State governments

March 18, 2019 - 6:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Hawaii bed and breakfast that wouldn't rent a room to a lesbian couple. The justices on Monday are leaving in place Hawaiian state court rulings that found the Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Honolulu violated Hawaii's anti-...
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke visits Cargo Coffee on East Washington Avenue during a stop in Madison, Wis., Sunday, March 17, 2019. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
March 18, 2019 - 5:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid, the highest first-day number reported by any candidate, his campaign said Monday. The "record-breaking" $6.1 million came "without a...
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Police Officers stand in front of the court entrance prior the beginning of the trial against Alaa S. of Syria in the higher regional court in Dresden, Germany, Monday, March 18, 2019. The asylum seeker is accused together with now fugitive Iraqi asylum-seeker of having killed 35-year-old Daniel H. in Chemnitz on Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
March 18, 2019 - 4:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian asylum-seeker went on trial Monday in eastern Germany over the fatal stabbing in August of a German man that touched off far-right protests in the city of Chemnitz. Alaa S., whose last name wasn't given in line with German privacy laws, faces charges of manslaughter for the...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2019, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and his wife, Jane Sanders, greet supporters as they leave after his 2020 presidential campaign stop at Navy Pier in Chicago. Bernie Sanders’ revolution is Jane Sanders’ career. And her political and business activities have at times been his headache. His closest adviser, she is perhaps the most influential woman in the 2020 campaign who isn’t a candidate. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
March 17, 2019 - 11:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before Bernie Sanders took the stage to formally launch his 2020 presidential campaign this month, the candidate's most influential adviser took the mic. To cheers, Jane Sanders introduced herself to the Brooklyn crowd as "Bernie's wife," then conceded that wasn't the most...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Ben Lieberman poses for a photo at his home in Chappaqua, N.Y. Lieberman, whose 19-year-old son died in a crash involving distracted driving, is urging support for a legislative proposal that would make Nevada the first state in the U.S. to allow police to use prototype technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 17, 2019 - 7:44 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. The measure is igniting privacy concerns and has...
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FILE- In this March 12, 2019, file photo Rhode Island Rep. Teresa Tanzi addresses legislators during a late afternoon session on gaming at the State House in Providence, R.I. As lawmakers nationwide decide whether to allow sports betting in their state, they’re debating whether bets, like almost everything else in our lives, can be managed online or whether wagers should be made only in person. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
March 17, 2019 - 6:16 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there's an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they allow it? As state legislatures across the U.S. decide whether to authorize sports gambling, lawmakers are debating whether the bets...
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Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks to local residents during a stop at the Central Park Coffee Company, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. O'Rourke announced Thursday that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 16, 2019 - 9:56 pm
Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that's so deeply diverse won't be a hindrance because his gender and race have given him inherent advantages for years. While he'd spoken before about his gender and race, O'Rourke had largely...
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March 15, 2019 - 6:49 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of Puerto Ricans filled a coliseum on Friday to speak at a first of its kind public hearing organized by a group of U.S. legislators visiting the U.S. territory amid complaints about austerity measures and the pace of federal hurricane recovery funds nearly two...
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March 15, 2019 - 6:27 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Republican governor has signed into law a measure banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, enacting one of the strictest prohibitions in the country. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday signed the measure, which includes exceptions for rape, incest and...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., left, shakes hands as she arrives at a campaign meet-and-greet at To Share Brewing, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
March 15, 2019 - 5:53 pm
MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to connect with voters' important issues on the ground — or, in some cases, underground. The U.S. senator from New York held two roundtable discussions Friday in New Hampshire communities struggling with...
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