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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Jeff Colyer faces a skeptical GOP-controlled Legislature deeply divided over a court mandate to increase state spending on public schools as he prepares to take over as Kansas' next governor. Colyer, 57, the state's longest-serving lieutenant...
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee high school student's anti-bullying video has resulted in nearly 600,000 views on YouTube and a suspension for its creator. Lebanon High School student Emily Gipson said school administrators accused her of "trying to incite violence" and gave...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech (all times local): 9:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is calling on Congress to pass legislation to generate at least $1.5 trillion to upgrade the nation's roads, bridges and other infrastructure...
DENVER (AP) — Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte will advise a group of Republican aides on how to hire good personnel nine months after he assaulted a reporter and his campaign spokesman made false statements about the attack. Gianforte, a Republican, is scheduled to make the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California officials announced Tuesday that they will take a detailed look at the possibility of creating a taxpayer-backed bank to handle what could be billions of dollars in revenue generated by the state's legal marijuana industry. State Treasurer John...
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A helicopter crashed into a Southern California home shortly after takeoff on Tuesday, killing three people and injuring two others, officials said. The four-seat Robinson R44 went down at about 1:45 p.m. in the gated community in Newport Beach,...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he will pay a fine after being arrested with a loaded handgun in his briefcase as he went through an airport security checkpoint. Barbour — Republican National Committee chairman in the mid-1990s and governor from...
SEATTLE (AP) — The largest U.S. producer of farmed Atlantic salmon was fined $332,000 on Tuesday for alleged violations of Washington state water quality laws after hundreds of thousands of invasive Atlantic salmon were released last year into waters famed for their native...
SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man who is legally blind has been sentenced to probation for raping a 13-year-old Texas girl at a church camp, after prosecutors cited his disability in agreeing to a plea deal that spares him prison time. Benjamin Lawrence Petty, 36, pleaded...