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Bevin defends pension law in hard-hitting speech

Aug. 15, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin warned Wednesday that Kentucky's counties will be "screwed" financially if the state's Supreme Court invalidates a new pension law, saying that unchecked increases in pension obligations will "hammer the blazes out of your budgets." In a hard-hitting speech...

The 411 on 529s

Aug. 15, 2018 10:13 AM EDT

It's back-to-school time and let's face it — education can be expensive. The College Board reports that the average cost of in-state tuition, fees, room and board at a public four-year college in the U.S. was $20,770 last year. And that's just a starting point — out-of-state tuition, private...

EU steps up action against Poland over supreme court law

Aug. 14, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is increasing pressure on Poland over what it sees as flaws in the country's Supreme Court law, and has given Warsaw a month to act before facing possible court action. Tuesday's move centers on Polish legislation that forces the early retirement of over a third of the...

Beijing appeals to US for fairness under investment law

Aug. 14, 2018 2:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China appealed to Washington on Tuesday not to misuse security concerns to hamper business activity after President Donald Trump signed a law that expands the jurisdiction of an investment review panel. The law signed Monday by Trump expands the authority of a government security panel to...

Kentucky to offer new driver's licenses to comply with law

Aug. 13, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will start offering new driver's licenses in January, becoming one of the last states to comply with a federal travel law passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Congress passed the Real ID Act in 2005, requiring states to upgrade the security of their driver's...

IRS proposes rules to govern new small business deduction

Aug. 13, 2018 11:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners have gotten more information about a new tax break many will get, with the IRS issuing proposed regulations that explain the deduction for qualified business income and which company owners can claim it. Some of the new details include how to handle a spouse's income,...

Kentucky Supreme Court agrees to hear pension case

Aug. 10, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court says it will decide if changes to the state's struggling retirement systems are legal, setting up a high-stakes clash between Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and his potential Democratic opponent for re-election in 2019. Kentucky has one of the worst-funded...

Kentucky Supreme Court considers right-to-work law

Aug. 10, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Labor leaders fighting laws to let workers skip paying union fees took their argument to the Kentucky Supreme Court on Friday, days after voters rejected a similar law in Missouri. Federal law requires most labor unions to represent all workers in a bargaining unit, even those workers...

The Latest: 2 officers ID'd in Canada shooting

Aug. 10, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in the eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Police have identified the two officers who were killed in the small Canadian city of Fredericton after responding to a shooting at an apartment complex. Fredericton's...

Town seeks to dismiss lawsuit from family of slain teacher

Aug. 10, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge is considering whether to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the family of a high school teacher who was raped and killed by one of her students five years ago. The family of Colleen Ritzer was in court in Lawrence on Thursday as lawyers for the town and Danvers High...