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Governor appoints lawyer with GOP ties to Iowa Supreme Court

Apr. 3, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s Republican governor on Friday appointed a West Des Moines lawyer with longtime ties to the state GOP as the newest Iowa Supreme Court justice. Gov. Kim Reynolds named Matthew McDermott to fill the vacancy left when former Justice David Wiggins, a Democratic appointee,...

The Latest: Health officials report 36 new cases of COVID-19

Apr. 2, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in South Dakota (all times local): 12:50 p.m. South Dakota health officials reported on Thursday 36 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the state's total to 165 confirmed cases. Two people who have tested positive...

The Latest: Medical group says COVID-19 response not enough

Mar. 26, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in South Dakota (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The largest medical advocacy group in South Dakota said on Thursday Gov. Kristi Noem is not doing enough to stop the spread of COVID-19. The South Dakota Medical Association, which advocates for...

Documents: Georgia resort underpaid workers over $46,000

Mar. 22, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Newly released documents show a coastal Georgia resort violated labor laws more than 500 times and collectively underpaid employees by more than $46,000. The Brunswick News obtained the documents relating to violations at the Sea Island Resort earlier this month through a Freedom of...

Settlement reached in lawsuit involving Wyoming coal workers

Mar. 18, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Attorneys representing Wyoming coal miners reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit against a bankrupt coal operator. The settlement with Blackjewel LLC of West Virginia requires final approval by a federal judge, The Casper Star-Tribune reports. The lawsuit alleged the coal...

A Thai investor checks an electronic board showing stock prices at Asia Plus Securities, a private stock trading floor, in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, March 13, 2020. Shares plunged in Asia on Friday, with benchmarks in Japan, Thailand and India sinking as much as 10% after Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since the Black Monday crash of 1987. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

The Latest: Canada cuts key interest rate in amid pandemic

Mar. 13, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

___ Canada's central bank has cut its overnight rate target by half a percentage point to 0.75% in response to the pandemic. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz announced the measure Friday. The bank already cut by half a point on March 4 due to the virus. Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau says a $10...

Ducey appoints attorney, a former aide, to Board of Regents

Mar. 11, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a former aide who now practices law in Phoenix as a member of the Arizona Board of Regents, the panel that oversees the state university system. Ducey's office announced Wednesday his appointment of Kathryn Hackett King to an eight-year term to fill a vacancy...

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar listens as President Donald Trump talks to reporters during a signing of a spending bill to combat the coronavirus, at the White House, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Virus threat prompts cancellation of SXSW

Mar. 6, 2020 5:36 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local to Seoul): 7:10 a.m. Austin city officials have canceled the South by Southwest arts and technology festival. Mayor Steve Adler announced a local disaster as a precaution because of the threat of the novel coronavirus,...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Assemblyman Brian Maienschein smiles at a news conference where he announced he was switching party registration from Republican to Democratic in Sacramento, Calif. California voters are picking through 101 legislative contests Tuesday, from a battle between two Democratic dynasties to nasty infighting among outnumbered Republicans. The top two vote-getters will move on to the November general election, regardless of party affiliation. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Dynasties, infighting mark California legislative battles

Mar. 4, 2020 2:54 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — California voters picked through 101 legislative contests Tuesday, from a battle between two Democratic dynasties to nasty infighting among outnumbered Republicans. The top two vote-getters will move on to the November general election, regardless of party affiliation. The...

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the coronavirus on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Frustration rising over lack of access to coronavirus tests

Mar. 3, 2020 6:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustration over lack of access to coronavirus testing boiled over Tuesday as Trump administration officials sought to reassure skeptical lawmakers the nation will have the capacity for 1 million tests within days. “I'm hearing from people who are sick, who want to get tested, and...