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Audit: Agency broke law over contract for state's new logo

Oct. 14, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Department of Commerce violated the law on bidding uncompetitive contracts totaling more than $87,000 for the state's new "Be Legendary" logo, according to an audit released Monday . North Dakota Auditor Joshua Gallion said the report has been given to Legislature's...

AG opinion: New Tennessee law lets felons have antique guns

Oct. 14, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's attorney general says a new state law allows felons to have antique guns. An opinion last week by Attorney General Herbert Slatery's office says the law removed a ban on guns manufactured before 1899, certain replicas and black powder-using muzzleloaders for people...

The Latest: Poland's ruling party has votes to govern again

Oct. 14, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's election (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Final official returns from Poland's parliamentary election confirm the conservative Law and Justice party has won a narrow majority in the lower house that will allow it to govern for a second four-year term. The state...

2 more North Carolina gov't funding bills signed by Cooper

Oct. 14, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed into law two more bills that mimic portions of the state budget bill he vetoed in June. The Democratic governor announced Monday that he signed a measure increasing access to grant money for rural broadband projects. The other bill locates...

Warren joins Buttigieg in nixing threat to church tax status

Oct. 14, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

Elizabeth Warren would not seek to revoke the tax-exempt status of churches or other religious entities that decline to perform same-sex marriages if she's elected president, the Massachusetts Democrat's campaign said. Asked to respond to former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke's assertion last week that religious...

The Latest: Ireland: Brexit talks could go into next week

Oct. 14, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Both Ireland and Spain are starting to say the Brexit negotiations could well spill beyond this week and go right down to the wire at the end of the month. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said late Monday it was "too early to say if it is...

Editorials from around Ohio

Oct. 14, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Red flag to pink slip The Toledo Blade Oct. 13 Gov. Mike DeWine has been clear about what is necessary to improve gun laws in Ohio and make the public safer. He was clear as a candidate, even though it meant contradicting the National...

A crunch Brexit week looms with drama in London and Brussels

Oct. 14, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The next seven days look set to be one of the most tumultuous weeks in more than three years of Brexit drama. Get ready for nail-biting diplomacy and high-stakes politics — with a dash of regal pomp thrown in for good measure. With Britain due to leave the EU on Oct. 31 and talks about...

Law gives child sex assault victims more time to file suits

Oct. 13, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them. The law signed Sunday by Gov....

California governor ends Legislative session with vetoes

Oct. 13, 2019 10:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Democratic governor ended the Legislative session on Sunday by rejecting expansions of full-day kindergarten programs and paid family leave for teachers while signing a new law that bans high schools from starting the day before 8:30 a.m. Gov. Gavin Newsom had until...