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Walker to take new job, won't run for office in 2022

Jul. 15, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he won't run for office again in 2022 because he has accepted a new full-time job running a group based in Washington, D.C., that promotes conservative ideas among young people. The Republican had been openly considering running for his old job...

Big southeast Missouri landowner to ban feral hog hunting

Jul. 14, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — One of Missouri's largest private landowners is following the state's lead in seeking to eradicate feral hogs by trying to trap large groups of them rather than allowing them to be hunted. The L-A-D Foundation plans to ban feral hog hunting on its property, the Springfield...

Washington AG opens inquiry into NRA's financial affairs

Jul. 12, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general for Washington D.C. has issued subpoenas to the National Rifle Association and its related charitable foundation as part of an investigation into allegations of financial misconduct inside the powerful gun lobbying organization. The subpoenas add to a host of...

Mariano Rivera honored at Saratoga Race Course

Jul. 12, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera was the New York Racing Association's guest of honor on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, and he walked away with custom-made pinstriped jockey's silks with his No. 42 on the back. Rivera was driven to the winner's circle before the...

Epstein philanthropy since sex plea included all-girl school

Jul. 12, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the decade since striking a deal that required him to register as a sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein has sought to underwrite all manner of youth causes, such as a baseball program near his retreat in the U.S. Virgin Islands and an all-girls' school a few blocks from his Manhattan mansion....

Medical respite programs give homeless a place to recuperate

Jul. 12, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Marie Carr was homeless on the streets of Springfield when she lost her balance and fell a few weeks ago. Carrying her belongings and her emotional support animal — a rabbit named Lacy — Carr walked to Jordan Valley Community Health Center. She was X-rayed and learned...

The Latest: House members request briefing on Epstein deal

Jul. 11, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Members of a House Judiciary subcommittee have sent a letter to the Justice Department requesting a briefing on the non-prosecution agreement between now-jailed financier Jeffrey...

Ex-Israeli premier plays down relationship with Epstein

Jul. 11, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is playing down his ties with Jeffrey Epstein — the U.S. financier jailed on sex-trafficking charges. Barak's connection with Epstein has emerged in Israel just days after the 78-year-old former premier announced his political comeback in a...

Trump organization cancels golf event with stripper caddies

Jul. 10, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump's company said Wednesday it has canceled a golf tournament with strippers serving as caddies that was to be held at Trump's golf resort near Miami. The Washington Post reports the Trump Organization issued a statement saying the event would no longer take place because a...

The Latest: Trump group cancels golf event with strippers

Jul. 10, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on a golf tournament with strippers as caddies that was scheduled at President Donald Trump's golf resort near Miami (all times local): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump's company has canceled a golf tournament with strippers serving as caddies that was to be held at Trump's golf...