Kentucky's new Democratic governor hits the ground running

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Just days into his term as Kentucky's governor, Democrat Andy Beshear already has checked off some big priorities from his to-do list: a new state school board installed; the edu...

Governor on refugees: 'The inn is not full in Minnesota'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state government will continue to consent to refugee resettlement, Gov. Tim Walz said Friday, in response to a recent presidential executive order that requires consent fr...

Kentucky restores voting rights to nonviolent felons

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Professing his belief in redemption, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Thursday to restore voting rights for more than 140,000 nonviolent offenders who complet...

Israeli leader welcomes Trump's college anti-Semitism order

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister welcomed on Thursday President Donald Trump's executive order targeting what the White House describes as a growing problem of anti-Semitic harassment on U.S. ...

Trump signs order targeting college anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday targeting what his administration describes as a growing problem with anti-Semitic harassment on college campuses. ...

Trump to sign order targeting anti-Semitism at colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday targeting antisemitism on college campuses, the White House said. The order, which is likely to dra...

Cambodia dismayed over US sanctions for corruption, logging

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian government has expressed “strong dismay" over a U.S. Treasury decision to sanction two businessmen suspected of corruption and illegal logging. ...

North Dakota county may become US's 1st to bar new refugees

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and left him eternally grate...

Kentucky's outgoing GOP governor leaving with parting shots

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Combative to the end, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin unleashed a spree of attacks against his successor just days before handing over power, displaying the abrasive side of ...

Manchester officials approval refugee resettlement there

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's largest city has voted to support refugee resettlement there. Manchester’s Board of Alderman voted Tuesday to use federal funds to support re...

Ballroom dancers say immigration clampdown hurting business

ORANGE, Conn. (AP) — When no Americans replied to her multiple help-wanted ads for a dance instructor, Connecticut studio owner Chris Sabourin looked overseas for a qualified candidate. But she was st...

Schools help refugee kids learn English, adapt to US life

PHOENIX (AP) — International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School, where more than 200 children from around the world are learning English skills and Ame...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 26 The New York Times on an attempted cover-up of past cheating by Russian athletes in global ...

In Florida and elsewhere, GOP pressured over climate change

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Since taking office in January, Florida’s Republican governor has appointed a science officer, established a climate change czar and pledged to spend billions of dollars to re...

US proposes rules to vet all telecoms-related purchases

The Department of Commerce has proposed requiring case-by-case approvals of all purchases of telecommunications equipment in a move likely to hit major Chinese suppliers like Huawei. The proposal i...