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Health tax splits California amid need for Trump's approval

May. 24, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are headed toward a confrontation with Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether to keep a tax that can generate nearly $2 billion for low-income health benefits but means approval from the Trump administration amid a feud between state and federal officials. Senate and...

Michigan Legislature approves bill to cut high auto premiums

May. 24, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Legislature on Friday passed a landmark bill that would cut the country's highest auto insurance premiums by letting drivers forego a one-of-a-kind requirement to buy unlimited medical coverage for crash injuries. The votes followed the announcement of an agreement between...

Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

May. 24, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Friday to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people, the latest in a series of actions that aim to reverse gains by LGBTQ Americans in areas ranging from the military to housing and education. The Health and Human...

Clarification: Kansas-Telemedicine Abortions story

May. 24, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story May 22 about a legal dispute over telemedicine abortions in Kansas, The Associated Press dropped the word "go" in quote from Mary Kay Culp, the executive director of the anti-abortion group Kansans for Life. The full quote should have read, "They could go back and turn over...

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama's new abortion ban

May. 24, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure. The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit on...

The Latest: Michigan Legislature passes auto insurance bill

May. 24, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan's auto insurance legislation (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Michigan's Legislature has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would reduce the country's highest auto insurance premiums. The votes Friday came after a deal was announced between Republican legislative...

Grand Canyon limits North Rim water use after pipe damaged

May. 24, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Officials have temporarily placed restrictions on water use on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park after rockslides caused a pipeline break. The National Park Service announced Thursday that public laundry and shower facilities are closed as well as public...

US following deportation case of rights activist in Israel

May. 24, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. State Department says it is closely following Israel's case against the local director of Human Rights Watch, who faces deportation under a law barring entry to those who have publicly supported a boycott of Israel or its West Bank settlements. Last month, an Israeli court ordered...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

May. 23, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Anti-government protesters wore masks to hide their identities from Nicaraguan security forces during a funeral for a staunch foe of President...

Bank CEO pleads not guilty in bid to get Trump post

May. 23, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A banker who prosecutors say tried to buy himself a senior post in President Donald Trump's administration by making risky loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty Thursday to a financial institution bribery charge as his lawyer said he's done nothing wrong....