• GOP governors get into the ‘news’ business

    ATLANTA (AP) — Republican governors are getting into the “news” business.

  • States ask insurers to prioritize non-opioid pain treatment

    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys general representing the majority of states asked health insurers Monday to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers, which are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths a year in the U.S.

  • Iraq’s top court suspends Kurdish region’s independence vote

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region’s referendum on independence that’s due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote.

  • AP Interview: Mahathir says opposition can win Malaysia vote

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says the opposition alliance campaigning to topple the country’s corruption-tainted leader can win the next general elections and pull Malaysia back from a slide into kleptocracy.

  • Transcript of AP interview with Iraqi PM

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A transcript of an interview Saturday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi by The Associated Press.

  • Menendez fights charges in court, courts public outside

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez is keeping busy, and it has nothing to do with his federal corruption trial.

  • Michigan doctor believes US ready for first Muslim governor

    DETROIT (AP) — Perhaps no state has embraced the political outsider as much as Michigan, where a venture capitalist won the last two governor’s elections and a real estate baron carried the presidential vote. Now Abdul El-Sayed is putting that affinity for newcomers to the test.

  • Endorsements, donations draw eyes in Albuquerque mayor race

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s long-beleaguered police department and questionable campaign donations are casting shadows in the city’s open mayoral election.

  • Former top UN official: FIFA leaders ‘violate’ conduct rules

    LONDON (AP) — A former top United Nations official cited FIFA leaders who “violate … standards of good conduct” when she resigned from a role monitoring integrity at soccer’s world body.

  • Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence despite region’s fears

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq’s Kurds vote this month on whether or not they support independence for their enclave in the country’s north, a step toward their long-held dream of statehood. The outcome, almost certain to be “yes,” will further rattle a region still engulfed in the fight against the Islamic State group.