State governments

May 01, 2018 - 1:20 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and 16 other states have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its plans to scrap standards for gas mileage standards and how much greenhouse gases vehicles can emit, Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday. The...
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Senate candidate Mike Braun speaks during the Indiana Republican Senate Primary Debate among Braun, Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, Monday, April 30, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)
May 01, 2018 - 12:28 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Oklahoma truck driver Timothy Jackson was recovering from emergency heart surgery when he learned he'd lost his job — and his health insurance along with it — because managers at the company's Indiana headquarters decided he wasn't healthy enough to work. The multimillionaire...
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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. The Missouri Supreme Court says a woman who had an extramarital affair with Greitens must turn over her cellphone for a forensic investigation. The Kansas City Star reported Saturday, April 28 that the high court's decision follows the woman's request Friday to block an order requiring her phone to be examined by a court-appointed expert. (Julie Smith /The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)
May 01, 2018 - 12:59 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman with whom Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens acknowledged having a consensual affair told prosecutors that Greitens coaxed her into unwanted sexual activity as she was crying "like a wounded little animal on the ground," according to a legislative report that accuses the...
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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. The Missouri Supreme Court says a woman who had an extramarital affair with Greitens must turn over her cellphone for a forensic investigation. The Kansas City Star reported Saturday, April 28 that the high court's decision follows the woman's request Friday to block an order requiring her phone to be examined by a court-appointed expert. (Julie Smith /The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)
May 01, 2018 - 12:46 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A legislative report says a woman with whom Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens acknowledged having a consensual affair told prosecutors that he coaxed her into unwanted sexual activity as she was crying "like a wounded little animal on the ground." The brief, graphic report from...
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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. The Missouri Supreme Court says a woman who had an extramarital affair with Greitens must turn over her cellphone for a forensic investigation. The Kansas City Star reported Saturday, April 28 that the high court's decision follows the woman's request Friday to block an order requiring her phone to be examined by a court-appointed expert. (Julie Smith /The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)
April 30, 2018 - 8:47 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman with whom Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens acknowledged having a consensual affair told prosecutors that Greitens coaxed her into unwanted sexual activity as she was crying "like a wounded little animal on the ground," according to a legislative report released Monday...
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Striking teachers silently cheer using their hands to follow decorum on not clapping or verbally reacting from the Senate gallery while senators meet in Senate chambers in Phoenix, Ariz., Monday, April 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
April 30, 2018 - 7:24 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Thousands of Arizona teachers gathered for the third day at the Capitol on Monday to protest low pay and school funding, and many schools around the state remained closed, while the Legislature prepared to introduce a budget package that gives them raises but falls short of other...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a driver displaying Lyft and Uber stickers on his front windshield drops off a customer in downtown Los Angeles. In a big win for labor advocates, the California Supreme Court has limited the ability of businesses to classify workers as independent contractors, which could affect a range of workers in the so-called "sharing economy," such as Uber and Lyft drivers. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
April 30, 2018 - 6:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a big win for labor advocates, the California Supreme Court on Monday limited businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors who can't receive key employment protections. Experts expect the ruling to expand the number of workers eligible for minimum wage,...
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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. The Missouri Supreme Court says a woman who had an extramarital affair with Greitens must turn over her cellphone for a forensic investigation. The Kansas City Star reported Saturday, April 28 that the high court's decision follows the woman's request Friday to block an order requiring her phone to be examined by a court-appointed expert. (Julie Smith /The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)
April 30, 2018 - 6:06 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman with whom Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens acknowledged having a consensual affair told prosecutors that Greitens coaxed her into unwanted sexual activity as she was crying "like a wounded little animal on the ground," according to a legislative report released Monday...
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April 30, 2018 - 4:18 pm
VIENNA, Va. (AP) — Arconic Inc., a manufacturer of aluminum parts for the aerospace and automotive industries, is moving its corporate headquarters from New York to northern Virginia. The company announced plans for the headquarters move at a press event Monday in Tysons Corner with Virginia Gov...
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Former Republican White House lawyer in President George W. Bush's administration Richard Painter announces his candidacy for U.S. Senate as a Democrat in St. Paul, Minn., Monday, April 30, 2018. Behind him on the left is his wife Karen, on the right communications coordinator Samantha Denney. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 3:45 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former Republican White House lawyer in President George W. Bush's administration and a prominent critic of President Donald Trump announced Monday that he'll run as a Democrat for Al Franken's Minnesota Senate seat. Richard Painter said he plans to challenge Sen. Tina...
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