State governments

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice addresses at news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Justice announced that striking teachers would return to work on Thursday, and that he’s offering teachers and school service personnel a 5-percent pay increase in the first year. (AP Photo/John Raby)
February 27, 2018 - 7:29 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Striking teachers in West Virginia are to return to the classroom on Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice said in announcing he is offering teachers and school service personnel a revised 5 percent pay raise in the first year to end their statewide walkout. Justice made the...
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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice addresses at news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Justice announced that striking teachers would return to work on Thursday, and that he’s offering teachers and school service personnel a 5-percent pay increase in the first year. (AP Photo/John Raby)
February 27, 2018 - 7:18 pm
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Striking teachers in West Virginia will return to the classroom on Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice said in announcing he's offering teachers and school service personnel a revised 5 percent pay raise in the first year. Justice made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar listens during his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. Right in the midst of the Pyeongchang Games, with hardly enough time for Larry Nassar to settle into the prison cell where he'll be spending the rest of his life, we got another report detailing horrific abuse and shameful cover-ups within one of the most high-profile summer sports. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
February 27, 2018 - 6:56 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bill inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal that would retroactively extend the amount of time child victims of sexual abuse have to sue their abusers is drawing concerns from the Catholic Church, which has paid out billions of dollars to settle U.S. clergy abuse...
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Volunteers hang banners around the perimeter of Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., to welcome back students who will be returning to school Wednesday two weeks after the mass shooting that killed 17 students and staff. (Susan Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 27, 2018 - 6:39 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor said Tuesday that he's determined to make the Parkland school shooting the last the state ever experiences. Gov. Rick Scott met with Miami-Dade County officials to outline a plan to pass a school safety bill before the state's annual legislative session ends...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks in Palmyra, Mo. Missouri lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse for the first time Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 since Greitens was indicted, with plans to discuss assembling a committee whose investigation could lead to his impeachment. The first-term Republican governor was indicted late Thursday on felony invasion of privacy. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
February 27, 2018 - 5:59 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens are questioning why St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner hired a private out-of-state company to perform the investigation that led to his indictment, rather than relying on St. Louis police. Greitens' attorneys in a court...
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FILE - This August 9, 2013 file photo shows a portion of the Russian Embassy complex in Washington. The Russian embassy in Washington has a new address, at least symbolically. A portion of Wisconsin Avenue in front of the embassy is being officially renamed Boris Nemtsov Plaza on Tuesday in what amounts to a DC-sponsored effort to troll the Russian government. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 27, 2018 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian Embassy in Washington has a new address, at least symbolically. A one-block section of Wisconsin Avenue directly in front of the embassy was officially renamed Boris Nemtsov Plaza on Tuesday, in what amounts to a D.C.-sponsored effort to troll the Russian government. A...
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Destiny Carpenter holds a sign outside of the Capitol building on the fourth day of statewide walkouts in Charleston, W.V., on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
February 27, 2018 - 4:35 pm
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's teachers striking for the fourth day over low pay and rising health insurance costs say state legislators are failing to learn their civics lessons, which may have to be driven home at the ballot box in November. All 100 seats in the House and half of the 34...
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Former Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine speaks to protesters, numbering near 1,000, as they gather at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center before marching to the Florida Capitol for the Rally in Tally in Tallahassee, Fla., Feb 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
February 27, 2018 - 4:19 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida (all times local): 4 p.m. Authorities say they've arrested a Florida teen who threatened to kill students and had a pipe bomb in his home. A Broward Sheriff's Office news release says the 16...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, Arizona state Sen. Debbie Lesko speaks in the Senate chambers in Phoenix. Two former Republican Arizona lawmakers who are leading candidates to fill a vacant U.S. House seat are embroiled in controversy as Tuesday's special primary election looms. Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko is under fire for transferring $50,000 from her old state Senate campaign fund to an independent group backing her congressional election bid. Former state Sen. Steve Montenegro reportedly received racy text messages from a Senate staffer who isn't his wife. (AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)
February 27, 2018 - 3:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Allegations of impropriety against the top candidates were on voters' minds as the last ballots were being cast in Tuesday's Republican primary to replace a U.S. congressman from Arizona who quit amid charges of sexual misconduct last year. Arizona relies heavily on mail-ballots and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, U.S. special envoy for North Korea policy Joseph Yun, speaks to media in Bangkok, Thailand. Yun, the 30-year veteran of the U.S. foreign service who retained quiet contacts with North Korea amid the Trump administration’s turbulent first year, is retiring as Washington and Pyongyang step up considerations for formal diplomatic talks. Yun told The Associated Press he will stand down as special representative for North Korean policy on Friday. (AP Photo/Krit Phromsakla Nasakolnakorn, File)
February 27, 2018 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joseph Yun, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. foreign service who retained quiet contacts with North Korea amid the Trump administration's turbulent first year, is retiring as Washington and Pyongyang step up considerations for formal diplomatic talks. It's unclear if he will be...
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