Study: Some public pensions funds could run dry in downturn

A new study has more bad news about public pension funds, finding some are at risk of running dry in a slowing economy.

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Do Subaru Foresters, BMW 3-series sedans and Toyota Priuses pose a threat to U.S. national security?

Groups urge vetoes over environmental trust fund 'raid'

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Environmental and conservation groups urge Gov. Mark Dayton to use his line-item veto power to cancel $98 million in projects funded by what they consider an improper raid on a trust fund that depends on state lottery proceeds.
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Michigan House approves Nassar-inspired legislation

More than two dozen proposed laws sparked by the sexual abuse scandal involving Larry Nassar sailed through the Michigan House on Thursday, including bills that would grant childhood sex assault victims more time to sue and require athletic trainers to report suspected abuse.
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Cancellation of Korea summit sends stocks on bumpy ride

U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Thursday as energy companies skidded along with oil prices. The market dropped after President Donald Trump said he canceled a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but recovered most of those losses.
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BCA: Deputy shoots, wounds man during Crystal standoff

Authorities say a Hennepin County deputy shot and wounded a man after a standoff at a suburban Minneapolis home.
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Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it "the next step in America's unprecedented economic comeback."
Where the Minnesota governor candidates stood on total fundraising as of their 1Q 2018 filings.
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Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has quickly eclipsed the rest of the Republican field in the race for governor. The crowded fundraising field is led by Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz.
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FBI briefed on allegations against Missouri governor

Allegations of sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have been shared with federal authorities by a private attorney and a key lawmaker, according to testimony Thursday during a legislative hearing.
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Analysis: Has Trump blown chances for talks with NKorea?

After inflating a bubble of expectation for a historic summit with North Korea, President Donald Trump popped it.
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Dear Mr. Chairman: An extraordinary letter from Trump to Kim

As presidential letters go, this one was nothing short of extraordinary. As letters between human beings in general go, it was quite ... what? Wistful? Heavyhearted? Melancholy, even?
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Trial underway for refugee who challenged NSA surveillance

The trial of a refugee from Uzbekistan charged with conspiring to support a terrorist group and making plans to join the organization is underway in Denver.
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The Latest: Extra security planned when students return

The Latest on meetings being held by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott following the mass shooting at a high school near Houston (all times local):
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President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act," in the Roosevelt Ro

Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility'

In a dramatic turn, President Trump called off next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, stressing that the U.S. military was ready to respond to any "foolish or reckless acts" by the North.
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The Latest: White House accuses NK of lack of judgment

The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local):
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The Latest: WH lawyer, Kelly speak before Russia meetings

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local):
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The Latest: Auto workers head cautious about tariff proposal

The Latest on the Trump administration's interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local):
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APNewsBreak: Ethics complaint filed over Gianforte assault

The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year.
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The Latest: California court grants some social media access

The Latest on California high court's decision on social media access for criminal defendants (all times local):
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Facebook is expanding its disclosure requirements on political advertising to go beyond candidates and include issue-related messaging.

Facebook to label election-related 'issue ads' in US

Facebook is expanding its advertising disclosure requirements to cover all U.S. ads on polarized issues such as gun control and abortion rights, even if they don't endorse a particular candidate.
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses in the press room with her awards for outstanding lead actress in a comedy

Correction: Mark Twain Prize-Louis-Dreyfus story

In a story May 23 about Julia Louis-Dreyfus being chosen to receive the Mark Twain Prize, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date when she will be honored. Louis-Dreyfus will receive the award on Oct. 21, not Oct. 31.
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Analysis says Trump budget won't curb deficits as promised

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Thursday that President Donald Trump's budget plan won't curb the spiraling deficit as it claims.
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Stormy Daniels' lawyer renews efforts to depose Trump

Stormy Daniels' lawyer has renewed efforts to depose President Donald Trump in the porn actress' legal fight to invalidate a confidentiality agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election, according to court documents filed Thursday.
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Elections panel agrees to make overseas ballot changes

Wisconsin elections officials agreed Thursday to lift overseas ballot restrictions to avoid a legal battle with the U.S. Department of Justice.