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China demands US cancel arms sale to Taiwan

Sep. 25, 2018 5:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. cancel a $330 million sale of military equipment to Taiwan, warning of "severe damage" to bilateral relations and mutual cooperation if Washington fails to comply. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a regular briefing that the sale...

Hawley defends duck boat lawsuit in latest court filing

Sep. 24, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is defending his lawsuit against the operators of a duck boat that sank in July, killing 17 people. Hawley's August lawsuit accuses Branson Duck Vehicles and Ripley Entertainment Inc. of violating Missouri's consumer protection law and...

Employers giving paid leave getting tax credits in new law

Sep. 24, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers who offer paid family and medical leave to their workers earning up to $72,000 a year can receive tax credits under the new tax law, the government has affirmed. The Treasury Department issued guidelines Monday for the tax credit, which is available to employers for leave paid...

New, more secure Kentucky driver's license designs unveiled

Sep. 24, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky transportation officials say newly redesigned driver's licenses will enhance security and make it harder for counterfeiters to duplicate. State Department of Vehicle Regulation Commissioner Matt Henderson showed off the design at a news conference Monday. With the change,...

George Soros foundation sues Hungary on laws targeting NGOs

Sep. 24, 2018 8:18 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An international philanthropic organization founded by billionaire George Soros said Monday it has filed applications before the European Court of Human Rights and Hungary's Constitutional Court to challenge recent laws in Hungary targeting civic groups working with refugees and...

3 Greek journalists set free after minister's complaint

Sep. 23, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Three journalists were released from custody Sunday following a complaint against them by Greece's defense minister. The publisher, editor-in-chief and political editor of daily paper "Fileleftheros" (Liberal) had voluntarily turned themselves in Saturday after Defense Minister Panos...

Kansas City med students push for STD partner treatment

Sep. 23, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City University medical students are pushing for a partner treatment plan for sexually transmitted diseases amid rising local and national STD rates. Students Mianna Armstrong and Megan McMurray are bringing attention to the legal limits of expedited partner therapy in seven...

Some question Kobach's proposal to capping valuation hikes

Sep. 23, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach is proposing capping property appraisal increases, which he said would give taxpayers a more predictable property tax bill, but some experts say the change likely would require changes to the state constitution. Kobach's plan would cap...

Indiana task force to make alcohol recommendations

Sep. 23, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana task force that's conducting an in-depth review of the state's alcohol laws is expected to recommend a boost in funding for the state agency that enforces alcohol consumption laws, rather than suggesting that Indiana expand cold beer sales. The potential recommendation by the...

Judge: North Dakota anti-corporate farm law constitutional

Sep. 21, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld North Dakota's Depression-era anti-corporate farming law. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland in Bismarck ruled Friday that the law meets constitutional requirements. North Dakota Farm Bureau sued in 2016 to do away with the law that voters approved in 1932...