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HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers approved legislation Thursday that would make it the latest liberal-leaning state to legalize medically assisted suicide. The all-Democratic state Senate voted 23-2 to pass the measure that has already cleared the House. It allows doctors to...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have resurrected a bill to overhaul one of the nation's worst-funded pension systems, passing it Thursday evening while overriding the recent protests of thousands of teachers. The 291-page bill re-emerged suddenly Thursday...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed a bill to overhaul one of the nation's worst-funded pension systems despite loud protests from public school teachers. The House voted 49-46 to approve a bill that re-emerged suddenly Thursday afternoon...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle wrote in a proposed ruling Wednesday that Starbucks and...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A teacher rebellion that started in the hills of West Virginia spread like a prairie fire to Oklahoma this week and now threatens to reach the desert in Arizona. In the deep red state of Oklahoma, the Republican-led Legislature approved money for teacher...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle wrote in a proposed ruling Wednesday that Starbucks...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Ken Martin remembers a Travel Channel episode about the world's tallest waterslide. The Richmond, Virginia-based amusement-park safety expert said he was horrified that test sandbags flew off the ride and that nylon straps with Velcro restrained multiple...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Sacramento (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Metal detectors and 6-foot tall (1.8 meter) fencing are set up outside the Golden 1 Center as part of dramatically increased security measures...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is investigating whether The Wing, a private club founded as work space and networking hub exclusively for women, violates the city's anti-discrimination law by barring men. The city's Commission on Human Rights started its probe into the $215-a-...