide. Teachers at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of...
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Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum in Dallas, Friday, May 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
May 04, 2018 - 6:21 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the annual meeting in Dallas of the National Rifle Association (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Elected officials from Texas have joined President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in speaking to National Rifle Association members at the group's annual meeting...
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, center, signs a six-week abortion ban bill into law during a ceremony in her formal office, Friday, May 4, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. The bill gives Iowa the strictest abortion restrictions in the nation, setting the state up for a lengthy court challenge. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 04, 2018 - 5:10 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed a law banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at around six weeks of pregnancy, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation — but setting the state up for a lengthy court fight. The Republican...
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This undated, file image provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections shows death-row inmate Robert Butts Jr., who is convicted of robbing and killing an off-duty prison guard. A trial witness has acknowledged giving false testimony that Butts confessed to being the triggerman in a 1996 shotgun slaying for which he is to be executed this week, the inmate's attorneys said in court documents Tuesday, May 1. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP, File)
May 04, 2018 - 4:56 pm
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court on Friday denied a stay of execution for a man convicted of killing an off-duty prison guard who gave him a ride outside a Walmart store 22 years ago. Robert Earl Butts Jr., 40, is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. Friday by injection of the compounded...
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Cynthia Nixon leaves her first campaign event in Buffalo on April 25, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
May 04, 2018 - 4:55 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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May 04, 2018 - 4:54 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday signed a law banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at around six weeks of pregnancy, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation — but setting the state up for a lengthy court fight. The Republican...
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