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United States | Under Secretary Hale Travel to Tampa

United States (STL.News) – Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to Tampa, March 18–19, to deliver remarks at the U.S. Central Command GCC+2 Chiefs of Defense Conference. The Under Secretary will address military leaders from the GCC member states, Egypt, and Jordan, highlighting U.S. policy objectives in the Middle East. … Continue reading United States | Under Secretary Hale Travel to Tampa

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | APNewsBreak: Miss America seeks ouster of 3 states’ leaders

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — There they go. Miss America leaders in three more states have had their licenses revoked by the Miss America Organization in a bitter, high-stakes clash between state pageants and the national leadership headed by former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson. The Miss America Organization sent termination letters Friday to New Jersey, … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | APNewsBreak: Miss America seeks ouster of 3 states’ leaders

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump boasts anew that he saw al-Qaida coming

WASHINGTON— In an echo of his campaign rhetoric, President Donald Trump is back to portraying himself as the Paul Revere of the terrorism age — the one who told the country Osama bin Laden was coming. There was less to his foreshadowing than he states. Trump’s tweet about bin Laden on Monday has some truth … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump boasts anew that he saw al-Qaida coming

PHILADELPHIA | Kapler says pitchers allowed to use cheat sheets

PHILADELPHIA — Phillies manager Gabe Kapler says he has been informed pitchers are allowed to use the type of cheat sheets that umpire Joe West confiscated from reliever Austin Davis on Saturday night. Kapler made his remarks before Sunday’s series finale against the Chicago Cubs. Kapler and Davis said the left-hander was using the card … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Kapler says pitchers allowed to use cheat sheets

WASHINGTON | Govt acts to stop high-tax states from skirting $10K cap

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has laid down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. The action over the new Republican tax law pits the government against high-tax, heavily Democratic states in an election-year showdown. The Treasury Department’s newly released rules … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Govt acts to stop high-tax states from skirting $10K cap

HARTFORD, Conn. | States blast Trump administration coal plan, mull lawsuits

HARTFORD, Conn. — States with a history of fighting air pollution from coal-fired power plants are denouncing the Trump administration’s move to scale back restrictions on emissions, with some threatening court challenges. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan pledged Tuesday to “take legal action to ensure the federal government does its job” to protect the environment … Continue reading HARTFORD, Conn. | States blast Trump administration coal plan, mull lawsuits

SAN FRANCISCO | States: Workaround succeeding after cut in health subsidies

SAN FRANCISCO — California and 17 other states that sued the Trump administration over its decision to cut off Affordable Care Act subsidies say a workaround has largely succeeded. The assessment came in a court filing late Monday in which the states asked U.S. Judge Vince Chhabria to put their lawsuit on hold. The states … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | States: Workaround succeeding after cut in health subsidies

Women taking their right to go topless to state’s high court

CONCORD, N.H/January 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — In a case that pits freedom of expression and equality against public decency, three women are challenging a New Hampshire city ordinance prohibiting public nudity and taking it to the state’s highest court. Heidi Lilley, Kia Sinclair and Ginger Pierro were ticketed in 2016 in Laconia after they went topless at … Continue reading Women taking their right to go topless to state’s high court

Immigration agents descend on 7-Eleven stores in 17 states

LOS ANGELES /January 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Seven  filed into a 7-Eleven store before dawn Wednesday, waited for people to go through the checkout line and told arriving customers and a driver delivering beer to wait outside. A federal inspection was underway, they said. Within 20 minutes, they verified that the cashier had a valid … Continue reading Immigration agents descend on 7-Eleven stores in 17 states