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Study: Men less likely to be eco-friendly when they feel unmanly

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World

The Latest: US Treasury chief not worried by Davos critics

Trump Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos (all times local): 10:45 a.m. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has brushed off concerns about a tough reception from globalist critics at the elite World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He said Wednesday that “we...


Government

Top Democrat rescinds offer of $25 billion for Trump's wall

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has pulled back an offer of $25 billion for President Donald Trump’s long-promised southern border wall, as lawmakers scrambled to figure out how to push a deal to protect 700,000 or more so-called Dreamer immigrants from deportation. Schumer had...


Government

Sessions questioned in Russia probe, Trump may be up soon

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned for hours in the special counsel’s Russia investigation, the Justice Department said, as prosecutors moved closer to a possible interview with President Donald Trump about whether he took steps to obstruct an FBI probe into contacts...


Government

Missouri Senate committee considers tax credit bill

JEFFERSON CITY — A proposal that would provide a tax credit for low- to moderate-income families provides a “fiscally responsible and meaningful way” to offer tax relief to working Missourians, state Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, said Tuesday. “Missouri has been exploring the creation of a state...


Government

No increase to K-12 transportation funding in Greitens' budget, House panel says

JEFFERSON CITY — Elementary and secondary education would receive a substantial financial boost under Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed 2019 budget, but some areas would be left unaddressed. While almost all of the funding requests made by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education were...


Government

Proposal would criminalize 'revenge porn'

JEFFERSON CITY — Legislation that would criminalize “revenge porn” received support during a hearing Tuesday at the state Capitol. The bill focuses on “nonconsensual circulation of private sexual images,” and states that a felony is committed when an image that would be reasonably understood as...


Government

Proposed higher education budget cuts come under fire

JEFFERSON CITY — Several senators were critical of Gov. Eric Greitens’ proposed higher education cuts when they gathered for their first meeting about the governor’s proposed 2019 budget Tuesday. In addition to the overall budget cuts, concern about the impact on the state’s historically black...


Business

Work requirements may prompt more states to expand Medicaid

Medicaid Works Requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ironic twist, the Trump administration’s embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump’s move has been widely criticized as threatening the...


Government

Beating back IS in Syria raises new challenges for US

Turkey Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the last years, the United States could neatly sum its objective in Syria in a single, uncontroversial bullet point: fighting the Islamic State group. Now that the extremists have been squeezed from all but the last bits of their former territory, the Trump administration is...


Business

Europe takes center stage in Davos ahead of Trump arrival

Switzerland Davos Forum

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — It’s day two at the World Economic Forum and there’ll be no escaping Europe. The leaders of France and Germany, President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, are set to headline the roll-call of leaders Wednesday, two days before President Donald Trump is...


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