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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy and his disabled younger brother finished a 111-mile walk Monday, reaching the steps of the Michigan Capitol after the teen carried his sibling on his back for all but the last half-mile. It was the third and longest journey for Hunter...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Of the pieces of anti-abortion legislation that Oklahoma lawmakers have considered this session, one that would strip doctors of their license to practice has abortion rights activists and the state's medical association balking. The bill would prohibit any...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Voting rolls in Kansas are in "chaos" because of the state's proof-of-citizenship requirements, the American Civil Liberties Union has argued in a court document, noting that about two-thirds of new voter registration applications submitted during a three-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is setting new standards for Medicaid private insurance plans, now the main source of coverage for millions of low-income people. The rules issued Monday address insurers operating as Medicaid middlemen in 39 states. Each state runs its...
CHICAGO (AP) — When he steps before a judge Wednesday, Dennis Hastert will learn whether he goes to prison for breaking federal banking rules in a scheme to cover up sexual abuse. The banking charges, punishable by up to five years behind bars, are just part of broader...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department asked a federal court to appoint a third party to operate the long-troubled New Orleans jail, saying new leadership is essential because the city's sheriff has for years failed to improve conditions that endanger inmates. The government...
CHICAGO (AP) — A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and later promised $3.5 million to stay quiet filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit on Monday, saying he's owed more than half of the money Hastert promised. The person, identified...
CHICAGO (AP) — A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decades ago and was later promised $3.5 million to stay quiet has filed a federal lawsuit saying he's only been paid about half the money. The person known as "Individual A" in...
HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — School officials in Illinois are worried that lawmakers' nearly yearlong fight over a state budget could spill into summer and force some districts to close their doors in the fall. If it happens, it would be the most traumatic consequence of the impasse...