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FILE - In this June 25, 1984 file photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher faces the camera at a summit of European leaders in Fontainebleau, France. At the summit, Thatcher got a financial rebate for Britain. Thatcher's 11-year premiership became increasingly dominated by her opposition to what later became known as the European Union. On Jan. 31, 2020, Britain is scheduled to leave the EU after 47 years. (AP Photo/File)

Britain's EU Journey: When Thatcher turned all euroskeptic

Jan. 23, 2020 5:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain officially leaves the European Union on Jan. 31 after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. Difficult negotiations setting out the new relationship between Britain and its European neighbors will continue throughout...

Rhode Island home values exceed prerecession prices

Jan. 22, 2020 8:52 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The median price of a single-family home in Rhode Island has exceeded $280,000 for the first time since before the Great Recession. Data released by the Rhode Island Association of Realtors on Wednesday showed the median sales price of a single-family home sold in 2019 totaled...

Kansas Supreme Court dismisses judges' lawsuit over funding

Jan. 22, 2020 8:28 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' high court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit over funding for the state's court system filed by six trial-court judges against the Republican-controlled Legislature. The state Supreme Court said in a short order signed by Chief Justice Marla Luckert that it's...

NY governor's budget includes host of laws he wants passed

Jan. 22, 2020 8:14 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a $178 billion budget proposal this week alongside a host of laws he wants to pass — from allowing e-bikes to a ban on single-use Styrofoam containers. The Democrat has made it a practice of his to propose multiple new laws with budgets when he...

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2019 file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is shown before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y.  Snyder has met with Maryland lawmakers to discuss allowing sports betting at a new stadium in the state. Sen. Guy Guzzone told reporters Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, that Snyder asked to be included in the sports betting realm. Snyder met with state lawmakers Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Annapolis. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Maryland lawmakers met with Redskins owner on sports betting

Jan. 22, 2020 7:44 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met with Maryland lawmakers to discuss allowing sports betting at a new stadium in the state, a lawmaker who participated in a meeting with the team's owner said Wednesday. Sen. Guy Guzzone, who chairs the Maryland Senate's budget committee,...

Cross: UW regents will seek tuition increase in next budget

Jan. 22, 2020 6:35 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System regents plan to ask Gov. Tony Evers and legislators to lift a freeze on tuition and allow them to raise rates to match inflation in the next state budget, system President Ray Cross said Wednesday. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Cross told the...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 22, 2020 6:25 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Brazil Calls Glenn Greenwald’s Reporting a Crime New York Times Jan. 21 The Brazilian government’s filing of criminal charges against the American journalist Glenn Greenwald is an increasingly familiar case of shooting...

Governor to ask for more money to improve human services

Jan. 22, 2020 6:16 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday that he will ask lawmakers for an extra $40 million-plus to help improve services for the vulnerable, including children and the elderly, and expand direct care services to more disabled people who are on a waiting list. The request for money is designed...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, Steven Harpe, chair of the Oklahoma Board of Corrections, speaks during a board meeting in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt named Harpe Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, as director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. The state agency functions as Oklahoma's human resources department, handling duties like state finance, employee benefits, property and information technology. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Stitt taps former business exec to head Oklahoma office

Jan. 22, 2020 5:15 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt named an executive from his former company on Wednesday to head up the state's budget and technology office. Stitt announced the appointment of Steven Harpe as director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. The state agency functions as...

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Trump's two-day stay in Davos is a test of his ability to balance anger over being impeached with a desire to project leadership on the world stage. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Trump suggests he may be open to entitlement cuts in future

Jan. 22, 2020 5:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared to suggest in a television interview Wednesday that he’s willing to consider entitlement cuts in the future, a move that would mark a tectonic shift from his stance during his 2016 run for the White House. Trump suggested he was open to a cut in...