North Dakota leaders unveil oil tax-sharing deal with tribe

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican legislative leaders unveiled a bill Thursday that aims to stop a longstanding disagreement over shared revenues on an oil-rich American Indian reservation...

Governor's budget plan spotlights divided Kansas government

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly outlined a proposed budget Thursday that commits Kansas to higher spending on public schools and an expanded Medicaid health insurance program while lau...

In tough speech, new governor sees need to rebuild Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly told Kansas legislators Wednesday that the state faces an emergency in its child welfare system and is "completely unprepared" for the next national...

Pennsylvania sued over limits on state coverage of abortion

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The operators of 15 abortion clinics sued Pennsylvania on Wednesday in a bid to persuade state courts to reverse a decades-old decision upholding limits on the use of state Medi...

The Latest: Greek PM Tsipras survives confidence vote

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the confidence vote in Greece (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Greece's left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has narrowly won ...

Planned Parenthood challenges Wisconsin abortion laws

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin asked a federal judge on Wednesday to repeal state laws that make it more difficult for women, particularly in rural areas, to receive abortions. ...

Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

NEW YORK (AP) — On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wi...

Cuomo unveils plan to make NY 11th state to legalize pot

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The measure ...

Murphy takes aim at tax credits in speech on his 1st year

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said the state's tax incentive programs amounted in some cases to "crony capitalism" and called for the expiring credits to be overhauled du...

Washington lieutenant governor skips speech over gun fears

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's lieutenant governor says he won't preside at Gov. Jay Inslee's State of the State speech because he's concerned people might bring concealed weapons into the j...

Hong Kong ex-leader Tsang released after serving sentence

HONG KONG (AP) — Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang has been released after serving time in prison for failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment from a businessman applying for a broadcas...

Fresh-faced Venezuelan lawmaker emerges as Maduro's rival

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Venezuelans rang in the new year, few in the crisis-wracked nation had even heard of Juan Guaido. Two weeks later, the young backbench lawmaker has eme...

'Taiwan definitely not part of China,' TECO envoy to Manila responds to 'unhinged' columnist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Jan. 12, Taiwan’s representative to the Philippines, Michael Peiyung Hsu (徐佩勇), had to set the record straight and defend Taiwan’s sovereignty in the pages ...

Democrat: Keystone XL developer should pay into cleanup fund

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers should require the Keystone XL pipeline's developer to pay into a state oil spill cleanup fund and impose more regulations on so-called man camps, the state ...

North Dakota House considers 'abortion reversal' bill

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's House will consider legislation that would require abortion providers to inform women undergoing drug-induced abortions that it's possible they could still have a ...