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Judge lets an additional lawyer represent Hawaii couple

Jun. 17, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Soon after a Honolulu prosecutor and her police chief husband were indicted and accused of a fraud scheme that funded their lavish lifestyle, they told a judge they couldn't pay for lawyers to represent them. The public servant couple, who lived in the swanky part of town, used money bilked...

Israeli PM's wife sentenced for misusing state funds

Jun. 16, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem magistrate court on Sunday sentenced Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to pay a fine of more than $15,000 for misusing state funds. The sentencing comes after she agreed to a plea bargain that ended the years-long saga of just one of the...

Maine lawmakers pass bills to help workers

Jun. 15, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature has passed several bills aiming to boost protections for workers. The state Senate sent the bills Monday to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who has a 10-day window to veto, sign or let the legislation pass into law without her signature. The package includes...

Alaska governor calls special session for Wasilla

Jun. 13, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers ended their special session Thursday already anticipating another, leaving unsettled a state infrastructure budget and the size of dividend check to pay residents this year from Alaska's oil-wealth fund. "We will be coming back this summer, and I wanted to assure the...

Pelosi: No debt increase until spending limits are raised

Jun. 13, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Democratic-controlled House won't pass must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap until the Trump administration agrees to boost spending limits on domestic programs. The California Democrat said she'll agree to increase the...

Pension obligations weigh on school finances in New Mexico

Jun. 13, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Pension burdens are weighing on the financial health of local governments and school districts across New Mexico as contributions to the state's two major public retirement funds lag behind pension obligations, analysts for a major credit ratings agency told a panel of legislators on...

Alaska House votes down full oil-wealth fund dividend

Jun. 12, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House on Wednesday rejected a proposal to pay residents full dividend checks of around $3,000 this year from the state's oil-wealth fund, setting the stage for another special session and a potential showdown with Gov. Mike Dunleavy. The dividend was one of the biggest...

The Latest: House falls short in capital budget funds

Jun. 12, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska Legislature (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The Alaska House has passed a state infrastructure budget but fell short of the support needed to fund major provisions. Minority House Republicans, some of whom supported passage of the capital budget, nonetheless...

Israeli PM's wife accepts plea deal in case of catered meals

Jun. 12, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Sara Netanyahu, wife of the Israeli prime minister, struck a guilty plea bargain Wednesday settling allegations that she overspent some $100,000 of state money on lavish meals, state prosecutors said. Mrs. Netanyahu will pay around $15,000 in fines to quietly close the case, which accused...

AP source: Saints, Cameron Jordan agree on 3-year extension

Jun. 11, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, who has been New Orleans' sack leader in six of the past seven seasons, has agreed to a three-year extension worth up to $55.5 million, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of...