Seven candidates vie for three seats on the Columbia School Board, one council race is contested and pot tax is up for a vote
The consent order against Republican John Diehl was released Tuesday by the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Missouri's governor would play a major role in how crime in St. Louis is handled if a bill pending in the state legislature passes.
The proposed amendment would need voter approval to enshrine Missouri's current voting system in the state constitution.
The judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday blocking an emergency rule on transgender health care until May 15.
McCarthy’s comments echoed the latest assessment from Biden, who said Friday evening that bargainers were “very close.”
DeSantis is seen as Trump’s strongest Republican rival.
Trump has portrayed the case and the other investigations he faces as a coordinated effort to sully his reelection chances.
President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy are to meet face to face on Monday.
President Joe Biden planned on Sunday to speak directly with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, hoping to salvage talks to raise the debt limit that have stalled in recent days while he was abroad at the Group of Seven summit. GOP lawmakers have held tight to demands for sharp spending cuts, rejecting alternative ways to reduce deficits. Biden and world leaders at the G7 closely tracked the negotiations, looking for signs the U.S. could avoiding a potentially catastrophic federal default. The two sides are up against a deadline as soon as June 1 to raise its borrowing limit, now at $31 trillion, so the government can keep paying its bills.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says that he believes that Russia has taken control of the eastern city of Bakhmut. Zelenskyy's comments in Japan on Sunday came after a bloody eight-month battle by Moscow’s Wagner private army with the support of Russian troops that has left Bakhmut in ruins. Zelenskky said he thought Ukraine had lost the city. But he added “You have to understand that there is nothing.” He said that Russians “destroyed everything" and that "Bakhmut is only in our hearts. Zelenskyy was speaking alongside President Joe Biden at the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima.
Bolstering international support is a key priority for Ukraine as it prepares for what is seen as a major push intended to take back territory seized by Russia.
A top debt ceiling negotiator for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says it’s time to “press pause” on talks as negotiations with the White House have come to an abrupt standstill at the Capitol. Republican Rep. Garret Graves of Louisiana says gaps remain in the negotiations with the White House. Graves says it's “just not productive” to continue at this point. It's not clear when the talks will resume, he said. Biden’s administration is racing to strike a deal with Republicans as the nation careens toward a potentially catastrophic debt default if negotiators fail to increase the borrowing limit to keep paying the nation’s bills.
Top negotiators from the White House have met over the debt limit with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s emissaries at the Capitol. They were grinding through more head-to-head talks on Thursday, trying to strike a budget deal. President Joe Biden and McCarthy both tapped their top representatives to press for results ahead of a deadline as soon as June 1. That's when the U.S. could run out of funds to pay its obligations, sparking an economic crisis. Upbeat, McCarthy said it was important to have an “agreement in principle” this weekend to get to a House vote next week. Biden is being updated while he is at the Group of Seven summit in Japan.
The network has received criticism for giving the former president a live platform to spread misinformation.
The embassies of Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden and other governments have for months displayed Ukrainian flags or set up placards with the phrase “#WeStandWithUkraine” visible from the street.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is set to be high on the agenda at a summit convenes in the shadow of the world’s first atomic bomb attack.
Florida is banning gender-affirming care for minors, effective immediately. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a series of anti-LGBTQ+ bills on Wednesday. Others address drag shows and how schools handle the use of personal pronouns and bathrooms. Planned Parenthood immediately started canceling appointments for gender-affirming health care. DeSantis has promoted anti-LGBTQ+ legislation as he prepares to seek the GOP presidential nomination. His bill-signing ceremony at an evangelical Christian school had a campaign-like feel, with DeSantis throwing Sharpies to a cheering crowd. State Sen. Shevrin Jones, who is gay, said the governor chose a setting where he was likely to get praise for bigotry.
The measure is more sweeping than bans put in place in nearly half the states.
Freshman congressman has been accused by federal prosecutors of embezzling money from his campaign, falsely receiving unemployment funds and lying to Congress about his finances.
The conflagration, now in its third day, comes at a time of soaring tensions and spiking violence over the past year in the occupied West Bank.
A Ukrainian counteroffensive against Russia’s invasion has been expected as winter turned to spring, and Zelenskyy said in an interview that “we can go forward and be successful.”
One of the EU’s main goals is to guard against any AI threats to health and safety and protect fundamental rights and values.
Consumer prices in the United States rose again in April, and measures of underlying inflation stayed high, a sign that further declines in inflation are likely to be slow and bumpy. Prices increased 0.4% from March to April, up from a 0.1% rise from February to March. Compared with a year earlier, prices climbed 4.9%, down slightly from March’s year-over-year increase. The April data provided some evidence of cooling inflation, a sign that sent stock prices higher in morning trading. Grocery prices fell for a second straight month. And the cost of many services, including airline fares and hotel rooms, plunged.
U.S. defense officials say about 550 active duty troops have begun arriving at border ahead of expected increases of migrants.