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Hawley tries to paint McCaskill as too liberal for Missouri

Oct. 18, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican candidate Josh Hawley used a Thursday debate to try to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. The candidates'...

Buehler invested $100k in tax credits, then blasted program

Oct. 15, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Knute Buehler stumped on the floor of the Oregon House of Representatives to decry the state's controversial business energy tax incentives. The East Oregonian reported that Buehler, now the Republican nominee for governor, left out one fact in his speech. He and his wife once had...

Backers say there's still time to save Ohio's nuclear plants

Oct. 11, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A group backed by the owner of Ohio's two nuclear plants is taking another run at persuading state lawmakers to come up with a lifeline for the plants, which are slated to close by 2021. The newly formed coalition, the Ohio Clean Energy Jobs Alliance, says that time is running out and...

Egypt's inflation rises to 15.4 percent amid price hikes

Oct. 10, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said Wednesday that inflation jumped to 15.4 percent in September, a rise of more than two percentage points over the previous month and the highest level since eight months ago. Data released by the state statistics bureau showed an increase in food and beverages prices, the single...

2 Americans win econ Nobel for work on climate and growth

Oct. 8, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Just a day after a United Nations panel called for urgent action on climate change, the Nobel Prize in economics was awarded Monday to one American researcher for his work on the economics of a warming planet and to another whose study of innovation raises hopes that people can do...

Prosecutors balk at releasing fraud defendant on home arrest

Oct. 6, 2018 2:52 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Los Angeles businessman charged in Utah in an alleged $511 million tax credit scheme involving biodiesel fuel wants to be released from jail and allowed to stay at home while being watched by private guards, but prosecutors don't like the idea. The Standard-Examiner reports that...

Mayor seeks to borrow $7 million for affordable housing

Oct. 4, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mayor of Maine's largest city says he plans to ask voters to approve borrowing $7 million to aid Portland's affordable housing crisis. The Portland Press Herald reports Mayor Ethan Strimling says he wants to invest the money into a housing trust fund, which subsidizes affordable...

State wants lawsuit challenging bonding proposal dismissed

Oct. 1, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge said Monday he wants both sides to submit additional briefs before deciding whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Bill Walker's plan to pay Alaska's oil and gas tax credit obligations. The state wants the case brought by Juneau resident Eric...

The Latest: Judge to consider more briefing in bonding case

Oct. 1, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit over Gov. Bill Walker's bonding proposal (all times local): 12:05 p.m. A judge will consider more briefing before deciding whether to dismiss a case challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Bill Walker's plan to pay Alaska's oil and gas tax credit obligations....

India's top court limits use of gov't identification number

Sep. 26, 2018 4:55 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Wednesday upheld the government's policy of issuing a 12-digit identification number to every citizen, but said it can't be made mandatory for services such as bank accounts, cellphone connections and school admissions. The Supreme Court said in a 4-1 decision that the...