State governments

May 04, 2018 - 4:52 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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May 04, 2018 - 4:20 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a six-week abortion ban into law on Friday, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation but setting the state up for a lengthy court fight. The Republican governor signed the bill in her formal office at the state Capitol. She...
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May 04, 2018 - 4:12 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the Iowa governor's decision to sign a six-week abortion ban (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a six-week abortion ban into law, marking the strictest abortion regulation in the nation. The Republican governor signed the bill on...
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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 - 4:09 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a stunning reversal, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday 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...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., greet each other on the tarmac upon his arrival on Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport. Obama is backing Feinstein for re-election as she faces a challenge from within the Democratic party. The California senator released a statement from Obama Friday, May 4, 2018, calling Feinstein one of the "most effective champions for progress." She's facing a challenge from state Sen. Kevin de Leon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 04, 2018 - 4:05 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama waded into California's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate on Friday, throwing his support to incumbent Dianne Feinstein. It's his only primary endorsement in congressional races so far in 2018, his spokeswoman Katie Hill said. He urged...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2016, file photo, Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Texas hasn't elected a Democrat governor in 28 years but has never seen a candidate like Valdez: a trailblazing Hispanic female sheriff who is gay and grew up picking crops as the daughter of a Mexican migrant farmhand. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 04, 2018 - 3:43 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas hasn't elected a Democrat governor in 28 years but has never seen a candidate like Lupe Valdez: a trailblazing Hispanic female sheriff who is gay and grew up picking green beans as the daughter of migrant farmworkers. But ahead of a May 22 runoff, an unsteady performance...
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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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