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Tax cuts, education changes among GOP legislative priorities

Jan. 09, 2022 10:25 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature begins the 2022 session Monday with nearly $2 billion in the bank and a strong urge by Republican legislative leaders and the governor to cut taxes. There will be pushback from Democrats and others who will call for spending some of the...

Waterloo lawmaker drops campaign for Iowa governor

Jan. 05, 2022 10:27 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Waterloo Democratic Rep. Ras Smith announced Wednesday he was suspending his campaign for Iowa governor. Smith, who in June 2021 became the first person to announce his run for governor, cited a “drastic disconnect between the current political system and...

Report: California police stops down significantly in 2020

Dec. 31, 2021 16:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Traffic and pedestrian stops by California law enforcement agencies dropped significantly in 2020 compared to the year before, but Black or transgender people were still more likely to be searched than white or cisgender people, according to a state report released...

Trial opens for Harvard professor for hiding ties to China

Dec. 15, 2021 18:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program began in earnest Wednesday in Boston federal court. Lawyers delivered opening statements and called their first witnesses in the case against Charles Lieber,...

Harvard professor's trial a test of DOJ's China prosecutions

Dec. 14, 2021 17:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program is the latest bellwether in the U.S. Justice Department's controversial effort to crackdown on economic espionage by China. Opening statements in the trial of...

Senate candidate known for debate stunts dies at 62

Dec. 13, 2021 12:55 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Max Linn, a former U.S. Senate candidate from Maine who shook up a high-profile race with his antics during debates, has died. He was 62. Linn died on Saturday, according to his lawyer. He died of an apparent heart attack, the Bangor Daily News reported. ...

Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 06, 2021 10:25 AM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18, hesitated. He...

Dominican Republic expels, mistreats Haitians, activists say

Dec. 05, 2021 15:49 PM EST

DAJABON, Dominican Republic (AP) — Bien-Aimé St. Clair frowned as the stream of older Haitian migrants pushed past him. Accused of living in the Dominican Republic illegally, they knew they had no choice but to go back across the border to Haiti. But St. Clair, 18,...

Republican Macco decides against run for Wisconsin governor

Nov. 30, 2021 16:18 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state Rep. John Macco said Tuesday he will not run for governor next year, leaving former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch as the only high profile GOP candidate in the race. Macco, 63, announced on Facebook Live that instead of running for...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 19, 2021 15:12 PM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. November 15, 2021. Editorial: The Dean The dean of the U.S. Senate has announced it is time to step aside and not seek a ninth term. Since 1975, Patrick Leahy has been serving Vermonters. ...