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Prosecutor won't charge Greitens despite ethics panel review

Aug. 17, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A local prosecutor won't press charges against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens despite findings from a state ethics panel that there's reason to believe he broke the law over how his campaign reported a donor list it obtained from a charity he founded. Missouri Ethics...

Hawley sues over conditions at St. Louis housing complex

Aug. 16, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit Thursday against the St. Louis Housing Authority over conditions at a low-income housing complex, alleging problems that include rodent and pest infestations, mold and structural failures. The lawsuit cites concerns at the...

Missouri backs off its defense of hair braiding licensure

Aug. 15, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Attorney General's Office is backing off its defense of soon-to-be outdated requirements that hair braiders be licensed as cosmetologists. Attorney General Josh Hawley on Wednesday said the state is waiving its response in a U.S. Supreme Court lawsuit against the...

Missouri Senate candidates weigh in on ballot initiatives

Aug. 13, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill says she supports measures on Missouri's November ballot to increase the state's minimum wage and hike the gas tax. McCaskill recently told reporters that she also supports medical marijuana. She said she "couldn't be more enthusiastic" about...

Missouri church racks up $884K in legal fees

Aug. 13, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri taxpayers may be covering $884,000 in legal fees for a Columbia church's U.S. Supreme Court case after a state agency denied its playground resurfacing. Attorney General Josh Hawley praised the high court ruling in favor of Trinity Lutheran Church but questioned the fees and...

Missouri's McCaskill, Hawley clash on Trump's trade war

Aug. 10, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and her Republican challenger on Friday staked out opposing positions on President Donald Trump's trade war, with McCaskill decrying it as harmful to the state's farmers and Josh Hawley standing by the president. In speaking with members of the...

Missouri Sen. McCaskill, GOP foe clash over debating format

Aug. 8, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Josh Hawley kicked off their battle for Missouri's highly sought U.S. Senate seat on Wednesday with a debate about debating. The candidates' easy primary wins set up a marquee race for a seat in a GOP-dominated state that...

Ohio, Kansas elections too close to call; Trump claims win

Aug. 8, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call on Wednesday. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless and proclaimed himself '5 for 5' for Tuesday's Election Day. In battleground Ohio, the...

Ohio and Kansas races too close to call; Trump's picks lead

Aug. 8, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Two high-stakes elections that tested President Donald Trump's clout and cost both parties millions of dollars were too close to call early Wednesday. Trump claimed victory in one nevertheless. In battleground Ohio, the president took credit for Republican Troy Balderson's...

The Latest: First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

Aug. 8, 2018 6:17 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington state and a congressional special election in Ohio (all times local): 2:15 a.m. Former Michigan state lawmkaer Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for a House seat, setting her up to...