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  • Deportations on the rise in Canada amid migrant influx

    August 25, 2017 8:06 PM

    TORONTO - Canada has stepped up deportations of migrants this year as a surge of asylum seekers enter the country illegally from the United States. Canada Border Services Agency said Thursday there have been a total of 5,529 deportations compared to 7,357 in all of 2016. ... more »
  • Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

    July 19, 2017 8:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week. In a statement late Wednesday, doctors reveal that McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer. The statement says the 80-year-old senator and his family... more »
  • UN chief: US may meet Paris climate goals despite exit

    July 3, 2017 9:38 PM

    LISBON, Portugal - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United States may meet the Paris climate agreement's targets despite pulling out of the deal. Guterres says Michael Bloomberg, a U.N. special envoy on climate change, is "convinced" the U.S. will reach the Paris goals. Guterres says that's because... more »
  • House OKs bill making nude photo sharing in military a crime

    May 24, 2017 3:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has unanimously approved legislation that makes it a crime for U.S. service members to distribute intimate photos or videos of people without first getting their consent. The measure is a direct response to a nude-photo sharing scandal that has rocked the Marine Corps. Lawmakers voted 418-0... more »
  • More states allow sunscreen at schools without doctor's OK

    May 14, 2017 2:00 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - More states are letting kids use sunscreen at school without a doctor's note. Arizona, Washington and Utah have become the latest states to enact laws freeing students to bring sunscreen to school without special paperwork. Similar legislation is moving forward this spring in Rhode Island, Louisiana and... more »
  • LSU Gymnastics finishes season as national runner-up

    April 15, 2017 11:42 PM

    ST. LOUIS. – For the second-straight season, the LSU gymnastics team finished runner-up in the NCAA Super Six Finals late Saturday at Chaifetz Arena. No. 2 LSU posted a 198.275 to secure a spot in the program’s sixth Super Six in school history Friday evening at Chaifetz Arena. Oklahoma... more »
  • 13 states back Trump travel ban in appeals court

    March 27, 2017 8:52 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. - A group of 12 state attorneys general and one governor is urging a federal appeals court to allow Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries to take effect. In a brief filed in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, the states... more »
  • LSU baseball falls to Florida in 8-1 loss

    March 25, 2017 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sophomore right-hander Brady Singer fired a complete-game six-hitter Saturday to lead 11th-ranked Florida to an 8-1 win over No. 4 LSU at McKethan Stadium. Florida improved to 16-8 overall and 2-3 in the SEC, while LSU dropped to 17-6 overall and 3-2 in conference play. ... more »
  • Poland seeks arrest of Minnesota man accused of Nazi war crimes

    March 15, 2017 2:13 PM

    MINNESOTA - A court in eastern Poland has issued an arrest warrant for a Minnesota man sought in a Nazi massacre, opening the way for Poland to seek his extradition from the United States. The Associated Press had previously identified the man as 98-year-old Michael Karkoc, an ex-commander in an... more »
  • Smaller states rejoice as Amazon finally collects sales tax

    January 29, 2017 2:25 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Many online shoppers in the United States have for years had to pay state sales taxes whenever they buy goods from Amazon. But the Seattle giant has dragged its feet on collecting sales taxes in small and sparsely populated states where it doesn't have a physical presence.... more »
  • First legal Cuban cargo in more than 50 years arrives in US

    January 24, 2017 9:12 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The first legal cargo from Cuba in more than 50 years has arrived in the United State. The Miami Herald reports that two containers of artisanal charcoal arrived Tuesday morning at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale aboard a Crowley Maritime ship called the K-Storm. The special... more »
  • Texas, 12 other states sue to block Obama coal mining rule

    January 17, 2017 8:29 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned a Washington-based appeals court for an injunction Tuesday. Paxton said in a statement that... more »
  • What Louisiana Googled more than any other state in 2016 is...

    December 30, 2016 7:04 PM

    What Louisianians Googled more than any other state in 2016 is the "Beyonce Halftime Show" when she performed at the Superbowl. The housing app, Estately, compared what citizens in each state were Googling more than others this year. It is not to be mistaken for the most Googled... more »
  • Pot states take fresh look at out-of-state investment

    January 20, 2016 3:36 PM

    DENVER - States that have legalized pot are taking a fresh look at making it easier for out-of-state investors to get in the weed business, saying the industry's ongoing difficulty in banking means they need new options to finance expansion. The four states that allow recreational pot sales -... more »
  • Unemployment rates fall in 27 US states amid broad hiring

    December 18, 2015 11:15 AM

    WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates fell in more than half of U.S. states in November as employers stepped up hiring. The Labor Department says jobless rates fell in 27 states, rose in 11, and were unchanged in 12 states. Employers added jobs in 35 states, while employment fell in 14. Montana's... more »
  • Health official: States should post local vaccination info

    August 27, 2015 5:15 PM

    NEW YORK- How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out. Last school year, only 21 states posted vaccination rates for individual schools, school districts, counties or areas of the state. The Centers for Disease Control and... more »
  • Bush defends use of term 'anchor babies' on talk radio

    August 20, 2015 3:15 PM

    KEENE- Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush is defending his use of the term "anchor babies" on a talk radio show to describe children born to immigrants living illegally in the United States. He says he supports the concept of birthright citizenship. Asked by reporters Thursday if he thinks the term... more »
  • Obama and Kenya: 1st trip to father's homeland as president

    July 22, 2015 3:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - When Barack Obama visited Kenya for the first time nearly 30 years ago, he was astonished that an airport worker recognized his last name. It was a striking experience for the future president. He was a young man struggling to understand how a country that he had never... more »
  • Ohio River ended teens' suspected crime spree

    June 7, 2015 6:52 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio- The wide Ohio River is what ended the flight of a teenage couple authorities believe engaged in a crime spree that crossed into three states. A report released Sunday by the West Virginia State Police says the 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl jumped into the river in Tyler... more »
  • Mississippi, West Virginia toughest on school immunizations

    February 10, 2015 3:19 PM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Mississippi and West Virginia are known for their struggles with health crises. Yet when it comes to getting children vaccinated, these states don't mess around. A recent measles outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people has brought attention to policies in 48 states that allow parents... more »
  • Powdered alcohol? Not so fast, lawmakers say

    December 15, 2014 4:29 PM

    DENVER - States are moving to ban alcohol in powdered form before the product goes on sale out of concern it will increase underage drinking. The product, called "Palcohol," is touted by its inventor as a convenient way to mix a drink. But lawmakers nationwide say that convenience will only... more »
  • Supreme Court on income taxes

    November 12, 2014 7:53 PM

    WASHINGTON- How states can assess income tax on money residents earned out of state is being considered by the Supreme Court which could impose new limits. A lawyer for the state of Maryland argued his state's tax on out-of-state earnings passes constitutional muster but some justices appeared skeptical Wednesday.... more »

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