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Stories with subject: Executive branch
  • Grant to help Kentucky businesses make overseas sales 
    Updated: Sep-03-15 4:05 am

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky has received a $400,000 federal grant aimed at helping businesses market their products around the world.

  • Protesters back bill spurred by recent police shootings 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 6:37 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers took up bills to regulate videos of police activities and law enforcement's acquisition of surplus military on Wednesday as hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrated outside the governor's office urging the Legislature to take action on a bill to require better oversight of police interactions with the public.

  • 12 migrants drown off Turkish coast, 2 still missing 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 12:59 pm

    ANKARA, Turkey - At least 12 migrants, including five children, drowned off the Turkish coast Wednesday when two boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized, Turkish officials said. The tides washed up the body of one small boy on the beach, leaving witnesses in tears.

  • Brownback nominee for Kansas commerce secretary withdraws 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 7:31 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback's nominee for Kansas commerce secretary withdrew from consideration Tuesday over what the governor's office described as potential conflicts of interest involving a family member.

  • Lottery secretary's success dwarfed by some work practices 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 9:19 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - When it came to the bottom line, there's no question that Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell was a success.

  • Former director decries Arizona energy office's closure 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 6:37 pm

    PHOENIX - The closure of the Arizona governor's energy office leaves the state with a significant void in resources, its former director said.

  • Sandoval's back from European trade mission. What's next? 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 12:26 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval and more than 60 business, government and education officials recently returned from a three-week trade mission to England, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Italy. The visit included meetings with dignitaries, tours of car factories and receptions bringing together Nevada and European tourism officials.

  • Pennsylvania's new online voter registration launched 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:03 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that Pennsylvania is now the 23rd state in the country to provide online voter registration. Here's a look at how the system works and what it means for taxpayers and voters:

  • Amelia Boynton Robinson noted as fearless, tireless leader story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:46 am

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A newspaper photo of a woman who was beaten unconscious by law enforcement during a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, revealed to a wider audience the struggles and violence black people faced while fighting for the right to vote.

  • Nevada governor's science office revived, gets new director 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 8:22 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Governor's Office of Science, Innovation and Technology is getting a fresh start and a new director after being defunct for years.

  • City council announces anti-drug initiative for 3 counties 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:40 am

    HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - Huntington City Council has announced a two-year strategic plan to combat drug abuse and disease management in three West Virginia counties.

  • The Latest on Oklahoma stabbing: Fallin praises Costello story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 5:07 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The latest on the fatal stabbing of Oklahoma's labor commissioner (all times local):

  • Richard Blanco named education ambassador for poets academy 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 10:43 am

    NEW YORK - Richard Blanco has been named the first education ambassador for the Academy of American Poets.

  • Lawmakers see own funds dwindle in Pennsylvania budget fight 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 7:49 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The country's largest full-time Legislature will soon have to decide where it will get the money to pay thousands of employees and other costs as its surplus, once more than $200 million, is rapidly dwindling amid Pennsylvania's budget crisis.

  • Nevada Superintendent taking new role in governor's office 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 6:40 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada state Superintendent Dale Erquiaga is leaving his post to take a newly created job as the governor's Chief Strategy Officer.

  • Memo shows NYC mayoral lawyers screening sensitive records story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 2:49 pm

    NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he's not micromanaging his image by having his lawyers review all public information requests that could "reflect directly on the mayor."

  • Shots fired at police guarding Istanbul palace; officer hurt story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 11:34 am

    ISTANBUL - Turkish police arrested two people Wednesday after a hand grenade was hurled and shots were fired at officers guarding Istanbul's Dolmabahce Palace, an Ottoman-era palace that is a major tourist attraction, the Istanbul governor's office said. One police officer was slightly injured, according to the country's state-run news agency.

  • Clarification: Ohio US Senate candidates story 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 4:08 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a story Aug. 16, The Associated Press summarized a critic of Ted Strickland as saying the former Ohio governor made his money in lobbying. The story should have made clear that Strickland oversaw the lobbying arm of the Center for American Progress but that he was not himself a lobbyist.

  • Iowa prisons chief tabbed to run Illinois department 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 7:28 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner named his second prisons director in six months Friday, tabbing a retired Iowa corrections director to take control of the troubled, sprawling Illinois system for a conservative governor who wants to see criminal justice reform.

  • Lawmakers to buttress authority over executive agencies 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 5:37 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Montana's highest-ranking lawmakers decided on Friday they need to reinforce their authority over state agencies, beginning with teaching legislators how to supervise them.

  • Poet hopes reading at US embassy in Havana spurs connection 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 4:20 pm

    HAVANA - Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco said he hopes the poem he read Friday at the reopened U.S. embassy in Havana will serve as a catalyst to an emotional reconciliation.

  • Hottest ticket in Washington? It's for the Pope at Capitol story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 12:19 pm

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Peter Welch's sister, Maureen, had better intelligence than the five-term Vermont congressman about Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the United States and his historic address to Congress.

  • Brown appoints new director for key state agency 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 6:22 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - Gov. Kate Brown has appointed a longtime state official to be the Oregon's chief operating officer and head of the Department of Administrative Services.

  • Jackson City Council President skeptical of furlough plan 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 4:07 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The Jackson City Council is at odds with the mayor's office over a plan that would force most city employees to take an unpaid day off each month, closing city offices.

  • Top Illinois governor staff salaries paid by other agencies 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 1:50 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An analysis by The Associated Press found that half of the $7.8 million in salaries paid to state employees who do a significant amount of work for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is paid by other state agencies. The practice, which opponents call "off-shoring," has been used by Illinois governors for years. But Rauner's use of it has been criticized by Democrats during a standoff over how to fix the state's budget crisis.