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Capitol Watch: Budget wrangling already under way in Albany

Oct. 12, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The second floor of the New York State Capitol is bustling as the governor works on his budget proposal, due in January. The legislative session may still be a season away, but lobbyists are already stalking the halls and pitching their funding priorities to Democratic Gov. Andrew...

Arkansas judge: Court to hear 19 adoption scheme cases

Oct. 11, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge ruled Friday that the court will decide individual outcomes to 19 statewide adoption cases against an Arizona elected official accused of human trafficking. Paul Petersen, a Republican county assessor in Arizona, was arrested Tuesday for running what authorities...

Correction: Providence Schools story

Oct. 11, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a story Oct. 10 about the number of work days Providence Public Schools employees missed because of Department of Children, Youth and Families investigations, The Associated Press misattributed the source of a comment from Providence Teachers Union President Maribeth Calabro....

Hospitals resume accepting patients after malware attack

Oct. 11, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama hospital chain that quit accepting new patients after a malware attack crippled computer systems said it has resumed normal operations after paying a ransom demand. The DCH Health System said its hospitals in the west Alabama cities of Tuscaloosa, Northport and Fayette...

Vaping fallout: Small stores suffer as vapers turn away

Oct. 10, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The thousands of shops that sprang up in cities and towns across the country over the past decade to sell vaping products have seen a stunning reversal of fortune, with their sales plunging in just two months amid news reports that vaping has sickened nearly 1,300 people and killed 26....

The Latest: PG&E cuts power in San Francisco Bay Area

Oct. 10, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on power outages in California (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Pacific Gas & Electric has begun shutting off power to the San Francisco Bay area, adding more than 200,000 customers to a sweeping blackout that already has left a million people in the dark. The utility said...

School employees missed 278 days due to child welfare cases

Oct. 9, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence school department says two dozen school employees placed on paid leave last year pending Department of Children, Youth and Families investigations missed a combined 278 days of school. Providence Teachers Union President Maribeth Calabro tells the Providence Journal...

US women counter soccer federation's assertions on pay

Oct. 7, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

U.S. Soccer was misleading when it asserted some players for the women's national team made more money than their male counterparts, the women's team players said in court documents filed Monday. The players say in the documents that the men's pay would have been far greater if they'd had the same success on the...

A small hospital saved amid rural health crisis in Wisconsin

Oct. 5, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — When Ryan Neville was brought on as the chief executive of Memorial Medical Center, the sole hospital serving Clark County, Wisconsin, it could not get a bank loan. At that time, in 2013, rural safety net hospitals — those located more than 35 miles from another hospital — had...

MGM Resorts commits up to $800M to victims of Vegas shooting

Oct. 3, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two years after a shooter rained gunfire on country music fans from a high-rise Las Vegas Strip hotel, MGM Resorts International has agreed to pay up to $800 million to families of the 58 people who died and hundreds of others who were injured, attorneys announced Thursday. The...