State governments

Police officers stand at the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. A man armed with a pistol walked into Louie’s On The Lake restaurant at the dinner hour and opened fire, wounding two customers, before being shot dead by a handgun-carrying civilian in the parking lot, police said. (Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 5:53 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a restaurant in Oklahoma City (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Police say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of opening fire at a lake-side restaurant in Oklahoma City. Police...
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May 25, 2018 - 3:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal create government price controls in California for surgeries, hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services died Friday when it failed to clear a key committee, but the author says he plans to bring it back next year. The measure was a longshot...
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Grace Johnson, a student at Santa Fe High School in Texas, center, speaks during a roundtable discussion in Austin, Texas, Thursday, May 24, 2018, hosted by Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott to address safety and security at Texas schools in the wake of the shooting at Santa Fe. Thursday's roundtable included victims, students, families and educators from the Santa Fe, Alpine and Sutherland Springs communities. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 24, 2018 - 11:30 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Survivors of last week's school shooting at a high school near Houston told gripping stories of dodging bullets, hiding from the attacker and seeing classmates get shot as they pleaded with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. They said they want more armed security to keep campuses safe...
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Grace Johnson, a student at Santa Fe High School in Texas, center, speaks during a roundtable discussion in Austin, Texas, Thursday, May 24, 2018, hosted by Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott to address safety and security at Texas schools in the wake of the shooting at Santa Fe. Thursday's roundtable included victims, students, families and educators from the Santa Fe, Alpine and Sutherland Springs communities. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 24, 2018 - 9:51 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Survivors of last week's shooting at a high school near Houston told gripping stories of dodging bullets, hiding from the attacker and seeing classmates get shot as they pleaded with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday for more armed security to keep campuses safe. The emotional...
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Scott Faughn, publisher of the Jefferson City-based Missouri Times, defends himself Wednesday, May 23, 2018, against legislative questions about his payments to an attorney for a man whose ex-wife had an affair with Gov. Eric Greitens. (Zara McDowell/ABC 17 News via AP)
May 24, 2018 - 8:17 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have been shared with federal authorities by a private attorney and a key lawmaker, according to testimony Thursday during a legislative hearing. The hearing by a special...
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May 24, 2018 - 6:07 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Many pension funds for public workers already owe far more in retirement benefits than they have in the bank, and the problem will only grow worse if the economy slows down, according to a report released Thursday. The study from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that the New...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2013, file photo, new Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack sits on the bench after being sworn in at the Michigan Supreme Court chambers in Lansing, Mich. McCormack said judges should drop rhetoric that "would validly call into question judicial impartiality." She said it's important these days, especially "when our norms of public discourse appear under stress." McCormack was referring Thursday, May 24, 2018, to a Jackson County case involving a man who broke into the home of a police officer and trashed it, even breaking a 100-gallon aquarium. (Dale G. Young/The Detroit News via AP, File)
May 24, 2018 - 12:34 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan Supreme Court justice has a message for judges who seem to seek vengeance: cool it, folks. Justice Bridget McCormack said judges should drop rhetoric that "would validly call into question judicial impartiality." She said it's important these days, especially "when our...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, Judge Thomas Estes presides in Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown, Mass. The Supreme Judicial Court said Thursday, May 24, 2018, that Estes would be suspended without pay effective June 15. Estes admitted to having an affair with a clinical social worker that included sexual encounters at the courthouse. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, File)
May 24, 2018 - 10:19 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge who engaged in sexual acts with a social worker in his courthouse chambers will be suspended indefinitely, the state's highest court ruled Thursday, and may face removal from the bench. The Supreme Judicial Court said Judge Thomas Estes' "grave, willful and...
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May 24, 2018 - 8:26 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The NBA is defending its quest to receive part of the money that states or gambling companies take in as part of legal sports betting. On Wednesday, New Jersey's state Senate president called on all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fees" as part of any sports...
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In this May 17, 2018, photo, Republican Senate candidate Kelli Ward talks about her platform policies at a Scottsdale Tea Party event in Scottsdale, Ariz. Arizona conservatives are torn between two icons of their movement - former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former state senator Ward - in the GOP Senate primary. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 24, 2018 - 1:49 am
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (AP) — Arizona conservatives are torn between two icons of their movement, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former state senator Kelli Ward, in the GOP Senate primary. The divide could pave the way for the more moderate Republican, Rep. Martha McSally. Up for grabs is the seat...
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