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University of Missouri to cut space as state money declines

Apr. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is cutting down on building space to reduce maintenance costs following concerns about state budget cuts for higher education. University planners have identified where to divest and demolish campus buildings in an effort to remove 750,000 square feet (70,000...

Oregon sheriff known for standoff to resign over funds

Apr. 18, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A small-town sheriff who gained national attention for his leadership during a 41-day standoff with armed occupiers at a wildlife refuge in Oregon is resigning, citing chronic underfunding for his department and concerns about liability caused by an outdated and understaffed jail....

Mass graves from Franco era become Spanish election issue

Apr. 18, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

PATERNA, Spain (AP) — When archaeologists in Spain unearthed layers of human bones from a mass grave last year, the remains of one body emerged draped in a shirt that had the letters "MG" embroidered on it in red. The initials spoke volumes to Daniel Galán. They sparked hope he would be able to...

Cuomo: NY to waive tuition for fallen service members' kids

Apr. 17, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state will grant free state tuition and room and board to the families of New York military members killed or disabled while on duty, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The move comes after President Donald Trump and Republican state lawmakers criticized a decision...

Lawmakers upset with Missouri-Kansas City chancellor

Apr. 17, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Republican Missouri lawmakers are calling for the resignation of University of Missouri-Kansas City Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal over what they say was his inadequate response to the disruption of a conservative speaker's appearance last week. Lawmakers also threatened to...

Lebanon's PM vows strict austerity reforms to avoid crash

Apr. 17, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Prime Minister Saad Hariri warned Wednesday that Lebanon is heading toward an economic "catastrophe" unless the government implements strict austerity measures to reduce a ballooning budget deficit and massive national debt. The stark warning came shortly after parliament passed amendments...

Court says Missouri lawmakers wrongly cut judge's salary

Apr. 16, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers violated the state constitution when they eliminated funding for the salary of an administrative law judge who was accused of discrimination and retaliation, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The unanimous ruling said lawmakers violated the constitution's...

Polish govt says it can't meet pay demand of teacher strike

Apr. 15, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A nationwide strike of Poland's public school teachers entered its second week Monday with the right-wing government, which is paying generous benefits to pensioners and other targeted groups, saying it doesn't have money to meet teachers' pay demands. Teachers are demanding a 30%...

Iran's top leader releases special funds for flood damages

Apr. 15, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Monday approved the use of special emergency funds to deal with damage from major flooding that has killed at least 76 people and injured more than 1,000 over the past several weeks. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave the government permission to use the National...

GOP states discover a tax hike they have to like: for roads

Apr. 14, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After passing waves of tax cuts in recent years, some lawmakers in several Republican-dominated states have decided it's time to make a big exception and are pushing for tax increases to fix roads that are crumbling from years of neglect. In the past month alone, the Republican...