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  • new storyIllinois high court takes Moline company's tax break appeal 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 1:14 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a Moline-based aviation company is entitled to a state property tax break being challenged by a local school district.

  • new storyLaw allowing guns on campus sparks discussion among students 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 12:22 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - University students in Kansas are starting to talk about a day in the not-too-distant future when anyone over 21 who legally owns a gun will be allowed to carry it onto campuses.

  • new storyCameron: UK must attack IS in Syria to deny group safe haven story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 12:17 pm

    LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron tried to persuade reluctant lawmakers to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria, saying Thursday that the Paris attacks have given the fight new urgency and Britain owes it to key allies to act.

  • Arrests for drunken boating plummet on Missouri waterways 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 11:36 am

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol in 2011.

  • Lawmakers work on public safety pension system overhaul plan 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 10:40 am

    PHOENIX - A plan to overhaul the state's woefully underfunded pension plan for public safety workers is nearing completion after months of meetings between lawmakers, pension officials, firefighter and police unions and cities, towns and other public agencies that pay into the system.

  • Bill would restrict some Ohio villages' ticketing practices 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 10:16 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - State lawmakers are trying to prevent some Ohio villages from accepting direct payments for traffic-related violations.

  • 2 Palestinians die in clashes; Israel toughens fence story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 10:02 am

    JERUSALEM - Two Palestinians were shot and killed in separate clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank on Thursday as Israel announced plans to strengthen a fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to contain a two-month spate of violence.

  • EWU to name campus center for Native American activist 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 10:00 am

    SPOKANE, Washington - Without Lucy Covington, there would probably be no Colville Confederated Tribes today, and no Eastern Washington reservation for the 12 bands that make up the confederation. Some other reservations in the United States might be gone, too, and their tribal members scattered.

  • Poland's ruling party blasted in conflict over top judges 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 6:17 am

    WARSAW, Poland - The political conflict surrounding Poland's top court has intensified after the new ruling party had the parliament void a recent appointment of judges.

  • New Mexico Dem leader unsure on GOP driver's license fix 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 5:01 am

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico House Minority Leader Brian Egolf says he's not ready to support a GOP-sponsored proposal creating a "two-tier" driver's license system modeled after Utah.

  • Records: new university pays $200K for public relations firm 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 3:02 am

    LAKELAND, Florida - Records show that Florida Polytechnic University has paid a Tampa public relations firm more than $200,000 for media relations help since April 2013 - 16 months before the school opened.

  • Missouri Planned Parenthood says legal action likely 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 10:19 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A regional Planned Parenthood official said Wednesday that the organization likely would take legal action against the state of Missouri after a Columbia clinic halted abortions this week, leaving just one in the state that still performs them.

  • Brazil police arrest government Senate leader story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 6:57 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested the government's leader in the Senate for allegedly obstructing the investigation into a corruption scandal at state-owned oil company Petrobras.

  • UT report lays out options for boosting road funding 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:34 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A University of Tennessee study released Wednesday is laying out some options for the state to boost its funding for road projects, ranging from charging drivers by the mile to tapping the state's general fund.

  • Obama signs defense bill despite Guantanamo provisions 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a $607 billion defense policy bill despite his opposition to restrictions in the legislation that ban him from moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States and making good on a long unfulfilled campaign promise.

  • French lawmakers vote to extend airstrikes against IS story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:18 pm

    PARIS - French lawmakers voted Wednesday to continue airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, while Germany's chancellor said her country would do more in the international fight against the group.

  • Clarification: Congress-Health Repeal story story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a story Nov. 24, The Associated Press listed Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., as one of several Republican senators who might find it difficult to vote for a bill eliminating federal money for Planned Parenthood.

  • UK backs off cuts to tax breaks for lower income households 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:32 pm

    LONDON - Britain's Treasury chief abandoned controversial cuts in tax credits for the working poor and kept police funding intact on Wednesday as he updated Parliament on the government's budget plans.

  • Egypt says 30 percent turnout in 2nd round of voting story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:28 pm

    CAIRO - Turnout in the second round of Egypt's parliamentary elections was nearly 30 percent, authorities said Wednesday, with the vote expected to result in a rubber-stamp body loyal to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

  • Under fire, Pennsylvania attorney general plans email review 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:10 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Senate moved a step closer on Wednesday to potentially removing the state's embattled attorney general from office, while she raised the possibility of criminal charges against others in a slowly unfolding scandal involving public officials exchanging sexually explicit or otherwise offensive emails.

  • Bill Clinton opening fundraising spree for wife's campaign 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:49 pm

    WASHINGTON - Former President Bill Clinton is going on a fundraising swing reminiscent of his presidential campaigns of the 1990s. But this time he's doing it for his wife.

  • Rep. Vic Gilliam announces likely ALS diagnosis 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:00 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - State Rep. Vic Gilliam says he will likely be diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

  • Gov. Matt Mead not ready for tax increases despite coal drop 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:45 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Gov. Matt Mead says he's not ready to support other tax increases to cover what state analysts say will likely be a steep decline in coal revenues over coming years.

  • Veteran Indiana state Sen. Rogers considering retirement 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 12:38 pm

    GARY, Indiana - One of the longest-serving members of the Indiana Legislature says she's considering not seeking re-election next year.

  • Prosecutors appeal order on Sandusky accuser's complaint 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 11:05 am

    STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania prosecutors are appealing a judge's order that they review a man's claims he was molested as a 16-year-old by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.