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GOP lawmakers: Push to legalize casinos would fail in Senate

- Associated Press

Looking to pull the plug on one of Democrat Andy Beshear's campaign themes, two top Republican lawmakers said Thursday that any effort to legalize casino gambling in Kentucky would be "dead on arrival" in the Senate.

Connecticut state managers signing up for union-like group

- Associated Press

Frustrated about being "an easy target" in Connecticut's budget battles, close to 200 state employee managers have so far agreed to join forces with a major state employee union in hopes of gaining more clout at the state Capitol.

Brian Haight, crane program manager for Washington state's Department of Labor and Industries, uses a model of a crane during a news conference Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Tukwila, Wash., to explain the collapse of a crane earlier in the year in Seattle that killed four. Washington State's L&I released the results of its investigation on the collapse Thursday. It found, as experts have long suspected, that the crane toppled because workers who were disassembling it had prematurely removed pins securing the sections of the crane's mast. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

'Totally avoidable': 3 firms fined in Seattle crane collapse

- Associated Press

Washington state on Thursday fined three companies for their roles in a crane collapse that killed four people in Seattle last April, with officials calling it "totally avoidable," and Seattle Police confirmed that they have opened a criminal investigation.

Arkansas track plans to end greyhound racing by end of 2022

- Associated Press

An east Arkansas track agreed Thursday to phase out greyhound racing over the next three years, citing a decline in dog racing nationally and fears that the state's voters would approve ending the practice.

Dorothy Thomson stands while giving a thumbs down as Gov. Mike Dunleavy gives his State of Alaska Address during the 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Fairbanks, Alaska. Republican Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy outlined plans aimed at improving public safety in rural Alaska during a speech Thursday to a major gathering of Alaska Natives that was interrupted by protests.(Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)

Dunleavy discusses rural public safety, budget in speech

- Associated Press

Republican Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy outlined plans aimed at improving public safety in rural Alaska during a speech Thursday to a major gathering of Alaska Natives that was interrupted by protests.

A construction worker's gloved hand is seen through a portion of the 30-foot tall bollard fence as work continues on the U.S./Mexico border fence two miles east of the Lukeville, Arizona port of entry on Oct. 8, 2019. An effort to overturn the president's direction of emergency funding for border-wall construction fell short of passage on Oct. 17 in the Senate. Photo taken from Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP) **FILE**

Trump's use of military money for wall survives Senate test

- Associated Press

The Senate voted Thursday to sustain President Donald Trump's veto of Democratic-sponsored legislation reversing his raid of military base project money to pay for the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Bill aimed at enforcing age limits at vape shops advances

Associated Press

Vape shops and other tobacco stores that sell to underage customers could swiftly lose their permits if they sell to underage customers under a draft bill that's getting an early nod of approval from Utah lawmakers.

Border Patrol's growing presence at hospitals creates fear

- Associated Press

An armed Border Patrol agent roamed the hallways of an emergency room in Miami on a recent day as nurses wheeled stretchers and medical carts through the hospital and families waited for physicians to treat their loved ones.

Prison officials ask to toss lawsuit on execution access

- Associated Press

The Virginia Department of Corrections has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that claims prison officials are unconstitutionally limiting public access to executions in Virginia.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks during a news conference during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

IMF head says more needed to boost growth than US-China deal

- Associated Press

The International Monetary Fund's new leader said Thursday that a trade truce between the United States and China could trim expected losses to the world economy but won't be enough to produce strong global growth.

AMLO lauds departure of oil union chief, who defends record

- Associated Press

Mexico's president on Thursday celebrated the resignation of the head of the country's oil workers union, who ruled the organization for nearly three decades with an iron fist before quitting following repeated scandals over alleged corruption.

FILE - In this July 30, 2013, file photo, large banners hang in an atrium at the headquarters of Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, N.J.  Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women's sagging pelvic organs. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices

- Associated Press

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women's sagging pelvic organs.