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A group of New Mexico sheriffs stand outside the New Mexico Senate in Santa Fe, N..M., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2019, before a committee debates proposals on gun control and legalizing marijuana. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

New Mexico recreational pot legalization passes 1st test

Jan. 28, 2020 8:42 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democrat-backed bill to legalize recreational marijuana businesses in all towns and counties across New Mexico passed its first test late Tuesday amid heighten interested from businesses and health care advocates. The Senate Public Affairs Committee voted 4-3 along party lines to...

Scaled-back plan proposed to save St. Louis streetcar line

Jan. 22, 2020 12:28 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The agency that operates the St. Louis area's mass transit system has scaled back its plan to take over a streetcar line that shut down last month because of financial problems. Bi-State Development CEO Taulby Roach told the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday that the Loop Trolley system...

Business groups back Nebraska public benefit bills

Jan. 21, 2020 3:17 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s top business groups endorsed two bills Tuesday designed to help low-income people transition from part-time to full-time jobs. The bills seek to eliminate the so-called cliff effect in public benefit programs, an unintended consequence of state law that discourages...

Wind farm projects lining up in hills around Montana town

Jan. 20, 2020 11:22 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In the hills around Rapelje, where jackrabbits far outnumber people, there’s a renewable energy powerhouse in the making. Wind farms, four of them in various stages of development, promise to deliver up to 480 megawatts of capacity just as planned coal power plant retirements...

Senators want HUD to address radon in subsidized housing

Jan. 18, 2020 11:30 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine is part of a group of senators taking the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to task for failing to protect public housing residents from radon gas. The bipartisan group is requesting a meeting with agency Secretary Ben Carson to...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt gestures during a news conference in Oklahoma City. A state panel that includes appointees of Stitt has approved more taxpayer subsidies for the Jenks-based company the governor founded and ran until after his election in 2018. The three-member Quality Jobs Program Incentive Approval Committee on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, voted unanimously to approve an application from Gateway First Bank. The contract was first reported by the online publication The Frontier. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Taxpayer money approved for Oklahoma governor's ex-company

Jan. 17, 2020 3:08 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state panel that includes appointees of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has approved more taxpayer subsidies for the Jenks-based company the governor founded and ran until after his election in 2018. The three-member Quality Jobs Program Incentive Approval Committee on Thursday voted...

President Donald Trump holds the signed a trade agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Emphasis on US exports, trade secrets in China trade deal

Jan. 15, 2020 5:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China reached a trade deal Wednesday that eases tensions between the world’s two biggest economies, offers massive export opportunities for U.S. farms and factories, and promises to do more to protect American trade secrets. Still, the Phase 1 agreement...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019 file photo New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives her State of the State address during the opening of the New Mexico legislative session at the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. New Mexico Democrats pushed forward a progressive agenda as the booming oil industry made headlines in 2019 with record revenues for the state's coffers. (AP Photo/Craig Fritz,File)

New Mexico governor announces ambitious legislative agenda

Jan. 15, 2020 5:12 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced an ambitious legislative agenda that includes initiatives for tuition-free college, legalization of recreational cannabis and public safety reforms that respond to mass shootings and terrorism, in a news release Wednesday. The...

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the State Council in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko )

Putin engineers shake-up that could keep him in power longer

Jan. 15, 2020 3:29 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shake-up of Russia's leadership Wednesday, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024. Hours after he made the proposals, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigned and Putin named the...

Alberto Perez, a 77-year-old retired man, leaves his home in the Sevillano neighborhood with an empty cooking gas tank as he departs for a shop where he will replace it with a full one in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020. The Cuban government is warning citizens to prepare for shortages of cooking gas due to Trump administration sanctions on the island.  (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)

Cuba warns citizens to prepare for cooking-gas shortages

Jan. 14, 2020 2:05 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government is warning citizens to prepare for shortages of cooking gas due to Trump administration sanctions on the island. State media announced Tuesday morning that cylinders of liquid petroleum gas would be scarce for Cubans who buy state-subsidized gas at about 30 cents per...