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Missouri governor signs GM tax break bill

Jul. 10, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed a business incentive bill aimed in part at enticing General Motors to expand in the state. The economic development package will allow GM to receive up to $50 million of tax credits over 10 years if it invests $750 million to expand a...

Liz Weston: Teach your teen about college costs starting now

Jul. 8, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

Many families struggle to pay college expenses for one or two kids. Certified financial planner Sarah Carlson, mother of two sets of twins, will soon have all four of her children in college at the same time. The older twins are already there, to be joined soon by the younger two. But years ago, Carlson started...

Talk show host Steve Harvey to cover students' college costs

Jul. 1, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Talk show host, comedian and game show host Steve Harvey has committed to covering the college costs for eight incoming freshmen at his alma mater in Ohio. Kent State University said in a release that The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation has worked with Kent State University to...

Supreme Court to review Montana school choice program

Jun. 28, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider reviving a Montana program that gives tax credits to people who donate to private-school scholarships. The state's highest court had struck down the program because it violated the Montana constitution's ban on state aid to religious organizations. The...

The Latest: Police grads honor slain Sacramento officer

Jun. 20, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Sacramento police officer (all times local): 7:05 p.m. A Sacramento Police Academy graduation ceremony has opened with a moment of silence for a rookie gunned down last night by a rifle-wielding attacker. Lt. Steve OIiveira told nearly 60 graduates...

US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studies

Jun. 19, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and its vast potential to change society as we know it. The donation from Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the private...

Kansas City, Missouri, voters elect Lucas as new mayor

Jun. 19, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial results that...

The Latest: Lucas defeats Justus to become Kansas City mayor

Jun. 18, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the election to choose next mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Unofficial results showed that Kansas...

Toomey wades into fight over $100M private schools bill

Jun. 17, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey waded into a budget fight in Pennsylvania on Monday over substantially expanding state taxpayer support for private and religious schools that is stoking pushback from public school advocates. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to veto the measure, but Toomey,...

$100M private schools bill starts budget season fight

Jun. 11, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to substantially expand taxpayer support for private and religious schools in Pennsylvania won passage Tuesday in the Republican-controlled Legislature, although Gov. Tom Wolf is signaling that he will block it. The public dust-up ramps up a fight between supporters of...