State governments

September 26, 2019 - 10:09 am
California is failing to protect its waters from pollution, partly because of a worsening problem with homelessness in large cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler outlined a series of alleged...
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September 25, 2019 - 1:21 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic governors in Midwestern states central to President Donald Trump's reelection strategy are reacting cautiously to impeachment proceedings beginning in Congress. House Democrats' probe focuses on Trump's phone call to Ukraine's president, a rough transcript of which...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Webster, Texas. Federal prosecutors are joining President Donald Trump in asking a federal judge in New York to temporarily block a state court grand jury subpoena seeking his tax returns. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
September 24, 2019 - 10:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are joining President Donald Trump in asking a federal judge in New York to temporarily block a state court grand jury subpoena seeking his tax returns. They say in papers filed late Tuesday in Manhattan federal court that Trump has raised "weighty constitutional...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Joker," in theaters on Oct. 4. Alarmed by violence depicted in a trailer for the upcoming movie “Joker,” some relatives of victims of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting asked distributor Warner Bros. on Tuesday to commit to gun control causes. Twelve people were killed in the suburban Denver theater during a midnight showing of the Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises,” also distributed by Warner Bros. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
September 24, 2019 - 3:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — Alarmed by violence depicted in a trailer for the upcoming movie "Joker," some relatives of victims of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting asked distributor Warner Bros. on Tuesday to commit to gun control causes. Sandy Phillips' daughter, Jessica Ghawi, was one of 12 people killed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2009 file photo inmates use the recreation yard at Corcoran State Prison in Corcoran, Calif. California prison officials have halted an experiment aimed at trying to force warning prison gangs to get along with each other. Officials tell The Associated Press the temporary halt came after the inmates wound up brawling and even rioting after they were allowed to mingle together in prison recreation yards. The effort started more than a year ago with officials allowing prisoners from the different gangs into exercise yards to try to get them to interact and make peace. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File )
September 24, 2019 - 2:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials have halted an experiment aimed at forcing warring prison gangs to get along with each other after the inmates wound up brawling and even rioting when placed together in prison recreation yards, officials told The Associated Press. The effort...
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September 24, 2019 - 1:06 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An Army veteran deported to Mexico in 2018 says he's overwhelmed to be granted permission to re-enter the country for another chance to become a U.S. citizen. Immigration officials granted Miguel Perez Jr. a two-week parole for a Chicago immigration hearing. He has a green card as a...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is declaring a public health emergency and ordering a four-month temporary ban on all vaping products in the state. The Republican governor made the announcement Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 amid growing concern about the health effects of vaping products. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
September 24, 2019 - 12:25 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The governor of Massachusetts is declaring a public health emergency and ordering a four-month ban on the sale of vaping products in the state. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's order Tuesday appears to be the first of its kind in the nation. The ban must be approved by a health council...
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A police K-9 unit works at a security checkpoint outside the United Nations headquarters on the first day of the general debate at the U.N. General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 24, 2019 - 6:18 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations (all times local): 9:16 a.m. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning global leaders of the looming risk of the world splitting in two with the two largest economies, the United States and China,...
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FILE - This June 26, 2019 file photo shows a Starbucks sign outside a Starbucks coffee shop in downtown Pittsburgh. In a ruling Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, a European Union court overturned a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between the Dutch government and Starbucks amounted to illegal state support for the coffee giant. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
September 24, 2019 - 1:45 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A European Union court overturned Tuesday a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between the Dutch government and Starbucks amounted to illegal state support for the coffee giant. Dutch authorities had clawed back 25.7 million euros ($28 million) from the...
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September 24, 2019 - 12:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a hangover is an illness, in a verdict against the distributor of a food supplement marketed as an "anti-hangover drink." The state court in Frankfurt ruled in a verdict released Monday that marketing by the defendant, which it didn't identify, violated a...
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