In drug crisis hotbed, hoping for action on Trump's words


CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to Ohio on Monday to make Cincinnati-area stops focusing on the new tax overhaul — though some in a state with one of the nation's highest overdose rates would rather hear more about his plans for the drug crisis.


  • Written by By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press

Calls for change grow amid capitol sexual misconduct claims


An Arizona lawmaker who repeatedly harassed women has become the first since the swell of the #MeToo movement to get kicked out of office by colleagues but likely will not be the last to face repercussions amid intensifying scrutiny of sexual misconduct in state legislatures.

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  • Written by By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and DAVID A. LIEB , Associated Press

State legislatures see flurry of activity on abortion bills

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Republicans who control a majority of the nation's statehouses are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government's legal ability to restrict a woman's right to terminate pregnancy.

  • Written by By RYAN J. FOLEY , Associated Press

Officers not charged in death of woman in 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury has declined to charge two Ohio police officers in the death of a mentally ill woman who collapsed while handcuffed and struggling with police in 2014, authorities said Friday.