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North Dakota sues feds over pipeline protest police costs

Jul. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota sued the federal government Thursday to recover the $38 million the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said he filed the claim in Bismarck federal court after the Army Corps of Engineers ignored an...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts Omar's words on terrorism

Jul. 18, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of expressing pride in terrorists and misrepresented the record on the economy and health care in his freewheeling North Carolina rally. A look at some of his claims from Wednesday night: OMAR TRUMP quotes Omar as saying: "You don't...

Jerry Seinfeld learns from comedy's best on Netflix series

Jul. 18, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jerry Seinfeld would rather cruise in classic cars and sip coffee with comedy's best than reboot his uber-successful "Seinfeld" television series. "No, and do what? Make it worse?" Seinfeld said in an interview Wednesday night about his eponymous NBC sitcom, which celebrated...

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Jul. 18, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) —        Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department to look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in...

House Democratss, GOP unite to repeal Obama health care tax

Jul. 17, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and Republicans joined in a rare show of unity Wednesday, voting overwhelmingly to repeal an unpopular tax on generous health insurance that's a symbol of former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The so-called "Cadillac tax" never went into effect, since...

Washington talks could soon yield spending, debt deal

Jul. 17, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington negotiators are closing in on a budget and debt deal that would stave off the chance of a government shutdown this fall and allow Congress to speed through legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap. The emerging two-year framework would satisfy demands for an...

US: Russia refusing visas to teachers of diplomats' kids

Jul. 17, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. and British embassies in Moscow said on Wednesday that Russia has refused visas to teachers at a school that educates diplomats' children. Ambassador Jon Huntsman that Russia hasn't issued visas to 30 new teachers who are due to arrive next month and adds "children should not be used...

Editorials from around New York

Jul. 17, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Follow the Emiratis' lead, out of Yemen The New York Times, July 15 The conflict in Yemen is unwinnable, dangerous for the region and remarkably cruel. So the drawdown of troops by the United Arab Emirates, the biggest outside ground...

Missouri governor creates taskforce on health care waiver

Jul. 17, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order establishing a taskforce on a potential Affordable Care Act waiver. Parson signed the executive order Wednesday. The order creates a panel tasked with brainstorming ways to revamp Missouri's health insurance market. The...

Providence school board nominates interim superintendent

Jul. 17, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The beleaguered Providence Public Schools have a new interim superintendent who previously held the post 15 years ago. The School Board on Tuesday nominated Frances Gallo, who is expected to start before Sept. 1. She previously was superintendent in Central Falls for eight years...