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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a news conference in Jefferson City, Mo., about allegations related to an extramarital affair with his hairdresser. Accused of sexual and political misconduct, Greitens is defying calls to resign from top lawmakers in his own party while instead banking on steady support from the voters who backed his populist campaign against "corrupt insiders" and "career politicians." (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)
April 20, 2018 - 8:33 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for using a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the woes of the first-term Republican governor who responded by calling it another effort to "smear" him. The charge of...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., confers with his communications aide Matt House as he speaks to reporters following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 20, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said Friday he'll introduce a bill taking marijuana off the federal...
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April 20, 2018 - 7:53 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State lawmakers have finished a bill to update South Carolina's rules on how close to the water homes may be constructed at the beach. The Senate gave final approval this week to new rules on beachfront development. The measure has been sent to Gov. Henry McMaster. It would...
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April 19, 2018 - 9:42 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers want to ban drones from airspace near military bases or prisons. A House subcommittee voted unanimously Thursday for legislation to make flying drones within a certain distance of the facilities a misdemeanor which could cost up to $500 or 30 days in...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street, ahead of talks in London, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Ardern is in London to take part in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting starting Thursday. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 18, 2018 - 1:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's key Brexit bill has hit a hurdle, with the House of Lords voting to seek continued membership in the European Union's customs union. Parliament's upper house voted 348- 225 Wednesday for a change to the EU Withdrawal Bill seeking to stay in the customs union. John Kerr, who...
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April 18, 2018 - 12:42 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers say they need more time before moving forward with a bill to place stricter regulations on dam and reservoir owners. A Senate subcommittee delayed voting on the legislation Wednesday. The bill would increase the number of dams and reservoirs regulated...
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An honor guard follow the casket out of the Doane Beal and Ames Funeral home in Hyannis, Mass., Tuesday, April 17, 2018, where the body of Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon was transported by motorcade to South Yarmouth for a wake at St. Pius X Church. A vigil and visitation for Yarmouth K-9 Officer Gannon is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, while a funeral Mass is scheduled for Wednesday morning. Both will take place at St. Pius X Roman Catholic church in Yarmouth. The funeral Mass will be followed by a private burial. (Steve Heaslip/The Cape Cod Times via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 10:05 am
BOSTON (AP) — The killing of a Massachusetts police officer has some Republicans calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty for the murder of law enforcement officers. Recent attempts to restore capital punishment in the state have faltered, most recently after the killing of another police...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined from left by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks to reporters following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 18, 2018 - 12:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan effort to protect the job of special counsel Robert Mueller has been taken down by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Senate's top Republican says the bill is not necessary because President Donald Trump isn't going to fire Mueller. Trump allies have been...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined from left by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks to reporters following a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 17, 2018 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee. McConnell said the bill is...
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April 17, 2018 - 4:45 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers say they want to thank educators by paying them for accumulated leave. Members of a House subcommittee voted in favor of a bill Tuesday that pays teachers, guidance counselors and specialists for annual and sick leave in excess of 90 days. Supporters...
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