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Politics impede long-advocated growth of UN Security Council

Sep. 26, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Virtually everyone involved agrees: Almost eight decades after it came into existence, the powerful U.N. Security Council needs to expand, to evolve, to include more voices. But as with so many things, the central question — and the biggest disagreement — is exactly how....

California governor rejects mandatory kindergarten law

Sep. 25, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Beyond what they learn academically in kindergarten, students learn everyday routines: how to take care of class materials and how to be kind to their peers, according to Golden Empire Elementary School kindergarten teacher Carla Randazzo. While developing...

Today in History: September 23, Nixon's "Checkers" speech

Sep. 23, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2022. There are 99 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1952, Sen. Richard M. Nixon, R-Calif., salvaged his vice-presidential nomination by appearing on...

GOP hits Kansas governor hard on trans athletes, her new ad

Sep. 21, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Democratic governor launched a new television ad on Wednesday in which she says men don't belong in women's sports. It's a move seeking to blunt Republican attacks on her for vetoing two proposals to ban transgender athletes from girls' and women's school and college...

Ukraine's president renews call for world leaders to punish Russia by stripping its veto right at UN Security Council

Sep. 21, 2022 17:32 PM EDT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine's president renews call for world leaders to punish Russia by stripping its veto right at UN Security Council.

Japan PM calls for UN reforms to address Russian aggression

Sep. 20, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida expressed disappointment Tuesday over the failure of the United Nations Security Council to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine because of Russia’s right of veto, calling for reforms that would allow the U.N. to better defend global peace and order. ...

Missouri lawmakers start work on proposed tax cuts

Sep. 14, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday returned to the Capitol for a special session aimed at cutting taxes. Republican Gov. Mike Parson called on lawmakers to cut the top income tax rate from 5.3% to 4.8%. He also wants the GOP-led Legislature to increase the...

Reparations advocates ask California governor to veto bill

Sep. 13, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A community organization that pushed to create the first-in-the-nation African American reparations task force in California is urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to veto legislation extending the deadline for the committee to complete its work. The Coalition for a Just...

Biden: 'Difficult 2 years' ahead if Dems lose Congress

Sep. 12, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday said if Democrats lose Congress after the upcoming midterm elections, it's going to be a “difficult two years,” and he's going to be spending a lot of time “with the veto pen.” Biden was speaking at a Democratic National...

New Massachusetts driver's license law faces repeal effort

Sep. 12, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters will get the chance to decide whether the state should reject a new law allowing immigrants in the country illegally to obtain state driver’s licenses. The secretary of the commonwealth’s office announced late Friday that it had certified the...