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Bill to assist UofL with acquisition clears House panel

Jan. 21, 2020 7:13 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville's request for a $35 million state loan to assist in its purchase of Jewish Hospital started advancing in the Kentucky legislature on Tuesday. The measure cleared the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee with bipartisan support. The bill has plenty of...

Thailand's Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit gestures to supporters at the party's headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Thailand's Constitutional Court acquitted the country's third-biggest political party of seeking the overthrow of the country's constitutional monarchy. The court ruled Tuesday that the Future Forward Party showed no intention of committing the offense, and that the complaint had not been filed according to the correct legal procedure. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai court acquits opposition party of sedition charge

Jan. 21, 2020 5:45 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court on Tuesday acquitted the country's third-largest political party of seeking to overthrow the constitutional monarchy in another legal case highlighting political divisions in the Southeast Asian nation. The court ruled that the Future Forward Party showed no...

Senate lawmakers consider public defender loan repayments

Jan. 20, 2020 10:33 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Senate committee is considering a bill that would create a student loan repayment program to help recruit and retain attorneys to serve as much needed public defenders in the state. The proposed program is similar to those in Ohio aimed at encouraging physicians, dentists and...

Thief steals $145K in cash from marijuana money courier

Jan. 17, 2020 7:01 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man stole $145,000 in cash from a marijuana money courier's unmarked van at a Southern California gas station after the driver collected the proceeds from several dispensaries, authorities said Friday. Because the U.S. government still outlaws marijuana, even in legal states...

Vaccine foes raise more money than supporters ahead of vote

Jan. 16, 2020 11:50 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group that wants to overturn Maine's law eliminating religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccinations raised more than three times more money than supporters of the law, according to campaign finance reports. Mainers for Health and Parental Rights reported $203,988 in...

Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose (25) attempts a layup as New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball (2) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Pistons' Rose tosses pen, NBA pencils him for $25,000 fine

Jan. 14, 2020 5:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pistons guard Derrick Rose was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for tossing a pen across the court during the end of Detroit's loss to New Orleans. With 37 seconds left in overtime and play stopped on Monday night, Rose sat slumped on a courtside table and flung the pen into the stands....

FILE - In this April 12, 2017 photo people gather to protest in Heroes Square in Budapest. Hungary's parliament has approved a law regulating civic groups which receive foreign funding. The bill passed Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by the governing parties led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban compels groups getting more than around US $ 26,200 a year from abroad to register the fact with the courts and say in most of their online and printed publications that they are foreign-funded. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP,file)

Hungary rule on NGOs' financing seen in conflict with EU law

Jan. 14, 2020 2:16 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Restrictions imposed by Hungary on the financing of non-governmental organizations from abroad are incompatible with European Union law, according to an opinion issued Tuesday by the bloc's highest court. In 2017, Hungary adopted legislation forcing NGOs receiving foreign funding...

Maine cannabis needs bank, insurance access, lawmaker says

Jan. 14, 2020 1:00 AM EST

PARIS, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislator is calling on the state's legislative body to push the U.S. Congress to make banking and insurance accessible to legalized cannabis businesses. Republican Rep. John Andrews of Paris said he intends to introduce a resolution to the Maine Legislature on Tuesday calling...

State hires military liaison for professional licenses help

Dec. 29, 2019 9:34 AM EST

The state of Illinois has hired a military liaison to help service members and their families through the process of obtaining professional licenses, officials said. The position was created under a plan signed into law earlier this year by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The Illinois Department of Financial and...

2020 will bring cannabis vote, law barring salary queries

Dec. 28, 2019 7:43 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The new year in New Jersey brings not only balloons and toasts. It also brings new laws. A list of measures from New Jersey's Office of Legislative Services shows 18 new laws taking effect in 2020. Among them is a measure barring employers from using salary history to screen potential...