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LOS ANGELES | Jon Jones defiant after failed drug test forces UFC 232 move

LOS ANGELES  — Jon Jones is defiantly defending his role in the decision to move UFC 232 from Nevada to California on six days’ notice after he tested positive for low levels of a banned steroid. The former light heavyweight champion gave a passionate, occasionally bizarre performance Thursday at a news conference ahead of his … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Jon Jones defiant after failed drug test forces UFC 232 move

MONTGOMERY, Ala | Alabama AG to review if Senate race tactics violated law

MONTGOMERY, Ala.  — Alabama’s attorney general said Thursday that his office is reviewing whether allegedly deceptive social media tactics used in last year’s U.S. Senate race might have violated the law. Attorney General Steve Marshall told The Washington Post that reports about the effort are concerning. He said he wants to explore the issue, but … Continue reading MONTGOMERY, Ala | Alabama AG to review if Senate race tactics violated law

WASHINGTON | Federal workers face grim prospect of lengthy shutdown

WASHINGTON — Three days, maybe four. That’s how long Ethan James, 21, says he can realistically miss work before he’s struggling. So as the partial government shutdown stretched into its sixth day with no end in sight, James, a minimum-wage contractor sidelined from his job as an office worker at the Interior Department, was worried. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Federal workers face grim prospect of lengthy shutdown

Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway releases audit of Adair County government

Adair County receives overall rating of “good”; audit makes recommendations to improve county procedures JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a regularly-scheduled audit of Adair County, located in northeast Missouri.  The report received an overall rating of “good”; a previous audit of the county released in 2015 received an overall … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway releases audit of Adair County government

SAN FRANCISCO | Police: Migrant in US illegally kills officer born in Fiji

SAN FRANCISCO— Ronil Singh came to the U.S. from his native Fiji to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming an officer, joining a small-town police force in California and working to improve his English. The day after Christmas, he stopped another immigrant, this one in the country illegally, who shot and killed the corporal, authorities … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Police: Migrant in US illegally kills officer born in Fiji

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Trip to Brazil and Colombia

United States – U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Brazil and Colombia from December 31-January 2. From December 31-January 2, Secretary Pompeo will lead the Presidential Delegation to Brasilia to attend the inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro, President-elect of Brazil. In addition to joining inauguration-related events, he will participate in a bilateral … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Trip to Brazil and Colombia

Missouri News: Auditor Galloway’s recommendations result in improvements to controlled substance monitoring within Medicaid prescription drug program

Missouri lacks effective Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, but can utilize local resources to fight opioid misuse and addiction JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a report on state’s oversight procedures for prescription drug benefits through Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Missouri Rx (MORx) program, which are … Continue reading Missouri News: Auditor Galloway’s recommendations result in improvements to controlled substance monitoring within Medicaid prescription drug program

BOISE, Idaho | Nationwide internet outage affects CenturyLink

BOISE, Idaho— Some CenturyLink customers across the country were without the internet as outages stretched from New York to California. The company said on Twitter Thursday that its network was “experiencing a disruption” and that it was working to quickly restore services. It provided no other details, including how many customers were affected. CenturyLink didn’t … Continue reading BOISE, Idaho | Nationwide internet outage affects CenturyLink