State governments

May 10, 2018 - 4:39 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's then-largest online charter school may have broken the law by withholding information used in calculating payments and inflated the amount of time students spent learning, the state auditor said Thursday. The now-shuttered Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow also didn't...
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FILE - In this May 22, 1998, file photo, Thurston High School student Kip Kinkel, 15, is led to his arraignment in Eugene, Ore. Kinkel has lost an appeal to the Oregon Supreme Court, Thursday, May 10, 2018, where he had sought reduction of the 111-year sentence he received for the 1998 mass shooting at his high school. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
May 10, 2018 - 4:02 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man who killed two people and wounded 26 others in a 1998 shooting at an Oregon high school lost an appeal Thursday seeking to reduce his 111-year sentence. The Oregon state Supreme Court ruled that Kip Kinkel's sentence does not violate his constitutional protection from cruel...
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Flanked by security guards, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, center, arrives at court for jury selection in his felony invasion of privacy trial, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in St. Louis. Greitens is accused of taking an unauthorized and compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
May 10, 2018 - 2:44 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 1:05 p.m. A judge and attorneys for the prosecution and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens are questioning prospective jurors in his felony invasion of privacy case. Thirty-four of a group of 40 potential jurors...
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Flanked by security guards, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, center, arrives at court for jury selection in his felony invasion of privacy trial, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in St. Louis. Greitens is accused of taking an unauthorized and compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
May 10, 2018 - 2:06 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 1:05 p.m. A judge and attorneys for the prosecution and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens are questioning prospective jurors in his felony invasion of privacy case. Thirty-six of a group of 40 potential jurors...
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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, top, arrives at court for jury selection in his felony invasion of privacy trial, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in St. Louis. Greitens is accused of taking an unauthorized and compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
May 10, 2018 - 1:21 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens appeared in court Thursday as jury selection got underway in a criminal trial accusing him of taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he has acknowledged having an affair. The Republican governor faces the potential of prison time if convicted...
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In this March 6, 2018 photo, Stacey Abrams holds a news conference to announce she has qualified to run for governor in Atlanta. Abrams and Stacey Evans are vying for the Democratic nomination for Georgia governor. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
May 10, 2018 - 1:17 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — One spent much of her childhood in trailers, raised by her mother, college made possible partly by a lottery scholarship and other grants. The other grew up in a working-class, African-American household in the Deep South, her path to law school also paved with financial aid. Now, 40...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2017, file photo, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announces he is joining the race for governor in Towson, Md. Kamenetz is running in a crowded Democratic primary. News outlets cite a release from Baltimore County police that says Kamenetz died early Thursday, May 10, 2018, following a cardiac arrest. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
May 10, 2018 - 1:12 pm
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Kevin Kamenetz, a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland and longtime leader in local politics, died early Thursday after going into cardiac arrest, officials said. He was 60. Kamenetz began feeling ill early Thursday and went with his wife to a volunteer fire station...
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Flanked by security guards, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, center, arrives at court for jury selection in his felony invasion of privacy trial, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in St. Louis. Greitens is accused of taking an unauthorized and compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
May 10, 2018 - 12:40 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Jury selection has begun in Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' felony invasion of privacy trial. Judge Rex Burlison spent the first part of the morning reviewing hardships that could prevent prospective...
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May 10, 2018 - 10:54 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York lawmaker is taking aim at riflery and archery programs in schools, contending they promote a "gun culture." Manhattan Democrat Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal says she introduced her bill to ban such programs in the state after it was revealed that the Parkland, Florida...
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Members of the St. Louis streets department unload barricades on the Chestnut Street side of the Civil Courts building in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in advance of Thursday's start of jury selection in the trial of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who is facing allegations in an invasion-of-privacy case. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
May 10, 2018 - 12:39 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' felony invasion of privacy trial. Greitens is accused of taking an unauthorized photo of a woman while she was partially nude during a 2015 sexual encounter, before he was elected. Jury selection is expected to start...
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